Total Pageviews

Saturday, 20 August 2011

76 Bay nearly There.

Done some more over the last couple of days, New jacking point now installed on the drivers side of the van the outrigger had been repaired and the front valance is now been welded in place & the dash board is now completed. Just the sill and the hole in the battery tray to go and i can put my bay back in the workshop, engine needs to come out the wee oil leek is now developed to the point it looks like she's been sick. back to the 76 been in the work shop yesterday afternoon and today I'm getting to the point where i feel its been hear to long, i have to say the front valance has been a bastard as the front valance installed is for the earlier bays and the one we took off was home made and was a absolute shit to remove, And it was made of 10 gauge steel and the installer should be shot until death occurs using only blunt pencils as Ammo starting with the genitals. not that i believe in making people suffer but who ever you are you done it to me first.

pictures below.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Beach Buggin 2011.

Went to the beach buggin this year, First time to this show, was impressed at the turn out & the organisation was excellent, the quality of vehicles was high and the number was equally high will visit this show next year. Weather was excellent to top it off, My grandson was a pain and my Bold head got burnt to fuck but its was still good. We met up with some other members of the Aylesbury Low Life's while there which made the day much better. I enjoyed the day so much i actually forgot to take many pics may be i will make up for it next year.

Pics below as usual.

This bug really appealed to me The dogs danglers.

The good looking lady in the pink is my wife.

Dave in his newly acquired Early bay picked up the day before.

I took this picture just because there was a very large ship appeared.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Daves Early Bay.

Well people my old mucker more comonly known as the Dave Clarke AKA miserable old fart (only Joking) HHMM or am eye ;-), he has finaly emptied his bank balance & purchased a very solid early bay, Not that the title gives it way by ant chance, Sometime's you just have to admit you can make your self look a right cock, Then actually admit it on the Net to all and Sundry, it's no wonder no one takes me seriously.
Dave's bay supplied by the one & only House of Dub, And HOD Imports, Sweet bus cant tell you the price it's not Effical you Know, but it was a bargain. And they lowered it in the deal Totally Sweet.

Any way theres a few pictures below too mark the occasion, So dont forget the names OK

HOUSE OF DUB, HOD IMPORTS, Oh and miserable old Fart ;-)

The bay

The inspection

The proud new owner.

The inside need some tlc.

The deal is Done.

And that's the official hand shake Jobby with Spike House of Dub Main man

The standard obligatory we must stand and look at it shot.

And the obligatory look underneath they stayed like that for an hour !!

There he is Me Old Mucker Dave with a cat that got the cream look on his face.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

76 Bay update.

Well those of you read my meandering Vw experiences will probably remember me talking about Cynthia a blue beetle that started off as a just replace a heater channel Joby, From there it spiraled in to the usual obis of rotten metal and the owners probably rightly say well we have to do it.

Ha Ha you know where I'm going then, Paul he is a man with a vision and he has the drive to fulfill that ambition, That were i come in Paul referred to me as a tiki of something or other & so we are at the point we are last post i added i think i had just pigged out on my dinner HHHMM, The front valance was all cleaned up and ready for the new sheet steel to be added. this week i have done some more work on the dash No pictures as they would be boring. i have how ever been working on the passengers side wheel arch this is now satisfactorily repaired.

Pics below, as usual please comment i love it you see, Zoe you may have to sign up with google if you want to comment.

PS No Comments with the pics this time feeling lazy.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Paul Bryants 76 the ongoing saga !

Well Paul has since the works got underway decided that the front valance due to the blown filler, This being  due to moisture getting in the cracks and the other Reason being one of the previous owners had installed a home made valance Badly. Any way front valance has been cut out and cleaned up the drivers side sill has been cut out and some prep work still needs to be done the dash has been brought back and temporarily fitted so the brackets can be made up to fix the dash along the screen, yep you gussed it because the replacment inner pannel was the same as the front panel itdont have the clips either.

You have to ask your selves when companys like GSF and C&C sell you panels that are supposed to be Pattern parts how they can miss somthing as important as the fucking mounting clips of the fucking thing, Im not a serial moaner but it does piss me right of just to clarify that point your panels are shit the tin is shit & Thin & rots quicker than a dead cow in the arizona desert.

Glad i got that off my chest any way pictures below, Thanks for looking.

Sill not brilliant is it.

lots of filler on this bay im afraid, as you can see its every where even on the camera lens.

Filler removed going back to my comments about shit tin this replacment sill less than ten years old and rotten through.

started cleaning it up the cut is not crooked it cut along the join but some of it is missing.

These are the brackets that should be on the panels.

These are the ones i made up so the dash can be secured under the screen.

Pretty Good match i think i will put these in later a week day evening job.

Inside of the home grown valance i think the plate is two or three mm thick.

All the crap and sealant removed ready to start cuttting with the old air chisel i like my air chisel make life easy.

old front valance cut off, lots of crap behind there.

What a suprise more bloody expanding Foam.

Let the cleaning process begin.

It may not seem like it but i had been right round the outer edge took f*****g ages felt like i had W*****s Cramp, Too may swear words apparently.

Right then if you look at the front clip the steel with the cuts in it is whats left of the original factory front valance and this being a 76 it has the bulbous thick steel one to take impact you know sqaure bumper job they cut some off and flattened the rest, this makes very hard work trust me.

The other side no different.

Oh and then it was Four Thirty and i had to deal with this, obviously this was a high priority Job that could not wait, My wife is bloody marvelous.

Well next entry should be the front valanve done and on, dash back in place and hopfully the sill done & completed. Or does that seem a little optamistic you decide.

For those of you how have had some issues leaving a comment i believe after enquiring you need to have either a google account or a blog of your own.