Body and chassis reunited  (Feb 2007)

February 2007 saw the momentous day when the Beetleā€˜s body shell and chassis were brought back together. The shell was very carefully raised on a car lift, and oh-so-gently lowered onto the rolling chassis.

Inching closer

Here's a huge, indulgent collection of photos of the body shell making its way towards the chassis. There's a lot of them, but it was a major event.


Together again at last

And there you have it: body shell securely bolted to floor. Hurray !


Ready to roll

Here's the car at the end of the day; recognisably a Beetle, but with some obvious parts still to be installed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Restoration timeline

2002
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May - Jun Jul - Aug
Sep Oct Nov - Dec
2003
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2007
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec