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Offline Rattletrap  
#1081 Posted : 02 April 2015 13:46:41(UTC)
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Its spring at last and a long Easter weekend is almost here.

Time to remember that vintage VWs should be fun and not just about long winter days in the cold garage, empty wallets, skinned knuckles, blood sweat and tears.Smile



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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1082 Posted : 04 April 2015 13:46:40(UTC)
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using the 75 every day now BigGrin


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#1083 Posted : 04 April 2015 14:37:42(UTC)
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using the 75 every day now BigGrin


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Is that the Sunshine Beetle you have?

Nice car.

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#1084 Posted : 04 April 2015 14:43:14(UTC)
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What do you think this is Raspberry and its a split


My father took some pictures at VW Action 1985, and one is of a fake split window on a 1968 chassis. The whole body was a fibreglass remake, the manufacture was in France. The colour is peppermint, some older users here may remember it. I wonder if your car is one of these?
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#1085 Posted : 07 April 2015 10:58:10(UTC)
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using the 75 every day now BigGrin


Andy W


Thought that you were going to sell her AndyWink
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#1086 Posted : 07 April 2015 11:03:18(UTC)
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The angle (or rake as VW calls it) of Rattletrap's front seat bases seem a little steep at the front and is a bit uncomfortable under the legs above the knees.

What was the year that VW altered the steepness of the seat runners? I thought it was August 1955 along with the various other changesConfused
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#1087 Posted : 07 April 2015 16:53:17(UTC)
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Thought that you were going to sell her AndyWink


No it was a friend who had her. She was too good to let her go to some one else so I got her instead. BigGrin



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#1088 Posted : 13 April 2015 18:55:10(UTC)
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Went to move Rattletrap from his winter hibernation over the weekend. Put a battery on and... nothing. No starter turn, no lights, semis or anything electrical. Crawled around Rattletrap as best I could as he's in a rather inaccessible place, but my head gave the dizziness and headaches again and put a stop to me. Battery is new and in excellent condition.

All behind the dash seems okay. Shall have another go in the next day or so to find what's wrong.Confused Sad

Edited by user 13 April 2015 18:57:11(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1089 Posted : 18 April 2015 16:21:27(UTC)
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Went to move Rattletrap from his winter hibernation over the weekend. Put a battery on and... nothing. No starter turn, no lights, semis or anything electrical. Crawled around Rattletrap as best I could as he's in a rather inaccessible place, but my head gave the dizziness and headaches again and put a stop to me. Battery is new and in excellent condition.

All behind the dash seems okay. Shall have another go in the next day or so to find what's wrong.Confused Sad


Found the culprit, the pos battery lead had broken away at the starter motor. However it hadn't fallen down and seemed secure, but was being held in place by the rubber sleeve giving an impression of all being okay.

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer 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
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#1090 Posted : 18 April 2015 18:22:38(UTC)
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I bet you are glad that's all it was.

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#1091 Posted : 20 April 2015 19:02:46(UTC)
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I bet you are glad that's all it was.

Beer


Certainly was Andy. Was beginning to wonder though if the 'Rattletrap Grim Reaper' had called.Sad
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#1092 Posted : 23 April 2015 14:48:20(UTC)
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It soon comes round - yes its that time again in a couple of weeks.

A not too serious view of it all from Rattletrap:


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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1093 Posted : 24 April 2015 11:06:45(UTC)
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I bet you are glad that's all it was.

Beer

Electrical problems must always be taken seriously. My son Jon decided to alter the '56 from 6 to 12 volt, he wanted to fit a sat nav, camera and modern entertainment system, all of which are 12 volt. I'm not sure as yet what went wrong, but the oval was almost completely toasted while out driving one evening. At any rate the wiring loom is destroyed and the burning smell lingers in and around the car which is left on his driveway gently rusting up.

He'd rather I didn't post this, but as the subject of electricals has been aired here, I think people should be aware of how quick and easy your pride and joy could be destroyed.
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#1094 Posted : 08 May 2015 11:25:49(UTC)
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Mmm, yes - toasted Rattletrap has little appealSad
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1095 Posted : 08 May 2015 11:27:00(UTC)
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Has anyone seen these bonnet mounted Beetle mirrors beforeQuestion

This one here I have put onto Rattletrap has had a repair as can be seen in the picture, but it is a much needed addition on a left hand drive split-window-Beetle without flashing indicators, and no holes needed drilled into the car.ThumpUp

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1096 Posted : 13 May 2015 14:35:14(UTC)
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A 1944 KdF Wagen for sale!! Time to trade Rattletrap inSmile

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C614037#

Er on second thoughts no. This KdF seems to have even less left than the VW38 when found. Its in Spain, unusual to turn up thereConfused
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#1097 Posted : 13 May 2015 15:13:54(UTC)
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It's not the 1st of April is it ?????????
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#1098 Posted : 13 May 2015 15:21:53(UTC)
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A 1944 KdF Wagen for sale!! Time to trade Rattletrap inSmile

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C614037#

Er on second thoughts no. This KdF seems to have even less left than the VW38 when found. Its in Spain, unusual to turn up thereConfused


It's a scam advert, the car belongs to Richard Hausmann - it's in his garage and it's not for sale...
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#1099 Posted : 14 May 2015 19:37:10(UTC)
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It's a scam advert, the car belongs to Richard Hausmann - it's in his garage and it's not for sale...


Yep, advert swiftly removedThumbDown
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#1100 Posted : 07 July 2015 16:37:21(UTC)
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Had a rather odd thing happen with Rattletrap yesterday - the front n/s wheel came off. I was driving just from my house and along to a private track around the back and it was very sudden. I was still in second gear and 'clunk, clunk, clunk'. I was aware what was happening but had to continue a few yards to a clear area but didn't quite make it - thud! And I was left blocking the track.

All but one of the drum wheel bolt holes had stripped their thread, leaving it on the wheel nuts which were rolling around inside the hub cap. A bent back plate too.

How can this happen? Yes, I do my wheel nuts up tight, but only with a wheel brace, not with an extension bar. Infact when I've had that drum off to work on the brakes or bearings I've removed the wheel with drum attached??

Edited by user 07 July 2015 16:41:25(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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