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Old 25th March 2010, 00:34   #16
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Mammaaa miyaa!! Now thats how all birthday gifts should be!
Congrats buddy! ( And belated Happy birthday!).
Hats off to your wife for getting this to together.And a round of applause to Pavan for being the partner in crime.
Enjoy your ride, and do update us on how your experience.
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Old 25th March 2010, 09:03   #17
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You are twice as lucky.
1)You got a Beetle as a surprise.

2) And this is THE thing, your wife encourages your madness and is with you. You both are in quite a minority, that is what makes it remarkable. Just ensure that she is kept in good running condition, so that nobody gets fedup.
Way to go!!

Cheers harit
Thank you harit, i hope her interest in classic car will not die,

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Congrats on your Beetle.
This is a Beetle that i have seen with mechanic in Hyderabad last year and even I bid for it.But didnt take it.
Hyderabad is now the place for KA Beetles.
Any particular reason for not pursuing it

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A Customary Congratulations A great gift any wife can think of gifting. Lucky man.

I liked the way Srisha was brought BLINDFOLDED that night by his wife and Brother-in-law all the way from Jayanagar. Nice fun, but worth all the trouble.

This was the only car that came into my RADAR once Srisha got in touch with me, many cars around were in worst condition if not, the documents were dubious. But this very car inspite of an engine swap, had all documents in place, updated and is still running on KA number I feel lucky.

As far as the car is concerned, its a very clean 1966 LHD, lot of original fittings, runs well, mechanicals good, Body line neat, Paint though dull but managable.

Few things that are getting done now.

1) Starter overhauled
2) Plugs changed
3) Tuned well now
4) Original carb cleaned
5) Rear brake cylinders getting changed
6) Bit of tinkering being done in the front
7) Bumpers being reversed to correction (Front to Back and vice versa)
8) New clutch installed.

Shortcomings:
1) Rear glass missing ( has a fibreglass fixed temporarily)
2) 1 rim from 1962 model
3) Both the tail light lenses dull and dirty

Me and Srisha could only drive it for over a km, when it runs, it runs very well, no hitch, but the time it stops, the starter gives in :( We are slowly working on this.

Hopefully this weekend the car will reach its new found owner.

Must thank Kalyan (Automannjj) for trusting in me , sending the car even before the payment reaches. Thank you once again man.
My wife is asking almost everyday now, we all are waiting to take it on the roads Pavan, its already quite a famous in my office and people ask me everyday.

Hopefull she must be ready by this weekend.

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Uh pavan, which rear glass do you refer to? The car has it intact as far as i can see. Do you mean the LH tail-light glass?
Shyam, it is the rear glass as pavan said, what you are seeing is a fiber, though looks like a real glass in this pix

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Congrats buddy. You are a lucky guy. Like Harit said its a rare combination to have two classic car buffs in a family. You are luicky to have a wife like that and a friend like Pavan. Do extend my congratulations and regards to her. You dream come true, must be feeling great.

@ Pavan- are'nt both rear rims from the 62?
Thank you V16, Harit, Nitin, Jaggu, anshuman and all the others.

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Old 25th March 2010, 09:14   #18
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Yes, as the subject says, I was presented a 1966 LHD Beetle by my wife.

This came as a surprise to me, since I never expect her to give me such an expensive gift. She new I was looking for one for a long time, but never expected it to come this way

Anyways, the story goes like this..

My b'day was on 18th March 2010, and the car landed here on the night of 18th past midnight. Though she wanted to surprise me on the midnight of 17th, didnít happen due to some logistic issues.

All this wouldn't have been possible without Pavan Kadam's help, who took those million calls from my wife and did everything from payment to logistics. Thank you Pavan, we owe you for all this

It was a smart move from my wife, who had overheard me speak to pavan in the past and took the number from my phone and got in touch with him to make this happen. From here only Pavan can tell how they managed to turnaround this so quickly, I guess it was all done in 3-4 days.
Lovely man, awesome. Wife sharing your passion great. Off track I showed your post to my wife, and then she wnated to have Pawan's Number .
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Old 25th March 2010, 09:17   #19
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Congrats Srisha!

My parents keep asking me what type of girl I would like to marry.. I will now show them this thread!

Pavan: Good work Saar! You are making Bangaloreans proud!

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Ahha one lucky piscean. That proves that pisceans are lucky dreamers. Congrats!
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Shyam, it is the rear glass as pavan said, what you are seeing is a fiber, though looks like a real glass in this pix
Aah yes, sorry! Now that you mentioned it, I took a closer look at the last pic. and could make out! But that's sad! Any idea how it happened pavan? Was it during the transportation or while in hyd. itself?
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Congratulations on the great car. You now own a piece of Automotive History.
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Congrats Srisha! You deserve Five stars!
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When one can expect to see this car on the road Pavan?
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Aah yes, sorry! Now that you mentioned it, I took a closer look at the last pic. and could make out! But that's sad! Any idea how it happened pavan? Was it during the transportation or while in hyd. itself?
This car came to me that way 3 yrs ago for restoration, i had used fibreglass in order to not delay the process, before we could get the rear glass, my friend sold the car.

We will get it some day soon.

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When one can expect to see this car on the road Pavan?
The only trouble was that, this car has not run more than 50 kms in last 2.5 yrs, Now this is bad for any air-cooled automobile.

Once any car is left idle, small niggles turn into bigger troubles.

We had trouble with :

1) Brakes - Both rear wheel cylinders replaced and now fine.

2) Clutch - New clutch gone in now

3) Starter - Starter bushes and bendex faulty, bushes done, bendex being worked on.

Friday afternoon, the car will be running fine.

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Congratulation Srisha,

Very nice gift and you are very lucky.
I am waiting with my fingers crossed.......for similar gift from my wife.....hehe

cheers man
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This proves Pavan Kadam's love and care for Beetles.. It was destined to come back to him. Congrats Pavan!

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Congrats PAVAN and Srisha!

Pavan: Why are some people envious of you?
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Congrats srisha!! You are indeed a lucky man! Hope you guys have an awesome time with the bugg!


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The only trouble was that, this car has not run more than 50 kms in last 2.5 yrs, Now this is bad for any air-cooled automobile.
How come he drove so little? He was quite enthusiastic about it when he bought it!
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