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Old 22-05-2009, 02:16 PM   #81
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IRS brackets should be in the post by Monday
Thanks matey. I think I got the sacked at just the right time cos there is bugger all out there now. government job too so should be fairly safe

Thanks for the brackets again Think I may seperate the pan and body this weekend for easier access to the rear torsion tube. Tho I may need to purchase a Dremel for cutting those framehorns. Well, once I start getting paid again which will probably be the end of next month, fingers crossed.
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Well I reckon reading your thread has rubbed some of your luck on to me. I got offered a Govt job yesterday so a nice 2 years contract starting next month
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Thank you kindly sir!! Should be funny seeing how long it takes them to sort their paperwork out before I actually start

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Sweet!!! Well glad I could be of some use and hope all goes well for you. Does this mean more money for the VW?
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Looking Brilliant
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Sweet!!! Well glad I could be of some use and hope all goes well for you. Does this mean more money for the VW?
My splitty is still back in Blighty and I'll be shipping it over to NZ as soon as I can but this does hopefully mean I can start looking for a buggy project
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Oh dear, went and got me gas and 0.6 welding wire today and set things up tonite for some practice. The gas regulator has blown a leak internally soon as I opened the bottles valve so I will have to wait for my paycheck to buy a new one
I did however have a play with the thinner wire and am doing pretty well with it. I also figured out that my repair panels will need thinning at the edges for good penetration cos didn't realise that the plates are almost 2mm thick. Might try bumping the power setting up for the thicker plate and see if I can get it to not blow thro the original metal. I may be able to be lazy I may not. We shall see
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Oh a buggy project. Plenty of those in Queensland.
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Well I got my spot weld drills from the UK this morning so I have been removing the rear valance today and also on a plus note, Evie, my wife, let me buy a new gas regulator so I can do some welding next week when it turns up. Cost me $90 does peev me how expensive things are over here at times but should get most the welding done next week.
Anyhow, onto the rear valance.


How many spot welds did they use in the 50's????



I'm still amazed how solid this bug is!!




And also been starting to figure out the disc brake conversion. Found some 279mm vented rotors from Professional Motorsport Parts in the UK. With the disc sitting a good distance from the link pins I can now design the caliper bracket. Probably gonna use Holden calipers as they are plentiful over here
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Yay, it's under way

On the down side, welding stuff is expensive over there. On the plus side, you're not going to need much you lucky git
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On the down side, welding stuff is expensive over there. On the plus side, you're not going to need much you lucky git
Yup under way for sure. Not much welding true but the 4 bolts at the front bulkhead were very crunchy, plus 2 snapped, so may have to open that area up. We shall see.

I got some welding done last nite and tonite, tho think my mask is having issues with battery life. Quite funny really that I want to give it a good charge but it's been pissing it down over here for the last month or so. Ironic or what

Anyhow, got the little patch near the battery tray done and the drivers footwell before the battery died well it did take a while for the arc eye to fade





Hopefully will get some sunshine tomoro to charge the helmet up, then dunno when I shall have a chance due to wifes friend leaving soon and also one of her mates 21st so there goes the weekend
May as well get pissed to make up for things instead
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