Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Post-War


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th January 2011, 19:07   #46
SRK
Senior - BHPian
 
SRK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,161
Thanked: 352 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

The car just looks beautiful!

By the way, where is this place the car is being worked at?
I see many more great rides in the background.
SRK is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 12:16   #47
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOMBAY
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 1,892 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Another Snap taken today ... getting there
Attached Thumbnails
My Beetle Stage 1-img00300201101171127.jpg  

kasli is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 12:44   #48
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: planet earth
Posts: 793
Thanked: 883 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

The bug looks nice.Is she going to grace the rally on the 30th?What tyres is she going to be wearing?Congratulations to you and all your team for a job well done.Whats next?Your dads Roller?
Bulldogji is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 13:01   #49
BHPian
 
President's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: FIATFUL Mumbai
Posts: 906
Thanked: 176 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Vow! What a lovely resto. Just one word.........mouthwatering!
Has really come up very well. And once all the fittings are in place she will look ever so beautiful, I can imagine.
Congrats Kasli!
President is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 14:19   #50
Senior - BHPian
 
V-16's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 4,575
Thanked: 844 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Ani, i noticed that there is no fuel gauge in the meter cluster, so is this VW a 60-61? ALso the original steering wheel was from an older (57?) beetle right?
V-16 is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 14:24   #51
BHPian
 
rajchetan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Thailand / Vietnam / HK / Bangalore
Posts: 325
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

WoW! Lovely restoration. Just waiting for the complete finished product.

By the way I feel that your require to run her on a new set of rubber.
rajchetan is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 16:05   #52
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOMBAY
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 1,892 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

The tires are good and just need to cleaned and she has a wrong steering wheel the correct one is purchased and will be fitted soon. There are some changes made in the dash earlier which have been rectified to original. The year of the car is 1965.

Cheers
kasli is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 16:32   #53
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: planet earth
Posts: 793
Thanked: 883 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

from the tread pattern, the tyres seem to be MRF.If I am correct they stopped making this pattern with white walls over a decade ago which would make them not road worthy[ meaning unsafe] and will have lost their cushioning properties resulting in a hard ride and rough on the suspension.New tyres will mean a far more enjoyable ride in a very lovely daily useable classic.
Bulldogji is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 17:31   #54
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,953
Thanked: 2,723 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by kasli View Post
No sir, but just had two cars done around the same ti e one light and one royal blue Cherrs
Ahem, do we know of a blue 170V Mercedes?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kasli View Post
The tires are good and just need to cleaned and she has a wrong steering wheel the correct one is purchased and will be fitted soon. There are some changes made in the dash earlier which have been rectified to original. The year of the car is 1965. Cheers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogji View Post
from the tread pattern, the tyres seem to be MRF.If I am correct they stopped making this pattern with white walls over a decade ago which would make them not road worthy[ meaning unsafe] and will have lost their cushioning properties resulting in a hard ride and rough on the suspension.New tyres will mean a far more enjoyable ride in a very lovely daily useable classic.
Bullgodji is right, old tyres tend to crack, damage the tube and lead to frequent punctures. Soon you will find that one stepney is not enough. In my younger days I too used to scringe quite a bit, but whenever I went for longer rides with my Amby (on old tyres) I first went to my mechanic and took an extra stepney. If the trip was longer, I took two. I had a roof carrier at that time.
But one observation, the MRF, CEAT, Goodyear and other tyres of that time lasted much longer than the modern tubeless radials which we fit now on our modern cars. I have never replaced tyres in the days of old because the sidewalls became weak.

Suggest you make sure that your tyres are good enough to reach the starting point, numbers are needed over there.

Cheers harit
harit is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 23:45   #55
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOMBAY
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 1,892 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

In a way you are right Sir , but for our famous lungi friends of the south and the great bhalo ones from the east, both MRF and CEAT make a small batch with either the 1" WW pattern or the 2" WW pattern, these are made yearly and have to be traced immediately with tire dealers in the south or the east I got the smaller 1" pattern as I had the doors cream and they would clash.

otherwise the tires are in good nick and should be fine. But will keep in mind and do a check before she finally rolls out.

Cheers




Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogji View Post
from the tread pattern, the tyres seem to be MRF.If I am correct they stopped making this pattern with white walls over a decade ago which would make them not road worthy[ meaning unsafe] and will have lost their cushioning properties resulting in a hard ride and rough on the suspension.New tyres will mean a far more enjoyable ride in a very lovely daily useable classic.
kasli is offline  
Old 17th January 2011, 23:50   #56
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOMBAY
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 1,892 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Electricals being completed ....
Attached Thumbnails
My Beetle Stage 1-img00304201101171639.jpg  

kasli is offline  
Old 18th January 2011, 00:14   #57
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by kasli View Post
Electricals being completed ....
Nice to see the way Kasli is progressing the restoration.

Waiting for your call tomorrow buddy, when you drive the car to your home.

Guys, i have somehow convinced Kasli to take the delivery of his car tomorrow come what may.

As per our discussion today. his car is almost complete.

1) Electricals - all done and each and every part functioning well
2) Brakes - All done and working fine
3) Upholstery - All done and ready
4) Mechanicals - Engine running fine, only pending for TD


What more does one want. So buddy, i am waiting for your call tomorrow.
PAVAN KADAM is offline  
Old 18th January 2011, 12:58   #58
BHPian
 
rajchetan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Thailand / Vietnam / HK / Bangalore
Posts: 325
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Way to go Kasli, I just wish I was back home in Bangalore. I would have been an Uninvited Guest for this TD...

Once she is complete, Please post complete Photo's of her.

@ Pavan, enjoy the TD.
rajchetan is offline  
Old 19th January 2011, 10:56   #59
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Anirudh,

I am awaiting your update.

Did you finally get to do the TD yesterday?
PAVAN KADAM is offline  
Old 21st January 2011, 11:24   #60
BHPian
 
inderpalgill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ludhiana
Posts: 462
Thanked: 34 Times
Default Re: My Beetle Stage 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by kasli View Post
Another Snap taken today ... getting there
hi,nice beetle coming up what paint is this ,does it come from vw shades? looks like 64 up model,very nice ragtop all the best
inderpalgill is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My First Car PC Install - Research and Planning Stage sys_whiz In-Car Entertainment 248 10th April 2010 17:07
1967 Volkswagen Beetle-Build your own paper beetle Naren4140 Shifting gears 4 5th December 2009 05:16
Wagon R Vxi - Euro II or Bharat Stage III johy Hatchbacks 11 16th May 2006 06:56
Bharat Stage III issues johnjacob The Indian Car Scene 6 3rd March 2005 10:50
Indian Rally: Stage Speeds Tom Indian Motorsport 13 13th August 2004 13:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks