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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

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Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Aug 16, 2009 10:05 pm

It was looking proper cool today Dude. I will look into that split charge system for you Bud.

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blueridge
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blueridge

Male Number of posts : 1245
Age : 39
Location : highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
Registration date : 2007-04-12

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Aug 16, 2009 10:06 pm

cheers guys
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ARCANE
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Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 411 Variant.
Registration date : 2009-01-27

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyMon Aug 17, 2009 6:29 am

looking very cool, nice touch with ya picnic sub afro
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clockwork
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Age : 47
Location : Wouldn't I like to know
My Ride(s) : Rollercoaster
Registration date : 2009-08-09

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyMon Aug 17, 2009 7:15 am

Just read this whole thread dude, inspirational to say the least!

Ride looks supercool!

afro
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HRD
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Location : Bridgwater!!!!!!
My Ride(s) : Too many to list!
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyMon Aug 17, 2009 9:06 am

love the bass box, looking very good mate Very Happy
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itsabuglife
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Male Number of posts : 2276
Age : 32
Location : Back in sunny Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1971 bug, 73 baywindow, hymer motor home, 1984 mk1 golf git cabby, 1997 t4
Registration date : 2007-01-14

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 3:18 am

looks good damo but still the main rule with things like this is you shud have the pan on the floor crushing a coke can lol!
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blueridge
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Male Number of posts : 1245
Age : 39
Location : highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
Registration date : 2007-04-12

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 6:56 am

the plan is to go lower
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 7:01 pm

Looks proper cool! afro afro
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Bmtt4
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Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : MkV Golf GT Tdi 140 bhp, Mini Clubman 1380 Racer (No Quite!)
Registration date : 2009-04-18

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 7:17 pm

looks well cool in the flesh! loving the sub box!

what ya need to know about split charge as ive put on on me van so may know what you need to know!
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blueridge
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Male Number of posts : 1245
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My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 7:58 pm

i need to find out if its ok to run a split charge system on a car with a dynamo not an alternator.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 8:21 pm

ahh that i dont know i shouldnt have thought it would be a problem depends on the output of the dynamo

not much use i know but if ya need help with any of the wiring side of things shoulb be able to help on that
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Mr Scoops
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Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 9:06 pm

I can't see it being a problem to be honest.......they only take charge when the ignition is on.

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big dave
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 9:55 pm

Dunno if it would work properly as the charge from a dynamo varies according to the revs Suspect where as an alternator is a more constant charge rate..
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 10:11 pm

Convert it over.
You can get alternators in a dynamo sized body now.

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blueridge
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 11:57 am

where can you get them from?
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Mr Scoops
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My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 12:14 pm

Mmmmm, that's a good question.
I will be back......

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Bmtt4
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 4:58 pm

big dave wrote:
Dunno if it would work properly as the charge from a dynamo varies according to the revs Suspect where as an alternator is a more constant charge rate..


however it charges the normal battery the same as an alternator would!

the only thing is that you may have to rigup a relay and switch method of split charging rather than running it by a voltage sensing diode!
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nomates
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Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 6:41 pm

you don't need a voltage sencing diode .....you would be better off getting a nib jockling anode supresser in a negative pulse only ....as these are far more reliable




I thankyou
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
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My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 6:45 pm

Damo that looks shit i would sell it if i was you and buy something that looks sweet...



Sweet as fuck dude... afro afro Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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blueridge
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blueridge

Male Number of posts : 1245
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Location : highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
Registration date : 2007-04-12

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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySat Nov 14, 2009 11:43 pm

just a little update
Got it into the workshop today.took front beam out and cut it up to use bits to mount the type1 beam without cutting the frame head about.me and vince got the new beam test fitted.
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Mr Scoops
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My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 9:10 am

Coolio.

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blueridge
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Male Number of posts : 1245
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My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 8:46 pm

done some more today.firstly fitted hubs and wheels to check height which is where i want it with beam sat on floor when fully dropped.then removed the beam again for vince to finish the welding and sorting the shock mounts.then gave it a coat of red oxide.ready to spray black and refitting tomorrow.heres some pics for now .i think wurz has some better pics
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 8:49 pm

Have you stuck with stock width Dude??
Is there any space in there to narrow without any body mods??

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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 8:52 pm

Chuffing spot on dude...

I'll whip in tomorrow evening if it's still down there when i get down.. 73 squareback - Page 6 Icon_twisted
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blueridge
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blueridge

Male Number of posts : 1245
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My Ride(s) : 1973 Squareback,1999 golf gti,95 GMC Safari.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 squareback   73 squareback - Page 6 EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 8:57 pm

i keep it stock width.if you wanted to narrow it i think you would need to mount the shocks on the inner wings,make up new front body mounts and alter the framehead.
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