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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:32 am 
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Mark I never thought it could get madder looking but you've managed :D Cool as!


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:51 am 
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Love that 8) , not as much a fan of the more modern shape though.

Cheers Klaus :wink: , i like working on it, it's like a big mechano set :) , easy access to mostly everything, also because it has had so much done over the years not much rusted bolts to deal with (like most older UK cars)

Just fitted a pair of 1" spring spacers to the front so it's even higher now :lol: , will upload some better pics later.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Thought some of you VW types would like this. Its a mates pumpkin for Halloween. He's a stone mason and now a dab hand wi the jack o lanterns it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:45 am 
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:) I guess pumpkin flesh is a little easier to carve than stone.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:25 am 
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More Disco shenanigans :roll: .

So, really wanted a winch bumper, cant afford one, besides probably never buy a winch as i know i'll never use it, very expensive item to buy just for the sake of having it, it would sit out in all weathers (i know you can get covers for them but they look pants), probably end up siezed through lack of use.

Managed to weld some bits of 1" box section to my stock bumper which has made it look a bit like a winch bumper (i think), failing that it certainly looks more meaty and ties in with the rest of the truck :)

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Cut the ends off it, cut a slot out of the centre, for the imaginary winch cable of course :) .

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Also fitted these 1" spring spacer plates to the front, surprisingly tight to fit, thought it'd be a case of lower shocker disconnected, jack up the chassis, let the spring hang loose, slip the spacer in, 1 hour max ::), took four hours to get the swines in, had to completely remove the shockers and get spring clamps in, even then getting the spacers in place took a lot of levering, hammering and swearing, would maybe have been easier removing the anti-roll-bar ::).

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These have leveled the ride height out.

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Front bumper done and painted, only thing is, in a moment of madness i painted it Ford Electric Orange, not sure if i like it or not, thought about doing the wheels to match but will probably end up painting the bumper VW orange to match the wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Nice work! Can you add a front mounted tow ball or hitch? - used to have one on my old swb.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:45 pm 
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VW campers (yawn!) :roll:
Is the 1600 TD engine any good?


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Sorry Rob I don't know anything about the diesel engines in campers just the petrol.
Think the diesels are based on the water-cooled petrol engines that were in Golfs/Sciroccos etc.
Not the fastest but good strong engines from what I've read in the past.
Have a look here for info if you haven't already,
http://forum.club8090.co.uk/index.php?s ... e7cd1d6fa3
there's a wiki,
http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Ma ... el_engines
and more info here,
http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/

Is this a turbo diesel in a T3/T25 like my wife's camper?


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:12 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
Is this a turbo diesel in a T3/T25 like my wife's camper?


Eeeeee yeah a think thats what it is :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Nice work there jimihendrix


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