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Postby DrTom » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:05 pm

Joris wrote:
Gouezeri wrote:Where are the scythed wheels and spikey bits?


You'll know when you sit down in the car :twisted:


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Postby Bombcup » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:42 pm

Joris wrote:Yep a stock 1300 engine with the stock gearbox. Still need to get tires for the chrome rims I've got and revise the starterengine. Would love to slam the beetle down to the ground but with all the speedbumps here in the Hague it would be hell to drive ;)


The MacPherson strut suspension of a 1303 makes them much more driveable when lowered. I fitted a set of 75mm lowering springs to the front of mine and it still had a nice smooth ride, none of the crashiness of a regular beam equipped lowered bug, and ample ground clearance for speed bumps. It rolled less in the corners too.

Most front suspension parts are interchangable with 911 items... :twisted:
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Postby DrTom » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:29 am

And the Porsche brake calipers are often favored among the more 'extreme' euro'ers. I always thought it would be cool but that it would rip the whole front out of the mounting points and my car would then plough over them. :D
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Postby Joris » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:35 am

Yep a lot of Porsche parts are (more or less) compatible but also ... quite expensive :(
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Postby DrTom » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:10 am

But so shiny...
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Postby Bombcup » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:39 am

In the process of buying and selling a camper van right now. This made me me laugh very much.

From 05.29 in. Strong language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsGdubbq ... e=featured
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Postby DrTom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:46 am

Bombcup wrote:In the process of buying and selling a camper van right now. This made me me laugh very much.

From 05.29 in. Strong language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsGdubbq ... e=featured


:shock: :shock: :D

How goes the buying/selling?
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Postby Bombcup » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:08 pm

Well, My brother in law is selling his van. It's a 77 tin top minibus, 2l type 4 fuel injection, imported from Sweden with a really high spec. It's done 19,000 km from new and is like driving a complete NOS van. It's never had any welding done and is 100% solid.

So there's no way I can pass it up. I've got to know the van well; I spotted it for sale at Vanfest when he was looking for a van. He wanted a camper but I advised him to prioritise on buying solid metal and worry about the conversion later. This was just tucked away behind a trade stand with a barely noticeable for sale sign.

We then spent the whole of the following spring building a camper conversion for it. My own Devon interior was falling to bits so I decided to take it apart and replicate it in plywood so it made sense to make two at once and build one for his. My mate welded in a rock n roll bed and the replica interior looks a treat.

So I've got to get mine sold, but it's totally the wrong time of year to sell a van.
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Postby Bombcup » Wed May 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Got the van finally. Happy days, come on summer!
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Postby DrTom » Wed May 05, 2010 9:21 pm

What a beaut!! Keep on dubbin'!!
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