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Old 18th May 2010, 20:08   #271
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Superb! I just fell in love with your bug, again! She just looks so beautiful.
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Ok I must admit that this is the 1st time ever in my life that I have been driven around in a vintage. I know no jack of the buggy , but was a hoot to be driven around for close to 50+kms on a sunday morning.

Drove thru many villages en-route and at every place it was either a eyes wide open look or a smile on the kids faces. I definitely enjoyed the drive and pavan thanks a ton man.

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Superb! I just fell in love with your bug, again! She just looks so beautiful.
My all time favourite

My 1967 1500cc VW Beetle - Restoration done-dsc_6616-large.jpg

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Superb! I just fell in love with your bug, again! She just looks so beautiful.

Me too, all over again


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Ok I must admit that this is the 1st time ever in my life that I have been driven around in a vintage. I know no jack of the buggy , but was a hoot to be driven around for close to 50+kms on a sunday morning.

Drove thru many villages en-route and at every place it was either a eyes wide open look or a smile on the kids faces. I definitely enjoyed the drive and pavan thanks a ton man.
Anytime for a drive man.

You drive it buddy, you'll get floored.

What modesty, I must thank you guys over and over again for this wonderful gesture.

Some more pics.... again from Riju
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if my info is correct NEOLITE PPI supplies bug lenses to these vendors
A few word about Neolite . Neolite PPI is now Neolite ZKW , they have tied up ZKW of Austria . Neolite is has been in this line since 1952.They are one of the major exporters to EU. They manufacture replacement light units for Citroen, Fiat, Opel , Peugeot, Volkswagen, Renault, Mercedes and Fiat .I had bought some of these lights from a stockist in Chennai . They have very limited sales in India(aftermarket sales) .Some their products have recieved EU homologation, quality is really good. When you bring them in from US or Europe it turns out expensive
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Wow, superb Riju, no wonder Pavan is so ecstatic.

@ Arun1100, we can do a meet and see some more good looking cars anytime
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Rjstyles (RIJU's) set of pics.

I am just blown to bits, never have i seen my car look so beautiful.

Sorry, if this looks like a show off, but i am eager to share these wonderful effort by Riju and Hari.

Phew! Beetles have been collectibles, so are these gorgeous pictures.
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You drive it buddy, you'll get floored.

Some more pics.... again from Riju
The first picture has bowled me, amazing shot. My new wallpaper
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@ Arun1100, we can do a meet and see some more good looking cars anytime
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The first picture has bowled me, amazing shot. My new wallpaper
Thank you all guys.

The first set of restoration has gone through very well indeed.

1) Original engine tins back
2) Original Dynamo working fine
3) Original Tail light assembly done
4) Original IRVM
5) Original switches done
6) BECKER Audio for the ICE
7) Original liscence plate light
8) Original dashboard grille added
9) Original Fuel guage added

Now comes for the next set of additions for the car, will be done a bit slowly.

1) Original reverse lights - Not yet found one
2) Original outer Door handles - Need to get them
3) Original decklid lock - Need to get them
4) Original window chrome trims - Available, will go in this weekend
5) Engine dust rubbers - Available, will be done soon.
6) Original Type upholstery - Need help from someone on this.
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Thank you all guys.

The first set of restoration has gone through very well indeed.

1) Original engine tins back
2) Original Dynamo working fine
3) Original Tail light assembly done
4) Original IRVM
5) Original switches done
6) BECKER Audio for the ICE
7) Original liscence plate light
8) Original dashboard grille added
9) Original Fuel guage added

Now comes for the next set of additions for the car, will be done a bit slowly.

1) Original reverse lights - Not yet found one
2) Original outer Door handles - Need to get them
3) Original decklid lock - Need to get them
4) Original window chrome trims - Available, will go in this weekend
5) Engine dust rubbers - Available, will be done soon.
6) Original Type upholstery - Need help from someone on this.

Great effort going on your car. PK, your car already rocks, once you finish the rest of the additions to your car, there would be no words left to describe.
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Great effort going on your car. PK, your car already rocks, once you finish the rest of the additions to your car, there would be no words left to describe.
Some pics of my working BECKER-Roadster audio.

Though this might not be the original unit, but all Bugs had BECKER radios as aftermarket fitments. So no worries, Plays tape and FM, and is made in 1966. so no worries.
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Some pics of my working BECKER-Roadster audio.

Though this might not be the original unit, but all Bugs had BECKER radios as aftermarket fitments. So no worries, Plays tape and FM, and is made in 1966. so no worries.
as far as my info goes, Becker radios were not endorsed by VW as fitments on VWs in the 60's.The OE units were BLAUPUNKT and GRUNDIG.
they even had part number and VW logos on them
The dealer option was also the same brands, but they didnot have the part number like the factory fitted ones.
Becker was OE on the other great GERMAN marque MERCEDES.
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Now comes for the next set of additions for the car, will be done a bit slowly.
Add to that a set of original headlights - will look great.
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please see the photos of the factory fitted radio
actually the black knobs in some units had VW logo on it
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Add to that a set of original headlights - will look great.
Yes. Thank you Karl for reminding me, those also might come in couple of days time.

Second round of restoration is costing more than the First

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as far as my info goes, Becker radios were not endorsed by VW as fitments on VWs in the 60's.The OE units were BLAUPUNKT and GRUNDIG.
they even had part number and VW logos on them
The dealer option was also the same brands, but they didnot have the part number like the factory fitted ones.
Becker was OE on the other great GERMAN marque MERCEDES.
please see the photos of the factory fitted radio
actually the black knobs in some units had VW logo on it

Thank you man, Any means that i could get hold of one of them. Kindly keep an eye out for them. I will jump and buy one.

Presently happy with this one, its hard to find one old unit like this and in working condition.
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Yes. Thank you Karl for reminding me, those also might come in couple of days time.

Second round of restoration is costing more than the First




Thank you man, Any means that i could get hold of one of them. Kindly keep an eye out for them. I will jump and buy one.

Presently happy with this one, its hard to find one old unit like this and in working condition.

One guy from North Kerala who has a microbus recently bought one from Pudupet .you can also look out there
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