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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

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Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyTue Sep 19, 2006 9:33 pm

Right then not much to say really we got her on the 24th of june 2004 to use while the bay was having its resto. We gave £1600 for her...
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She had a 1641 engine with a engle 110 cam, high perfomance cam followers, hardened collets, lightened and balanced bottom end, twin 44 dellortos, 009 dizzy and a stainless steel turbo trip exhaust.

Shes lowered on the front with drop spindles, uprated fat anti-rollbar, uprated bushes amd spax adjustables alround. Theres a set of drilled disk up front. Empi 8's 185/60/15's front and 185/65/15's on the rear. Apart for that she was standard.

The tyres got changed straight away to 195/50/15's front and 195/65/15's rear. Underneath was very sound and rust free but the body had some rot on it the passenger door skin would flap in the wing so sourced a good second hand one there was a huge hole in the front wing under the bumper. She was a good rat look bug.
When at JAMBOREE we get a set of pre 67 wings, sloping head lights, 1200 rear lights and a pre 67 front panel for £50 8-)
Once LOWLA was back the bug got played with. The wings and lights were fitted, new black wing beading, new fibreglass W decklid, new pre 67 rear panel, new cal look window rubbers, new pre 67 running boards, new pre 67 wide chrome body trim, new blade bumpers and fitted a pre 67 fuel tank. I then painted her in red oxide 8-) which was sweet.
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I then painted her matt vw met blue.
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The rear end got lowered abit the bumpers changed for pre 67 t-bars,
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I fitted a new clutch and flywheel oil seal this is the only trouble we've had with her bless her shes good as gold.
For the mot she needed the rear brakes rebuilding and a new master cylinder and three bulbs and the magic tree moving.No welding at all how cool was that.
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyTue Sep 19, 2006 9:34 pm

Then the end off april 05 we got offered £1400 without the engine in her so she got sold with a 1500sp. The engine and carbs went in the crewy and the cash got her on the road.

Then the 1500 packed up so the bloke bought a brand new 1600tp for her and he done around 1100 miles with it and he said the loom brunt out so has been parked up for 9 months we've been trying to by her back since we sold her.... This was the last chance we were gonna give him after 2 months of phone calls and text i struck the deal for £800 with the new motor in. I spent yesterday getting it running right and trying to find a burnt wire but there isn't any every thing seems to work fine..

What Frizzy wants Frizzy gets by xmas Frizz WILL of past her test and be driving the bug...

Gonna get the mot booked for this week....

The only real change is the motor every thing else is the same but shes got a bit ratty now Laughing


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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyTue Sep 19, 2006 9:35 pm

The only car i've sold and regretted was this bug i was so gutted, but well happy to have her back....

Got her back on saturday and in for mot today Cool


Anyway it was mot day so i've got a bit of a list to work through :Smile

Nearside seat belt u/s
Hazard tell tale light not working
Washers not working
Rear number plate
Front side light
Fuel cap missing :Smile
Both rear shocks have serious leaks
Both rear outer sills corroded
Hand brake and service brake below requirements


Hazard tell tale light not working
Washers not working
Front side light

These are already done...


New shocks and fuel cap on order..
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dubberatlast
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Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyWed Sep 20, 2006 11:50 pm

should be moted by now she only feld on monday tongue
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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyThu Sep 21, 2006 3:48 pm

I'm in no hurry to get it done plus i can't be arsed to do it Shocked
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eddie gordo
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My Ride(s) : The Gordo Wagen
Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyThu Sep 21, 2006 8:31 pm

i'm confused dude, what engine are you putting in then....... also hows the new panel?
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyThu Sep 21, 2006 8:55 pm

eddie gordo wrote:
i'm confused dude, what engine are you putting in then....... also hows the new panel?

She came back with a brand new 1600 tp..

The Panel's good cheers needs a bit of playing with but she's on the road.. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyThu Sep 28, 2006 6:31 pm

Retest tomorrow fingers crossed shes all good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyFri Sep 29, 2006 5:07 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Retest tomorrow fingers crossed shes all good Very Happy

All done dusted and MOTed gonna tax her tomorrow 8-)
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySat Sep 30, 2006 3:32 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
thecrewkid wrote:
Retest tomorrow fingers crossed shes all good Very Happy

All done dusted and MOTed gonna tax her tomorrow 8-)


All taxed and on the road Cool
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

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Age : 46
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: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySat Sep 30, 2006 4:55 pm

Good on ya.
I bet Frizz's exhaust ain't blowing!!!! No
But then she has probably got more sense than to nail the tits off her car off the lights!!!

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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySat Sep 30, 2006 5:25 pm

No it doesn't blow and Frizz isn't driving yet so i nail it of the lights Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Oct 01, 2006 11:32 am

Heres a pic of the smoking jacking point from when i was repair the channels ;D

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Oct 22, 2006 7:19 pm

After Carl used Frizz's bug and said how nice it was to drive apart from the standard shifter having a long throw, but not sloppy still nice and tight i always thought it was good...

I went out and bought a EMPI T-shifter and just fitted it theres hardly any movement at all now it'll be even better when it gets the big motor nice short shifts for wasting the local chavs
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyMon Oct 23, 2006 2:04 pm

thecrewkid wrote:

I went out and bought a EMPI T-shifter and just fitted it theres hardly any movement at all now it'll be even better when it gets the big motor nice short shifts for wasting the local chavs

Not that i will be wasting the chavs though lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyTue Oct 24, 2006 6:31 pm

VWFRIZZ wrote:

Not that i will be wasting the chavs though lol!

You'll learn Laughing

Pic of the T-Shifter...

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And my new semi W deck can you guess where it came from Suspect

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Sorry bud i had to pull them bounce

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Oct 29, 2006 8:16 am

Collected Frizz's original long bonnet gave it a clean and a good looking at it's not in to bad condition.. Smile

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And collected a pair of good doors aswell one needs a little repair in the centre of the panel where the water sits on the sound deadening pad and rots the panel inside out

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Nov 05, 2006 12:50 pm

Took a quick trip in the bug to Kennford just south of Exeter to collect Frizz's roof rack, we got there and whacked it on while we were down there...
As you can see it needs slight adjustment to make it fit better and the 2 slats that aren't on it i have got but took them off before they blew off lol!


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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Nov 05, 2006 5:38 pm

The t-shifter looks cool! It is definately coming together nicely afro
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Nov 05, 2006 6:23 pm

moup wrote:
The t-shifter looks cool! afro

Cheers bud it may look cool but it needs adjusting cos it's a struggle to in to 1st gear apart from that is great.. afro
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Nov 05, 2006 8:01 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Cheers bud it may look cool but it needs adjusting cos it's a struggle to in to 1st gear apart from that is great.. afro

Is that a big job or just a fiddly pain in the arse job Question
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptySun Nov 05, 2006 8:09 pm

Should only take a couple of mins but i just keep putting it off as it ain't really broke lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyFri Dec 15, 2006 12:49 am

thecrewkid wrote:
Should only take a couple of mins but i just keep putting it off as it ain't really broke lol! lol!

I might attempt to do mine tomorrow then afro
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Nice new set of plates for her turned up today.. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: 72 bug she's back   72 bug she's back EmptyWed Dec 27, 2006 8:41 pm

The popes nose turned up today so i whacked it on with the new plate then thought i better fit the all reds (cheers Edd)...

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