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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:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:06 pm
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:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:40 pm
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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Post by Rev Light » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:54 am

Well done, you got there in the end.

I am doing mine this winter, along with the gearbox change, engine tidy up, etc. I.e it's all coming out. The goal is to get all gears all the time and to stop dropping oil everywhere. Stretch goal, to get the overdrive working...Might even clean up the engine bay, if time allows.

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Post by AnotherTim » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:20 pm

General maintenance note to self:

New Flamethrower 2 coil and NGK plugs fitted.

(please ignore these notes, they are purely here for an online record of progress. When I sell a car I always find it useful to refer to a thread such as this for evidence of the car's treatment and maintenance over the course of my ownership, with date stamps built into the posts)



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:42 am

Is this still available?


I break stuff...... :w

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