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PostSubject: I seem to have acquired another bug   Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:01 pm

Went to Taunton with an empty trailer and came back with another 70's Bug for the collection. Poor thing failed it's MOT on rust a couple of years back.

Still seems to have an OK 1600 TP engine, so it's not all bad.

At the very least I thought it made an attractive feature in the driveway. Mrs 1584cc however just rolled her eyes lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:05 pm

Mrs 1584's eyes rolled???
My bloody head would have rolled!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:10 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Mrs 1584's eyes rolled???
My bloody head would have rolled!! lol!

lol! lol! lol!

I'll put some pictures up at the weekend. I know you can't wait to see it lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:56 pm

Just managed to get the clutch unseized. It's been sat for a few years and took a lot of persuading to come unstuck. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:37 pm

How did you manage it fella???

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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:52 pm

First I started the car in second gear and alternated between accelerating hard then backing off the throttle, which resulted in much kangarooing up and down the drive, but no freed off clutch.

In the end I had to resort to putting the handbrake on and trying to get it to turn over when in third, not the best thing to do really but it worked.
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:53 pm

.....and now it drives okay??

Made I larf to think of you hopping a bug up and down the road!!

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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:59 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
.....and now it drives okay??

Made I larf to think of you hopping a bug up and down the road!!

lol!

Well I wouldn't go so far as to suggest it drives OK. But it moves backwards and forwards without kangarooing and has a radio that receives medium wave, what more could I ask for lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:03 pm

Scoops, could you use your powers of moderation and move this to readers rides please? Maybe a more appropriate place...
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:11 pm

'Tis done..... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:17 pm

That means we need pics now Wink
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:25 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
That means we need pics now Wink

Pictures to come over the weekend.

But try to imagine no wings, lots of holes and 'MOT' chalk marks, and you get the picture...
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:06 am

Is this the Blue one we were talking about buddy???

Whats the plans for it buddy.
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:23 am

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Is this the Blue one we were talking about buddy???

Whats the plans for it buddy.

Yeah it's the blue one. I was going to break it for bits as I only bought it for the engine. But can't bring myself to break a bug Rolling Eyes

Still not quite sure what to do with it really. Probably going to put it on the road as cheaply as possible and go from there (Although I have been looking at Baja kits Twisted Evil )...
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:50 am

Here it is:













Beam shot and framehead bottom plate is too.

Needs a bit of welding lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:49 am

P.M me or call me on 07835200739 ifyou would like to sell this project bug.
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PostSubject: Re: I seem to have acquired another bug   Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:51 am

newtboy wrote:
P.M me or call me on 07835200739 ifyou would like to sell this project bug.

Sorry buddy the car's not for sale at the moment. However if I decide to sell I'll let you know...
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