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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by volkswalker » 19th February 2011 - 4:48pm

well as ive removed the front right drum to get the snapped ball joint pinch bolts (didnt release tension of the arms doh) ive started primering the rear end and wheels....
i did order a new ball joint for overnight delivery by vw heritage using UPS but the knobend delivery driver didnt bother knocking either side of mine which has retired persons with cars on the drive all day and now its gone to depot 100 mile away until next week:mad:

so its sat arse down 4 now...pissing down anyway today...
did get driver seatbelt mount fitted though and all working ;)
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by fastygaz » 19th February 2011 - 4:58pm

What a penis!!!
Weather's pissing me off too.
Wheels look good though buddy.

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Post by volkswalker » 25th February 2011 - 12:39am

had to remove front right drum last week as id snapped both pinch bolts in the arms when trying to remove the ball joints.
the upper was recoverable but the lower ball joint i had to get a new un.:rolleyes:
got the snapped bolts drilled out....my daft fault i didnt take the tension out the beam arms b4 i tried to undo em...
anyway ive got a nice new ball joint now and its all back together.:cool:

ok so ive also managed to fit front and rear seatbelts this week.
I removed a small piece of the heater channel and bolted the box section of the belt to that and its real solid and in the correct place and works perfect.
the rear belts the mounts were already in place i just had to locate the lap belt part so ive bolted them to the arch and its job done.
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ive also managed to get most of the car primered inc 1 wheel.
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must finish priming the entire body this week and stonechip the arches and entire undabody...
when i get a new battery next week il tackle the electrics which hopefully wont be too much hassle as i also got the main junction box back in and connected up.
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Post by volkswalker » 28th February 2011 - 5:37pm

small update..
managed to get all 4 arches and half the underside coated in beautiful white
stone chip...ooooo looks sooooo clean n nice...........
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also flatted off entire car as it had rough primer finish...
feels al smooooooooooooothhhhhhh niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeee......
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by volkswalker » 5th March 2011 - 1:58pm

wowowowowowoweeeeeeee im sooooooooooooooooooo happy ive just had a go at the electrics which i always dread cos sommats always aint workin but not today!!! 8) 8) 8)

rigged up new battery....
horn works
wipers work
lights all work except the odd bulb to swap and connect 1 earth and its there!!!! :thumbsup:

just off to get the exhaust which my mate has been fixing sommat 4 me and next week ill get that in..
fuel tanks in....
so next week its gonna be fire up time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im soooooooooooo excited :nod:
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Post by Clockwork » 5th March 2011 - 8:43pm

schweeeeeeeet, proper good when that happens! Nice one dude! 8)
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Post by volkswalker » 8th March 2011 - 3:57am

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Post by ARCANE » 8th March 2011 - 11:16am

Good work looking really nice good on ya. :D
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Post by volkswalker » 8th March 2011 - 7:42pm

ARCANE wrote:Good work looking really nice good on ya. :D
thanks its nice to get positive response makes me feel appreciated lol :D

today i managed to refit ALL the exhaust/exchanger parts you know the little U pipes and bits..
got new stainless O clips on everything....nice n tight oooo yer :thumbsup:

I also managed to fit the fuel neck and surrounding clips/pipes/seals so im very happy 8)
and got the airbox back in and all tightened up
So its ready 4 fuelling up just gotta see if i got any spare cash for the fuel :unibrow:

the throttle needs tweaking and sorting its well out of sink

autoglass rang today as i was expecting me new screen and seal fitted but they had the wrong number
4 me and when i rang them they said they couldnt locate a screen and seal and could i locate them and
then ring them and pass the info on :roll:
so its being fitted sometime next week :ninja:
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Post by volkswalker » 18th March 2011 - 8:36pm

well as i got mega flu just over a week ago and i mean flu...if there was ten grtand at the bottom of the garden i wouldnt have give a flying shit:eek:
anyway...i managed to get the exhaust back in and the exchangers all rigged up last time i was on it...
ive got the battery in and literally ready 4 fire up and then got that flu thjingy/
so yesterday i managed to paint all the steelies a nice beige left oiver from the 59 bug...and i got 3 out of 4 tyre letters painted...thats all the energy i could muster:rolleyes:

but today i went the big start up and when i jacked the front of the bug only to watch fuel piss out the fuel line from the car to the pump:rolleyes:
luckily i had a spare hose and sorted that whilst my mate plugged the pipe with his finger good lad;)
so then i rolled it out onto the road and went 4 it again only to see fuel piss out the hose that runs from carb to carb:eek:
and as i didnt have any more hose i pushed the car away and left it till tomorrow!!
but heres a few pics of the new steeliz and moondiscs!:D
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tomorrow also ill try n fit rear bumper and lights....
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Post by volkswalker » 19th March 2011 - 7:30pm

got rear bumper fitted and she started up too!!!
see link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb83cF-TIfE

but then it nearly ended up dead in ashes :o

fuel drip onto exchanger and whooooomph....the whole freekin engine bay was alight....flames lickin the roof!!
proper shat mesen and if it wasnt for paul having an extinguisher in his van im in no doubt at all
that the square would have gone up cos i was ready to leave it once i realised it weas gonna take hold...
damage is luckily very minor...scorched underside and soot coated areas and one of the thick wiring
cables took a good singeing....will check it all out tomorrow....
a very very lucky escape and a fire extinguisher on the buying list

heres 19 secs of video you can just see the smoke in the rear as i leap out lmao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ1gHwaiJA8


and heres the aftermath with rear bumper attached
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by Paul Hayward » 19th March 2011 - 8:31pm

blimey :shock: :shock: :shock: ............well least it started eh :D

Its coming together..you get there soon enough :thumbsup:
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Post by volkswalker » 23rd March 2011 - 7:30pm

found a great use for this vw badge from a rear mudguard :badgrin:
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taking square to molers at the weekend for a good goin over re carbs/engine/fuel so
next week i may be very close to mot 8)
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Post by Clockwork » 23rd March 2011 - 7:42pm

good to see you are still rockin' on dude...

Stanford Hall ???????
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Post by volkswalker » 23rd March 2011 - 8:27pm

Clockwork wrote:good to see you are still rockin' on dude...

Stanford Hall ???????
hell yeah!! thats the plan with my old 72 square that i flogged to my mate 2 yr ago..
we are 45 and 46 in the line up :drool:
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Post by vwtyp3variant » 23rd March 2011 - 8:57pm

looks really 8)

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Post by Clockwork » 23rd March 2011 - 9:27pm

volkswalker wrote:
Clockwork wrote:good to see you are still rockin' on dude...

Stanford Hall ???????
hell yeah!! thats the plan with my old 72 square that i flogged to my mate 2 yr ago..
we are 45 and 46 in the line up :drool:


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Post by volkswalker » 26th March 2011 - 4:55pm

okay update....
yesterday i went round the entire car checking the bodywork for any small dents and marks and applied filler...not much needed...
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took it to to molerz today and broady also turned up good man...
the suspect carb taken out and given a good going over by broady
moler replaced all the wiring that id fried in the fire
but couldnt start it up and do a recheck cos the fuel cut off solenoid was beyond help....all fuel lines are new as are the fuel line clips
one of the threads on a head has also snapped off so another job there gotta replace a head too.
that was possibly the blowing noise in the video earlier...
whilst on the bad news trail its also apparent that the beam has a huge crack in it that i didnt see before and its beyond help so luckily broady has a spare beam that ive now agreed a deal on so thats a job 4 me next week. but heres some fotos and what a job loading it on the trailer....how tight is this!!!
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on a plus side i got the rear lights fitted and all working inc brake lights...
then i got red oxide underneath along with finishin off the white stone chip for a good clean look
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moler collecting a spare solenoid from broady just to get it running and check any faults...hes doin that tonite on his own what a top man hehehe...and tomorrow will poss start on the header but more likely next week...
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by fastygaz » 28th March 2011 - 2:27pm

Looking good dude!!
Still think it'd look nicer bumperless...and your bumpers on mine!! :paranoid:
Haha!!
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Post by volkswalker » 28th March 2011 - 10:38pm

well a freekin HUGE thanks to moler and broady!!!!!!!!!!!
the squares running and driving :woohoo:
picked it up from molers today (with mats help...should have seen
him move when i floored it onto the trailer lmao!) and after the pair of them worked their magic
for 3 hours saturday and about 5 hours sunday i now have a driveable veedub!!
(once mot'd ill be getting the carbs set up fully and a few tweeks)

got a new screen being fitted tuesday by autoglass so wednesday ill be stripping the beam off
in prep for fitting the one ive bought from broady nearer the end of the week...

and then its MOT time!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant believe it!! its been worth every minute
in the winter outside slogging away cos this summer im gonna be ker------ruisin!!!!!!
updates to follow and full picture detail of beam swap.
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Post by volkswalker » 30th March 2011 - 8:37pm

hey picked this up today from broady
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and got new screen
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Post by volkswalker » 1st April 2011 - 7:13pm

ok after lowering the square last month ive decided that it needs to come
up slightly..
i did raise the driver side last week but im not happy with it cos i managed to
pull the spline bar all the way out and lose my point of reference...
and it came off the outer spline end too so total loss of reference lmao...

so ive stripped both spline bars out completely from inner and outer...
heres the bar
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and it actually needed a good clean in the grooves
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i also took this opportunity to give the undersides a good red oxidising...
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so tomorrow i will get the outer splines exact on the spring plate cover...
ill then insert the bar and get the inner splines exact so the weight load is the same.
ive got a ref line to 'stock' and 'slammed' so i should get it somewhere in the middle
possibly nearer to the stock line to allow for some sagging...

and the beams lookin oh so good
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Post by volkswalker » 5th April 2011 - 6:06pm

well first of all this is what im getting the square ready for!!!
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well i levelled the spline bars so the weight ratio is even and put it all back together but im not sure i got the intended raise i was after so im leaving it 4 now and after MOT etc i can start messing about cos by then ill have the rear seats in and ill try a few mates sat in it and see how she drives and go from there
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okay so yesterday i started front beam removal and managed to get it jacked up, tank out and a few bolts out before time was up
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first was the brake removal
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here you can see the 3 bolts that need removing for the beam and theres 1 at the back
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i also removed the spindles frpm the drums
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and then it was the moment i was shocked by the state of the beam when i removed the clamps and rubber clamps!!!!!!:eek:
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just shows what hides under that good looking area!!!!
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Post by volkswalker » 5th April 2011 - 6:08pm

beam off!!!
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bit of a mess
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little bit of red oxide primer for protection
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the beam clamps and rubber clamps were in great cond
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and i might even paint the square its original green...wanted to see what it looked like so here it is lmao
white arrow shows that hole ive welded up
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Post by volkswalker » 7th April 2011 - 10:21pm

you know when you go and check a tiny hole out and it leads to an hours work.....mmmm
thats what happened when i checked out a hole near to the nearside upper body mount for the beam....luckily the section that supports the top beam bolt was in good order but the surrounding area was pretty much f#####d!!
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the 2 holes are for the bolt and rubbers center tube
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this is the view from the wheel arch side
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and tomorrow ill be finishing the beam modification off that my mate has started....its the mod wer the bottom clamp bolts that tend to whack the road (3 splines for sure) are removed and the clamp is modified giving a good inch extra ground clearance...pics on that mod tomorrow!!
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