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Old 19th July 2021, 23:09   #61
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Onward to the filler and surfacer work.

Here is where one realises how rare it is to find a well preserved VW with such a good bodyline !
So many original panels, and very few dents which warrant any filler.
KPS sure knows how to select cars !

3M body filler and Glasurit Surfacer

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Glasurit Surfacer is sprayed on the panels, and this will provide an excellent foundation for the paint.

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Old 20th July 2021, 10:27   #62
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Thank you thebulletboy for all the updates.

I must thank you and your team for the systematic work and complete commitment to this detailed restoration.


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Here is where one realises how rare it is to find a well preserved VW with such a good bodyline !
So many original panels, and very few dents which warrant any filler.
KPS sure knows how to select cars !
Thank you for the compliment! Guess I just got lucky with this car, credit to the previous owners. Seeing the originality of all the panels including the untampered factory welding, shows that the car was well looked after in the past.

This restoration is giving me a lot of joy and I am sure that the final outcome will be pleasing.

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Old 13th August 2021, 08:30   #63
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Before the paint job, the car was given a complete clean up
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Body taken on the chassis and ready to paint
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We have gone back to the original colour, Java Green.
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Quite an uncommon colour in India
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Back on the chassis
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Quite pleased with the final outcome. The great care taken in prepping the car for the final paint, has paid off.

Great job by Jalopy Shop

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Kaizer is looking awesome in this shade of green! Will be a stunner once finished. Please share the details of the paint used.
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Old 14th August 2021, 07:19   #65
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Kaizer is looking awesome in this shade of green! Will be a stunner once finished. Please share the details of the paint used.
Thanks Arun. Glad you like the Java Green colour. Pleased to see the car in it's original colour. In the past, from the original Java Green colour, it was painted white and subsequently painted maroon at some point.

We used GlasUrit. Once you decide on the paint, you have use everything of the same brand. If you use surfacer of one brand and paint of another brand, you can have problems later on on.

For V&C cars the body preparation for the final painting is the key. As demonstrated in the previous posts, each panel by panel was inspected and tapped, where ever necessary. Anti-rust and sealants for the potential rust points and finally the Surfacer is applied.

GlasUrit Surfacer
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GlasUrit Paint, Java Green has a standard code and was easy to prepare
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Lovely, another legend in the making. The attention to detail is impeccable, as always!
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We have gone back to the original colour, Java Green.

Quite pleased with the final outcome. The great care taken in prepping the car for the final paint, has paid off.

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The Java Green -

Knowing you and your attention to details - another head-turner already, I would say.

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Old 17th August 2021, 10:52   #68
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The car is looking good.

BHPian Srinand was around when the car was shifted from the paint shop
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Under the watchful eye of Srinand.
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The original Java Green is looking good
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Car looks fantastic.
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The car is back in the shop so that we can cut and even the paint
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The colour has come out exceptionally well and the workmanship is on dot. The body work is requiring almost no body filler, that itself is testimony for good maintenance by previous owner and good body work by Pankaj.

Eager to see the end result and would love to have a drive when the car is done.
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Kaizer is giving the "lets go" look. Missing this cute little car!

The car is getting ready for the final seal between the body and chassis. Once this is done, the body will not be required to be taken out off the chassis again.

We can start on the mechanical works, once the body is fully seated for the final time on the chassis, for this restoration.

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Most of the rubber parts had aged. Replacing them was important as we keep the commitment to this restoration. The new rubber ensures that the fit and finish of the car is aligned and matched. The trims fitments we something we paid attention too.

We ordered the following parts from Wolfsburg West, USA

1- WEATHERSTRIP AND MOLDING KIT, includes weatherstrip, aluminum molding and joining clips for front, rear and quarter windows (stationary windows, non-popout variety), 1965-1971 (1971 Bug through chassis # 1112799842) Bug, Wolfsburg West reproduction

1- FENDER BEADING, gloss black, set of 4, die cut fender bolt locations and finished ends as original, fits all non-Super Beetle models, made by Wolfsburg West

4- BUMPER BRACKET GROMMET, fits front and rear, through 1967 Bug, made by Wolfsburg West, each

1- HOOD SEAL, 1961 (1961 Bug, starting at chassis# 3862489) -1977 standard Beetle, 1971-1972 Super Beetle, German

1- ENGINE LID SEAL, fits all Beetles through 1979, Wolfsburg West reproduction
1- RUBBER STOPS, fits gas door for 1968-1979 Bug, and through 1966 Bus, also fits glove box for Oct'52-1979 Bug. Pair.

1- DOOR RUBBER KIT, 1967 Bug, both doors, includes door to body seals, door handle seals, felt channels, vent window seals, inside and outside scrapers, check rod seals, dome light switch seals and screw hole plugs

1- TRUNK LINER, 1961-1967 Bug, Wolfsburg West reproduction. (Please note, modification required for 1961 model)

1- TURN SIGNAL SEAL, front turn signal, 1964-1967 Bug, pair.

2- HEADLIGHT LENS SEAL, fits through 1966 Bug, through 1967 Bus, also seals the taillight base unit to fender for 1973-Mid'74 Beetles (Beetles that use the die cast style base unit), made by Wolfsburg West, each (these stretch around the glass lens)

2- TAILLIGHT SEAL, 1962-1967 Beetle, each
1- LICENSE LIGHT HOUSING LENS SEAL, seals license light lens to housing, 1964-1979 Bug, Wolfsburg West reproduction

1- LICENCE LIGHT WIRE BOOT, shields wire as it enters license assembly, 1964-1979 Bug, made by Wolfsburg West

2- HEADLIGHT DRAIN TUBE, mounts to fender headlight bucket, 1960-1979 Bug, each, German

1- FRONT HOOD HANDLE SEALS, 1966-1967 Bug, clear plastic

1- ENGINE LID RUBBER STOP, rubber, secures to rear apron, 1967-1979 Bug

3- FRONT HOOD VW EMBLEM CLIP, secures 113853601B emblem to hood, 3 required, sold individallly, ( Please order 3 )

1- BODY MOLDING MOUNTING CLIPS, set of 36, 1967-1979 Bug, does not include running board clips

2-HORN GRILL, Oct'52-1967 Bug, German, each

1- RUNNING BOARD MAT, black, left, Wolfsburg West reproduction
1- RUNNING BOARD MAT, black, right, Wolfsburg West reproduction

1- BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR, 1967 Bug, includes vented cap, metal line outlets and fittings, made by Wolfsburg West. Also fits 1966 and earlier Beetles when converting to dual circuit brakes. A bracket will need to be fabricated in order to mount reservoir.

1- ENGINE LID VW SCRIPT SECURING CLIPS, secures ""VOLKSWAGEN"" script to engine lid for 1967-1979 Beetles, and ""1300"" script for 1966 Beetle, set of 3

2- HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY GASKET, seals head lamp to fender for Beetles, seals head lamp to nose of Bus, fits through 1966 Bug, through 1967 Bus, made by Wolfsburg West, each

1- BODY MOLD KIT, 1967 Bug, German aluminum, 7 pieces

2-RUNNING BOARD MOLDING, high polished stainless steel, 17mm wide, 1967-1972 Bug, made by Wolfsburg West, each

1- RUNNING BOARD MOLDING CLIPS, 1967-1972 Bug, enough for both sides

1- TIRE PRESSURE STICKER
1- VALVE ADJUSTMENT STICKER, placed on the fan shroud of both Beetle and Bus
1- 12 VOLT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STICKER, used on early cars equipped with 12 volt electrical systems

1- BACK-UP LIGHT SWITCH, mounts to transmission nose-cone, 1967-1979 Bug and Bus, VDO
1- BACK-UP LIGHT PLUG GASKET, seals back-up light switch plug to nose cone, copper
1- BACK-UP LIGHT MOUNTING BRACKET, -1967 Bug, painted L91 silver as original,right
1- BACK-UP LIGHT MOUNTING BRACKET, -1967 Bug, painted L91 silver as original, left
2- BACK-UP LIGHT WIRE RUBBER BOOT, through 1967 Bug, each. Made by Wolfsburg West.
2- BACK UP LT ASSY, 1967 EA, HELLA

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Most of the rubber parts had aged. Replacing them was important as we keep the commitment to this restoration. The new rubber ensures that the fit and finish of the car is aligned and matched. The trims fitments we something we paid attention too.
Wow!

Looks like this is going to be the "mother of all restorations" at least on the sheer number of OE Parts ordered. A salute to the passion you and your family has for restorations.

Cant wait to see the final outcome

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