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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 19, 2007 3:12 pm

thanks Tanya Very Happy
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 19, 2007 3:45 pm

Thats bonkers, Im in love! afro
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Azrael
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Age : 31
Location : Rooksbridge, nr Weston
My Ride(s) : I would like a Beetle
Registration date : 2007-01-08

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 19, 2007 7:57 pm

hmmm reading this thread is making robbing a bank look more and more attractive
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 19, 2007 8:20 pm

Laughing

Just fitted the seats:

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itsabuglife
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Male Number of posts : 2276
Age : 33
Location : Back in sunny Highbridge
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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 19, 2007 9:28 pm

i do love this bug Very Happy
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 11:32 am

Okies, back from a weekend away with Evvo in Germany. Went to Bad Camberg and Wolfsburg - highly reccomended!

Anyway - back to reality with a bump - and onto the rear brakes. Finally managed to get one of the hub nuts off! Woo hoo!
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All pulled apart, wire brushed and given a coat of POR-15.
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More after lunch Smile

Oh and here's the welded in other a pillar repair pic:
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 3:54 pm

Shiny new brakes are in:

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If anyone sees anything wrong -please say! Smile
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 4:00 pm

Looks good same as the pic when you took of but newer lol!
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 5:37 pm

Yeah that's what I was working from! Very Happy

i put her alloy back on, refitted the rear wing and the running board and pushed her out for some more piccys:
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And a little video of her being lowered off the jack onto her wheels:
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 5:45 pm

When are you gonna lower it affraid affraid


Looks Grrrreat afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 6:57 pm

Looks the absolute mutts mate, well done, keep the pics coming!!! afro
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dubberatlast
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Male Number of posts : 15756
Age : 41
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 7:16 pm

She certainly is a low bug Cool
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 7:35 pm

Lower than your Nans tits!!!!!

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Big Blue Betty
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Female Number of posts : 2686
Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 71 Bay Camper Betty, 69 Bug Minty, 57 Ragtop Oval Bery. 67 Split Hugo! 83 MK1 Golf Cabriolet Star!
Registration date : 2007-05-06

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 7:49 pm

I must say I absaloutley LOVE Bella! Her wheels are goregous and she looks absaloutley amazing!!!! SOOOOOOOO LOW!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 7:50 pm

Big Blue Betty wrote:
I must say I absaloutley LOVE Bella! Her wheels are goregous and she looks absaloutley amazing!!!! SOOOOOOOO LOW!!!!!!!!!!

xxxx

Better get minty on the floor then 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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2007 12:02 pm

Yeah i don't think there's a wheel in existance which would have suited her better than the detailed radars - I had to get them when i was told about them being for sale!

Gonna go out again and do battle in a bit. Expect more pics!
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2007 3:30 pm

Been out playing with her again today. Got the other hub nut off:
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Pulled all the brakes apart and painted up the face of the drums and the backing plate. This time the bolts for the backing plate to come off came off, so I'm replacing all the seals etc.
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And I managed to get a semaphore working Very Happy
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More when they've dried.
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Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 6:17 am

well done Lucy Wink
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 6:25 am

Just gotta work out how to get the wiring for the other semaphore back up through..... it doesn't seem to want to go back pale
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 6:38 am

Are you able to push some stiff thin wire down and solder the end to your wire and then pull it back up through??

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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 6:47 am

Yeah that's what i thought would work - but I don't appear to have any wire which is flexible enough to go down the pillar, but strong enough not to just bend and not go anywhere.... Rolling Eyes

I've found an old bit of window chrome works really well - it's just not long enough Sad
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 11:55 am

welding wire, metal coat hanger something like that normally does the job then tape the wire to it..
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 11:57 am

Tried welding wire - it just bent Sad

I'll try a coat hanger tho, that might work Very Happy

Ta!
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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: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 9:21 pm

Today I did some more wiring, it's about 80% done now, which is good.


Then Steve got home and Lukey came over to help me put the pass side door back on - which didn't take long... but getting it to shut right took Luke forever to do! And then the gaps were way off so it's all gotta be done again Sad but for now it's staying shut!
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Got the rear brakes all together too. Sorry about the pic - couldn't find my camera at the time (yet again!) so had to use phone:
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 5 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 11:32 pm

Your get the door right if it starts doing the head in walk away and try again another day i cant wait to see this bug out at a show or meet Wink
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