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  Topic: Gauge Restoration Advice
nic_

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: Gauge Restoration Advice
I'd suggest sending a message to Thorsten at Kraut Classic Parts. He restores VW and Porsche speedos and gauges.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=krautclassicparts
  Topic: Can anyone identify and date this interior? -
nic_

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Views: 1000

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:40 pm   Subject: Re: Can anyone identify and date this interior? -
My 5/56 original trim - white piping.
(Australian CKD but trim would have shipped from factory I assume)

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2142418.jpg
  Topic: Vent window assembly advice
nic_

Replies: 13
Views: 408

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:28 am   Subject: Re: Vent window assembly advice
I recently did my vent windows on my Ď56. I used the WW seals (rectangular black rubber), and followed the BugShop instructions above. A few things Iíd note:
- Thereís no way I could have tapped the ...
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:50 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Did you take the pictures OP?

Yes all on my digital SLR. I'm not an amazing photographer so just walked around hitting the button for 15 minutes and then culled down the ~500 photos Laughing
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Good spot! Yes they are missing, and now added to the cart for my next order.
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?

Love it! One question; do you have an LED license plate light and brake light?

Good spot! License plate light is a temporary LED one I built waiting for a new bulb holder to arrive (mine was miss ...
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Not bad for being down under. Laughing

Razz Razz
One of the upsides of where I live though - not many rebuilds would have their very first outing on a current F1 GP track Very Happy
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:51 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
OK so I realise this has been far from a comprehensive build thread! While I've got over a thousand photos, it's mostly just parts and detail.

But...happy to say that a couple weeks ago I installed ...
  Topic: Why do some 56,57,58,59 gas tanks have indentations in front?
nic_

Replies: 11
Views: 1089

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: Why do some 56,57,58,59 gas tanks have indentations in front?

Model 1
1955-08-04 ch,nr 1-0929513 until 1956-02-xx
This model have the smooth front.


I'm May 1956 and have the smooth tank. Although it's an Australian CKD so perhaps they didn't ship CKD's ...
  Topic: My 53 oval project
nic_

Replies: 84
Views: 29183

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: My 53 oval project
That is some seriously nice paintwork on the insides of your panels!! Shocked Shocked Shocked
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:57 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
I know it was a few years ago now but who rebuilt your motor? It looks great!

I originally did the complete strip down and rebuild in 2007. Mick at VW Performance Centre honed the cylinders and cut ...
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Wow almost a year since the last update. Shocked
As usually happens with these things, the last 5% takes the same amount of time as the first 95%. One good change was buying a new house with a gara ...
  Topic: Mystery vinyl cards
nic_

Replies: 2
Views: 296

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:40 am   Subject: Re: Mystery vinyl cards
Amazing! Thank you. I'll get them cleaned up and add them to the sale pile.
  Topic: Mystery vinyl cards
nic_

Replies: 2
Views: 296

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:41 am   Subject: Mystery vinyl cards
I've tried searching with all the keywords I could think of, but have come up with nothing. I'm coming towards the end of my build (just glass and doors to go), and was going through the tub of random ...
  Topic: Rebuilding taillights without all 4 tabs on the chrome
nic_

Replies: 11
Views: 637

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:26 am   Subject: Re: Rebuilding taillights without all 4 tabs on the chrome
Time to hunt down some replacements and give it a go. But I am sort of tempted to try siliconing the assembly if the replacements donít fit right. Itís not a great design, thatís for sure.
  Topic: Rebuilding taillights without all 4 tabs on the chrome
nic_

Replies: 11
Views: 637

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:03 pm   Subject: Rebuilding taillights without all 4 tabs on the chrome
I got to rebuilding my taillights last weekend, managing to keep everything original apart from new lenses. However the chrome surrounds have broken tabs - one has only two tabs left on the bottom, an ...
  Topic: Repro running board (mis)alignment
nic_

Replies: 11
Views: 852

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: Repro running board (mis)alignment
That side did need some work - so there's a bit of filler on the edge. (not sure on the white bit on the photo - I think it's just something odd in the photo). So now I'm thinking that it's not quite ...
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Seats are already recovered. Given it's all new carpet and headlining it just felt like old seats wouldn't work. They look brilliant, I'll grab a photo when I'm out working on it on Friday.
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
nic_

Replies: 73
Views: 9923

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
Wow it's been a while! I spent three months out of the country from July to October, so not a huge amount to update, but figured I'd share a few photos of the body assembled and back home. It's litera ...
  Topic: Repro running board (mis)alignment
nic_

Replies: 11
Views: 852

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 pm   Subject: Repro running board (mis)alignment
So the only thing that was missing from my https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1977460.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1977461.jpg
 
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