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PostSubject: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:22 pm

Its red and black and sharons thats all you need to no Twisted Evil


































For now, watch this thread Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:29 pm

Ok guys so here's "The Vamp" as taken pics this morning Smile

She's a '65 1300 currently with a 1200 lump as the original 1300 siezed, but we're getting the engine thrown in with her as it's the original engine.
The history to her is that she was laid up in 1983 by the current owners mate, who took her off the road to restore her after Uni, but never got round to it & she sat unloved in the garage until Matt the current owner rescued her in 2006 & got her back on the road & has driven her from then till the present day, but they also have an old Audi as well & live in Bedminster on the hillside & can't practically keep 2 cars on the road & the roadside is definately not the place in Bedminster to keep a '65 bug!

Carl & myself were both blown away at how solid she is affraid
I kid you not guys (& Carl will back me up in this i'm sure) as far as we can see she completey solid & needs no welding. She's had some in the past inc. heater channel ends etc but they are extremely professionally done & I wasn't even sure if it was welded until we looked closer Smile
Matt has the wide trim to re fit to her & a new set of German wide trimmed running boards he's throwing into the deal. She's also got a Turbo Thomas s/s exhaust system on her well.

I took her for a spin & we will need to 'tighten up' the brakes as Matt told us the one of the rear drums had been machined a little too far in the past some time, but hey what's a new rear drum between friends? All the copper brake pipes have been replaced as well.
I parked her up after the test drive not too close to the curb & Sharon commented that my parking was $hit, until I told her now it was her turn to take it for a test drive as I was buggered if we were buying it unless she had a drive too! As she will be driving her I thought it better before we bought the '65 that she was happy with her as she'd never driven a bug before this morning Laughing

The only thing I can fault her on is the parking ding on the bottom of the bonnet & bonnet handle where one of the less than careful Bedminster residents 'manuvoured' a little too close to her Rolling Eyes

We should be picking her up on either Friday or Saturday next week













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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:38 pm

afro looking good mate. one thing that needs to be done.....

fit us spec headlights and get rid of those stupid indicators Rolling Eyes lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:41 pm

Vamp looks gorgeous!!! Cant wait to see her in the flesh!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:46 pm

The only fault i can pick is she feels like a tree at the mo covered in sap with a hot soapy wash and a polish she will look 101% better brought back the memories af a black bug i once new but he was a 70s style lad lol!

O and thanks for the breakie good old copper kettle Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:55 pm

Looks real cool..............but have to agree ...get rid of them blinkers and slam it!!!





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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:00 pm

lowriderbug wrote:
afro looking good mate. one thing that needs to be done.....

fit us spec headlights and get rid of those stupid indicators Rolling Eyes lol!

love that red interior though
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:23 pm

Oh yes guys she will get the front closer aquanted with the tarmac as soon as we can afford it! The rear is already lowered a bit I think, but will have a better idea when that front is slammed Twisted Evil
As for the indicators .. we had thought of the lower outer wing mounted OEM bullet indicators . . . What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:10 pm

Shocked good looking car i saw this on ebay a few weeks ago and was tempted to have a bid on it but got my 67 instead small world ain't it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:14 pm

Matt said that he had someone mess him around on Ebay recently ... Oh well they're loss our gain!
Out of interest how much did it go for any idea Rob?
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:36 pm

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Oh yes guys she will get the front closer aquanted with the tarmac as soon as we can afford it! The rear is already lowered a bit I think, but will have a better idea when that front is slammed Twisted Evil
As for the indicators .. we had thought of the lower outer wing mounted OEM bullet indicators . . . What do you think?


I really love ....and I mean BIG TIME oem bullet indicators.....however since they are only us spec....I feel they don't look right on a RHD bug...and a RHD bug is cool enough...........I personally would give it the winkers it would have had originally......however its your bug ....so ignore this ...its what I would do if I owned your bug.....and as you know...I don't!!! No .....more the pitty...........


...make it yours......it will rock whatever you do.......its WELL cool Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:39 pm

Cheers Steve Wink

see ya tomorrow dude as the battery's about to die on the mac & Sharon is snoring on the sofa so better get her into bed so she wakes up for the cruise tomorrow ... Aah bless! Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:17 am

Wicked looking bug you grabed yourselfs guys can wait to see it afro
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:53 am

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
Matt said that he had someone mess him around on Ebay recently ... Oh well they're loss our gain!
Out of interest how much did it go for any idea Rob?
not sure what it went for i think he had a reserve of about 1650 but can't really remember Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:04 am

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Babylon Split Rick wrote:
Matt said that he had someone mess him around on Ebay recently ... Oh well they're loss our gain!
Out of interest how much did it go for any idea Rob?
not sure what it went for i think he had a reserve of about 1650 but can't really remember Exclamation


Cool Wink

I cant wait for her to come home so I can drive her again as i really enjoyed it.....

As for the name i picked it as she just looks so sexy being black with red interior.....and once we have finished with her she will look even better....

As Carl said whilst we were looking at it...."she is so your bug" Embarassed

We have lots of ideas for her already and she makes me smile just thinking about her......we got a good buy there...

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:59 pm

Oh yes oh yes oh yay! Love it Shar Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:18 pm

well done Shaz, she looks awesome & so you!! Twisted Evil

some rader rims, a slap with the lowering stick & sort the indicators...........choice;)
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:47 pm

bounce nice bug wish i still had my 65 id go for us spec lights/indicators Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:03 pm

Yep she is sooooooooooooo lovely.... Laughing

we have agreed for that us spec lights/indicators are for her

and also some shiny horn grills..... Twisted Evil

Roll on Saturday as thats when we collect her......

If all well will take her to Bug Boogie......now that will be a challenge.. Twisted Evil

Bug Boogie info 30th September

Ultra VW Picnic in the Park
Location: Wellington Country Park, Nr Reading

Fee: 5 per person - Under 16's Free
Discount on entry to the main park if you would like to visit while you are there. www.wellington-country-park.co.uk
Time(s) Gates open 10am
For further details contact Wildside 01189 475200, wildside@adren-a-line.com

Top Six Awards (including Meguiar's Valeting packs) - Free trade stand space for advertisers - autojumble - food stalls - commentary & music

Following the success of our move to Wellington Country Park in 2006, we're sticking with the new venue and doing it all again this year on September 30th. The theme for the picnic remains the same as last year: an informal day out for like-minded VW owners and enthusiasts. There's no concours and no model-by-model parking - the picnic is a strictly laid-back affair. Situated just a few minutes' drive from junction 11 of the M4 and junction 5 of the M3, Wellington Country Park is set in 530 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes in the heart of the Berkshire countryside.


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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:10 pm

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also some shiny horn grills..... Twisted Evil


I reckon a set Koch grilles would look great on her Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:19 pm

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also some shiny horn grills..... Twisted Evil


I reckon a set Koch grilles would look great on her Twisted Evil


mmmmmmmm like those......but we will see....

Mr Rich she have to be beaten with your lowering stick first.....Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:20 pm

The indicators only look daft because they are mounted through the horn grills.
Lucas indicators should be under the headlamps.......I have a pukka pair of Lucas clear flat lens indicators that I may be interested in selling of you could be interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:44 pm

Sharon did a bit of investigating on VZi as she's now joined on the forum & she unearthed these gems .... It's the original for sale thread by Matt from a couple of months ago. Tells the history & some cracking pics taken when he found her in his mate's milking shed after being dry stored for 24 years affraid

Enjoy .... http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=379929
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:51 pm

Al can you please bring the Lucas indicators down on Friday nite so we can have a look at them or post up a pic of them & let us know how much you want for them please mate Smile

Oh and thanks for the bolt earlier bud it did the trick & I've now got the shifter bolted up in the bus bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:53 pm

I will look the indicators out for you and bring them along on Friday...

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