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posted on April 17th, 2011 at 05:20 PM



looking good Camo



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posted on April 17th, 2011 at 06:41 PM



Wow this is coming along so nicely! THe wheels look fantastic :)



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YIKES KEV..

LOOKS LIKE THIS MAY BE CAR OF THE YEAR....

VWA Craig take note... ..

You are doing some awesome work there Kev...

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posted on April 18th, 2011 at 08:15 AM



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YIKES KEV..
LOOKS LIKE THIS MAY BE CAR OF THE YEAR....
VWA Craig take note... ..
You are doing some awesome work there Kev...
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Shit Lee, I don't know if I would go that far. But thanks for the vote of confidence :tu:

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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 05:03 AM



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may have missed it. but what seats are those? i read thru all the pages but maybe i overlooked it. and by the way it looks amazing so far
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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 02:27 PM



^^ I'm fairly sure



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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 05:50 PM



69satellite - They are Recaro seats (Toyota Surf) and will have matching rear seat (material only - not shape).

One more photo with air filters and heater tubing.

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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 06:00 PM



its getting close buddy



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question.gif posted on April 20th, 2011 at 06:10 PM



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Did You have any problems fitting the seats in...
I find the high back super bug seats I have only just fit in...

are you going to add sound proofing as i think You need it..
I know its a shame to have to cover some of that excellent paint job...:blush:

I used the PVE yoga mats , two layers over the roof and under the carpet over the engine bay [below the rear window etc..
and it doesn't weigh anything.. its also water proof...

The noise from the engine bay without any firewall padding etc will be extreme...

what oil cooler are You using?
doghouse or external?

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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 08:03 PM



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The noise from the engine bay without any firewall padding etc will be extreme...

cheers

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Noise? You mean music, Lee:lol:

By the way, Kev, that is going to be SOME CAR!:tu::tu::tu:

Cheers, Greg




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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 09:24 PM



Yes Paul, getting close. Pick the fuel tank up tomorrow, so hopefully start it on the weekend :smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin::smilegrin:

Lee, I made frames up that bolt to the Recaro seat and I welded that frame to the original seat runners. When you say yours just fit in, did you mean height or width (just PM if you want). Also I will be putting in sound proofing in the normal places which will be under carpet, roof lining etc - sorry Greg about this music, but I don't wear a helmet when I drive my car like some people :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Greg, you must drop in when down my way next time and have a look.

Thanks all, Kev.




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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 09:42 PM



If you are up for a visit on Saturday let me know i will bring rosie around for you to check out



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posted on April 20th, 2011 at 09:52 PM



kev this is looking seriously awesome. Keep up the good progress and keep posting pics. Your build is massively inspiring.
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posted on April 25th, 2011 at 04:54 PM



Hi Camo,

I don't have the credentials that the other guys here undoubtably have, but I knows what I like when I see it ... and I like what I see here. :D:D:D

You are doing an excellent job, and I am very jealous. The Bug will be just awsome when its done, and I'm guessing we'll see it in the AVW Mag for sure.
And you thought you'd never do it.

Well done, you're an inspiration to us all and I hope you're proud of what you've done.

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Cheers
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Gee Old Timer, I think you may have put me a little to high up the ladder on that quote. But I really appreciate the kind words and also from others on this site.

As with a lot of car makeovers, it was never planned like this at the start. She was going to be redone original colour and even keeping the old 4 wheel drum brakes. I thought I would have it on the road in 6 months maximum and for under $8000 - SHIT, I was wrong on both counts big time (said quietly - as the wife might be listening).

I would be honored to see my car in a magazine, but that still has nothing to do with my build process. All I'm trying to do is build a nice street car that I will be proud of.

I don't think I will make the Nationals as there are so many small jobs still to do that take a lot of time and care. But I wont count it out, even if I take it there near finished on a trailer.

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posted on April 25th, 2011 at 05:45 PM



VERY nice !:yes:



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posted on April 25th, 2011 at 06:02 PM



Kev,

Don't do yourself an injustice as someone who has seen the car it is going to be a brilliant example of a Hot VW. I am only waiting for you to finish it so I can do a photo shoot and article for VWMA (if you agree)




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posted on April 26th, 2011 at 01:11 PM



Hey Keven,

:lol: AGREE :lol: AGREE :lol: AGREE :lol:

Keep at it.

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P.S. I meant what I said, very inspirational. ;)




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posted on April 26th, 2011 at 08:39 PM



Nice street car you would be proud of, that could be the understatement of the year. This is looking like a $h!t hot street car that any of us would be proud of.

I'm sure I won't be alone wanting to see this in the flesh at the nationals.

Keep up the good work kev!

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Gee Old Timer, I think you may have put me a little to high up the ladder on that quote. But I really appreciate the kind words and also from others on this site.

As with a lot of car makeovers, it was never planned like this at the start. She was going to be redone original colour and even keeping the old 4 wheel drum brakes. I thought I would have it on the road in 6 months maximum and for under $8000 - SHIT, I was wrong on both counts big time (said quietly - as the wife might be listening).

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I don't think I will make the Nationals as there are so many small jobs still to do that take a lot of time and care. But I wont count it out, even if I take it there near finished on a trailer.

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posted on May 2nd, 2011 at 03:38 PM



I cant see any gear box strapping around the bell housing or a berg front gear box mount?????
if they are cheap red mounts they wont last long.:fakesniff:
you didn't use one of those red cheap rubber coupling on the steering did you?????




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posted on May 2nd, 2011 at 03:44 PM



Hi Ian,

replaced the red mounts with heavy duty originals and also same with steering coupling, wasn't worth taking a chance.

Also have a mid mount but will put that on when I can drive the car onto a hoist.

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posted on May 2nd, 2011 at 03:57 PM



good :blush:



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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 03:16 PM



I'm very excited and even got some movement downstairs today.

No not me, the car downstairs in the garage :lol::lol:

I moved the car under it's own power today for the first time in 3 years, I'm excited. I have steep driveway, so I'm glad the brakes worked and it had enough power to get back up the driveway.

Couple of outdoor photos for proof and a little video of the engine running.

Just changed the video to a youtube link, it may take a little while before you can see it now (hopefully not).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY48pcpsShM


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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 03:26 PM



Sounds nice!

Leave the muffler off :tu:




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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 03:32 PM



Kev

Have u bolted on the guards to see how the wheels fit?
The car looks great when is it off to Rods for the interior?




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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 06:00 PM



:tu: congrats........yes it's an exciting moment, i remember firing all the cars i have built or repaired over the years vividly.

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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 06:10 PM



It breaths! Good job kev, lookin real good.
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posted on May 3rd, 2011 at 08:57 PM



Orgasmic.



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posted on May 4th, 2011 at 09:24 AM



Hi Kev
Cant wait to get back and hear it!
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posted on May 4th, 2011 at 09:28 AM



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