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  1. Thanks, had stainless allen head bolts, which rusted. Only had to drill one out.
  2. Bought this cheap outdoor furniture at the red shed several years ago. Thought the kids would have stuck their feet through the plastic basket stuff by now. But it still looks mint! The frame however must have been made from old vws and morris minors. Most people would chuck it away, but I'm making a stand on single use furniture. They all weirdly had rusted out in the same spot, so chop chop, zap zap, grindy grindy, and... Done. Still need to do the two seater.
  3. Made some Xmas presents for my family. Old man is dutch and this is our surname, learned a few new tricks on the esko cad machine. Dad was chuffed.
  4. Had a play with the sunroof the other night, things been a bitch to open and close since the resto, put some of it down to not having a headliner to help pull the second bow forward, but it also a dickhole going the other way. Had a good look and tried the second set of hole in the end of the wheel holder thing. Much better! Why the fuck hans drilled the second set I do not know. The only other instructions I've been able to find say bend the outer runner to fit? Was never sure how. After some careful prodding with a screwdriver and little progress, I found the use of the round
  5. Please be careful yo, a friend of mine died rolling a paddock hack just like that.
  6. Yeah, I'm gonna blame the different welder and materials for that, and the massive gap I had to bridge. Also helps to turn the gas back on ! Haha.
  7. Had a busy week with the bug, changing gears was be coming rather hit and miss, by Wednesday I was having to start it in gear if I wanted to use reverse. One thing I'd meant to do during the rebuild was to replace the plastic bushing that holds the shifter rod in place inside the tunnel. I even bought the part, but, meh I had a whole car to build and it worked okay before, also it's a cunt of a job. The problem is to change the bush you need to completely remove the three foot long shifter rod. And this is the only access. You gotta take the spare tyre out, the front bumpe
  8. So on the vw started making a weird fluttering sound. I checked the basic things like oil and removed the fan belt to see if the fan was rubbing on the housing. Guessing it was a massive exhaust leak I finally admitted that I'll never have a working heater system, I went and bought these. Which replace these old shitters. Volkswagen heater boxes, which are air heat exchangers, the hot exhaust goes in those ports at the back, turn 180 under the heads and connects to rest of the system, whilst the engine fan pumps cold fresh air (hahahah) though the large holes over the allo
  9. Well, after a small break over winter, I got a new wof for summer Feels good to be back on the road, been thinking about the subwoofer, I bought that box with the shitty lightning audio 12 inch, for 10bucks at the dump shop, It's super well built, better than the cheap repco ones and a lot better what I could build. The old sub is stuffed but I have always wanted some doffdoff! I have own this JBL12 for nearly 20 years! But the old vw genny has never had enough juice to run one. Time to see if this thing still works! Bridged the mighty 222watts and stuck
  10. Finished this bench to sit over the ugly whiteware and provide some extra bench space. I started it last lockdown, so I'm glad to finish it! Except for the screws to hold the ply on its all recycled materials. Sanded the old ply down and coated in boiled linseed oil. Silky smooth. And black zinc it for the frame. Turned out better than I expected, the plan was to mount a bench grinder to it but the wife thinks it's nice enough to be extra outdoor furniture!
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