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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie or should that be oldie ?
« Last Post by OrangePeel on Today at 01:00:49 AM »
Welcome, take plenty of pics!
Thanks Keith , i will , better find out how to post them first though  ;D
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie or should that be oldie ?
« Last Post by OrangePeel on Today at 12:57:22 AM »
Hi Neil,

Did you find a LWB body, if not give me a shout and we can knock you up a brand new FF LWB if you are interested
Thanks Roadrunner , I managed to get a sidewinder project ,lots of decisions to make  ;D Thanks for the offer the FFs are great buggies  ;-)up
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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Volksworld - 24/25 March 2018 - Sandown Park
« Last Post by Big GP on February 17, 2018, 01:34:52 AM »
If anyone wants to show there buggy at the show let me know
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Members Buggies / Re: Shaggy's Californian buggy
« Last Post by Shaggy on February 16, 2018, 10:46:21 PM »
Canít believe I never got an update done on here....

Well today I finally got round to working on the buggy after itís winter lay up.
Battery was flat as my solar charger packed up. So battery out and on charge.

Jacked up and got a fresh coat of underseal applied to the floor.

Removed all the plugs and cleaned them up. All good and no soot or oil deposits. Refitted them and removed the coil lead from the dizzy. Reconnected the battery. Then cranked it over to get oil round the engine.
Refitted the coil lead and turned the key...... first hit and she fired up and ticked over without a touch of the loud pedal.
While it was running I gave the engine the once over to check all is well.
No oil leaks anywhere, great news.
Whatís that smell??????


Ah crap.....my injector seals have failed on two of them. Fuel is leaking every where.

Bugger it..... turn of the engine and start wiping up the fuel.

Found my refurbed injectors and new seals.....bugger no fuel pipe or clips.

Ah well perhaps Iíll get it all done tomorrow.
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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Dubfreeze
« Last Post by Dave DND on February 16, 2018, 07:13:59 PM »
Can`t make this one - but hope to catch up with you all at the NEC next month   ;-)up
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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Dubfreeze
« Last Post by Shaggy on February 16, 2018, 06:05:45 PM »
Great. Any one else 😎
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Members Buggies / Re: emptied the wallet today and got a GP flinstone swb
« Last Post by snoopy on February 16, 2018, 04:35:38 PM »
It amazes me how someone can get a 3/4 inch wide nut onto a left hand thread then do it up that far it must have been a slightly larger non metric thread that just about gripped. A shame as it has all new king and link pins fitted so I will use the carrier and source a stub and nuts.
As you say Peter a good reason to have an mot on your car because the insurance company would refuse to pay up with a get out opportunity like that.
 
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Members Buggies / Re: emptied the wallet today and got a GP flinstone swb
« Last Post by Peter on February 16, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »
My God!.........................

Looking at the stub axle thread, I can't be sure but it does suggest in the lower
side at the inner end that it was indeed a left hand thread... It's completely shot now though.

And forgive me, but this crap is yet another reason the MOT should be mandatory, I know they dont
look at the state of threads in this area but they would definitely see the steering arm... And it really doesn't
matter whether this was done in cyprus or here... It would be found.

What gets me is that someones prepared to do things like this in the first place.... Hey Ho!  :'(

Peter



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VW Parts For Sale / Re: old age sale selling up
« Last Post by buggypete on February 16, 2018, 02:14:50 PM »
nope sold all my wiremags that sort of size all ive got left is a set of 5.5x13 ford pcd.hotrod swapmeet might bring some to light.
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Members Buggies / Re: emptied the wallet today and got a GP flinstone swb
« Last Post by snoopy on February 16, 2018, 01:37:47 PM »
Whilst awaiting the new welding torch to arrive so the chassis can progress I have turned my attention to cleaning up other stuff and checking it over and found a few horrors.  It has all new brakes as I was told but as no fluid was put in the cylinders are solid, however the left stub axle had one thicck nut not two thin ones I am thinking left hand thread so they tighten as you drive not undo but it is 32 years since I did any k & l work so this nut came off as r/h thread.
this was assembled by somebody as good to go


my 57 r/h/d Cyprus beetle donor has a l/h/d front beam fitted converted to r/h but with wide brakes and a dodgy steering damper bracket welded on  the steering arm has been modified for the swap to r/h/d



still best find the faults so it will be safe on the road.


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