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Shamrockez
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:22 pm

It's amazing how much crap falls down there!

Luckily I've had a very good prod with a screwdriver and the inner wings and channel are 100% solid - which is good Smile

Just gotta crack on with welding her back up now!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:12 pm

God i love this bug Wink

Can't wait to see Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:17 pm

I can't wait to get her rolling again..... seems aaaaaages since I last drove her!
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:14 pm

All welded in and primered up. Just waiting for it to dry so I can seam seal it and wack on some POR-15 Very Happy
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:22 pm

Been out and slapped some seam sealer on the a pillar. Whilst that was drying I pulled out the carpet from that side. Every inch of the stuff on the channels was stuck down with glue so it took (what seemed like) forever! Once it was off, I gave the pan a good hoover. Thankfully no nasty suprises - just a bit of surface rust and some flakey paint Smile




Slapped on some POR-15:




Job done! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:32 pm

Wow this project is coming along really nicely, im watching very closely as im hoping to start my very first project sometime in the summer... so long as i can afford it... anyways nice care and good luck with the rest of the work...
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:53 pm

Looking good mate afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:03 am

I really love this Bug......it is awesome Lucy.
I can't wait to see it for real.

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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:00 am

Cheers guys - can't wait to get her on the road. I hope she's not a massive dissapointment to people Laughing little worried that she looks different in the pics to real life Shocked

BM - good luck with the project Very Happy They're very rewardingb Cool
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:45 am

Picked up the dropped spindles earlier:


So far fitted one of them:


Earlier this morning i spent more time with my drill getting the other door off - this one was a little bit more stubbon, but I got there in the end. Pulled up all the carpet again - thankfully no nasty suprises - just a lot of glue!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:52 pm

Spindles are on and she's back on her feet!












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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:54 pm

Yep that does it for me Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:08 pm

cool as i must say your garage is very clean looked bigger 2 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:11 pm

I'm not sure how the pic of the garage got in actually Laughing and clean?! Shocked Shocked Shocked We're supposed to be able to fit 2 cars in there on Sunday - spent an hour tidying it after I took that pic - now got a large box of tools and a large box of bits waiting to go back on Bella.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:17 pm

Hot Diggety that car looks awesome!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:48 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Hot Diggety that car looks awesome!!!!


You know that Cool afro
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:11 pm

Diggety?
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:17 am

Shamrockez wrote:
Diggety?

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

PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:09 pm

Thought I'd take some pics of where she sits on a level surface (the garage)....



Pretty low Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy














So then I got Steve to stand on her front end to perhaps show what height she'd be with a fuel tank, interior and passengers....





:eek:





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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:15 pm

Got another inch there NOT lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:03 am

I think all the POR15 will come off by the time you get to the end of the lane LOL afro afro afro afro
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:16 am

You think it'll last that long?! Laughing
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:58 am

Other A post now all welded up Smile Sorry no pics cos the lead is at Steve's house. unless I find my other camera and take more pics - miracles might happen lol.
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:08 pm

Just been out and put another coat of POR-15 on both pan halves.. shiny Very Happy

Then while that started to dry I decided that it would be fun to see what she'd look like with a wing on....


i liked! Very Happy

So I loosely fitted her bonnet and bumper:





When the POR-15 is dry I might go and start putting her interior back in.


Sorry about the quality of pics - they're from my phone!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:11 pm

she looks great Lucy! What a beauty
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