'Almost' changed to reality and restauration is...'Almost' changed to reality and restauration is under way now, We'll see what we get but the goal at this point is 'club1500'-approved quality. I hope we don't have to cut corners at any spot.
Anyway, body is off and base plate doesn't look too bad, so we'll get at least a daily driver in worst case.
Some pictures about current status in kharon.suomiforum.com/www/ghia3/
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I almost sold half of mine to a fellow VW owner...I almost sold half of mine to a fellow VW owner who doesn't have a T34 and he's too lazy to find one, not so easy here in North. He's also a skilled body guy so I'm sure it will be useful at some point as mine needs some work.
'Almost' as he hasn't even seen the car yet (plenty of pictures though) so I said that no, you have to see it live first.
I have and have had split ownerships before, for a hobby car it makes sense as the cost of keeping it is split and (like in this case) both owners have several hobby cars already: No-one has time to drive all of them all the time.
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About meI started with Beetles in 80s and currently I have '63 typ 14, '61 typ2 (split ownership) and '65 typ 34.
Typ 14 is complete and as daily driver in summer time but colors are wrong to be period correct, also many details missing or wrong. Typ 2 is inherited from my step-grandfather and it's more or less in shape I got it, just very gently repairs has been done, not to lose the history it has: I'm the second owner.
Typ 34 is a project I bought from Germany last summer, it needs a lot of work and all of that is ahead.