1961 Project so23

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1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:15 am

Heres my latest project i recently bought, second split although the first project never took off as the van was too much off a mess, Bought it a few weeks ago so only just getting to grips with the steep learning curve of aircooled vw's. Unfortunatly didnt even get me home when buying it a helicoiled spark plug popped out rendering one of the heads useless!

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Unfortunatly not knowing about some parts relating to the year inccorectly fitted and the front seat i didnt know was wrong ive got a growing list of parts to change... all good fun eh?
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by fredy66 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:56 am

nice bus man
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by Coolerdub » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:43 am

X ratty mullet gonna be a sweet ride good luck with the plans for it, I'll be watching. :compress: 8)
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by pokey » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:28 pm

yeah he took it in px for his panel, for this year the pop top and stripes will be going, got to get a rear bumper and front seat, bit of a tidyup and use for the summer, then funding permitting paint over the winter

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by markp » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:03 pm

Nice ride dude

Loving the stance mate

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by pokey » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:23 pm

had loads of boxes of parts arrive! should have some progress soon :cheers:


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Re: 1961 Project

Post by 5353 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:05 pm

pokey wrote: Unfortunatly didnt even get me home when buying it a helicoiled spark plug popped out rendering one of the heads useless!
Was it a ginger mockney you got it from?

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by Menace » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:09 pm

pokey wrote:yeah he took it in px for his panel, for this year the pop top and stripes will be going, got to get a rear bumper and front seat, bit of a tidyup and use for the summer, then funding permitting paint over the winter
I'd keep the stripes 8)
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by friedgreedo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:29 pm

Me too, love those stripes 8)


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Re: 1961 Project

Post by pokey » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:52 pm

The stripes are almost gone! As is a fair bit of the paint! More bad news tonight on the engine front the chambers are full of oil so I will be adding barrels and pistons to the new head required!

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by paul_f » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:52 am

If you are putting barrels and pistons on I would split the case and check it all out - lots of people have put on new top ends and then had a bottom end failure
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by pokey » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:14 am

Yeah I might do actually and when the case is open get it machined and go 1776

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by MYTDUB » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:20 am

Nice looking bus that. I looked into giving it a home , but a bit rich for me. East angler then if I remember right?
Still I found my one in north Wales ! :D
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Re: 1961 Project

Post by pokey » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:11 pm

Stripes are slowly going Image

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Re: 1961 Project

Post by markp » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:17 am

Ooooooo your such a tease

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