Yesterday I stopped by McNab Foreign Car in Pompano Beach, FL - and picked up a used 1600 Type1 Dual Port engine that I'll be rebuilding myself for my '63 Ragtop Bug. McNab Foreign Car is a cool little Volkswagen parts and service shop that has been repairing and restoring VWs for over 35 years, right here in South Florida. The shop is run by Bruce Wolczanski and his business partner Don Ammann. I met Bruce a while back when I used to have my '72 Beetle. He is an awesome guy that knows what he's doing, some of his cars have even been featured in "Hot VWs Magazine". Bruce goes out of his way to help out whether you need your Air-cooled Volkswagen repaired, need to buy any parts, or just need some advice on your VW project.
This weekend we started Ebert's '67 VW bug body-off restoration. We started by separating the body from the chassis. Of course we first had to watch video number 6 of the Bug Me instructional videos to make sure we knew what we were doing =)... Next, we will probably remove all the chrome, electrical wires, parts, and junk attached to the body to clean it up and send it to the body shop. He has already removed all the seats, panels, carpet, and headliner. The floor pans are very rusted so we will also be cleaning up the chassis and getting it ready to replace both full floor pans.