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Old 21st March 2012, 19:24   #286
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man!! i salute your passion for these beauties. i liked, in particular, the dual tone beetle you have. probably, when i visit my home (in jalandhar) next time, i shall pay you a visit if that is comfortable with you.

i was very close to picking up a '64 Beetle during 2001/2002 in jalandhar but neither did i have the knowledge nor the contacts to source parts for restoration and i eventually saw that car rust away.
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very excited to fit my 71 super beetle with a set of four new bumper guards.
Beautiful! These Bumper Overriders certainly add a touch of class and elegance to the modern looking post 1968 Bumper!

Here is a grab from a late 60's Accessory brochure showing the bumper overrider, fanfare horns etc.

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i had to move the Bosch extra light a bit to the left.
Should not be a cause for concern. This is the correct position for the fog lamp when bumper overriders are installed. As displayed in this grab from a 70s brochure :

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Another interesting point to note from the 70s brochure is the rebranding of many accessories under the 'Formula Vee' name. With sales dwindling in the early 70s, this was probably an effort to capitalise on the fact that Formula Vee racing cars were based on the VW Beetle platform.
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Dear friends, i have been driving the beetle very frequently and enjoying the lovely drive in the lovely North Indian winters, as i have a dual port 1600 cc engine as spare with me i am planning to put the engine in this 1961 beetle and put an A/C with it ,to enjoy the drive in summers as well,some friends have put an A/c with 1200 stock engine too and is running very well,but as i have a spare 1600 engine and i also want to check the engine i am planning to go for it,so please suggest me what all i have to do, the 1600 has a 200mm flywheel, will i have to replace it with the 180mm one? or what, i too have a NOS Bosch starter the one that runs without bushing and is for 1600 flywheel.since the engine came without any tin,i have slowly gathered the following parts
1-the main shroud
2- breast plates and bottom tin
3-2/3 dual port manifolds except the centre portion
4-dog house type oil cooler came with the engine

i can use the clutch ( if i go for 180mm) from the 1200 engine, the fuel pump ,the alternator- will the fan has to be replaced ? the gasket set, i had a new muffler for 1200cc engine, will it fit or will i have to buy another one, suggestions and tips are welcome
I have been waiting to say this sir. YOU ARE AWESOME. Hats off to you for your great collection and I really love the Blue Beetle which you have.
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Old 23rd March 2012, 12:28   #289
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man!! i salute your passion for these beauties. i liked, in particular, the dual tone beetle you have. probably, when i visit my home (in jalandhar) next time, i shall pay you a visit if that is comfortable with you.

i was very close to picking up a '64 Beetle during 2001/2002 in jalandhar but neither did i have the knowledge nor the contacts to source parts for restoration and i eventually saw that car rust away.
Dear Infotech,thanks for the appreciation and you are most welcome when you come to Punjab, in fact i am almost mid way from Ludhiana-Jallandhar, a slight deflection of 10 Kms and you can reach my place, i would love to share my collection with you,and wish you all the best for getting a nice beetle soon,although it would have been much easy and cheaper in 2001,but never mind you never know, when the luck shines-Good Luck
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Some more updates regarding the new parts coming in,a new set of intake manifold made by EMPI,can hold any carburetor -28-31 or 34 pict, may be helpful some time,new pair of J tubes,both these parts will make my green engine complete as a backup 1600 engine ,also came a petronix pointless ignition system distributor,SVDA type(Single vacumm dual advance) for a better advance curve.A used rather very fresh, washer bottle for a very dear friend,but i tried putting on my super beetle too, and fitted very well as both brackets -with the car's body are intact and healthy, the bottle will leave in a day or so, but we are searching for another one.Next is s small stuff not related to cars-its my fishing rod reel,just for information-moderators please excuse me.Next is a long time awaited front hood "Volkswagen" emblem with holding plugs- will go on the 61 blue beetle's bonnet-pictures will be posted accordingly.An after market although but good quality rear view mirror with hing pin.A gas can of 5 litres capacity with gas station type of fuel dispenser having an auto lock on it,no spiils now on wards Wiper arms and blades for the 61 beetle,a clutch alignment tool and a Torque wrench for the garage ,a portable small shovel for the land rover and some pics of the super beetle.Thanks to all for watching
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A used rather very fresh, washer bottle for a very dear friend,but i tried putting on my super beetle too, and fitted very well as both brackets -with the car's body are intact and healthy, the bottle will leave in a day or so, but we are searching for another one.
I have a few Helphos bottles with me, if you're interested.

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Hi all,iam planning to drill holes for the front hood Volkwagen badge,can some one let me know the exact angle and distance at which the logo mounts-pls keep in mind its the front and not rear one,so i have no holes and will drill( have to!)
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Hi all,iam planning to drill holes for the front hood Volkwagen badge,can some one let me know the exact angle and distance at which the logo mounts-pls keep in mind its the front and not rear one,so i have no holes and will drill( have to!)
i picked this picture from some where and ia will be using this as my sample,hope this looks fine, has any one around put such badge as this will help me locate the correct position and angle,kindly suggest.
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Dear All, I clicked some pictures of the Super beetle with a new set of bumper guards and with the new Polo,i liked the new look, please give your views, also how many cars have you seen with such guards,i will appreciate if you can share the pictures too.
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i picked this picture from some where and ia will be using this as my sample,hope this looks fine, has any one around put such badge as this will help me locate the correct position and angle,kindly suggest.
Finally held my heart and drilled three holes in the bonnet,one mm each with my pneumatic drill and fixed the logo,here it is
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Finally held my heart and drilled three holes in the bonnet,one mm each with my pneumatic drill and fixed the logo,here it is
Good job can we see the picture of the whole front area?
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