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2011-01-11T11:26:32Z
Rattletrap wrote:

I feel that this is how the VW38 should have been with the discovered wreck preserved as found.:o



But surely that would only be of any interest to keen students of Eastern Bloc automotive field repairs. It doesn´t represent anything that the car was originally about.
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pre67vw
2011-01-11T12:51:38Z
Rattletrap wrote:

There's something really fascinating about a rare discovery dug-up, dragged out of a pond or whatever. The wreck of the VW38 was a mess but told a story.



I agree it's got a facinating story to tell, and the restoration is another part of the story. The original wreck has been preserved in photos, there's nothing more to gain from keeping it as it was. With it restored, we get to see how it would have looked when new and enjoy it attending some VW events and see it for real. I'd much rather see it driving around and be able to look at some of the details up close knowing that this is the closest to original it's going to get. If it was preserved as it was, you wouldn't know what was correct and what had been hacked around.


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oval56
2011-01-11T13:22:08Z

i see a wonderfull reconstruction with maximum on original parts and 99,9% of recreations of missing parts. for that input, which the grundmans and the team and all involved gave to this car, i pull my hat if i had one:!:

to rebuild a car if it is complete with original tools, is really difficult and makes in my opinion not much sense. look at the painting, they trie to do it the way it was done 70 years ago. but if ovaltine hase some worthfull inputs how it was done right back in the day, comon and let us participate
pre67vw
2011-01-14T09:37:19Z
I've just done a massive clean up of the thread, lets keep it on-topic and leave out the insults.

Whether it should have been left alone or restored back to its former glory is down to personal opinion and has now been covered - it's being restored so the descision has already been made.
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pre67vw
2011-01-14T09:59:56Z
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Rattletrap
2011-01-14T11:16:12Z
The rear lights must be a bit special.

Must be some real research here.8)

I'd love a detail of those complete.
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pre67vw
2011-01-14T12:05:53Z
Rattletrap wrote:


Must be some real research here.8)



Have you ever seen any of the Grundmann collection? It's more than a collection of cars, they have tons of incredibly rare 'stuff' that they've been collecting for years and years. It wouldn't suprise me at all if the car is re-united with many of it's original parts without even knowing it.

I think this is one of the reasons that bashing the restoration is out of order, nobody in the world could do it better - not even VW themselves. It goes beyond skill and knowledge - there are other very skilled people who could maybe do the metalwork/paint etc. to the same first class standard - but nobody else could pull out original technical drawings or 1938 parts from their stash.

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Rattletrap
2011-01-14T12:15:38Z
Its awesome when you think of it Rob.:thumbup:

Shame that unlike the likes of you and I, Joe Public just wouldn't realise just how special this little VW is.

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zelensis61
2011-01-22T07:58:49Z
They are going fast ....and I mean FAST...:drool:
The painted body and parts got home yesterday evening....and this morning it looked like this :omg:

I hope Christian feels OK with it. The picts came from a social network and he posted them. :thumbup:
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55Kab
2011-01-22T08:27:37Z
WOW :!:

Fast works guys. Can imagine you couldn't wait to get her all together so I would have worked through the night too!

Looks perfect. :beer:

Rattletrap
2011-01-22T16:39:00Z
Can't think that anybody would have wanted it left as found.:oops:

Amazing job, seeing is believing - I love the detail of the bumpers and numberplate/stop lamp.8)

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heb623
2011-01-23T16:27:34Z
Amazing job! :thumbup:
And I am happy to see the result!
It wasn't much but atleast I can see where my money is invested in!:?

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pre67vw
2011-01-23T21:48:09Z
What an awesome weekend, the car looks absolutely awesome in real life 😉
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55Kab
2011-01-24T07:13:12Z
pre67vw wrote:

What an awesome weekend, the car looks absolutely awesome in real life ;-)



Pics please... :wink:

2011-01-24T08:28:41Z
Saturday I was VERY lucky to be able to see the marriage with my own two eyes and make a "few" pics.
Thanks you Grundmann family!

Check http://www.volksfahrer.nl  for all the pics!

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2011-01-24T08:28:53Z
pre67vw wrote:

What an awesome weekend, the car looks absolutely awesome in real life ;-)



Friend of the stars! :d

Lucky chap to have been there.:thumbup:
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2011-01-24T09:04:14Z
JD wrote:


Lucky chap to have been there.:thumbup:



Very lucky indeed, crazy weekend, crazy car, fantastic :thumbup:

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2011-01-24T10:01:22Z
And you were caught on camera Rob!

http://www.ndr.de/fernse.../media/hallonds1315.html 
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Rattletrap
2011-01-24T10:10:14Z
55Kab wrote:

WOW :!:

Fast works guys. Can imagine you couldn't wait to get her all together so I would have worked through the night too!

Looks perfect. :beer:


Would take you longer Martin – fitting an adjustable beam and Earlies takes extra time.:sneaky:


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oval56
2011-01-24T10:14:11Z
Rattletrap wrote:

Would take you longer Martin – fitting an adjustable beam and Earlies takes extra time.:sneaky:




[-x nope, they run a frontaxle without shocktowers...so only to put drop spindels in and cut it on the outside...:p :omg:
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