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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 reezvaan View Post
    Its very much possible that the bug was european spec semaphore model. The semaphore slots on the pillars can be filled and welded in during its course of life, as she seems to have received a lot of molestation so welded semaphore pillar slots wont surprise me much, if thats the case. This has been seen on @AsadIshaque's 1959 RT as well, here is a picture that I borrowed from his DIY thread for reference:

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    In nutshell, I agree with you, she needs to be saved! And to answer your query, yes the european models seized to receive semaphores in 1960.
    It is a Left Hand drive so possibly a european model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    The bumper mounts pass through the fenders and not the apron be it on earlier models or on later models. So changing the fenders alone would have suffice and wouldn't need the apron change.

    About the decklid locking plate, it can be adjusted even on the earlier apron by welding in a locking plate/hook at a new spot to accomodate any change in size of the decklid.
    While the bumper brackets do pass thru slots in the fenders, the bumper mounting area on the apron is different. I am more inclined to believe that the complete rear apron was changed and would be happy to bet that the front apron hasn't been left un molested.

    Remember, the owner is a mechanic and probably had access to a complete later model car that was destined for Sultan ka khu...it being a slow work week he probably decided to upgrade his own car by taking parts off and using those from the donor car. ...how far he went is any body's guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    While the bumper brackets do pass thru slots in the fenders, the bumper mounting area on the apron is different. I am more inclined to believe that the complete rear apron was changed and would be happy to bet that the front apron hasn't been left un molested.

    Remember, the owner is a mechanic and probably had access to a complete later model car that was destined for Sultan ka khu...it being a slow work week he probably decided to upgrade his own car by taking parts off and using those from the donor car. ...how far he went is any body's guess
    another sad story...sigh...seeing such acts, i sometimes feel like grabbing a 74 and taking it to look like a split window ... now that would be a real improvement!!

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    oh and having completed that hopefully rather well, just to **** romano off, SLAM IT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel View Post
    oh and having completed that hopefully rather well, just to **** romano off, SLAM IT!!!
    one of these days, you are going to get hurt seriously......

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    one of these days, you are going to get hurt seriously......
    haha!! iv heard that before

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel View Post
    haha!! iv heard that before
    so change it to seriously hurt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    so change it to seriously hurt....
    now THAT i havent heard before!!

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    Does anyone know anything about JM 1115? It was a very decent car with a very decent owner, living in F 7/3 or 2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    Does anyone know anything about JM 1115? It was a very decent car with a very decent owner, living in F 7/3 or 2...
    pic taken by me a few years back at khalids, i see it in F7 from time to time.

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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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    ^^ where exactly in F7?
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    just came across this interesting thing right here...thot id share...

    http://www.oldbug.com/55dual.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    ^^ where exactly in F7?
    around jinnah market, sometime infront, sometimes behind.
    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 rebel View Post
    just came across this interesting thing right here...thot id share...

    1955 VW Drivers Training Beetle For Sale @ Oldbug.com
    and here we have busted corollas and FXs... says allot.
    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 Storm View Post
    around jinnah market, sometime infront, sometimes behind.
    that is the area he lives in....i believe his house is the one right next to a break, middle of the street...

    its good to know that the car is still on road. Shazadi is being prepped as we speak. She'll be my run around car from Tuesday..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    and here we have busted corollas and FXs... says allot.
    ..that too for the few who choose to go to a school...for the rest its the big brother who teaches them when Abba ji is away. I learnt to drive on my neighbours car (without him knowing as we'd 'borrow' his car for the lessons past midnight and return in a couple of hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    Total stock (non-modified) suspension on early bugs (specifically pre-66) had the probability of wheel tuck and the flaw was known/realized by VW and was under research to be eliminated ever since 61/62.



    Therefore, as first real measure (a stock modification), VW undertook suspension modification on 66s, and chose to add Z-bars (search Z-bars on rear axles on VWs anywhere, either on google/the samba for more details). Before that there were no such measures on the swing axles and therefore there was probability of wheel tuck specially when driving at high speeds on curves and steep inclinations.



    However later bugs are saved from this curse and introduction of IRS was the real fix that VW could offer to its customers as wheel tuck eliminator.
    Few days back we have had a discussion on the Z-Bars and Camber Compensators. Today while browsing I came across these Z-Bar (sometimes referred to as "Rear Stablizers" too) pictures. I thought, it might be good idea to just share these here with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    that is the area he lives in....i believe his house is the one right next to a break, middle of the street...

    its good to know that the car is still on road. Shazadi is being prepped as we speak. She'll be my run around car from Tuesday..
    BTW i saw the green and creame beetle you helped build a few years ago. it's still the same and looks well looked after. I saw it in F-8, am attaching a pic for refference.

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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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    green and cream beetle I believe is for sale. saw Ad on Pakwheels
    http://groups.google.com.pk/group/vwcop

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    Quote Originally Posted by romano View Post
    green and cream beetle I believe is for sale. saw and Ad of Pakwheels
    And OLX too.

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