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Old 7th January 2012, 00:52   #1
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Default My 1967 VW Fastback restoration- Destiny's Child

I had seen this Fastback on T-BHP way back in October 2009, and life comes a full Circle in October 2011

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...-india-25.html (Classic Volkswagens in India)

To cut a long story short, Mr Shareef ( imperial.s.a ) agreed to part with the car and its happily with me right now, RUNNING.. But not yet Restored.

It was destined to come to me after all these years,

Restoration has started, but will be a slow one, please bear with me.
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Old 7th January 2012, 03:15   #2
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Awesome pick Pavan.. Another of your VW restorations I am hooked to your thread.

I love the side profile of the fastback. The car is in pretty decent body condition .

You say the car is in RUNNING. How good is the condition of the mechanicals ?
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Is that Mercedes for sale?
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Old 7th January 2012, 11:29   #4
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Awesome pick Pavan.. Another of your VW restorations I am hooked to your thread.

I love the side profile of the fastback. The car is in pretty decent body condition .

You say the car is in RUNNING. How good is the condition of the mechanicals ?
Thats a long story buddy, will explain through the thread.

But, when i got hold of it, it was not running, just recently we started the car and its Running, Healthy engine, but a little carb issues.

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Is that Mercedes for sale?
Sir, For the Mercedes you need to get in touch with imperial.s.a


Anyways do check this one.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...enz/W123.html/

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Thanks, I checked that w123 out. The Merc in the pic is a w116,

Lets get back to topic.

As for the VW, I think it used to belong to a doctor on Old Madras Road if I am correct
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Is this one also a 1600cc? Please post a picture of the engine bay!
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Another car to follow in our quest for "Armchair Restoration".
It is a pleasure to sit back on the chair and watch the progress of another rebuild on the computer screen, all the while wishing we are there with you. Thanks for sharing.

I sometimes wonder what they really think of you back at the Bank - Another Nut off a Bolt? . What passion!
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Awesome pick Pavan.. Another of your VW restorations I am hooked to your thread.

I love the side profile of the fastback. The car is in pretty decent body condition .

You say the car is in RUNNING. How good is the condition of the mechanicals ?
Anna..! this pic was taken some 3 years ago, sadly its deteriorated a bit before it reached my hands, but lucky me, the car was in full piece.

Yes its presently running, has a few teething issues, which i intend to attend in the coming days.

Will be using the car for a while and will restore it maybe second half of this year.


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Is this one also a 1600cc? Please post a picture of the engine bay!
Yes Santaji, This too is a 1600cc Twin port, Twin Carb.

But i have added an intake manifold to make it Single VW Solex carb.

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Another car to follow in our quest for "Armchair Restoration".
It is a pleasure to sit back on the chair and watch the progress of another rebuild on the computer screen, all the while wishing we are there with you. Thanks for sharing.

I sometimes wonder what they really think of you back at the Bank - Another Nut off a Bolt? . What passion!
Well, i cant say much about this, should i take it as a comment or a compliment

Trust me buddy, i am already at my wits end with other restorations around me.

Well at my office levels, i've been known as this typical Auto NUT since the last 11 years, everywhere i need to achieve targets, But this one gives me NO Returns apart from satisfaction.

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Well, i cant say much about this, should i take it as a comment or a compliment
Compliment of course: Operative word being Another Nut off a bolt - we being the other armchair nuts.

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Trust me buddy, i am already at my wits end with other restorations around me.
One more for the road - it is addictive.

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Well at my office levels, i've been known as this typical Auto NUT since the last 11 years, everywhere i need to achieve targets, But this one gives me NO Returns apart from satisfaction.
Honestly, how many people can follow their dreams? Most live some other persons vision of life. Steve Jobs remembered too for this piece of advice.
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Compliment of course: Operative word being Another Nut off a bolt - we being the other armchair nuts.


One more for the road - it is addictive.

Honestly, how many people can follow their dreams? Most live some other persons vision of life. Steve Jobs remembered too for this piece of advice.

Thanks you buddy

The car was at my mechs place, though it is running, but the carb has packed up and we are waiting for the new packing kit to arrive, and since it becomes cumbersome for him to have a stationery car at his house blocking other cars, i decided to get the car over to the workshop.
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Another milestone: You have just completed 5 years in TBHP today.
How many cars have you restored in this period? Can you oblige us with a list? I'll take a bet that you have not been counting either.
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Another milestone: You have just completed 5 years in TBHP today.
How many cars have you restored in this period? Can you oblige us with a list? I'll take a bet that you have not been counting either.
Hey Thank you very much, little did i know T-BHP tolerated me for 5 years

Sure, i shall oblige and reply with the same

1) My 1967 VW Beetle - 1500cc (PAVAN KADAM)
2) 1967 VW Variant - 1500cc (PAVAN KADAM)
3) 1966 VW Beetle -1300cc ( Friend Srisha)
4) 1966 VW Beetle -1300cc ( Friend Brigadier Satyamurthy-Now Gautam T-BHP)
5) 1967 Austin Cambridge (Acquaintance )
6) 1942 Willys MB ( Acquaintance )
7) 1954 Wolsley ( Super Boss )
8) 1967 Standard Herald ( Friend Ryan )
9) 1967 VW SplitBus (Friend Ryan)
10) 1972 VW Baywindow Bus ( PAVAN KADAM
11) 1990 Premier 118NE ( Friend - Jeevan Joy - T-BHP AirBusDriver)
12) 1967 VW Fastback 1500cc (Acquaintance )
13) 1961 VW Beetle 1200cc ( Friend Ryan)
14) 1951 Hillman Minx (Friend Avinash - T-BHP ace_hillman)

Thats it till date, hope to finish few more at hand very soon ..

2012 Projects

1) 1950 Fiat Topolino (Jeevan Joy - Friend)
2) 1967 VW Beetle Limo (Ryan -Friend)
3) 1954 Fiat Millecento (Prashanth -Friend)
4) 1966 VW FastbackTS (Anirudh - Friend)
5) 1967 VW Fastback ( yours truly)
6) 1950 Morris Convertible (Ryan -Friend)
7) 1967 Mini Cooper ( Ryan - Friend)
8) 1973 VW Variant ( Kiran - Friend)
9) 1966 VW Beetle (Kiran- Friend)
10) 1958 VW Beetle (Kiran - Friend)



etc., etc., will update as it happens

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Getting back to topic.

Most of the mechanical work has been done on the car over the past few months, But we had issues with the carb (erratic idling) the new packing kit has been ordered which will soon arrive.

1) Brand new master cylinder sourced from US and installed
2) Brand new metal brake pipes installed
3) Brand new brake rubber hoses installed
4) Brand new Wheel cylinders installed
5) Brand new brake pads for front discs installed
6) Brand new Dynamo replaced
7) New Ignition coil changed
8) New Spark plugs changed
9) New plug cables replaced
10) New wheel axle oil-seals replaced
11) New wheel disc caliper kits changed
12) Tappet adjustment done
13) New Fuel pump kit installed
14) New petrol pipe replaced
15) New engine oil replaced
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Though a bit late but anyways congrats on acquiring another piece of history. It seems there's a plan for VW museum in line. So whats left a Notchback.
Anyways am glad you are a proud owner of one more VW.
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