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tango_van
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Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyWed May 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Shocks done! £80 inc vat and delivery ! Will be on the back to me ready to bolt back on at the end of the week! Yippee. !!
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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: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyWed May 09, 2012 8:12 pm

Cool, that was quick. Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 Thumbs

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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri May 11, 2012 6:02 pm

Shocks arrived back today!
Just got home from work, so will have to wait until kids off to bed to start putting them back on Wink
Mot retest booked for Monday Wink
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySat May 12, 2012 9:03 pm

All fitted up last night. Smile
Just need to adjust them a bit more. Currently gas is on max (they have 43 different settings!!) and the springs are a tad high..
Came in a nice box and everything!! Included a pressure test etc readouts
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All new gas internals etc and new spring lock nut system
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyMon May 14, 2012 9:54 pm

Passed Wink

Now time to start plying with front suspension gas settings and ride heights... Also wheel hunting time Wink
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

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: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyTue May 15, 2012 8:53 am

You going for Porkas?
Are you planning to run adaptors up front or get 944 discs on there?

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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyTue May 15, 2012 5:38 pm

Yep. Prob just run adapters du to cost...
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griff
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Male Number of posts : 5280
Age : 109
Location : weston super mare
My Ride(s) : the fourking T25 van
Registration date : 2007-04-01

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyThu May 31, 2012 2:14 pm

spotted these

http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/porsche-cup-2-wheels-with-tyres_topic74180.html
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 2:07 pm

New leisure battery arrived yesterday
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Smile
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 42
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 6:03 pm

K'in ell Rich, that's a hooooooge battery! what the amh rating on that bad boy?!
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 6:58 pm

It's not too bad. The only 110amp hr I could find that will fit under the spare wheel well without any mods. It's only 190x353x175mm. A snugg fit!

It is to run all the extra electricals! PS2/Tv/lights/inverter/stereo etc when driving and then switch over to hook up when camping Wink
Bought from here:
http://www.tayna.co.uk/ELECSOL-110-Carbon-Fibre-Battery-P5553.html
Next day delivery was a must!
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 42
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 7:05 pm

that's cool, I am on the look out for a leisure battery, but do have a little time to do some research.... I'll defo check these dudes out! Smile
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 7:30 pm

I went for that one after a load of looking around on forums early/late bay/ vzi etc. offers best power to size ratio Wink
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 42
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 7:51 pm

not sure where I'm going to locate a battery at the moment.. the space under the spare wheel will be consumed by a full flow oil set up with small radiator/fan... propex under the RnR... running out of space!! lol!
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 8:34 pm

Installed.. Just need to tidy up wiring, will put quick release terminal with plastic caps on...
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Shorty
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Shorty

Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 42
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 8:56 pm

looks smaller once it's in there...

(unintended double entendre there sorry!)
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 10:44 pm

My BRM (mws) were looking worse than ever with the lacquer coming off and corrosion etc so decided to have to at them myself. Just using rattle can job as don't want to spend a load on them as gonna change them at some point..

Wheel beforehand:
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Wizpop put to work Wink
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Wheel rim and tyre masked up.
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Primer going on..
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Top coat of satin black going on
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Finished wheels
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Had to then clean up the wheel nuts
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All done
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The wheels on the bus....
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Smile

Big thanks to wizpop for helping out till 1am

Made a start on the rear wheels tonight.. Prep work nearly done.. Thanks to chipper for help and wizpop. Wink
Will finish in the morning and then spray them later on...
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tango_van
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Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Rear wheels weren't as bad, but that meant the lacquer was harder to remove Sad
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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: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyThu Jul 19, 2012 6:30 am

They came out better than clockies Smile

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WizBizMartin
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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: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptyThu Jul 19, 2012 8:17 am

much better !
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tango_van
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tango_van

Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySat Jul 21, 2012 12:05 am

They're finally done!
Took longer to get all the lacquer off then the front ones. Thanks to wizpop and chipper for working in tango's wheel shop for a few hours of wet n dry sanding etc,..
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Finished wheels:
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I'm quite pleased with the finish from a rattle can job. Just took along time to prep each wheel. They're not perfect by any means, but then it only cost me a can of primer, 1 can of satin black, a load of wet n dry .. So aprox £30 to do x4 wheels!!
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clockwork
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Registration date : 2009-08-09

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySat Jul 21, 2012 6:14 am

Top job Rich! I'll drop mine over lol
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tango_van
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Male Number of posts : 2846
Age : 38
Location : Wsm
My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySat Jul 21, 2012 7:38 pm

All wheels done and back on the bay Smile
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Just need to reattach the front badge Wink
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
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Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySun Jul 22, 2012 6:41 pm

I think they look really good Rich... Actually better than standard BRM's... They almost look, dare I say it, like Fuchs from a distance...

Good work chap!
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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: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 11 EmptySun Jul 22, 2012 7:38 pm

Shorty wrote:
I think they look really good Rich... Actually better than standard BRM's... They almost look, dare I say it, like Fuchs from a distance...

Good work chap!


What like 900 meters??


I'd polish the ribs if it was me, but it ain't.

Good work either way mate!

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