Standard split
2009-03-26T14:57:38Z
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I'd buy this car at the drop of a hat.



The beauty of a non-shiny Standard model eh, George :wink:

Bet you'd rather have a nice shiny Oval DeLuxe though :twisted:
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48REME
2009-03-26T16:36:28Z
Why have you got such a thing about shiny cars, John? :wink: My old 51 Standard which you now have is nice and shiny, isn't it? Even though it has patina...:d
Standard split
2009-03-26T17:04:17Z
You have to admit that this looks rather cool, and its a DeLuxe too, but more rust than patina though 😎
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2009-03-26T18:54:47Z
Standard split wrote:



The beauty of a non-shiny Standard model eh, George :wink:

Bet you'd rather have a nice shiny Oval DeLuxe though :twisted:




My first two splits were non-shiney standard models,one even had a sunroof in it.
You see John,I've got the "T SHIRT".
Standard split
2009-03-26T19:12:09Z
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My first two splits were non-shiney standard models,one even had a sunroof in it.
You see John,I've got the "T SHIRT".



Welcome to the semi-matt Standard model club George:!:

First meeting at my place. Please bring this with you so you may be sworn in :shock:
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mrsherbie
2009-03-30T10:16:31Z
Yes, that is one of those extra special cars! :d

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You see John,I've got the "T SHIRT".

(note Springsteen styled sleeves)

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"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann
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2009-03-31T19:35:16Z
48REME wrote:

Why have you got such a thing about shiny cars, John? :wink: My old 51 Standard which you now have is nice and shiny, isn't it? Even though it has patina...:d



Your old 51 Standard (below) is one of my favourite cars Nicolas :d

I love the colour and it is not over shiny. In fact it looks about the right level of finish for a post 47 split-window VW :beer:

I've owned it a few years now, refraining from polishing it other than a wipe-down with rain water and a leather – (not tap water), so the paint has dulled a little over time :wink:

I do love the satin/semi matt finish most of all, but this belongs more to the early post-war (pre '48 cars) in general. However, this hasn't stopped me putting my '50 Standard into a semi-matt finish 😎


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2009-04-01T19:08:08Z
Standard split wrote:

other than a wipe-down with rain water and a leather



So do you have a rain butt or do you wait for it to rain to wash your cars?
Cos' i don't think that stuff falling out the sky, in a city like London, is too clean.
48REME
2009-04-01T19:32:00Z
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Your old 51 Standard (below) is one of my favourite cars Nicolas :d



Lovely to see it again. I went to Hessisch Oldendorf and back with it in 2001!:wink:
Standard split
2009-04-02T12:08:03Z
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So do you have a rain butt or do you wait for it to rain to wash your cars?
Cos' i don't think that stuff falling out the sky, in a city like London, is too clean.



True, but it seems to leave nicer finish than the London tap water :?



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Standard split
2009-04-02T12:09:52Z
48REME wrote:



Lovely to see it again. I went to Hessisch Oldendorf and back with it in 2001!:wink:



It's a lovely car to drive so you must have had a good trip 😎



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48REME
2009-04-02T12:26:22Z
Yes, it was great. As usual, Paula applied her magic mechanical touch to make it reliable and roadworthy. Someone had taken the rear piece of tinware out previously and I couldn't believe the difference it made to the running of the engine when we put it back in! Taillights were from Owen, since there were oval ones on and terrible huge round orange indicators on the wings which were all removed to recreate the correct look from the back. The front wings were also wrong so Paula provided me with some from an old Oval of hers. The blanking plate was missing so I put an unmolested one in.

Lovely car though, originallyfrom Northeim in Niedersachsen.:wink:
reminou75
2009-04-02T14:52:47Z
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Will he sell:?:



hehe... no, he won't. 😳 He's restoring it to its original specs, before he'll begin the restoration of his barndoor. And yes, he lives in the French Alpes. :wink:

He shouldn't come to Hessisch, but... Maybe next year to Le Mans Classic... :d
Standard split
2009-04-02T16:02:47Z
Well Nicolas, all the effort has produced a very nice car 😎



Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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Standard split
2009-04-02T16:05:17Z
reminou75 wrote:



hehe... no, he won't. 😳 He's restoring it to its original specs, before he'll begin the restoration of his barndoor. And yes, he lives in the French Alpes. :wink:



Shame, it means he'll probably repaint it :cry:



Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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