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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:09 pm

As long as they have the cups of tea flowing they will be happy, Shes in the best of hands, im sure everything will be fine!

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:10 pm

Yeah the standard wheel bolts will be too short for alloys I'd have thought.

Looks like they're cracking on well though! Very Happy

Keep us updated! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:11 pm

Cool .....me and scoopy popped round earlier but rick and rich must have been round the unit ............good going guy's......do you think it will be ready?
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:14 pm

Havent a clue if she will be ready for tomorrow.....will just have to wait and see.....

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:16 pm

OK she is on the road went for a test drive....

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But a very strong smell of fuel so

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Had to replace a bit of hose...

Just gone for another test run....will let you know results in abit....

Too late to start lowering her....also Rick needs to eat bless he's only had 2 sandwiches all day he must be starving..... Embarassed Embarassed

May see if we can get some shiny bits on her thou...

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:18 pm

A missive thumbs up for Rich and all his help today.....

Thank you so much....

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:19 pm

Blimey looks like they had a busy day!! I bet your well chuffed!! Fair play Rck and Rich.

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:22 pm

Yay! Very Happy Well done boys! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:28 pm

thats one more on the cruise by the looks......well done everyone concerned afro
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:55 pm

ok well the test run was ok......

But need to carry a hammer around with me......

Seems that the new starter motor needs to have a whack to get it going so that will be going back ....AFTER the cruise......

Rick just fitting my carpet in as it was in a box.....

Change my steering wheel over to one that was in a better nick.... which I bought from final fling show last year.....

Going to make him eat now.....then may look at the trim.....

So hopefully see you guys tomorrow on the beach lawns.....

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:14 pm

This is how Rick looks.....

He's just come in to have something to eat....

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Think someone is over tired.... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:21 pm

Well done guys.... Great result! Twisted Evil afro Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:25 pm

Thank you Dave for your assistance earlier....

Josh tried to explain what you did......still none the wiser...

But thank you for ever you did to get her running...

and congrats to you in getting your bug on the road....

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:28 pm

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nice work!
.............is babylons old engine a 1776?

That'll make the vamp have the grunt to back up the attitude! Twisted Evil

No Impy, it's the 1600 Mexico engine that I've just finished running in Rolling Eyes
The 1776 is the one that this engine is making way for in the bus Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:32 pm

Thanks again Dave Wink

He popped round with his welder as we weren't getting enough throttle No .... so we got him to weld about an inch of a bolt into the connecting rod behind the accelerator pedal Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:53 pm

Great to see the vamp on the lawns today!!
She looks amazing! Rock on!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:08 am

Thank you Tan it was great to see her there too as I honestly thought we wouldn't have a car on show this year let alone the Vamp.

I really enjoyed driving her yesterday she felt so much better to handle then she did when I first got her.... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Well tonite she is having the lowered beam put in...... affraid

Hope its not too low as I want to be able to drive her properly and not keep bottoming her out on pot holes and speed ramps.....

Her BRM's will be done this week as the correct wheel bolts are being ordered...... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Also going to clean and polish her properly.....

So she will look different again when you see her next so keep watching this thread as I will be updating it as things get done.....

Then I will be driving her to Big Bang @ Santa Pod....... affraid affraid affraid

Let hope nothing falls off like last time on a big run .... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments I was well proud of Rick,Rich and Dave for all their hard work without them she would still be sat on the drive looking very sad and unloved.

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:35 am

Glad to see you got it done matey.
The grin on your face showed how pleased you were..... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:44 am

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The grin on your face showed how pleased you were..... Wink

And the bags under our eyes did aswell... lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:52 am

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Mr Scoops wrote:
The grin on your face showed how pleased you were..... Wink

And the bags under our eyes did aswell... lol! lol! lol! lol!

I'll second that Rich .... I was in bed before 11pm last nite Sleep Sleep Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:54 pm

Front BRM's will be ready to pick up tomoz dude, with them and the lowered beam you'll be taking out cats eyes and drain covers in no time Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:04 pm

Well done Rick, and congratulations Sharon! Very Happy
It was great to meet you this weekend. Sorry it was such a brief meeting though.
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:35 pm

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Front BRM's will be ready to pick up tomoz dude, with them and the lowered beam you'll be taking out cats eyes and drain covers in no time Twisted Evil


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo

Cats eyes and drain covers stay I have enough trouble with the Jetta.......


OMG what has Rick got planned for her....... as I feel very affraid affraid affraid

Cool about the BRM's can I collect tomorrow afternoon.....me love you long time Gaz

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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:59 pm

After work would be best tbh, or I can drop them out at a later date, would normally be fine but tomorrow im gonna be scooting in and outta work a lot with MOT's and Tv repair based shenanigans... soz if thats a pain in the arse tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Vamps resto thread   Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:21 pm

No problem Gary just let me know a time good for you and will pop round then.

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