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#1 Posted : 09 February 2017 18:36:17(UTC)
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My 57 Oval has survived the last 60 years extremely well. It remained with the original owner until his death in 1978 and was then passed to his son, who used the car to teach of his four children to drive, one after the other. Then, in 1986, it was put in a lock up with a bent con rod with a view to it being restored one day. In 2003 the lock up was scheduled for demolition to make way for re-development so a new home was sought for the Beetle. It went through several owners in four years, each keeping it for no more than six months (sadly one decided to keep the original number plate before selling it on) then I bought it in 2008.

Since then I have driven it all over the UK and much of Europe, visiting shows and for pure pleasure. It's been in the Historic Line Up at Stanford Hall for all but one of the last 9 years and has also visited Heissich and Bad Camberg. Most recently I drove it in convoy along with a '58 bus, a 58 Porsche 356, 58 Beetle a '63 356 and a very convincing Herbie look alike to the 24 hour Classic Le Mans where it was displayed on the Real Flat Four Club stand.

However, despite being a solid car and having had only very minimal welding repairs in the last 60 years, it was becoming evident that some repairs were becoming necessary to the bottom of the sills, the bulk head and the rear corners. So it was duly dispatched to Karl at Wolfsburg Wizards for some sensitive surgery, intended to preserve the car and, most importantly make it water tight, as every European trip seems to be accompanied by passage through a storm cell!

It's all done now, and I'm going to post some pictures to tell the story. The first are of the car as it was before it went in for repairs. Enjoy

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#2 Posted : 09 February 2017 18:43:30(UTC)
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Removing the body from the chassis (sorry, some of these pictures are coming out on their sides. You're just going to have to turn your laptop on it's side...

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#3 Posted : 09 February 2017 18:48:37(UTC)
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Work begins. The original paintwork is masked and the inner wings media blasted.

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#4 Posted : 09 February 2017 18:53:13(UTC)
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The chassis is media blasted, zinc sprayed then painted in black, several small repairs were necessary
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#5 Posted : 09 February 2017 19:01:21(UTC)
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Inner wing repairs done
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More inner wing work
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Then the sills
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#13 Posted : 09 February 2017 19:58:32(UTC)
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And all back together. Almost as though nothing had happened!
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#14 Posted : 17 February 2017 16:53:40(UTC)
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#15 Posted : 06 March 2017 13:00:07(UTC)
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And all back together. Almost as though nothing had happened!


You forgot to 'slam it into the weeds' and add a set of Earlies after making the chassis so nice, Mike.Wink

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