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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:54 pm

I was defo going for the a1 muffler, but thinking of the 2 litre porsche replicas! Wat U think!??

Actually, theyre the same are'nt they!


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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:55 pm

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dude i was wondering if you know some one i am at uni with. i when to kings and is 20 now, his name is Sam Nicholls and i think i works in a diy or work mill on random saturdays?

Umm not sure, the name sounds familiar. My bros is 20, maybe he knows him!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:02 pm

Whilst I had a spare couple of hours this afternoon, I thought I'd whip off the front and rear bumpers and give them a quick clean down. The insides of them were starting to pit and rust up, so I wire brushed them down and gave them a coat of primer and hammerite each.

Heres the inside after I wire brushed all the loose scabby rust.


Heres the inside coated with primer!



This ones of the rust coming through the plating. My front bumper is sill the original but the rear has been replaced, alot lighter and rusts like a bi**h in the cold damp weather.



Here I am hard at work!


However it did pay off! Very Happy



More pixies tomorow as the shoxs are going on!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:30 pm

Looking good dude! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:39 pm

what polish did you use looks like its good stuff nice and shiney lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:02 pm

it was just some cheap metal polish, use Autosol, thats the daddy!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:10 pm

Oli71 wrote:
it was just some cheap metal polish, use Anusol, thats the daddy!

What ever floats your boat mate!! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:14 pm

I bought some new mirrors this weekend, so I am gonna polish the old ones up and move them on, might have to get me some Autosol......

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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:31 pm

i have to say t-cut metal polish is better than autosol if there is really bad rust on there not just a few pits Cool

good job on the bumpers dude afro
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:13 am

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i have to say t-cut metal polish is better than autosol if there is really bad rust on there not just a few pits Cool

good job on the bumpers dude afro

To be honest, ive nver heard of that, Ive still got a few bad ruff spots which i was unable to polish out, so maybe ill give that ago. Cheers Dan! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:29 am

Disaster.......

Me being my normal self got all excited, and went and bought these shoxs that I though would be right. That wasnt the case. The one I bought were for a lowered vechile, but as ive only lowered my car using the spindles not the beam, the car still thinks its stock height.



Check out the difference. Its not the end of the world as i didnt spend a fortune on these, but my car still scrapes like anything when ive got 2 or more people in. So thats not happening!
As im off next week, perhaps my pops might feel inclined to sell the old shoxs and try and replace with new ones.

Dont know if anyone would know whether it would help me, (Dan, Rich, Dave), but my stock shocks that i took off were pretty shot to pieces. They didnt even work like a damper, they dont retract back out on there own, and pushing them in u can do in less than a second with ur pinky! Would a new stock damper cure my boncy problems, instead of an aftermarket one? Any advice would be good!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:22 am

If your shox were that goosed even a set of new ones would be a huge improvement.
Are you going to keep it at that height or are you going to drop it a bit more with the addition of adjusters??

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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:06 pm

just get a pair of new standard shocks they should stop the scrubbing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:48 pm

It just sounds like your shock absorbers aren't absorbing shocks, which falls under the heading of f@#ked + vat afro
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:44 pm

ha, thanks Harv.

Maybe ill go for just some new stock shoxs. Hopefully whilst im away, my dad is planning to have a fiddle on the bug and take the beam off. He'd like to try and narrow it slightly and possibly put the adjusters on aswell!, Dont know whether id go much lower, I scrape everywhere as it is!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:54 pm

Slam it get it on the floor you no you want to lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:17 pm

How did you get on with the dynamo and reg dude any good Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:35 am

Hey, bit of a mission at the mo, Put the reg in with my dynamo and still no good, so defo the dynamo! Me and my dad were trying last night but its harder than we thought, plus it was bloody freezing yesterday Mad
Well give it ago today and hopefully have some luck! Ill let u know.
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:13 pm

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If those GR2's fit a splittie (I'll ask Rich tonite!) & you want to sell them on (I take it their ok?) then let me know fella! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:39 pm

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Hey, bit of a mission at the mo, Put the reg in with my dynamo and still no good, so defo the dynamo! Me and my dad were trying last night but its harder than we thought, plus it was bloody freezing yesterday Mad
Well give it ago today and hopefully have some luck! Ill let u know.

Cool get it sorted and i will meet you in the petrol station for a cruise to w-s-m Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:54 pm

i'll be at the petrol sation, fingers crossed oli gets his bug goin, if not he'll be in mine, see ya at the garage sam and carl! bounce


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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:56 pm

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i'll be at the petrol sation, fingers crossed oli gets his bug goin, if not he'll be in mine, see ya there sam and carl! bounce AND RICH


Or am i not welcome in the bus cos it's a bugs only cruise Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:59 pm

lol! sorry dude ya more than welcome!! theres that many different threads can't figure out whos doin wat Laughing

anyone else meetin at the brent knoll BWOC garage before the meet??
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:01 pm

Mate i was coming anyway lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Oli's 1971 Bug   Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:04 pm

lol! yer i knew just forgot lol!
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