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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:20 am

I must say im a happy bunny this morning!!!
Just got Beryls log book through to find she has only had 2 previous owners, not bad for a 51 year old bug I reckon. Gary (the bloke who we bought her from) bought her back in 1983.
Fingers crossed she will be staying with us for the next 50 years!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:48 pm

Fair play Tan & Gav ... go for it guys!

That's wot I did with my first dub (The white bug that's sitting in the workshop affraid )

You won't regret it & the sense of achievement is immense, especially when my bug got her MOT 1st time after 2 years of scraped knuckles, blood, sweat & tears Laughing

And as the others have said, you've always got us guys to fall back on for advice & encouragement!

A handy book to buy is the 'How to keep your Volkswager alive' by John Muir. Full of handy hints & tips ... wish I'd found it years before my mate bought it for me as I used to always ask him to read over the phone instructions from his copy! lol!

Good luck ... and may the Force be with you tongue
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:41 am

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Fair play Tan & Gav ... go for it guys!

That's wot I did with my first dub (The white bug that's sitting in the workshop affraid )

You won't regret it & the sense of achievement is immense, especially when my bug got her MOT 1st time after 2 years of scraped knuckles, blood, sweat & tears Laughing

And as the others have said, you've always got us guys to fall back on for advice & encouragement!

A handy book to buy is the 'How to keep your Volkswager alive' by John Muir. Full of handy hints & tips ... wish I'd found it years before my mate bought it for me as I used to always ask him to read over the phone instructions from his copy! lol!

Good luck ... and may the Force be with you tongue

Thanks for the vote of confidence Rick!
Weve got the book you mentioned, Luckily it came with Betty when we bought her.
I must say I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in. I have soo many ideas buzzing around in my head!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:11 pm

Thanks for thinking of me Lucy!
Rich mentioned it the other day, I spoken to the bloke via PM and he's told me a view things about good old Beryl. Im not sure if Betty is the bay he mentioned though.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:13 pm

Well we picked up Beryls engine from the unit yesterday. As you can see the bright red poster paint isn't really the look im after so we are going to give it a clean up, get the tinware powder coated (thinking of doing it brown) and pop on new HT leads Dizzy cap etc.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:16 pm

Brown is cool in the engine bay me thinks Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:20 pm

like the iggy next to motor Cool Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:24 pm

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like the iggy next to motor Cool Cool Cool

Thanks!! His name is Kevin, He likes to sneak into the piccies, Bless him!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:40 pm

I have brown tinware....its the new black dont you know
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:44 pm

We chose brown cause eventually thats what we want to spray her (plus Gav can get that colour done at work for free)! We saw one at Dubfreeze with brown tinware and it looked spot on!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:32 pm

I want to get mine redone in the hammered effect grey......

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:37 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I want to get mine redone in the hammered effect grey......


I'll get some grey hammerite then Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:37 pm

My tinware is all proper smooth... But my engine is kinda hammered lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:38 pm

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Mr Scoops wrote:
I want to get mine redone in the hammered effect grey......


I'll get some grey hammerite then Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:47 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
My tinware is all proper smooth... But my engine is kinda hammered lol! lol!


lol! ........whats the drive shafts then Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:49 pm

still in one piece............... At the mo Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:25 pm

We managed to get some snowflake lights at dubfreeze (just need to get some bulb holders etc for them) and as we arent going to be able to get the semaphores sorted straight away we got some indicators to mount on the back bumper.




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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:01 pm

Very nice! Cool

Ghia57 on VZi has a few semaphore bits you may be interested in Wink
http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=431837
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:39 pm

Right...

I've rebuilt the N/S front door pillar..

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Rebuilt the top of the N/S heater channel..





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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:42 pm

And rebuilt the inner..



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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:44 pm

And rebuilt the O/S front door pillar..



And the rear of the O/S floor..



And the front of the O/S floor..

but the pics wont load up of the Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:46 pm

And then ground and sanded back and a bit of matt black chucked on it..









And thats about it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:58 pm

Thanks for doing such a good job hun ur a star, one step closer to being on the road!!!
sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
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