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Old December 22nd 2005, 10:58
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looking really good. keep them coming.
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Old December 24th 2005, 08:03
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Oval with elephant foot rear lights, latest rear apron and latest engine lid....... Oh god....

Even though your car is oval with 'different' style (and everything you can´t see outside is also made with extreme care) and no matter how much I´ve look those pictures I still can´t like it.

But I think here are people who love your car even I dont! :agree:
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Old December 25th 2005, 03:01
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But I think here are people who love your car even I dont!
I like it. A lot. It pulls (or is it pools?) a lot of seemingly conflicting styles together very nicely.
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Old December 25th 2005, 05:05
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Fitted the fronts as well-will wire everything up-then lift it onto the pan.
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Old January 12th 2006, 01:34
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Put the body back on the pan yesterday.Got away with using a felt sling thru the door openings and and it balanced really good.With all the cutting and welding I did to fit the auto,and only using an old body section for a guide,I had the rear of the motor 15mm too low and 6mm offset to the right.Can easily modify the mounts I made that bolt up to bellhousing to correct this.I am really happy with how it all fits and looks.
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Old January 12th 2006, 04:05
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Put the body back on the pan yesterday...I am really happy with how it all fits and looks.
Gee, I guess so! Fantastic! :agree:
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Old January 13th 2006, 09:37
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all I can say is "WOW"
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Old January 13th 2006, 20:01
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Very Good Job

Please tell me what is the color code of the yellow,
I have a Bug 1600 F.I. (Fuel Injection) from México and your color bug is perfect for my project.

Thanks, and sorry for my english.

Viva México Ca.....balleros.
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Old January 13th 2006, 20:30
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Like ovals very nice sir! Brent.
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Old January 13th 2006, 21:00
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the colour is Double Yellow-the same as my 02 NB Beetle in the Avatar.I am doing the Oval to have some features like the NB-same colour inside as well with the grey trims and black leather seats and have found 17inch wheels that look similar.
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Old January 13th 2006, 21:18
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When I did the inside,I found a Velour fabric the same colour as the NB,but it looks very similar to the original Oval fabric.I have fitted 2 interior lights from an NB as well as the passenger grab handle and the sunglasses holder.When I fitted the sound system,the only place I could get the small speakers was up in the headlining-so I made some aluminium brackets that screwed to the sunroof brackets under the trim, and just have to push the speakers into the holes.
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Old January 22nd 2006, 21:10
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Got the handbrake finished-had to make some extension tubes to lengthen the original tubes in the pan-I had to reposition these when I modified the pan for the auto,and didn't know how long they would need to be-I was too short by 85mm-all works OK now.Finally finished the auto dip stick tube.I took ages to decide where to actually make it fit-decided to bring it into the engine bay.Had to make it 100mm longer to get it in and at the correct angle.Shortened a dipstick from an auto Kombi and scribed new level marks.Have made the dipstick an airtight fit in the tube to prevent any fluid being blown into the engine bay-will weld an 8mm tube high up on the outer tube and fit a filter and drain pipe to vent any fluid out behind the LH back wheel.Now it's back on the ground,I think I will lift the back one spline,then align the rear wheels.I have all the VW tools to line up the back wheels.
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Old January 23rd 2006, 03:12
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the workmanship on that car is top notch!!!


It is a love it/hate it type of look, but i think you achieved your goal perfectly.
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Old January 23rd 2006, 12:55
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Thanks for the continuing updates. I find it really fascinating. It makes me ready for my next GL project (if I live long enough).
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Old March 4th 2006, 06:55
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I entered 4 of my cars in a local 'Car Show' last weekend.Have been waiting to get my 2 yellow VW's together for a long time.Put my Ford ute in as well-they had a 'Family catagory'.
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