After perusing Craiglist.com for weeks I found my donor vehicle. She is a 1974 VW Super Beetle. I purchased her from Bruce K. (owner of http://www.bugformance.com in San Jose, CA).
Bruce was kind enough to sell me the car (at a discount) without the engine which saved me time and money in the long run. The car was a daily driver and operational prior to the engine being removed.
Here is a short video of the bug at San Jose Auto Steam Cleaning. It was a beautiful day in Northern California…perfect day to clean up the underside of the bug.
Thank you for joining me on this journey!