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Just catching up here, great work dude, bus is looking :cool:(y)
 

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Just catching up here, great work dude, bus is looking :cool:(y)
Good work dude. :)
Cheers. :)
Its nice having it as a daily again. A bit better MPG would be nice though, and cruise control.
Its been on its first long run in around 18 months, across the A66 to Middlesbrough for the weekend to visit my folks. Can't believe its over 9 months ago that i saw them last. :(
Van ran nicely and having a working 5th gear again is great. She averaged 21MPG on LPG which ain't too bad for a 190k mile 1.9 WBX.
The running average over the last 10 years is only 17.24MPG but at least LPG is under 70p/l so its the equivalent of around 33MPG on petrol (18p/mile).

Couldn't resist taking a piccy of Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Couldn't get the caravelle close enough to get it in the shot too as the gondola has been removed for the support cables to be replaced so the road is blocked off. :rolleyes:
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Gear linkage under the gear shifter needs a few replacement parts.
Missing end cap and finger off a latex glove instead of a rubber bellows. :rolleyes:
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Front - rear linkage splines look like it could be a spline out. The block bolted to the base of the shifter housing should pass between the forks when in 2-3 gear position. Instead going from 2-3 causes it to catch.
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4-5 gear position clears nicely though.
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Excellent, love the mudflaps
 

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Excellent, love the mudflaps
I seem to remember i swapped them with a mate in our vw club for some of those 7" stainless steel headlight grills i could never get to stay on. I think i got the better end of the deal. ;)

Quick run to the beach to take the dogs out this morning.
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Bus looking great dude! Love the fog lamps.

You probably know but Mk3/4/5 Cortina window winders are chrome with a black insert and an exact fit for VW. My mate had them on his bug. I think these are the same

Capri mk1/escort mk1/2 window winders cortina 3 | eBay
Well i never knew that. Its still got one of the original ones on the passengers side and an old beetle one on the drivers side. JK are sending a replacement so i'll see how long that lasts.

Received the end cap and bellows for the bottom of the gear lever today so thats tomorrows job sorted. I might even paint the shifter while its out as i still have a can of gold paint leftover from painting the gearbox.;)
 

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If you see any banger racers or the like could be worth having a look. There was a cortina in scrapyard here years ago and I got mate a couple of spares, it was hairy experience to say the least.... totally rotten car balanced on another
 

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I miss scrapyards where you needed climbing experience and balls of steel to get parts off a car 3 cars up.
I remember removing a rear anti roll bar off a nova gsi in the scrappy and it was perched on top of 2 others. Every knock of the hammer made the car shake violently. :oops:

Found out my grease gun is completely empty so i'm gonna have to get some grease off my FIL tomorrow before i do the shifter.
I received a new blank sliding door panel in the post so i'll recover that today instead.
 

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Original vinyl removed from rotten card.
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Stuck onto new card. After i glued the edges and folded them over i duct taped them just to make sure it'd stay put.
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Not brilliant but better than it was.
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Turns out the clips that hold the panel to the sliding door are not strong enough to hold the panel in place anymore so i'll have to add a couple of self tappers to secure it. :(
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