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2010-11-22T12:05:29Z
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vintagebug
2010-11-22T13:38:04Z
Can't see the pics James- what's happened?

Edit- It's ok, they've just opened now! :wink:
Dave
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55Kab
2010-11-22T15:26:00Z
Damn you James...I wish you'd stop posting photos of my future projects! :lol:

heb623
2010-11-22T15:28:48Z
vintagebug wrote:

Can't see the pics James- what's happened?



Dave, what kind of "hond" you are?:lol:

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2010-11-22T15:37:57Z
55Kab wrote:

Damn you James...I wish you'd stop posting photos of my future projects! :lol:



:lol:
You´ll need some 6" diameter Fuchs for that second one.
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Rich Oakley
2010-11-22T16:49:49Z
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47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
vintagebug
2010-11-22T23:26:39Z
heb623 wrote:

Dave, what kind of "hond" you are?:lol:

:twisted: ET




:lol: :lol: :lol:
Dave
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Ovaltine
2010-11-27T12:52:16Z
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I'm confused - its RHD, does it exist here still:?:

The way to end a good day out with your Split is with an Ovaltine!
Rich Oakley
2010-11-27T14:29:49Z
Ovaltine wrote:

I'm confused - its RHD, does it exist here still:?:



No, now scrapped as far as I'm aware. It started life as a 52 Sunroof Split and then was converted by the Lincs VWOC sometime in the 1970s.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
GKL 7
2010-11-27T18:18:36Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

a 52 Sunroof Split converted by the Lincs VWOC




Muppets:evil:
55Kab
2010-11-28T08:05:49Z
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Muppets:evil:



Don't foget it was the seventies. Split Bug's weren't worth a w**k then...even if it did have a sunroof... :lol:

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2010-11-28T12:49:39Z
Mad! When contemplating a project such as this, did they not consider that the usual reason for attacking ones car with an angle grinder is to make it better, not worse. Expending time and energy to ruin a car is difficult to understand.
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Rattletrap
2010-11-28T13:19:51Z
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Its difficult to understand the mentality involved in hacking a car such as this around. If this really was a club of VW enthusiasts, even in the 1970s they were vandalising a classic. What a shame, even the rear window's been butchered (no centre pillar), a car today that I'd prize as many of us would. Looks like one of those awful government supplied blue invalid carriages from the 1960s-70's.

I weep:cry:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
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Rattletrap
2010-11-28T13:30:23Z
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This has top the lot for a vintage Beetle tragedy, although more excusable than the previous butchery as clearly done when splits or ovals were still in production. What an early car (45, 46, 47?). First saw this in Bob Shaill's Split-Window Club newsletter about 1981. Needless to say,even this mess would have a significant value today, just for parts (whats left):(

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 
pre67vw
2010-11-28T14:21:31Z
Rattletrap wrote:

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Its difficult to understand the mentality involved in hacking a car such as this around. If this really was a club of VW enthusiasts, even in the 1970s they were vandalising a classic. What a shame, even the rear window's been butchered (no centre pillar), a car today that I'd prize as many of us would. Looks like one of those awful government supplied blue invalid carriages from the 1960s-70's.

I weep:cry:



Don't forget that at this time in the UK you could drive a three wheeler with only a motorbike licence, which gave rise to a big market in three wheelers. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the reason for the conversion, it was probably cheaper and faster than most three wheelers available at the time... I wouldn't think it was considered a classic in the 70s, looking in the old safer motoring mags you could pick splits up for peanuts
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GKL 7
2010-11-28T17:14:01Z
Found today,that would be rebuilt back to original spec.
They mignt not have been worth a W**k Martin,but those of us buying them,knew what we had and their significance.