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    Lets all contribute pics and memories to this timeless classic that has faithfully served generations. It is my 1st car memory and my dad who is a Beetle enthusiast at one time had a total of 4 beetles in our garage Here's a little history of this miraculous German wonder: 'The history of the Beetle really goes back to pre 2nd world war Germany when Ferdinand Porsche had a vision of a mass produced vehicle that was affordable to the average German, an idea that was shared with the young Adolf Hitler who himself could not drive, but was a car fanatic. Hitler was apparently influenced by the achievements of Henry Ford and his production lines - reading Ford's biography while in prison during 1923. Porsche had previously worked on some other small cars that used many elements later to be included in the Beetle. The Type 32 prototype NSU of 1934 was an air-cooled rear engined four cylinder horizontally opposed powered car that used torsion bar suspension and featured beetle-like styling.' --- source - Google.co.uk lets keep the posts rolling - add pics of bugs you've owned or own! I'll add my dad's bug family pics as well ... I guess he fell in love with this oddly shaped car after he drove it down to Pakistan from Germany!!!! .. stories of that wonderous journey keep us entertained whenever our family gets together


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    Quote Originally Posted by NaveedRizvi

    thanks to my wife.the pics been resized... and of course now she wants her name in the credits ..
    behind every sucessful pakistani man is a woman holding a slipper
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsadIshaque

    @ Storm Thanks! I hope the theory holds up. Then you can say the problem has been pinpointed. The Things do have a lot of juicy stuff. One is quite bad with a weird modern meter grafted into the dash etc but hopefully both would turn out into interesting "Things" at the end! There is removable fibreglass type hardtop too which looks original to me. Would snap it and post for you.
    tasty tasty tasty!! i really want to get my hands on an original top. i'm looking for anyone with a top in ISB/RWP who'll let me coipty theirs. i think my wifes uncle has one with a top (which he uses to take his dogs to the vet)
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    @ Naveed

    Where is this???? I see the owner has plans for an AC unit. Hope the front grill has been made to fit the AC condenser rather than a radiator for a jap watercooled engine.

    Regards to bhabi and thanks for her help. Im sure she is a very accomodating lady since she also seems fond of bugs. Most womefolk I see dont like old cars in general.
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    behind every sucessful pakistani man is a woman holding a slipper


    OMG!!!


    My aching sides!! Lols!
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    `@ STORM

    LOL...Actually she's my IT dept as well...
    A car for the people, an affordable Volkswagen, would bring great joy to the masses and the problems of building such a car must be faced with courage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaveedRizvi



    Volkswagen Club of Pakistan VWCOP -962588



    what's with those vents? original? mod? would love to know the history/theory behind them, han't seen them before on an early model/non super.





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    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaveedRizvi

    `@ STORM LOL...Actually she's my IT dept as well...
    you're lucky, mine is my boss, CEO, president etc. i'm a clerk infront of her
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Storm


    I meant to post this pic a bit later...but here goes...it shows the top, partially though, and the split bus in the background....


    The owner of the bus also has a 1303, a 63 soon-to-be-Herbie-replica bug and an original Austin Mini with twin fuel tanks in his stables. He is a very nice chap and good friend of one of my cousin. Woudl try to drag him here again (past attempts failed).






    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    @ Asad

    Yup its for the AC unit. Its being painted near my place. I've been blessed with a specialist VW painter right next to our place.....u can come over and see the work being done He has two WIP.
    A car for the people, an affordable Volkswagen, would bring great joy to the masses and the problems of building such a car must be faced with courage.

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    @ Naveed

    You do live close to Imran azeems place if Im right??

    Whats a WIP??

    @ Storm

    Sorry the pic Im tryin to post was off my digi camera, hence more pixels. Im as bad as Naveed at resizing pics and not blessed with a smart wife yet.

    I did have a program to downsize pics but its gone now since the computer was formatted......
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    @asad,

    what OS are you using on your machine. MS paint is standard in all windows (i think). to find it click "start", then "programs" then "accessories" then "paint". or jsut right click on the icon/thumbnail of the pic and "open with paint". sometimes it says "open with" and then you have to choose a program (paint will be one of the options).

    when it is open click on "image" on the toolbar, then "stretch/skew" (till XP) or "resize/skew" (vista). there i usually put 50% in both boxes and the image is small enough to post in PW.

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    please explain WIP?
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Thanks a lot Storm!


    That was easy....who needs a wife??? Lol!


    Now lets see if this works.....





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    Taadaaaa!!
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    Cannot resist posting the closeup of my daily driver 68 bug's speedo. I simply love this design which incorporates the classic style font with the new layout of post 68 models. This rare combo appeared on beetles of the 1968 year model in the first few months of production. Later, the font changed to a more modern looking one.


    Snapped it randomly since it showed 22222 on the odometer.


    This meter was restored by my elder brother and myself many years ago.








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    @asad
    that gorgeous top and your delicious speedo might end up missing one day (if i go to KHI)

    jokes aside, i think that with enough pics i should be able to get a top made here in ISB by my fibreglass guy. from the pic you poisted it seems that it's pretty straightforward to make since it's slab-sided and has simple ridges on the top.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Some shots of the dismantled King/link pin front beam I bought recently. Its meant for the ragtop project...... some views of the dismantled unit......would try to give a detailed explnation in the dedicated thread later.....





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    Volkswagen Club of Pakistan VWCOP -962602



    Volkswagen Club of Pakistan VWCOP -962603



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    i seriously think you should start the ragtop thread ASAP and start making us jealous...

    BTW what's the status of the mohsins split?
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Lol,

    Would try to get more pics for your reference when I go there next. The top looks original to me seeing the clean glass fitting but Im not sure since I have not really had an eagle eye inspection.

    I can ask Basit if he can fabricate a replica if you say so.
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    Actually I meant to update the thread today but too sapped of energy now......watch out for a flood there.......and yes it would be food for eyes!

    No progress with Mohsin bhais split that I know of but then I have not visited Mohsin bhai since a long time.
    If there are no Beetles in heaven, Im not going!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsadIshaque

    Lol, Would try to get more pics for your reference when I go there next. The top looks original to me seeing the clean glass fitting but Im not sure since I have not really had an eagle eye inspection. I can ask Basit if he can fabricate a replica if you say so.
    That would be amazing, but before that i'd want to get permission from the owner of the top. i'm just waiting to see if i can get my hands on my wifes uncles car since then i can have the top copied here and fit straight to my car. i guess i'm just being lazy since the car isn't here yet but will be desperate once it arrives since the current ragtop isn't in ideal condition (am getting a new one made once the car is nearer completion)


    I have a few "bits" i'm going to be fitting to the 182 which will make you smile but they will be disclosed when the car is complete.

    ok i'm off to make some food. will be back online soon buddy.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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