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Shamrockez
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My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:39 pm

cheers guys! Very Happy

Was suprised to see you on Friday Scoops - I normally never see anyone I know!
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My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:24 pm

Yeah, I don't do Friday afternoons...........

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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:25 pm

fair enough Very Happy
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:47 pm

4/1/2009: 10,000 miles!
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:25 pm

I've put some stripes around his wheels to define where the wheel ends and the tyre starts lol. Also painted the hubcaps silver as they were rusting badly:


And he's been playing in the snow:


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My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:55 pm

Blimey ....you know how to get a bit of extra fuel in ...don't you Very Happy
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:15 am

yeah - vented and filled right up to the neck! Wink
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:44 am

I got bored last week so decided to paint Herb's wheels. I looked in our paint cupboard and found a can of Robbie Rocket Red and VW Candy White....








I think they quite suit him! I want to save up and get them done professionally and then powdercoated in clear so that they're easy to clean!
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 33
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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:14 pm

The sticker man came round today to sticker Herbie up again:












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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:25 pm

Yay Very Happy

That looks great Lucy..

Will be saving that website so i can learn in herbie next summer :p
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My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:59 pm

fantastic idea .....looks way cooler than the other learner cars about
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:16 am

Very Happy ta guys Very Happy
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My Ride(s) : 1971 Patinaed Early Bay: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:29 am

Love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:39 am

Looking very cool! Very Happy
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:30 pm

thanks Very Happy
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 33
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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:28 pm

18th March 2010:

Herbie got hit whilst on a lesson Sad thankfully there was no injurys and the damage was minor:












28th March 2010:
New wheels and hubcaps Smile





Waiting for the insurance people to come out and have a look at him this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:37 pm

Oh no, poor Herbie Sad

The new wheels look good though Smile
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:22 pm

I know - he got raped! Shocked Sad

There's a man from the bodyshop place coming to have a look at his bum tomorrow.... pervert.... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:26 pm

Dont let nationwide touch him if they are being sent by your insurers, they will surely mess him up.

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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 33
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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:48 am

A company called 'Auto Restore' is coming to look at him - are they any good? They want to fix him on my drive, but I can't see that happening tbh as I think he needs a whole new bumper at a minimum, plus paint, broken parts (no plate lights etc)..... plus you have to take the rear wings etc off to remove a Beetle's rear bumper, so it's not a quick bolt off, bolt on job.
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 33
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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:36 am

Righty.... so the man came to look at him and wanted to take the bumper off.... which was a fun job as he'd never worked on a Beetle before and didn't know that you have to undo half the wing bolts etc to get the bumper off. Anyway - I helped him do it and we got the bumper off enough to see behind it to see if there was any damage - thankfully it all seems fine:






And back together again:



So now I have to wait for someone else to come out on the 22nd April and fit a new bumper. I'm guessing I'll have to be home for that too cos the other person is likely to not have a clue! On the plus side, we found the other number plate light and refitted it.
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
A company called 'Auto Restore' is coming to look at him - are they any good? They want to fix him on my drive, but I can't see that happening tbh as I think he needs a whole new bumper at a minimum, plus paint, broken parts (no plate lights etc)..... plus you have to take the rear wings etc off to remove a Beetle's rear bumper, so it's not a quick bolt off, bolt on job.

don't talk about auto restore, they came and repaired my wife's toyota corolla t-sport, they said they would cover the drive up so no dust got anywhere.

Anyway, i got back from work, there was filler dust engrained in our block paved driveway thay had been laid 3 weeks before, the repair to the car was rubbish and the colour match was crap.

the guy phoned me up later and asked if i was please, i let my feelings known very quickly down the phone and suggested he gets his area manager to my house asap.

they had been pre warned as well that i was the engineer for aviva and this job must be right.

I had the car taken to a good bodyshop who repaired it very well in the end.

I also had them pay to have the driveway pulled up and and a new one re-laid, at 3500-00.

Who are you insured with?

I would suggest that you go back to your insurers, advise them that you do not want this company to repair your car, and go to a good bodyshop and get an estimate.
Also state that you want the rear wings blended for colour match.

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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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:57 pm

Hmm.... that doesn't sound good... I might give MSL a call and talk to them as the blokes don't seem to know much about Beetles at all, and my driveway isn't really the best place for it to be painted - I asked if they bought the bumper pre painted, but they said no, they do it all on the drive under a cover.... which I wasn't so keen on tbh.


I'm insured with Waveneys but the claims go through MSL. Time for a ring methinks.
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 33
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

PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:08 pm

Ok, rang MSL and cancelled the other guys. Now I have to take the car to Yeovil (South Street Body Repairs - do you know them?) to get a quote from them, and then MSL will arrange a courtesy car etc etc.


I wish insurance was simple..... I'm losing so many hours running about doing all this myself, and the accident wasn't even my fault! Grr!
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PostSubject: Re: Herbie   Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:48 pm

You have a choice to have the car repaired at any garage you like, I don't know much about south street body repairs.

Local to you the Vw/audi approved bodyshops as

kynaston , cook way , taunton. or
loaders of yeovil, hounstone business park.

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