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BrownBUGUK September 20th, 2014 09:17 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metalmaster1766 (Post 577549)
I love it :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Thank you Sir :smile:

Ron

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat Box (Post 577622)
Your car looks damn good sir.

Thank you, I like how it's turned out :smile:

It's passed the UK MOT and I have insurance as well. I ran it to my club night meet and it performed very well indeed :grin:

It handles much better now the steering alignment has been adjusted, rear alignment to do a touch and it'll be right. Suspension has settled and I'm liking the stance, although I can see me sticking bigger tyres (Wide Ovals) on the rear maybe??

On the brake rollers....5 mm clearance !!
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps1d6ef832.jpg

All done...yay

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psbe4be5e1.jpg

Thanks to all who have been following progress/posting etc :grin:

V8Transporter September 20th, 2014 09:34 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
:clapping::clapping::clapping:

metalmaster1766 September 20th, 2014 11:35 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 577692)
:clapping::clapping::clapping:

:clapping::clapping::clapping:

BrownBUGUK September 25th, 2014 05:53 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Thank you Metalmaster and V8transporter :grin:



A mate took some shots last night at a location I had had my eye on for a while, old gas station looking nice and crumbly close to where I live in Oxford UK. The lady owner granted us full access as I had phoned and asked her first, she was more than happy to let us do what we wanted as most don't ask and she doesn't like bods just turning up thinking they have a right to use/access her property without permission...rude idiots.

Anyhoo....here's a taster of a pre-edit snap....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psf15e33cb.jpg

I know this is borderline Volksrod, but the wheel combo and exterior/interior styling is Hotrod inspired so I hope it qualifies?

alykat September 25th, 2014 06:01 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
No my friend. This not borderline. This is full on badass volksrod ! :thumbsup: :bow:

V8Transporter September 25th, 2014 10:06 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
A "Borderline Volksrod." (?) What a great sense of humor! :grin:

The shot of your VOLKSROD at the old garage is calendar perfect. :thumbsup::clapping::thumbsup:

DrHax September 25th, 2014 11:04 AM

No that's a volksrod. Through and through that's a freaking volksrod

BrownBUGUK September 25th, 2014 03:56 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 577769)
No my friend. This not borderline. This is full on badass volksrod ! :thumbsup: :bow:

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 577772)
A "Borderline Volksrod." (?) What a great sense of humor! :grin:

The shot of your VOLKSROD at the old garage is calendar perfect. :thumbsup::clapping::thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrHax (Post 577773)
No that's a volksrod. Through and through that's a freaking volksrod

That's alright then :wink:

I'm awaiting the edited versions of our shoot, I'll get them up on her soon. Good night all.

BrownBUGUK September 26th, 2014 09:21 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Got the edited images through.....I like 'em!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps62b3f60b.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psea8bc2c9.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps465bbc9b.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps11b0a5ab.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps54064cc4.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps614154cf.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps5c03a512.jpg

Hope y'all lik'em as well? :grin:

V8Transporter September 26th, 2014 10:19 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Nice! The third one down is my favorite.:thumbsup::clapping::thumbsup:

DrHax September 26th, 2014 11:06 AM

A few of your images are now my phones wallpaper. :funny::thumbsup:

BrownBUGUK September 26th, 2014 11:09 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Glad you like V8T, I like the top one and the bottom on e if only I'd turned the front wheels over to the right. I really like the hard contrast, one my car and the shed gas pumps...looks moody. I'm right pleased with them, my mate Paul Graham of PLG Photography took them.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...6120023&type=1

alykat September 26th, 2014 03:54 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Paul did an excelent job!

BrownBUGUK September 27th, 2014 02:20 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrHax (Post 577796)
A few of your images are now my phones wallpaper. :funny::thumbsup:

Wow, I'm chuffed (very pleased).....I'll tell Paul :grin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 577801)
Paul did an excelent job!

He is rather good at it :wink:

BrownBUGUK September 27th, 2014 04:14 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
To all who have admired the quality of the images of my bug, Paul would like to extend his thanks and appreciation of your praise.

Here's his website: http://www.plgphoto.com/about.html

BrownBUGUK September 27th, 2014 11:57 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Well, despite all the fuss and excitement over the photo session the bug has just spewed it's brake juice all over the floor. I'd not been happy with the brake pedal feel, coupled with one too many top ups signaled a problem. But no visible signs of a leak?? :Idunno:
Then I backed it out of the garage and there were two puddles to tell the tale....master cylinder leaking past the seals and filling into the naps hat section, finally seeping out through the bolt mount area.

Stripped it out today, but I've had to cut the long front to rear pipe as the union wouldn't undo, so a new piece will be patched into the line inside the cabin.

It'll get done this week coming.

V8Transporter September 27th, 2014 02:25 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Tell Paul that IMHO he does phenomenal work. :bow: Of course I'm a little prejudiced about the shot of the Single Cab. :thumbsup:
One that really caught my eye is the row of wine glasses with the string of horizontal lines across the top. :thumbsup:
I've worked as an artist and my dad was a professional photographer, so I'm not just blowing smoke. :grin:

BrownBUGUK September 28th, 2014 04:06 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 577808)
Tell Paul that IMHO he does phenomenal work. :bow: Of course I'm a little prejudiced about the shot of the Single Cab. :thumbsup:
One that really caught my eye is the row of wine glasses with the string of horizontal lines across the top. :thumbsup:
I've worked as an artist and my dad was a professional photographer, so I'm not just blowing smoke. :grin:

I've posted your reply in full on FB, thank you :grin:

Master cylinder coming on Monday.

BrownBUGUK October 13th, 2014 07:37 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I now have a brake pedal and have been driving the bug as much as I can, to get some shake down miles and because I LOVE IT :dancing:

Out n about at a drag race day that was rained off (Yeah we get rain over here guys)....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps3ddcd8e1.jpg...god day out all the same :grin:

Out n about with 'er indoors.....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psf906cc1a.jpg...down at a local biker/pistonheads cafe. Funny really, those bikers guys are not in the slightest bit interested in the bug...at all...in any way...ever!

Having said that I've started my brat bike project.....

Taking this...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psd3c9c516.jpg

..to something like this, with a bit of this :sawzall: :welder: and of course this :AssScratch:...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps0b28759d.jpg.

Should I start another thread on here as it's sort of hot rod stylee, it'll have some pin striping on it for sure? :wink:

Would it be worthy on this forum?

Edit: I'm such a twat...just found the bike thread on here....that'll do for me! Cheers guys.

BrownBUGUK October 22nd, 2014 02:32 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I sourced my Halibrand reps from a stateside wheel supplier J D Wheels and they've posted images of my humble bug on thier website which is nice :grin:

Here: http://www.jdwheels.com/halibrand-replica.html

In amongst some awesome hotrods and classic American tin - which inspired my overall build, so I'm very pleased. Thank you J D Wheels.

V8Transporter October 23rd, 2014 03:39 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Mmm. Must be nice to be famous. Hopefully you won't forget your friends over on this side of the pond with our 'patina-fied' old rides and simple painted steel wheels...sigh.:wink::grin:

BrownBUGUK November 1st, 2014 02:55 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 578354)
Mmm. Must be nice to be famous. Hopefully you won't forget your friends over on this side of the pond with our 'patina-fied' old rides and simple painted steel wheels...sigh.:wink::grin:

How could I forget me ole muckers from across the pond? I'll have my people talk to your people.....we simply must do lunch sometime.........laters! :grin:

V8Transporter November 1st, 2014 05:37 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
See it's already begun. I guess I'll have to rustle up some "people" so your "people" will have someone to talk too. Right now there's just an ancient Cocker Spaniel and three feral cats....sigh.

metalmaster1766 November 2nd, 2014 08:18 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 578514)
See it's already begun. I guess I'll have to rustle up some "people" so your "people" will have someone to talk too. Right now there's just an ancient Cocker Spaniel and three feral cats....sigh.

Guess I need another dog & a few more cats



Ron :dancing:

BrownBUGUK June 14th, 2015 04:10 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Blinking hell, has it really been 8 months since I posted on here, sorry guys I love you all, really I do.

Update:

I dug the bug out after a UK winter to find it popping and backfiring a bit too much for my linking, so a quick look see and it was determined the valves on the engine leftside were not sealing properly along with an inlet gasket failure as well.

So, reluctantly dropped out the engine and stripped off the l/s head. The #4 exhaust valve was not sealing, but a slightly bigger problem was apparent......both /s barrels were quite badly corroded. This has got to be due to the engine spending a long time laid up, with no oil down the bores, leading to condensation causing the barrel corrosion.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psy88gpsyn.jpg

So, it needed two new barrels at least. Now, fortunately, my mate Scotty had a few spare b&ps in the correct size (1641cc) so they were honed and pressed into service. They were nearly new, less than 2000miles, so were in very good condition. The r/s barrels were like new so no problem there.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps4bioef8k.jpg

It was a learning curve for me as I'd never stripped a type1 engine before, so all good. Once back together, I was pleased to have had the experience.

So it's all back in and running sweetly, balanced the twin 34s yesterday and I'm pleased it's running so well 'touch wood'.

Also, scored a pair of 215/65x15 BFGoodrich TA Radials for silly cheap and got them on as well :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pstblvqx05.jpg

I like this moody shot...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psgqsd68y2.jpg

Those 215s really fatten up the arse end a treat...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pso3642c4q.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psfaluuvih.jpg

So, just fettling to do now: Adjust clutch, roll n/s/f wing edge to make more tyre clearance, fix fuel gauge, change engine oil/filter (after 450miles from rebuild) and polish it ready for the big European road trip to European Bug-In 2016 in Belgium at the end of June2015, can't wait :dancing:

Thanks for checking in chaps, Colin


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