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63Ragtop

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Please be careful yo, a friend of mine died rolling a paddock hack just like that.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. That factory Bright Green they came in? Was hoping this new project would show up here soon! Keep the updates coming!
  10. Cut up my first failed version of the switch plate today and turned it into a chuck key holder. Ye olde drill press had this weird half brass screw already, so I made use of it.
  11. Finally got my old 1950s drill press finished. Had to make up this small plate to mount the toggle switch. Please with how it turned out, looks the part. all wired up thanks to my mate Darrell, and ready to go for another 70 years.
  12. Nice, didn't realize it was big enough for two cars! Block much light to that narrow window? Gud jurb!
  13. Shoulda just got a vw motor&box mate! Just like a baby Porsche. Look forward to updates, if anyone can do it, it's you and Hannah! Never contemplated a Subaru engine? WRX-IMP.
  14. Exactly! Bro in the background "wtf that clown takin photo of that fooking thing?"
  15. Nice work polishing that turd, looks a fuck load better! I know a family friend who bought one as a mid life crisis and did nothing with it. Red with pealing clear coat that's just sitting in a shed. There is a few cool ones I see around aucks, they look real cool with sweet wheels, roll bar, flairs etc.
  16. Oh the studs on the heads? Possibly, it is actually quite a distance along the system from there, if you know what I mean. The muffler part bolts on to front exhaust stud with a short hanger just visable in that photo if you look on the inside of the right 180 bend. I've have trouble with this one in the past, the thread just seemed chewed out on the other one. Something to think about though. Thanks man. Really needs a whole new system, guy on TM sells a great looking one, similar style to this but a rip off of the spendy CSP python exhausts. And finally give up on having a working hea
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