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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 5:19 pm

Not really a 'restoration' but thought this was the best place for pics!

Costing 220 of my finest British pounds to buy, and £118 to insure - here he is!
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Some added 'character'.... probably via someone's foot...
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Bit crusy around the edges, but nothing major:
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Limited Edition 'Fox' stripes interior:
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Small but functional!
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Think I'm missing a pipe here?
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Overall I'm very impressed! He cost me less than the coilovers on the Newbie - yet everything works! Shocked he bops along pretty well and the clutch and steering are working lovely - I've got a couple radios lying around the house we can fit when it stops raining too.
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vwbeetlebum
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vwbeetlebum

Male Number of posts : 6572
Age : 104
My Ride(s) : Your Mum
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 6:59 pm

bargain!
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Big Blue Betty
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Big Blue Betty

Female Number of posts : 2686
Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 71 Bay Camper Betty, 69 Bug Minty, 57 Ragtop Oval Bery. 67 Split Hugo! 83 MK1 Golf Cabriolet Star!
Registration date : 2007-05-06

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 6:59 pm

Yeah I agree a total bargain!!

xxxx
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 7:21 pm

Well I think so - he's ideal for what I want him to do! Very Happy
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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 8:27 pm

Cool i never even saw him but got a phone call last night asking if i was interested but was to late already had fifi the fiesta lol!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 8:30 pm

Fifi - that's manly! Suspect
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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 8:32 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
Fifi - that's manly! Suspect

lol! was my daughters choice as in fifi the flower tot lol!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 8:44 pm

I belive you.... hundreds wouldn't.... Wink
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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 8:44 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
I belive you.... hundreds wouldn't.... Wink

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
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: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 9:39 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
fifi the fiesta lol!

Carl, We REALLY need to talk!! Shocked




geek lol!

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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu May 29, 2008 11:17 pm

lol! lol!
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DubWay Fox
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DubWay Fox

Male Number of posts : 273
Age : 39
Location : Brizzle
My Ride(s) : Was (Hugo) Now T25
Registration date : 2008-04-30

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 12:12 am

Hmm.. I like the fact that it has "FOX" written on it Very Happy

If that counts lol!
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 5:52 am

Nice cheap little car by the looks of things.. afro afro afro
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
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: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 6:14 am

Polo's rock!!!

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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 11:32 am

They do ineed rock! Very Happy

I'm gonna see if I can get the dent out of the boot lid methinks...
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 1:18 pm

Steve's managed to get most of the dent in the boot out. The rest of it is behind some support panels so can't push it out. But, looks a hell of a lot better!

Before:
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After:
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Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 8:30 pm

We also changed the air filter and spark plugs and he's running spot on now when we got him he felt like he was idling too low -a bit like you feel when you're really hungry - a bit wibbly! But change of sparks and he's idling absolutely perfectly

I also started on rerusting him! First up was the filler flap - the paint had started to come off and it had surface rust and just looked terrible!
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A minute of so with the ankle grinder and sanding disk later:
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A light skim of filler, sanded down:
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Bit of primer:
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And some Tornado Red:
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Shibby! I shall fit it tomorrow when it's fully dried.


After fitting the plugs, I felt brave enough to have a peek at the sills... after seeing the crusty (although not holed, just bad surface rust) wings, I was expecting a patched mess, and probably needing a couple more for his next MOT.....
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What a pleasant suprise! He's as solid as a rock! With no welding been done previously and needing none as far as I can see! There's some bubbly bits on the higher bits of the sills under the doors etc, but I gave them a good poke and there's no holes
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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyFri May 30, 2008 11:39 pm

deff a bargin then Cool
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyTue Jun 03, 2008 6:58 pm

Certainly! Very Happy


Thought I'd start on sanding the bubbles down on his front wing:
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This is all very much the same - looks worse than it is:
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As you can see, it's just bad surface rust. There's no holes, just lots of bubbles and paint chipping off. I'll get the flappy sanding disk on the angle grinder on it tomorrow - that'll sort it!


And took a pic of the fuel flap fitted:
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 2:17 pm

I've been busy again! thought I'd take the wheels off to give them a quick tidy up.

I've done one so far. As it was:
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After attacking it with brake cleaner - looking better already!
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Sanded and masked up, then cleaned with panel wipe:
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And first coat of paint:
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Added some laquer and took the masking off:
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Then turned back to the front arch. A few undone bolts later and he looked like this:
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With more room to work I attacked him with the angle grinder and flappy disk...

Then treated it:
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Then found this Sad undecided if I should try and weld a patch in or just get a new wing - they're only £27 so I might do that!
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The rain clouds arrived so we quickly put him roughly back together and put the wheel back on - looks quite good!
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dubberatlast
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dubberatlast

Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 40
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyMon Jun 09, 2008 12:08 pm

Thanks for the wicked luce i had 2 bottles all weekend lol, anymore updates i love the polo resto lol
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyMon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 pm

No probs - thanks for letting me know about him! Very Happy

No more updates as of yet. Hopefully I'll get some more time to work on him tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyMon Jun 09, 2008 2:56 pm

Glad your happy with him look forward to updates bounce lol!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Meet Foxy the Polo!   Meet Foxy the Polo! EmptyTue Jun 10, 2008 11:49 am

So I've just been out and pulled the bumper and grill off again (I'm getting good at this!), then found all the bolts which hold the wing on and pulled that off too:

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Gonna see if this will weld up, otherwise I'll get a new wing:

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