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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 11:59 am

Righty - given up on the windows for a bit before I break them!

Had a look at the rot in the drivers side a pillar:
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Tickle with the grinder:
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Dunno what the l shaped white bit of brackety thing is tho? Won't come out anyway!

Someone decided to use filler to repair some of it - tut tut!
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Looks like I shall be needing to take the door off after all - except I'm not strong enough to undo the screws..
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This bit of windscreen surround needs a blob of weld:
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And the new brake lines Steve put in for me at the weekend Very Happy
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spennyp
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 12:18 pm

Lucy!! do you the reckon the chrome trim would go in the window rubber with the window actaually fitted to the car?


looking good btw
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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 12:42 pm

I know Ive said it befiore, but I cant wait to see it in the flesh, this is gona be such a cool low ride. Love its patina. afro
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Mr Scoops
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Age : 46
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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 1:13 pm

It is indeed a kickass car, when are wegoing to get to see it Lucy?
Are you bringing any of your fleet down to Weston this Friday night??

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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 1:31 pm

Yeah we'll be bringing Robbie (Newb) and Joey (Split)... assuming the Split is out of the garage by then!

Bella will be on the road... erm... at some point Laughing Still got a fair bit to do, we're gonna be selling the house soon. I just jacked my job in so I need a new one asap... so a lot going on! Plus we want to get away in Joey a fair bit this year.

Spenny - I think it would be possible, but pretty difficult. Would be much easier to pop the windows out again and do it out of the car.
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spennyp
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 8:18 pm

thanks for that i'll give it a go and then pop the windows out again if i'm struggling Rolling Eyes lol!
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thecrewkid
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My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 8:27 pm

spennyp wrote:
thanks for that i'll give it a go and then pop the windows out again if i'm struggling Rolling Eyes lol!


I've always done it with the glass in the car never done it with the glass out.. Never had a problem before..
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 8:29 pm

You beat me to it i did a mk1 escort with the glass in the car never tried it with it out Wink
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 10:03 pm

Fitted the trim and one of the alberts on this evening:
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Painted the steering bits red - I got bored with black lol
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The loom came with the wiring for the rear lights as a seperate part - so I've connected them up on the pass side:
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And i bought some new inner track rod ends at GSF earlier - got my foot caught in the door on the way out - which was very painful and made me feel quite sick and faint! Anyway - I also got a new coil:
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But it has no brackety things to fit it on - so how does it fit on?
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My Ride(s) : various projects in various states of completion.
Registration date : 2006-09-09

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 10:15 pm

Quote :
But it has no brackety things to fit it on - so how does it fit on?

take the bracket off your old coil or if you dont have one you will need to get a new bracket. try ssp they do them Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyWed May 30, 2007 10:27 pm

Thanks! Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu May 31, 2007 7:35 pm

I found a brackety thing on Joey's old engine - yay! So I painted it up while painting the othersides of the things that I painted yesterday:
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Fitted the exhaust apart from the ones where it joins the inlet manifold - it doesn't seem to fit... at all!
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Bolted on one rear wing, drilled a hole in the bumper mount for the wiring and fitted the rear light:
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Did more wiring - with little sucess!
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptySun Jun 03, 2007 4:19 pm

She lives! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptySun Jun 03, 2007 4:26 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
She lives! Very Happy
does this mean she will be at bristol volks fest then lucy lol!
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptySun Jun 03, 2007 4:28 pm

haha finish off all the rest, MOT and register in less than a week.... of course! Laughing


















2008 should be no problem!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptySun Jun 03, 2007 6:52 pm

Nice work as always Lucy. afro

I really do wish i had somewhere to work on my dubs.. Crying or Very sad
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2007 11:10 am

Having the garage does make it a lot easier to do stuff!

Found a company who can do the king and links into the new spindles - I'm gonna take them down on Wednesday and he said I should have them back by the weekend Very Happy
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2007 3:40 pm

She sees!!! Very Happy




Well out of one eye! Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2007 4:59 pm

I've made a decision - I want to take Bella to Volksfest Wales on 17-19th August... which gives me....

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2 months 1 week 3 days!

Then i need at least 3 weeks to get her MOTd and registered.... so really I've got 1 month 3 weeks and 3 days (I think).....
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2007 6:06 pm

Looks like i my have to pop along to Wales to have a look lol! lol!
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Mr Scoops
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My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2007 6:29 pm

I was gonna suggest we could take a few club cars along to Volksfest Wales.........not sure if they do club stands, shall I look into it??
(Sorry for the thread hi-jack Luc')

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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2007 7:47 pm

Yeah they do club stands. It's a great show and they have a cruise! Very Happy


Update:

She breathes!!!! Shocked Very Happy Very Happy



After a bit of flighting - which involved cutting myself, burning my elbow on the heat gun and her giving me an electric shock, she finally decided that I'd earnt enough pain to get a reward - and she fired up! Very Happy chug chug chug chug chug! So I rang Steve and put him on load speaker and fired her up again! Then I worked out I had a video function on my phone so filmed it - but I dunno how go get it off my phone Sad
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2007 9:12 pm

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Ok so my phone is the worst quality in the world, but you get the idea! Very Happy
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 14, 2007 12:01 pm

Yay the pass side door is off! Had to drill the screws out in the end cos nothing else would shift them! Supported the door with a jack while I got them out:
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And found a pile of crap which came out of the pillar Laughing
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And yes - that is a 14mm socket and extension bar!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 3 EmptyThu Jun 14, 2007 12:15 pm

Looks like your getting somewhere with it now Lucy Smile

I remember seeing much the similar sort of things fall out of my A pillars on the bug when we pulled it apart .... like a screwdriver! lol!

Keep up the good work!


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