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What did you do today? 8 months 6 days ago #53337

here's one

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What did you do today? 8 months 6 days ago #53338

Very nice.

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What did you do today? 8 months 5 days ago #53339

stingray-63 wrote: Very nice. :y: blue parts are rere ones.


Yes....some of them are...as are the wheels and tires. I had bought a parts tree lot to replace the broken rear arms.... used what blue parts came in the lot as well to make car look nice. Rear hubs and shock tower still the old faded blue. Oh well.

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What did you do today? 8 months 5 days ago #53340

I did it to during my own boom resto.

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What did you do today? 8 months 4 days ago #53345

Wow, Stingray I love those seats in your Beetle!
From somewhere out in the wilds of central Ontario.
.......you build what you like, I will build what I like........it's all cool......
 
 
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What did you do today? 8 months 4 days ago #53348

Not that I'm planning on doing the restoration on this yet, but there was a couple of thing's bugging me ;) Firstly, The lower front bumper brace looked like it had been chewed by a Rottweiler and because the tubes are hollow with just a little silicone tube to center it on the rod, the rod was also bent severely :ohmy: Luckily I had some alloy stock with the correct external diameter and internal diameter just right for the rod :) Lathed up 2 new one's, Straightened the rod and Bob's your Uncle :side: The other thing was the rear bumper also looked like it had been through a compactor then straightened out (almost) So I decided to make one out of some 16mm alloy U channel which has a 12mm internal that fits the mount legs perfectly :) Shaped all the corners to a nice round and it fitted up a treat :)







If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)
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What did you do today? 8 months 4 days ago #53349

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)
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What did you do today? 8 months 3 days ago #53351

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Nice work, especially the rear bumper.
Andy are you going for a straight restoration or planning anything else with this.
I was going to say I like the blue colour, but any white decals don’t show up to well.
Looking forward to the build.
Al

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What did you do today? 8 months 3 days ago #53353

Al wrote: Nice work, especially the rear bumper.
Andy are you going for a straight restoration or planning anything else with this.
I was going to say I like the blue colour, but any white decals don’t show up to well.
Looking forward to the build.
Al


Thanks, Yes it will be a straight resto and the Standard Red colour scheme :)
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)
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What did you do today? 8 months 3 days ago #53356

Very nice indeed! I too would be tempted to stay with that blue.

Here are a few pics of a couple recent builds. The blue truck is a sort of a half tribute using the latest 3 speed platform and the red is a tribute using a Chinese knock off. (I couldn't resist, had to see how it matched up!) Love driving the red one with no fear of ruining something rare.











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