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type25 dan
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:28 pm

Question does this mean the jetta s for sale Question
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:37 am

type25 dan wrote:
Question does this mean the jetta s for sale Question

Not at the moment.....as she is a very good car.....but you can never tell what may happen.......

The vamp needs work i.e lowered and lots of shiny bits put back on her....if she does alright may sell the jetta....but for now will be keeping them both...

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:48 am

Three days and counting........ affraid

Cant wait for Saturday......when I can bring her home


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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:15 pm

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type25 dan wrote:
Question does this mean the jetta s for sale Question

Not at the moment.....as she is a very good car.....but you can never tell what may happen.......

The vamp needs work i.e lowered and lots of shiny bits put back on her....if she does alright may sell the jetta....but for now will be keeping them both...

lol!

If it is dont let Sam know!! Since driving the Golf he has commented several times he'd like the jetta back!

Looks a lovely bug! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:33 am

Well we have talked about it and we are not selling the Jetta .......

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:30 pm

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type25 dan wrote:
Question does this mean the jetta s for sale Question

Not at the moment.....as she is a very good car.....but you can never tell what may happen.......

The vamp needs work i.e lowered and lots of shiny bits put back on her....if she does alright may sell the jetta....but for now will be keeping them both...

lol!

If it is dont let Sam know!! Since driving the Golf he has commented several times he'd like the jetta back!

Looks a lovely bug! Very Happy

afro the golf looks sweet glad you guys had it geek
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:33 pm

Where are all the pics?/? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:26 am

Pics are there but VZI doing stuff again......

Not to worry though as we downloaded them......so if the VZI thread doesnt work we will post the downloaded pics for everyone to see.....


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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:08 pm

hi sharon is this any good for you replace your dented handle
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:41 pm

Thank you for that...will let Rick know.....

we also have a story to tell about Vamps first show.....yesterday at Bug Boogie.....

Will get Rick to put the full story on here later with all the pics we took...

I had a very affraid moment.....

She drove like a Princess.......arrived like a Pauper.....and went home like a Queen....

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:25 pm

oooh do tell!! bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:52 pm

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.....and went home like a Queen....

on the back of a trailer i guess lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:48 pm

Yep you guessed it Dan Rolling Eyes

Well as most of you guys know, I picked her up Friday nite & brought her along to the club meet.

Then Saturday morning I had to get the bus up to Paul in Brizzle for 8am for it's MOT which it aced ... cheers for getting up early dude you're a Like a Star @ heaven

Then picked up the seized original engine from the chap in Bedminster en-route home from the MOT.

I'd noticed on Friday nite that the Vamp had one (knackered) cross-ply & one ok radial on the rear axle, so shot Sharon off to see Gazza in Burnham to get a pair of 155 firestone F560's shod on the rears from Gazza's private stash .... You are also a Like a Star @ heaven dude cheers for that! Wink

He rang me before Sharon left him & told me that one of the OSR wheel bolts wouldn't tighten up properly & made me promise him I'd Loctite it before going to Bug Boogie on the Sunday, which I did as soon as she got back home, so I wouldn't forget to do it!

As Gazza had stuck a pair of newer F560'son the back we now had a spare on a rim to go under the bonnet so I set about removing the 3 bags of cement that was 'trying' to weight down the un slammed nose of her .... and this is what she looked like without them!




So I had to re-bag the cement so Sharon wouldn't be looking at the clouds lol!


Also fitted the front T bars as i could get to the mounts now the cement had been moved out of the wheel well.
Sharon took her to the hand car wash in Highbridge on the way home from getting the tyres done so she looked all shiney Smile
This is what she looked like after all the fussing ready to set off Sunday morning, including my roof rack as a finishing touch!


So we set off about 8am Sunday morning & had a pleasant drive to the event.


We got to within 6 feet of crossing the entrance to the show & the car sounded & felt like she had a flat tyre, so i got out and Sharon drove it forwards a couple of foot & the NSR whell almost fell off! affraid
So completely blocking the entrance top the show & whipped out the luckily remembered jack & got the whell bolts back in, realising that 2 of the threads in the drum had threaded No

At this stage I would like to say that I DO NOT hold Gazza responsible for this happening & have rang him already last nite to tell him this before writing this!

It seems that the threads were already shafted in my opinion & we were extreamly luckily that it happened where it did & not on the motorway Rolling Eyes
So I decided to call the recovery truck to make sure we got home safely as & for one was not going to try driving her home with three wheel bolts & risking the 3 of us any damage!









So we set off for home about 4pm after having a nice chilled afternoon, only to end up in the motorway chaos that was the accident & closure of the M4 due to the terrible accident No
Here's us after being stationary for almost an hour on the motorway.


We got going again althou at a crawl as they took the M4 down to 1 lane & off at junction 14 cos they had to turn round almost a complete junction's worth of traffic and send it escorted back to where they were sending us off ... you can imagine the chaos & heated driving styles of everyone in the queues!
When they sent us off the M4 we got sent towards the A4 but that was at a stand still as you can imagine as the entire M4 was being routed down to it, so I suggested that we could get the recovery truck 3 point turned & head off home above the M4 corridor towards Swindon, which the recovery driver had already been thinking! this was taken mid turn Smile

We were very lucky with our revovery driver who was a really pleasant fella & even allowed us to stop for a ciggy at Leigh Delemare lol!
We got home at gone 9pm absolutely shattered so we ordered a curry delivery & went to bed by 11pm!

Today I have ordered a new pair of rear drums from Euro in Filton & will collect them on the way to the station tomorrow evening. Under 60 as well which I was pleased with Smile

Does anyone have 5 spare pre '67 wheel bolts (really short thread compared to the later 4 stud wheel bolts) they no longer need please? As I'm taking no chances by re-fitting the ones off the knackered drum.
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:09 pm

At least she didnt break down and you had a eventfull day lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:29 am

Thats a real sh1ter dude but as you said no real damage and no one was hurt... Well may be Sharons feelings slightly.. lol!

Did it used to have alloys on dude cos when i first got my bug with the empi's on it only had stock wheel bolt and the threads were stripped because they#re to short..


Anyway dude i'm 90% i have a set of bolts Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:34 am

Bummer on that, but as has been said, nobody was hurt and it is all sorted now...........all turned out well in the end.

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:07 am

Oddly enough I was ok.......

At least no one was hurt.....which was the main thing...

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:44 am

Rich cheers dude if you do have mate, let me know & I'll pop over to collect them Wink

To be honest I don't think she ever has had alloys, as she's wearing the same wheels she had on when she was taken out of storage.

Matt the chap I bought her off texted me yesterday morning and asked how she was going, so I told him of the story & he was like $hit! sorry to hear that & I checked the wheels bolts before you came to view it the other Saturday. But I told him $hit happens dude so don't worry too much ... Rick's on the case now so it'll be a full look over both the front & rear hubs, brakes & running gear before she hits the mean streets of Worle again lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:09 am

like has been said dude, you got there & doesnt bear thinking about what could have happened if it had let go on the motorway!!

Thankfully all is well & the prob is fixable...
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:26 pm

glad your okay....Edd had the same problem with his wheel nuts dude
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:35 pm

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glad your okay....Edd had the same problem with his wheel nuts dude

And steering box if i remember rightly Shocked Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:42 pm

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glad your okay....Edd had the same problem with his wheel nuts dude

And steering box if i remember rightly Shocked Laughing

I dont know what ya mean affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:00 pm

good to hear it wasn't any thing major guys.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:19 pm

at least you are all ok thats the main thing Cool

i lost a wheel off the lowrider doing about 30 mph that was scary affraid

but i think the woman in the car opposite was more shocked as the wheel bounced over her car lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:02 pm

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sharon if you do bid for this i need the lock catch if you don't and if you are not gonna bid could you let me know so i can no point in both of us bidding against each other now is there
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