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Old 13th September 2010, 20:21   #361
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Will check for 20W50 grade engine oil tomorrow. Thanks Byas.

Well, the door handles are with me, look at the attached pics

Also, Byas, I have the ORVM's, but the mounts are not available, and i dont know where to source them.
Good to see you have the original handles. The ORVMs mount on the door hinge pins and need the pins that are designed for it. These are avail. Let me check.

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Pawan,

Castrol is a very good brand, but how we are going to ensure that we get genuine and not fake. A question worth asking. I always try to buy oil at petrol pumps and use Shell. The logic is simple, they have bigger things to play with rather than small and slow moving goods like "Oil".

Secondly try to Look for API SJ or SL or SM service class oils. API SG and SH are kind of obselete.

Similarly for Diesel Engines API CI4, which is latest. CF4 and CH4 are normally available.

Newer classification have better oxidation protection, protection from high temperature engine deposits, foaming, acid formation, sludge control and rust and corrosion protection.
Shell should be ok as well.

BTW, one of the differences between oils formulated for petrol and for diesel engines is that the Diesel oils have more detergents. So, vintage enthusiasts will sometimes run a diesel grade oil to help clean out the engine. I've done that on my VW and on the spider -- ran with Diesel for about 1000-1500km and then switched back.

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Old 13th September 2010, 21:16   #363
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Good to see you have the original handles. The ORVMs mount on the door hinge pins and need the pins that are designed for it. These are avail. Let me check.

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply Byas.

You know, when i started my Beetle project 10 yrs ago, i had not seen ONE Beetle in front of my eye, and those days, internet knowledge was too low, since i never had an internet connection.

So i could only restore the car with whatever available information i could gather. But on the present day i can vouch by saying. "i can buy any spare available for the car" but getting the car to that level of detailing will only be possible with "BUG owners like you"

I have all the energy and enthusiasm to take my car restoration to a different level from now. I am at half mark, will take time, but will certainly do it.

Will be grateful, if you can get me those Mirror mount. I have the pin and the thread on the hinge, but the part on the mirrors are not there.

And also, if you can get me a used Blaupunkt Radio for the Bug (I dont mind if its not working also)

Thanks in advance.

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Old 14th September 2010, 14:15   #364
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply Byas.

You know, when i started my Beetle project 10 yrs ago, i had not seen ONE Beetle in front of my eye, and those days, internet knowledge was too low, since i never had an internet connection.

So i could only restore the car with whatever available information i could gather. But on the present day i can vouch by saying. "i can buy any spare available for the car" but getting the car to that level of detailing will only be possible with "BUG owners like you"

I have all the energy and enthusiasm to take my car restoration to a different level from now. I am at half mark, will take time, but will certainly do it.

Will be grateful, if you can get me those Mirror mount. I have the pin and the thread on the hinge, but the part on the mirrors are not there.

And also, if you can get me a used Blaupunkt Radio for the Bug (I dont mind if its not working also)

Thanks in advance.
You can contact 67bug ,he has a working OE Blaupunkt radio which he may part with
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TheSamba.com :: VW Classifieds - Door Hinge Pin / Mirror Mount

Isn't this what you need?
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Old 15th September 2010, 13:03   #366
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No Byas,

That is there on my car, but the one that srews itself onto that hinge from the mirror is not available, see the last bit of the mirror stem in the pic, you might be able to understand.
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Can you post a pic of that part?
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Can you post a pic of that part?
Thank you.

Here are they,
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Is the part at the bottom of the mirror in this pic what you need?

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classi...ix/2941062.jpg
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Is the part at the bottom of the mirror in this pic what you need?

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classi...ix/2941062.jpg

Yes Byas

For LH as well as RH.
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You can contact 67bug ,he has a working OE Blaupunkt radio which he may part with
I got in touch with him, Thank you.

But, he has it without the faceplate. And its useless without that

Let me search for the faceplate and then get back to him, since the price is too high for as is condition.
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Pavan,
What you need is these 2 parts:

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/518469.jpg

But, these don't seem to be avail. You may need to buy an old broken part and get the bottom pieces from them. Here's one ad on Samba:

TheSamba.com :: VW Classifieds - Mirror Parts

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Pavan,
What you need is these 2 parts:

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/518469.jpg

But, these don't seem to be avail. You may need to buy an old broken part and get the bottom pieces from them. Here's one ad on Samba:

TheSamba.com :: VW Classifieds - Mirror Parts

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Pavan, these are available in Singapore from the same shop where I bought the mirrors from, but he is running out of stock at the moment and has promised to find one for me.

I am in Singapore and Thailand next month will look out for them, or if some one can give us a sample, we could get them fabricated here.

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Yupdates and updates.

9 years after restoration, i moment has come.

I had got a temporary upholstery on the Beetle, since i did not find a competitive upholstery guy to get me a original design.

Found him just 24 hrs back.

Today evening i call him home and start work on the roofing

This job @ Rs.3500/- is pricier by 35%, but i have got lot of good reviews from lot of Vintage and classic car owners.
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Guys,

Here's presenting

1) The original type roof lining
2) Original pear shaped mirrors (Thanks to my friend Pankaj (Beetleboy) )
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