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PostSubject: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:23 pm

Well we picked Stella up sunday morning and I must say she was so much fun to drive. See the for sale thread for pictures of how she looked: http://blitzen.editboard.com/vehicle-sales-f5/stella-for-sale-bug-t4473.htm
This is what she looked like when we got her back:


By sunday evening this is what she looked like:













Area's of concern:





And what's this pipe meant to be connected to?!
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:13 pm

bloody hell you work fast, the pipe is meant to be on the airfilter but i think its the wong one on there not sure, the rot dont look to bad if you get stuck for someone to weld it give me a shout but you will have to drop it of to me i can sort it cheap Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:22 pm

hehe thought we'd strip her out so we could see what needed doing Very Happy So the pipe should be into the filter on top
Didn't want to put it on the wrong thing! But is it the wrong pipe?
Thanks for the offer of welding, Matt has borrowed a welder from vw resto and is gonna do it, if he has any problems I'll get him to give you a bell and possibly pop it down to you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:00 pm

No probs the pipe should be on the filter circled in red Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:06 pm

yep as we thought Smile thanks
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:08 pm

Matt's grinding the floorpan tonight in hope we don't find any nasties!
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:03 am

Wow you're not hanging about are you guys!

Those pans are a funny colour arent they, haha, nothing a good grinding won't sort out (wire wheel them don't grind them!), Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:07 am

too late he's already grinded them, tbh it was pretty thick I'm not sure wire would have worked!
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:40 am

Wow, yeah maybe you're right, it did looks quite lumpy, are they nice and bare metalled now? I love bare metalled pans, lol. Get some primer/oxide on quick though as they rust in front of your eyes. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:07 pm

They are and yes we should have oxided as we went as they are rusting again! Just wanted to get the whole lots done then oxide them but only have limited time in the evening to get it done and can't grind to late don't wanna P*$$ the neighbours off (even though there all lovely)
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:16 am

Thought I'd correct as matt was using a grinder with a wire wheel on! I should pay more attention! The floorpans are done and primered for now to protect them. We've found some pretty bad stuff on the inner back arches but have welded one already, will try and take pictures as I'm pretty sure the other side is gonna be just as bad Sad But we're cracking on with it...more pictures soon.
As for me I've been stripping off the seat covers to either make my own or order some Smile Cream interior coming people Smile Oh and I've mixed my own colour using our paint scheme Very Happy think I'll keep it a secret but it's gorg!
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:25 am

Cool at this rate Stella will be all done in no time at all Em
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:37 am

Pics Pics Pics i forgot to mention we need Pics Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:07 pm

Matt up there busy welding so I will take some a bit later Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:21 pm

Ok here some pics
first bit if welding

the other arch Sad



She's turned out to be a bit of a rusty bitch with filler instead of welding Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:05 pm

Blimey just a couple of holes then
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:04 pm

At least she will besolid when you finished guys Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Well I tried to get some pics but can't loads them of my phone Sad
But as a update all the welding was finished last week and dropped spindles are fitted. Have 2 sets of wheels to choose from and at moment my faves are spinstars. The wings, bonnet, doors and engine lid have all been primed and painted and some lacquered.
The plan is that all the painting/exterior will be finished by friday then the interior to do within 2 weeks (as we have to wait for our seat covers to be made)
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:06 am

The words are sounding pretty good... afro afro


But the pics will be even better... Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:27 am

What's the problem with the pics Em??? Anything anyone can help with??

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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:24 am

I need my pic fix lol
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:31 am

There are 'special' websites you can go to you know Carlios!!

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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:29 pm




I need to see it with drop spindles
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:34 pm

pics coming up
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PostSubject: Re: My first beetle Stella...   Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:42 pm

Well all the exterior is painted, next for the interior paintwork to be sorted all lights etc back on and then new headlining, seats, carpets Very Happy
So a sneak preview...


Looks better in real life, you'll see it soon enough hopefully Smile
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