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Old 7th July 2011, 15:24   #556
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And now, my mind is playing games with me

Since the Restoration is complete, i only have to do that door lock setting, i feel like taking the car to a different level.

Things that i have in my mind right now

1) Chrome guard below the hood handle
2) Chrome stand below the hood VW emblem
3) Chrome guard on the inside door pillars
4) Chrome guard on the lower inner door panel


And few more crazy stuff like that. Not really sure if i should do it, but yes, i am seriously thinking of taking this car to be a Concurs.
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Old 11th July 2011, 19:02   #557
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Had totally forgotten about the ash-tray of my car, earlier i had the one's from the 69.

Since i sourced the 67 one's somehow forgot to get it painted. Found some time today evening and got it painted finally
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Not done anything since long

What do i do...? what do i do..?

OK, decided. I will do a Twin carb set-up

My dear friend has got a Twin-carb unit for his Super Beetle, so will replicate that.

Lets me start from Tomorrow..
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An idle car in PAVAN KADAM's Workshop!!
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An idle car in PAVAN KADAM's Workshop!!
So are the after effects of ORIGINALISING a Daily runner.

Honestly saying, my car is not running as good as it looks.

Yes, its my fault, and yes, i am doing something for this.

1) Clutch is gone weak- Got NOS VW spare
2) Loading plate- Got NOS VW Spare
3) Releaser Bearing - Got OE/ Repro spare
4) New Clutch cable - Got Repro
5) Gearbox Nose cone bedding - Got ORIGINAL VW Part
6) Tappets out of sync - Will be adjusted
7) General servicing.

YES... All the above will be done before this weekend. I promise.

And to few guys,

PRESENTING THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF MY BELOVED BEETLE... A special thanks to a dear friend Anirudhh Kasliwal ( Kasli - T-BHP member for gifting this certificate to me , Really appreciate your kind gesture

I might change the color sometime later...
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So are the after effects of ORIGINALISING a Daily runner.

Honestly saying, my car is not running as good as it looks.

Yes, its my fault, and yes, i am doing something for this.

1) Clutch is gone weak- Got NOS VW spare
2) Loading plate- Got NOS VW Spare
3) Releaser Bearing - Got OE/ Repro spare
4) New Clutch cable - Got Repro
5) Gearbox Nose cone bedding - Got ORIGINAL VW Part
6) Tappets out of sync - Will be adjusted
7) General servicing.

YES... All the above will be done before this weekend. I promise.

And to few guys,

PRESENTING THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF MY BELOVED BEETLE... A special thanks to a dear friend Anirudhh Kasliwal ( Kasli - T-BHP member for gifting this certificate to me , Really appreciate your kind gesture

I might change the color sometime later...

Originality maintained classic cars of the 60's are/can be definitely used as daily runners(maybe not in the night if you are still on 6 volt electricals.
by the way were you on a long vacation.Your posts were conspicously absent for the last few weeks!!!

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Originality maintained classic cars of the 60's are/can be definitely used as daily runners(maybe not in the night if you are still on 6 volt electricals.
by the way were you on a long vacation.Your posts were conspicously absent for the last few weeks!!!
I am still using the car 60 kms every week to my office without fail, But certainly its lost that punch, and i am sad at that. But it will start prancing the way it was before within the next 60 hours..

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Long time on this thread since any updates.

Bug is doing fine, but i've almost stopped using it for reasons unknown, less than 100 kms in the last 4 months.

Just used to start it on a weekly basis, or maybe few times take it on a short drive in my locality, Thats it.

My fuel line seems to have been having issues, fuel pressure is so low that the car has been stalling most of the times.

Also, there seems to have been a layer of OLD/VINTAGE fuel residue in the tank which has off-late started flaking and clogging the fuel.

Fuel reservoir tank pipe too is leaking, resulting in weak brakes.

So its time right now to show a little bit of concern.

1) Clean up the fuel lines
2) Drain and flush the fuel tank
3) Replace new brake hose
4) Install a new long lasting metal fuel filter.
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Fuel lines clean and perfect

Fuel pump gone kaput

New fuel pump replaced

So, off i drive the car to get the much needed alignment and balancing.

Since i have been frequenting GT Tuners for the past few days, found his facility perfect to get the alignment done.
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Thats some horrible gunk which came out from the tank, no wonder the bug was crying out loud for some much needed attention. It must be a breeze to drive now with all that alignment work done too.
BTW i really like those mud flaps.
PS: Pavan ji are those whitewall inserts on the wheel. :(
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Came across this thread today. Might be one of the best restoration threads on TBhp! I know this comment is a bit late, but better late than never Awesome work and perseverance Pavan. Highly appreciate the work you have done on her.

Also, one thing I noticed, in some of the pics the rear wheels appear to be slightly inclined inwards from the bottom. Is it in the design or is it alignment problems?

I know you got the wheel alignment done, but the pics are not clear to show the latest alignment of rear wheels.
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Thats some horrible gunk which came out from the tank, no wonder the bug was crying out loud for some much needed attention. It must be a breeze to drive now with all that alignment work done too.
BTW i really like those mud flaps.
PS: Pavan ji are those whitewall inserts on the wheel. :(
That fuel tank irritated me untill today morning. and this time I fixed it in the perfect way and should remain trouble free for a long time to come.

Those mud-flaps are custom made as per the model year of the car, and yes, those are whitewall inserts which no longer are present on the tires, i got rid of them sometime back.

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Came across this thread today. Might be one of the best restoration threads on TBhp! I know this comment is a bit late, but better late than never Awesome work and perseverance Pavan. Highly appreciate the work you have done on her.

Also, one thing I noticed, in some of the pics the rear wheels appear to be slightly inclined inwards from the bottom. Is it in the design or is it alignment problems?

I know you got the wheel alignment done, but the pics are not clear to show the latest alignment of rear wheels.
Thanks buddy Compliments are never too late.

The reasons for the cambering on the rear wheel are due to Smaller profile tires, need to reduce the camber angle, but due to other restorations around, unable to find time.
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A decade and 2 years of ownership, the ownership of this iconic automobile still has'nt sunk in me

What all i have done with the car over the last few years, this Dirty fellow has been troublefree always, this takes the joy of ownership to a different level

Few more upgrades towards originality planned

1) Fat low profile tires will make way for some decent close to original radial tires.
2) Replacing wheel cylinders as the present one's have lost the bite.
3) Dynamo goes and the replacement Alternator will go in ( Found a good one surprisingly at our local junk yard recently )
4) Original 32 PICT carb to be installed ( Forget the FE )
5) Original German Windshield rubbers with Chrome trim to be installed ( Front done - rear waiting for the trim locks from thebulletboy/Panjak of Jalopy Shop )
6) Still searching for those Elusive Original Bumper brackets
7) New Exhaust upgrade on the anvil
8) New Short Shifter upgrade

Some recent pics of the Dirty fellow
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I brought this bug for around 45 k
Workshop bill was around 85 k
My spares costed me 1.85 lacs

Overall around 3 - 3.2 lacs.

Thats a small price you have to pay to persue your dream you've been chasing for years.

The Bug has been bugging me since i was 13 yrs of age.

I could only accomplish it after 12 yrs
Pavan, please find me one for around 45k
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Pavan, please find me one for around 45k

I have sent u a mail already. What say
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