Friday, August 5, 2011

The cost of restoring the 1956 VW Bug (working name: The Green Hornet)

I haven't really been too keen to keep track of how much I am spending on the '56 bug restoration. Partly because I don't really want to know and partly because EP thinks we have enough VW projects, and we don't need another.

Nonetheless, here goes:

  • $200 - Cost of transporting the bug home from Napa
  • $5 - car wash
  • $99 - Bentley Manual
  • $164 - registration
  • $250 - period-correct plates
  • $50 - Birth Certificate from VW 
  • $700 - Powder coating the engine tin and wheels
  • $450 - 4 new tires
  • $20 - Engine gasket set
  • $46 - Fuel pump rebuild kit
  • $28 - 5 lug nuts and a used bumper bracket
  • $60 - New 6 volt Bosch Ignition Coil
  • $136.95 - new battery
  • $70.46 - new seat belts
  • $20 - new (used) gas tank
  • $10 battery tray
  • $54 gas tank sealant
  • $4 - transaxle gaskets
  • $300 - order from WolfsburgWest that included items to restore transmission, all new brake pads and wheel cylinders
Running total: $2666

I guess I'll keep this updated as I go. I'll add it to the side of the blog. Feel free to check in on where Oak's college money is going!







2 comments:

Jeremy

Ha Ha! Maybe he will get a scholarship because he is so awesome. Then he can drive to school in style in the '56. :)

Big Blue's Driver

Fingers crossed!

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