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Old 14th October 2010, 09:43   #16
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Taken this afternoon with the camera on the phone after the cars final coat of paint ! Looks good ...views please
Good progress and Congratulations on a fine paint finish.

Details of the paint used please, and what did you do to the Dashboard.
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Old 14th October 2010, 12:06   #17
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She's looking good. I'm sure you're going to turn her into a fine specimen.

I wish we had a few old Beetles in my city. I'm told there were a few back in the 70s, but I guess they've all been sold out of town as I've yet to spot one.
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Looks like a scoop of Ice Cream slightly melted, Yumm!. Pretty good shade, would you be carriying the same two tone colour pattern on the rims? looking forward for the up coming stages of restoration and do post pictures please. Wish you best of luck.
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this is an awesome looking project, very neat color and as mentioned before very nice paint job. will be keen to see how the dashboard turns out.
please pardon my ignorance but i read before that this was your workshop, where are you located in Mumbai, will love to have a sneak preview of all the gorgeous ladies in there. All the best with the Beetle project.
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some more that I forgot to upload earlier. Thank you everyone who has appreciated it so far. The Dash will be the body colour only and is also completed will send the snaps.

They will be single now as I have removed the cream of the doors and gone one colour only. OE


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Hey post that Scorpion looking Picture with the fenders hanging!!!
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Old 29th October 2010, 16:19   #22
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now the fittings and seats ... will be done and suddenly Stage 2
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now the fittings and seats ... will be done and suddenly Stage 2
The car is coming out well

Why dont you try and get rid of that Modified Disc brake brake plate, You will have issues with handling.

And what about the Dashboard?
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Taken this afternoon with the camera on the phone after the cars final coat of paint ! Looks good ...views please
Hi Kasli, Congatulations on such excellent work. The Beetle really looks crisp and better than factory fresh! What process did you use for the painting? Can you please be specific as to what company's primers, thinners, paint etc you used to achieve such high gloss? Did you use a heat chamber? How many coats? Brilliant job; am eagerly awaiting flicks of the finished car.

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After the trims being fitted back on the car. Await some more parts and then complete this car.
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now the fittings and seats ... will be done and suddenly Stage 2
hi ,can some one tell me source for such MRF legend or some other white line tires ?
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Attached some more snaps as the car progresses. Comments D
Still in Stage 2 and not progressed to Stage 3 yet
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Attached some more snaps as the car progresses. Comments D
Still in Stage 2 and not progressed to Stage 3 yet
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I am afraid to say, the carpeting pattern for the front foot well is not correct.

Its better you rectify the same before you proceed to Stage 3.

There are lots of references you can take for the original type door pads and seats, but your upholsterer has taken the other route.

Dont think i am being harsh in my comments, but i am saying this out of my experience, since i had to do up my upholstery for the second time as earlier one was not as per original spec.

And nowadays, its difficult to spend hard earned money twice.

Visit my thread if you need the original pattern.

Its better to take a slow and steady path, than shortcuts.
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I am sorry but your not harsh and will visit your thread fro the original pattern.

Thanks and please feel free to comment. The changes will be made

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I am afraid to say, the carpeting pattern for the front foot well is not correct.

Its better you rectify the same before you proceed to Stage 3.

There are lots of references you can take for the original type door pads and seats, but your upholsterer has taken the other route.

Dont think i am being harsh in my comments, but i am saying this out of my experience, since i had to do up my upholstery for the second time as earlier one was not as per original spec.

And nowadays, its difficult to spend hard earned money twice.

Visit my thread if you need the original pattern.

Its better to take a slow and steady path, than shortcuts.
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I really like the way the colour has turned out, I must admit I had apprehensions at first. A very similar colour (with a tad more grey) was offered on early cars, I think it was called Dove grey. Add a little more blue and you get Gulf blue, also an original colour.

I noticed the glasses are in with regular rubber. I would strongly suggest you import a windscreen seal set with the aluminium trims, will make a world of a difference to the appearance. When you are at it, get a set of tail pipe ends too. They're cheap, but the correct profile, and can make or break the rear end appearance.
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