I was into air-cooled VWs for decades, but haven't had one for a few years. Lately I've been thinking I'd like to have another. Then, a few days ago I stumbled on a Bradley GT II for sale locally. It's built on a '71 model pan. Overall the chassis is solid with minor rust in the floor pans as is typical. No problem, easy fix with my new wire welder and some replacement panels, been there, done that. The windshield is perfect! The rear hatch glass is fine. The top panels are broken and the door windows are missing, but I'm not worried about them. I can handle that. There are a few small parts that I need, like the bezels for the outside door lock buttons and the rear Bradley emblem that belongs on the engine cover. The glove box lid is gone, but I can make one. Some of the engine tin pieces are missing, but I will probably order all chrome stuff for the engine anyway.
I haven't had time to try and start it yet. It has been stored in a basement for several years but will need the tank and fuel system flushed and some lubrication in the sparkplug holes before crank up. I might go ahead and remove the engine and freshen up the gaskets and seals first. I'm sure the entire brake system except maybe the drums, will be replaced during the restoration. OOPS! Sorry about the giant size pic. My first try at posting a pic here and I can't figure out how to fix or delete it. Moderator please feel free to downsize or remove my pic. thanks.
Something I learned that might save a new GTII buyer/owner some trouble...don't buy your's and take a regular VW tow-bar like you've probably pulled bugs home with to go get it. I tried that. Didn't work. The length of the bar was OK and the ground clearance would have been good, but there are two pieces clamped around the beam that are part of the body conversion that are right where the tow-bar normally clamps around the lower beam. A "normal" VW tow-bar would need tb be narrowed at least 4" to work on a GTII. Luckily I knew someone nearby with a pickup and trailer that could come haul mine home for me.
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5
aquaticharpy: What's happen to skip20?
Aug 4, 2019 13:53:26 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have about 90 rear hatch glasses for gt2s
Sept 25, 2019 20:21:30 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have lots of Brad gt 2 parts....Just let me know what you need
Sept 25, 2019 20:23:52 GMT -5
awolprod: looking for a bradley gt windshield...
Oct 1, 2019 20:47:56 GMT -5
jbrancazzu: hi i have a bradley gt with the full lexan doors im trying to locate the piston things that open the door ,hold them up please help also has anyone installed linear actuators on them if so how thank you all
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:52 GMT -5
straycat: Anyone remember the nightstalker?
Jan 11, 2020 4:27:52 GMT -5
straycat: How do I post a pic?
Jan 11, 2020 4:34:47 GMT -5
sparkytree: Bradley type one body and parts looking for home ( no glass)
Feb 23, 2020 15:40:59 GMT -5
jscheel2042: who said they had a bunch of gt2 parts? plz PM me
Feb 23, 2020 22:21:26 GMT -5
jasons: i just bought a fiberfab avenger. May 7, 2020. i really need some help. i cant find info i need on windows, regulators, and other minor things. some one with an avenger please call me.
May 8, 2020 17:20:03 GMT -5
jasons: Call me at 850-420-1007. it runs, but needs parts,
May 8, 2020 17:21:05 GMT -5
tuckahoe1946: :)I have a 1983 Bradley GT2, with 15" Western Wheels, One was stolden and am searching for one, any help out their.
May 26, 2020 15:01:58 GMT -5
shawklein: I am a new first time owner of a 1980 GT2 and I'm slowly learning parts I am in need of. Does anyone have an extra of the triple striker used to latch the front assembly cover? Or what have people used if this is missing?
Jul 1, 2020 15:27:01 GMT -5