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Old 01-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Hello I have had my beetle for a few years now it was my first car when I was 18 I am now 20 and I'm geting ready to give it a proper restoration I'm not going to be building no show car it's for my self I'm planning on a low rat look on standard wheels I have just been getting a few bits done while I have been looking for a garage to rent. First of I have narrowed the front beam by 2 inches and started a bit of work on the inside
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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. Some bad repaires and rust a bit furthure back so I cut it all out and started to make some panels for it.
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Nice work on the front beam.

You'll never be able to weld that cardboard though.
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Haha I will put a pic up of it welded up soon I am of this week so I am sorting the garage out ready for me to get on with it .
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I haven't done a lot on the car at the momment I now have some ware to work on it tho so her is a pic of the beam painted up I am just going pop it on so I can move my car to the garage on Saturday fingers crost. Then the fun begins carnt wait.
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Here is a pic of this bit welded up ready for Seem sealing at a later date. . I have put the beem back on ready to move it to the garage I had to see how low it would go haha
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I haven't done a lot on the car at the momment I have just bought some nice back windows for it of oldschool61 of here
And now it's time to get on with it finally have the garage sorted to work on my car I just got it in there this morning going to be its home for 6 months the longest I hope but with a baby due on the 30th of December it's looking less likely. Here is a pic of his new home now it's strip down time.
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Bit of a update first few hours on the beetle to night just stripping it down took the bumpers of and the wings of and all of the windows out I am after a bit of advice there are rust holes at the bottem left and right of the windscreen can you buy repair panels for the area or am I going to have make a panel ? Here is a pic thanks hayden
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I done a few hours after work to day my plan is to start on the back and work my way to the front my plan is to do all the welding I can on the shell with out taking the body of then take the body of and do the rest here is a few pic I will be doing some more tomorrow after work agen here Is a few hours with the wire wheel on a grinder wich I nearly chewed my face of witch it I hit a bolt and it bounced the grinder up and chewed up my jumper close shave forget what there like when there new.
And then I started to do a bit of welding tacked up rear bumper mount and tried the wing on and here it is weldid up and a bit of primer.
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