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Post by AnotherTim » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:33 pm

Ah yes, I see 'em.

Just noticed they're also selling the round lights I'm using on my rear end... but they're charging £18 per lamp. Ruddy Nora... I got all six of mine for not much more than that! :shock:

Good shout on the reflectors though. I'll investigate. :wink:


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Post by AnotherTim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:21 pm

Decided to give the car a clean ready for Goodwood this morning. For the first time ever I made a tentative stab at the interior as well. The upshot is the car has now been promoted to 'filthy' from 'derelict & disgusting'.

I also, for the first time ever, decided to have a little play with some wax polish I bought for the wife's car. My car's ratty paint job means it always looks dirty even when it's just been cleaned, and it's so riddled with flaws and imperfections that it really hasn't seemed worth wasting product on a dedicated post-wash polish... but the sun was out and I had some time so I had a little dabble and blow me it dont half make a difference even on a crappy paint job like mine.

Sadly the rain clouds appeared after I'd buffed off the passenger's side so I've had to abandon it there for now, but I do have a surprisingly nice looking passenger side now. I'll be driving slowly in the fast lane until I get an opportunity to finish the job.

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and do you know what...*Haters gonna hate* but I don't care that the bumper bodge is not 'proper', decent or correct ... I really like it. I'm thinking of permanently finishing it like this but with flat chrome end pieces, rather than bothering to curl it back in to the bodywork with the offcuts.


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Post by AnotherTim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:53 pm

This stuff, next time...

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also...inspiration reference: VW Beetle seen locally with a nice patina effect...

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Post by Nigel Clark » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:13 pm

Those Beetles are going to need more than a bit of fancy polish to look good. Just my opinion of course!

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Post by AnotherTim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:38 pm

I'm not sure I understand but I assume you're either not a fan of Beetles or not a fan of that kind of treatment.
The one in question was actually clear lacquered to an incredibly smooth glass-like finish, so all the imperfections were encapsulated behind a smooth surface. I quite like that. It's wearing its history (okay some of its history-marks are cosmetic) but maintaining a good finish. Reminds me of the Japanese practice of Kintsugi... repairing broken pottery and china not by making the cracks invisible but by rejoining the pieces with gold to make the damage more obvious:

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I'm not a huge fan of Beetles or retro VW stuff in general (it's not so much the vehicles it's more the ubiquity of them and the embarrassing over-subscription to lifestyle affectations that seem to underpin proud ownership), but I do appreciate a bit of wear and tear on an old car. Faced with the choice of spending anywhere between £3k-£6k on having my car re-painted, or just accepting what it is and making it part of the car's character... I know which one I'm inclined to choose...

It's the only one I can afford. :D
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Post by Rattling » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:06 pm

patina is all :D


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Post by Scimher » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:24 am

Rattling wrote:
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patina is all :D
...It certainly is!!.. :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Post by Rattling » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:57 am

ImageI think more this :D


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Post by AnotherTim » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:40 am

General maintenance note to self:

Drained and renewed diff oil.


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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 pm

Sump plug no problems?


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Post by AnotherTim » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:40 pm

Life has taken a distinct turn for the worst for me lately for various reasons, and as I have had a previous encounter with misfortune paying a visit in the midst of a hobby car, I have just decided, just now, that my car is for sale... Or you can just have it - if you want it but you're also a heartless opportunist who doesn't want to pay me anything. I just need to simplify life right now.

Tried to distract myself today from the real world by changing my engine mounts. After an hour of struggling with the mount nuts and losing the skin off the back of my hand I've just had a moment of clarity. This is not a time for dicking about with old cars. I should not be doing this.

So It has to go. PM me with any interest. I'll take anything for a swift completion and removal. Perfectly good, running car with no significant faults. Shabby though.
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Post by rebel alliance » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:37 pm

I'm very sorry to hear that Tim you are a great guy.For anyone interested in Tims car i can say having looked it over it is very sound mechanicaly ..good luck with the sale j



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:57 pm

AnotherTim wrote:
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PM me with any interest. I'll take anything for a swift completion and removal. Perfectly good, running car with no significant faults. Shabby though.

Hi mate, sad news. Tried sending you a PM but it seems you have disabled them? Cheers JC



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Post by AnotherTim » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:47 pm

PM settings changed.

I'm going to shut down phone and laptop. I'll check next weekend to see if anyone is interested in the car.


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Post by AnotherTim » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:09 am

General maintenance note to self:

Engine mounts replaced.


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