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2015-12-06T12:34:19Z
Well looking around for a split or something and found a 51 crotch and a Zwitter. Both been slammed and messed with 😳 . Lots of people making noises of would love that and cool ride man. But I wonder if they had left them as VW intended that someone would had had them by now. :cry: The blue one is the Zwitt and the other the crotch. How it was slammed and how it is now.




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Rattletrap
2015-12-07T12:54:33Z
Love the 51 (pre-slammed or course)

Split Beetles and Split busses are too often messed up:(
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2015-12-07T14:00:21Z
Hi there Rattletrap :thumbup: Your P/M Box is full :omg:




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Hebster52
2015-12-29T09:47:22Z
Well, usually the slammed splits are done without spoiling anything so the slamming is reversable pretty easy...
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2015-12-29T12:37:06Z
Apart from the floor pan and frame head get damaged 😶


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peet15
2016-02-21T19:35:25Z
Love a slammed split!
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Rattletrap
2016-02-22T11:38:02Z
Originally Posted by: peet15 

Love a slammed split!


Why:?
To most people here, the two cars shown at the start of this thread have been wasted. That's how I feel anyway:thumbdn:
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kevsplitty
2016-02-22T20:08:38Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

Why:?
To most people here, the two cars shown at the start of this thread have been wasted. That's how I feel anyway:thumbdn:



I agree, to do it to a late 60's or 70's bug i can except but to a split, oval or early 60's bug that are getting rarer to find i just don't get it but its all about opinions,i think the older generations like im nearing now lol who grew up with those appreciate the values of them in their original state, but each to their own,at the end of the day its the owners car to do as he or she wants,we might not like it tho :lol:
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2016-02-22T21:01:41Z
Well, they're out being driven and enjoyed and aren´t rotting away somewhere. That´s a damn waste, so even this is a good start, even if it isn´t what I´d do to my own car.


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356boy
2016-03-02T09:35:28Z
If anyone knows of a split for sale slammed or stock please pm me. Not looking for a project car though must be a driver.
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Rattletrap
2016-03-07T09:45:40Z
Originally Posted by: JD 

Well, they're out being driven and enjoyed and aren´t rotting away somewhere. That´s a damn waste, so even this is a good start, even if it isn´t what I´d do to my own car.


I don't think that anyone would leave a split to just rot away - not at today's prices:wink:


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2016-03-07T11:40:12Z
LOL :omg:


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mmcnult1
2016-03-24T12:47:00Z
Hi, the Blue 1953 Zwitter is now owned by me. I managed to rescue it before it was driven at all slammed like that. The guy who had it still had the original front beam and wheels which I managed to get from him. I also have its original spindles as he fitted a 5" narrowed beam and dropped spindles. Really annoyingly though, instead of getting some new narrowed track rods, he shortened the original split ones!!! Grr!!! So, now I have to find some as well as the rest of the bits.

The car is surprisingly solid and is unrestored/modified apart from the obvious slamming. It was found in a barn in France and was off the road since 1973 - so it hasn't been raped of it's Zwitter only bits and as far as I can see most are present. Only the rear window rubber bits are not present on the car but I did find them in a box of bits I got with the car - sadly they've had bits thrown on them and they are damaged. The car also doesn't have it's original engine (a later twin-port) so i'll be looking for a more period correct engine for it as a long term goal.

Things I need to look for as far as I can see so far (owned it for two weeks):

That engine - period (ish) correct....maybe do some kind of vintage speed thing with this?
Headlamps are non matching - one with 5 & 7 O'clock screws, one with 2 & 7 O'clock screws - can anyone tell me which is correct? (I believe 5 & 7?). I don't think the glasses in the lights are incorrect as well? No VW sign at the top.
Rear drum - 1 non-original fitted - sits further into the arch than the other side?
Rear wings - should they be ribbed on this car? If so they're not original to it. one is badly rusted - I believe the fronts are correct although again one is damaged and will need work.
2 x wiper blades (split era I think...arms are tiny thin round section ones).
As far as I can see so far the interior has everything present and is all correct, if showing wear of course!!

If anyone would be willing to help me out with some parts or advice on this car and taking it back to how it should be I'd appreciate it. This is my first real vintage VW and I sold my pride and joy 66 KG to buy it. I still own a 63 RHD UK bug and a US 63 Split bus.

So hopefully, this 'spoiled' split will be unspoiled at some point soon...

Matt

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2016-03-24T15:19:47Z
That's nice she is being put back to how it should be :thumbup:



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mmcnult1
2016-03-24T16:30:15Z
That's the plan dude!!! As long as I can find parts which I'm finding difficult at the moment. People won't let go of parts even though they're going on the car!
I was hoping I could get it roadworthy to get it to Lavenham as is, (but raised up of course!). The plan is to get it all rolling and safe to use (MOT'd) as is whilst I collect the required correct parts for the correct restoration..

Regards,
Matt
Rattletrap
2016-03-24T19:00:24Z
Glad that this car has been saved:beer:
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Kids taxi
2016-06-02T08:04:18Z
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FBi have 3 split bugs in stock , Although they are priced from 10K for a shitter to 19K for the top priced ones. According to reports the prices are quite firm, But the cars are seemingly overpriced with wrong parts an panels etc ESP the top price blue one . There are very nice early cars still out there ,But the nice ones will always be nice and therefore more expensive. But seeing as the prices for the parts an nice/rare bits are getting far more expensive , Id always buy the best I could afford with the most original parts/complete car even if it does want full restoration etc

KT
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2016-06-02T11:26:45Z
An interesting one on E bay at the moment.


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Kids taxi
2016-06-02T12:44:04Z
Ive seen that, He's a Noturios car flipper , Tbh I personally don't think it's worth the money it's at Now , 12.5K . The paint is bad an although I have seen a poor video of it running and I use the word lightly driving ......

There Is better out there for not much money But it's getting expensive now to get a nice/original Pre 53 car
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