1952 Zwitter Beetle

Zwitter Beetle project !!
This 1952 Beetle is currently being built into a Split window with an Oval dash.
The rusted shell (Without a pan, doors, deck lid, apron & hood ) was bought from Ernest and Salvatore (Classic VW in Benoni) and it was sent to Marius Raaths for sand blasting and primering. The advanced state of decay was caught just in time and the body luckily saved from the dreaded R.I.P.  A ’62 Beetle has been sacrificed and its lower body cut & morphed with the ’52 upper body to save it.
We are building it into a left-hooker and currently changing the dash from right to left hand drive and we have secured a left set of pedals, as well as the correct Pitman arm for the conversion.
A Scat 2332-1 Long Block Volksracer crate motor (2332cc) was imported and has been built by master engine builder & hot rodder, Peter Jackson from Bredell. Loads of extra pulleys, brackets and trick covers were designed by Peter and custom made by Ricky from Radfam Engineering. An EMPI side-flow full stainless steel exhaust system has also been fitted. A high-flow Porsche fan add-on kit was purchased from Bernie Bergmann, just to make it pop and lift it up a notch!!  It has been sprayed yellow to contrast the blue/grey of the body. Not only does it look damn fine, it performs, producing a whopping 200+ HP !!
Dropped spindles, a front disc conversion kit, billet valve covers, a Scat racing gear shifter, various oil coolers and fans, early Beetle moldings as well as few extra little goodies were purchased while in the US.
A ’70 pan with an IRS gearbox and diff was found in Zeerust and has been modified to suit our project. We want a serious lowered look without the squatted camber style of some Bugs.The front ball joint axle has been replaced with the older type king and link pin setup, with caster shims. (this to make use of the spindle kit I bought in 2017). Extra strong rear components were also acquired while I was in there and they were given to Brian Bird from Primrose, who rebuilt and beefed our gearbox up. It now has a 4-spider “super-diff” fitted, the coarse 3rd and 4th gear conversion done, as well as the extra strong side cover fitted. It will now easily handle all the extra HP thrown at it.
The turn-signals on top of the front fenders have been removed as well as the horn grills. Semaphores have been found and will be fitted. Our VDO gauges and switches will be hidden behind the center portion and grille of the dash, to give the correct 50’s look. I’ve also managed to find an original Bat-wing steering wheel. This Bug is being sprayed a self-mixed, teal blue/grey colour and will have a fresh set of Fuchs “Porsche” style wheels, colour-matched to compliment the “period” look.
I have been inspired by both Fred & Stuart from Northern Bolt & Tool and Garin & Sarel from Volkspares. They are very knowledgeable about early Beetles and have kindly showered me with good advice & help. 
Audi A3 leather seats have been pre-fitted as well. This DUB will not be an original restoration but a resto-rod with the latest internals and mods. It will be super LOW… with lots of GO !!