BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations

www.baor-locations.org
 
HomeHome  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Latest topics
» Pathe Newsreel
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime18/10/2020, 19:23 by Pborn4

» BAOR 1946
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/10/2020, 13:18 by alan8376

» Verden Units Royal Engineers - old family photo
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime13/10/2020, 16:50 by Snoopy60

» Belm
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime7/10/2020, 13:42 by Chemist

» MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime6/10/2020, 12:46 by Telymech

» 1939 - Conscription Imminent
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime1/10/2020, 00:05 by Stonewall

» 1945 - R.A.F. Eindhoven
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/9/2020, 17:36 by Stonewall

» Harrogate baracks,623 UNIT RCT, BIELEFELD, THE OLD old gate
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/9/2020, 18:04 by lahteddy

» R.A.F. Blackpool 1944 - 1946
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/9/2020, 07:08 by Stonewall

» R.A.F. Eindhoven - 1953
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/9/2020, 11:29 by alan8376

» R.A.F. Eindhoven 1945
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/9/2020, 02:53 by Stonewall

» R.A.F. Eindhoven Families - 1946-1953
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime26/9/2020, 23:31 by Stonewall

» New website
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime26/9/2020, 22:34 by alan8376

» MSO 623 MT UNIT RCT
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime14/9/2020, 17:58 by alan8376

» Searching David John Dulling based Nienburg barracks 1966
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime13/9/2020, 11:02 by MargaretMarch

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Who is online?
In total there are 10 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 10 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

Most users ever online was 212 on 6/12/2017, 00:36
October 2020
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search

 

 Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2
AuthorMessage
Sinclair
Private
Private


Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2015-12-02

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime5/2/2019, 19:34

JPW wrote:
iwlego

Missed your last set of photographs, congratulations on a job very done, the end product is magnificent.

Sinclair
Any chance of you posting a photo of your "Beetle"?

got there in the end.

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 1558694
Back to top Go down
Rock 7
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 38
Registration date : 2015-01-25

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/2/2019, 02:16

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Img_0516
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Img_0613
Back to top Go down
Pborn4
Lt Col
Lt Col
Pborn4

Number of posts : 328
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime23/2/2019, 22:02

Post War VW

Looking Good here:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C890180

and

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Ccg_ca10
Back to top Go down
steve
LE Maj
LE Maj
steve

Number of posts : 894
Age : 71
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/5/2020, 14:56

Just discovered in BAOR Historical Records for January 1947 that the VW Beetle was now available for private purchase for the sum of £160
Back to top Go down
https://britisharmyingermany.com
alan8376
Brig
Brig


Number of posts : 522
Age : 72
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/5/2020, 18:34



I'll take a dozen, please!  


Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 84299510
Back to top Go down
Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime4/5/2020, 07:51

No problem, you can have any colour you want so long as it's green. Cool Cool
Back to top Go down
HardyHarry
Private
Private


Number of posts : 4
Registration date : 2020-05-20

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime20/5/2020, 15:39

My father was O/C the 23rd Advanced Base Workshop after the war for a short period and I remember him telling me that he tuned up one of these Beetles with the help of some ex-Mercedes pre-war motor racing mechanics and drove it up and down the autobahn at 120mph. There may be a degree of exaggeration possibly or his memory was fading perhaps. Just posted for more info under Hardyharry on this site. He started off in the army as a fitter-mechanic in 1938 and ended up Lt Colonel by the time he left the army in 1948.
Back to top Go down
HardyHarry
Private
Private


Number of posts : 4
Registration date : 2020-05-20

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime20/5/2020, 15:40

Great restoration and photos by the way.
Back to top Go down
steve
LE Maj
LE Maj
steve

Number of posts : 894
Age : 71
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime21/5/2020, 19:31

Had a third part ownership of a 1949 VW Beetle back in the late 60s when serving in Verden-Aller, the cable brakes were terrible and needed to be adjusted weekly, would not have wanted to do 120 mph!
Back to top Go down
https://britisharmyingermany.com
alan8376
Brig
Brig


Number of posts : 522
Age : 72
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime21/5/2020, 19:54

I had a brake cable model as well.  

Bas***d!  They froze up in the winter of 1968!

No fuel gauge fitted to my model! Fuel quantity was checked by lifting the bonnet, then take thefuel cap off, then look inside.


One plus point was the foot operated Main/Reserve lever near the gas peddle.  Not easy when one is doing 50 on the Autobahn!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948   Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948 - Page 2 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948
Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations :: General-
Jump to: