Rattletrap
2015-04-02T12:46:41Z
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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AW
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2015-04-04T12:46:40Z
using the 75 every day now :d


Andy W
Old Blue
2015-04-04T13:37:42Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

using the 75 every day now :d


Andy W



Is that the Sunshine Beetle you have?

Nice car.
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!
Old Blue
2015-04-04T13:43:14Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

What do you think this is 😛 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?
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
2015-04-07T09:58:10Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

using the 75 every day now :d


Andy W



Thought that you were going to sell her Andy:wink:
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Rattletrap
2015-04-07T10:03:18Z
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 changes:?
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AW
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2015-04-07T15:53:17Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

Thought that you were going to sell her Andy:wink:



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. :d



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-04-13T17:55:10Z
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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.:? 😞
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Rattletrap
2015-04-18T15:21:27Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 



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.:? :(



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 :omg:
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AW
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2015-04-18T17:22:38Z
I bet you are glad that's all it was.

:beer:
Rattletrap
2015-04-20T18:02:46Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

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.:(
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
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Rattletrap
2015-04-23T13:48:20Z
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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Old Blue
2015-04-24T10:06:45Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

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.
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
2015-05-08T10:25:49Z
Mmm, yes - toasted Rattletrap has little appeal:(

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
2015-05-08T10:27:00Z
Has anyone seen these bonnet mounted Beetle mirrors before:?:

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.:thumbup:

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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
2015-05-13T13:35:14Z
A 1944 KdF Wagen for sale!! Time to trade Rattletrap in:smile:

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 there:?
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
2015-05-13T14:13:54Z
It's not the 1st of April is it ?????????
pre67vw
2015-05-13T14:21:53Z
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

A 1944 KdF Wagen for sale!! Time to trade Rattletrap in:smile:

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 there:?



It's a scam advert, the car belongs to Richard Hausmann - it's in his garage and it's not for sale...
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
Rattletrap
2015-05-14T18:37:10Z
Originally Posted by: pre67vw 

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 removed:thumbdn:
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
2015-07-07T15:37:21Z
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??
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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