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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: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 17, 2009 10:13 pm

I ROCK Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 17, 2009 10:16 pm

Hey that is a thought i still have the ones that came with the car albeit their a bit tatty and dented but would be perfect to try out the colour coding!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 17, 2009 10:30 pm

Yeh if ya want chrome DO NOT buy brazilian i can not emphasize enough how crap they are, if ya painting them they will be ok.
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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: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 17, 2009 10:40 pm

I still ROCK Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 20, 2009 8:54 pm

Just finishing rubbing back the wheels ready for laquer but after a bit of advice on the final finish.

Thinking of painting the insert black with silver studs and outer rim!! Or just simply appling a good coat of 2 pac laquer to make em shiny and silver all over??

Which D'u think would best suit the bug?? scratch scratch (swaying toward the 2nd option)
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 07, 2009 6:09 pm

Had a stab at spraying the old bumper the same as the car to see what it would look like........Dint quite look as good as i thought it might, i did take a photo but for some reason cant transfer it from my phone at the mo!!! Evil or Very Mad

So think i'l be on the hunt for some chrome bumpers again soon.

Still thinking of slammin the bug, currently she only has 2" lowering springs on the front and standard shocks on the back. Obviously to lower the front i really need adj.struts/inners but i dont know too much about lowering the rear, is it just a case of replacing the shocks?? scratch
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Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 07, 2009 6:21 pm

i cant believe this is my old 1303....fair play to u fella....she looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 07, 2009 6:32 pm

Thanks alot fella,

Yeah shes a little bit different to what she was like when i got her!!
But 18 months of hard work later and around £3500 quid in parts so far and shes almost there!!!

I dont think shes gonna be ready for the cttp even though iv done nout but work on getting her finished for the last fortnight!!

Its amazing the small bits seem to take a lot longer than the big ones!!! Mad

But she will defo be goin to the wraxall show!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 07, 2009 9:00 pm

great looking bug! well done
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 05, 2009 8:15 pm

Well almost there, just arranged my insurance for the bug £148 FC inc Legal and C/Car !! Shocked
Just finishin a few final bits before the Mot which was supposed to be tommorrow but cant get the washers working properly and got a problem with my brake lights, so had to cancel, i think it's to do with the aftermarket rear holders they are shit compared to the hella ones!! rigged up an old hella one to one side and it worked fine so think i may have modify them somehow!!pale
I had her out the weekend in the sun and cant wait to drive her around, Was gutted i missed CTTP but defo gonna be at the Bristol Bugfest (even if i have to trailer her there)!!Very Happy Very Happy

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

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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Awesome work.

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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 6:35 pm

I managed to sort the problems out with the bug last night and took her for an MOT today.............. Bad news she failed, Crying or Very sad But the good news only on Headlight Adjustment, a couple of split pins Missing and a nut missing on the bottom of the Ball Joint.Very Happy So gonna go sort it out tonight and get it back in asap. Still fine tuning the engine but she starts and runs lovely now except for a few flat spots in the pickup, but hopefully il sort them by the weekend.
All being well il have the old girl on the road by the weekend!!!
I Cant Wait!!!Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 6:42 pm

nice going dude, this bug deserved to be finished Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 6:47 pm

Loving this bug, If its ready for the weekend are ypu gonna take it to Vanwest?
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 6:55 pm

Thanks guys, Unfortunately i have to work but if i finish early enough il defo take a trip down to the vanfest!!!
Had fun drivin it to the mot so wanna drive it as much as possible when it has its ticket!!Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 9:40 pm

We expect to see you next week at the club meet then Gringo. Wink

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Male Number of posts : 18609
Age : 46
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: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 10:21 pm

Very Very nice job dude ..loving the thread too
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyWed May 06, 2009 10:31 pm

Looking good mate, I have warmed to the rear lights, I wasnt sure at first.
With her looking that shiny, you have to do some#thing about those wheels!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyThu May 07, 2009 6:13 am

I was thinking exactly the same. They need to be super shiny too!

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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyThu May 07, 2009 12:11 pm

Yeah there gonna be Repolished soon but gonna cost a few quid so saving my pennies at the mo, but hopefully by the Bugfest they'll be super Polished!!!! What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyThu May 07, 2009 5:18 pm

A friend used to have some of those wheels, we polished them with some g7 , then g3 and finishing compound
came up a treat, used an electric 7" polisher, with some water sprayed on as well.

andy
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 12, 2009 3:58 pm

Well took the bug for it's retest today and it passed so now is completely legal except for the Irritating part of aquiring the TAX!!Evil or Very Mad

Unawae that i had to go to my local DVLA office to register for historic tax i popped down to my local post office to find out about taxing the lady.
Bloke at my local post office was adamant that i had to pay for my tax on the Bug and they no longer did Tax Exempt!!! Suspect (idiot!!)

So i politely asked him to check again, agravated he decieded to get out the Info pack to prove he was right and was quite pissed off when he realised that i was right!!tongue

So il now be heading to the DVLA office to register for historic tax!!

Such a proud moment to see my bug on the road after so long off of it, knowing all the hours spent down the garage eating and sleeping this project have finally payed off!! (The missus is also alot happier now!!!...... well until the next project anyway Wink Wink )

Just a few bits and bobs left to do (money permitting) like the sunvisors rear bumper etc... and she'll be finished. Gonna Blast the wheels with a good coat of laquer to shine em up til i can afford a Pro refurb.

Roll on Bugfest i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 12, 2009 5:09 pm

Do it online fella. It will be with you in a couple of days.......

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Registration date : 2009-03-09

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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 12, 2009 5:21 pm

The local dvla office is down by b&q at patchway
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PostSubject: Re: Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby)   Bugsie Update (formerly Ruby) - Page 2 EmptyTue May 12, 2009 6:32 pm

Yeah i tried that fella but it just tells me i need to contact my local office!!

Yeah i think i know the one i had to go there to register my private plate to my MG, then put it on retention when i sold it!!
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