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posted on January 21st, 2017 at 07:40 PM



Your rocking it Mate. Good job on the bumpers.



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posted on January 31st, 2017 at 06:07 PM



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Your rocking it Mate. Good job on the bumpers.


Thanks :tu:

Made a battery tray. I have seen a lot of bugs rusted under the battery so I thought that a steel tray might help with rust.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/P1070476_zpsckgb4ztj.jpg~original

Rear window in

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Door cards redone. I didn't want to play around with the clips that were used to hold the door cards into position. They make a weak point in the masonite and usually break when you go to pull them off. I just used some stainless self tapping screws.

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And got some swan neck mirrors.

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posted on February 9th, 2017 at 10:23 PM



Installed some carpet today

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and the rear seats

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also got the dome light wired up and working

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and bought some widened rims for the rear

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posted on February 9th, 2017 at 11:38 PM



great job the car has come such a long way from when it began as a shell made of mostly rust and bog.



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posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 01:05 PM



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great job the car has come such a long way from when it began as a shell made of mostly rust and bog.


Thanks :tu:

I had to buy a new brake fluid reservoir as mine had a pin hole at the bottom and was leaking fluid, I also had a dodgy pvc pipe connecting it to the steel line.

New reservoir and brake hose line

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Also bought some new seat belts as mine were fraying and I don't think that they will pass a roadworthy check

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posted on February 22nd, 2017 at 03:03 PM



The Bug is looking great. The photos are clear and tell a story, and there is going to be pedestrians punching each other silly when that flash paint job finally hits the streets :)



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posted on February 27th, 2017 at 12:34 PM



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The Bug is looking great. The photos are clear and tell a story, and there is going to be pedestrians punching each other silly when that flash paint job finally hits the streets :)


Thanks :tu:

Now about the flash paint job, what colour is Vic Roads going to register the car as? Red, Rust, Yellow, Blue, Black.... :lol:

The last few days I have done some more work.

Installed the headliner. I was going to leave it like this but I want to cover it in some old coffee hessian bags that I have.

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Right rear guard installed and wired up.

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I also made up a spark plug holder. I saw Air Cooled Accessories have a billet holder but I wanted to see if I could make something similar.

I had some 5/16 nuts, angle iron, and spark plugs. The nuts don't have the correct thread pitch but they are a little bigger so the plug threads just catch on a thread or two and just snug up finger tight so I don't damage the threads.

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Now the list before I can go for roadworthy:

- Bolt down petrol tank
- Get 4X new tyres fitted
- Install rear bumper
- Get a new bonnet latch that works
- Fit mirrors

that should be it.
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posted on February 27th, 2017 at 03:45 PM



:tu: Red!



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posted on March 13th, 2017 at 05:07 PM



- Bolt down petrol tank DONE!
- Get 4X new tyres fitted DONE!
- Install rear bumper DONE!
- Fit mirrors DONE!
- Front bump stops DONE!


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Now just need to find a bonnet latch and it's time for a roadworthy!
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posted on March 13th, 2017 at 06:23 PM



It's a good looking Bug, well done. I'd drive it..........happily.
Are you going to wax the car? I read somewhere else that you are looking at club rego?




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posted on March 13th, 2017 at 10:31 PM



Quote:
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It's a good looking Bug, well done. I'd drive it..........happily.
Are you going to wax the car? I read somewhere else that you are looking at club rego?


Thanks :tu:
I think people will either love it or hate it when it's on the road haha

No I'm going to leave it exactly as it is, I'm not planning on driving it constantly in the rain and it will always be kept under cover. I like the dry flat colour that it has, putting on a wax or oil will give it a glossy look and I'm not fond of that.

Yes I am looking to put it on club rego, Volkswagen Club of Vic. got referred to in the thread and it looks promising. I will give them a call and figure it all out.
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posted on March 14th, 2017 at 09:17 AM



Excellent! You won't be hard to spot at shows etc.



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posted on March 15th, 2017 at 07:04 AM



Great stuff!
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posted on March 15th, 2017 at 07:14 PM



How a rat should be

LOVE the interior




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posted on March 22nd, 2017 at 02:59 PM



I'm planning on taking it on short shakedown trips to see how everything is running so I will be getting an unregistered vehicle permit in the coming days. I did take it for a short drive but the timing was too far advanced and there was some detonation so I backed that down a bit and hopefully that should fix it. I also didn't like how the j-tubes were running alongside the engine without any heat barriers so I got some heat shield and covered them up. Supercheap were selling a small piece of heat shield for $62! I just went down to my local wreckers and purchased some AU Falcon shields for $5 and cut them to shape.

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posted on March 22nd, 2017 at 06:27 PM



That's recyclin' alright! :tu:



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posted on March 23rd, 2017 at 05:43 AM



Nice ride. I like the blue seats the best, great colour.
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posted on March 23rd, 2017 at 11:28 AM



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Nice ride. I like the blue seats the best, great colour.
:tu:


Thanks :tu:

I took it for a spin today, about 30km and it went fine. I backed off the timing a little more and its happy.

Quick snap of it in the driveway next to my XR8. Quite a difference in power and handling :lol:

Neighbor also has a pretty cool HD Holden.

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posted on May 26th, 2017 at 11:40 AM



The Beetle is finished and has been on the road for a while. Now looking for a new Beetle project, thinking of an oval or another square window but with good brakes and a performance engine.
Also re-did the headliner.

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posted on May 26th, 2017 at 06:32 PM



that is such a beautiful car
the "solidness" of it just shines through

Love it :tu:




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posted on May 27th, 2017 at 10:03 PM



Top job!
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posted on May 29th, 2017 at 11:54 AM



:tu: Yes, top job :tu:



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posted on January 25th, 2018 at 01:15 PM



Quick snap on a stop, still drives nice on a hot day. Just wish it had AC hahah

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posted on February 12th, 2018 at 10:31 AM



Love it! :cool:



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Been slowly putting more km's on it

https://i.ibb.co/YXW71R7/20181202-133452-HDR.jpg

Also gave it a quick tune up. Was wanting to stall/ hesitate at idle. Working great now.

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posted on February 19th, 2019 at 10:03 PM



First break down in the bug on the way to work Saturday morning. The clutch cable broke, I was getting a weird clutch pedal lately so it's not really surprising. I ordered the clutch cable as I was waiting for the tow to come.
All fixed today.

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posted on February 20th, 2019 at 07:01 AM



Love your work

Your car rocks :tu::tu::tu::tu:




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posted on February 20th, 2019 at 07:16 AM



Love your work, she's a real camellion, the left hand side view
reminds me of the united colours of Benetton. Way cool car
exactly how I'd like to have one!
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posted on July 25th, 2019 at 10:25 AM



Finally some wide rear wheels

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