CarolsHusband

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  1. The bloke I bought it off said I should build a class 11. I'm not so sure (though they do look great). I am having second thoughts about getting the grinder out though, it's kind of growing on me. Maybe get a rusty one and Baja that. And build a Brubaker Box.
  2. It's a lash up, that's for sure. Blardy foamers coming on here and putting me right/making me feel stupid/knowing stuff. I knew it was a bit of a mongrel but I didn't pay pedigree money. But yes, it needs some better spacers spun up. The other side was just crushed tube. It's now thicker tube that will crush a little less.
  3. Got a few things sorted. Gear lever lock-out was all spiffed to fuck so you could hit reverse instead of second, not much fun on the way down the gears. Adjusted with hammer/drift. Fine now. It's been a bit crashy over holes in the road, I thought it was just a Beetle thing.Turns out the rear body mount bolts were loose. One needed a bit of a nip, the other had backed off about 1/2 an inch. These 2 things sorted have made the car totally different to drive. Also tried the rims on for size, they're 8" and they are going to look mint. Going to have to do 2 & 1/2 inch flares which is fine. Anyway, pics. Loose bolts/chrome shocks aye Phone shot Nice.....
  4. That's the plan. Bossy.
  5. I'll just leave these here...
  6. That's what my new window fitter best Beetle buddy said. I said I'd swap for his Empi Ally T-Handle shifter, cash my way. He said no. Crazy Dubbers aye.
  7. Oh dear. Kind of digging the lace work though. Kind of. 4/10, could try harder. I'm thinking radiused arch with folded, 'glassed lip. Street racer style. Seats are Bernard Newbury's apparently. They are purdy comfy but not for those of a larger girth. (library shot)
  8. Project update non-update /no pics. Went pick up 7" steels and check out hot 1641, big cam, twin down draft carbs motor. Beetle rod type thing that has the rims on was still on top of my mates office, needs fork-lifting off. Motor was under a pile of crap, same pile of crap that the forklift was under. Tomorrow apparently. *sigh* Two part plan. Part one..... Big steels on, rear arches flared to clear. Fit 1641 motor if it's not fucked. Flat back questionable paint so it looks even more shit. Cruise around like it's 1960's California. Part two..... Tall tyres, bugeye Baja kit, body lift, ridiculous paint job involving metalflake, lace curtains and mucho masking tape. Cruise round like it's 1970's California. Win at Beetles.
  9. Enter paddock, steal parts, send me parts.
  10. No, not like those either. Don't make me down there @scooters Off to the big shed of VW goodness tonight, I may overspend.
  11. Yeah, exactly not like that.
  12. They seem to be one of the cheapest cars to insure, even for young'uns. Both the kids like it. The lad might drive it when he's old enough, doubt stepdaughter would get her derriere in those seats..... (meow)
  13. Phase one will be a dropped front and the rear turned down a notch plus big steels all round. I need a daily as the Skyline and the Hilux really come first for major love. Hot 1641 motor on twin artichokes is available.
  14. Come for me Bro's.
  15. The plan is to chop the ends off it and make a simple Baja Bug. It's something I've always wanted to do but have never found a solid but lashed up car before. I'm not a fan off cutting up good old cars but I'm also not a fan of rusty Beetles. This is what I'll be aiming for, pretty sure it's going to be a bug eye. Aye Before I do that, I'm going to drop it, put a big motor in it, put some paint on and run around like that for a while. I've given it a service, taken the door bars and front half of the cage out coz I'm 50 and falling out of a car at the local Supermarket with your foot stuck under the seat is not big or clever. It's a piece of junk, it rattles crashes over bumps, lets the rain in and is as slow as fuck and doesn't really stop but i'm hooked. Update when my mate finds me the 2" drop spindles and 7" rims for the rear. Hang loose Bro or something.