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Old 18th November 2013, 21:44   #16
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Very nice restoration! Congratz! What is the engine configuration of the bug? And the mods.

Absolute lucky guys to have such a nice collection.
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Fantastic restoration work, looks a divine beauty.

The paint job is top class and the choice of color too.
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Excellent. Very well and tastefully restored back to its original glory. One question though- do those tyres hinder the ride quality, like don't they scrape the body? just curious.

Congratulations.
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Brilliant Job

I am sure craving for one now
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Old 19th November 2013, 09:51   #20
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Nice work, and wonderful detailing. Thanks for sharing. The paint job and body work are excellent. If you don't mind sharing, pls mention the cost for the paint work, including all putty, polishing, baking etc. Very curious to know.
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Hi Pavan,

Yet another feather in your cap for wonderful resotorations of the Bug!

I am now looking out for a bug and should I find one, you shall hear from me.(I am back in India and the hunt is on!)
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Another superb restoration by Pavan Sir. You indeed have mastery when it comes to Beetle restorations.

Perfect choice of colour and alloys. Looks stunning.

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Lovely timeless beauty , don't you think the front wheel will hit the fender on bad roads ?
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Superb, simply superb.

Love the colour the interior trims, the alloys. All of it just perfect. Somehow this is the kind of restoration that I love rather than the true to time and age one.

How many days was the vehicle under restoration from start to finish?

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Amazing restoration
Excellent choice of material and colour. Tastefully done. Simply loved it.

Any pics of Peugeot 504?
Awaiting new thread on the same
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Wow! very nicely done. The body color and wheels looks great. Interiors too look pretty neat.

The car looks absolutely gorgeous! Hats off to you for such a beautiful restoration. The photos are like an Indian version of Chip Foose's Overhaulin'! Would have been a great surprise to the owners.

Wish I could get our Benz 190 fintail like this one day.

So, the project took like just 10/11 months? Amazing how you gathered all the parts within that.

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Thanks to all for such wonderful compliments, yes indeed this is a finest example of a Beetle in the country, yet it has a long way to go from here. We as a team are determined to take this car a level up in the coming days.

The project took close to 8 months to completion,

BUDGET ....!!! Well, Sanjay needs to answer that

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Budget ,

This is a tricky question to answer. In all honesty, budget depends on the owners need/requirement of a final result in mind. That end requirement of look'72 VW Beetle Restored! For 2 Indian Motorsport Stalwarts-photo.jpg and feel then stipulates whether you can cut corners or not. This car was in the family since the late 80's, first tweaked by S Karivardhan , the 1641 engine with bits was purchased in the mid to late 90's , cleared by a friend in chennai at considerable expense of effort, and then the whole project came to a standstill because of wrong choice of a restorer/enthusiast and then team bhp came
to our rescue with the contact of an aircooled petrol head _ PAVAN KADAM. Like they say the rest is HISTORY.

This was how we drove the car (Arjun and Me) in the 80's. That exhaust is a Karivardhan Creation with two Bullet mufflers, (which we still have along with a stinger tip).

So when Arjun and I saw the work that Pavan did with aircooled VWs, it gave us the confidence to create the look we always wanted and to get the bits that the final result needed. With all the available sources today, it was just a matter of finalizing on a dependable source and letting Pavan get on with what he does best.

The end result is what you see - moving air and water

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112 292 5480 looks like he is quietly smiling
Just like the rest of the BUGSTOP gang

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partner in the rain

also cared for by PAVAN KADAM
what a solid ride !

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Pavan Sirji. Its always a treat to see these restoration work of the Beetles. How much such beauties cost? And are there any auto transmission Beetles?

Keep posting ...
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