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.
Here is a video my wife took3 days later.
1960 VW Double Cab - YouTube