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Picked up a new project a couple of months back. It's a 56 Rag imported from Misourri in the US. My daughter has named him Bolt!

Body has been dipped and E Primed and is super solid for a 60 year old car. Heater channels, 1/4 panels, doors, etc all super solid. RHD dash has been installed at some point and done to a high standard.

Needs little bits of welding here and there and 2 new floor pan halves.
 

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Thanks Phil. Yes it's the OG floorpan. Both pan halves shot though so need to replace them.

Other plans...nose down stance, Willwood front discs, Built engine and gearbox...basically build myself a nice quick bug that will be driven...not sure on colour yet...OG colour was Stratos Silver but my daughter doesn't like it!
 

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Thanks Phil. Yes it's the OG floorpan. Both pan haves shot though so need to replace them.

Other plans...nose down stance, Willwood front discs, Built engine and gearbox...basically build myself a nice quick bug that will be driven...not sure on colour yet...OG colour was Stratos Silver but my daughter doesn't like it!
Nice �� Stratos silver is one of the nicest oval colours in my opinion. Funny how daughters try to influence you, I have the same issues with mine ��
Decided on wheels yet?
 

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Oval ragtop has to be one of the most desireable VWs :cool:
I'd stick with the original colour especially when it's so nice :cool:
You keeping it stock?
 

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Yeah I agree it's a great colour but the boss is the boss!

As for wheels I would like to get a custom set of billets made up but don't think the budget will stretch so more than likely go for Flat 4 Fuchs; 4.5's on the front and 6's on the back. Want something that will tuck under nicely without narrowing the beam and Fuchs have a great offset.
 

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No not keeping it stock Jim. Kind of going for a resto mod look. Stock bodywork but updated drive train, etc so it goes and stops nicely
 

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Nice work! I’d always want to keep the original colour BUT if that’s not an option; Reed Green makes a nice change and is not a usual choice.

I had an oval that was reed green when new. It was always my intention to return it to that colour but I had to sell it sadly.
 

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No not keeping it stock Jim. Kind of going for a resto mod look. Stock bodywork but updated drive train, etc so it goes and stops nicely
Sounds the ticket! You'll want something you'll enjoy driving and looking at :cool:

I've only sons so not something I've had to contend with, generally was either told to make mine into Herbie or else paint black :lol:
 
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