1952 VW beetle project.

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Rudi02 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi AirCooled buddies,

It's been quite a while since I last posted something, as the process is now at the slower, but very exciting stage.

I was very privileged to visit Jaco and see his collection. I was awestruck at the cars he brought together. It is just so special and I'm so glad that someone like Jaco is collecting and putting in a lot of effort to keep the beauties in South Africa. Thanks for the help and advice Jaco. I'll probably come visit again to take some photos and get advice.

But now to my project. The assembly stage has started. Some basic stuff has been done. Enjoy the photos as I try to stay as authentic as possible to an original resto.

The wiring were refitted as the original wiring were still in good condition. The cloth covering has deteriorated over time but the main harness could be salvaged.

There is just so much unique things to these early cars. As you can see, I've located an original NOS rear deck lid locking L handle. If my wife must know what I spend on just that handle, I'm in big trouble, but we are now at the stage where right decisions need to be taken.

The petrol tank were painted, hopefully correctly, and looks beautiful.

I'll post more pictures as the build develops. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Eugene » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:21 am

Drooollll
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by veemal » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:54 am

WOW

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Donovan D » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:20 am

Keep up the great work, really looks good.

Please send the wifes number I will gladly tell her about the expenses and take it off your hands :lol:
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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by retrovan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:18 am

Looking good

Now the cost just keep adding up, best to burn invoices to save the marriage........ :shock:

When done, I will take my 1952, -"Lady Phoenix", on a 3000km road trip and come and have a meeting at Jaco's stash.

Jaco, you have been appointed as "Meetings Manager" for this meet. :wink:

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by freddiebooysen » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Very very Nice





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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by lowlight » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 am

Indeed
Some days we are the flies , some days we are the windscreens

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Rudi02 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:25 pm

Small things make a big difference. While I'm waiting for parts to arrive, the running boards were fitted.

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by 73type2 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 am

Although you call them "side steps", I would hate it if people actually stepped on the runner boards!

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Rudi02 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Small steps. The crotch coolers have been assembled, and some headlights were installed.

Small steps!! ImageImageImageImage

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Jdt1976 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 pm

Good progress and looking nice.

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Eugene » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:19 pm

Wow Rudi....awesome looking car!
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Tony Z » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Jdt1976 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Good progress and looking nice.
Nice?? I think it needs a little more praise than "nice".
:mrgreen: :drunks:

Loving the updates Rudi - really awesome!

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by Riaan.N » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:38 am

Really nice!! What do you plan to do engine wise?

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Re: 1952 VW beetle project.

Post by retrovan » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 am

Very nice work, and it shows in the final product.

Not the easier project to do, but you doing it exceptionally well.

Bit jealous that I did not have a complete car, like you, to start with, but still proud of what I managed to get out of a heap of scrap at the end.

Be good to see all the splits together one day, can not wait to see your car in person, will be a epic day.

Keep up the great work.

Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc twin 34ICT's (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback (2Lt.type4)twin 34ICT's( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van (2Lt type 4)twin 34ICT's(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc twin 34ICT's(Aqua Blue/White)

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