HomeHome  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
New website is live!! www.dbs-vw.co.uk

Share | 
 

 Matts comedy resto thread.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
AuthorMessage
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:13 pm



One sexy new weber carb later and it's alive... Minor misfire to sort, but hey, not bad for a 42k 22 year old car!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gungemyster
a.k.a. Clunge, The Club Deviant
a.k.a. Clunge, The Club Deviant
avatar

Male Number of posts : 12618
Age : 45
Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
Registration date : 2008-03-28

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:51 pm

Excellent
Back to top Go down
View user profile
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:23 pm

Well, no photos on here, but it has four 1 inch polo wheels and moon eye discs fitted, and it lives, roof down, I drove it down my cul de sac, turned it round and back onto the drive for a little rear end love (ooer!).

Tonight is ebay fest for lows, a washer pump and whatever pops up...maybe an oval speedboat style rear windscreen and a new roof?

Next week I'll order a proper set of clips for the throttle through vw, and start stripping the back, since it's taper bearings I may get away with stripping, cleaning and regreasing them...

Namster over and out.

OMS. a band a mate took me to see...turns out rockabilly chicks are cute!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThLJkaA2ag
Back to top Go down
View user profile
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:24 pm

No pics at the mo (bad internet signal)

> new rear brakes/bearings fitted,
> brake fluid changed, needs changing again but it'll do until it warms up outside and I can enjoy the time out on the drive,
> new track rod ordered for tomorrow,

Still missing/to do;
> passenger side door handle (mine snapped, may be common to late beetle?)
> drivers door mirror
> new roof
> new front seats (passenger one is pretty mouldy and needs a pull cable)
> front mini indicators need wiring in correctly with a ballast resistor
> body work wise, three patches of fibreglassing needed, and the front end blown over
> arch spats/cowls because my mk2 wheels stick out!
> electrical fault to trace - wipers turn on when lights flash!

Oh, and now there's a deadline, I'm off my folks insurance 20/12/11, and start on shift the third week of January... worried? Moi?

Luckily I've got every monday off this side of christmas, so with any luck I'll be able to book the last MOT slot before xmas with Shaun at Formula...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
clockwork
DBS Top Sphincter
DBS Top Sphincter
avatar

Male Number of posts : 7197
Age : 45
Location : If you can't see me I'm probably ordering sambuca
My Ride(s) : 63 Square, 71 Fastback, 72notch,71 Bay, 14 A5 3.0 S-line Sportback
Registration date : 2009-08-09

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:04 pm

Good work fella,

a few bits to do...

these any good?

http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6745
Back to top Go down
View user profile
joker 67
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 3482
Age : 47
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 1991 t3/t25 westy , and a 2016 BMW 330e Luxury.
Registration date : 2008-02-11

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:29 pm

matt,

try these they are linked to vw direct as well, so old parts from factory avalible.
also a lot of non gen parts avalibel.

http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_parts_Door-Handles-Locks-Window-Mechanisms_act_page.render_pageID_1192_lang_EN_country_GB.htm


andy
Back to top Go down
View user profile Online
nomates
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 18607
Age : 44
Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:21 pm

good work o lanky one
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr Scoops
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 37728
Age : 43
Location : Weston Super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2006 Mondeo ST (I'm so ashamed.....)
Registration date : 2006-08-19

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:39 pm

What bodywork needs doing?
Would you be better off getting it welded rather then grp?

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cttp.co.uk
big dave
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1744
Age : 40
Location : W-s-M
My Ride(s) : 72 type 1 for sale, 67 Ragtop,
Registration date : 2009-03-09

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:12 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
What bodywork needs doing?
Would you be better off getting it welded rather then grp?

I've offererd to weld it, recon its mot first then worry about cosmetics
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr Scoops
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 37728
Age : 43
Location : Weston Super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2006 Mondeo ST (I'm so ashamed.....)
Registration date : 2006-08-19

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Gotta get the fecker properly solid first.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cttp.co.uk
big dave
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1744
Age : 40
Location : W-s-M
My Ride(s) : 72 type 1 for sale, 67 Ragtop,
Registration date : 2009-03-09

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:49 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Gotta get the fecker properly solid first.

its only outter arches so no problems there
Back to top Go down
View user profile
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:51 am

To be honest, there's one arch that needs welding, with a hole in the same wing, a couple of pock marks on a rear wing, a small hole in a door skin.

I'm weighing up wether or not it's worth swapping the drivers wing, or repair patching it. The door I guess can be welded up but it's gone quite deep into the fabric of the door, so a skim will do for now. Like Dave sys, get it mot'd first and see what I've missed, I think the brakes need more bleeding but I'm pretty confident about the rest of the underneath...

Ultimately the long term plan is to get it on the road to get me to work, then this time next year when I'm employed as a full time engineer, take it off the road and spray it properly, get a nice interior made up to match all round, and replace any panels/the roof etc.

Andy, Si, I'll have a look in a mo, I'm waiting for Crazy Quiff to ring me back with a quote for all my bits, because they do a lot of business with the mk1 owners club...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr Scoops
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 37728
Age : 43
Location : Weston Super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2006 Mondeo ST (I'm so ashamed.....)
Registration date : 2006-08-19

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:39 pm

Matt, there's some mirrors here;-
http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=738149

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cttp.co.uk
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:47 pm

Posted a message up, cheers scoopy!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
vietnam
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 27
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:11 pm

door handles in the post from evil bay, older style mirrors paid for from a mk1 oc member...





...I love college some days!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   

Back to top Go down
 
Matts comedy resto thread.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 3 of 3Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
 Similar topics
-
» T4 resto thread
» Plog!! (power log thread)
» Custom Chassis Build Thread
» The Costume Thread....
» The Home Audio thread

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: VW stories :: Restorations-
Jump to: