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Old 12th March 2018, 06:42
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Managed to get one of these 'Star Wheel' adjuster plates things.
At a very reasonable 4.50!!!!
Need to get the backing plates in my 'E-Tub' and weld this in.


Finally got the correct pan.
Sorry I cant recommend this VW parts supplier, they are not COOL and full of AIR!!!


Went to the NSRA Swap Meet this weekend, so unfortunately go nothing done on Agent Thor!!
Big plans for next weekend.
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Old 17th March 2018, 18:02
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Things took a turn for the worse today!!
Went for a 6 inch Roof Chop!




Naked Beetle


Maybe a shortened Beetle?

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Old 18th March 2018, 12:56
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I'm looking forward to seeing how you create the new body shell for this.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 18th March 2018, 13:58
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Got to wait for the weather to warm up before I start the body.

Pulled the front beam needle roller bearings today.



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Old 24th March 2018, 20:02
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Did a bit on Agent Thor today, but not as much as I wanted to.
Set up my E-Tub, but the battery charger was broken.


Cut out for the new rear pan, but ran out of mig wire!!



Needed to fill the old grease nipple holes in the front beam.
To big to plug weld, too small to cut out a piece of metal!
So I turned down some nail heads, welded them in then cut off the shaft.

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Old 24th March 2018, 20:10
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Getting rid of dead bodies is hard work!!!
Nobody wants them!
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Old 25th March 2018, 17:08
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Had a good day today, welded in the pan, fixed the jacking point and painted the pans.


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Old 29th March 2018, 17:26
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Got the brake backing plates out of the E-Tub & hit them with some etch primer.




Ready to eat somebody!!!



Turned the pan over and cleaned up the underside.
Wonder how the stone-chip paint will hold-up against hailstones ??!!??

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Old 30th March 2018, 05:21
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Amazing what some paint does to transform a project.

We also had hailstones lasting down last night too.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 1st April 2018, 19:59
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Installed the rebuilt pedal assembly, what a fiddly job that was!!!





Cleaned up the front beam.

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Old 2nd April 2018, 18:27
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Quick mock-up for the front friction shocks.
Ignore the: crusty torsion arms & broken ball joint!

Spray can lid will be replaced by 50mm round stock welded to the beam stiffener plate.

Spring on the outside is to maintain tension on the arm.
I'll use 10mm ally plate for the arms.

Not sure if I should go inside or outside of the beam.








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Old 3rd April 2018, 15:57
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Cleaned-up the front drums.




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Old 3rd April 2018, 19:31
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Liking the friction shock idea really leans up the beam was this on the original car was Roth’s idea ?
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Old 3rd April 2018, 19:56
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No, the original car didn't run any shocks.
But interestingly did use one of the beetle torsion bars/beams.

I want my version to be street legal and within the DLA 8 Points Rules.
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Old 22nd April 2018, 19:01
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Still messing with the friction shocks.
Wasn't sure how the 10mm ally would 'bend' but came out ok.
Think I will change to 6mm as the 10mm looks too thick.







The springs just create the 'link' to the arm.
Currently using a couple bits of cardboard, just foe size, but have an old leather briefcase to cut up.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 19:47
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Made a start on shaping the body today.
Vermiculite & plaster in a 70/30 mix.
Its going to be messy!!


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Old 22nd May 2018, 19:59
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Where are you based?

As I have a number of large foam insulation panels you are welcome to have FOC.

As they might help bulk out the main shape before you fine tune the details.

This is just a small piece I used to make my bonnet bulge.





Good luck, Paul.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 20:15
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Love it Colin ...I can see the intended body shape now you have boarded it ... have you already got your bubble top ?
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Old 22nd May 2018, 20:16
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Cheers Paul, that's a fine offer!

Unfortunately based in Weston-Super-Mud, so not really practical to collect.
Thanks anyway.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 20:18
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Yes, actually have two bubbles , a clear on and a fluorescent yellow one!!!
Going to dig them out at the weekend.
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