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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Good evening all,

Thank you Darren for helping me with the registration, as you can see, it worked !

My name's Malc, and I've been hankering after a Covin for many years, and in the meantime, I've been restoring all sorts of vehicles, from an old VW Wizard roadster
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to a 1962 Vespa ;

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which is almost complete.

In an ideal world I'd love to do what one of your members looks like he's currently up to, build a 1973/74 RS Carerra replica, but with only one narrow body out there, I may have missed my chance !

Whatever Covin I end up with, I'm sure I'll love, as long as it's on Fuchs' !


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Welcome aboard Malc, pleased to see we got there in the end eh :smt008

Love that VW Wizard, got any more pics of it ?

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Welcome Malc ............there's a few shell's about on ebay recently so if you have the space and fancy a full rebuild then great time to start. Hope we can help you out


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Thanks for the welcome.

The Wizard was bought as a non MOT'd project, which I initially tidied up, got roadworthy and became my daily for 4 years.

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Then I felt guilty about the state it had got into, and stripped it back to the chassis/tub, sorted out what welding needed doing, and started collecting the bits I needed for the rebuild.

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My favourite addition, was a set of seats from a BMW Mini, that I fettled to fit, including the rears, which, at the time, I hadn't seen done to a Beetle.

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Engine wise, I bought another,rotten, 1303 Beetle, and liberated it's 1600TP , fitted a Weber carb and electronic ignition, which pushed her along quite well.
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The wheels, which I managed to find 6 of in total, were Ford Mustang replica's, running a Chevy stud pattern, and filled the arches nicely;

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I also love the funky chrome mirrors, which I found at an autojumble;

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Great pictures, I love things like this. You just can't beat home brewed builds and adapting things to fit :smt004 :smt012

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Welcome friend!!

Ive just sprayed a wizard roadster for my mate here in Spain who has the VW Parts place.

Looks good. :smt019


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Thanks for having me :smt001

The top coat was the one thing I never got round to doing, as the arrival of my daughter, and an offer for the Wiz that proved to good to turn down, saw it dissapear to Birmingham. The deal included the promise to give me first refusal when it was sold again, but it was unfortunately lost in a garage fire some months later, which turned out to be an insurance scam by it's new owner.

I did get it into primer though !!

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Real shame it went up in flames in a garage fire :smt005

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I'm still not convinced that it did, or at least not all of it, as the insurance company dealing with the claim contacted me as the last owner, asking what condition the car was in when I sold it. They hinted at the fact that they believed it was some form of scam, and were trying to prove it. Either way, your right, it was shame, as it's not as if you can just replace it with a new one.

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