1976 VW Sunbug.

Last page update 05/17/10

NEW PHOTOS. The car is now finished. It has even been to its 7th car show.

5-1st place, 1-3rd place so far.

NOTE: All photos have been reduced in size for easier viewing.

These are photos of its complete frame off restoration. I did not rebuild engine or tranny, they didn't need it.

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This is what I started with,  it was in fairly good condition (for a 76), when I took it apart I did find some rust though. All rust was cut out and replaced by panels.

 1976 VW Beetle Sunbug, type 1


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New seats still at the upholster when photo was taken:

Under construction ( or should I say destruction). I started by separating the body from chassis:

Photo taken Feb 22, 2007

 Car finished Feb 22, 2010, (I find that to be funny.)

Body photos.

Chassis photos.

Interior photos.

Engine photos.





Upholstery was done by Grady's Upholstery, Charleston SC

The painting for this car is being done by Ascue's Auto Body and Paint Shop www.ascuesautobody.com (General manager Craig Ascue, sitting in the car below.)

I have repainted the car with L99B gold paint when done. This is the original factory color.

I am no longer looking for the Sunbug shifter knob. I gave up, car will be sold without it. 


I have the Sunbug emblem now (below). I have an original (mounted on wood) and aluminum cast of the original to put on car.


 Original poster for the Sunbug.

Thanks to my wife for putting up with me and my VW.

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