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posted on April 6th, 2007 at 08:01 PM
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I live and work in the Fremantle area.... If you need any help, I should be able help you out... If not, I know peeps around that do....



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posted on June 11th, 2007 at 01:42 AM



hey hows it going? Don't suppose you know of any decent spray booths that will do my kombi around metro area? I'm in mandurah and don't wanna travel all the way to perth just to get a sprayin!

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posted on October 2nd, 2007 at 02:03 PM



hey i cant help you out with a spray booth (its probably to late anyway) but its good to know that there are a couple of WA VW'ers
Good luck with the Kombi. What colour are you going for?
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posted on November 7th, 2007 at 08:36 PM



anyone know of any good body repair shops? :cool:



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posted on November 7th, 2007 at 11:12 PM



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anyone know of any good body repair shops? :cool:


Nup.... None of the mainstream shops are into old cars... Most every shop just does insurance work these days.... But I do know Crazy Dave (not on here, so you may not know him) knows a guy in Naval Base that does a reasonable job.... I think the guy does mostly pommy shit, but Dave had him do his Oval and his Splitty there....

But you have found the same issue we all have had at some point.... If you want to pay to get it done, then you have to PAY to get it done... Some of the pro resto company's will do it, but it will cost you.... Thats why we do all our own work these days....

One tip for you guys.... Get to know your local hotrodders.... These guys are great to deal with and are usually very helpful... Your in Mandurah right n4t4l1e?... There are a number of Rodders down that way.... You too Skint....There are plenty of rodders south of the river.... Check'em out... If all else fails, call Murray Reynolds (from Cruisin on 31), he'll know who to talk to....




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posted on November 7th, 2007 at 11:45 PM



Cheers for the info Humpty.

I was just going to take the new beetle to see if it is worth spending a bit of cash on or just to keep it as we intended as a short term run around. :smilegrin:




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posted on March 10th, 2008 at 01:27 PM



Ok... I have a dilemma.

Firstly... I have a kombi whom I love and I have no experience in how to do anthing to a body of a car but I am pretty handy. Is there anyone out there willing to trade me giving them a hand on any body work they are currently doing for the knowledge on how to start the renovation on my van? I am desperate... or if you know any hot rodder who is willing to do work or teach?

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posted on March 10th, 2008 at 07:15 PM



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Ok... I have a dilemma.

Firstly... I have a kombi whom I love and I have no experience in how to do anthing to a body of a car but I am pretty handy. Is there anyone out there willing to trade me giving them a hand on any body work they are currently doing for the knowledge on how to start the renovation on my van? I am desperate... or if you know any hot rodder who is willing to do work or teach?

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You could always enroll in a 'night school' auto body workshop class at Carlyle TAFE... Thats what I did years ago and it has save me a bundle!




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posted on March 12th, 2008 at 11:34 AM



Thanks for that heads up
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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 12:22 PM



Hi all

I have just fitted some CB Performance dropped spindles to my 58 Bug. What I didn't realise was that they push the wheels out about 30mm or so. Now when I try to turn corners the wheels rub very badly. I have cut some metal from the insides of the arches but with the same problem still happening.

I don't really want to go into shortened beams so what can I do other than going on a diet? Would changing the tyre size help? Running 165s on stock rims at the moment.

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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 12:59 PM



30mm!?... More like 12mm per side.... To be honest... 165's are way too tall with drop spindles... 135's or 145's will make it fit a good deal better.... It's a matter of course when fitting drop spindles... But I would go with a narrowed adjustable beam too.... A 50mm narrowed beam would make the world of difference...



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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 07:15 PM



Cheers Humpty

30mm was just a guess. I have heard that Nangkang make some 135 or 145 tyres that will fit. Do you know of a local supplier that supplies them. The local tyre place doesn't want to know if you want anything other than the norm.

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PS: Was the 62 a good buy for you guys? I read on NoH20, after the sale, that you where gona break it up. I hope you all got the bits you needed. I'll be breaking a 64 soon if you need any bits.
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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 08:17 PM



Hoodwink knows of a shop in Morley that is a Nangkang agent.... I'd suggest you look for an agent that can supply them...

I don't usually like to wreck cars if I can help it, but the sacrifice needed to be made... The 62 wasn't really worth saving when we got it, and it had some weird bits on it too!!! But the sum of parts have gone to make 4 other cars better...




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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 10:35 PM



OK thanks for the help. Weird bits??? I'll have a look for an agent.

I'm not really into wrecking bugs either but this 62 is too much work for me.

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posted on April 27th, 2009 at 10:49 PM



Yeah... The rear bumper brackets were different, side to side... Early bonnet... But its nice to know that the 62 has saved some very cool cars from an otherwise extended stay in the workshop...



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posted on June 17th, 2009 at 09:30 PM



Hi humpty...I'm chasing a set of front guards and a front boot lid for a 71 beetle new or 2nd hand,was hoping you could point me in some kind of direction. I,m in Kwinarna ...cheers
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posted on June 18th, 2009 at 01:02 AM



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Hi humpty...I'm chasing a set of front guards and a front boot lid for a 71 beetle new or 2nd hand,was hoping you could point me in some kind of direction. I,m in Kwinarna ...cheers


LBug or BJ Beetle?... Either way you prolly could try Bill at Volkswest in Orange Grove. 0428 343 544... Best of luck!




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posted on June 28th, 2009 at 09:36 PM



cheers humpty I managed to pick up another complete 71standard beetle with a better body so I,ll make one outta the two.
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posted on September 29th, 2010 at 12:48 AM



Hey there, Is this info still accurate?
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posted on September 29th, 2010 at 12:58 AM



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Hey there, Is this info still accurate?


What information exactly?.... Billy is still trading, though finding bits is getting harder... Not a lot of wrecking going on... What do you need to know?




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posted on October 1st, 2010 at 10:46 PM



Just wondering if you're still here and still willing to help since the last post was over a year ago.
I just got my first bug and I really don't know very much about restoration or upkeep besides what it says in my handy Haynes manual that came with the dub.
It feels a bit like I'm in a void as I keep seeing dubs randomly, but don't actually know anyone who owns one. I joined this forum in the hopes some perthians with bugs would mentor me in the Way of the Beetle. :smilegrin:
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posted on October 2nd, 2010 at 01:26 AM



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