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  • Franz
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    Fabricated RHD speedo tube. I was lucky enough to locate a split window speedo tube to rob the brackets from….they are the same as oval rhd except for the angle of the bend on the base.

    See the bordeaux red paint on the split speedo tube? Thats an original paint part from John’s bagged split rag circa 2005.
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    Just for fun; these are all the generations of steel speedo tubes.
    The green blue and red tubes on the far end are 58-59. See how the base is threaded? The middle two are slightly longer/different bends, these are 53-56 oval window. Notice the square nuts on the base?

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    Vwfool
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    You never fail to surprise me with your creativity.  Nice job!

    Baja Mark
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    Franz the detail king strikes again 👏🏼

    WAY2COOL
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    Meticulous and professional Franz

    Nice work !!

    KIM
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    unk
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    awesome stuff, Franz.   Can’t thank you enough…….

    Also, the RHD wiper assembly looks great.  Hopefully, those little things are saving you some time since they seemed pretty restored already.    The headlight buckets and semas hopefully will go in (went in) with little heart-ache.

    Franz
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    Doing my job. Thank you for the compliments.

    John Jones
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    Franz
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    Working on Saturday. Feeling good about assembly. I’m going to mount the body and pan today.

     

    Critter1
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    I love this build! Get it Franz!!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Rustabus
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    Over the top Awesome!!!!!!!

    Pete
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    Can’t wait to see body on pan and sitting on the space savers….this is a beautiful machine!

    John Jones
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    WAY2COOL
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    O Oh !!! …..I think I just wet my pants…

    Beautiful work gentlemen

    KIM
    Test Pilot @ Submarine Airways

    John Jones
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    a few little pieces to paint….. freshly blasted….. step by step…

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    unk
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    Thanks John.   Probably most of those tidbits should be Shetland Gray.   I would think getting the hood latch and hood release zinc-coated would be good. (To make it look original).

    Up to ur judgement tho.  Thanks a lot.

    Did u get Pete’s engine sent back so it can go in my vert???  Haha.  That engine is awesome.     Take care.  Nice job.

    Franz
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    Inspection covers are usually black…but I do know convertibles had some things under the hood painted over/all at once. Do think they were body color originally?

    The hood mech and striker on early cars gets painted in black sealer. Those big shaft hood strikers are hard to find!

    Sorry for the lack of progress this week. I should be able to get back at it soon.

    omr_007
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    Loving the progress on this beauty. Good work as per usual gents.

    Pete
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    Did u get Pete’s engine sent back so it can go in my vert??? Haha. That engine is awesome.

    Ha!  Thanks, but you wouldn’t want it…can’t have that ’58 dated case in an early oval.  The purists would freak.  🙂 🙂 🙂

     

    John Jones
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    I think this is calling for a baby tractor motor… 1914cc.. dual 36 dells…  Heat and fairly regular looking..  Should be nice for a beetle… 😎  Break in cruise to Wisconsin?   Man.. the pictures and video we could shoot on the way… 😎

    Franz
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    Stale air 40hp tin on a 1914cc

    Would look similar to 36hp and still have heat.

    Silver fan shroud? All black?

    CB Performance has a brand new Fram oil filter kit that we could fit?

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