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dreadie
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Age : 35
Location : The Mare
My Ride(s) : mk2 caddy van with a difference, '69 Tin Top Bay 'Nanny'
Registration date : 2009-07-24

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PostSubject: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptyFri Apr 23, 2010 10:06 pm

So, after Vern got 'done up the bum' in early January, it gave us a kick up the arse - to take him off the road for a bit, get him fixed, no longer have him as the daily and make him what we wanted him to be...

Vern when we bought him August 2009

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We used him as a daily from Aug 2009 til January 2010 when he was hit in the snow whilst parked up... the accident damage;

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So we started taking him apart during the wait on the insurance go ahead and quote with the garage etc..

Seems Vern had grown some mangina holes due to the daily use in a shitty winter;

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He also needed a fair few localized repairs around the wings, the bottoms of the doors, the ends of the guttering had started to rot a little, and the decklid was shagged.

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dreadie
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Female Number of posts : 973
Age : 35
Location : The Mare
My Ride(s) : mk2 caddy van with a difference, '69 Tin Top Bay 'Nanny'
Registration date : 2009-07-24

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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptyFri Apr 23, 2010 10:25 pm

Vern eventually went off for his accident repair, so we just went and bought a shit load of stuff for him (mostly shiny due to Kel Rolling Eyes )
We got the rossi's repaired and rechromed (and i am a moron as i forgot to take a picture of how shitty they were before!!) But trust me, they were pretty buggered.

and we got on with stripping the wings back and getting all the rusty bits out of them. We also had the indicator holes welded up by superman, as we decided to run with indicators in the side light section of the rossi's.

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We eventually (4 months after the accident) got Vern back, and we had one week til CTTP to try and get all the localized repairs done, filled, primed, painted, wired up, put back together and sorted! So the challenge was on...
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dreadie
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Female Number of posts : 973
Age : 35
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My Ride(s) : mk2 caddy van with a difference, '69 Tin Top Bay 'Nanny'
Registration date : 2009-07-24

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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptyFri Apr 23, 2010 10:31 pm

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You can see in the pic below how awesome the repairs were on Vern Smile

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dreadie
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Female Number of posts : 973
Age : 35
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My Ride(s) : mk2 caddy van with a difference, '69 Tin Top Bay 'Nanny'
Registration date : 2009-07-24

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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptyFri Apr 23, 2010 10:43 pm

Whilst being repaired from the bump, we stripped the wings, bought a new decklid from Gunge's mass collection, stripped them back, nomates filler primed them, then we paid the garage to paint them the matching colour from the repairs.

They did a sweeeeet job, and we got them back to put them back onto the newly fixed Vern (with the help of our beautiful glamorous assistants Wink )


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We decided to go with stand off's and t-bars too Smile

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Then the lovely Big Al agreed with bribery of tea to wire up our newly rechromed, and new angel eye headlights for us (we also popped some eyelids on too)


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dreadie
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Female Number of posts : 973
Age : 35
Location : The Mare
My Ride(s) : mk2 caddy van with a difference, '69 Tin Top Bay 'Nanny'
Registration date : 2009-07-24

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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptyFri Apr 23, 2010 11:07 pm

Then it was a case of getting the doors back together, rechroming him up (Kel's favourite part) and getting the lovely new wheels on him Smile


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We also got rid of the Golf seats, and got some originals for a total bargain and with the help and delivery of nomates (again!)
Basically we are shit at taking photos, and there aren't that many at the moment!!!
But here he is, all lovely etc etc, and there is still the welding, and all of the interior re-trimming and sorting to do, plus we are going for a respray too.
We are pretty proud of ourselves, it's no body off or anything, but we feel like we put a bit of us into our bug, and worked our arses of solid for a week to get it done for CTTP!
We are biased, but we love the way he looks now Wink
Just the sunvisor to go on externally now!

Oh and check out the sweet stickers I drew and got made up to cover the stupid little holes in the door from the pointless bullet mirrors that were on him before Wink


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We also found out during our fiddles, Vern was a left hand drive once, was imported to the UK in 1985 from America, and has pretty much absolutely everything original on it, he is largely untouched, and totally solid really, which makes us Smile
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Mr Scoops
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Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 6:01 am

Coolio, Vern looked great on the club stand. Fair do's to you ladies.

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nomates
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My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
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Yep, vern looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 6:45 pm

Again, Truely amazing how much work you girlies put into that car, looks fannytastic!
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Just got to get those fucking reverse lights working again!
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Vern's little make-over :)   Vern's little make-over :) EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 9:19 pm

Looking good girls, i like lots
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