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Two apprentices from Volkswagen Osnabrück are restoring a historique automobile, from 1968 for the classic car trade fair Techno-Classica 2019. They are learning the basics of car construction in the process – before they start building the electric cars of the future.

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL
Fábio Lopes (left) und Marvin Wiethölter, apprentices at Volkswagen production plant Osnabrück.
Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

Fábio Lopes and Marvin Wiethölter restore a Volkswagen type 3, built 1968, from scratch

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

The body has been completely repainted

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

The freshly painted body – in this condition the reconstruction started. 

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

The assembly of the headlights is part of the restoration process

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

"There's almost no electronics," says Fábio Lopes

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

Mounting the luggage compartment hood. The engine is located in the rear

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

 The engine is not original, but a reconditioned engine from a VW 412 S with 1,957 ccm

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

Checking the engine, installed in the rear 

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

Lopes and Wiethölter had to start from scratch with the fittings

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

Many parts could still be ordered ...

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL

... other parts had to be laboriously reconditioned

Volkswagen Classic: apprentices restore Type 3 VW 1600 TL
Fábio Lopes (20), Klaus-Dieter Ulrich, Dieter Landenberger, Marcel Leifer und Marvin Wielthölter (18).

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