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Old 9th February 2011, 21:06   #526
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Old 9th February 2011, 21:46   #527
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Can anyone notice any changes on the Bus.....
Yes I noticed none of the switches seem to be original VW ones..any reason for the same?
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i don't know if somebody has already said this... but if it were go on the 'Cool Wall' of BBC Jeremy would have definitely put this in Super Cool or Sub Zero for sure!!
congratulations!
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i don't know if somebody has already said this... but if it were go on the 'Cool Wall' of BBC Jeremy would have definitely put this in Super Cool or Sub Zero for sure!!
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Thank you very much, thats really cool


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Yes I noticed none of the switches seem to be original VW ones..any reason for the same?
Wait up for tomorrows pics, will show off the "ORIGINAL SWITCHES"

The difference in the pic was, chrome inserts for the window beadings, had these on the window rubbers sometime back, but had to remove since they were not fitting properly, but this time i certainly got the correct one's.
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Why speedometer's chrome looks like rusted? All of your bus shining but it doesn't look good or it is just appearing like that in photo?

Nice bus to have and believe me it requires lots of courage and passion for maintaining such antiques.
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Do your reverse lights work?
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Old 10th February 2011, 11:32   #532
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Why speedometer's chrome looks like rusted? All of your bus shining but it doesn't look good or it is just appearing like that in photo?

Nice bus to have and believe me it requires lots of courage and passion for maintaining such antiques.
There is no chrome in the speedo, Its the way it came, though there is a tiny spec of dirt inside the speedo console, i like to keep it that way.

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Do your reverse lights work?
Yes sid, Once i engage reverse the lights come on. This was not working before, but there is a reverse switch near the rear end of gearbox. If opened, cleaned and re-fitted . The reverse lights will work fine
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Anna! None of us have even sat in your bus! Why not a small drive some weekend.
Finally after months and months of waiting, Team-FCB finally went on a nice loooong drive last night. Thanks Anna! Whatta memorable drive it was!

Here is the teaser pic!
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Finally after months and months of waiting, Team-FCB finally went on a nice loooong drive last night. Thanks Anna! Whatta memorable drive it was!

Here is the teaser pic!
Well, thank you all guys. Me too had fun.

Arun - Thanks for the food and the club membership

Funkykar was surely missing his Better half

Chetu - Greenday was also missing his BITTER half

Sujit was his usual self

MB with his better half he he...( EXPENSIVE CAMERA ) minus his other better half's (AUDI/RALLY SPEC PALIO and FIAT)

Well, getting into the topic.

Recently had ordered original switches for my BUS, Yesterday morning fitted them myself Restoration is not complete. Restless me........
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Wow looks like a lot of fun, Now this is just the graphic designer inside me talking, but how about a new Kadam Sticker in period German font?
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Wow looks like a lot of fun, Now this is just the graphic designer inside me talking, but how about a new Kadam Sticker in period German font?
Yes Amol, had lot of fun, the FCB guys hijacked me in my own bus last weekend. The drive was fun.

Will try something like what you've said.

I was thinking of putting a sunshade, but that will take too much time to design and lot of metal sheet work.

Let me try with some stickering this weekend.
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Yes Amol, had lot of fun, the FCB guys hijacked me in my own bus last weekend. The drive was fun.

Will try something like what you've said.

I was thinking of putting a sunshade, but that will take too much time to design and lot of metal sheet work.

Let me try with some stickering this weekend.

PK, dont give up on the thought of a Sun Shade. That would make our bus even more gorgeous.

: PK, do you think the newer cars can sport a sun shade too? A few of my friends who own a i10 and dZire loved my sun shade on my S1 and are tempted to try on their new ones.
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PK, dont give up on the thought of a Sun Shade. That would make our bus even more gorgeous.

: PK, do you think the newer cars can sport a sun shade too? A few of my friends who own a i10 and dZire loved my sun shade on my S1 and are tempted to try on their new ones.
Presently nothing on cards for the Bus.

To the ire of my folks at home, i prefer lying low for a looooong time to come.

Since the Bus and the Variant are 100% done, i am keeping them in HIBERNATION for some time, no more show offs

Also, i will have ample time to concentrate on my Beetle.
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What hibernation do i talk about.

My classics run, the way i want it and the time i fee like
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Phew.... Finally after all these years of waiting, i got hold of the Repro Wiper water jets for the Bus.
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