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LacrONE

LacrONE

Male Number of posts : 142
Age : 37
Drives : 1967 split screen ambulance, 1954 LHD Swedish Oval Beetle, 1965 RHD Beetle
Registration date : 2008-06-02

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PostSubject: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptySun Apr 04 2010, 19:14

In about just over a week i'l be picking up my new toy:

A 1954 LHD Swedish import Oval beetle.
It
has belonged to a friend of mine and i've watched him painstakingly
restore the floor pan and chassis to the point its at now, which is
better than new!

I can't claim to have done any of the work.
Here is a link to the build thread up to now on my local aircooled forum:

http://deutschworks.com/index.php?topic=1063.0

He has lost interest in the project and i nearly ripped his arm off when he put it up for sale!

Here is how it stands today:

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As you can see, its solid as fook. Needs about half a days welding to get the shell finished off.
Its
had the roof caved in at some point - but the plan for the short term
is to sling a roofrack on. Long term plan is to get a golde ragtop cut
into it.

Oh yeah, my mate just picked up a 56 Oval shell too!! lol

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mk1g60phill

mk1g60phill

Male Number of posts : 2918
Age : 38
Location : cambridge chesterton craphole!
Drives : Seat leon fr 20vt & a t4 land barge hippy van.
Registration date : 2008-02-21

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptySun Apr 04 2010, 19:41

Awsome car ill be watching progress. Im likein air cooled cars right now Smile
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billybug

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Male Number of posts : 4530
Age : 30
Location : Ontario, Canada
Drives : 1993 Mk3 Golf
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyMon Apr 05 2010, 00:41

mk1g60phill wrote:
Awsome car ill be watching progress. Im likein air cooled cars right now Smile

thats because they are the best vws about Smile

wanna see this finished Smile, you having it slammed?
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bravo211

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Number of posts : 1168
Age : 43
Location : peterborough
Drives : mk3 golf
Registration date : 2009-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyMon Apr 05 2010, 01:54

will look great when finished DAS 54 51732 aircooled is best
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LacrONE

LacrONE

Male Number of posts : 142
Age : 37
Drives : 1967 split screen ambulance, 1954 LHD Swedish Oval Beetle, 1965 RHD Beetle
Registration date : 2008-06-02

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyMon Apr 05 2010, 08:38

billybug wrote:
mk1g60phill wrote:
Awsome car ill be watching progress. Im likein air cooled cars right now Smile

thats because they are the best vws about Smile

wanna see this finished Smile, you having it slammed?

Its quite hard to see from the pics, but the beam is 4 inch narrowed and its on dropped spindles. - the rear is already right down. Might have to bring it up as i'm 6ft6 and 18.5 stone!

Its gonna be low and slow - just the way i like it
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billybug

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyMon Apr 05 2010, 16:26

awesome yea i noticed the back was down from the camber

you wont need to bring it up, ive seen some very large people driving very low beetles before Razz
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LacrONE

LacrONE

Male Number of posts : 142
Age : 37
Drives : 1967 split screen ambulance, 1954 LHD Swedish Oval Beetle, 1965 RHD Beetle
Registration date : 2008-06-02

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyTue Apr 20 2010, 13:26

Now got the 1954 Oval home:

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And finally in its new home:

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Employed a friend to clean up the all important feature:

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And finally started tackling the rather nasty caved in roof area:

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I know mass filling isn't the best idea, but its only for the short term, Gonna stick a roof rack on until i can source a proper Golde rag top to cut in.
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MarkGTX

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Age : 32
Location : fens!
Drives : Rocco and Passat
Registration date : 2008-01-19

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyTue Apr 20 2010, 13:50

roof chop while your at it?
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whittle

whittle

Male Number of posts : 1882
Age : 29
Location : Secret Base
Drives : along the pavement
Registration date : 2009-09-11

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyTue Apr 20 2010, 13:59

whys the roof been welded?
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LacrONE

LacrONE

Male Number of posts : 142
Age : 37
Drives : 1967 split screen ambulance, 1954 LHD Swedish Oval Beetle, 1965 RHD Beetle
Registration date : 2008-06-02

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyTue Apr 20 2010, 14:01

its had some kind of accident in its 56 years of life, your guess is as good as mine
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LacrONE

LacrONE

Male Number of posts : 142
Age : 37
Drives : 1967 split screen ambulance, 1954 LHD Swedish Oval Beetle, 1965 RHD Beetle
Registration date : 2008-06-02

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PostSubject: Re: DAS 54   DAS 54 EmptyTue Apr 20 2010, 14:02

MarkGTX wrote:
roof chop while your at it?

At my height, a roof chop isn't really an option.....
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