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Old 31st July 2011, 14:05   #931
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This car has appeared in some of the rallies here as well. Nice car, but wonder why no numberplates, even then...!

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Um, you mean the red one (KLV 2001?)
yes,shyam,the red one KLV-2001

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The light blue junk MZA car was lying in a Pune workshop. I believe a Pune collector had taken it and dismantled it for spares. The car was really quite rough.

The KLE Bus is now in Bombay.

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Here is the black car at a 2010 event in Hyderabad, pic from the forum itself.

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So it has landed in Bombay from Tiruppur ,When did it land there?

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I just bought this 1965 Beetle. Need some help in sourcing orignal parts in Mumbai. Pls pm me if anyone has any good sources. Thanks!
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I just bought this 1965 Beetle. Need some help in sourcing orignal parts in Mumbai. Pls pm me if anyone has any good sources. Thanks!
Congratulations..

The car looks good the way it is, dont unnecessarily restore if not needed.

Make a list of spares you need, All of them easily available,

And please post some more pics of the car.
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Thanks for the reply. Mechanically she's not running too well, very low on power/compression, clutch, suspension etc need some work. Just working on the essentials
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Well I would suggest to actually check the car with a reputed VW Garage and mechanic. The car looks clean and all the best !

Some items are available at Ratilal in opera house.

Some pics please of the car and also history

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Here is the car in a 2010 event. I have some more pictures of what was probably the same car in black with flames.

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Here is the car in a 2010 event. I have some more pictures of what was probably the same car in black with flames.

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Hmm... Cosmetically this car is a Tragedy

I think if Manish123k sits one Sunday, he can transform the car back to period fittings..

Definately a pre 64 car, things that the car owner must look into.

1) Wrong headlights - should be oval sloping headlights
2) Wrong taillights - should be smaller one's
3) Decklid vents - Please have them removed , infact get a new decklid itself.

Regarding the other stuff.. Please post some engine bay pics and some interior pics, we are here to help u get the car back to what it should be.
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Here is the car in a 2010 event.
Is the rear decklid design original? Somehow doesnt seem so to me...!
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Is the rear decklid design original? Somehow doesnt seem so to me...!
you are correct,it is a mix and match of several models
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Like most Beetles in India, or for that matter, like most cars that have been in production for decades, this car has a few parts from later models, but it is still so characteristically a Beetle, it should give you great fun if reliable.

Here is the car some years back when on eBay. If you ask me the current specification is so much more appealing.

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Karl, although the number is common, and the bumper too, are you sure they are the same car? The ebay one seems like a latter model.
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Thanks for the reply. Mechanically she's not running too well, very low on power/compression, clutch, suspension etc need some work. Just working on the essentials
Congratulations for a decent looking car and welcome to the vw family, you are lucky as its getting harder and harder these days to find good cars like this, what i suggest ,dont mind the minor non period fittings, first concentrate on the mechanical issues and make the car good ,healthy and road worthy,and above all stick to the book and dont make any alteration anymore, i personally prefer the vw idiot book by John Muir, its easily available and very practical for a layman,and iam sure you will love working on you car-on your own ,be slow but be precise and firm and as the author Mr.John Muir says ,if by any chance your car breaks down on the road,you need not hunt for a mechanic, you will know what went wrong to your car-again the words by the author" dont lay your car in a dodos hands" you can do the best,working on a beetle is a lovely task ,its a beauty of engineering very simple yet reliable and sturdy,again wish you all the best and congratulations for being an owner of a lovely looking vw beetle
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Thanks Pavan. The registration book says its a 1965 car. Was orignally in Goa and then came to Mumbai in the 70's hence the MMB number.

I figured there was something wrong with the decklid and lights. Hav'nt seen 3 vents on any other car.

Those Ebay pics look scary. I dont know how someone could do that to a beetle. The guy I bought it from has had it for around 5 years so I guess those pics are of before that.

Even the speedometer is wrong. It has one with a fuel gauge, whereas I think the 65 had the fuel gauge on the side.

Focussing on getting her mechanically fit first and will then do the cosmetics.

Really appreciate all your help.
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Hmm... Cosmetically this car is a Tragedy

I think if Manish123k sits one Sunday, he can transform the car back to period fittings..

Definately a pre 64 car, things that the car owner must look into.

1) Wrong headlights - should be oval sloping headlights
2) Wrong taillights - should be smaller one's
3) Decklid vents - Please have them removed , infact get a new decklid itself.

Regarding the other stuff.. Please post some engine bay pics and some interior pics, we are here to help u get the car back to what it should be.
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Thanks so much! That's a great tip. WIll definitely buy the book. Would love to get to know the car inside out.

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Congratulations for a decent looking car and welcome to the vw family, you are lucky as its getting harder and harder these days to find good cars like this, what i suggest ,dont mind the minor non period fittings, first concentrate on the mechanical issues and make the car good ,healthy and road worthy,and above all stick to the book and dont make any alteration anymore, i personally prefer the vw idiot book by John Muir, its easily available and very practical for a layman,and iam sure you will love working on you car-on your own ,be slow but be precise and firm and as the author Mr.John Muir says ,if by any chance your car breaks down on the road,you need not hunt for a mechanic, you will know what went wrong to your car-again the words by the author" dont lay your car in a dodos hands" you can do the best,working on a beetle is a lovely task ,its a beauty of engineering very simple yet reliable and sturdy,again wish you all the best and congratulations for being an owner of a lovely looking vw beetle
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the difference in shape of the fenders of pre67 and post67 beetles can be clearly seen in these photos.Note that there are no opening for the horn grilles in the latter
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