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Offline FESTERER

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Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« on: 16 April 2013, 21:17 »
Ok so here's my bug a few years ago



A few years on and she started to look a little sad, so I felt the need for a drastic measure: a big restoration to get her looking lovely  ;D

So here it begins, she is totally stripped



Body unbolted, and ready for the paint shop.



So off she goes, with a new colour scheme ahead, see you in a couple of weeks old girl  :'(

More photos will follow as the progress continues.
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #1 on: 17 April 2013, 20:32 »
I can feel the excitement from here!  Any clues for us about it's future colour?
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #2 on: 17 April 2013, 20:41 »
All I'm telling everyone who asks is that it'll be an original vw colour.
I'm hoping the guys doing it will take some photos as they go.
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #3 on: 18 April 2013, 20:01 »
Superb, can't wait!
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #4 on: 25 April 2013, 11:14 »
Heard back from the painters yesterday, good news is that the beetle will be in primer on Saturday and in paint about 4 days later!!
Just cleaning up some of my bits in preparation and found the only part still in its original colour.

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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #5 on: 01 May 2013, 17:26 »
A bit more progress!!



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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2013, 17:18 »
Just been down to see the painted bug.
Time to reveal the new colour.











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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #7 on: 04 May 2013, 11:51 »
Ah very good, looks stunning so far.  I'd imagine the cleaning/waxing products are going to occupy extra space when that arrives back home.  :)
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #8 on: 13 May 2013, 20:33 »
Bit more progress, floor pan now back on wheels, few more bits added and body back from paint today, going to be a busy next few weeks  ;D





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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #9 on: 14 May 2013, 20:55 »
Wow, what a difference, all that hard work will pay off!  Looking great.
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #10 on: 16 May 2013, 05:13 »
Looking great so far..

YIKES

a lot of hard work now...  enjoy

at least You will know where everything goes.. lol

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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #11 on: 18 May 2013, 22:30 »
Thanks guys,

It's going well, all the brakes done today. Another bit closer!!!
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #12 on: 22 September 2013, 22:15 »
Well we've made some good progress and the old girl should be back on the road very soon





More hard work tomorrow!!
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #13 on: 23 September 2013, 20:09 »
Looks great, I seriously need to pump some cash into ours.
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Re: Restoring my 68 T1 autostick
« Reply #14 on: 21 October 2013, 19:17 »
Well, today was the big day and we're now all road legal

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