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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:21 am

Of just remove it for the test?

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:25 am

Vintage speed had a couple of different ideas if you're looking for inspiration?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:57 am

I have a few ideas already!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:02 am

Strap it to the steering column

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

Mr Scoops wrote:
Strap it to the steering column

It's too fecking big!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:45 pm

I thought you had your MOT?

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:01 pm

tell him not to bloody look then Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue 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!



What I like to see, solid floors!



Luggage area stripped.



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!



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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue May 06, 2014 6:39 pm

Cool will order one me thinks cheers Al
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed May 28, 2014 8:29 pm

Quick update, headliner done.





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.



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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:56 pm

Getting there now.

Knobs!



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.



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



Better pic of the centre console,



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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:44 am

Love the centre console. That's something I could do with.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed 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.




Bend



Clean up with scotchbrite and mounting holes drilled




Mounted!



View from the cockpit!



Just got the seatbelts to refit, a bloody good clean and polish, then I'm good to go!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:36 am

I think the rev counter looks much better there.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu 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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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:37 pm

what does the engine rev to ?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:07 am

Currently the shift light is set to 3k.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri 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



Old hinge cut off



2.19 hinge from wickes welded on



Bit of satin black!



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.



Big foot back on!


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