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Old 20th October 2012, 23:59   #1
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Default 1973 VW Super Beetle Monster Build off - Delivered

Very seldom you get an opportunity to do something that u like

Very seldom the car owner allows a restorer in me, spread my wings of wishes on the choices for the car

Very seldom do i get to build off such an amazing project

Now, the car in question is a 1973 SUPER BEETLE, well it belongs to my dear friend, and its as good as its mine, Most of the kms clocked on his cars are courtesy me

Well, i got him this car few months ago and there was no doubt this restoration is going to be very Special one. We do not have any plans of Blowing up the car in any proportions, but thought of doing few simple mods. As the thoughts started flowing, lots of ideas came, and Insanely adopted

Thanks to Bullet_Boy - Pankaj of Jalopy Shop fame for organizing spares at such a short notice, and great thanks to my buddy for being so INSANE with this project.

About the car :

1) 1973 Super Beetle
2) Came in a Decent condition
3) Had its original 1600cc twin-port, single carb engine
4) A little botched up exteriors
5) A dirty shade of upholstery
6) Mechanically a little bad

Will try and retain a crisp and a short narration as the project is a QUICK one, so folks sit back and enjoy.
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Body work almost done, Surfacer is sprayed on, Checking for the last little bits of Undulations if any.

Surfacer used = Dupont 4705-S
Putty used = Dupont 335k Red tube
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Finally the D day arrived and off went the car over to GT Tuners.

My painters again started prepping up the body to load it into the booth and by noon we were ready to spray

Here is the outcome.

100% Paint materials used from Glasurit

Custom shade - Probably never seen on any cars in the country

More upgrades ordered

1) Custom Built Twin Carb engine - Arrived last Saturday
2) Custom Built Headers + Bugpack End can - Arrived last Saturday
3) VW Alloys - Arrived last Saturday
4) Leather interiors - 75% ready
5) Misc., Spares - Arrived last Saturday
6) Original fittings from Germany - Arrived 4 days ago.

etc., etc... More to come, please stay tuned.
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The car looks utterly beautiful dear friend! Lovely work as always! Really waiting for the updates!

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Great effort... the car looks beautiful. Please give us an idea about the total expense incurred during this exercise.
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This is such an amazing looking paint job and its getting done on a legend cant imagine any better combination. Two thumbs up to the whole restoration project and all the effort put into this one.
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Wonderful! I can imagine how its going to come out, Mr. Pavan Kadam I really envy you for the work that you do, I have read your threads in the past and it is simply superb with the amount of detailing and efforts which are put in, it really shows.
I wish and dream to be able to do what you do, all the very best and waiting for more.

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Simply WOW..!!

That car is really going to be a looker my friend.
At first I thought that was going to be a matt finish. Was a bit disappointed.

Personally I feel that The Beetle is a curvy and funky car, is should have a bright and peppy color.

And your choice of color is beautiful. It really suits the car very well.

Cant wait to see the car completed.
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Great effort. Loved the 'custom color' a lot.
And the paint finish is just awesome.
Eager to see the final outcome.

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Thank you guys, really appreciate your kind words

Well, this color was chosen after two days of extensive search on those innumerable shades from GLASURIT, We could not afford to go wrong with the kind of time we had at hand.

More upgrades are mostly on the engine and cosmetic side.

We have shipped down a BRAND NEW Twin Carb engine, with complete Chrome shrouds.

Also Alloys came in from the US and will sport some BIG FAT tires

Cosmetically Inside out, the car will be as original as a Super Beetle has to be, but with a few customised fittings.

Right now the car is let to sit idle so that the paint settles and dries, so another 5 days of No action.

We are lucky that 100% of the fittings and parts arrived at a short notice, A BIG thanks to Pankaj- Jalopy Shop ( Bullet_boy - T-BHPían) for arranging almost most of the spares that we need and most importantly the ENGINE
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Pawan,

I was at GT Tuners today, saw the car for the first time and was awesmitten, so nice of a finish. Very well executed, this one is even beteer than your other jobs that I have seen (at least too me). And forget me , the Sand Blaster guy that came to visit us was in full praise of your car.
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Pawan,

I was at GT Tuners today, saw the car for the first time and was awesmitten, so nice of a finish. Very well executed, this one is even beteer than your other jobs that I have seen (at least too me). And forget me , the Sand Blaster guy that came to visit us was in full praise of your car.

Thanks Manish,

The color is called CarbicBlau..!

It has those multishades, colors that can vary from the viewing angle.

Ahem.... The Alloys for this Car that arrived 2 days ago.
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Super glued to this thread ! Kudos to the fine hands working on this project. Impressed to read that the original spares coming in from Germany.
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Thanks Manish,

The color is called CarbicBlau..!

It has those multishades, colors that can vary from the viewing angle.

Ahem.... The Alloys for this Car that arrived 2 days ago.
Anna,

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

WOW this is one hell of a job. Totally fida. Looking forward to complete car now.
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Super glued to this thread ! Kudos to the fine hands working on this project. Impressed to read that the original spares coming in from Germany.
Must appreciate that the owner of this Beauty gave me a FREE HAND at ordering anything and everything for this car, He himself got quite a lot of parts for the car.

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Anna,

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

WOW this is one hell of a job. Totally fida. Looking forward to complete car now.
Me too looking forward for rolling out THE BEST SUPER BEETLE in the country
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