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Old 25th April 2013, 00:23   #16
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Woah nice! The stitches on the seats look good. Alloys can always come later. But the car looks stunning in that colour!
Doubtful if i can get alloys on this Bug, as this is a Total Budget restoration, too little funds for every set of work carried out.

Restoring this Beetle has been the toughest till date. Need to do everything right but with a Wrong budget. Finally its almost done, waiting to deliver it before Weekend.
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Almost ready for delivery. 2 - 3 minor cosmetics yet to arrive.
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That is one smart car! Outstanding!

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Congrats man! I've been following this thread closely. Nice to see the bug road-ready

I wish you hit upon surplus funds very soon, and give it some shiny alloys and oversized tyres! Will look a dasher!
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That is one smart car! Outstanding!

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Congrats man! I've been following this thread closely. Nice to see the bug road-ready

I wish you hit upon surplus funds very soon, and give it some shiny alloys and oversized tyres! Will look a dasher!
Godness, this car has been the Most Challenging project ever....

A BIG knife called BUDGET hanging large over my neck every moment and during every process, it was like i was asked to make people work Double for the price paid.

Delivered the car today evening, Mechanically and Cosmetically the car is Super Fit and Fine, barring a light Hum in the Gear-box and non-sliding seats ( Again not attended as there is NO BUDGET for the same )

Hopeful to get the budget for the above once inspected by the car owner and complete the following. Now no issues as the car is running fine without failing during the drive.
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Good show, Pavan!

With tight strings on budget, you have done a great job on the restoration. Looks good and nostalgic!
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It looks really, really good. Very nice job!
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Nice work. Nice color choice. Waiting to see her back.
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Great Job! Herbie Rides again, and that too in original Papaya Yellow shade, were you able to find all parts in India itself ?
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Lovely and clean restoration Pavan. I really like the colour and the car looks so straight and not over-the-top. Congratulations

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Good show, Pavan!

With tight strings on budget, you have done a great job on the restoration. Looks good and nostalgic!
Hey Surya, Thanks a lot.

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It looks really, really good. Very nice job!
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Great Job! Herbie Rides again, and that too in original Papaya Yellow shade, were you able to find all parts in India itself ?
Most of the parts were purchsed by the car owners friend from Bangkok, but they are all Chinese made stuff and sadly did not last longer, The windshield rubbers started showing cracks from the second day they were installed, The window winder machines gave way on the third Wind.

The rest of the parts were provided by thebulletboy - Jalopy shop in Bangalore, he has a high reputation of supplying Quality spares.

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Lovely and clean restoration Pavan. I really like the colour and the car looks so straight and not over-the-top. Congratulations


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That was the main idea Prithvi, Keep it Simple, just like the Budget. In total, the whole restoration cost of the car was kept under 1.28 lacs Plus another 20k for some other minor upgrades recently, So Well under 1.60 lacs for the Full Restoration.

Although there are 2 things that have remained un-done.

1) Gearbox replacement ( has a light but negligible humming noise )
2) Clutch cable plumbing inside the spine ( corroded, replacement not done as adviced )

The expectations for Restoration was HIGH on this car, but the Budget was not.

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Old 25th October 2013, 12:54   #27
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Some pics of the bug sent by Dr.Ameen Azad. Love your work. Great!. I heard that Mr.Azad Rahim test drove the vehicle at your place and is really happy about the way things turned out.
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Well, the usual top work from Pavan
Indeed, Hats off to you for putting another Volkswagen on the road, this time on a shoestring budget!

I see a Morris Minor Low-Light behind the Bug in some pictures. What is the story on that?

P.S: How on earth do so many air-cooled VWs manage to reach you?
Also, nice to see an SS80 behind the Bug. I guess that is being restored as well. I that is indeed the case, how about a restoration
on that as well?

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This beetle is up for sale. Anyone interested can PM me.
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This beetle is up for sale. Anyone interested can PM me.
It has been up for sale since october see the ad here
http://kollam.olx.in/vintage-volkswa...-iid-561937546
Funny to see the statement ''powerful 1200cc engine'' and also note that it has now become 1969 model

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