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Old 12-01-2018, 10:15 PM   #21
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It's looking like a great project - I'm a big fan of mid 70's Beetles and they are so underrated!

It won't be long until there are more split window and ovals on the road than 1302's and 1303's!
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The dash trim for the clock panel is removeable. Seen a few saloons with clocks so should be able to get hold of one, or if not a spare to do with a dremel
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It's looking like a great project - I'm a big fan of mid 70's Beetles and they are so underrated!

It won't be long until there are more split window and ovals on the road than 1302's and 1303's!
Yes I totally agree about 70's Beetles
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I think I read somewhere that the 02's are now rarer than split window Beetles!

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The dash trim for the clock panel is removeable. Seen a few saloons with clocks so should be able to get hold of one, or if not a spare to do with a dremel
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Is the dash just the stock black plastic or wood panelled?
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Is the dash just the stock black plastic or wood panelled?
It's just black plastic.
I think some of the special edition saloons, plus some cabriolets had the wood effect dash as standard.
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Should be easy enough to find a piece of replacement dash piece to cut a clock hole in then.

My mates Big Beetle has the wood dash trim.
Mine was just bog stock black plastic. I probably still have the bits lying around somewhere in my dads garage. Forgot to look at new year.
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Been gathering some parts again.
Got a genuine rear valance cut from VZi member VWJO, which originated from California. Will get it blasted at some stage.
Had to settle for a repro front valance.
And bit the bullet and purchased late 3 point floor pans Wolfsburg West (Kaeferland) from Justkampers.
Hopefully the work will begin in a few months time.


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Thought I'd give a quick update on the restoration of my 1303.
Since I last posted anything on here I've been gathering parts and panels in readiness for when the work commences, which will hopefully be fairly soon.
I've also been busy stripping the car interior and disassembling the replacement engine.
This will be my first complete engine rebuild, in the past I've done a top end rebuild, but never split the case.
As previously mentioned the engine is from a later 1300cc 1303.
I'm going to get the case align bored by John Maher, along with the bottom end balanced and some mild head work. I've already got 1641 b&p, Engle 110 cam, and some used parts twin 34 ict carbs and a Turbo Thomas merged stainless exhaust. I'm hoping to achieve around 70-80BHP,basically just something to keep up with modern traffic.
Here's some photo's of where I'm currently at with the engine :








Also removed the original manufacturer's tags from the front valance, as this will be replaced.




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Before I reignite this thread, I would like to a big thank-you to a good friend who I met through VZI, Flat4fanatic who will be doing the welding on my 1303.
I'm truly honoured and grateful that he agreed to work on my car.
It's been a long time since I last posted anything and in that time, basically I've been stripping the car to a rolling shell. Here are some photos..

Old doors removed and new Mexican ones fitted.




Glass removed.




Off she goes.


Look familiar - Beetle restoration number 2.


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Excellent look forward to reading about another 03
Spent the weekend at retro dubs pretty sure there was only one 03 there
Definitely getting rarer so Iím collecting as many parts cheap as possible
I may have a solution to clock bought yet another vdo clock at autojumbles cheap and it looks a good candidate for straight swap keeping the bezel etc looking factory
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