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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 5:47 pm

Some say that it's structure comprises mostly of chicken wire, and that a porsche engine will "fit straight in the back of that mate"

(One of the above is almost certainly true!!!)

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YEEHAA affraid affraid affraid
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dubberatlast
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Age : 41
Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 5:52 pm

Looks like someones been busy with the polish lol!

is he solid dude or not to bad Wink
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Male Number of posts : 1033
Age : 35
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : '73 subaru powered Type 2 and a '75 beetle hot rod
Registration date : 2006-12-19

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 5:53 pm

the phantom filler strikes again!
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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: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 5:55 pm

Dude, your legs are REALLY short!!!!!

lol!

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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 6:01 pm

Thats un polished dude, but it is a nice day haha!

Lookin at welding O/S channel, some inner wing work, area behind battery and same n/s, thats just for starters. All wings are scabby, the engine is a runner but untested due to intermittent starter motor, some electrics work some dont, its on 155/15's at the mo but not gonna blow budget on superficial things, just gonna try get the MOT essentials nailed first.

Looks worse than it is i reckon, but none of its a surprise or nasty shock, just an opportunity to get grinding and practice welding!

So far i have... Ripped the shite interior out, removed running boards and placed them in my bin and poked and prodded areas.

More updates soon! Very Happy
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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 6:03 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Dude, your legs are REALLY short!!!!!

lol!

Tis true, the 3/4 lengths let me down, jeans usually hide my stilts lol!
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 6:04 pm

Looks good for the price though dude keep the piccies coming lol!
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Male Number of posts : 1033
Age : 35
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : '73 subaru powered Type 2 and a '75 beetle hot rod
Registration date : 2006-12-19

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 6:04 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:

Introducing....THE STIG Bug010

Fire extinguisher on the stand by affraid
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Male Number of posts : 2672
Age : 53
Location : WSM
My Ride(s) : 2013 T5.5 180ps DSG kombi, 1972 Classic Range Rover,
Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 7:17 pm

soapbox wrote:
ProjectParsons wrote:

Introducing....THE STIG Bug010

Fire extinguisher on the stand by affraid

Yeah I noticed that, are the electrics that dodgy affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 7:26 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:
Some say that it's structure comprises mostly of chicken wire, and that a porsche engine will "fit straight in the back of that mate"

(One of the above is almost certainly true!!!)


Classic line, Made me laugh

lol! lol! lol!

Good Luck with the Project Introducing....THE STIG Hangloos
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 7:34 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:
the engine is a runner but untested due to intermittent starter motor

I doubt it will be the starter motor, its usually voltage drop caused by dodgy wiring or a crap ignition. There are 2 tests for this, one involves shorting out 2 connectors on the back of the ignition, with the key in the normal running position (if it turns then its just the ignition switch) if that dont work you can short out 2 connectors on the starter/solenoid (dont try this unless you are sure you have the right ones and a suitable bit of wire or you may need that extinguisher) Also a fully charged/known good battery helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 10:17 pm

renegade67 wrote:
soapbox wrote:
ProjectParsons wrote:

Introducing....THE STIG Bug010

Fire extinguisher on the stand by affraid

Yeah I noticed that, are the electrics that dodgy affraid affraid

It is a black beetle, it is hereditary No
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 40
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyThu Apr 19, 2007 6:06 am

That doesn't look a half bad bug you got there bud very nice afro
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vwbeetlebum
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Male Number of posts : 6572
Age : 105
My Ride(s) : Your Mum
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyThu Apr 19, 2007 9:35 am

That looks just the ticket mate, gona be big pimpin to see it back on the road. Smile Keep the piccies coming, we love piccies. Smile
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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyThu Apr 19, 2007 8:15 pm

lifo wrote:
ProjectParsons wrote:
the engine is a runner but untested due to intermittent starter motor

I doubt it will be the starter motor, its usually voltage drop caused by dodgy wiring or a crap ignition. There are 2 tests for this, one involves shorting out 2 connectors on the back of the ignition, with the key in the normal running position (if it turns then its just the ignition switch) if that dont work you can short out 2 connectors on the starter/solenoid (dont try this unless you are sure you have the right ones and a suitable bit of wire or you may need that extinguisher) Also a fully charged/known good battery helps.

geek

Good advice dude, some ignition monkeying and a fully charged secondhand 065 i nicked from work and starting a treat now.

Put £5 of clean fuel in and ran engine for bout 10mins then emptied oil and put fresh in just to run and then flush through, loads of gunk very black but no smoke and ran surprisingly smoothly. Only mishaps are one nut running round before refilling with oil but a few washers will sort that, and dash light staying on so next step is to test if battery is charging...

Laters Ga
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Impy Mcdub
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My Ride(s) : mk2 goof big bumper gti 8v....slammed n rough
Registration date : 2006-08-20

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyFri Apr 20, 2007 9:22 am

cool lookin bug mate.........love the name....."THE STIG" afro
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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyFri Apr 20, 2007 7:17 pm

Impy Mcdub wrote:
cool lookin bug mate.........love the name....."THE STIG" afro

Stig of the dump at the minute!

Today I:

Fixed the puncture in the spare and put it on the o/s rear which was flat, and has a tube in. Hate tubes so thats goin to get sorted tomorrow. Had to go and get a big breaker bar as the wheel was on soooo tight the threads were almost mashed.

Tested if the battery was recieving charge with this...

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Which it wasn't, so, 30seconds later, found a loose connection on the regulator

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and voila, gen light out and batt charging fine, happy me.

Flush with success I decided one problem solved wasn't enough, and decided to take off the O/S rear wing to assess the rot underneath - bad move, cue 1 1/2 hours of cursing and self inflicted injuries. Found what i expected - big holes oh dear...

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On the plus side, its looking half ROD at the mo lol!

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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyFri Apr 20, 2007 11:53 pm

nothing abit of welding cant solve or just to get it through the mot and usable abit of fibre glass for the time being you can do it as a rolling resto then Wink
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My Ride(s) : 1971 bug, 73 baywindow, hymer motor home, 1984 mk1 golf git cabby, 1997 t4
Registration date : 2007-01-14

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptySat Apr 21, 2007 8:42 am

dubberatlast wrote:
nothing abit of welding cant solve or just to get it through the mot and usable abit of fibre glass for the time being you can do it as a rolling resto then Wink

sounds like a bug we know dude lol!


















fibreglass it works lol!
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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptySat Apr 28, 2007 4:42 pm

Fibreglass tempting but got this for 20 quid

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Ripped all old carpets out expecting to find a load of old rust underneath. This is what i got...

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That tar type soundproofing stuff is bastardly sticky. Took yonks but now i can see what im dealing with. Unsure whats to do just a few patches needed really, but could go the whole hog and put some nice shiney pans in and not have to worry bout doing it in the future.

Could really do with someone who has had a bug at this stage of project come and have a look and give me some advice, i'd rather not bodge around problems as the car can take as long as i like to finish seeing as it looks like im keeping the escort for a daily now. Any volunteers?!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptySat Apr 28, 2007 5:58 pm

great buy on the back quarter, seeing as they go for £170 normal!
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptySat Apr 28, 2007 7:02 pm

Not alot of work there dude looking at the pics hes pretty solid Wink
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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
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Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptySun Apr 29, 2007 5:01 pm

This afternoon did a bit of scraping, wanted to get all the old underseal off the inner wings. Its was dolloped on pretty thick so wasnt sure if i'd find any metal at all. Looking good though!

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ProjectParsons
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Male Number of posts : 1431
Age : 39
Location : Burnham on Sea
My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyMon May 21, 2007 5:34 pm

Not posted for ages... Havn't done anymore on stig of the dump, but have been collecting bits and bobs for him...
Have invested in a welder, angle grinder, some CB dropped spindles and some new wheels, which i am liking A LOT. Not fitted wheels up yet as have to pop wings back on in order to find biggest tyres i can fit on the back ones, wang some pics up soon Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Introducing....THE STIG EmptyMon May 21, 2007 5:57 pm

Nice one look's like a pretty good bug not alot of needed from the pics look forward to the pics afro
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