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Old 7th August 2009, 15:04   #16
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we recently restored a 73 1600cc beetle.I have already posted pics of the car before over here please check this link

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Can we see some pics of the car ?
Hey Indrojit
Thanks for the link. The car, both of them, look wonderful. I feel the pink one is a 1973/74. The rear lights look like a 1974.

Great job on the restoration.

I am on a budget so I do not know if i'd be able to restore it the way you have. my ideas, initially at least, is to get the car back on the road, enjoy it for a while and then when I have more resources to put on it, will do it up better.

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Interesting to see earlier style 5-bolt wheels. These would not have come originally with your car, being discontinued in around 66.

Wish you all the best in this endeavour. There are many gurus here to help you at every step, do not hesitate to ask.

Incidentally I am using a Maruti 800 master cylinder for my 56 Bug's braking system, fits beautifully with very minor alterations.

@ karlosdeville -- Yes, this one has the 5-bolt wheels. Would the Maruti 800 master cylinder work with these 5-bolt wheels?
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Congrats on the bug Ravi. is this car from bangalore by any chance??
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Hey Indrojit
Thanks for the link. The car, both of them, look wonderful. I feel the pink one is a 1973/74. The rear lights look like a 1974.

Great job on the restoration.

I am on a budget so I do not know if i'd be able to restore it the way you have. my ideas, initially at least, is to get the car back on the road, enjoy it for a while and then when I have more resources to put on it, will do it up better.

Cheers
Ravi
Ya that's not a bad idea.Just do the essentials to have it back on the road.and then as in when you have the resources you geeting it done.Hope to see some photographs soon. Thank you for your feedback really appriciate it.Well the green one is a 74 1600cc the pink one is an older car for sure not only becuase of what the Blue book says but also because we imported new spares according to what was there on thge car so its a late 60's early 70s car.

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I havent been able to take goo phohographs as yet. Here are some though.
Hi Ravi, many congratulations on acquiring your prized possession. Are you srue this is a 74 Beetle? It looks more like a 67/68 to me. As the door handles on your beetle are definately 67 Only handles. Even the shape of the bonnet suggests that it is a 67 model. It would be great if you can send us the Engine and the Chassis no.
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Hi Ravi,

The car looks OK from the pics,

Master cylinder that could closely match this Beetle would be from a Maruti 1000.

Wheel cylinder's can be from an esteem.

Clutch - Definitely not from any car, You can try the Santro's, it might match. Else get a new lining riveted on the old plate. Its much easier.

Wheel Bearings - All of them from a Santro

Can we have some rear pics of the car. I feel its not a 1974 by any means unless an engine swap. It looks more of a 1966/67/68 from the pics you shared.
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Congrats on the bug Ravi. is this car from bangalore by any chance??

JayD, yes from Bangalore.
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Hi Ravi, many congratulations on acquiring your prized possession. Are you srue this is a 74 Beetle? It looks more like a 67/68 to me. As the door handles on your beetle are definately 67 Only handles. Even the shape of the bonnet suggests that it is a 67 model. It would be great if you can send us the Engine and the Chassis no.

Here you go. This is what the certificate of registration says:
Chassis No: 4842521843
Engine No: DC 016790

The certificate of booklet says this car was originally registered in Delhi in 1974 and then re-registered in 1986 in Karnataka.
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please check pavan kadams thread-vw restoration dream come true thread.there you can see for yourself which year this car belongs
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Here you go. This is what the certificate of registration says:
Chassis No: 4842521843
Engine No: DC 016790

The certificate of booklet says this car was originally registered in Delhi in 1974 and then re-registered in 1986 in Karnataka.
ravi teja,
there seems to be some discrepancy with the engine series NO:are you sure it is DC??
according to my info in1973/1974 there was no such series
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ravi teja,
there seems to be some discrepancy with the engine series NO:are you sure it is DC??
according to my info in1973/1974 there was no such series

This is what my RC book says. Will check on the car in a few days and try and see if those numbers match the ones on the car as well.
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ravi teja,
there seems to be some discrepancy with the engine series NO:are you sure it is DC??
according to my info in1973/1974 there was no such series

Also Ajay, i think the engine on this one, the 1600, is not an original. It was swapped by the earlier owner. But this was done way back, because it is registered as a 1800 cc in the RC book (damn the babus)...
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Ajay, even I have my doubts about the model year. I was reading that an external fuel filler was added in 1968 so that drivers no longer had to lift the trunklid to gain access to the petrol tank. My car does not have an external fuel filler lid.
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This is what my RC book says. Will check on the car in a few days and try and see if those numbers match the ones on the car as well.
The engine lid suggests it is 1966 or before.
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Also Ajay, i think the engine on this one, the 1600, is not an original. It was swapped by the earlier owner. But this was done way back, because it is registered as a 1800 cc in the RC book (damn the babus)...
Appears to have a mix of model years, but thats no biggie. A Beetle will always look great Many model years have interchangable parts anyways.

I doubt the the RC book show 1800cc, can you reconfirm?
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