1978 SP Beetle Project

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1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 am

Ever since I was little, I dreamt about having a red SP beetle...so it finally happened.
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1978 Beetle SP 1600

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1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:28 am

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Most of the important bits are there...just elbow grease required.
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1978 Beetle SP 1600

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1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:29 am

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Some TLC required. I have already received a replacement dash to replace this one...some cracks at the top.
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1978 Beetle SP 1600

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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:44 am

After some applied elbow grease the true colour emerges slowly...Image


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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by acpaterson » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 am

Thats looking awesome already. Congrats on your Dream Bug Neels.. Keep the Pics coming..

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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Wentzel » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:07 am

Very nice! What does the upholstery look like? Twin carbs still in good condition?

Looks like all original. Only thing I think is not is the chrome strips on the side, if I remember correctly they were black/dark too.

Mine used to be an SP but was in a sad state and isn't original anymore.

Keep the updates coming.
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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Haans » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:10 am

You've got hen's teeth here boet,.......especially in what seems to be great condition !!
Keep it up !😎
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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by V6 Capri » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:50 am

Very nice bug! Congrats!
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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by John Alves » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:33 pm

No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway.

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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Tony Z » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:57 pm

wow, incredible find, congrats.
Keep the updates coming!!

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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Eugene » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Lovely car...please, whatever you do, try to keep it stock :hangloose:
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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by LesbleuBuggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:35 pm

Looks Great - I like the polished lip and spokes on those Rostyles.

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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:56 pm

Wentzel wrote:Very nice! What does the upholstery look like? Twin carbs still in good condition?

Looks like all original. Only thing I think is not is the chrome strips on the side, if I remember correctly they were black/dark too.

Mine used to be an SP but was in a sad state and isn't original anymore.

Keep the updates coming.
Hi Wentzel. I did see your post from when you started up...pity you couldn’t go back to original...the strips on the one side was black at some point but as you can see the black is gone. The original twin carbs are no more, instead 2 huge 36 or 40 Webers...will still try and find out the size. Upholstery redone to non-SP standard so I still have to make a plan with that. Seats and door panels redone brand new....but not to SP standard.


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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Herbie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:59 pm

Wow John, thanks. Excellent article!


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Re: 1978 SP Beetle Project

Post by Riaan.N » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:05 pm

Very nice!!

Keep us posted...phun intended

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