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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 25, 2008 5:21 pm

At least its getting there bud soon be dubbing again in no time Wink
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vwbeetlebum
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Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 25, 2008 6:32 pm

We need piccies! Smile
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renegade67
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My Ride(s) : 2013 T5.5 180ps DSG kombi, 1972 Classic Range Rover,
Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 26, 2008 5:59 pm

More pics of the complete front
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Thanks to Mr Scoops for the shox mounting rubbers
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finally back on 4 wheels
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will have to get some more red paint to finish that o/s tie rod Embarassed also some black on those trailing arms, and some caliper paint too
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Location : weston super mare
My Ride(s) : the fourking T25 van
Registration date : 2007-04-01

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 26, 2008 6:21 pm

looking pretty good there all painted up Cool that brake hose looks a bit tight tho Question
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renegade67
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My Ride(s) : 2013 T5.5 180ps DSG kombi, 1972 Classic Range Rover,
Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 26, 2008 7:49 pm

Yeah, I noticed that in the pic, I will adjust the tracking to suit.
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nomates
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Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 26, 2008 7:58 pm

that new beam looks ton's better dude ....nice and solid Cool
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renegade67
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Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 4:32 pm

griff wrote:
that brake hose looks a bit tight tho Question

After putting it back on the ground, and driving it aroung the brake pipe is not tight any more Cool


Only thing that I am pi**ed off about now is the fact that I have somehow lost ALL my brakes affraid the pedal is totally soft, a mystery to me as all I did was remove the caliper from stubaxle, and then bolt it back up.
But now I have NO brakes at all Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation


Any suggestions as to why Question Question Question
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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 4:35 pm

Love the detailing, gona be awesome.
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Mr Scoops
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Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 5:32 pm

Are all the flexi-pipes new?? If not they could be weeping..........or have you accidentaly kinked one of the rigid pipes??

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joker 67
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 5:45 pm

shock boots on dampers for mot, will fail without them.
brakes could be air in system as buggey jacked up air rose upto calipers, or maybe pipe twisted an made threded joint weep. if no signs of fluid check master cyl out as maybe weeping out the back into box section behind pedals, if single circuit brakes all brake pressure will be lost.
andy
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renegade67
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 5:58 pm

joker 67 wrote:
shock boots on dampers for mot, will fail without them.
Do you mean the plastic covers? if so I have never fitted them, and it passed MOT last year like that.
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

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Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 6:04 pm

renegade67 wrote:
joker 67 wrote:
shock boots on dampers for mot, will fail without them.
Do you mean the plastic covers? if so I have never fitted them, and it passed MOT last year like that.

They should fail but i've had them pass in the past.. I use uni fit steering rack gatters just the job
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 6:43 pm

Never had them fail and never fitted them either Suspect
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nomates
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Male Number of posts : 18609
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 8:55 pm

how do hot rods pass with the chrome shocks on the front .....they have no rubber boots ?
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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Lots of MOTers will pass them without... I've never had one fail yet..
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lowriderbug
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lowriderbug

Male Number of posts : 1347
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 29, 2008 7:33 pm

Quote :
shock boots on dampers for mot, will fail without them.

no it wont. not having boots on the dampers isnt even an advisory item (i dont think its a testable item but i will have to check on that one.)
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lowriderbug
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyWed Apr 30, 2008 7:11 pm

i checked today and the manual doesnt even mention the boots on the dampers so it isnt testable even if they arent there Cool
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renegade67
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Male Number of posts : 2672
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySat May 03, 2008 9:55 pm

Thanks Dan, saves me having to bother getting any boots for them.
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renegade67
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun May 11, 2008 8:52 pm

Right update time, finally got the front end finished. Thanks to Lee (Dub Mayhem), just needs the tracking doing, next on the list is a rewire, using a bought buggy loom, as I just cannot find out why my headlight relay don't work, and with the multicolour loom it has now Embarassed I am having trouble tracing the wires, so with the help of Matt (Wurzelspice) we are going to rip the old one out and start from scratch, hopefully making it easier to trace any faults.
So after Wednesday's meet, look out loom, its the bin for you Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun May 11, 2008 9:09 pm

renegade67 wrote:
Right update time, finally got the front end finished. Thanks to Lee (Dub Mayhem), just needs the tracking doing, next on the list is a rewire, using a bought buggy loom, as I just cannot find out why my headlight relay don't work, and with the multicolour loom it has now Embarassed I am having trouble tracing the wires, so with the help of Matt (Wurzelspice) we are going to rip the old one out and start from scratch, hopefully making it easier to trace any faults.
So after Wednesday's meet, look out loom, its the bin for you Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

No worries dude like I said always happy to help. Thank god your gonna get a new wiring loom it looked a mess dude and would have been a nightmare affraid to tidy up so rip it out and start again Twisted Evil What a Face
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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun May 11, 2008 9:10 pm

Fair play too you .....after two complete re-wires and a recent partial one ....i'm still petrified of the dreaded loom ......however simple some say they are Shocked ....the thing is ..on all three occasions they have all worked first time Shocked

hope you get it sorted soon afro
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptySun May 11, 2008 9:12 pm

We've done 2 rewires from knowing absolutely nothing about electrics and both cars work fine - so it must have worked Very Happy

Plus you get to know where all the wires go and understand your car much better - so if you did get a problem you're able to trace it much more easily.
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renegade67
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PostSubject: Today I did this.....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyMon May 12, 2008 9:11 pm

the old dashboard looked a bit crap, full of filler and all uneven and different thicknesses, even after I had filled all the old holes.
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after attacking it with a jigsaw it looked like this affraid affraid
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still have to remove the 2 metal reinforcing corners, which at the moment look fu(king lethal
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then put this in its place
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then I will have a blank canvas to start again Twisted Evil
just the speedo, and possibly a head unit confused not sure yet
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyMon May 12, 2008 9:31 pm

ah no size nine needed this time dude lol! lol! well attacked on the dash and yeah the metal bits look well lethal gotta come off Twisted Evil
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Wurz
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Buggy rebuild thread.... - Page 2 EmptyTue May 13, 2008 9:10 am

renegade67 wrote:
Right update time, finally got the front end finished. Thanks to Lee (Dub Mayhem), just needs the tracking doing, next on the list is a rewire, using a bought buggy loom, as I just cannot find out why my headlight relay don't work, and with the multicolour loom it has now Embarassed I am having trouble tracing the wires, so with the help of Matt (Wurzelspice) we are going to rip the old one out and start from scratch, hopefully making it easier to trace any faults.
So after Wednesday's meet, look out loom, its the bin for you Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

yep, the loom's a mess alright, after spending 45 mins with the handbrake in my armpit trying to trace a (insert random colour here) wire, we came to the conclusion the loom is scrap - there's a couple of random fried wires in plain view and it pops and sparks for no apparent reason - BIN!!!!
Shouldn't take too long and its got to be well worth the £45 the loom costs not to be electrocuted! lol!
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