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Road Rage
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 2:51 pm

why not change the gauges? those ones look ugly anyway Very Happy

nice set of digital ones, there must be a UK supplier too

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yourcustomcar.com/image-files/dakslx-dakota-digital-round-air-pressure-gauge.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.yourcustomcar.com/air-gauge-product.html&usg=__iqvqkkObkUnw5TA_WEoMOHUafD0=&h=372&w=500&sz=81&hl=en&start=7&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=wtRaOjuYd1TVIM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3D52mm%2Bair%2Bpressure%2Bgauges%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1

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Shamrockez
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Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 3:25 pm

this is going to make me sound really dumb... but I have trouble with numbers so a digital one would be difficult for me Embarassed
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 3:43 pm

If you can find any in the US and can get them shipped to Kansas by next Friday I could bring them back for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 3:53 pm

Whats on the back? if it's a compression fitting or similar, how about fabricating something like this - it's designed to hold a vespa speedo in the headset, where the large hole fits under a compression clamp and the small hole onto a stud in the headset.

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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 7:30 pm

Cheers Scoops Very Happy

There's only 2 very small screws on the back which hold the air line in place Sad



Done a bit more on Robbie today. I continued with the wiring for the switches. Found a switched live here:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0316lz

So now they're all wired up and ready to go.

Then I removed the passenger seat:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0311lz

And carpet:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0313lz

I had to cut the carpet in one place to get it out. But it's under where the centre console goes, so you won't be able to see it.
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0312lz


Got the carpet out into the garden to hoover and wash it:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0314lz
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 8:27 pm

Sorry i seem to be commenting whenever you update this. Embarassed
But its awesome. Actually cant wait to see it sat wide and low. Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 9:31 pm

Nothing wrong with that Si, I agree with all your comments you're making Dude.

I can't wait to see this progress Lucy, you aiming for CTTP??

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 10:04 pm

SimonABT wrote:
Sorry i seem to be commenting whenever you update this. Embarassed
But its awesome. Actually cant wait to see it sat wide and low. Very Happy

That's ok! Very Happy

I can't wait either! bounce


Mr Scoops wrote:
Nothing wrong with that Si, I agree with all your comments you're making Dude.

I can't wait to see this progress Lucy, you aiming for CTTP??

I haven't set a date for when I want him to be done - with Joey and Bella we missed the 'debut' show by a minimum of 3yrs..... Embarassed






So I shall see you at CTTP 2014!
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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 10:06 pm

LMAO good one Lucy..

Robbie is looking sweet, can't wait to see him finished...

Fair play to you..
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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 11:23 pm

impresive!
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Shamrockez
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 7:08 pm

Cheers guys Embarassed

I was in 2 minds if I should post this on here and on VZi as they're both mostly aircooled and I didn't know how well it would be accepted, but I've had some great comments from both, so thanks all Very Happy
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Sod that. Theres a watercooled section on here now. lol
These aircooled lot have to admit watercooled is far superior at some point. *runs and hides*
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 7:56 pm

lol!

Problem is - Newbies aren't really accepted by the aircooled lot, nor by the watercooled lot, so we're stuck in the middle not liked by anyone!
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 8:01 pm

I want some newbies steels. So yeah i accept them. lol
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 8:51 pm

I quite like Newbies too.....

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 10:50 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I quite like Newbies too.....

As above, i think its cool to actually see a build thread on a newbie
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 10:54 pm

any work is good work ...agreed
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyMon Jan 10, 2011 8:24 pm

Just a small update for now.

I've got the air kit all wired in and ready to go. Just got to get a new drill so we can finish drilling the holes for the air lines to go through.

Got the carpet back out again though:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0331lz

And have put a coat of dye on it:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0332lz

It'll probably need another 2-3 coats before it's totally black.
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 11, 2011 8:16 am

Ive been thinking about doing this to my carpet as its light grey and i want it black, but they never made a Caddy van with black carpet.
Was it a case of just spray it on with rattle cans?
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptyTue Jan 11, 2011 8:29 am

No, it comes in a 5 litre tub and you put it in a plant sprayer/empty mr muscle spray thing and then spray it on.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290426203560&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


There's still places where there's not enough black on it, but I think with a few more coats it should be fine. Doing a grey one would be much easier as it's not so much of a colour change.
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Got the morning off (I'm supposed to be doing my accounts!), so added another layer of dye to the carpet.

Here's what it had dried like:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0339lz

50/50:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0340lz

And all done:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0342lz


I think it will need at least 1 more coat. If it were a darker carpet to start off with, it would have been easier, but the cream is taking quite a lot to cover. For those who have asked, here's what I've been using - a 5litre tub of black carpet dye from ebay, and an old kitchen cleaner spray bottle:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0341lz

and my new illuminated dual needle gauge arrived yesterday:
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The air is fully installed and working now. I've got it losely set up just to make sure it all worked and I'm going to route the wires properly, put gromits in the holes in the body and seal it all etc now.

Front up:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0355lz

Down:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0359lz

Up:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0356lz

Down:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0358lz

Rear up:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0354lz

Down:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0361lz

Up:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0364lz

Down:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0365lz

Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 650DSCI0370lz


It's hard to get decent pics cos I can't get far enough away from him in the garage.

Here's a vid though:
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Top work as always Lucy!

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 5 EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 8:17 pm

OH.MY.GOD.

Looks so awesome when decked. Love it
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with the added bonus that I can reach the roof now to clean it! Very Happy

Wish I could get some better pics, but I can't get far away enough from him... and I don't want to take him out of the garage yet as I have (with my awesome talents) snapped a solid brake line..... Rolling Eyes
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