lee ivatt
2006-10-22T16:05:22Z
Well 748 Miles in 20 Hours, and £130 of Diesel, plus £500 has got me this.
It has been fully referbished, it just needs sandblasting and a fresh coat of paint.

Two questions; It looks good, as far as i can tell it is in original condition, e.g square jack points, floor pan pressing patterns, battery tray area, is this correct?
Does anybody know the paint code for the chassis, if not i will just use 'Chassis Black' paint.
Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
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lee ivatt
2006-10-22T16:07:37Z
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Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
lee ivatt
2006-10-22T16:11:27Z
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lee ivatt attached the following image(s):

Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
six-o-one
2006-10-22T16:21:50Z
Well done Lee! The tunnel looks right with the pipes at the frame head for the front cable brakes.

It's had later floor pan halves fitted. It shouldn't have tracks for the seat runners, it should have two studs with wing nuts to fix each seat.

Also, the battery fixing is wrong, should just have a bracket on each side of the battery (side to side not front and back) which springs attatch to and hook on to the battery cover.

So you just need to find all the running gear now!
lee ivatt
2006-10-22T22:34:23Z
Hi thanks for that, as least these are only minor things, i must buy that book you all keep talking about, then maby i can fabricate the battery bracket and get the seat mounts correct!

Any ideas on paint code?

Hopefully the chap who posted on my 'chassis wanted' post will still be selling his 52, so i can use the parts from that. then either sell the spine or keep it for another project. Id quite like to build a kubel, as the chap i got the 49 chassis from, makes and supplies props for war films. He supplied all the vehicles, guns, clothes and tank blocks etc for 'saving private ryan' (especially the beach scene), 'Brothers in arms', 'Battle of Dunkirk', the recent docu/soap 'Hitlers Britian' and even the motorbikes in the 'indiana jones films' they were all tucked away in his workshops!!! He has 3 original kubles and instead of having to blow them up he makes replicas for the pyrotechnics scenes. He makes the entire bodies from scratch, using his originals as mouldings and the quality of work is probably better than the originals. well infact they are an almost exact copy, and the bonus is they are brand new! So watch this space as they say! Though i havn't told my misses, as you know im already working on 4 cars!

Anyway please help me with the paint code. im about the weld up the deluxe trim holes :shock: fingers crossed!
Past Restorations

1954 International Tractor-----1971 1200 Orange Beetle-----1985 Mk3 Escort S1 RS TURBO
1972 1600 VW Camper-----1969 MK1 Escort Mexico RS-----1949 Standard Beetle (incompleted)
1993 Escort Cosworth 4x4 350bhp---1970 1300 Orange Beetle---1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
1992 Mk Golf GTI 16v (2.8 VR6 conversion-----1982 MK3 Escort RS 1600i (restored twice!!)
1987 Sierra 3dr Cosworth to concourse--1968 1300 Red Beetle--1967 1500 Lotus White Beetle
1972 1200, Orange beetle (yes I like orange!)

Currently restoring

1958 old english white golge rag top--- 1992 mk3 Golf VR6
Hebster52
2006-10-24T12:44:51Z
As the floorhalves have been replaced I suspect it has wrong pressings under the pedals too?

The heaterknob seems to be on the early position too. (~pre-50)

It also seems to have pretty decent looking split only torsionplate cover. (atleast the one shown in the pictures.)
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