Thank you for a warm welcome ! much appreciated.
the best thing you could do to your ragtop is to sell it to me just kidding !!! good luck bro and let me know if there is anything I could do with my little knowledge and experience. if you are to keep this for a while, then I would urge you to consider a fram off restoration. I remember having a set of knobs etc for the same model (picked them up from Afghanistan) will be leaving for Pakistan early September... if I find those tin bits, will let you know.... I know on 59 ragtop parked in Kabul (all complete with I guess 1000 CC engine) asking Afghani 7,000 (Pak Rs. almost 10,000) you may want to strip off everything from the bug including original seats map pockets, glove compartment box etc.... they are all original and in very good condition (its Left Hand Drive)