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Thread: Passion but no ideas project.

  1. #1201
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    Ho ho ho Reg,no but the bay will be different and a bit of beefing up for the engine....forged...hopefully things will start to move now the season is nearly over,mind you the bleeding fingers aint good for an "old man" ?

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    And if there isn't enough to do..."stainless fatigue"

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    Started to dig,not my best idea but with a bit of spare time coming up in the afternoons,just as well meet it head-on

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    Is it a bit disheartening finding rust like then when you think you have a solid caddy?

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    We will have to start calling you Trigger, Dave

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    For sure Mitty,saying that it does do several miles and lives outside in a "hostile" enviroment

    Thats got me thinking Al....3 sets of seats,2 rear cab trims,2 sets of door cards,2 dashes,banded steels,RSs and now E30s,3 sets of bumpers,2 sets of wings,brake pipes replaced,wiring rerouted,engine rebuilt twice with new block and this time all forged internals,2 sets of carbs and much more.....but....I have done several thousands of miles in the process...whats your excuse

    Pic for "Mick" a few porbeagles turned up,had 7 as well as the 40 odd blues this week !

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    Thanks Dave - much appreciated. You seen the Beluga I've got on my doorstep? If you want to come down and have a go at it you can stay at mine,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    whats your excuse
    Several different projects, 5 in fact ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty85 View Post
    Is it a bit disheartening finding rust like then when you think you have a solid caddy?
    Hehe are there any mk1s without rust.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    Hehe are there any mk1s without rust.....?
    Very few, but that's hopefully the end of it for Dave. Im still shocked how bad mine was, even when on the face of it it seemed sound!

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    I'm still sure i would dip a keeper if I do it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    I'm still sure i would dip a keeper if I do it again
    Would be a lot lighter on the way back lol

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    Hahaha!

    Thinking of dipping my 7, but part of me is too scared to make it too good because I don't want to be scared to drive the shit out of it....

    Just been wondering how to prevent condensation in the Buggy tubes, was half considering silica gel before welding the tubes shut

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    Why not get your frame zinc dipped

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    like a gate

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    Make 2, when it rusts out replace it and get to work making another.
    Caddy MK2 1.9, Aired Golf MK4 1.9 TDi

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    Cleaned up ,zinc primer applied and front panel all welded on...bad weather = progress,at last !

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    "Bonito" Mick

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    that looks exotic Dave

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    Didn't look so exotic when the shark had it

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    What fish is that Dave? Looks like a cross between a Mackerel & Tuna on steroids!

    Bad weather is a double edge sword for you isnt it; You get to work on your cars, but you dont earn any money!

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    Did you buy it in Macfisheries as bait?

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