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PostSubject: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 7:53 pm

Unless anything goes pear shaped or a bit pete tong this is what I should have my hands on in 3 or 4 weeks time

My first Beetle InGarageinLondon

Been sat in a garage in SE London since Late 02 had been MOT'd and passed just before the door was closed. 44,000 on the clock 1300 engine not been turned over since 03. It's a soft top not sure if it is an original or a conversion. No idea on what work is gonna be involved but who cares gotta start somewhere. No name as yet a couple in mind but I will say nothing until I see the bug myself then I will know if it is fitting or not.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 8:19 pm

It's an aftermarket conversion dude not a Karmann but like you said, it's free!!
Will be good for you to be able to crack on with it.....have you got a garage at your house you can put it in and work on it??
Before you try and start it drain all the fuel out the system and change your oil. Whip the plugs out too for a clean up........turn it over for 10-20 seconds with the coil lead off then try and start it.......

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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 8:49 pm

Yeah can't wait to get my hands on it dude. Storage and that is all sorted I have part of the workshop with Rick and Dave + Vince from Headcrackers next door to Rich so plenty of people to offer me help and guidance. Thanks for the tips dude they are noted.

Also big thanks to Carl for saying yes to having a look at all the bodywork for me much appreciated dude and acouple of drinks will be coming your way for it to.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 9:53 pm

Chicken oriental!! 2 Free dubs in the club within 1 week of each other.... it must be DBS karma time! Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 9:56 pm

you gave it away ollie ive been itching to know how much you got your karma for and now the cats out the bag Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 9:59 pm

I know.... I did it deliberatley dude, haha..... yeah it was free, but owes me a bit for transporting it, but still under £300 so far.... the rules of karma is that if its free, its because Ive done lots of good vw things for others in the past, hence karma is repaying me for it.... haha.... its how it works dude, I dont make the rules..... its just like Lee is being rewarded now too for giving out good karma... Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:02 pm

Lol ive done lots of good vw things to but get nothing but bad karma you never no luck might change
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:05 pm

Yeah dude you most defo have, but you have had good karma in the past too, you got that free bug in south wales remember, and made a killing on the panel van... it's funny how it goes sometimes, I've waited a long time for my luck break like this... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:07 pm

yeah one day i might win the lottery and move to a nice country and own a dub heaven lol but ive got to be in it to win it Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:09 pm

This is true dude... haha Smile Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:36 pm

Got another pic sent to me which shows a bit more.

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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyWed Aug 06, 2008 10:40 pm

I popped this pic into photoshop enlarged it big time and had a good look tyres flat as a pancake, it's got running boards, stone chip protectors and from what I can see all the chrome looks in good nick can't see any rust on it just a bit dull. Where the soft top connects to the top of the wind screen is either really dirty or could be a bit of a dodgy area all in all I well happy.

Not the year I really wanted but I think this might be a keeper have to see when it has been properly looked at.

I have that kid in a candy store feeling
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyThu Aug 07, 2008 5:16 am

Best get some lessons in Wink
Still waiting for the number of the man who fits the duals, but my instructor said to start lessons straight away! Very Happy So as soon as they're in, we're on!
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyThu Aug 07, 2008 9:31 am

Shamrockez wrote:
Best get some lessons in Wink
Still waiting for the number of the man who fits the duals, but my instructor said to start lessons straight away! Very Happy So as soon as they're in, we're on!

Thats good Lucy once you get the dual controls in we are all systems go then. Also if it helps and will mean I get more lessons I am more than Happy to get the Train to Bridgwater.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyThu Aug 07, 2008 1:59 pm

Nice one on your 1st aircooled Lee Wink

Looks like a "paris" conversion from the screen frame shape & rollbar??

If it is thats good cos' they are still in business & any missing parts will be easy to source if required.

No turnin back once you've gone aircooled amigo!
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyThu Aug 07, 2008 2:02 pm

http://www.parisbeetles.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyThu Aug 07, 2008 2:24 pm

Dub Mayhem wrote:
Shamrockez wrote:
Best get some lessons in Wink
Still waiting for the number of the man who fits the duals, but my instructor said to start lessons straight away! Very Happy So as soon as they're in, we're on!

Thats good Lucy once you get the dual controls in we are all systems go then. Also if it helps and will mean I get more lessons I am more than Happy to get the Train to Bridgwater.

Well they're being fitted on Wednesday morning so it's all go from then! Very Happy

Coming to Weston isn't really a problem cos I have my own lessons up there and could tie that in with teaching up there, but Bridgy would be good if you wanted extra lessons when I'm not gonna be in Weston.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptyFri Aug 08, 2008 12:52 am

wurzelspice wrote:
http://www.parisbeetles.co.uk/

Thanks for that dude now Book Marked Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 11:56 am

I'm starting to think seriously of getting rid of the Paris conversion and going for a Carson Top but not sure
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:02 pm

pics pics pics.....
whats the difference between them?
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:05 pm

Dub Mayhem wrote:
I'm starting to think seriously of getting rid of the Paris conversion and going for a Carson Top but not sure

Yeah baby but you'll have to get you hair cut to match... Flat tops are coming back you know.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

I love the carson tops.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:07 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Flat tops are coming back you know.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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You're just biased!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:21 pm

wurzelspice wrote:
pics pics pics.....
whats the difference between them?

A carson Top is a solid removable top dude I don't have any pics Rick showed me a couple.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:22 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Dub Mayhem wrote:
I'm starting to think seriously of getting rid of the Paris conversion and going for a Carson Top but not sure

Yeah baby but you'll have to get you hair cut to match... Flat tops are coming back you know.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

I love the carson tops.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Rich you got any pics of Carson Tops you could post up for me???
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PostSubject: Re: My first Beetle   My first Beetle EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:49 pm

How hard is it to find a pick of one... There was a site somewhere but i can't find it.. This is the best i could find

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=254189
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