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Shamrockez
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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 3 EmptyTue Nov 23, 2010 4:22 pm

Cheers. Apparently it's supposed to go around the gearbox, so I dunno what this one is doing.... gone AWOL lol
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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 3 EmptyWed Nov 24, 2010 5:30 pm

More work done today. I took off the rear wings and bumper so I could bolt them together properly and then refitted them with added lights:
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Seems to fit pretty well, which is nice.

Chucked on the sill to see what it looked like:
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Not looking forward to fitting them properly - seems like a nightmare. No idea how you get the one on the door to sit right...
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Then I decided to pull the other gutter strip out and look at the rust on the passenger side. I knew this side was worse than the other side, but thankfully, it's not as bad as it looks again:
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Wire brushed:
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I've treated it with Kurust again, so hopefully that'll be the end of that for a while!
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 38
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 1:27 pm

Good work. What wheels are you going to use to fill those arches?? Is there anyway of wide traking the front and maybe lengthen the rear axle? I dont know what setup new beetles run.
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dubberatlast
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Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 41
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 2:27 pm

SimonABT wrote:
What wheels are you going to use to fill those arches??

On page 1 bud Genuine RSI/Cup wheels powder costed white afro

This is gonna be my fav newbie i reckon
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Road Rage
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Male Number of posts : 4830
Age : 47
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 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 2:35 pm

i think it will be mine too

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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 38
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 4:55 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
SimonABT wrote:
What wheels are you going to use to fill those arches??

On page 1 bud Genuine RSI/Cup wheels powder costed white afro

Ah bugger. Yeah i missed that. Embarassed

But god it will look awesome! Very Happy
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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 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 8:12 pm

SimonABT wrote:
Is there anyway of wide traking the front and maybe lengthen the rear axle? I dont know what setup new beetles run.

they're the same as a mk4 Golf.
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nomates
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nomates

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 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 8:23 pm

reading this with great interest .....even tho' i haven't commented ... Very Happy thanks lucy
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uselescrapytwit
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Male Number of posts : 408
Age : 53
Location : Babycham Lympsham
My Ride(s) : Buggy 72 BLOWN
Registration date : 2009-11-26

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 10:18 pm

nomates wrote:
reading this with great interest .....even tho' i haven't commented ... Very Happy thanks lucy

Errrp watchin tooo with interest. aparently the new beetle is to die soon 2012 not a long production run compaired to the old one.



keep all the pics and comments comming
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38009
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: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 10:21 pm

They're bringing out a newer one though aren't they??

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joker 67
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Male Number of posts : 3498
Age : 50
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 2018 Skoda Karoq edition and something else
Registration date : 2008-02-11

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 10:42 pm

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this is a pic of the new bug, hunch back of notradam
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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 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 10:51 pm

are you sure thats just not a pic of a newbie ,with a chopped roof ?
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38009
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: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 25, 2010 10:52 pm

No, I've seen that spy-pic.
I quite like it.....

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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 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 6:14 am

That one is the test mule. It's the new model with the bumpers of the old model taped onto it. I'm hoping it will look more like this when it's done:
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38009
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: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 8:23 am

Ooooh, I like that!

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Wurz
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Male Number of posts : 5378
Age : 45
Location : Wurzel Towers, Toytown
My Ride(s) : T5, Bay, 2 Bugs & Buggy Project
Registration date : 2008-03-15

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 3:23 pm

i really like the look of it! Very Happy
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joker 67
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Male Number of posts : 3498
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Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : 2018 Skoda Karoq edition and something else
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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 3:44 pm

did find this on the net

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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 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 5:53 pm

that passenger side dash reminds me of a frog! Very Happy
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WizBizMartin
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Male Number of posts : 2531
Age : 29
Location : W-S-M
My Ride(s) : 85 Mexican Beetle, 20v T Beetle, Honda Xr125
Registration date : 2008-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 26, 2010 11:43 pm

robbie is looking hot !!!!
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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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Moved Robbie in the garage today. He was NOT impressed! The battery on him is dead, so whilst I was waiting for Steve to move Joey out of the garage, he just cut out and didn't want to start again. He restarted on a jump start from Steve's T5, but cut out again after a matter of seconds. After getting him stuck right in the middle of the road, we tried to swap his battery with Herbies, but couldn't work out how to get Herbie's out Surprised so stole Joey's instead. That was enough to get him going again and into the garage. Guess I need to get a new battery then lol.

Took the oppertunity to take some pics:
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Just came off the drive!
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And back in the 'naughty corner' of the garage!
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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 3 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 8:27 pm

what colour are you going to paint it?
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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 3 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 8:36 pm

same red and he is now.
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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 3 EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 6:54 pm

Been doing some more sanding. First of all had to remove the stripes from his bonnet. Left lots of glue which I has to use panel wipe to remove.
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Then the badge came off:
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I've decided to take the bonnet back to bare metal. He's done over 107k miles so he's got plenty of stone chips, plus there's a couple of small dents caused by large stones.

It's slow going, but starting to get there:
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Did most of the driver's side wing too. Need to remove it to do the rest:
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I also removed the stripes and lettering off the driver's side sill. There was a couple of suspicious looking bubbles in the paint by the rear quarter. Knowing this is a common place for classic Bugs to rot, I dug out the angle grinder and put the sanding disk over it:
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Thankfully nothing sinister. The white you can see is sealant:
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One of the sills has been badly painted. It looks as if whoever painted if didn't bother to prep the panel, and this is what happens:
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Paint just flakes off!

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Age : 47
Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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at least now is the right time to find poor repairs, well done and keep up the 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 3 EmptyThu Dec 02, 2010 10:10 am

Yeah I got the body kit part painted. It's all in different colours lol. Some of it has been done ok, but some of it is terrible.

Thankfully the car himself doesn't appear to have had any paintwork done, apart from the front bumper I fitted to him.
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