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Old 29-04-2009, 09:57 AM   #61
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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.
Cool. Nice to have someone from across the ditch keeping an eye on me
I'm afraid tho that after today at Centrelink, dole office for those in UK, I will have zero cash to spend on the bug until I get a job. The reason being that due to actually having savings for a house deposit I have to use said savings for the next 2 months before I get any help from the government. If I had no savings they'd help straight away. What a load of old balls hey!!!!!
Oh well, lets hope the 2 interviews I went to yesterday bear fruit.

As for the semaphores I may actually put my electronic engineering degree to use and make something. 555 timer, resistors and caps possibly a nand gate and that'll work, oh and some transistors to run the relays. oh, playtime
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Oh well, lets hope the 2 interviews I went to yesterday bear fruit.

As for the semaphores I may actually put my electronic engineering degree to use and make something. 555 timer, resistors and caps possibly a nand gate and that'll work, oh and some transistors to run the relays. oh, playtime
Good luck with the jobs matey

electronic engineering degree, I might have a few questions for you at some point
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electronic engineering degree, I might have a few questions for you at some point
Already had one ask for my references so that is kinda a good sign. We shall see.

As for the electronic questions, fire away!! been over 7 years since I really had to use anything from the degree but sure I can come up with a solution. I think out of 20 years working on cars and such like I have only ever needed professional help once, well not including the shrink

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Cheers dude, As above fingers crossed, oh and I s'pose I should email my references to them
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With funds low but boredom looming I thought I'd start taking the rear suspension apart in preparation for the IRS conversion.
I liked how the bug had been stripped of anything partially valuable like lights but also how they ripped the gearbox out. They oxy/cetaleaned thro the spring plates instead of removing them properly. Will take a piccie of that when camera is charged.

Otherwise thought I would share with you the amount of spot welds they had used on the rear valance including a seam weld.

overkill me thinks

and also a pic of how solid the wing mounting flange is. Well maybe to rub it in a little too


otherwise I so need to job so I can rent the Corgon gas. me plates are all trimmed to size and I've bare metalled some of the edges but otherwise I've been researching for that vented disc conversion for the link pin front. trying to keep meself amused
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Dude, sorry to hear about your employment woes

Cool project, loving the repair panels

I have a pair of weld on, Bug IRS conversion brackets that I won't be using, PM me your address and I'll send them over gratis, and YES, I know your in OZ

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Yours might be more solid, but my inner wings are shinier than yours
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for now matey, for now (maniac laughing ensues )
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