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Old 26-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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I was looking for a tax/tested drivable bug but my budget would only stretch to barely alive money pits, so i lowered my excpectations. And came across this
its had thousands spent on new 1/4 pannels all round,wings/lids/doors channels etc
but not all finished welded, i may have a bought another mans headache but at least its rust free....
at the moment its outside whilst i extend my garage
all rest of the bits are stashed anywhere i can put them hopping to have the garage base layed this week.
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Old 26-05-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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cool, keep the pics coming

O of both garage and car
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Well after what feels like years, i can see the end in sight (of the garage extension) i have managed to do all the work on my own (not recomended) to save more cash for the car.
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a bit of wirring left to do and a bit of wood stain and its on with the car

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The engine lid is a re pop piece of cheap junk and has fought me hard... i finally gave up and fitted stand offs

at least now you cant see how badly it (doesn't) follow the curves of the car. i did manage to massage the rear wings to an acceptable fit.
i should really have been finishing the wiring up of the garage but keep getting side tracked.

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Looks like you've got yourself a good project there.
Garage looks good too.
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Managed to get some paint down. looks like a real work shop
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Nice to see another '67 returning to the road

However, is that the original '67 engine lid in the third photo? The car really should still be wearing that, the nice thing about a '67 are the one-year only bits.
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That would look lovely with a coat of paint and the sagging suspension fixed... :D
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Great looking project mate. And great to see another 67 bug coming back to life.
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Nice to see another '67 returning to the road

However, is that the original '67 engine lid in the third photo? The car really should still be wearing that, the nice thing about a '67 are the one-year only bits.
It is but the car didn't come with the valance, Im on the look out for a 67 rear valance but they are all hidding, any one got one knocking about???? or know where i can get one ????
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Still no joy finding a valance as yet but am on a mission...
started out to fit these today.....

with a cautionary tale i pulled off the drivers side drum.... came off a bit easy ,didnt think too much about it and swapped in the drop spindle, refitted the drum (no problems) to find that the track rod ends are the smaller type (and the spindles are the bigger ones) no problem i will order some, then onto the passenger side got it all buttoned up just leaving the drum to fit...
and it wont go on???? the bearing is 27mm and the shaft is 29mm??? i tried the bearing on the old drivers spindle and it slides on ok??? making me think the drivers is 27mm and the nearside is 29mm maybe for the speedo cable im not sure,
so i called the supplier up and to there credit
they check all options and call me back to say they not sure what has happened they should both be 29's, but they will collect the spindles and replace with a pair off correct 29mm ones.... so after work tonight i start stripping them off and measure as i go the drivers bearing and spindle diameter IS 29mm..... oh dear this means that sometime in the past some po has fitted a f##king 29mm bearing on a 27mm shaft only getting away with due to the shoulder holding it square


so now i have the lovely task of calling the supplier in the morning to tell them im a thick twat and not to sack the inspector and no need to send a courier and can i pleeese have a 29mm bearing kit and a pair of track rod ends and thanks for being patient whilst dealing with a complete f##kwit oh the joys of egg on your face..

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