JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-08T15:24:46Z
:roll:

Why cant i stop myself?
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Standard split
2010-06-08T16:38:39Z
JULIANROBINSON wrote:

:roll:

Why cant i stop myself?



There's no cure for this obsession :lol:

What, and where is the pic of your new jewell :!:

I'll take LOW off your hands if it helps :wink:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-08T18:29:03Z
Pics soon...

Its a '54 LHD Ex sweeden car...

ESU 336 - its green with an interesting roof..
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-09T00:08:10Z
Its a bit poorly...

Aparantly came from owen at some point?

and maybe was caught in an Avalanche?

Does anyone know its story?

Its an early 54

Been in the UK since 1987 so should be known...

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55Kab
2010-06-09T08:50:12Z
JULIANROBINSON wrote:

ESU 336 - its green with an interesting roof..



Not heard of it before Julian. What are your plans for it?


JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-09T19:54:55Z
Not sure yet.

It was offered to me as is or just bits of it... I couldn't see it broken up..

So had to bring it home.. Its safe and dry, I want to finish bare metalling it and then stick in primer till I find some time to to do something good with it...

I've got more than one little project on the go.. so its on a back burner..
Standard split
2010-06-17T19:02:49Z
JULIANROBINSON wrote:

Not sure yet.

It was offered to me as is or just bits of it... I couldn't see it broken up..

So had to bring it home.. Its safe and dry, I want to finish bare metalling it and then stick in primer till I find some time to to do something good with it...

I've got more than one little project on the go.. so its on a back burner..




Just make sure LOW gets all your attention :beer:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-17T23:40:15Z
I started the bare metaling tonight..

It has got a thick layer of filler and lots of paint on it.. it will be all bare soon so I can see what i've got...
Standard split
2010-06-19T12:16:19Z
JULIANROBINSON wrote:

I started the bare metaling tonight..

It has got a thick layer of filler and lots of paint on it.. it will be all bare soon so I can see what i've got...



I hope that you're not describing LOW :shock:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
Rich Oakley
2010-06-19T18:26:03Z
I remember that car well from the early 90s. I will see if I have some pics of it.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-19T22:36:22Z
Standard split wrote:

I hope that you're not describing LOW :shock:



No chance.. LOW is all rust, braising and no filler..
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-19T22:38:22Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

I remember that car well from the early 90s. I will see if I have some pics of it.



As far as I can tell, it was on the road in the uk from 88 to 92 so any pics from around then would be great...

I'd love some more history of it.. especially the roof damage? And the repairs!
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-19T22:40:54Z
Spent another few hours this afternoon removed huge amounts of filler and layers of paint.. dust everywhere ... I came in like the green man....the strange thing is that it looks better under the filler than you would expect.. most of the car seems to be the right shape.. but covered in a skim of filler.. :roll:
JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-19T22:49:52Z
Found these pictures on the net of it being stripped in 2007 by the previous owner...

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JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-20T20:47:10Z
I've been slowly trying to finish the bare metaling...

The wire wheel on the grinder is very noisy... but does a good job so I'm using it when i can bare it and when the neighbours are out!

The flap wheel is too abrasive and marks the metal so I'm using this to trim off the first few layers and then using the DA to finish the job...

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Some of the fuiller is VERY thick.. and there are lots of layers of paint..

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Some bloke came and watched..

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Roof nearly done..

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All I'm trying to do is finish the bare metal and then prime it so it doesnt get any worse... I havent got tyhe time or money to do anything else with it at the moment...

JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-20T20:51:11Z
Started on the rear 1/4... its thick in filler near the rear edge but I cant see why?

I think it was black first..

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JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-20T20:52:23Z
Had a look at the engine - well the bits...

Looks like its out of a '59...

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JULIANROBINSON
2010-06-20T21:41:55Z
Looking at the old Reg doc from 1982 it appears to have been first reg 16/2/1954

and as far as i can work out from the Chassis number it was built very Late jan '54

I've just realised the reg doc is german with german addresses on it..

So why am I told the car is swedish?

Actually, thinking about it I think one of the windows has a swedish tax from the 70's on it...

I think It has been around a bit!
2020-10-02T15:10:03Z
Hi Julian,

I know this is an old post put trying to track down what happened to my old 54 and it appears that you had it.

Here is what it looked like before the accident over 30 years ago

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https://www.facebook.com.../posts/10159089334169974 
JULIANROBINSON
2020-10-07T23:04:21Z
Hi steve.. I assume that you got all my pictures and messages sent via James Peen the other day?
The car is safe and built and in use again.
Julian
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