Test fitting body shell  (Nov - Dec 2002)

The body shell had to be offered up against the floor on numerous occasions, to ensure that the overall shape was still that of a Beetle.

New heater channel

Beetle heater channels are very prone to corrosion caused by the twin evils of salted roads, and condensation due to warm air meeting cold metal. It was no surprise to find that the offside channel was rusted beyond redemption, and had to be replaced.


Spare wheel well

The spare wheel well also occupies a vulnerable position near the road, and number 250's needed to be replaced.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Restoration timeline

2002
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Sep Oct Nov - Dec
2003
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2004
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2005
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2006
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2007
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2008
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