Cheque book restos and lack of knowledge/research

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Cheque book restos and lack of knowledge/research

Post by readyboy61 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:16 pm

The cheque book resto seems to becoming more and more common, what happend to getting your hands dirty or should i say clean as to be fair not everyone can weld and paint which still leaves alot you can do yourself i.e rebuilding a repainted shell!

Doing the research to find out how to do it, what goes where etc and the biggest point to be made BUY A F***ing manual like the bently manual and the idiots guide how to keep your volkswagn alive.

Too many cluless in the scene :lol: asking to many stupid simple questions :lol:
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Post by vwJim » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:20 pm

Depressing isn't it...

Then moan about "scene tax", if everyone did their research to bolt lengths etc etc and bought from general shops then there wouldn't be a market for 20p bolts sold for £2.
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Post by readyboy61 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:34 pm

vwJim wrote:Depressing isn't it...

Then moan about "scene tax", if everyone did their research to bolt lengths etc etc and bought from general shops then there wouldn't be a market for 20p bolts sold for £2.
Certianly is! Dont get me wrong i asked questions but only when i couldnt find it covered in a manual or on the various forums and couldnt work it out after thinking it through lots, mainly on stuff that is a modification not stock.

and yes every town has a proper bolt shop and sell things for pence not pounds :lol:
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Post by miles » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:34 pm

readyboy61 wrote:The cheque book resto seems to becoming more and more common, what happend to getting your hands dirty or should i say clean as to be fair not everyone can weld and paint which still leaves alot you can do yourself i.e rebuilding a repainted shell!

Doing the research to find out how to do it, what goes where etc and the biggest point to be made BUY A F***ing manual like the bently manual and the idiots guide how to keep your volkswagn alive.

Too many cluless in the scene :lol: asking to many stupid simple questions :lol:
Can I borrow your cheque book please ? :)
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Post by readyboy61 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:38 pm

miles wrote:
readyboy61 wrote:The cheque book resto seems to becoming more and more common, what happend to getting your hands dirty or should i say clean as to be fair not everyone can weld and paint which still leaves alot you can do yourself i.e rebuilding a repainted shell!

Doing the research to find out how to do it, what goes where etc and the biggest point to be made BUY A F***ing manual like the bently manual and the idiots guide how to keep your volkswagn alive.

Too many cluless in the scene :lol: asking to many stupid simple questions :lol:
Can I borrow your cheque book please ? :)
urmmm sure, its full never used! Do you need the manual on how to fill it in, saves asking silly questions!
I mean who uses cheques anymore, well ok my grandad.....
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Post by Huw » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:55 pm

Too true, I cant remember the last time I met a new owner who could do anything other than drive it,

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Post by RockStock » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:15 pm

God yeah
Snowballin'

'Just a quick one. What does this knob do?'
Er choke mate

Seems to be mainly the facebrag crew
Reckon theyre really a 'hey look at my new bus im so excited' post in disguise

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Post by miles » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:36 pm

Don't forget that you can own a splitty without needing to get your hands dirty ;)
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Post by Max Last » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:51 pm

So, if I go ahead with "buy a Bentley" stickers, you think I`d sell any?!!
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Post by miles » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:57 pm

Are you talking about the car, or the book / manual publisher :-)
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Post by Max Last » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:59 pm

not sure, hang on I`ll ask on bookface , they seem to know a bit on there.....
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Post by Max Last » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:02 pm

They said they can`t get answer until the man at the shiny workshop gets to work on Monday.
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Post by Banger » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:13 pm

99.999% of the info is already out there:
The Samba - just about every owners manual, colour/trim charts, M code lists, wiring diagrams
Obsolete Air Cooled Project for pdfs of the original parts manuals
Tom Wilson book from Amazon
Free parts catalogues from VWH and JK
A reprint of an owners manual from the club shop for less than a fiver

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Post by miles » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:00 pm

And where's my complimentary free coffee......

Lots of people don't want to get their hands dirty.

The shame of it.......:-)
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