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ARCANE
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ARCANE

Male Number of posts : 4582
Age : 45
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 411 Variant.
Registration date : 2009-01-27

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue Jul 02, 2013 9:09 pm

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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 7:02 am

I am going to have to move my rev counter, they say its blocking too much of the forward vision, I'll have to fab an ally bracket up to hang it on the dash somehow. Sad
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 45
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: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 7:21 am

Of just remove it for the test?

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vietnam
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vietnam

Male Number of posts : 1671
Age : 30
Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 9:25 am

Vintage speed had a couple of different ideas if you're looking for inspiration?
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 9:57 am

I have a few ideas already!
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 45
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: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 11:02 am

Strap it to the steering column

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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Strap it to the steering column

It's too fecking big!
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 45
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: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jul 03, 2013 7:45 pm

I thought you had your MOT?

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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyThu Jul 04, 2013 6:12 am

I have, but its a case of "I don't want to see that next year".
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Road Rage
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Male Number of posts : 4830
Age : 46
Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyThu Jul 04, 2013 6:01 pm

tell him not to bloody look then Smile

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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 1:16 pm

Well, with only a couple of weeks until CTTP, I've decided to rip the interior out of the beetle!

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What I like to see, solid floors!

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Luggage area stripped.

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I've got a new headliner and carpet set to fit in it, I'm also going to make a centre console out of aluminium, and I've got a set of sill covers being made for me out of ally as well.

First job was to make and weld some new wind shear tabs on to the drivers side b pillar as the old ones had been removed when the ding was knocked out of it 20 years ago.

It's got to be better than trying to hold it on there with gripfill!

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It's also amazing how much shit/swarf/sand accrued under the carpets in the last 20 years, seeing as it was garaged.
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dubberatlast
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Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 1:39 pm

How much was the headliner mate. I want a full one in my bug instead of just the centre of the roof lol
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 4:13 pm

I bought a cheapo at dubfreeze for £50, then sent it back because when I looked at the b pillar pecies they were awful.

Bought a TMI one from cool air for £80.

Tabs welded in and primed.

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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 6:39 pm

Cool will order one me thinks cheers Al
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joker 67
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Male Number of posts : 3498
Age : 49
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 2018 Skoda Karoq edition and something else
Registration date : 2008-02-11

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 7:38 pm

Be careful which one as centre headlining does not have all the tabs to secure it, top of doors , post around rear window..

To fit them you will also need a steamers to make it stretch
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyTue May 06, 2014 11:18 pm

joker 67 wrote:
Be careful which one as centre headlining does not have all the tabs to secure it, top of doors , post around rear window..

To fit them you will also need a steamers to make it stretch

Good point Andy thanks for that. Going to carpet it with mega stretch now like they do in the t4/5. It's only to tidy up the inside.
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed May 28, 2014 8:29 pm

Quick update, headliner done.

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Bit of a crease above the A pillars, but they go when the sunvisors are fitted.

Front panel of switch console fitted, rewired rear speakers with proper speaker wire rather than cooker cable.

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Ignore the plastic wash/wipe switch, the billet one needs to be cleaned!

The cover plate for the console has been made, just waiting to fit the carpet first.

I've run out of glue though!
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 10:56 pm

Getting there now.

Knobs!

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The start button has a blue LED backlight wired in with the gen light so it glows only when the engine isn't running.

Speakers back in.

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Rear seats back in, I can't afford to get the retrimmed yet, so back on wth the creased seat covers.

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Better pic of the centre console,

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Just need to fit the seatbelts back in now, clean a bit of overspray off and fit the ally sill covers (that I haven't got yet) and fab a new tachometer bracket.
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 12:44 am

Love the centre console. That's something I could do with.
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyWed Jun 18, 2014 11:49 am

Got a bollocking for having the rev counter in front of the windscreen last year, so I knocked up a bracket!

Cut out of aluminium.


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Bend

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Clean up with scotchbrite and mounting holes drilled

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Mounted!

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View from the cockpit!

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Just got the seatbelts to refit, a bloody good clean and polish, then I'm good to go!
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WizBizMartin
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Male Number of posts : 2531
Age : 28
Location : W-S-M
My Ride(s) : 85 Mexican Beetle, 20v T Beetle, Honda Xr125
Registration date : 2008-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyThu Jun 19, 2014 8:36 am

I think the rev counter looks much better there.
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyThu Jun 19, 2014 1:04 pm

WizBizMartin wrote:
I think the rev counter looks much better there.

Notice how it goes up to 11!
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WizBizMartin
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Male Number of posts : 2531
Age : 28
Location : W-S-M
My Ride(s) : 85 Mexican Beetle, 20v T Beetle, Honda Xr125
Registration date : 2008-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyThu Jun 19, 2014 1:37 pm

what does the engine rev to ?
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Big_Al
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Male Number of posts : 3611
Age : 46
Location : Under The Thumb.
My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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Currently the shift light is set to 3k.
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Big_Al
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My Ride(s) : 1970 looker, 2009 T5 'The Night Fury!', 2006 Challenger 3 tank (wife's)!
Registration date : 2008-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Project Back to '91! - Page 7 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2014 7:43 pm

Throttle pedal hinge snapped last Sunday on my way home, jamming against the roller. I made it home though.

Repair time!

Pedal out

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Old hinge cut off

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£2.19 hinge from wickes welded on

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Bit of satin black!

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Pop riveted back on to the bit still attached to the floor, I would have preferred to weld it, but I couldn't be arsed stripping the carpet back out.

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Big foot back on!

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