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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 8:31 pm

nice one! looks awesome. can't wait to see this one the road.
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Gungemyster
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Male Number of posts : 12659
Age : 48
Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 11:34 pm

Fantastic Lucy. Looking really good
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nomates
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Male Number of posts : 18609
Age : 47
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: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 11:46 pm

Shocked ...those wings are gurt huge .........this is a car thats gonna rock.........fact Cool
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 7:00 am

cheers guys! Very Happy
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HRD
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Male Number of posts : 1507
Age : 41
Location : Bridgwater!!!!!!
My Ride(s) : Too many to list!
Registration date : 2009-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 10:13 am

love it, very good work!!!
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 11:19 am

Video from the rear:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 Th_DSCI0372
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 4:16 pm

I started tidying the air lines and wiring and started to put the interior back in.

Carpet:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0376zx

Plus seats and a bit of the trim to give me a general idea:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0377zx
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Gungemyster
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Gungemyster

Male Number of posts : 12659
Age : 48
Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
Registration date : 2008-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 5:29 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
Video from the rear:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 Th_DSCI0372



I hope that was a demo on the air suspension when you got in the car and got out again!!!! My car does that without air shocks when I get in!!!


lol! lol! lol!
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SimonABT
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Location : Clevedon
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyMon Jan 17, 2011 9:30 pm

Good song in the background. lol
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Cleverchap
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Male Number of posts : 895
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 8:59 am

Any more updates?
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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 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 11:41 am

Progress is slow at the moment Sad I snapped a brake pipe when trying to fit the new brake lines, and because he's not a normal UK car, I'm having fun and games trying to find the right brake line to replace it with.... thankfully the guys at Bridgwater VW are being really helpful in tracking down the right bit for me. Fingers crossed that the next one is the right one!
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vwbeetlebum
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vwbeetlebum

Male Number of posts : 6572
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My Ride(s) : Your Mum
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 12:26 pm

so cool! who taught you to do all this stuff lucy?
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 12:39 pm

vwbeetlebum wrote:
so cool! who taught you to do all this stuff lucy?

Most of it has been learnt by trial and error lol!

The only things we've ever been taught it a bit of bodywork when we did a course in Bridgwater. Never had any help with the mechanical or suspension side.

Modern cars aren't as hard to work on as people think Wink
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Road Rage
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Road Rage

Male Number of posts : 4830
Age : 46
Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
Progress is slow at the moment Sad I snapped a brake pipe when trying to fit the new brake lines, and because he's not a normal UK car, I'm having fun and games trying to find the right brake line to replace it with.... thankfully the guys at Bridgwater VW are being really helpful in tracking down the right bit for me. Fingers crossed that the next one is the right one!

is it the metal pipe? why cant you just get one made?

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Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 4:32 pm

Yeah just the metal pipe. It's quite a tricky lot of bends it has in it as it's a tight squeeze in the engine bay, so if I made one it wouldn't fit due to me being crap at being able to do stuff like that! Plus the new one is only £6.
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clockwork
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clockwork

Male Number of posts : 7198
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My Ride(s) : Rollercoaster
Registration date : 2009-08-09

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 6:36 pm

This ride is going to be tuff as nails!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptySat Feb 05, 2011 9:08 pm

Not too much has happened recently. I've been waiting for a brake pipe from VW for a few weeks. I managed to snap the connector off when disconnecting the old lines. Since Robbie's not a UK, or even a European car, he's quite difficult to get parts for sometimes. I bought one brake line which ended up being the wrong one, so had to change it for the right one. Each time they had to be ordered from Germany so took a week to arrive. Because Robbie doesn't have ESP, it made it a little harder to track the right part too. Anyway, it finally arrived and got fitted.

Old one at the ABS pump end (bottom one nearest the camera):
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0379zx

New one fitted:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0390zx

And connected to the new flexi line:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0392zx

Need to refit the brake line clip.

Then I fitted the new pads and associated hardware to the new calipers:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0397zx

I have to say, fitting the pads on these was a pleasure! So easy to do and takes no time at all!

Next up was to bleed the system. The reservoir looked filthy, so I gave it a quick clean so all the dirt didn't go into the fluid.
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0398zx

Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0400zx

Better:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0399zx

Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0401zx

Also got one of the front indicators working:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0383zx

And worked out why I can't get the filler flap to fit. This is the hole on the kit:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0388zx

And on the original wing:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0387zx

So I expect I'll get my filing tools out again!

Need to bleed the brakes a bit more again tomorrow before they're done.

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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

Male Number of posts : 38009
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
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Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptySat Feb 05, 2011 9:56 pm

Let me know if you need an US spec specific parts again Lucy, I can get stuff shipped (or even bought over personally) from Kansas really easily.

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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptySat Feb 05, 2011 10:06 pm

Cheers dude! Very Happy it's mostly a case of trying to find out what he's actually supposed to have more than being able to obtain it - but there's likely to be one weird thing I'll need from over the pond at some point!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyMon Feb 07, 2011 8:05 pm

As no one has spotted the mistake with the brakes, I'm just going to brush past that and carry on (it has been fixed!).

New smoked indicators have been fitted:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0405zx

And the front bumper and wings are now properly fitted and headlights in. Pic shows indicators working too:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 650DSCI0409zx


I'm hoping that one day this week I can get him out onto the drive to get some proper pics. If not, I will at the weekend.
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nomates
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nomates

Male Number of posts : 18609
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Location : weston-s-mare
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyMon Feb 07, 2011 9:00 pm

cool ....I've been following this ,but have no idea what it will look like when done
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
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 6 EmptyMon Feb 07, 2011 9:33 pm

Should look something like this:
Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 Blumson_05
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Road Rage
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Road Rage

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Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 10:46 am

Shamrockez wrote:
As no one has spotted the mistake with the brakes, I'm just going to brush past that and carry on (it has been fixed)

i spotted it but wasnt going to say!!
i know a few fully qualified mechanics that have done the same in main dealer workshops
at least you noticed before it went out on the road.

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Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
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Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
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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 6 EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 11:33 am

Feel free to say something if I do something similar again - I might not notice next time! Embarassed
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nomates
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Male Number of posts : 18609
Age : 47
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: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 6 EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 8:22 pm

I can't see it ......is it the way the hose is positioned in the clip?
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