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

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Sep 12, 2009 6:47 am

nomates wrote:
Now THIS is a resto thread ......loving it dude ,top work Very Happy

No, you'res is a resto thread mate - im just tarting about putting right wrongs at the moment - a bit like the dude from quantum leap...

Got the exchangers from griff tarted up and on, had to do a 'temporary repair' on one but its all good.
Empi exhaust was/is a dodgy fit, I know thay are cheap but it took some persuading. Sounds raspy and loud which ain't all bad...

Got two new studs in for the right exchanger, and managed to get a cut down one in one the where somthing had snapped off inside with the help of some loctite.

Need a replacement oil switch as noticed that is leaking, as well as rocker cover gaskets.
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Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 1:07 pm

Cheers to arcane for rear bulb holder, all lights now working...

New oil switch fitted,
Had major issues with loose exhaust stud still, wont locktite in, so removed everything again, recut a 10mm thread, now has a cut down oversize stud, just nipped up though as it doesnt feel too clever, suspect it will blow the gasket out, but have no other options really. Bugger.

All fitted back up, ran engine for 10mins yest, lots of shit in the fuel, but finally running smooth and well after a cable/autochoke adjust. Not messing with timing/valves will do that after seeing how it drives

Today went to adjust the front brakes up as was informed on purchase they were pulling. Removed drum anyway just to check no sticking/leaking wheel cylinders and condition of shoes. Roughed up the surfaces, bit of a clean up, all good.
Took off nearside drum, and shoes are down to the metal, so need a front set, so ground to a halt on that front for now...

Pics when i get the new ones Very Happy

Oh and i have bought what i believe to be the correct steel roof section for the sunroof, pics when it makes it out of the posties sorting office...
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 1:16 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:


Oh and i have bought what i believe to be the correct steel roof section for the sunroof, pics when it makes it out of the posties sorting office...

Now thats good news, i could never find or even get close to one lol
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 1:22 pm

The first one I found advertised was on the day I bought the car, sent the bloke a pm and he hasn't logged onto vzi since, not replied to pm, email and can't find a contact no... Had a complete section with all runner, cables , seals internals for 100 all in.

This one should be winging its way by now, time will tell if it is right or buggered, but was worth a shot at 25 quid posted! Would be well chuffed if I could sort it, its one of the main reasons I bought it...

Crammed that tinware in, kinda fits, but none of the screw holes line up, im not bothered, its such a tight fit its never moving!!! Need to sort the rubber seal that runs around the back of the fan to the body...

Oh and its stopped charging for some reason, batt light came on...
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 2:41 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:

Oh and its stopped charging for some reason, batt light came on...

What a bugger, i got a dynamo here if you want it, also got a alternator but not sure if its any good ??
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 2:45 pm

Hopefully just a bad connection somwhere Very Happy
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 3:15 pm

can you put some self tappers in the timware? ......I'm worried a wedge fit may work loose and hit a spinny thing ...and mangle somthing or snap the fan belt
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Male Number of posts : 1431
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My Ride(s) : MK2 Jetta Turbo Diesel
Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 3:47 pm

Yes, you are probably right matey, i'll drill some holes, when i can be sure im not going to have to pull it all out again... Very Happy

(Its tighter than a ducks arse tho, i had to lever it in!!!)
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Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 3:51 pm

if you can get a battry drill in there ...I've got some self drilling screws ......they rock
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My Ride(s) : 1971 1300 Beetle, 1970 1302 Beetle, 1971 Deluxe Bus, 1972 1200 Beetle
Registration date : 2006-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 4:02 pm

Hi Gary

Here's a picture of the bolt you asked for. (I replied to your PM, but here seemed as good a place as any for the picture!)...

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In the picture you can see how the longer bolt has the same seating radius as the original beetle bolt. The heads are 17mm rather than 19mm though.

I bought M14x1.5, 50mm and cut them down.

The length of the thread is now 30mm. Machine 7 will be able to to sort you out if yours aren't correct.

HTH

Mark
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Location : Burnham on Sea
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Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 4:50 pm

Superb, thanks - the new locking ones Im looking at are the same so thats one less thing - appreciate you taking the time for the picture too, top man.
Very Happy
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Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 6:42 pm

Got some bits in the post today... A bit grotty - a bit dented - but no filler or white primer!!! Cheers to Big John from Vzi...
Also got new brake shoes and wheel cylinders to fit sat, and made a start tarting up random bits and bobs...

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Very Happy
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Sep 26, 2009 6:14 pm

Located matching spare wheel via previous owner benaruss on vzi, so will have to re-unite at some point, its in his garage, he took it out coz it was buckled...

Cracked on with brakes today, only to be foiled by a star adjuster spring clip breaking off in my hand as it all went back together - bugger Laughing
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 03, 2009 4:19 pm

Wanted to get star adjuster clip sorted, but didn't want to make up an order and pay a fiver just for one clip...

Mr nomates very kindly donated some drums he had lying about so i could just swap the backplates over...
Unfortunatly when i got them apart, exactly the same had occured in both, the clips were broken. Wouldn'tve mattered anyway tho, as I noticed later that the adjuster holes are in a different place, AFTER i cleaned and painted em up nice, what a wally!!! Thanks anyways for the donation buddy, it very nearly did the job. The drums and shoes are nearly new by the look of it if you want them back/can make use of them?

After that, I couldn't be arsed to paint up my old backin plates, so just had it out in the vice and peened the clips in securely, shit pics but you get the idea. If I hadn't cleaned up all the adjusters so they were nice and loose I could've got away without useing them I reckon!!!

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Front brakes all bled and adjusted up this afternoon so thats off the list, then it started pissing down so back brakes being checked tomorrow/in the week.

Got a package from vw java this morning, not fitting til the wheels are sorted though, kinda motivation...

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Whilst dossing, I noticed the batt isnt charging unless the revs are brought up, also there is an occasional flicker of an oil light, which was a bit concerning seeing as there is loads in there - I have changed the switch - could this be an airlock of sorts?

Wiper spindles should be sorted if win the ebay auction spotted by blueridge, cheers mate.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 03, 2009 4:38 pm

Also got the correct wheelbolts and a decent set of locking wheel nuts from machine7, all good.
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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: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 03, 2009 6:00 pm

nice one ....cracking on with it eh? .....sorry to hear the hubs didn't work out for you .....if you can't make any use of them I will have them back ,you never know when you need some spares 68 Bug - Page 4 Icon_biggrin
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyThu Oct 08, 2009 8:49 pm

Got rear hubs undone and removed, all good apart from leaking cylinder, so a pair on order for weekend.
Hopefully weather stays good and I'll get the wiper motor & spindles/arms fitted along with the back brakes being sorted...

That leave me with a bit of tidying and then its off to mr mot tester sunny
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Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyThu Oct 08, 2009 9:16 pm

68 Bug - Page 4 Icon_biggrin ............PICS!!!...........you of all people know the score
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Male Number of posts : 1431
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Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 7:06 am

New (second hand!) wiper motor, arms and spindles fitted, wiper arms painted and back on, no pics coz it was dark and I was working by lead light... It works!!! Forgot how noisy they are!
Faulty brand new oil switch replaced, all good no scary oil light flickering...
New dizzy cap i found...
Need to shift the thing round to access the final n/s back brake...

I have a few days off next week, so might get a bit more done Very Happy

Carl if you read this - did the fuel guage ever work when you had it?
Am I right in thinking thats a 67- sender but its a pre 67 fuel tank due to the smoothed filler flap?
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 12:25 pm

lol the sender and gauge is from a 70s bug, the tank is pre 67 but it use to read full tank even if you only put £5 in, So no not realy lol
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Registration date : 2007-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 2:33 pm

Cool, thats all I needed to know Laughing
Full tank on a fiver, its not the sixties dude lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 2:35 pm

that bug is 60's tongue lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 4:15 pm

Got to the nearside rear today, had to make new hard line from flexi to cheel cylinder as old unions had been used and were/are now rounded off, meaning I couldn't get cylinder off without violence. Noticed handbrake cable is fraying, so am going to get a new pair sent as I might as well do it properly.

The handbrake rachet mech itself was wedged up with about 3 bits of metal screwed underneath it, i think new shoes mustv been fitted and the handbrake not been slackened off before it was adjusted, needing to bring it up a bit? Cant see why else it was there. So took all that out and of course then the spring mech popped out of the end of the lever - this is fiddly.

While I was having a cup of tea, I had the usual prod with a screwdriver. There goes the mot this month.
Huge hole at the end of the heater channel where a plate had been put over rust.
The shocker mount has also been welded previously and has sheared off all the way round.
Well naffed off, pics tomorrow when I attack it with larger objects, couldn't be fucked after finding it today, so off to watch the GP quali Very Happy
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Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 4:26 pm

i think i may have a pair of handbrake cables if it helps you out dude .......and a welder Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 68 Bug   68 Bug - Page 4 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 4:53 pm

New ones?
That would be cool, welder I have, but help is welcome and appreciated...its a proper tricky arse place to weld. To do properly will be impossible body on, it will have to be patched over as before and joined to the floorpan - I dont wanna be doing this really, but I dont really have a choice as a temporary fix. I cant explain really well but you can see when i pop the pics up...
I am looking into finding storage to maybe shelve the hole thing til I can afford to do it do it properly or if a workspace is found local things will be cool.
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