Rattletrap
2015-10-22T18:34:20Z
Originally Posted by: lifeintheslowlane 

I had a chat with a man at an all makes show this August. Turns out he works for "Vintage Tyres" at Beaulieu Museum and he said 8 years for renewals.:shock:

Well I know he could be trying to drum up custom but I bet most of us here will be double-checking that predicted lifespan. I was hoping my set of whitewall were going to see me out. :wink:


I check mine purely by cracks on the side walls, John. Perhaps we can have an age finder for tyres as well as the cars:d
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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Rattletrap
2015-10-27T19:29:59Z
Found a great auction site to get rid of Rattletrap on:d

Just kidding (about getting rid of RT that is), however, there is a familiar ex-UK Standard split on there at the moment; Haven't seen it around for over ten years now, some of you may recall it:smile:

http://auction.catawiki....beetle-split-beetle-1950 
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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-10-27T19:49:47Z
Just sold another of the fleet Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:wink:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-10-28T18:06:08Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

Just sold another of the fleet Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:wink:



Andy W


Have you sold 'The Beast' Andy:?
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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-10-30T19:43:13Z
Noooooooooooooo a nice sunshine Beetle.
AW attached the following image(s):
Rattletrap
2015-10-31T15:56:15Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

Noooooooooooooo a nice sunshine Beetle.



I'm going through a 1970s nostalgia phase Andy, Rattletrap and other Splits suddenly seem soooooooooooooo ancient being from before my existence:omg: I have a hankering for a 70's yellow or bright orange Beetle at the moment.:oops:

Shame she's gone, was she as good as the last 1970s beauty you sold.:?
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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-11-02T17:24:17Z
Yes she was nice. if you ever feel the need to get rid of a split let me know before I spend the Wad :d

Andy W

( Very tempted with something but it has two extra cylinders )
Rattletrap
2015-11-03T18:52:10Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

Yes she was nice. if you ever feel the need to get rid of a split let me know before I spend the Wad :d

Andy W

( Very tempted with something but it has two extra cylinders )



Porsche:?
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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-11-04T22:55:20Z
:wink:


Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-12-08T18:59:30Z
Hi everyone, members and non-members.:smile:

I'm still hoping to find more pictures, articles or anything relating to Rattletrap's past. The car appeared in many shows both VW and mixed vintage/classic over three decades. If anyone can help please send them to me at rattletrapvw@hotmail.com, or if you prefer, please post them here, though I'd rather have direct copies of any files that you may have which I would post here anyway.8)
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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-12-08T22:20:24Z
Sent you an E mail.


Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-12-17T19:28:38Z
Recently found the two missing front bumper badges from the days before Rattletrap's big smash. These I presumed went missing along with the bent panels and bumpers after the crash, prior to rebuild. One is for the American Servicemen Automobile Club, and the other Tony's VW Owners Club of GB badge. I've owned Rattletrap for almost seven years now, and having been through it many times checking for the repairs and so on, you'd think I knew what was in the car.

The badges appeared stuffed in the glove box recently leaving little room for anything else, so hardly hidden from sight. I really do not recall seeing them before, as if I had, I'd have fitted them back there and then as I want to get the car as much to when Tony had it as possible. I know I'd opened the glove box a few times since I first got the car, as the glove box door was jammed shut and I had a task getting it open, (the scratch mark on the door from where I slipped with a screwdriver is still evident). I have also used it since:?

Spooky:omg:

Here they are now back on the car,

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And here is an old picture when they were on it back in the day.

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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
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Rattletrap
2015-12-20T13:25:23Z
To Rob and all the members and viewers of pre67vw, have a happy Christmas and great New Year.:beer:

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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
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Rattletrap
2016-02-12T16:29:09Z
It feels like a long winter just now, nothing much is happening with Rattletrap to report on, and there are some out there that are missing BBC's Top Gear programme, so here's a bit of fun:smile:

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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
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Rattletrap
2016-02-15T14:13:22Z
Was having a search around the garage yesterday and dug out these wheel trims, or beauty rings as they are sometimes called. They are aluminium with a nice fluted style and no holes. These are the only ones I've ever seen, so unless someone can say otherwise, they could be unique now.

They are a bit battered but as they are for 15" wheels and suitable only for a DeLuxe, I may clean them up and put them on Rattletrap who's also a bit battered.:smile:




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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
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2016-02-15T15:24:41Z
Nice find in your stash. :d I have three trims think number four has gone on its holls. 😶


Andy W
lifeintheslowlane
2016-02-15T18:14:50Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

Was having a search around the garage yesterday and dug out these wheel trims, or beauty rings as they are sometimes called. They are aluminium with a nice fluted style and no holes. These are the only ones I've ever seen, so unless someone can say otherwise, they could be unique now.

They are a bit battered but as they are for 15" wheels and suitable only for a DeLuxe, I may clean them up and put them on Rattletrap who's also a bit battered.:smile:




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Have you had a look to see if they are date stamped John? Lemmertz beauty rings were all date stamped.


John.
Rattletrap
2016-02-15T18:54:31Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

Nice find in your stash. :d I have three trims think number four has gone on its holls. 😶


Andy W



A shame Andy. Maybe you should donate the remaining useless three to the Rattletrap charity, unless you can find a three-wheeled Beetle: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!
:d
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Rattletrap
2016-02-15T18:58:42Z
Originally Posted by: lifeintheslowlane 

Have you had a look to see if they are date stamped John? Lemmertz beauty rings were all date stamped.


How are you sure they are Lemmertz John (are they German:? ).

I presume that they would be ink stamped rather than die stamped which would show through.

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 
AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2016-02-16T14:10:23Z
A Three wheel Bug LOL Well of to the Auction at Donnington a week on Wednesday so you never know what we might pick up. :roll:



Andy W
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