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Old 10-03-2020, 11:48 PM   #261
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Great progress & looking mighty fine.
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Loving the ats! Think it needs a black stripe something like the white one Zebedee made for his
Possibly, will decide when the car is built.
Yes the ATS wheels are really nice, just need to get the stance right.

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Those wheels are really nice , quite uncommon nowadays?
Thanks, Yes they are nice seem to suit 02/03's.
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Done a few more little bits, think I need to start focusing on one job at a time to completion.

Decided to get the original idler rebushed, gave it a quick paint and now refitted to the car.





Engine manoeuvred under the car, I'll finish the wiring at the rear, then get the engine in.


Started to build doors


Steering column almost in, just need to connect to UJ joint.

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Unfortunately the car is garaged about 2 miles from my home, so due to the current situation I'm unable to carry on with the rebuild, and if I'm totally honest knowing what I know now I wish I'd never started this project because I truly believe we won't be able to drive petrol cars for much longer, regardless of what year the government is telling us, it will not be 2035.
Anyway a few photo's of some parts I stripped and repainted last year, repainted the heater levers today.
Dashboard is in really good condition. Last year cleaned the section which sits under the windscreen and repainted. Recently gave it a good clean and refitted glovebox yesterday.






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Looking good. I think it will be a few years until we're forced out of petrol cars and hopefully by then electric conversions will be more affordable.
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Looking good. I think it will be a few years until we're forced out of petrol cars and hopefully by then electric conversions will be more affordable.
Hopefully they値l be special dispensations for classic cars. The government are only putting a limit on the sale of internal combustion engines at this time so no need to panic yet guys. I have absolutely no interest in electrifying my beetle as it would rip its heart out. Let痴 face it electric cars are just soulless means of getting from A to B.

Hopefully this COVID-19 crap will be over soon & more importantly we値l all be ok.

Your beetle will be amazing when finished & you値l be able to drive it around for many years with its petrol heart pumping away.

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Looking good. I think it will be a few years until we're forced out of petrol cars and hopefully by then electric conversions will be more affordable.
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Hopefully they値l be special dispensations for classic cars. The government are only putting a limit on the sale of internal combustion engines at this time so no need to panic yet guys. I have absolutely no interest in electrifying my beetle as it would rip its heart out. Let痴 face it electric cars are just soulless means of getting from A to B.

Hopefully this COVID-19 crap will be over soon & more importantly we値l all be ok.

Your beetle will be amazing when finished & you値l be able to drive it around for many years with its petrol heart pumping away.

Phil
Thanks chaps, hopefully your right.
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Decided to stick with the original steering wheel, not too everyones taste I know, but I quite like the later 4 spoke steering wheel design.
Only the rim has been restored, but it had the usual cracks and imperfections, really happy with the overall finish.



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