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Old 26-02-2020, 11:14 AM   #51
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The B option looks very similar to early Porsche 911
That looks class! I was wanting to do something like that with Polo but it would need a full respray if the bump strips came off.
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The B option looks very similar to early Porsche 911
You can buy side stripes with Beetle in them like the porsche one.

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I would go B personally
I do like the Formula Vee stripes.

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That looks class! I was wanting to do something like that with Polo but it would need a full respray if the bump strips came off.
I thought the rubber strips were just stuck on. Have they got clips into holes in the panels?

Had a quick play with photoshop. I think the bottom one is winning me over now.
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These arrived this morning so it'd be rude not to see how they fitted. The brackets will need remaking to pull them another 40mm back to tuck them under the bumper better.
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You can buy side stripes with Beetle in them like the porsche one.


I do like the Formula Vee stripes.


I thought the rubber strips were just stuck on. Have they got clips into holes in the panels?

Had a quick play with photoshop. I think the bottom one is winning me over now.
Bottom one. And make up a set for me whilst your at it. In black please!
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You can buy side stripes with Beetle in them like the porsche one.


I do like the Formula Vee stripes.


I thought the rubber strips were just stuck on. Have they got clips into holes in the panels?

Had a quick play with photoshop. I think the bottom one is winning me over now.
Bottom one is superb! Do it. Do it!!!

Yeah the bump strips are stuck on, but the rear quarters were painted years ago and the bodyshops blew in the doors too without removing the bump strip so there will be a big harsh step line of darker paint. In all honesty this never bothered me and doesn't other than the fact that I'd ultimately like to stripe it like you. I also ended up using sikolflex to put on of the rear strips on as it kept coming off
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Bottom one. And make up a set for me whilst your at it. In black please!
Everyone including my missus seems to like the bottom one.
I only got given some white vinyl.

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Bottom one is superb! Do it. Do it!!!

Yeah the bump strips are stuck on, but the rear quarters were painted years ago and the bodyshops blew in the doors too without removing the bump strip so there will be a big harsh step line of darker paint. In all honesty this never bothered me and doesn't other than the fact that I'd ultimately like to stripe it like you. I also ended up using sikolflex to put on of the rear strips on as it kept coming off
Sikoflex sticks like shit to a blanket. I used it to stick a solar panel to out motorhome roof. I tried a bit before hand by glueing a hook to the roof of my inlaws garage and it held by weight with no problems. The rubbing strips are not coming off without removing the paint too.

I've gone with the design with Cartune in the stripe. I cut the letters and stripes out last night.
Just need to give the panels a wipe down with some panel wipe to remove any waxes or polish and set the heater going to warm the metal up before i stick them on.

Looks like quite a few other cars used the same kind of stripes.
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CAD (cardboard aided design) used to make a template for the fog light brackets. Just need to find some steel to make them from as bodywork thickness is a little thin and all the rest of the steel i have is 2-3mm thick.
New bracket will tuck the lights 35mm further back and 5mm higher up.
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I've gone with the design with Cartune in the stripe. I cut the letters and stripes out last night.
Just need to give the panels a wipe down with some panel wipe to remove any waxes or polish and set the heater going to warm the metal up before i stick them on.

Looks like quite a few other cars used the same kind of stripes.
The MINI 1275GT wqas the one I was thinking of
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The MINI 1275GT wqas the one I was thinking of
I can't remember the last time i even saw a 1275gt with the side stripes.

Managed to get the brackets for the fog lights made today and gave them a quick coat of paint.
Been trying to find a couple of lengths of cable long enough to reach from the relay behind the dash to the lights. I've a huge box of coiled cabled but couldn't find one long enough for the passengers side as the cable needs to run around the back of the tank and down the side.
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Got the fog lights bolted on this afternoon before the newest storm hit and the temperature dropped 5C.
Just the wiring to sort now.
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