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Old 22nd March 2020, 23:01   #46
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Some minor updates being done to make the car more comfortable.

The seats were repaired and padded up. The seat railings were repaired and now the seats move on its rails freely. The carpets were redone.
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The rear. The freshly installed Seat Belt Clamp is seen
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Working Seat Belts. Note the absence of the lap belt
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The dicky mat
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The rear mat
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The bumpers have been removed sent for chroming along with the Daimler's bumpers.

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Did this car originally come with seat belts?
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Did this car originally come with seat belts?
I would think yes.

This was an import through/or for UK if I am not mistaken

In UK the automakers have had to install seatbelts since 1965 - though it did not become a law for passengers to wear them, for another 16 or so years - in 1991.

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Did this car originally come with seat belts?
Yes the car originally came with seat belts. These are quite basic and have to be manually adjusted and does not come with lap belts.

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I would think yes.
This was an import through/or for UK if I am not mistaken
In UK the automakers have had to install seatbelts since 1965 - though it did not become a law for passengers to wear them, for another 16 or so years - in 1991.
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As rightly stated by the car did come through UK. Thanks for your info on the UK regulations.

Here is a page from the Manual on the Seat Belts
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Yes the car originally came with seat belts. These are quite basic and have to be manually adjusted and does not come with lap belts. As rightly stated by the car did come through UK. Thanks for your info on the UK regulations.Here is a page from the Manual on the Seat Belts
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To the best of my knowledge VW dealers in UK used to make it available as a dealer option in the standard model cars,
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The car is now mechanically sorted with the torsion bars being replaced. It was very confusing to zero on the right torsion bar, as the measurements vary and it was difficult to search for the right part amongst various options. Fortunately, Bulletboy found a used part which was perfect match

Trying to figure out the various sizes
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The used part is refurbished
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The car is now level. Hopefully it will stay that way!
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As stated before the car is mechanically sorted and major works includes replacement of flywheel, complete clutch, fuel pump, brake master cylinder and kit, alternator, shock absorbers, steering box overhaul, bearings etc. Upholstery was repaired and carpets were done.

We will now start the restoration of the car as we will fix the tin work, change the seals, rechrome and repaint the car.

More updates .....

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While we were very clear that the car will get its original Java Green back. Bhpian thebulletboy my VW Guru, always said that he is amazed at the originality of the car.

He felt that the original green paint may have survived under the existing paint. He wanted to try and discover, if the the original paint did indeed exist. It is very rare the have a Beetle sporting its original paint! There are various techniques using sanders and thinner to delicately remove the coats of paint.

I am happy to report that thebulletboy's hunch was right and we have discover the original paint on the roof!

It is in pretty good condition
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We are going to give this a clear coat and retain this original paint. Now we do the same exercise on the rest of the car.

Probably we will have to paint some areas but we will try and retain the original paint as far as possible

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There are various techniques using sanders and thinner to delicately remove the coats of paint.
This is amazing, would love to see a time lapse video of the process.
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Slowly more and more of the green is revealing itself

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More pictures, as we continue to remove the top layers of paint.

Though the car was originally Java Green, it was painted white at some point, before the last owner made it maroon

The Java Green is there in large patches
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Over the years, the front end may have had some minor mishaps, as reflected by the fact some work had been done in the past
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The dash shows the traces of white
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After a complete inspection, we have decided that it is difficult to to salvage the original paint, considering that the front, the fenders and doors will have to be repainted.

So we will scrape to bare metal and do a complete paint job. Big thanks to Pankaj for making this effort to try and salvage the original paint.

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Work has started after we decided to to do a complete paint job. So we scrap to bare metal, then spray red-oxide paint. Post this the tapping and tinkering will be done

The bonnet
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The engine lid
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The doors
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Has been tinkered in the past, mainly the bottom part
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Rust will have to be addressed
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More updated as we remove the paint fully

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Updates after a long time as work has restarted on the car

The body is checked fully for rust spots once the floor has been removed
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The metal on the floor had to be addressed
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The heater channel has its usual rust spots
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Tapping of the mud guards
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Post the heater channel work
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The floor was weak in some spots
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Opted for replacement than repair, so as strengthen the floor
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The replaced portion is seen
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The floor is now complete
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Chalk up another person who doesn't usually browse this section of the forum, but I'm hooked on this particular thread! A Bug, that classy colour, your obvious passion and knowledge, just sheer class! And the way the paperwork has been preserved! What a joy to read your posts and see the photos. As someone who doesn't really 'get' why anyone would go through so much trouble to restore old vehicles, let me say thank you, I can understand now.
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Posting the next tinwork and paint update on behalf of KPS at his request.

The floor gets a coating of body sealant on all joints and welding seams.
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Followed by the initial coat of rubberised undercoat for rust protection

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The body is flipped on it's side to address the underside

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We address rusted panels as we move ahead. The heater channels are a usual spot for rust, and I'm actually amazed that this is all the rust we found ! Well preserved cars are such a pleasure to work on !

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The underside and all the hard to reach places are stripped of old paint and undercoat.
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Followed by a coat of epoxy primer
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And finally the undercoat for protection.
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And with the underside sorted, the body is placed back on the floorpan !
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With that we move on to the paint prep stage.

We start by removing the temporary red-oxide primer from each panel and spraying epoxy primer

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We remove dents wherever we find them as we progress

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Special care is taken to remove paint from the insides of the air vents. A very time consuming and fiddly job

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