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    Sticky: Ah Ive been wondering what he has done to get...

    Ah Ive been wondering what he has done to get wide track on that car. Is it just spacers he used to push those zeders out?

    Very nice car
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    Thanks guys. Its good to be driving it again!

    Thanks guys. Its good to be driving it again!
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    Finally finished, MOT'd, taxed, insured and on...

    Finally finished, MOT'd, taxed, insured and on the road. :)

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2012/01/DSCF2076-1.jpg
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    Sounds like an air leak through your rubber carb...

    Sounds like an air leak through your rubber carb mount. Its common for the carb to flop forward when braking hard opening a crack in the rubber. This lets air in and stalls the car. Ive had it with...
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    Well overdue an update I think. The car is almost...

    Well overdue an update I think. The car is almost completely back together now. Screens in, interior back in. Just the bumpers, trim and handles to go on and then MOT.

    Pics....
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    The car is now officially olde english white :D

    The car is now officially olde english white :D
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    Now in white high build primer :) ...

    Now in white high build primer :)

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/10/DSCF1926-1.jpg

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/10/DSCF1929-1.jpg
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    Its just another type of paint. A lot safer to...

    Its just another type of paint. A lot safer to use without an air fed mask than 2 pack. Its actually illegal to spray cars with this in the trade now I think. But it is still sold if you know where...
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    Thanks guys. Im using cellulose paint

    Thanks guys.

    Im using cellulose paint
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    Theres been a lot of progress lately :) I just...

    Theres been a lot of progress lately :) I just didnt upload any pics because im that busy working on it!

    Few pics from the last few weeks..

    Borrowed an arch roller from stbaz (thanks again!)...
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    Only the big cuts or big sections. For the small...

    Only the big cuts or big sections. For the small hard to reach bits I use a dremel or air powered cut off tool.
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    Sticky: I dont think I have seen a blue car with red...

    I dont think I have seen a blue car with red wheels looking so good
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    Haha yeah, thats what happened when the grinder...

    Haha yeah, thats what happened when the grinder decided to attack my foot
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    Filled and etch primed...

    Filled and etch primed
    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/09/DSCF1842-2.jpg

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/09/DSCF1843-2.jpg

    Then I moved...
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    Thanks again for the comments :) Photobucket has...

    Thanks again for the comments :) Photobucket has started working again so i have more pics

    Lower half of the front panel down to bare metal, filled and then etch primed
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    I found a caddy in the colour Im painting mine....

    I found a caddy in the colour Im painting mine. This is olde english white.

    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/09/314dklj-1.jpg

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    The car is going olde english white. So like the...

    The car is going olde english white. So like the original alpine white but creamier
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    Tried a wing on and stuck one of the zenders on....

    Tried a wing on and stuck one of the zenders on. I cant decide what to do with them
    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/09/DSCF1745-1.jpg
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    Welded in...

    Welded in
    http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/images/imported/2011/09/DSCF1782-1.jpg

    Painted in anti rust paint and then waxoyl...
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    Loads more done last weekend. The n/s...

    Loads more done last weekend.

    The n/s arch/axle mount area was worse than the o/s. I'll skip the 'during' pics since its basically the same as the other side.

    Axle mount repaired...
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    Yep, not sure how Im refurbing them yet. Where is...

    Yep, not sure how Im refurbing them yet. Where is your mk1 now?
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    Sticky: Maybe stub axle spacers. It looks like its only...

    Maybe stub axle spacers. It looks like its only another 20mm. Maybe 30
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    Sticky: Too much poke and sidewall for me The 8J...

    Too much poke and sidewall for me

    The 8J classics stick out too much on the front and usually need spacers to clear calipers. They stick out a lot less on the rear due to the narrower track but he...
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    Sticky: More pics needed^^^^ I dont think theres...

    More pics needed^^^^

    I dont think theres enough tyre poke though
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    Some more updates Treated the surface rust on...

    Some more updates

    Treated the surface rust on the back panel. Just needs filled and painted. Theres a small dent I'll need to beat out too actually under the o/s light.
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