Curt's 1957 Oval Window VW Beetle
Here are a few pics of my 1957 hard top deluxe Oval window rust-o-ration.
I have the engine done with the help of my expert engine builder brother Craig White. The tranny was done by Dave Becker owner of Happy Motors in Port Angeles WA.
I am also a member of the vintage Volkswagen club of America www.vvwca.com
A great club with members ready to help.
For Vintage VW after market Oil filter info Click on the pic above
My car original color is "Polar Silver"
The guys at Baxter Auto Parts paint shop worked with DuPont to formulate the original color. The Pdf here is that formula
Here is a shift indicator that attaches to the glass of the speedometer. VVWCA club member has made a repro of it that clings to the glass. Click on the pics to see larger versions.
Need some help with that VW Rustoration?
Here are some resources for VW restoration:
My best source for help and some parts has been at a place in Port Angeles called
Happy Motors (360)457-7184
Its owned by Dave Becker and he has more than 30 years of VW experience. He rebuilt the heads for my 36hp
motor and my split case vw tranny which not just anyone can do.
He has his own wrecking yard and parts stash for all years of VW.
For other new parts I go online to
Mid America Motor Works
or call 1-800-500-1500
They usually have what I need.
For truely hard to find parts I have used other sources like these:
Wolfsburg West http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/
BFY Obsolete Parts http://www.bfyobsoleteparts.com/
Some VW performance motor parts houses can also be useful:
EMPI performance parts http://www.empius.com/
BugPack performance parts http://www.bugpack.com/
Eastwood Co. http://www.eastwoodcompany.com
There are way more sources than that but by asking around and using the web you can usually find what
you are after.
I also go to local VW car shows for fun, knowledge and parts like the Spring Meet at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup WA. Its usually in march or april.
There is also an October show, called Octobugfest oddly enough.
I get lots of good information at the car shows and its not just piles of rusty parts. There are lots of sellers with brand new parts there too.
RESTORATION HELP books from the VVWCA web site
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive 19 Ed:
A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Complete Idiot
Paperback: 476 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 10.88 x 8.14
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 19th edition (September 9, 2001)
VW Beetle & Transporter
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 11.00 x 1.00 x 8.50
Publisher: Haynes Publishing; (August 1994)
Volkswagen Beetle Step By Step Service Guide
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.52 x 11.56 x 8.30
Publisher: Porter Publishing; 1st edition (June 1, 1998)
VW Beetle Restoration Handbook
Paperback: 168 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.35 x 10.85 x 8.51
Publisher: HP Books; (June 12, 2000)
visit us online at www.vvwca.com
Here are some of my articles published in the Vintage Volkswagen Club newsletter: