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Old 30th March 2010, 21:32   #61
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Srisha,
Lucky You! Nice car you have got there. From the photo the Body line seems perfect!
Your car has really got me interested in Beetle's. Last day I visited the VW showroom and saw the new 24 lakh Beetle in flesh. I really think its a joke.
The old beetle has much more character!
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Last day I visited the VW showroom and saw the new 24 lakh Beetle in flesh. I really think its a joke.
The old beetle has much more character!
I second that! My sentiments exactly! How I wish we had got the Beetle when the old shape was still in production, like atleast a decade ago.
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Your head light lenses are upside down -- those "eyebrow" areas should be on top. I also wonder if they are bus lenses as the fluting is horizontal instead of vertical (these would be fitted sideways on the bus and then the fluting would be vertical).

You probably already know that the bumpers are the wrong year. I've seen the right style bumpers made locally so perhaps that's an option.

Have fun with the restoration.

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How old are you? ;-)

Congrats. I was also expecting the new Beetle. But anyways, neat car and I think you should make it Herbie
One should actually see his restorations; very good job at that; had a chance to see some very neat indeed
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Your head light lenses are upside down -- those "eyebrow" areas should be on top. I also wonder if they are bus lenses as the fluting is horizontal instead of vertical (these would be fitted sideways on the bus and then the fluting would be vertical).

You probably already know that the bumpers are the wrong year. I've seen the right style bumpers made locally so perhaps that's an option.

Have fun with the restoration.

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I know only little about beetles.
But I think like what 71 convertible has said,the bumpers are not of this type oval headlight beetles,this beetle should be having the blade bumpers with overriders and maybe even the towel rails.
Also this beetle looks like having quite a few parts of other year models.
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oh man! what a gift to have for a Birthday, Congrats on the new buy and you are really luck on to have such life partner.
do you have any idea on repainting the beetle?
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I was under the impression that this purple bug was a restored one.
From the photos and works pending it looks like a unrestored specimen with lots of money still to be spend on it. srisha, if you dont mind please reveal how much you had to pay for it?. Being a left hand driven vehicle it should definitely have come at a handsome discount
There was a left hand bug for sale in ebay from Poona .was quoting 2 lakhs
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Congratulations on the super gesture. Wish you many years of happy motoring ahead. The bug can make for a great daily driver once mechanically fit. Cosmetics can keep happening later...

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Your head light lenses are upside down -- those "eyebrow" areas should be on top. I also wonder if they are bus lenses as the fluting is horizontal instead of vertical (these would be fitted sideways on the bus and then the fluting would be vertical).

You probably already know that the bumpers are the wrong year. I've seen the right style bumpers made locally so perhaps that's an option.
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I know only little about beetles.
But I think like what 71 convertible has said,the bumpers are not of this type oval headlight beetles,this beetle should be having the blade bumpers with overriders and maybe even the towel rails.
Also this beetle looks like having quite a few parts of other year models.
I too noticed the reversed fluting, though if these are Indian repros they might be the way they were made.

You must change the bumpers eventually, this style simply does not match the car. If you are in the mood for splurging, you can order fabulous repros for about 400$ each, shipping extra. If you look hard though, a used set should come up locally.

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I was under the impression that this purple bug was a restored one.
From the photos and works pending it looks like a unrestored specimen with lots of money still to be spend on it.
Very rarely when you buy a car of this age will it be a no expense job. Even fully ready cars can deteriorate quickly. It is a given that work will always be required on these kind of cars. It took me the better part of 9 years to get my Beetle moving, and she still needs so much work. We all proceed at a pace comfortable to us - time wise, mechanic wise and money wise. Believe you me, a rolling restoration can be tremendous fun.
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I too noticed the reversed fluting, though if these are Indian repros they might be the way they were made.

You must change the bumpers eventually, this style simply does not match the car. If you are in the mood for splurging, you can order fabulous repros for about 400$ each, shipping extra. If you look hard though, a used set should come up locally.))

karl, you mean to say a pair of reprobumpers will cost 800 dollars
Being a bulky heavy item, it is likely to cost a good shipping charge also,
I am wondering what will be the price of oreeginal beetle bumpers which is coming from wolfsburg
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karl, you mean to say a pair of reprobumpers will cost 800 dollars
Being a bulky heavy item, it is likely to cost a good shipping charge also,
I am wondering what will be the price of oreeginal beetle bumpers which is coming from wolfsburg
They are expensive no doubt, but transform the look completely. There are cheaper alternatives Im sure (I was talking of show quality chrome). You can get a lesser quality of chrome, no over riders etc.
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They are expensive no doubt, but transform the look completely. There are cheaper alternatives Im sure (I was talking of show quality chrome). You can get a lesser quality of chrome, no over riders etc.
I also have heard that genuine beetle german items especially new original stock are expensive, but repro itself costing this high was an eyeopener.
Recently I saw in ebay UK or so a pair of such german hellaa red and yellow beetle tail lamp full assembly in their oreeginal packing getting sold in auction for 220 dollars....was thinking that was a crazy price for a pair of tail lamps
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Congrats Srisha on your birthday gift. I am watching this thread. Wishing you lots of happy miles with the car
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Lovely gift Srisha. Congrats and wishing you golden years with your Wifey on your Bug.

I'll ask someone to bring this post to my wife's notice, lets see if I get a hotwheels bug for my birthday .
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Lovely gift Srisha. Congrats and wishing you golden years with your Wifey on your Bug.

I'll ask someone to bring this post to my wife's notice, lets see if I get a hotwheels bug for my birthday .
Why dont you do the reverse, by one for your wife's birthday that way she will allow you to have one
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How old are you? ;-)

Congrats. I was also expecting the new Beetle. But anyways, neat car and I think you should make it Herbie
I turned 33 this month, what is the relevance of my age??

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Your head light lenses are upside down -- those "eyebrow" areas should be on top. I also wonder if they are bus lenses as the fluting is horizontal instead of vertical (these would be fitted sideways on the bus and then the fluting would be vertical).

You probably already know that the bumpers are the wrong year. I've seen the right style bumpers made locally so perhaps that's an option.

Have fun with the restoration.

BN
I am not sure about the headlights, need to do some research.

Yes, I know the bumpers are of the wrong year, right now I am going to use them as is and change them later, first things first now, need to get it running.

I have some local options, will consider them later. Can you PM me the details of the ones you are referring?

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I know only little about beetles.
But I think like what 71 convertible has said,the bumpers are not of this type oval headlight beetles,this beetle should be having the blade bumpers with overriders and maybe even the towel rails.
Also this beetle looks like having quite a few parts of other year models.
From the quote looks like you know a lot about beetles, you actually remind me about another person who was quite popular in this section

What other parts are you referring to?

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oh man! what a gift to have for a Birthday, Congrats on the new buy and you are really luck on to have such life partner.
do you have any idea on repainting the beetle?
Thank you, no it doesnot require a new paint, it has lost its charm because of poor maintenance, all it needs is a good rubbing and polishing and it will be shining

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I was under the impression that this purple bug was a restored one.
From the photos and works pending it looks like a unrestored specimen with lots of money still to be spend on it. srisha, if you dont mind please reveal how much you had to pay for it?. Being a left hand driven vehicle it should definitely have come at a handsome discount
There was a left hand bug for sale in ebay from Poona .was quoting 2 lakhs
Yes, it was a restored beetle from bangalore which went to HYD 2 years ago and was badly maintained, ran only 50 odd kms.

I costed 3.5 lakhs including transportation. Why do you think LHD should cost cheaper?

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Congratulations on the super gesture. Wish you many years of happy motoring ahead. The bug can make for a great daily driver once mechanically fit. Cosmetics can keep happening later...

I too noticed the reversed fluting, though if these are Indian repros they might be the way they were made.

You must change the bumpers eventually, this style simply does not match the car. If you are in the mood for splurging, you can order fabulous repros for about 400$ each, shipping extra. If you look hard though, a used set should come up locally.

Very rarely when you buy a car of this age will it be a no expense job. Even fully ready cars can deteriorate quickly. It is a given that work will always be required on these kind of cars. It took me the better part of 9 years to get my Beetle moving, and she still needs so much work. We all proceed at a pace comfortable to us - time wise, mechanic wise and money wise. Believe you me, a rolling restoration can be tremendous fun.
Thanks Karl. Yep, right now I am only concentrating on getting it mechanically fit and then go with the cosmetics. I dont think I will be able to afford such high priced accessories.

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Congrats Srisha on your birthday gift. I am watching this thread. Wishing you lots of happy miles with the car
Thank you.

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Lovely gift Srisha. Congrats and wishing you golden years with your Wifey on your Bug.

I'll ask someone to bring this post to my wife's notice, lets see if I get a hotwheels bug for my birthday .
It took almost 3 years for me to get her interested in classic cars, I am sure you will also be lucky one day
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