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Another bloody beetle
Topic Started: May 25 2012, 21:24 (2,136 Views)
eamon1.3

Got a new project for the summer, a '74 1200 beetle B-)

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The plan is strip her right down, needs a few patches underneath, fresh paint (all over jim) Get crome handles, mirrors etc back on her. All ready has lowered beam, nice wheels and interior so just needs a few hundred hours of labour :)
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GAVIN
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Nice one Eamon, on other of Shane's fleet ;)
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kev doc

You'll be wanting to borrow the welder then Eamon .
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Jim
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Saw this the other night, cracking wee motor, straight and very solid, great interior and sits just right. Should be a quick turn around, soooooooo much potential in this B-)

Excellent buy!
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MikeyNI
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Nice wee project there, keep the updates/pics coming of the job!
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eamon1.3

GAVIN
May 25 2012, 21:51
Nice one Eamon, on other of Shane's fleet ;)
Got it off a guy called Sean, think he's shanes cousin. If shane has an oval on a spit in his garage then we bought it from his house.
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kev doc
May 25 2012, 23:42
You'll be wanting to borrow the welder then Eamon .
If you wouldn't mind
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eamon1.3

Got her home the other day and the work started

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Engine out, glass out, panels off it, most of the body rubbed down.

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New back panel in place, my first time welding a panel in :)

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Time to start moving foward
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kev doc

Looking good Eamon , must call round for a nosy .
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eamon1.3

I havent forgoten about this heap, how could I! As we dug deeper into it the whole car had been patched prety much everywhere, and the chasis welded to the floor around most of it :( So we decided the only way to sort it right was to pull it apart

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Floors cut out

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New ones test fitted

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Some more striping

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Nothing to take off now

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Puting new floors in

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All painted up

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GAVIN
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Excellent Eamon.... Fair play fella, she'll be a keeper now ;)
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MikeyNI
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Some work going into this one, good stuff!!!!
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eamon1.3

Im starting to hate the bloody thing now, how will i feel in 6 months lol
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Jim
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Full of pride when you see what you've done..............and then you'll want do it all over again :D
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shielsy

did ye bend your new rear panel, looking excellent owen nw ;)
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shielsy
Jul 4 2012, 09:32
did ye bend your new rear panel, looking excellent owen nw ;)
Your the first to notice, we let the amateurs take the back end of the body, and that happened lol . We did ask Jim to help but he was doesn't like getting his hands dirty.
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eamon1.3
Jul 4 2012, 16:40
shielsy
Jul 4 2012, 09:32
did ye bend your new rear panel, looking excellent owen nw ;)
Your the first to notice, we let the amateurs take the back end of the body, and that happened lol . We did ask Jim to help but he was doesn't like getting his hands dirty.
Lies!!! I had my radiation suit and asbestos gloves at the ready just incase
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eamon1.3

supose i should update this, still working away

chassis near enough finished

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with the body

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new heater channels, both sides, but must have been too cold for pics

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new bulkhead

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rear bumper hangers before

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and after

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boot floor was a mess, so out it came

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and new, well old but new to us, floor and new cross members

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and many months after getting her, one solid wee beetle ready for some paint

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And primed, such a boost seeing it all one colour after months of grinding and welding

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shielsy

brillant fair play too ye owen nw
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Kool and his Gang!
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