I bought this Oval Window when I was only 21. I already had a '74 Super Beetle as my daily driver, and I had purchased a Thing when I was 17 from the couple down the street. So I was already up to three cars. Yikes.
Well, my Uncle Jerry Coffin has always had at least 15 air-cooled VW's ever since I've known 'em, so I was excited to get collecting. I still have the Thing Too! My Dad, John Snell the Ninth, says I collect cars like other people collect stamps.
So, lezz continue at the fall of 1998:
So I have the rear apron with new bumper mounts welded back on. Let's Clean up those wheel wells n get'em ready for paint!
I took This shot myself. (It's part of my Self Portrait Series.) Pressed the timer button and slid back, I did.
I had to weld up about 12 holes in the trunk (See the Passenger-side wheel well hump?). It had been fitted with a gas heater. That's a new front apron as well...
Come back soon for more photos of this restoration. I'll document everything in between the above photos and this:
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