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  1. Business Recommendations
    Hello, We have an old canvas Westfalia awning from the '70's. The garish/lovely orange kind. It needs some cleaning, canvas repairs, zipper repairs, and renewed water proofing. Has anyone had experiences, good or bad, with any tent servicing firms? Thanks, josh .
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    What type of accelerator does a '66 bug have as the repair kits that heritage etc sell have two types, and I'm unsure which repair kit I should get? My car is a March '66...
  3. Readers Rides
    I wasn't really looking for another beetle but when we saw one advertised for £250, how could we say no? It had been kept in a barn since 1999, when the guys daughter moved to Australia. And advertised in one of those local crappy advertisement papers. Obviously needs/needed a lot of work, so...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm rebuilding a 1972 1302 and have got the body off and started cutting out all the old rust and rot. The bottom of my bulkhead is rotten and literally coming off in my hands but the top is solid as rock! Does anyone know if I can buy just a bottom repair panel or wether a standard Beetle...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello Hoping someone can give me some advice on my recent purchase, and tell me whether my decision was wise or not. I managed to get hold of a 1600 engine and gearbox for £200, the only problem being the hole in sump which I believe to be caused by corrosion (engine left sitting on the...
  6. Business Recommendations
    We were applying some Fabsil to our Westfalia big top awning yesterday and I left it up to dry without properly staking it down. A gust of wind came in the early evening and flipped it! (For future awning erections, it will now always be securely tied down.) I haven't looked at the fabric...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am looking for some advice on whether to repair or replace my current 1972 VW Beetle chassis. I am new to the whole forum thing and this is my first Beetle restoration, so simple terms please. I have removed the chassis from the shell, the frame head has had it and needs replacing but I am...
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    Taphill Studios Presents Motormate An iPhone app for the stranded motorist Motormate is a new app by Taphill Studios that features a simple and intuitive way to fault find car trouble. With the weather now turning so cold many people are experiencing problems starting their engines each...
  9. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    Hey guys I'm looking for a welder around horley surrey area... i have all replacement parts, just need bulk head and both full floor pans welded in:D any help would be greatly appreciated! Darren
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys The rear valence on my '67 is looking a bit sorry, rust bubbles are coming through the paint and are getting worse, so I think it's time to repair it. I have no welding equipment and I cannot weld though my dad can. If worse comes to worst I'll pay a garage to weld a little bit but I am...
  11. Chat/Discussion
    Hi all! I've got a Bay window that is in need of some TLC on its body work. There is some rust and a few smallish holes. Anyone know a good repair shop in or around London? Cheers Paul
  12. Vehicles For Sale
    NOW SOLD (as of 18/04/10). Times up for my bus! Petrol pump packed up 2 weeks ago, so it off to the scrappy unless anyone wants to repair it. GtCon on this site has a replacement pump for decent money but I can't be *rs*d fixing it. I might be persuaded to sell parts that can easily be...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi everyone! Finally brought my first bus a few months ago, I'm going through the heating system as it's not working and would like some advice on the repair of the heat exchangers. Reading up on the topic I'm making the system as air tight as possible and checking for blockages etc (already...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, need to remove side panel and check out our 73 beetles side glass at the weekend, as was rolling down the window a few days ago when it suddenly dropped out of sight and wont wind back up! Any advice/tips please or point me in the direction of any info (couldn't see much in Tech Archive)...
  15. Chat/Discussion
    A friend of mine has managed to spill coke on her Blackberry Storm, and now it won't power up. Anyone know if it can be repaired, or even where it can be done? Ta :)
  16. Items Wanted - AUTO
    As title says, Panels: 9" or 12" rhd sliding door replacement skin and inner skin front 72+ panel from window to floor sliding door window sill replacement part SLiding door runner covers Hatch: Rear hatch, needed to be in good condition i.e no welding required. small imperfections are...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Coulda sworn i posted this last night, but i dont know where my post has gone? anyway... I bought some cylinder heads recently and turns out one has a little hairline crack between the valves. I am able to get these fixed/welded? Any idea how much this would cost? who would you...
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