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posted on May 23rd, 2018 at 03:37 PM



This week first job was to work out why the car was breaking down on me, and then there is the issue of that super tight hub nut.

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posted on May 29th, 2018 at 09:11 PM



This week I attempt to stop the infuriating squealing brakes, and then bleed them all.

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posted on May 30th, 2018 at 05:20 PM



Jeff, is your Porsche colour Blood Orange?
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posted on June 6th, 2018 at 06:56 AM



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No, my 911 is Gluf Orange :D

I am in the final stretch with the Beetle build now and this week I got stuck into tidying up the froot.

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posted on June 27th, 2018 at 07:06 AM



My Beetle's rolling resto phase has come to an end. This week I have stripped the entire car down to prepare it for paint.

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posted on June 27th, 2018 at 05:28 PM



So what colour are you going top paint the bug?

Good work not cutting the head light socket off.

this picture should help you with the wiring

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posted on July 3rd, 2018 at 09:53 PM



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So what colour are you going top paint the bug?

Good work not cutting the head light socket off.

this picture should help you with the wiring


Thanks for the pic, that might come in handy. As for the colour, I am going Beat blue over white. I think it should look pretty good.

This week the plan was to clean up the shell of the car and get a coat of primer on it. I say was....

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posted on July 8th, 2018 at 10:30 AM



Hi

Good work, not sure if you are going to do it, but its really easy to remove the wiper motor, it will give a much cleaner finish
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posted on July 11th, 2018 at 09:36 PM



This week I finally get the body of the Beetle in primer.

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posted on July 12th, 2018 at 07:20 AM



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Good work, not sure if you are going to do it, but its really easy to remove the wiper motor, it will give a much cleaner finish


Yep, I just unbolted it from the splines and let it drop down under the cowling. I didn't realise it would be so easy, as on other cars it can be a lot more involved :D




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posted on July 12th, 2018 at 06:45 PM



Steering wheel removal tip for future reference..............as the thread is fairly long leave the nut on a couple of turns, that way the wheel doesnt hit you in the face when it finally releases
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posted on July 17th, 2018 at 05:01 PM



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Steering wheel removal tip for future reference..............as the thread is fairly long leave the nut on a couple of turns, that way the wheel doesnt hit you in the face when it finally releases


Good tip ;)

This week we get the bottom half of the 2 tone paint job on the shell of John Lemon.

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posted on July 24th, 2018 at 09:18 PM



I have finally got the new colour on John Lemon and it looks awesome!
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posted on July 24th, 2018 at 10:38 PM



I agree, that colour does look good



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posted on August 1st, 2018 at 11:21 AM



This week I tidy up and put some primer on the rest of John Lemon's parts.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get my steering wheel to work...?

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posted on August 1st, 2018 at 01:19 PM



apart from changing the spline but im fairly sure the supers have a different length in the shaft to the early models. as they take a slightly different path and use a different steering box as well.
i probably have a standard wheel for a super up at grumbles but not 100% on that.




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posted on August 1st, 2018 at 05:52 PM



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apart from changing the spline but im fairly sure the supers have a different length in the shaft to the early models. as they take a slightly different path and use a different steering box as well.
i probably have a standard wheel for a super up at grumbles but not 100% on that.


Is the standard early super wheel the same style as the one I have, or is it the ugly plastic one. I really like this old style wheel, so that is what I am really looking for if I can make it work.




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posted on August 1st, 2018 at 10:02 PM



I have just done some research on what I have, and the wheel I bought was for '74 and newer. It turns out I actually need an earlier steering wheel. I have reached out to VW Heritage, where I bought the wheel, so hopefully I an exchange it. It will cost me some shipping but hopefully I can sort it out.



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posted on August 7th, 2018 at 09:34 PM



This week I cut out my runs and get some paint on the doors.

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posted on August 14th, 2018 at 06:43 PM



This week I get all the remaining parts of my Beetle 'John Lemon' painted, but it doesn't all go to plan.

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posted on August 28th, 2018 at 09:08 PM



This week I continue assembling John Lemon. It is not done, but at least now I can now drive it again.

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posted on September 4th, 2018 at 09:18 PM



This weeks Beetle escapades move to doing something about the old ratty wheels and also refreshing the speedo.

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posted on September 11th, 2018 at 09:12 PM



My Beetle 'John Lemon' is really starting to look the part. This weeks task was to do something about the terrible old interior. It is getting so close to being finished. I love it.

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posted on September 18th, 2018 at 09:31 PM



This week I try to button up a bunch of little things on John Lemon. 1 out of 4 will have to do.

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posted on September 26th, 2018 at 05:15 PM



This week I fix the fuel pressure but I am still suffering with warm start issues. I also install the new gear bushing which has transformed the shifting.

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posted on October 2nd, 2018 at 09:57 PM



This week I keep attacking my warm start issues by stripping and cleaning up the carb, and then finish some paint correction.

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posted on October 9th, 2018 at 09:22 PM



This is the series final of project John Lemon, and this week I replace the shocks and lower the rear of the Beetle.

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posted on October 10th, 2018 at 07:26 AM



Great job, well done, and thank you so much for sharing



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posted on October 10th, 2018 at 07:37 PM



This is just a quick video trying some of the suggested tests for my warm start issues. At this stage it is still not fixed.

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posted on October 10th, 2018 at 07:51 PM



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