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From Germany, hand made to order, got it through Jake Hilling on facebook,he uses a fella in Germany for all the bug headliners he puts in the bugs he restores. Well pleased with it,fitted well & worked out cheaper than a TMI one. I went for beige cloth type
 

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You sir are a perfectionist, More great progress!

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It's far from perfect but thank you. Was quoted £500 cash to have it fitted ,couldn't afford that so you tube & took my time & had a go :lol:
 

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From Germany, hand made to order, got it through Jake Hilling on facebook,he uses a fella in Germany for all the bug headliners he puts in the bugs he restores. Well pleased with it,fitted well & worked out cheaper than a TMI one. I went for beige cloth type
Bummer! Wasn't aware of Jake Hilling. I just ordered a TMI one form the US. Cant believe how expensive they are! You've done a sterling job ;)
 

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Bummer! Wasn't aware of Jake Hilling. I just ordered a TMI one form the US. Cant believe how expensive they are! You've done a sterling job ;)
I looked at the TMI ones but thought by time it got here it would be a lot of money so i stuck a post up on facebook asking if anyone knew where i could get one & Jake commented he was ordering a couple from Germany & if i wanted one he would order 3.
Don't know how much the TMI ones work out in total but mine was £420 ,a lot for a 6 pieces of cloth but fitted perfect couldn't fault it.
 

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I looked at the TMI ones but thought by time it got here it would be a lot of money so i stuck a post up on facebook asking if anyone knew where i could get one & Jake commented he was ordering a couple from Germany & if i wanted one he would order 3.
Don't know how much the TMI ones work out in total but mine was £420 ,a lot for a 6 pieces of cloth but fitted perfect couldn't fault it.
Ok I don't feel quite so bad now as mine was £438 through Heritage. As you say it's a lot of dollar for a small amount of material!
 

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That's awesome dude :)

I assume behind the woolcloth headliner is the same felt as on the roof section? I so prefer the felt compared to foam. Gives a much softer finish to the liner over the top of it compared to foam.

Was it proper wool cloth too. If so then it's not something of mass use compared to vinyl so hence the price but either way it turned out lovely.
Oh, and the fibre board strip around the edge of the centre section is a somewhat specialty item these days too. I'd have to buy a 100M roll if I was to make my own.

Top job though man :)
 

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That's awesome dude :)

I assume behind the woolcloth headliner is the same felt as on the roof section? I so prefer the felt compared to foam. Gives a much softer finish to the liner over the top of it compared to foam.

Was it proper wool cloth too. If so then it's not something of mass use compared to vinyl so hence the price but either way it turned out lovely.
Oh, and the fibre board strip around the edge of the centre section is a somewhat specialty item these days too. I'd have to buy a 100M roll if I was to make my own.

Top job though man :)
Thanks mate, it was more of just cloth type rather than woolcloth,soft to touch tho. Yes used same underfelt as roof :)
 

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Sorted the brakes,got the master cylinder filled, brakes bled & adjusted, then wheeled it out for a pic in the sunshine
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Thanks everyone,i'm getting there now. Waiting on carpets then i can get those fitted,seats in, then i have the engine to build :)
 

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:cool:Awesome, what a car! I'm not a big fan of whitewalls, but they work so well on that with colour scheme:cool:
 

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Fitted the new plates. gave it it's first polish since the paint job. Still waiting on carpets to come so made a start on building the engine
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Looking hot to trot mate :)

Rebuilding the original 36HP 1200 motor or a later engine?
Unfortuneatly it's not the original engine to the car but it is an early 56 1200 that i found so least right year & bug is Jan 56
 

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Unfortuneatly it's not the original engine to the car but it is an early 56 1200 that i found so least right year & bug is Jan 56
Cool :)

Be careful with the rod bearings. I bought direct from Wolfsburg West and they were too loose on the crank journal. The machine shop managed to find one of the last set of a local quality brand. Big end of the rods also needed resizing as had ovaled.

So just a few things I found when rebuilding my 36er ;)

oh, and exhaust valve guides were flogged out too so entire heads got rebuild but I did get 3 angle valve seats for free ;)
 
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