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PostSubject: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:02 pm

Well this project with me and captionwig.
Me and steve both have a passion for hot rods and we have been planing this project for the past 6 months or so.

Last night we bit the bullet and got us are base car!







http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150077479082&rd=1&rd=1

ebay lovely, only just up the road in bristol. 155. We are hoping it's tax free but it will be a bonus if it is!! Well the plan is now to remove the engine and gearbox and recond both. we have a doner beetle to which we are going to use for parts. We are then going to get it through an MOT.

Engine running 1200cc
floors and heater chanels are good.
The N/S door and front wing are rusty
seats have some rips in them
needs clutch
brake need fixing

Once passed then the fun can begin............. Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:11 pm

Cool.....I love evil plans Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:59 pm

Have a chat with Lowrider (Dan) & his Dad (Graham), that have built a rod.........among lots of other dubs!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:00 pm

yeah another rod cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:02 pm

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Have a chat with Lowrider (Dan) & his Dad (Graham), that have built a rod.........among lots of other dubs!!

far too many lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:14 pm

You going with a Ford I-beam axl?
Hell of a price and a lot of work to make everything fit but look sooooo cool! afro


Socal speed shop's a cool site for hotrod stuff!
http://www.socalspeedshop.com/index2.html



Takes a while to find what you're after, so here is is!!!! Wink
http://www.est1946.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=973
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:15 pm

yeah well i am sure we are going to need plenty of a advice

planned sections

front beam exctention
and the dreaded roof chop!!!

i think captainwig is shitting himself with the wiring for the new light, guess i will have to do it, geek

Thanks for the links, well to start i don't think we are going to do it but maybe in the future.

SO-CAL hey, so thats were the sticker on my swamp cool is from!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:49 pm

the easy way to extend the beam is to use the bay area rods kit it takes about an hour to fit and is very good bit of kit (mine survived a head on with a bin lorry!)

i cant remember the website address at the moment but i know its posted on here somewhere!

are you comming to the club meet?
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:13 pm

Another rod in the club will be cool! afro

Dan , when am I going to see yours dude??
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:20 pm

lowriderbug wrote:

i cant remember the website address at the moment but i know its posted on here somewhere!


iT'S HERE
http://www.bayarearods.co.uk/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:40 pm

Yeah thats the one we have beeb looking at getting. Have to wait a while till i have sold some stuff on ebay as loan is going like sand through a sive.

i wont be coming i am in plymouth at uni but i can't speak for steve (captainwig).
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:34 am

Great stuff. Bay area rods do a good (so im told) extension kit for bugs. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:13 pm

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Dan , when am I going to see yours dude??

never i hope Shocked

oh you mean the car lol!

when i get some spare time to fix it up!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:11 pm

Taking delivery of the beetle on saturday, comence angle grinding and removel of engine and gearbox.

any one interested in a rear valance? Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:26 pm

haha, I know its a bit late but I have been in contact with the transport guy today and we take delivery next saturday! I cant wait to see what state its in, drop out the engine and gearbox and recondition the hell out of them, this thing is going to purr!
Should be ready for run-to-the sun for sure... although not much to look at! If anyone could help with locating a pre-66 bonnet and engine lid me and the soapbox would be most gratefull, not too worried about rust and small dents...
Need to sort buying the front end extension and lights... Should be well on our way. When is the next meet? I dont have an aircooled ride insured at the moment so you will have to excuse the 205!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:30 pm

After thought... I was just looking at that top picture... the thing has already got a old style bonnet right?! You take things for granted and surprises happen!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:53 pm

by the looks man we have a pre '66 bonnet
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:33 pm

I think you will find thats a standard beetle bonnet not a long bonnet sorry to bear the bad news lads Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:48 pm

i agree that looks like a short bonnet to me.
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:57 pm

oh well win so, lose some! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:55 pm

well, day one spent on the bug... it is a rust bucket/ nature reserve! I have had to evict mosquitoes, centipedes, woolice and earwigs... on the plus I did manage to remove the back wings, start to take off the rear valance and dropped the engine to see what the problem was with the clutch... It turns out it does have a clutch but the thrust bearing gave up the ghost and ripped one of the arms off the clutch release arm... so I will have to pilage my spare gearbox and get that instaled with a new thrust bearing...
After a little play I found the electrics to all be in working order, lights, washer, wipers, ignition, dynamo... At least this thing has something going for it!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:39 pm

You keep saying it's rust bucket and i don't like them words steve!!

from the photos you sent me the nearside rear inner arch looks sound, but the back piller and front on nearside look a little rusty.

bloody uni, wont to work on me beetle!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:38 pm

Artist impression

I think is what steve wont's it like


I am more for, but we will see


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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:13 pm

Like that, like that lots guys, it does look very cool afro

If you are after a long bonnet pm nomates, he is breaking the body on his 66 1200. afro
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PostSubject: Re: 'The Masochist'   Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:27 pm

there may already be some thing in the pipeline Twisted Evil
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