HomeHome  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Welcome to DBS........Oct Month Ender: Fri 27th @ Old Colonial

Share | 
 

 Sky the 70' bug

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 5:47 pm

Well, thought it was about time i put up a resto thread about my latest.

The kids named her Sky cos of the pale blue paintwork.

Ive had her 2 mths now & bought her as a project with the idea of gettin her ready for CTTP

Well, due to a very annoying mot tester that didnt happen, but after 4yrs off the road she was up & rolling again within 4 weeks.

I was so damn busy that while replacing pretty much all the brakes (metal pipes, flexi's, shoes, cylinders), a fair bit of the front suspension & welding up the spare wheel well & various bits of floor.....I forgot to take any pics affraid

She was sposed to be at the mid month but yet again the "debut curse" struck again......engine clattering like a maraca in a washing machine! Mad

So the 1st pic in this thread is gonna be from today.....Engine out!!

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 5:50 pm

this is how she looked "as found".....I'd been driving past this front garden for the past couple of years & finally decided to stop & knock on the door.



After the 3rd time of stopping & talking to the old lady owner....the deal was done & she came back to Impy Plaza
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 5:54 pm

.....& heres how she looked after 3 weeks of grinding, welding & spannering.



With a bit of added bling in the shape of repainted off-white steelies, babymoons & gravel guards.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 5:56 pm

....& this is kinda the look im aiming for.....late model resto

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 6:01 pm

this was a test try with US spec whitewalls on SKy.....before me engine went pop!

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Wurz
DBS Top Sphincter
DBS Top Sphincter
avatar

Male Number of posts : 5378
Age : 42
Location : Wurzel Towers, Toytown
My Ride(s) : T5, Bay, 2 Bugs & Buggy Project
Registration date : 2008-03-15

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 6:08 pm

looking absolutely spot on impy, what bumpers are you going to go for?

nice ride afro

well worth keeping and getting the engine done, summers coming - nice prom cruiser Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
thecrewkid
Driveshaft Destroyer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 8400
Age : 37
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 6:13 pm

Nice one impy... afro afro
Sh1ter about the motor but nothing that can't be sorted easyish though dude...
Gonna look sweet when done.. Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thecrewkid.proboards61.com/index.cgi
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 6:20 pm

wurzelspice wrote:
looking absolutely spot on impy, what bumpers are you going to go for?

nice ride afro

well worth keeping and getting the engine done, summers coming - nice prom cruiser Twisted Evil

dunno bout bumpers.....could stick with the Europa's but they are a bit "heavy" lookin if you know what i mean.

Dont think you should make later models look older with blades (but each to there own)

I like T-bars for simplicity but it dont go with the resto-cal ethos......decisions decisions Rolling Eyes
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 6:22 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Nice one impy... afro afro
Sh1ter about the motor but nothing that can't be sorted easyish though dude...
Gonna look sweet when done.. Wink

thanks mate, pulled the motor today.....definitely a tight spot when you turn it by hand but when i dropped the sump plate.....no nasty metal suprises?? Suspect

Thats a good thing....right? Suspect

wish i had the spons to bang a 1914 in it! Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 7:27 pm

Looks like a sweet ride Impy Twisted Evil What a Face Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
Wurz
DBS Top Sphincter
DBS Top Sphincter
avatar

Male Number of posts : 5378
Age : 42
Location : Wurzel Towers, Toytown
My Ride(s) : T5, Bay, 2 Bugs & Buggy Project
Registration date : 2008-03-15

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 7:52 pm

Impy Mcdub wrote:
wurzelspice wrote:
looking absolutely spot on impy, what bumpers are you going to go for?

nice ride afro

well worth keeping and getting the engine done, summers coming - nice prom cruiser Twisted Evil

dunno bout bumpers.....could stick with the Europa's but they are a bit "heavy" lookin if you know what i mean.

Dont think you should make later models look older with blades (but each to there own)

I like T-bars for simplicity but it dont go with the resto-cal ethos......decisions decisions Rolling Eyes

I think Europa's are the way to go mate, looks sweet on the other one Cool
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dirty Dave
Will Weld For Food
avatar

Male Number of posts : 2295
Age : 36
My Ride(s) : These days, I walk!
Registration date : 2006-08-19

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 8:09 pm

Looks cock on with white walls! Twisted Evil afro Twisted Evil
Just needs slammin!





.... And the engine sorting. Rolling Eyes Razz
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr Scoops
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 37832
Age : 43
Location : Weston Super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2006 Mondeo ST (I'm so ashamed.....)
Registration date : 2006-08-19

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 15, 2008 8:41 pm

Cliff. I have got a pair of Europas you can have for 20. They have a little surface rust but would clean up ok I reckon. They were brand new 3 years ago and have just sat in a garage.
I reckon get the bumpers on there dude and get it slammed once the engine is sorted.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cttp.co.uk
itsabuglife
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 2276
Age : 30
Location : Back in sunny Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1971 bug, 73 baywindow, hymer motor home, 1984 mk1 golf git cabby, 1997 t4
Registration date : 2007-01-14

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Fri May 16, 2008 7:38 am

looking awesome impy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Fri May 16, 2008 8:26 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
Cliff. I have got a pair of Europas you can have for 20. They have a little surface rust but would clean up ok I reckon. They were brand new 3 years ago and have just sat in a garage.
I reckon get the bumpers on there dude and get it slammed once the engine is sorted.

Thanks scoops, i do have the OG europa's in the shed but aint put em on' cos the old lady owners son (who was trying to get the car back on the road) snapped off pretty much all the retaining bolts when he removed em'! Rolling Eyes

Ive got a lot of drilling & stud removing to do Evil or Very Mad

Thanks for the cool response guys Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Fri May 16, 2008 8:27 am

itsabuglife wrote:
looking awesome impy

Thanks Sam.....Lovin the 68 in yer avatar by the way Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
thecrewkid
Driveshaft Destroyer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 8400
Age : 37
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Fri May 16, 2008 2:59 pm

I rolled past earlier and had a little look dude.. Looks SWEET as buddy.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thecrewkid.proboards61.com/index.cgi
nomates
DBS Top Tater
DBS Top Tater
avatar

Male Number of posts : 18609
Age : 44
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

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Fri May 16, 2008 8:59 pm

any news on the motor yet?.....you gonna strip it or look further?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Sun May 18, 2008 12:09 pm

nomates wrote:
any news on the motor yet?.....you gonna strip it or look further?

Been away all weekend at Japfest (not my sorta thing really but i got invited by my mate who's in the Honda type-R club).

Am gonna tear the engine to bits tomorrow & have a suss.....im not exactly flush right now so it'l have to be a fettle & see how it runs job Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Tue May 20, 2008 12:02 am

Anything I can help with. you know where to call.
Back to top Go down
itsabuglife
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 2276
Age : 30
Location : Back in sunny Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1971 bug, 73 baywindow, hymer motor home, 1984 mk1 golf git cabby, 1997 t4
Registration date : 2007-01-14

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Thu May 22, 2008 8:07 pm

Impy Mcdub wrote:
itsabuglife wrote:
looking awesome impy

Thanks Sam.....Lovin the 68 in yer avatar by the way Twisted Evil

cheers dude speak soon buddy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Mon May 26, 2008 9:45 am

I didnt start a resto thread on this car for ages cos' its always the kiss of death & i end up selling!

Now on ebay as a "make me an offer" auction Sad
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Mon May 26, 2008 3:32 pm

Touchwood sold Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
thecrewkid
Driveshaft Destroyer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 8400
Age : 37
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Mon May 26, 2008 6:25 pm

Pardon........... What did you say......... affraid affraid affraid affraid


Are you really serious???????????
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thecrewkid.proboards61.com/index.cgi
Impy Mcdub
DBS Old Timer
DBS Old Timer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 4983
Age : 46
Location : oh my Godney
My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   Mon May 26, 2008 6:35 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Pardon........... What did you say......... affraid affraid affraid affraid


Are you really serious???????????

yep......another one bites the dust........ah well, another beetle saved.....time for another type 3 i reckon Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Sky the 70' bug   

Back to top Go down
 
Sky the 70' bug
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: VW stories :: Restorations-
Jump to: