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Old 21-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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So a recap of where I'd got too before reaching 500+ posts on my original thread.

Where she began in a farmers field in Victoria, Oz.



How she sits now in me driveway.

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Old 21-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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And here's what you have to do to get non 1200 exhausts and rear tinware to fit properly.





Hopefully you can see in the exhaust pictures the welds I made to shorten the muffler and align the peashooters. Wasn't happy as the guy who sold it said it was for a 1200 and so I paid 1200 money for a 1300/1600 exhaust. Bastard!!!!

The tinware was a ballache but easier than trying to source a correct 1200 item over here.

Also, not happy with the TRW brand new steering box as even after adjusting there is play and yet it's now a bit notchy around the centre point. And that was $300 of box

Ah well, trying to find sound deadener for the floor at present whilst also correcting the door gaps. Passenger needs the hinges drilling off and new ones putting on if I can't straighten them, tho they grind a fair bit from being bent so may just get new ones
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Is it just me or do new expensive parts suck balls? New $300 TRW steering box that even after adjusting has 10-15mm steering wheel play on the right steering yet no play in the left steering side of dead centre. What a load of balls

On the plus side I have 3.46sq metres of RAAMmat sound deadener to go in once I've washed the floors down.
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Hey, Look what turned up today



Yup, 3.46sq metres of RAAMmat sound deadener. So over the next few days I shall bore everyone with yet another floorpan being cleaned and covered in sound deadener.

Nah, go on. You know you all love some floorpan porn
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So sprayed up around the rear side window and the door cards to check the look of the interior colour scheme.




One with flash and one without. What do people think?

Blue is just a generic dark blue enamel that should close-ish match a blue for the current VW range of colours
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Managed to get a bit closer to re-painting the floorpan ready for the sound deadener.

Here we are sanded ready for the first coat.



And been figuring out the passenger door hinges. Had bent the door skin nicely, pushed the upper inner strengthener backwards and fully buggered the hinges. Oh and started to rip 3 of the upper rivets thru the door skin.





Drivers door needs OS hinge pins as got an 8mm drop from the 0.5mm pin wear.

Glad to be getting something done tho as no job and low cash flow makes it hard going. Plus I find Brisbane such a boring little town and yearn for the better social aspect of the UK.
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Yes welcome back. And yes Love the interior .
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