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Old 19-04-2009, 01:47 AM   #51
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I have been watching your thread like a hawk
Your panel fabrication is genius, you have done some seriously good work.
I like your little removal of original metal policy
Can't wait till you start welding all this in, going to be an amazing finished product.
Keep it up!
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Old 19-04-2009, 03:41 AM   #52
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I have been watching your thread like a hawk
Your panel fabrication is genius, you have done some seriously good work.
I like your little removal of original metal policy
Can't wait till you start welding all this in, going to be an amazing finished product.
Keep it up!
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YAY!!! Thanks dude. As Gaza said during his bay resto, if it hadn't been for peoples support thro the forum then he may well have given up. Renews ones enthusiasm in that which we love.

Glad you like the panels. Good thing I was able to make em before my job was terminated. I no longer have access to the bending press
Two reasons for only removing what was necessary. 1, why stick a whole new panel in when only part of it is rusty and 2, my finances are tight and I couldn't justify the expense but mainly I didn't see the need.
Right, now where's that darned gas bottle??
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Old 19-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #53
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I know exactly what you mean!
Alot of the time I can never be bothered to go and do it until someone keeps nagging me
Ah hope you find a new job soon
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YAY!!! Thanks dude. As Gaza said during his bay resto, if it hadn't been for peoples support thro the forum then he may well have given up. Renews ones enthusiasm in that which we love.
I doubt I would have kept going through some of the really hard parts of my bug if it wasn't for the support from people on here, it really helps... lots

It does sometimes feel as if you are talking to yourself when you do these threads but there are plenty of people watching, I've had a fair few of late who say stuff like "been watching this from the start" etc.

Got the gas bottle yet??
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Old 25-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #55
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I know exactly what you mean!
Alot of the time I can never be bothered to go and do it until someone keeps nagging me
Ah hope you find a new job soon
Good thinking Batman
Well here's a quick nag for you, nag nag nag nag nag nag nag, now go fix your VW
Few interviews on tuesday so fingers crossed.
and gas should be along soonish, i hope, now where are those baked beans?

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I doubt I would have kept going through some of the really hard parts of my bug if it wasn't for the support from people on here, it really helps... lots

It does sometimes feel as if you are talking to yourself when you do these threads but there are plenty of people watching, I've had a fair few of late who say stuff like "been watching this from the start" etc.

Got the gas bottle yet??
Dude and you repaired sooooooo much of your bug compared with mine. It is nice knowing that people are taking an interest in what you are doing

as for the gas, well a mate from old job has a bottle I can use but just trying to find out if it's pure argon or argon/CO2 mix. Don't think I can use the pure argon as thats meant for stainless. If not I may just rent one for the weekend. You can't get an owned bottle filled over here due to all the legal crap yet I doubt the companies that rent the bottles check them as often as they should. Anyhow, I'm just trimming the large plate for the passengers and then need to practice welding, without the gas will be ok for practice, so in a few weeks I should have them in
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Old 25-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #56
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nice project dude, is that all that is like rotted? that's unfair! u cut more metal out than i had in my car to start with!!!!
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nice project dude, is that all that is like rotted? that's unfair! u cut more metal out than i had in my car to start with!!!!
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Thanks matey!! there's a bit of rust where the heater pipes enter the channels and maybe a bit up front in the end of the channels and kick panels but otherwise I'm afraid not. The joys of Australia I'm sorry to say
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Nice car, dude. Lucky to find a nice early RHD in such decent original shape
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Nice car, dude. Lucky to find a nice early RHD in such decent original shape
Thanks matey it depends where the bug has spent most its life over here. They never rust quite as bad as the UK but some places are better than others. Northern Victoria and South Australia are good places to find em.
mine appears to have a 67 pan but with link pin front. The body is all 59 but with later lights added for being road legal. Just goota figure a way to get the semaphores to work with normal indicators.
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Nice resto dude. Will look sweet once its roling. I'm just across the ditch and will keep an eye on this thread to make sure you're not slacking. Just looking for a resto project for myself but there few and far between here. Most have been shipped overseas already

If you need semaphores to work with stock indicators talk to vwjim on the ssvc forum. Heres a limk to how he did it to his bus and I think he sells the control unit.
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