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by mik+nik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert
Replies: 165
Views: 14695

Re: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert

tracking/castor camber issues can be engineered out but it's a hell of a lot of work, if you convert to IRS and run the bags directly to the arms then the rear wheels move up and down almost straight, for the front it requires converting to rack and pinion steering with the steering imput rod triang...
by mik+nik
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert
Replies: 165
Views: 14695

Re: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert

there are 6 bolts that influence the door gaps x2 front clip, x2 through rear seat floor and the 2 in the rear arches, set your gaps using the rubber spacers then measure the distance and manufacture steel spacers to suit that way when you re-bolt it they are good and solid and unlike rubber won't d...
by mik+nik
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert
Replies: 165
Views: 14695

Re: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert

The usual problem with the front section is the position of the two under tank reinforcement sections they seem to be about an inch out, the spare wheel well is usually pretty good although on my 66 I had to reposition the chassis pick ups as well to get them snug with the rubber packers, hookeys al...
by mik+nik
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert
Replies: 165
Views: 14695

Re: mid life crisis two ;-) The 1966 vert

Limebug do bolt on kits, if you’re definitely going air ride then their 4” narrowed jawbreaker saves a lots of hassle and work. The rear doesn’t require any mods to the car but if you don’t mind chopping and welding then look at the airkweld kits and fabricate it yourself obviously you can’t go back...
by mik+nik
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My First VW !! Mid Life Crisis " Full index on page 1 "
Replies: 4813
Views: 419438

Re: My First VW !! Mid Life Crisis " Full index on page 1 "

i see your going to be repairing the 'A' post bottoms(as per all rusty beetles) use hookeys repair panels as they are far better than the klonker ones plus he does a line up tool thats very usefull, if your'e thinking of running twin carbs then also use his access doors kits hi-pacs(also handy for e...
by mik+nik
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Our 65 Walkthrough Splitty
Replies: 80
Views: 10646

Re: Our 65 Walkthrough Splitty

bad back and cold winters, plus buying an over priced rusty/rat beetle didn't help(dodgy MOT and soooo much filler it was unreal) i'm just setting up my new workshop and will hopefully be back at it in a couple of weeks. will be re-assembling the 66 mango oval window'd beetle(once back from painter ...
by mik+nik
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: 2 Porsche style Fuchs 15 x 130 SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: 2 Porsche style Fuchs 15 x 130 FINAL PRICE

pm'd you mate.
by mik+nik
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: First time project 66 Oregon
Replies: 57
Views: 9326

Re: First time project 66 Oregon

dragged my full loom out, but remember to leave a guide line through the chassis sections to make new install a bit easier
by mik+nik
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: LHD to RHD
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: LHD to RHD

your bus do what you want and what best suits your lifestyle if your looking at euro trips then it maybe better to leave it but if not then as has been said it's a lot less stressfull on the road. i went with a full r/h/d dash but after all the work involved i think it would have been easier to do t...
by mik+nik
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 287388

Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two…...

morning,
left home at 6:30, 31 mins drive and now clocked on for a days work.......i know where i'd rather be! have a great holiday steve :wink: .
mik
by mik+nik
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 62 15 Window project - No longer grey!
Replies: 626
Views: 72440

Re: 62 15 Window project - Chassis painting stage

ooh tig, in my long term plan to buy a good set up and learn.
by mik+nik
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1960 OG Paint Mango 11 Window...
Replies: 142
Views: 23985

Re: 1960 OG Mango 11 Window...Deluxe notches

very neat solution for the rear belts, lovin the crinkle finish tinware.
by mik+nik
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 287388

Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two…...

sorry for starting the rumour mark but could swear someone on vzi said it was you must have meant nigel as he has a nice bus as well and posts on here. Those wheels look familiar on the foz mate,trust me nigel beetles maybe smaller but once you get ordering the panels and by the look of it all the l...
by mik+nik
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 287388

Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two…...

think it went summat like that mark that has the nice bus "you know the one" think he's on ssvc has just got a karmann beetle. but my disclaimer is i have the memory recall of a goldfish. bus is lookin really good steve mines taken a back seat due to moving into a shared workshop and rotten beetle t...
by mik+nik
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 287388

Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two…...

heard a rumour on volkszone(could be one of the other site i frequent)but i think that mark got a karmann may not be true and not trying to start owt as i may have my mark's mixed up