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wil7496 22-11-2019 06:54 PM

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Just collected the beetle from the specialists where i took it last week after discovering another oil leak.
My gut feeling was right in that it was the flywheel oil seal, which has now been replaced with a viton seal as discussed above and im pleased to report that all is well again, its running great and not a single drip of oil. As previously promised, i'll try and take a few pictures of it over the weekend showing what a good, straight unmodified mexican beetle this is.

wil7496 24-11-2019 03:51 PM

Weather not been great today, so not taken mexi out, but tried to take a few pictures of it in the garage just to give an indication of how solid it is
Spare Wheel well
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...904cbd63_k.jpg20191124_151153 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
Front inner wings
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0d220a15_k.jpg20191124_151111 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...05c6e10b_k.jpg20191124_151103 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
Corners of front scuttle
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f2d87c4b_k.jpg20191124_150939 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e1a3f1ee_k.jpg20191124_150917 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr

wil7496 24-11-2019 03:57 PM

Bottom of front quarters
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d1e7da42_k.jpg20191124_150846 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f415ae9f_k.jpg20191124_150905 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
Bumper mounts
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cb86cffa_k.jpg20191124_150815 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...968535ed_k.jpg20191124_150746 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
Gutters
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0ae4ceab_k.jpg20191124_150833 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c6539f8d_k.jpg20191124_150825 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr

wil7496 24-11-2019 03:59 PM

And finally, the clean engine - the air pipes will get replaced in the very near future
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...824aa7c3_k.jpg20191124_150701 by Adrian Wilcock, on Flickr

Zebedee 24-11-2019 05:36 PM

That does look very solid. That'll save you months of welding. :)

callaghan 25-11-2019 09:33 AM

Very clean ! What’s the protection plan for it ?

GlenAnderson 25-11-2019 10:16 AM

If you ever decide to move it on, drop me a line. ;)

wil7496 25-11-2019 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by callaghan (Post 16573871)
Very clean ! What’s the protection plan for it ?

All the underside is nicely sealed, clean and tidy, the inner wings are all original colour - tempted to coat with waxoil rather than schultz or similar.

wil7496 25-11-2019 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by GlenAnderson (Post 16573881)
If you ever decide to move it on, drop me a line. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/images/vzismilies/wink.gif[/IMG]

Will do, ive a habit of finding a decent one and instead of keeping, continue searching for others for sale and then regret selling - made this mistake numerous times over the years

keekster64 25-11-2019 12:54 PM

That's very nice indeed, and I spot some daymoulding wings as well. Looks like someone has given a solid Mexi a nice respray and some decent wings. If look after, it should last for many years.


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