Build Thread of Roach my 1959 Volkswagen Double Cab
Ok, so this is going to be a very long drug out thread. I am restoring a 1959 VW Double Cab, one of about 100 or so estimated to still exist. Roach was found in an orchard in California, pulled out, paid for, and shipped to Utah. I am now in the extremely slow process of restoring Roach which requires a lot of metal repairs that ended up being beyond my capabilities. Roach recently headed down to a VW specialist to fabricate the parts in needs. Roach will be there for at least the winter. So most likely there will not be many updates until then, but rest assured fellow audiojunkies, this is not a complete rebuild thread and I will spend most of this thread detailing the audio components. I'll update this again soon.
Here are some pictures of when Roach was up on the truck and delivered to my house.
As soon as Roach was in the garage, I started going to town. Rebuilt the engine and carbs, rebuilt the entire brake system and installed new wheel bearings.
Re: Build Thread of Roach my 1959 Volkswagen Double Cab
Honestly, I just love these.
I have always been impressed on how the VW engineers of old came up with such unique solutions to basic tasks like cab venting, windshield washers, pop out windows....etc.
They are just so different than anything made in the USA or Japan at that time.
Kudos for you to pull it out of a field and save it from patina hell.
I look forward to your posts with great interest.
Please don't hold back on the pics.
This is your thread.