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JO'S '69 KARMANN CAB BUG

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Topic: JO'S '69 KARMANN CAB BUG
Posted By: dubdoll
Subject: JO'S '69 KARMANN CAB BUG
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 8:45pm
JO'S '69 KARMANN CAB BUG

Today has been a Milestone - for many years I've wanted a beetle cabriolet and upon meeting Beetledave on Saturday a chance conversation mentioned that he was selling a Karmann Cab Beetle.

So without hesitation - I went to view it the very next day.

And I'm pleased to say that today is the day that I now own a Karmann Beetle Cabriolet

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Thanks again Dave - I'm over the moon

Jo



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Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 9:50pm
Just in time for convertable car weather Remember the rules, if the rain is off the roof goes down.

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Posted By: rodntod
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 10:04pm
Well done Jo,happy motoring. Thumbs Up

PS . is that Ronan Keating's brother with you in the pic LOL

Ed


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"may the fweem be with you" eddie wan kenobi


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 10:09pm
Sorry this was meant to be posted in Restos and repairs
Can anyone move it for me please?

P.S - I was star struck ED lol


Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 10:16pm
Moved.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 10:23pm
Originally posted by Dave Campbell

Moved.


Cheers Dave i'm all new to this











Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 12 November 2015 at 10:35pm
Nice Bug - Dave(Ronan's bro) is the Man

If you decide to break it - I'll have the chassis- wheels suspension, engine, gearbox .........

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 15 November 2015 at 4:13pm
Hood down pics

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:)


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:15pm
Took my Mum out in the Cab
She is a big Vdub fan

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:17pm
Also fitted a fire extinguisher and a crook lock

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Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:23pm
If I am thinking straight and this is the Bug I think it is then here she is in 1999 before the long bonnet, sloping wings and blade bumpers were fitted.

https://flic.kr/p/qMXY14" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/qMXY14" rel="nofollow - Kyle rod and custom show 1999 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/route9autos/" rel="nofollow - Dave Campbell , on Flickr

I might have a picture somewhere showing the number plate but not sure and this was in the days of 35mm film photography so would need to dig the box of prints out.

Dave.


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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by Dave Campbell

If I am thinking straight and this is the Bug I think it is then here she is in 1999 before the long bonnet, sloping wings and blade bumpers were fitted.

https://flic.kr/p/qMXY14" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/qMXY14" rel="nofollow - Kyle rod and custom show 1999 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/route9autos/" rel="nofollow - Dave Campbell , on Flickr

I might have a picture somewhere showing the number plate but not sure and this was in the days of 35mm film photography so would need to dig the box of prints out.

Dave.


Yeah

Si said it's Kammi's(Gary) old Cab before Dave bought it :)


Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:45pm
That's the one in the pic then. 

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 28 November 2015 at 7:32pm
Sittin drinkin red wine in the cab bug in the garage. Hood down on a Thursday school Nite wi no chauffeur :)

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Chauffeurs apply please :)

Bug at Dever for a check over and test drive

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Posted By: gryan39
Date Posted: 28 November 2015 at 7:34pm
That's the life lol


Posted By: Camperboy69
Date Posted: 29 November 2015 at 6:59pm
Well impressed with the garage pictures....we're not worthy,

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 03 December 2015 at 1:35pm
Great wee night in the garage drinking wine to toast my new girl, can't wait to drive her in the summer with the hood down....perfect


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 26 December 2015 at 8:18pm
Took the Cab out for a Christmas eve run for a tea and cake in EK

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Si took the Cab to Coatbridge on Christmas day - Happy Christmas Volksfolk

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Alfie guarding the Cab

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Posted By: gryan39
Date Posted: 27 December 2015 at 1:19am
Coatbridge? I never seen ya.
👍


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 27 December 2015 at 1:41am
Originally posted by gryan39

Coatbridge? I never seen ya.
👍


Townhead

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Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 13 January 2016 at 6:53pm
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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 14 January 2016 at 11:01pm
The strip down for a rebuild started tonight.

Interior removed.

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Interior will be getting retrimmed white.


Posted By: Bizman
Date Posted: 03 February 2016 at 6:31pm
I think you should take roof off and rent it out as a mobile skip..... only kidding.....

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Really! No rust at all?


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 07 February 2016 at 10:36pm
Onto the Bodywork

Rear fog, bumper and bumper irons with mudguards and brackets removed

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 07 February 2016 at 10:42pm
Front Bumper Headlights and bumper brackets removed

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 08 February 2016 at 10:30pm
More Cab work tonight - all wings off now.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 14 February 2016 at 10:12am
More progress - stripping the Cab.

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Vdub yard

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 20 February 2016 at 12:44pm
Driver's door removal to repair the Lower A pillar

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Inner strengthening panels

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Awesome strong A pillar repair from Hooky's

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Play in top hinge

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Top Bolts came out easy - bottom bolts needed drilling out :(

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Door off - pillar base is rough

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 21 February 2016 at 11:38pm
Sanding engine lid and rebuilding the headlights with the help of Cobra Beer

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Pro spot weld drill bits for resto

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 26 March 2016 at 4:24pm
Bonnet lip is rotten.

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wing dent repair and new wing primed

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Posted By: gryan39
Date Posted: 26 March 2016 at 4:36pm
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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 01 April 2016 at 6:06pm
Bug has a removable rear Valance - so took it back to bare metal for painting - found a wee hole that we'll weld up.

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Now in temp primer before welding.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 09 April 2016 at 8:45am
Yesterday I restored my blue dot rear light lenses.

From this -

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Taken apart -

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To this -

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Quite happy with the results


Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 09 April 2016 at 12:36pm

Looking good we will need to meet up sometime.


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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 10 April 2016 at 9:20am
Once my bug is finished we will defo all go cruising round EK


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 10 April 2016 at 10:00pm
Major surgery on the Cab today.
A pillar replacement on the passenger side.
Measure 5 times then chop it out.

Using the amazing Hookys pillar repairs and the A pillar hookys door alignment tool - recommended by Ed.

Got the 950mm gap at top and bottom of A to B posts, refitted the door to test and it shuts perfect

Cut out and sat in place

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Awesome alignment tool in use

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Spot welded in place

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Door aligns well

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Seam welded

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Temp primed

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Posted By: rodntod
Date Posted: 10 April 2016 at 10:10pm
Nice one Si,one side taken care of and door is hanging much nicer now Thumbs Up

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"may the fweem be with you" eddie wan kenobi


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 10 April 2016 at 10:16pm
Originally posted by rodntod

Nice one Si,one side taken care of and door is hanging much nicer now Thumbs Up



Cheers Ed - thanks for all guidance mate.

Still going to do bottom quarter repairs - so Should be able to get the bottom door and quarter straight line.

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 10 April 2016 at 10:43pm

Nice work great updates on the progress.

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"Everything starts with a dream"


Posted By: Bizman
Date Posted: 13 April 2016 at 6:01pm
Good job , who did it? :)

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Really! No rust at all?


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 13 April 2016 at 6:52pm
Tons more work - panel sanding, welding in strengthening panels for near side door pillar, Weld repairing rear valance.

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Welds ground down

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Panel clamped in

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Refitting door to check shut

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Bonnet and engine lid all sanded ready to prime

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Valance repair

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A lot of finishing work to do still.

Next up is quarter panel repair -

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 14 April 2016 at 10:59pm
Beetle panels have taken over the spare room - all awaiting paint,

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Aerial removed

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Working on the door gap and alignment

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Bare metalled the quarter panel - some dents and dodgy repairs revealed

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Trimming and measurements

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Spare wheel well prep for paint

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Posted By: gryan39
Date Posted: 14 April 2016 at 11:23pm
Great work. 👍


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 17 April 2016 at 11:52am
Quarter panel bottom cut out - glad we did as it was rotten!!

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Offered up for door alignment

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Spot welded in place

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Seam welded

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Alignment still ok

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Repair Panel isn't the best quality but some finishing work will fix it - and at least it's now solid again.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 20 April 2016 at 8:55pm
Tons more work.

Passenger side prep work - quarter panel straightened out and solid.

Passenger door stress cracks welded up,

painted the wheels silver.

Fully rebuilt Running boards with new covers and early wide trim.

Dash all sanded and almost all full outer body.

Rear Valance straightened out and primed.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 20 April 2016 at 9:04pm
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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 22 April 2016 at 10:59pm
Stud extraction on hood retainer bracket snapped bolt - used heat, an extractor kit and a tap tool to clean thread.

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More work on passenger side

Channel front support welds ground down

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Door welding ground down and shaped - ready for finishing work

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Body prep

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Door refit for final checks - will be removed for painting

Passenger side now solid

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 24 April 2016 at 11:10pm
My Dad Mike - who is a time served air cooled VW Panel Beater getting his hands dirty on the Cab build.

Using his dolly that he's had since 14 years of age - he's now 84!!

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I'm very proud of him


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 24 April 2016 at 11:24pm
More Sunday cab work

Filling and straightening.

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Rear wheel off to take for puncture repair

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IRS Rear suspension

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Temp inflated wheel

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Moved cab over to left hand side of garage

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Onto driver side door pillar replacement

Bare metalled

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Posted By: Rado B
Date Posted: 25 April 2016 at 12:12am
That's incredible work
Bobby

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Smokin'


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 26 April 2016 at 5:32am
Marked out strengthener panel ready to drill spot welds and cut

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Sanding passenger door down

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pillar sat in place

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Baja in the queue for surgery

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Alignment tool bolted on

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Smooth door

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pillar spot welded in place

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Door temp fitted to check alignment and gaps

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 26 April 2016 at 11:45pm
Driver side quarter panel replacement

Door alignment decent

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Moved onto quarter panel

Started to bare metal it - to find filler and bodged repairs!
filler really thick at bottom revealing a perforated lower section of the panel.
That'll explain the rust

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Marked out the new quarter for drilling and cutting

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Cut all the rot out

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Offered up panel

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Final trimming

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Drilled top of panel

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Spot welded in place

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 28 April 2016 at 11:38pm
Welds ground down

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Red oxide primed

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Door gap still decent

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First skim of filler

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Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 29 April 2016 at 11:44am
Always fun when you can measure filler depth by the foot :-). Keep up the good work. 

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 01 May 2016 at 9:10am
A pillar welded and ground flat

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Small stress crack in off side quarter top welded and ground down

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strengthener panel tack welded in

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Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 01 May 2016 at 10:46pm
More weekend bug work

Small plate welded in inner wing bottom

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Inner strengthening panel welded up and ground flat

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Outer side of strengthener welded up

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Temp primed

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Buffed back the crack on the top of the off side front quarter - to find a non existent panel join - just a gaping hole full of filler!!!

So welded it up, ground smooth and temp primed it

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 02 May 2016 at 8:12am

Its a lot of work but when its all done at least you will know whats under the paint.



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"Everything starts with a dream"


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 04 May 2016 at 6:17pm
Tons more work on the Cab

Filling shaping sanding

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Cab up in the Air for painting - wheels removed for white wall fitting

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Back to filling and more sanding

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Sat the white wall wheel trim centre and the hubcap on - happy with how they look

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 04 May 2016 at 6:25pm
Very nice


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 05 May 2016 at 11:59pm
More body prep

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 08 May 2016 at 11:00pm
Sunday bug surgery.

More filling and straightening

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Temp primed

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Passenger side finished.

Onto the doors

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Also removed the track rod ends the quick way for renewal.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 10 May 2016 at 10:29pm
Final prep getting ready for paint

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Some door work

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Shell ready - masking for paint

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Baja looking on in jealousy

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 7:12pm
Painting day - Stonechip under arches

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Priming

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Painted in 2pak L87 VW Perlweiss white

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Posted By: gambit_67
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 7:50pm
Top notch work, who painted it? My old 67 bug was L87 too

Frank


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 8:01pm
Originally posted by gambit_67

Top notch work, who painted it? My old 67 bug was L87 too

Frank


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Posted By: gambit_67
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 8:52pm
Well done Si, nice finish and great work

Frank


Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 9:53pm
Originally posted by gambit_67

Well done Si, nice finish and great work

Frank


Cheers mate.
It's not the worst - just got doors, bonnet, engine lid and wings to paint now.

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 10:19pm

Looking great Si nice paint.


Posted By: rodntod
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 11:09pm
 Will be back on the road in no time ,well done Si and Jo.

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Posted By: 1967_vw
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 11:22pm
Well done. A lot if work in a short space of time. Looking great.

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 12 May 2016 at 8:35am
Thanks for the comments.

Cab is doing it's first wedding in 3 weeks so it must be finished


Posted By: McRod
Date Posted: 12 May 2016 at 1:06pm
Great work so far guys. Keep it up.

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1969 1300 Beetle
1970 Early Bay Window Devon
1974 Westfalia Continental
1989 T25 Panel
2012 T5 Twin Slider Kombi.


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 14 May 2016 at 12:17pm
Priced cabrio carpet set - fainted, then decided to go to the local capet shop.

Got all the carpet I need for £10!!!

So on with the cutting...

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Engine service time

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Wheels are finished

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Posted By: rodntod
Date Posted: 14 May 2016 at 12:28pm
Wheels look mint,love the whitewalls Thumbs Up

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Posted By: beetlesi
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 6:43am
Chrome trim fitting

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Ivory steering wheel

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Day moulding wings

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Posted By: gambit_67
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 6:55am
Blasting through it Si, keep up the good work


Posted By: gryan39
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 7:47am
Impressed 👍   


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 11:51pm
Today's progress,

Engine oil change, oil filter and gaskets, all new pushrod tubes and O rings.

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Track rod ends x4 replaced - with the help of Stephen from EK and Biz.
Cheers Guys.

Car is moveable again - so getting a tow home for more finishing work.

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White walls fitted

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Posted By: 93fxdl
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 4:35pm
Really impressive amount and level of work going on, with the colour choice, will it be getting any herbie touches?
Ttfn glenn

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 6:01pm

How nice does that look it will be stunning when finished, it was good to catch up with you both yesterday.

Stephen 


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 17 May 2016 at 11:30pm
My awesome dad helped me fit the New windscreen and rubber.

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Onto the New front wheel bearings

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Front done.
So onto the New Rear Wheel Bearings

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 18 May 2016 at 11:21pm
TMI have let me down big time.

For my New seat covers I was promised 8-10 weeks through VW Heritage.

I have received the New Door cards after phoning constantly - but it's now 16 weeks and Heritage don't know the whereabouts or if they have been finished!

The Cab is doing a wedding in under 2 weeks, so I've had to borrow Si's New seats and make a cover for the cab seats.

To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

Anyone thinking of using VW Heritage for TMI seat covers - I would urge them to find an alternative.



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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 8:29pm
Final door prep

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Rear bearings all replaced

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Homemade carpets all fitted.
Cost a tenner -turned out nice and cozy
Happy with it

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Fitted my new white basket

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 8:42am
Painting the panels

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Fitting the panels

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White wing beading

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Running boards and wheel trims and hubcaps fitted

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MOT Time...............PASSED!!!!!
Woohoo.
Many thanks to the guys at GARTCOSH MOTORS
Great friendly service.

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Erin me and the cab

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Got Biz

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Cab at Volksfling with Aerobatic Erin

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Car is available for wedding hire - so get in touch if interested.

Cheers Volksfolks.


Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 9:59am

Looks awesome it was great to see it at Volksfling, hats of to you both for all the hard work.


Posted By: 1967_vw
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 12:49pm
Looking great. Congratulations on the amount of work you've done in a short time. Clap

Best of luck with the wedding bookings. You'll be hoping for some more local ones than Cambridge!

Kev.


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Posted By: MarkMJM
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 12:54pm
Saw this as I was leaving yesterday, looks great, a job well done


Posted By: Bizman
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 2:38pm
Great job Si n Jo , Biggar was cool too

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 29 May 2016 at 5:37pm
Eddie with the Cab

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The 2 pauls with the cab

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 30 May 2016 at 11:22pm
Cheers Beetledave for the adjustable pushrod tubes.

Spring loaded new ones were leaky rubbish.

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Leak has stopped......almost lol

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And After

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Nice pic taken by Stu at Volksfling

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Posted By: 93fxdl
Date Posted: 31 May 2016 at 7:23am
A word of warning, make sure your insurance covers you for wedding hire, it seems the plod have had fun with people doing weddings and proms, as they had "private" insurance which specifically excludes hire and reward.
Car looks good and the weather is certainly cabrio style,
Ttfn Glenn

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Posted By: McRod
Date Posted: 31 May 2016 at 7:40am
Looks great.

Well done guys.



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1969 1300 Beetle
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1974 Westfalia Continental
1989 T25 Panel
2012 T5 Twin Slider Kombi.


Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 31 May 2016 at 5:07pm
I thought you did your first wedding job on Sunday? Surely this is you with the happy couple in the back Tongue

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Gar looked great, good work guysThumbs Up


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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 08 June 2016 at 8:55pm
So last Tue we set off for Cambridge in the Cab.

Packed lunch, spare tools and plenty of spares and oil.

With regular stops and oil checks the old girl cruised effortlessly all the way.

We drove out of sunshine and into the rain though.

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The Wed morning we fitted the ribbons.

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And drove round to my cousin Angie's to find he also had a loan of a brand new Lambo as other wedding car!!

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The wedding day for Angie and Paul

Both cars ribboned

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Angie in the cab

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The gorgeous happy couple

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Wedding was lovely,
Cab done me proud.

Then we got sunshine for the road home - perfect.

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Posted By: Scottish Motorsport
Date Posted: 09 June 2016 at 7:57am
The car is looking awesome great weather for the roof down.


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 09 June 2016 at 11:33am
The road trip back up took 8 hours but it was amazing we could have just kept driving...x


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 09 June 2016 at 11:34am
Originally posted by Dave Campbell

I thought you did your first wedding job on Sunday? Surely this is you with the happy couple in the back Tongue


They do make a lovely couple LOLLOLLOL
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Gar looked great, good work guysThumbs Up


Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 1:03pm
Si being chauffeur for the day


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Posted By: Dave Campbell
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 2:12pm
Thats the Parker and Lady Penelope costumes sorted for Halloween then? Tongue

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Posted By: dubdoll
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 2:50pm
Haha we pull it off so well 😁😁



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