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Old 23-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Third time lucky 69 bug resto part III

The time has come........ Part three, the part where it actually gets on the road again

I'm sure you've all seen this before but I won't let that stop me recapping the story so far.

Bought my first car, a 69 1300 bug, in '85. pretty stock apart from the 1500 engine


Gave it the usual treatment in 89/90


Followed by a tart up in 04


It looked all nice and shiny but under the paint...


So out came the welder and loads of new metal went into the back


front


and floor


to be continued...
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...

to cut a long story short I painted it


all


built the pan up


stuck the body back on


polished and polished and polished


added an instant interior


added the trim, doors, windows and stuff till I had this, just needs an engine.


and that's it up to date
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Yesterday I got my engine back from the machine shop, it had been there for quite a while, about six weeks. I finally got it out of them yesterday that they were just waiting on bearings, couldn't get them!

Not wanting to wait any longer I picked up the parts, paid them (a very reasonable amount of money) for the work they had done (very well) them phoned up Machine 7 and got a set of bearings today

So this evening I set about getting everything ready for the rebuild

engine stand fitted to bench


crank fitted to the flywheel ready to be built up


Case half fitted to stand ready to go


Hope to make a start tomorrow!
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Seeing as my 68 is going to the scrapheap in the sky, I wondered if I could nick yours? Cheers
Seriously though, brilliant car, love it
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part three......your up with the elite of Jonofdoom and benjyhas now

Looks lovely dude!
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Dude, the last install tears are being shed!!!!!!

Looking forward to the engine build. Be done by next weekend

I have a Corolla to fix, possibly this weekend YAY!!
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top notch dude, il say it once again well done simply amazing, out of interest though where did you get your radio blanking plate and the chrome trim on either side from ?.

mines got the chrome trim on either side of the speedo and on the glovebox lid, but none in the middle section of the dash.
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Been watching this for a while in the background and I'm very impressed. You seem to be of a similar mind set to me in the way you tackle things, but without being such a tart about them!

Love the way it has come together, so congratulations for a superb job so far.

It's a shame that more 'resto's' aren't done to this standard.

For the record, pour a load of waxoyl down you A pillars so it pools around the heater channel vent nozzel, plus the usual places too - not that you need telling I'm sure.

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Seeing as my 68 is going to the scrapheap in the sky, I wondered if I could nick yours? Cheers
Seriously though, brilliant car, love it
eeeerm... no but thanks for the kind words.

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part three......your up with the elite of Jonofdoom and benjyhas now

Looks lovely dude!
I'm just hoping it doesn't make it to part 5

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Dude, the last install tears are being shed!!!!!!

Looking forward to the engine build. Be done by next weekend

I have a Corolla to fix, possibly this weekend YAY!!
Don't shed no tears dude, let me just say there is something in the pipeline that will make for some Wizard viewing

good luck with the Corolla!

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top notch dude, il say it once again well done simply amazing, out of interest though where did you get your radio blanking plate and the chrome trim on either side from ?.

mines got the chrome trim on either side of the speedo and on the glovebox lid, but none in the middle section of the dash.
Cheers dude What year is your car? As far as I know the trim on the radio blanking plate was only around for 68/69 (please feel free to correct me on this folks, probably wrong) as far as finding one, well let me just say it was the most difficult part to find in the whole project!

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Been watching this for a while in the background and I'm very impressed. You seem to be of a similar mind set to me in the way you tackle things, but without being such a tart about them!

Love the way it has come together, so congratulations for a superb job so far.

It's a shame that more 'resto's' aren't done to this standard.

For the record, pour a load of waxoyl down you A pillars so it pools around the heater channel vent nozzel, plus the usual places too - not that you need telling I'm sure.

Cheers matey, really good to hear that. Your resto was one of a handful that inspired me to start this in the first place so it's praise from the master for me

I hear what you are saying about the way some cars are 'restored' I just hope that over time the standard will continue to improve and more cars will get the restos they deserve. I do think things have improved on the whole since I first got into bugs all those years ago so it's not all bad news

Funny you should mention the A pillar, I spent a happy hour a few days ago fishing all the swarf and grinding crap out of there with a magnetic pick up tool in readyness for some waxoil
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Cheers dude What year is your car? As far as I know the trim on the radio blanking plate was only around for 68/69 (please feel free to correct me on this folks, probably wrong) as far as finding one, well let me just say it was the most difficult part to find in the whole project!
its a 69 just like yours, i'll begin the hunt then
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