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Old 06-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #581
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Porsche tombstones still look great in a Bug, or back in the '90s there were a lot of Recaro seats recovered in period materials that looked pretty good...
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Porsche tombstones still look great in a Bug, or back in the '90s there were a lot of Recaro seats recovered in period materials that looked pretty good...
These Skyline R32 seats have a profile that fits in well with the original Beetle interior. Probably gonna keep the headrests but now thinking of material options for recovering. I like the modern velour clothe instead of sticking to vinyl in the QLD summer
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So to gain more access to the front for wheel alignment I decided to start the wee beast up and turn her around in the drive. She drives quite well tho I did have to florr the poor girl to reverse her up a 30degree incline back under the house.

First time she has been on all fours and driven in over 10 yrs. Few more bits to sort out and then give her a quick spin round the block before getting an unregistered permit to drive her to my current place of residence. WIN
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Default Finally in the great outdoors!!!!

So a few pics to show my old girl finally outdoors and about to be driven round the block.





So apart from a slight odd sound when turning right she drove pretty well and so I have obtained an unregistered vehicle permit so I can drive her back from storage to my place.

Probably gonna start a new thread with my continuing work on the interior and EJ22 tinkering as I make her a more pleasant environment on the inside. Outside is gonna stay Rat until I've managed to piss the V8 UTE boys off at the traffic lights with the EJ22
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So, yesterday I managed to drive the old girl from storage under the grandfolks house to my current place. Had the unregistered permit all sorted and even tho the weather decided to be totally shite off I went

Had a small incident where the passenger rear wheel made a break for freedom at low speeds because numpty here tightened all suspension bolts bar the frickin wheel nuts

Anyhow, after then waiting until the now rush hour traffic died down we now have this view in the driveway



So I shall now start a new thread as I start on the interior and other bits and bobs to have the road worthy certificate test done on her. Few things came up during the drive so need to address them but all in all quite happy that she made it here under her own steam
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thanks for that will try and remember but i am getting on a bit now. love the beetle and the back drop. cheers
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thanks for that will try and remember but i am getting on a bit now. love the beetle and the back drop. cheers
No worries dude. Age isn't an obstacle, just keep learning new things to keep the brainbox firing
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