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 Help needed for restoration of BAOR VW beetle from 1948

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

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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.

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Rock 7
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Number of posts : 38
Registration date : 2015-01-25

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Pborn4
Lt Col
Lt Col
Pborn4

Number of posts : 318
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

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Post War VW

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

and

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steve
LE Maj
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steve

Number of posts : 890
Age : 71
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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Just discovered in BAOR Historical Records for January 1947 that the VW Beetle was now available for private purchase for the sum of £160
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alan8376
Brig
Brig


Number of posts : 512
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

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I'll take a dozen, please!  


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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

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No problem, you can have any colour you want so long as it's green. Cool Cool
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HardyHarry
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Number of posts : 4
Registration date : 2020-05-20

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

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Great restoration and photos by the way.
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steve
LE Maj
LE Maj
steve

Number of posts : 890
Age : 71
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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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!
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alan8376
Brig
Brig


Number of posts : 512
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

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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!
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