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ProjectParsons
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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: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 4:55 pm

This is my new purchase, found on Vzi, from a bloke called Richard who lives somewhere the wrong side of Norwich...He had heard of the DBS!

I decided with my record of car detonations there was no option but to ease myself back into the world of aircooled vdubs gently, so it was driven 250 miles back to Burnham, including a nice traffic jam on the m25 for a good hour at crawling pace... (At this point I must thank my support vehicle driver and understanding missus - Cheers Kim!)

No problems at all on the drive home apart from the drivers window going from "working a bit" to "not really working", and the thing refusing to idle without occasional jabbing of the throttle, a lot better than I expected and a smooth ride Very Happy

Spec... 1977, registered in 78, 1200cc, Bit of filler, bit of welding, bit more needed!!! Pretty standard apart from the random body panels, nice stock height too and some elephants foot rear lights for the haters!!! tongue

EDIT - Mileage when purchased 107,200 miles...

Plan... Drive it, bit of a tart up, maybe some more major mods as and when funds allow... But this is my DAILY DRIVE so it'll be function over form.

So here it is - PICS! These were the ones taken by the previous owner to sell it, I will put some more up once it has been given the deep clean treatment.

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug2te7

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug1

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug13ed6

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug12ne8

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug14vw4

1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! Bug8cc3


Last edited by ProjectParsons on Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:45 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Mileage added)
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 5:03 pm

well done mate didnt think it be long before you had another bug Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 5:49 pm

Nice one bud glad to see you back in the world of aircooled Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 5:58 pm

nice one gary
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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: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 6:23 pm

Cheers guys, it was good to be back behind the wheel of a bug again, its been about 4 years since I drove one any real distance, really put a smile on my face Very Happy
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Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 6:37 pm

well done dude ,it would be really cool to share (one of yours of course) a beer at a show somtime Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 6:43 pm

Stella isn't it?!!! Sounds like a plan, as does this oktoberfest lark at cheddar, so that could be on the cards Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 7:43 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:
Stella isn't it?!!! Sounds like a plan, as does this oktoberfest lark at cheddar, so that could be on the cards Cool

roll on oktoberfest Very Happy ..........anything you need dude ...give me a shout Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 7:53 pm

Well done Gazza afro

Glad to see your back in the land of air again buddy! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 7:55 pm

Excellent, I really like the CND sticker next to the Nitrous sticker on the bumper!!!

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ProjectParsons
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 8:00 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Excellent, I really like the CND sticker next to the Nitrous sticker on the bumper!!!

Unfortunatly some white spirit has taken the edge off of them slightly, but you are welcome to the remains... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 8:19 pm

Luvin' it Gaz, glad your aircooled again Cool what's the long term plan(if there is 1)
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyMon Aug 25, 2008 8:22 pm

If there was ever a bloke who deserved a bug ....after all the top effort you put into 'the stig' ...............dude I hope its a keeper this time
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyTue Aug 26, 2008 7:10 pm

nomates wrote:
If there was ever a bloke who deserved a bug ....after all the top effort you put into 'the stig' ...............dude I hope its a keeper this time

Pretty much my sentiments too. Awesome news Gaz, a propr bounce back into air cooleds Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 12:22 pm

Matt Black vented decklid removed and replaced with white non vented decklid, I may keep the vented one and spray it properly though, but for now it looks a bit neater. The numberplate light housing is kinda hand painted too, so that could be tidied at the same time I guess. Those springs are a pain in the arse!

Carpets removed & washed, mats cleaned, seat covers cleaned, but will be replaced in time.

Was pleasantly surprised to find very clean pans underneath, I briefly checked around when I viewed it, but for what I paid I expected a bit of plating to be on the cards, but no need, bonus!

Ordered a load of service bits, think im gonna need a new bonnet cable/catch, as its a bit intermittent wether it wants to work or not.
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 12:26 pm

saw it in the flesh yesterday, looks really good Smile

too much daylight underneath tho!
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 12:32 pm

wurzelspice wrote:
saw it in the flesh yesterday, looks really good Smile

too much daylight underneath tho!

It will do when its done, its a bit of a mongrel at the moment, but I have a feeling it will scrub up rather well in the coming months Very Happy

As for the daylight - I was waiting for this - Im surprised it took so long! When funds allow there will be a subtle drop, but not too much as I live off Burnham High St, which is vicious speedbump central, and the rims I have in mind will need the room tongue
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 12:34 pm

if i can get the chop down there (which i have), i'm sure you can.... no excuses!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 12:35 pm

I'll do me best guv Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 1:10 pm

I thought it was you I spied in my wingmirror on tues!!! Just realised this thread was here! Looks good!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 2:00 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:
Those springs are a pain in the arse!

I gotta do mine one night this week, and thats the reason I havent done it yet. Fiddly sods Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 2:37 pm

sweet dude. looking good,
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 5:28 pm

LOW LOW LOW LOW
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 5:36 pm

You were right to go lower!

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PostSubject: Re: 1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!!   1977 1200 BEETLE - STIG2 - THE RUST STRIKES BACK!!! EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 5:37 pm

lol! lol! lol! lol!
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