Volkswagen Type1 "Oval -57"

The car had been sitting for some time at the backyard of the last known owner of this car. He owned the car over 30 years in due time. Then in may 2006 this guy who owned the car before me bought it but did not manage to do anything for it (the lack of time or inspiration maybe?). After a year or so he sold it to me which makes me 3rd owner of this 1957 oval.

The car was on the move last time at 1970´s (1975) and was left standing later on 1977. As you may guess 30 years standing under the open sky and woods doesn´t make that good for a car (The metal and moisture just doesn´t mix).

So at this point the car was just a little too rusty to get painted and polished (which was not ment to be done at the first place) so i decided to left the exterior "as is" and concentrated my recources on other things.

The plan was simple: Make it Low and make it with a CAPITAL "L".

The whole story of this project can be found at: http://oval.rustyvw.org/ (Sorry, Finnish)

Cruise
Here is few more pictures of the actual r(u/e)storation of this 1957 bug.

Preparing for PanoffPanoffSandblastedNew brakes and parts
Shiny inner fenderClean bodyPainted bodyEmpi 5-spokes
Laying panAirbeam installedFront viewAccessorized