Next job fit the battery, you need to get hold of a type 038, which is the same battery they used to use on the old Mini, the original beetle battery is too wide. Right so now to connect up and check all the electrics..
Blimey everything works, so I put a gallon of Petrol in and jacked dup the front of the car to get the fuel to run through to the back end, to save turning over the engine for half an hour just to pull the petrol through !
No leaks... so now the moment of truth.. turned the ignition on, all the correct lights came on, so good so far, turned the key further, the starter motor kicks in and Bingo, the engine fires up , great when you think I have not yet setup the carbs or timing.
Rather nice Job I think.
You can see I also started to fit the carpet under the dash in the foot well area, next fitted the panels around the back and the 'seat'.
Now it was time to fit the carpets and door cards, so started off with the carpets which were quite simple to fit as they are cut quite well, the tunnel doesn't fit round the handbrake very well so I need to 'adjust' this at some point. The door cards were a pain to fit as you can't fit the door capping with the cards in place , but you cant fit the capping's with the wind up windows in place, very fiddly but got there in the end. Next I just placed the seats in position to see what they looked like.
Now starting to look like a car :-)