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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu May 12, 2011 8:54 pm

Well done Bud.

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu May 12, 2011 9:34 pm

Looking good. Good luck for the mot!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Sat May 14, 2011 8:57 am

MOT passed!! Very Happy

Just got to tighten my front wheel bearings....

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Sat May 14, 2011 4:41 pm

well done bud
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Sat May 14, 2011 9:11 pm

congrats! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:08 pm

Putting a few finishing touches to the Bus today! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Found something interesting while clearing out my bus recently....

The original jack.. don't many of these around!!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:54 pm

Don't use the jacking points dude! Shocked

Use a trolley jack under chassis rails.

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:55 pm

I only offered it up for the photo dude!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:15 am

Did a few little jobs last night...

Removed the Old Skool sticker from the bumper and quickly polished to remove witness marks



And removed the front over riders so I could fit my recently aquired bra



Also fitting the pan cake air filter, but you've already seen that earlier in this thread!!! (I cannot believe the difference this air filter made BTW... My stock filter must have been starving the engine of air!)
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:16 am

if you re-aligned the bumper you could run the over riders, its because the bumper has been impacted at som point and pushed it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:45 am

Maybe, but I think I prefer it without TBH... The jury was always out on them, so I've taken them off for a bit to make up my mind... The grill will be painted and clear indicators fitted next...
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:18 am

its only my opinion but i think you should keep the over riders
where did you get the bra?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:34 am

It's a Spirit of the 50's bra, I bought it off a guy on EarlyBay.com
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:17 pm

This is the end of the road for me and this bus.

It is expected that the new owner will collect on saturday to take it back to Kent.....
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Seems Kent is the place to be for bays, that's where mine went last week
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:15 pm

You should have left the photos on photobucket Dude!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:17 pm

They are still on PB, I just moved them all to the same folder for potential buyers to review....

I will put them all up again in Members Rides for nostalgia!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:10 am

Ok, so, after (another) period of unsuccessfully trying to sell the Westie, I figure it's time to get all those things that bother me sorted out once and for all....

I found a workshop near to me - The Howling Wolf Speedshop - who are going to take the bus in on Friday to have a fair amount of work done...

Once the work there is completed, a new canvas is waiting in the wings to be fitted also...

Pics will be taken and posted per forum rules Very Happy and hopefully it will all be sorted in time for the VolksWorld Show in March...

Watch this space...

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:50 am

DubDreams wrote:

I found a workshop near to me - The Howling Wolf Speedshop - who are going to take the bus in on Friday to have a fair amount of work done...

whats being done?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:40 am

Westie roof being removed, stripped and repainted

Front panel from lights to bottom being repainted

Door shuts being repainted

Inside front doors being painted

New door seals being fitted

Electric Screenwash bottle and wiring being fitted

New horn and wiring being fitted

Handbrake being fixed and adjusted correctly

Colour coding front grill

Fit lower profile front tyres (175/65/R14) to give a nice nose down stance

I will then be fitting chrome bumper bolts, new step rubbers, clear indicator lenses and might look at putting the overriders back on...

Fit (with the help of the resident EB.com expert, Faux) a new Wagons West canvas will be fitted early March prior to VoWo..

And finally, I'll pop in my Kenwood MD headunit so I have some sounds!

And breathe! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:04 am

Not much then lol
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:08 am

all by VoWo.. gonna be tight! I'm not giving up my shotgun seat just yet Clocks!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:42 pm

should be achievable by then
what door seals are you going for?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:54 pm

baja 69 wrote:
should be achievable by then
what door seals are you going for?

Status VW or C&C.. I need to compare them pricewise as both seem to be recognised as the best you can get....
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