Ratty '67 (MY) 1500 bug

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by Dubs, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Dubs

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    Bought this as a resto project a few years ago, but enjoying rolling it Ratlook stylee for now... :D

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    I have raised the back a spline recently as it was getting a bit tiresome dragging the pan over speedbumps.. Handles much better now as well, surprisingly... :thumbsup:
     
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  2. You have an eye for a good looking Beetle Jas. :)
     
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  3. Dubs

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    Why thank you kind Sir. :)
     
  4. I'm liking it! I note the air vents in the fender edges to cool the brake drums, very smart. How did you get the front into the weeds?
     
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  5. Dubs

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    Lol... I'm glad you spotted the "air vents" that are cunningly disguised as fecking great rust holes... ;)

    The front setup is nothing fancy, just lowered on drop spindles and adjustable beam, Smart car tyres. (May go up a size on the tyres though)

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  6. Crikey do you wear tyres out really quickly with that muck rear camber?
     
  7. Dubs

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    Not as much as you would imagine, but yes, they do wear quicker. That was one of the reasons that I got sensible and lifted it up a notch.
     
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  8. el

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    Oh yes.
     
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  9. Dubs

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    My Stepdaughter's very first driving lesson... In the bug. :eek::thumbsup:

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  10. Looks good to me. :cool:

    Even at that height it'd still not make it over the speedhumps round here. Stock height cars can catch if you cross them wrong.
     
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  11. Ploptop2

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  12. Dubs

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    Haven't seen it dude, is it on here?
     
  13. Ploptop2

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    I have no idea if he has posted pics of it on here, he came to my house in it and it looked very similar to yours, white,but just as cool.

    Mine is shiny, but has a slightly bent beam. :(
     
  14. Dubs

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    Ah right, couldn't find it on here. Will keep an eye out for it. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  15. Very kind but mine's nothing special. It's not even rat look per se, it's just completely and utterly knackered!

    Here's a pic of a trip to Wales this year... never broke down, despite the points practically completely closing up. Did spend a good half hour under 5mph over Snowdonia though.

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  16. Ploptop2

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    I had it in my mind it was a 68 Si. Soz
     
  17. I am very offended ;-)
     
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  18. Got any interior shots? looks like my old beetle! i cant remember the reg and have no photo's doh!
     
  19. Dubs

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    Ignore me... just celebrating getting photobucket pics back.. :D
     
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