Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Skyelectrix, Mar 13, 2015.
Tucked up for the winter!
What you all using for an indoor cover for your buses? I’m looking for something soft…
Jeez... I want your collection! Especially the Ghia!!
Thank you. Wait till you see the ‘58 deluxe beetle that’s next in line after I sort out the wife’s mexibug. That will be pretty special. Just struggling to find some of the parts…
Can we have resto threads please? nice to see some of the other models on the site!
I didn’t really go to town with photos of the other restoration projects like I did with the Westy. I might have a few of the cabrio I could dig out. I must remember to do so with the 58!
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The last couple of years has been really tough on us as a family and has meant that we haven’t managed to get out as much as we wanted. Added to the Marmiteestorm called Covid very few miles have done!
Now things are on the mend and the weather has improved we’ve managed to get out and about in some of the VW’s.
Freshwater West beach outing.
Hot rods on the beach at Pendine sands
Evening trip to Wisemans Bridge Beach
New engine is bedding in nice. Sounds lovely and seems very smooth. I’m glad I stuck with the FI.
Second oil change done but still a few miles left to do to complete the running in process.
Worry gauges seem to check out ok? Photo taken at idle after a good run. Temperature is sitting around 190-200 on the move. I know the gauges aren’t the most accurate but I don’t think it’s a bad idea to keep an eye out for any sudden changes!! The digital CHT gauge I bought from eBay doesn’t seem to stay illuminated for long so will have to investigate.
Cracking resto mate , well done you Panel aint too shabby either , hope to see you around this year
Thanks mate, it was a big journey! As soon as the salt is washed off the roads and the weather improves, we'll be out and about. Hoping to get to Run to the sun in Newquay at the end of May.
I’ll Chuck up some photos of the mexibug on a build thread on here as I work through it. Here’s the link to the build thread of the cabrio on volkszone (if that’s allowed mods?)
We had decided to go to this show and support it as I’ve been many many times in the past. I’m not really into showing my cars but thought it might be an idea to enter Chilli in the show and shine just once. So we bought our tickets through our local club and applied for the S&S.
I received an email today from the organisers and apparently Chilli is not of the standard required!! I guess if he was lowered with a big sound system and painted a lairy colour he’d be in!! Oh well I suppose there’s the cruise to look forward to….
So we’re off to the RTTS in less than 2 weeks so I need to sort some things out for what will be Chilli’s longest journey to date. 270 miles each way!!!
so the leisure battery has been replaced and I’m hoping to carry out a couple of other jobs to make the experience a bit more enjoyable.
Managed to find a self inflating mattress to make night time a bit more comfortable
Chilli is up on the lift to try and get the eberspacher finally up and running. While he’s there a quick once over and adjust the brakes etc
@davidoft is the resident eberspacher-whisperer
got mine up and running after 30 years or so - you’ll be amazed how much heat you get when it’s on full
I’ve had it running on the bench (well outside on a trestle in case it burst into flames!) so it should be just a case of fuel and power….. famous last words eh??
I’m going to RTTS toooo
Hopefully be able to say hi and finally meet a member of the Latebay in person! What will you be driving?
the white beauty on the left
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