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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:42 pm

In primer...







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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:43 pm

spennyp wrote:
where are they based?? what is there painting like??

They're based in Cheshire. Paint is good Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:45 pm

True colours showing Smile ...









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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:46 pm

More orange paint...











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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:51 pm

afro
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:52 pm

Need to upload more pic's to photobucket.

First started buying bits for it 3 years ago. Resto. has been ongoing nearly 18 months now. But it'll soon be back, but not finished Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:53 pm

Frizz just saw the pic's and she said she love's your pink bug lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:55 pm

On pan again...



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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:56 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Frizz just saw the pic's and she said she love's your pink bug lol!

lol! My missus thought I'd painted it pink when she first saw the photos.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:59 pm

Got a set of these to go under the arches...



Rubbered up and ready to play Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:02 pm

Still can't decide on the Cal or Resto Cal look.

The back has adjustable spring plates. So tweek up the arse and put a set of these on...



and it's a bit more Cal like.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:28 pm

Getting there...









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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:53 pm

looks like a top job afro
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:40 pm

i really really like that bug......i don my hat to you fella......i think either slammed or arse up will look great
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:59 pm

Last pictures brings it up to now...











Got to start saving some money for that bigger engine now...
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:09 pm

looks very smart indeed....i'm really glad you did'nt early look it afro
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:12 pm

the wheels look good i'm guessing they are the real deal......who did the polishing?? they did a good job.....buy some shares in alugom to keep that shine and dont expect to keep the skin on your fingers lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:14 pm

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looks very smart indeed....i'm really glad you did'nt early look it afro

Tried to keep it as original as possible, bearing in mind half the bloody things been replaced Laughing

It could be returned to stock fairly easily.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:18 pm

spennyp wrote:
the wheels look good i'm guessing they are the real deal......who did the polishing?? they did a good job.....buy some shares in alugom to keep that shine and dont expect to keep the skin on your fingers lol!

They look a bit dull in that picture. Car had just come out and they were covered in condensation. They are the real deal, came from Alex Magro in the states, he'll get you any porsche rims you like and finish them to pretty much any spec. Yeah keeping the thing clean is going to be a problem.

To be honest the whole thing got a bit obsessive, but it's almost done now.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:26 pm

yeah I know of Alex.....i enquired about some early 5 stud fuch a while back but ended up sourcing them in the uk....when it comes to obsession you dont have to tell me about it Rolling Eyes just remember that big engines need lots of other bits and bobs to go with it.....my fuel system cost close to 800 quid affraid and the oil system is not far of that.....went with proper aeroquip fitting and stainless hose....it gets bloody expensive....if you need any advise just drop me a line.....as there are many things i would have done differently in hindsight
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:32 pm

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yeah I know of Alex.....i enquired about some early 5 stud fuch a while back but ended up sourcing them in the uk....when it comes to obsession you dont have to tell me about it Rolling Eyes just remember that big engines need lots of other bits and bobs to go with it.....my fuel system cost close to 800 quid affraid and the oil system is not far of that.....went with proper aeroquip fitting and stainless hose....it gets bloody expensive....if you need any advise just drop me a line.....as there are many things i would have done differently in hindsight

OK thanks for that. My bank balance has to recover first before I go down the bigger engine route. The car was modified with a bigger engine in mind.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:23 pm

have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:07 pm

fair trout looks great
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:09 am

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have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??

No I've not fitted an oil cooler, so can't help you on that one I'm afraid. I'm hoping over the course of this year to buy the parts for a bigger engine with a view to building it up over the winter for next year depending on funds...
Rolling Eyes

Your car close to being on the road again? Looking forward to seeing it.

I'm sure you'll be taking it up to Shakespeare County Raceway to test out that big motor... right?
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:51 am


I had a set of those on my 75 Sunbug. I saw a set with 5x130 pcd not long back on VZi, I wish I'd bought them now!
I would even consider converting my bug to 4 stud I think......

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