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Old 29th December 2010, 10:47   #451
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Some more spares came in today.

Blumenvase, Bamboo tray, gear lever boot, .....

Things are getting better, and i am happy

I even got the hella reverse lights, will post pics after fixing them on to the car.

Hey pavan,

The Blumenvase is for your Bus if i'm not wrong? or is it for the beetle? If it is for the beetle where does that go?
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Hey pavan,

The Blumenvase is for your Bus if i'm not wrong? or is it for the beetle? If it is for the beetle where does that go?
The Blumenvase is for my Beetle

Some pics taken today. enjoy.......
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The 'ORIGINAL ''" parcel shelf/tray was of 2 type, the bamboo shelf supplied by Ra-Bambus and the metal type(later models) by KAMEI.
The NOS Ra-Bambus parcel shelf is a very expensive one(USD250 and above) and has a superb finish, not like the cheap repro ones which are available for less than USD40. see the original one here
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The 'ORIGINAL ''" parcel shelf/tray was of 2 type, the bamboo shelf supplied by Ra-Bambus and the metal type(later models) by KAMEI.
The NOS Ra-Bambus parcel shelf is a very expensive one(USD250 and above) and has a superb finish, not like the cheap repro ones which are available for less than USD40. see the original one here
Rightly said ajay.

But i have never seen anyone in the country use a Bamboo tray so far.

Its a laudable effort that we can find such "hard to get" items though its repro.

I am not worried about NOS, i want to accesorize my car to "PERIOD CORRECTNESS" and Bamboo tray is only a cosmetic part.
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My first addition towards my Part IV restoration. ORIGINAL GERMAN HELLA HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
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She looks COOL now with the OH REE GEE NAL headlights
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Rightly said ajay.

But i have never seen anyone in the country use a Bamboo tray so far.

Its a laudable effort that we can find such "hard to get" items though its repro.

I am not worried about NOS, i want to accesorize my car to "PERIOD CORRECTNESS" and Bamboo tray is only a cosmetic part.

It is really surprising that you have not seen a VW beetle with a bamboo parcel shelf in INDIA, when I know of at least 2 beetles in your own place with it, one being a 69 model owned by one TBhpian itself
In Mumbai also I know of 2-3 beetles with bamboo shelfs (ask 67bug for confirmation).In Kerala at least 2 beetles have them.

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She looks COOL now with the OH REE GEE NAL headlights
They are of course HELLA GERMAN headlight assemblies, but it belongs to the American specs beetle (clear lens cover and,The adjusting screws at 2:00 and 8:00 o'clock. A single rivet attaching the mounting tab. SB19 SB20 SB21code), I think this particular beetle was always referred to as an EURO version(RHD) .The red/amber tail lens never came in American beetles.

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.The red/amber tail lens never came in American beetles.
So what was the combo in American beetles? Full red?
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So what was the combo in American beetles? Full red?
Yes , you are on the dot!! full red tail lamps till 1968, then red with incorporated back up lights till 74, followed by elephant foot lights
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Pawan anna,

you are famous outside the from too .

VW Classic Beetle Restoration from Bangalore, India | The Classic VW Beetle
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Pawan anna,

you are famous outside the from too .

VW Classic Beetle Restoration from Bangalore, India | The Classic VW Beetle

Not sure, how this story got there.

Anyways, some more things added today.

Nothing much of importance, but a noteworthy one.
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Pavan you should lower the back to stock ride height. That fixes that ugly positive camber
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Pavan you should lower the back to stock ride height. That fixes that ugly positive camber
Correct buddy, even i am feeling the awkwardness off-late.

I recently tried cross ply tyres on my car, cambering seems to be a bit alright, but No way am i going to put cross ply's, My car was all over the place at the speed i drive it. With cross ply, i was Hell scared beyond 80 kmph, which is a cake walk at 130 kmph with my big fat radials.

About the camber adjustment..... in the next 15 days, i am going to set that right.
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My first addition towards my Part IV restoration. ORIGINAL GERMAN HELLA HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
wow that looks great but where are the headlamp cowls,and why were they removed for exchanging the assembly ,pls update our knowledge?
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Hi Pavan,
You'll love the belwo link. There a hundreds of more pics for feasting you eyes.

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