Rattletrap
2016-02-16T18:52:26Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

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



All sorted for you Andy :d

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
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2016-02-17T13:00:38Z
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Rattletrap
2016-03-11T16:38:55Z
Others here may find themselves wanting a new 6 volt battery. Now spring is here we are taking our vintage VW jewels out of hibernation only perhaps to find that the battery has finally died.:(

Rattletrap is a reluctant starter much of the time, and requires a tip-top condition decent battery to get going. He did have a new battery not so long ago, but I have a few cars all sharing a couple of batteries, and my ratty '58 Rattytrap now has his as I actually use the '58 'cause its the newest car I own.

A quote below shows a fair price for 6 volt batteries as they have become rather expensive. I have had quotes of over £100 + delivery elsewhere.:smile:

£70.99 inc vat on collection
£86.05 inc vat on delivery

There are some stronger options available please call for details
Thanks

Lincon Batteries Ltd
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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!
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Rattletrap
2016-04-07T10:29:35Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

The attention of a man passing by my house while I had the gate open was caught by a glimpse of my old '58, Rattytrap, and so stopped to ask about the car. When we got talking I allowed him through to see the car and then he also noticed Rattletrap lurking further from view behind the bushes. He was intrigued when I told him how old both cars were and about Rattletrap's mileage.

It turned out that he was a retired MOT tester with an 'anorak' knowledge of tyres. He looked closely at Rattletrap's tyres and declared they were from 1985. I thought 30 year-old tyres - that's cause for concern:o

He then looked at the tyres on Rattytrap and dated the front two from 1965 - fifty years old:omg:

It makes me realise that tyres are somthing we do not consider often enough. Just when are tyres too tired :?



Remember the above post last year.:roll:

Well, here is one of those tyres:

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
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Rattletrap
2016-04-07T10:30:46Z
And here it is now after the car has been standing over the winter:
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Note how the tread and edge has begun breaking apart through age, and just standing unused for five months. Just as well to have checked the tyres after the winter standing, and not just driven off down the road! It does raise a question with the pre60 vehicles being MOT exempt.: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!
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Fernando Pal
2016-04-11T20:31:24Z
:omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:
Five months in the same place, you should rotate tires in garage.
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Rattletrap
2016-05-12T11:47:31Z
Originally Posted by: Fernando Pal 

:omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:
Five months in the same place, you should rotate tires in garage.



I leave enough room to push Rattletrap forward or backward about a foot every few weeks, Fernando. But even if I did not move the car for five months, it wouldn't normally cause the tyres to self destruct.:smile:

This is how the tyre looks today - it continues to self destruct, even though its no longer on the car.:omg:


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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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Old Blue
2016-06-29T09:27:45Z
Hi Rattletrap, I can't access your Facebook page.
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
Rattletrap
2016-07-11T11:05:41Z
Facebook have blocked Rattletrap's page. They want to have proof of his ID; i.e., passport, driving license, bank card, student card and so on. As Rattletrap does not travel abroad, does not drive, (he gets driven), cannot have a bank account and is too old to go to college, I can't oblige:rofl:

What is it with these people, do they think he's a cover for some internet con:?:
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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JD
  •  JD
  • pre67vw Junkie
2016-07-15T08:38:16Z
Didn't even make it to Lavenham?
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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Rattletrap
2016-07-25T12:21:06Z
Originally Posted by: JD 

Didn't even make it to Lavenham?



I did JD, but not with Rattletrap :oops:

Rod_VW here (Rod Sleigh) looked surprised when he saw me - never mind Rattletrap:smile:

Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

Yes an awe-inspiring vintage VW event. I actually went along this year, on the Saturday. Alas, not in a vintage Beetle though, a friend drove me down in his Type llll or was it Type lV (I lose count of the type after Type lll).

Great also to see some old faces from back in the day. Rod Sleigh, who although was very busy didn't fail to recognise me after the many years since we last met, even with my disguise of glasses and a cap. Also met up with long time friend and once well known VW columnist, Harvey Simpson. We both walked the clever VW trial but some how came off course and trudged back to the VW autojumble field through a rather muddy area.

I certainly know what I've missed in previous years not going to Lavenham. Needed to be there two days to take it all in I think.: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
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Rattletrap
2016-08-19T16:02:36Z
It's funny how you suddenly notice something after decades enthusing over your favourite cars.

For various reasons, I haven't been able to do much in recent months with Rattletrap, and realised today that he is disappearing into the garden - nature is claiming the car. :omg:

So I went to it and cleared the growth of plants (weeds) pulling him into the ground (a process that takes about 40 years, so don't panic!). Decent summer weather has rendered Rattletrap no different from the last time I did anything with him, looking just as scruffy as ever, but no worse.

Looking around Rattletrap I realised that he has no courtesy light switch on either door hinge post. Intrigued I checked my other Split Volksies, and found that on the Standard type they have the courtessy switches up to and including 1950. But my later Standards, 1951 and 1952 do not, though there is a factory stamped impression where they would normally be.

Rattletrap has the Zwitter body. Elsewhere in this thread there is suggestion made by the VW museum that Rattletrap may have started life as a Standard body with Deluxe trim added. There are no grippers inside for a full headliner, for example.

Am I correct that all Deluxe cars, Split and Oval window have these switches, and that for the Standard model, VW discontinued fitting them in 1950. I do not have a Deluxe or Standard Oval to check against :?: :?
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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kevsplitty
2016-08-21T20:24:25Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

I did JD, but not with Rattletrap :oops:

Rod_VW here (Rod Sleigh) looked surprised when he saw me - never mind Rattletrap:smile:



I went with dad in my 65 single cab, gutted we did'nt see you 😞
Rattletrap
2016-08-23T18:02:10Z
Originally Posted by: kevsplitty 

gutted we did'nt see you 😞



Likewise Kevin 😞

It was very much a last minute decision to attend, my friend David called me the Friday evening offering me a ride to Lavenham on the Saturday morning.



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
2016-08-27T15:27:16Z
I wonder how many here realise that there is a rear window glass for the split that comes in a slightly smaller size than the norm - well, Rattletrap's are slightly smaller that any others I have.. This seems to be because the rubbers are thicker to take the deluxe trim strip, and unique to the deluxe 'Zwitter'. Handy info to know when you are buying split-window glasses:roll:

Presumably the smaller size with the Sekurit logo must be pretty difficult to find:?:
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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Fiber Split
2016-08-27T18:06:44Z
I did :wink:


Andy W
Rattletrap
2016-08-31T11:18:06Z
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

I did :wink:


Andy W


What a good find:shock:

Was you rummaging through a box of hens' teeth when you found them, only to step in some rocking horse poo on the way home :!:

Why the new handle Andy - I thought we'd lost you:?
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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Fiber Split
2016-08-31T16:04:02Z
Had major break down with the computer and had to get a new one. Then had to reset all my pass words etc on the forums I am on but for some reason this one would not accept my old info so after trying for some time and getting no were I decided to start afresh :d




Andy W
Rattletrap
2016-09-01T13:41:49Z
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Had major break down with the computer and had to get a new one. Then had to reset all my pass words etc on the forums I am on but for some reason this one would not accept my old info so after trying for some time and getting no were I decided to start afresh :d
Andy W



Maybe Rob could have done something his end to save your original username:?:

Are those rear window glasses for your fibreglass 'Monster' :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 
Fiber Split
2016-09-02T16:14:25Z
I have not got any glasses yet for the monster but still looking :cry:



Andy W
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