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  1. So now that I had swindled my way into getting a scooter I thought what better than find one for Beth to ride. So I was on the hunt for a bigger and better scooter for something for @Mrs 64valiant to learn to ride on and maybe something I could ride on weekends also. But mainly so Beth could come riding with me on our lame ass adventures. (gives me an excuse to buy a scooter) so while talking to another guy about what he just brought I mentioned I liked a fr50 on trade me. He said oh I have one of them. Pretty average condition but all there. Well a deal was struck and he brought it into town. It sat in the work shop for a day and when Beth was in the next day I sprung it on her that I had brought her a Xmas present.... Which she said you better have not brought a bloody boxer puppy. (always tagging her and threatening that I'm going to just buy one) she was happy it wasn't a dog. But also wasn't happy it was a scooter....... This is it. Well this is what it did look like and what it looked like when I got it. The plan is to get it going and Beth can shoot into work from my shop to her office on the days she works in Hamilton. Also a bigger and easier bike for her to learn to ride on. It some what looks like this is my work shop atm. @flyingbrick has taken the front forks away to weld up some rust and make a base plate for some new handle bars. Few things will need to be purchased to make it great again. But we will get there.
  2. Oftensideways-83' Family camper-discussion

    FUCK me that is a great colour!!!! Did you end up finding a machine for your other half to do some upholstery with? man i cant wait to see this on the road
  3. Also a lol. We needed a hing for beths scooter late Friday night and well nothing was open so we have this scenario. Fuck yeah. Works. BRILLIANT.
  4. So yeah I also convinced Beth to let me buy the Honda gyro x. After seeing @Raizers gyro I needed one in my life. It looked like this when I brought it. Was cool and had fun on it. Got my lean on two up. And attempted to do the east coast ride until this happened. So I left it with raizer cause he is the fucken man and he did this to it. 70cc kit hell yeah. He had a few problems with his and wasn't confident with mine and was a bit worried but I had all the trust in the world with this scooter guru. He made it do wheel stands and skids and go hard for what it is. He also gifted some plastics to make mine look proper again. Man it looks complete now. And on Saturday we done 240kms on it. About 5 mins after this I towed raizer on his scooter for a bit also. Does go great. Got some rad photos with raizer and his gyros. And today I got snapped going through my office on they way to get my pie. So good around town. Will be hooning daily.
  5. KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Found a nice video of how to jump a hilux.
  6. Also huge thanks to @Archetype for hooking a brother up with a black show plate for the scooter. Makes it look the part for sure.
  7. So late Friday night @Raizer got this thing running with @flyingbrick while I was doing some sweet upholstery work for everyone. Started with a bit of engine start down the carb and it ran really well. And ended with me doing a skid and packing it up on the trailer. We proceed to the waikato tiki tour on Saturday morning. Things went perfectly. Until Nathan ran out if gas. So we put more gas in it and kept going. The rear break isnt working that great now so I'll probably pull that apart in the coming weeks and fix it. But other than that it done 240kms and didn't really break which is fucken great. Most definitely going to need ear plugs to ride it atm. Looking forward to riding it a bit more. May use it to get to work and back. Pretty fun bike.
  8. Done a few things on it recently. Pulled it apart some more and got tyres. Got a couple for kass new worker as well Brought some shocks off the Honda version of these they are about 15mm shorter which is great. I also gave it a once over in black again to hide the half assed job before hand. Semi together. The seat had some rust in it.... I drew a nice template and @flyingbrickcut some 6mm ply out. Now it looks like this. Fuel spark and the twist and go part and we should be go.
  9. 64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    @oftensideways i need to move my ap5 wagon and give it to another person. with that happening along side a 3rd worker and becoming debt free i should be able to get the move on this and get it going before end of the year ready for summer again. get some camping done asap
  10. So yeah brought a kombi. Well Beth did.
  11. 64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    I still come across pop tops and they look better and better every time.
  12. Oftensideways-83' Family camper-discussion

    Man your making some good progress on this man. Great work man.
  13. Would you like me to order you some bars while I'm at it and some holders.
  14. Matt's 1951 Chevy Pickup - Discussion

    pretty much what every one else has to say and the above. 1st thing i check when on os is your build thread
  15. 64 Valiants 68 VW Beetle

  16. 64 Valiants 68 VW Beetle

    so yea chit chat here and some help on the trunk situation would be wicked haha
  17. Blizzo's scoot hoard and projects of win

    man ive seen one of those down a bank on a back road. i should have grabbed it for the keeping @Shakotom......../.
  18. 64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    When you become a customer of your customers. Guy booked in his bug to get the very done. He is also the guy who imports and sells a bunch of kombi and volkswagen peaces and happens to have a full front with light buckets on his trailer when he dropped the bug off. What a great start to the week. Mondays aren't always bad.
  19. Well it all started with getting along with the guys at the vdub shop. They had the low light there for a we while had been stripped and sand blasted. The owner was been hard to contact and wasn't doing much. I made a silly offer and got no where. In the end they wanted it gone. Several emails from me to the owner ended up no where. Aiden and I had been talking at the vdub shop trying to help him get it out of his way so he emailed saying sorry we have had enough and have pushed it out side. Saying good luck with the sale it's just going to rust. I then got a email back from the kombi owner saying sweet we have a deal you can pick it up when ever. Meanwhile aiden hadn't put it out side was still in side. Anyway picked it up today. This is pretty much beths kombi as I'm not aloud another car. Got to many bills to pay. She had been sitting a while in the same spot collecting some dust. Token petrol station picture of the new car. And now I collect rusty volkswagens in my spare time I had priced up all the patch panels before going in with the deal so this shull be fun. I also have to finish my valiant before I can start on this. We will see how that goes. Chat about it over here
  20. 64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    no need to be sorry. im about to try get some pictures of inside set ups so i can get some ideas. currently weighing up buying a front of trade me which i know has heaps of holes in it and just weld all the little holes up or buy a full front for a lot more.....
  21. 64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    Going to leave this bus here for future me to look at for them sweet graphics
  22. so i managed to find myself two weeks ago checking my messages from a mate to find him sending me a trade me link of an ap5 safari in wanaka. about 3 phone calls later and yup it was mine. he got it running for me so i wouldnt have to pay moon beams in freight so a week goes buy and on the transporter it goes. few more days and WABAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its now in my garage. along side of my sedan!!! 1st things 1st here are some pictures of it so i think the foot brake doesnt work but the hand brake is very good under the hood is a bit of a mess there is also a bit of bog in the tail gate the spear wheel well had a bit of rust as well and some rust else where and yeah my mum and partner didnt think i would fit them both in the garage. it was a tight fit but they are in there and i cant get to my room or up stairs any more haha my bad thats it for now im sure il find more and il see you on the chit chat side of this latter
  23. 64Valiants 65 Ap5 Safari

    So @mark105 came over this arvo and helped out with a few things. Started with putting new brake hoses in cause old rear one was just going on and locking up. So new one for the back and thought while I was there I better buy ones for the front, all on. Almost ran the system dry trying to swap them out. Bleed the system up and sweet. No more problems with the rear brake hose been a egg. Chucked the tyres back on and put it on the ground. Time to start it. Needed a battery and since I'm not using the beetle atm I stole 1 of its batteries. Dam thats the old one. It's kinda flat also so that didn't help it start at all. Better put the other one in then. Yup bit of start ya bastard down the carb and away..... Running on just start ya bastard but running. Slowly sucking the gas up. Wasn't the best a couple of big flames later and some high revs she's idling away. So a pretty productive arvo in the shed. Drives forward and stops. Will keep an eye out for a mint carb see what pops up. Time to get some steel and start filling some holes in the floor. Will take the seats into town find a good upholstery to trim them. Also found a water leak as I was standing around talking. Will get some new hoses and replace a few of these old crap ones. Also highly don't recommend doing a key banger in the shed with no tail gate on. Ears hummed for a bit.....
  24. 64Valiants 65 Ap5 Safari

    make chit chat about my wags here hopefully i will have some updates on it sooner than latter