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PostSubject: Santiago - mexican beetle   Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:08 pm




Firstly, a massive thanks to Griff and his bro for collecting it and dropping it off for me whilst i was in hospital, i was doing my best to escape but the docs were having none of it!
And big thanks to Carl who actually spotted it in the first place.
Top work fella's, i owe you.

Anyway, its an '82 mexican 1200 beetle, with a new 1600 engine in (only done 3k), she's a bit scabby round the edges but has a certain charm about her Smile
Lowered onto Empi 8's, naff towel rail bumpers and smoked lenses etc, but shouldn't take too much to get her back on the straight and narrow...
Spare wheel well looks like a sieve and there's a couple of other scabs (nothing structural from what i've seen) and it needs an alternator and bloody good service, apart from the obvious MOT items it seems ok for the money - 400!!
Smile

More updates as and when i can get a few pics and have the time (and energy) to do some work to her - The '66 is looking sorry for herself and i get a guilt trip every time i go to the workshop......

So, from 1 project to 2 ...... Shit or bust!! literally!!!

lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:13 pm

Looks a nice little model. Fairly tidy bodywork from what we can see, what's she ride like?? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:18 pm

tight and firm Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:09 pm

Wurz wrote:
tight and firm Smile

Is that Jane or the Beetle lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:06 am

one of them has had a slight knock in the rear end Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:08 am

Looks good to me!!

Give me a shout when you feel up to sorting the bumpers Bud.

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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:52 pm

is she crying tears of joy in the pic......or going Matt what the f*ck have u done now? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:01 pm

Impy Mcdub wrote:
is she crying tears of joy in the pic......or going Matt what the f*ck have u done now? lol

that was having to get back in the truck with my brother driving affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:25 am





Few more pics and a quick update..
Firstly, she runs!
Bought a new battery and she fired straight up, throttle cable is sticking a bit and the exhaust was blowing like a pig, but both should be sorted today, along with cutting out the mank spare wheel well and welding in a patch...
Full service and changing those f'ugly smoked lenses for originals and then we'll see what Mr MOT man says.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:26 am

oh, and under those rank seat covers are immaculate original seats... nice! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:26 am

nice take em off and show its og's Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Santiago - mexican beetle   Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:37 am

Where'd the pic of Jane go??? lol!

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