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Old 31-07-2019, 11:20 AM   #81
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Very cool! Great effort!
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After multiple 'breakdowns' en route due to blowing through about 10 fuses (things kept stopping working....blower, brake lights, wipers etc) I was quite chuffed to find the offending short and actually make it to Bugjam33, always an adventure to the pod!!
So stuck it in show and shine, I figured I wouldn't have anything else to do on a day forecast just rain rain. Never expected to win and I didn't, but entertained me for an hour or so. Did feel a bit daft parking next to propper show cars but so what, rain helped cover the bad paint anyway
Looked good to me
and the satisfaction of saying it's all your work is worth far more than paying someone else to do it !
I far prefer the built not bought displays because it reminds me of the early shows
Fair play fella
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Phew that was a long day! Getting it to sit central and level was bit of a nightmare! Like a stock bug exhaust it's all attached to the engine so in theory should move with it, hopefully not up in the air more than 12mm.

Thanks dad for your help with this one, as always a star!
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Old 31-12-2019, 11:57 AM   #84
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I've started a new YouTube series on the work done converting my bug to subaru. I'm very boring sorry! But if your remotely interested there maybe info tips or ideas you get from watching them that will help your own builds or be improved upon.
I'll put links below as make new ones. Oh and I hate channels that beg but a like and especially subscribe would really help me out till I get to 1000.

#01 Drive and walk around
https://youtu.be/_HlmegTDu_4

#02 Engine & Gearbox
https://youtu.be/8ej5gkCcUjg

#03 Wind & Wat-er
https://youtu.be/h1tJySaMgvo

#04 Exhaust
https://youtu.be/rb26MmClF3M

#05 Talbot Horizon Front Brake Calipers
https://youtu.be/R_gKYEnNoyc

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That exhaust is quality, started watching your videos too

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No #05 added

#01 Drive and walk around


#02 Engine & Gearbox


#03 Wind & Wat-er


#04 Exhaust


#05 Talbot Horizon Front Brake Calipers


Thanks

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Old 03-02-2020, 05:15 PM   #87
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#06 Red Light Amber Light Green Light


VW Beetle lighting trick for all red lenses on the UK

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It's not really BEEFCAKE related but I didn't know where to add this where people would find useful and I wouldn't be looking like a total spammer! So I put it on my own build thread for now

...... this week I've been playing with citric acid and rusty car parts. I heard it can be used for stripping rust so wanted to give it a try following an electrolysis experiment fail a few months ago. Here's the vid if you wanna see how it went


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