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PostSubject: Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 12, 2013 1:37 pm

First topic message reminder :

Patina is no more an unfamiliar term to the AC VW community of the country, neither is the 1965 Ratlook Type-1 which bears this nickname.

The story began on Pakwheels.com 1965 Volkswagen Type-1 (Beetle) D.I.Y. Project (o\_!_/o) And is still ongoing with the recent accomplishment of a 2000KM roundtrip to snowy Bhurban. I will update this introductory post later to add more details. For now lets carry on the story here on these dedicated ACVW forums that we've now available.

Stay tuned.

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PostSubject: OG VW Steering Lock   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 07, 2013 8:11 pm

Won this used OG VW accessory steering lock a while ago on eBay.

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PostSubject: Brazilian Fuel Pump for Spares   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 09, 2013 12:43 pm

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Arrived this afternoon. VW Part # 113 127 025A - Fuel Pump for VWs with Dynamo (108mm Rod)

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PostSubject: Nordland Replica Sunvisor   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 27, 2013 7:56 pm

Finally, Patina gets one Nordland Replica Sunvisors of her own.

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PostSubject: BBT Parts Order - Patina   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 30, 2013 2:10 pm

Ordered the last of the NEW bits to be picked up to be sent over for patina from BBT. Here is a small list for personal record.

> 0871 Front hinge pillar complete left 
> 0872 Front hinge pillar complete right
> 1095-5 Hearter hose plastic
> 0200-1 (set 10pc) running board clips 10/52-7/66
> 1939 generator brushes cover
> 0275 Acclerator Pedal Repair Kit -7/66



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PostSubject: POR 15 Rust Prevention Kit + Fuel Tank Sealant   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 30, 2013 2:52 pm

Ample supplies of POR 15 Rust Prevention and Fuel Tank Sealant have been picked up to do up Patina ground up.

POR15 Black Rust Prevention Painting Kit with Prep Ready & Marine Clean - US Quart 946ml

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Also picked up the Fuel Tank Sealant to do both cars:

POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer High Performance Rust Prevention 946ml US Quart

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PostSubject: OG Hella 12V Horn Wiring/Installation and Troubleshooting   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyMon May 20, 2013 8:25 am

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Parts dispatch from Gary has arrived earlier today:
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1- 43" length of Fresh Air Aluminium Duct
1- Bug Toolkit (without Hubcap Puller)
1- Bug Owner's Manual Docket
2- Dimmer Switches
4- Door Jamb Switches
3- Ivory Pop out Knobs with screws
1- Ten place Fusebox with Cover
1- Eight place Fusebox without Cover
2- 12V Cylinderical Flasher Relays
1- Bus Turn Signal
1- 12V Horn with Bracket & pigtail
1- 12V Horn without Bracket
1- Ivory Window Crank (bug)
2- Chrome Door Handles (bus)

Patina came with the Hella "B31 VW1" 6V "tief" Horn which was mute (Pictures of the same have been shared already on the PW thread) - reasons of its muteness were unknown but I torn it apart for refurbishment and even the refurbishment didn't help and it stayed mute. Here is the link to the refurbishment post:
Stock Hella "B31 VW1" 6V Horn Refurbishment/Repair/Maintenance - Disassembly

Since I have recently brought in three working 12v OG Hella Horns, yesterday, I went on to put the horn in place. The horn pictured on the left in the above post was selected to be mounted on Patina.

First step was to sort out the Horn wiring as per following 62-67 Horn Wiring Diagram:
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The horn wiring is one of the very few complex wiring circuits on a VW. To explain it in simplest of words I would rather use even simpler words:

The entire steering column is +12v - that's why it's insulated from the body using two grommets, one at the base where it enters the front wall and the other right under the mounting bracket on the dash.

+12v comes from the fusebox, goes through the horn, then connects to the column (at the tab present at the column base), which carries current to the middle of the steering wheel through a bearing that holds the steering shaft centred inside the steering column.

The brown wire is a ground that connects to the horn contact ring. This wire runs down the center of the steering shaft and has to jump the rubber coupler to ground to the steering box.

If the '62-67 column is insulated from the rest of the car, then the horn should work if its hooked up as shown by the above diagram.


A few minutes exercise resulted in a working horn on Patina which sings in the most melodious tunes on earth.

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PostSubject: NOS Crank Gear & Axle Nuts   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyThu May 30, 2013 10:15 am

More NOS Stuff found locally and on its way:

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PostSubject: NOS German 180mm Clutch Plate Lining + NOS 1100cc Valve Cover + New Elring Wheel Hub Seal   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyFri May 31, 2013 10:38 am

More goodies have arrived from Mouqeem Autos this afternoon. The NOS German 180mm Clutch Lining is for Patina. NOS 1100cc Valve cover is for another of my undisclosed projects while the New Elring Wheel Hub seals are for Elk.

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Patina eventually gets to see lower A-pillar repair panels which arrived today with heater cables as well as heater boxes lever repair kits with Elk parts (Elk's thread updated):
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PostSubject: How to Open a Stuck Hood in 5 mins   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 7:34 pm

Even though the pics are somewhat self explanatory but in case there is some explanation required, just ask. All you need to open the stuck hood of a VW Beetle is to have a working angled grinder and its a chore of 5 mins. Here is how it goes.
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PostSubject: Decklid Stand Offs   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 02, 2013 3:07 pm

I might have been busy with Missionare's parts hunt or decorating Elk with its all military bits but haven't forgotten Patina for a minute. Patina is special, its my sons car. It gets what it ought to have for a young driver until my son comes of age to drive it. So here is another bit added to make it more youth worthy; decklid stand offs.
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PostSubject: Consolidated List of Parts put together for Patina's Restoration so far - Supplier#1/Islamabad   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 26, 2013 11:11 am

1 12V Bosch Rebuilt Starter
2 2nd (Blue) Tail Light Housing with NOS Inner Reflector Unit
3 Accelerator Covering Tube
4 Axle Boots
5 Axle Seals
6 Back-up Light Switch (Reverse Switch)
7 Battery Cut Off Switch
8 Bell Housing Seal
9 Bosch Plug Wires Set (Two sets required)
10 Brake Hoses Rear
11 Brake Light Switch
12 Bumpers/Overriders Rubber Seals Set (Round + Rectangular)
13 Capacitors BOSCH
14 Capacitors Bosch
15 Carburetor Rebuild Kit
16 Complete Tail Light Housing with Lense/Reflector (Driver's Side)
17 Contact Points Bosch
18 Dash switches éustcheons Nuts
19 Doomed Hubcaps Set of Five
20 Door Handle Bases (Pre 66 Set @ USD 5.5/set)
21 Doot Hinges Screw Plugs White
22 DOT 3 FUCS Brake Fluid
23 Engine Bay Rubber
24 Engine Surround Rubber Seal
25 Exhaust Mounting Kit
26 Fan Belt
27 Fenders Beading Set - White
28 Front Brake Pipes Set (Set of two required)
29 Front Hood Rubber Seal
30 Front Indicator Assemblies with Diffusers
31 Front Seat Retaining Springs - Pair
32 Fuel Filters - Local
33 Fuel Guage Seal (Goes on the Fuel Tank)
34 Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit - NEW
35 Gear Lever Bushings
36 Gearbox Seal
37 German Accelerator Cable
38 German Clutch Cable
39 German Metal Brake Lines Set
40 German NOS King Pin Set
41 German Transmission Rebuild Seal Kit
42 Headlights Bowls Drain Tubes
43 Headlights to Fenders Conduet
44 Headlights to Fenders Seals
45 Heater Channel Vent Metal Covers with Retaining Springs - Pair
46 Hella Back-up Light
47 Hella Reflectors Pair - Used
48 Hella Tail Light Lenses - Pair - Used
49 Hella Used Inner Doom light
50 Horn Button
51 Horn Grills - Pair -New
52 Hub Caps Rivets/Clips Set (Set of 20)
53 Ice Box - Coke
54 Ignition Switch with Keys - Pre 68
55 Interior Door Handle Used
56 JC Whitney's Bugpack Complete Polyurethane Suspension Bushings Set
57 License Plate Housings /Frames- Pair - New (1965/Volkswagen)
58 Mail Oil Seal
59 Manifold Gaskets
60 Metal Tabs to Lock over the Hub Nuts
61 Mud Flaps - Pair With Brackets & Installation Hardware
62 New External Rear View Mirrors - Pair (with One Hinge Pin)
63 New Mexican Oil Shocks
64 NOS Bosch Wiper Arms/Blades Set
65 NOS Dynamo (12v) Armature
66 NOS Fuse Box (8 Fuses) with Cover
67 NOS German Clutch Throw Bearing
68 NOS German Floor Mounted Dimmer Switch
69 NOS German Link Pin Set
70 NOS Headlight Dipper Relay (Part Number 311 941 583A)
71 NOS VW Script for Deck lid
72 NOS Wiper Shaft Pivots (Pair)
73 OG Heat Riser Pipes Hoses - Pair
74 Oil Pressure Switch Hella
75 Overriders - Pair - Used
76 Pair of Axle Boots
77 Plug Wire Holders
78 Pop Out Window Seals - Pair
79 Pulley 6V NOS
80 Rear Clip Original Pearl White (Price Excl. Shipping/Taxes)
81 Rear Tail Lights Seals (Pair)
82 Rotor
83 Rubby Red Front Hood - Complete with Trim/Handle/Hinges
84 Rubby Red Rear Deck lid - Complete (but without Lock)
85 Spark plugs Ceramic Connector Set
86 Starter Bushings
87 Steering Damper - NEW
88 Steering Wheel (White)
89 Tail Pipe Clamp Kit
90 Tail Pipe Fitting Kit (One Side)
91 Thermostat Flaps Assembly with Thermostat
92 Thread Breaded Brake Reservoir Pipe 1 Feet
93 Thread Breaded Fuel Pipe 5 Feet
94 Tie Rod End - Pair (Small Ones)
95 Tranny Cone Mount pre-66
96 Tranny Cone Mount 66 onwards
97 TRW Steering Box NEW
98 Turn Indicator Switch
99 Used RHS Rear view Mirror Outer - Tinted -  without mounting hardware
100 Vent Wing Felt Channel Brushes (Thin - pair)
101 Vent Wing Steel Felt Rubber Seal (goes inside the closing vent glass)
102 W8AC Bosch Super Spark Plugs (8 plugs)
103 White Walls 3"X15" Set
104 White Wind Lace
105 Window Cranks ivory
106 Window Scrappers
107 Windows Rubber Seals Set with Grove for Trim - WCM
108 Wipers - 11" - pair


Total cost of parts listed above: US$ 2,457.81

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Its been exactly over two and half years I have been hunting a RHD OG floor mat for Patina. This hunt was finally over today when I found one in great nick!
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PostSubject: NOS Clutch Throw Out Bearing and Tie Rod Ends   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 01, 2013 1:08 pm

I have these in spares already but thought should grab these for just in case as you never know if these would ever pop up ever again Smile
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PostSubject: OG Front Towel Rail Bumper   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 12, 2013 12:51 pm

Just picked up this OG Front Towel Rail Bumper for Patina. Is in great shape and was always a preference over the crappy brazilian quality repro bumpers.

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PostSubject: 20x M12x1.5, 25mm Wheel Bolts Set to mount BRMs with Lockers   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 15, 2013 1:19 pm

With upgrades, come the curses of going astray from the STOCK. BRM Speedwells need M12x1.5, 25mm bolts to be mounted and I had none. So had to source a complete set that can go with the BRMs.
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This set now can be used to BRMs other alloys such as Radars etc. on both Patina as well as on Elk. For Missionare however, I would need a set of M14x1.5, 30mm bolts which I am still hunting as these are NOT cheap.

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PostSubject: Odds & Sods for Patina   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Dec 03, 2013 12:03 am

Picked up these odds & sods for Patina from the pics;

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-Dynamo Dust Cover
-Heater pipe grommets
-Wiper Shaft Spindles
-Wire connectors
-Pedal Stop
-07 Window Scrapper Hold down clips (one large, 6 short)

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PostSubject: Re: Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 15, 2014 11:01 pm

one of my previously owned bug popped up today on FB. Its a 1969 1500cc Deluxe - MNA 2822. Owned it for a couple of years when I was in Islamabad and sold in 2005/06 to Abbotabad, is still with the same guy. Good to see it in good hands. I could see couple of things that I added still on it, for instance the stainless steel running boards and the tear drop alloys. Though it lost its original 1500cc motor a while back, as told by the current owner.

The first owner of this very bug is the renouned Ex-ISI Chief, General (R) Hameed Gul when he used to be a Captain.

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PostSubject: Lowered Beam for Slamming   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyFri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

on its way to be mounted in coming days.
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PostSubject: Albert Swan Nick Mirrors   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 10, 2014 11:42 am

Patina gets the Albert Swan Neck Mirrors, to be the first Paki bug with swan necks Wink

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rustbus wrote:
Patina gets the Albert Swan Neck Mirrors, to be the first Paki bug with swan necks Wink

Are here now:

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PostSubject: Re: Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 25, 2014 11:33 pm

I just ordered a rush delivery of some parts for Missionare but the same seller had the correct oval LHS door hinge mounted mirror too, which happened to be matching with the RHS one currently on Patina so i called it in as well with rest of bits. is ratty but then the whole car is so perfect match to overall look Very Happy

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PostSubject: Trailer Mirrors for Patina to use with W.E.T   Patina - The 1965 "Ratlook" Beetle - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 26, 2014 9:40 pm

Just picked these up

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And this is how these are mounted to hinge mounted round mirrors Wink

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