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Old 25th July 2009, 12:08   #256
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These bugs look very nice, perhaps slight detailing in the interior of the green bug is required.
I also plan to do up a car in pink for my daughter, perhaps a bit more lighter shade.

Cheers, and get the Hawk soaring soon.
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Old 25th July 2009, 12:25   #257
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Lovely restoration...The one in lilac colour looks awesome.Enjoy the rides.
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the restored two bugs make a lovely sight. I especially liked the green bug and its tail lights. Thanks for the pictures Sir.
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Old 25th July 2009, 13:07   #259
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Hi i am uploading a few pics of 2 cars recently restored by us.Please have a look and do comment.The first one is 1972 1300cc and the second one is a 1973 1600cc.These cars have been restored to as much as possible to original specs. Thank you
Congratulations Indrojit, on another set of well restored cars. The Beetles are looking nice (I may not drive out in the pink one in daylight, and hope that doesn't start any speculations as to why I might after dark though!!); am sure you've done up/tuned the engines well also (adhering to the all-important torque settings for Al boxer blocks, etc.) and they sound like good Beetles do - loud but pleasing in a peculiar way. I've seen many Beetles nowadays looking good, but not sounding or driving like they should/could.

One thing about the pink 1300, and it's just a simple observation that I hope you don't mind - are you sure it's a 1972, and not older?
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Old 25th July 2009, 16:19   #260
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These bugs look very nice, perhaps slight detailing in the interior of the green bug is required.
I also plan to do up a car in pink for my daughter, perhaps a bit more lighter shade.

Cheers, and get the Hawk soaring soon.
harit

Hi

Thank you for ht e feedback.Yes i know there is lot more to be done on the green beetle.


Am looking out for parts for the hawk before i start the job.


thankx
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Old 25th July 2009, 16:27   #261
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Lovely restoration...The one in lilac colour looks awesome.Enjoy the rides.

Thank you the rides are being definately enjoyed by the owners.

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the restored two bugs make a lovely sight. I especially liked the green bug and its tail lights. Thanks for the pictures Sir.
The green one and the pink one were both restored together.For the green one we had imported a lot of parts for that car whereas we didn't import anything for the other car as it was complete.

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Congratulations Indrojit, on another set of well restored cars. The Beetles are looking nice (I may not drive out in the pink one in daylight, and hope that doesn't start any speculations as to why I might after dark though!!); am sure you've done up/tuned the engines well also (adhering to the all-important torque settings for Al boxer blocks, etc.) and they sound like good Beetles do - loud but pleasing in a peculiar way. I've seen many Beetles nowadays looking good, but not sounding or driving like they should/could.

One thing about the pink 1300, and it's just a simple observation that I hope you don't mind - are you sure it's a 1972, and not older?

Thank you prabal.We have done a complete engine job on both the cars.Thay are very good to drive.The green one in particular has a much better pickup as it has a bigger engine.We have also designed new exhausts for both the cars.The green one has a loud exhaust compared to the other car.These cars perhaphs are the best in calcutta don't know about other places.If you are a regular at the tolly car show in calcutta or the statesman vintage car rallyt in calcutta you may find many of the cars restored by us entered their.Well accoruing to the blue book the pink one is a 72 model but even i think the car is a 60's model car.
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Nicely restored, can you share some pre restored pics with us? I am always in the market for a beetle but never been able to find something that I quite like.
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GOOD detailed restroration the pink goes very well on the bug the green is not close to the other bug welldone
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Suddenly Bus'es are beginning to be seen all around,especially baywindow's.

Spotted one in Hyderabad and couple of weeks later i see one in Bangy also.
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Hai kadam is this pictures taken in thambirajs workshop on hennur main road
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Hai kadam is this pictures taken in thambirajs workshop on hennur main road

Of course yes sir,

That place had one Baywindow which was offered to me 6 yrs ago, but then my VW Beetle had just come out of restoration, and i was not ready for one more.

But now,i am on search for another VW Bus, hope i find one at a good price soon
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There is VW jetta of the 80's in my workshop which is just rotting as the owner does not want the car.Just thought i would update it here in VW's in india thread.
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Well accoruing to the blue book the pink one is a 72 model but even i think the car is a 60's model car.
It can only be a 68-72 car. I believe the 3 fresh air vents on the dash indicate that it is a 71-72. So, blue-book is probably right.

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Suddenly Bus'es are beginning to be seen all around,especially baywindow's.

Spotted one in Hyderabad and couple of weeks later i see one in Bangy also.

Did you see a merc compact there too??
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The Golden Oval is still in Goa in Mapusa. Not in use but in storage, in a friend's collection. I think the green one is also with him. Is it a GDA regd car. If so it has been chopped and the front and rear have been used to resurrect another VW.
Yes i think it was a GDA car,but didnt stop to take a good look at it.
The golden Oval, pic i took in Margao at the first all VW show in Goa ,believe it belonged to the guy who owned a collection of various VWs and other classic cars ,in a small museum where the rally started from,I have pics of every beetle that was on that run.Will have t post them pics on here,to see how many are still in use.or are still in Goa.
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