Chris Vallone’s ’67 Beetle

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Once again, good pal Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs and 1967beetle.com are collaborating. Chris just picked up this ’67 Sunroof in beautiful grey primer. (Laughter) It should be an interesting build. What color do you think Chris should paint the car? Stay tuned as things progress.

I recently came across another ’67 project beetle, this time a sunroof.

I found this car on my internet travels, 3000 miles away in Sunny California.  It was at a killer price plus all the extras the seller was throwing in with the deal, two motors, extra door, parts, etc.  Plus the fact that the car was never hit and was pretty solid, the only real heavy metal work we have to do is replace the floor pans.

I personally like these projects, you can really see what you are up against.  The fact that this car is stripped, I was able to see how bad the car really was.

So this will be a body off resto, replace those pans and we are good to go.  Floor pans for the most part are readily available and easy to replace when you have the body off the chassis.

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chris Vallone

Stay tuned…

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10 Comments

Jody Sauvageau

about 6 months ago

That 'vert has a sunroof, lol. Good luck with the build Chris. You'll have fun with the sunroof mechanics, I know I did. The good news is Wolfsburg West reproduces the parts now, I had to search and hunt for mine.

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Chris Vallone

about 6 months ago

Yeah I see that, and I do need all of the gears, handle, escutcheons, etc too. Should be fun. Now... what color do we paint this bad boy?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 6 months ago

Zenith Blue!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 6 months ago

Also, you really should give it to me once finished.

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Marius Strom

about 6 months ago

Looks like L633 VW Blue in there.. While that's not my favorite color, I'd go back to it to keep it OG. Second place would be Zenith Blue, followed by Lotus White.

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Dave Knowling

about 6 months ago

It's great to see another Bug being saved. All the best on the restoration.

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Chris Vallone

about 6 months ago

Actually, the original color was Zenith blue, I can see behind the door panels and where the chrome bezel was on the speedo, it was zenith blue.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 6 months ago

Then Zenith Blue it is!

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Jody Sauvageau

about 6 months ago

Zenitblau!

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Jay Salser

about 6 months ago

Chris...Can you see any Crayon Inspection Markings in the trunk area? An up-coming article will show multiple Markings in the trunk area of a '67 Beetle. Deciphering the Markings has become an interesting journey. jay

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