AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2015-07-07T17:00:38Z
EEEEEEEK :omg: its old age creeping up on us all and bit's start to fall off. :wink:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-11T15:43:22Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

EEEEEEEK :omg: its old age creeping up on us all and bit's start to fall off. :wink:



Andy W



I'm left a bit unnerved to be honest, Andy.

I'd had to car up just before driving it out and grappled both front wheels for bearing king/link pin play. No sign of any looseness at all. Glad I wasn't doing any real speed down a busy road. I've been wary of driving since my head injury last year, and this won't help:unsure:
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AW
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2015-07-11T16:05:57Z
Yes we don't recover as quick as we used to. Brain says yes and when you try Body says NO 😶 .


Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-13T11:17:00Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

Yes we don't recover as quick as we used to. Brain says yes and when you try Body says NO 😶 .


Andy W


Other way for me Andy. Body says yes, Brain says no when confidence is shot and anxiety goes up:thumbdn:

This incident has also cast doubt in my mind as to the sense of the oldest cars on the road being MOT exempt. But the thing is, would the MOT man seen this coming when I didn't:?:

Now looking through my collection of brake drums for a replacement.

Another stunt like that from Rattletrap and its into the classifieds the car goes:x
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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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Rattletrap
2015-07-13T13:48:43Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

EEEEEEEK :omg: its old age creeping up on us all and bit's start to fall off. :wink:



Andy W


Turned 65 now and collecting the Wolfsburg pension, not me Rattletrap (well some of him). Anymore wheels falling off and he'll be celebrating his 66th with somebody else:wink:
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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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2015-07-13T17:45:31Z
If you are thinking of re homing him the P/M me :wink:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-14T18:20:14Z
Having a look for a new front drum, pictured here are a few of those I have. There seems to be a few different types involving different flanges around the edge.

The one off Rattletrap (standing up on left) has a flange no too dissimilar to what you would find on a wheel of the 7.50am to Kings Cross, and I don't have one the same. It also has an inner flange that tucks inside back plate flange. The only other double edge one that I have is welded to the back plate by seized brake shoes (the complete one pictured right).

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The back plates seem the same. Does any one know if different style drums can be used on the same back plate, as I don't want to have to change the whole unit on the car.:?:
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AW
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2015-07-14T23:15:51Z
Hi there Rattletrap your In box is full :omg:

Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-16T18:09:49Z
Well I fitted one of said different flange drums, but I'm left with about 8 mm short of thread for the second nut at the end of the stub axle. The whole of the second nut will not be compltely on, and I'd say I'd be asking for another wheel falling off episode.:x

The drum is fully back and turns with svery light rubbing noise on the back plate, so I cannot gain any more at the stub axle end. 😞

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:d
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AW
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2015-07-17T17:20:49Z
That's interesting my be try another drum from your stash :wink:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-18T15:33:17Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

That's interesting my be try another drum from your stash :wink:



Andy W


Tried a couple more alternatives from the 'stash' Andy with same result:? :?
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2015-07-18T19:23:00Z
I take it the old damaged one fits ok? Try fitting the good one from the other side to see if that fits. :wink:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-20T13:58:57Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

I take it the old damaged one fits ok? Try fitting the good one from the other side to see if that fits. :wink:



Andy W


Original one removed fits back a treat Andy. I am still amazed at how the thread has completely stripped away on four of the bolt holes of this drum.

Removed opposite (offside) drum from Rattletrap complete with wheel and it fitted to the nearside well with just a slight drag against backplate. Now the speedo cable is long enough to go through the grease cap and both nuts are well on. So this side now done.:smile:

Fitted one of my spare drums to the vacant offside and that fitted well too with just a slight drag against the back plate. But same drum would not fit to the nearside properly.:?

Nevermind, job done:!:
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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2015-07-20T14:48:34Z
:thumbup: :thumbup: got there in the end. Now for the road test ?????? :omg:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-07-20T18:05:23Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

:thumbup: :thumbup: got there in the end. Now for the road test ?????? :omg:



Andy W


Thanks for the support Andy:beer:

A road test:omg:
Maybe a run along the private track around the back - the place where the wheel came off last time:shock:

Rattletrap now has miss-matching type front drums now - with such an assortment of other cars' parts he has, I nick-name him Frankensplit!:d
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:d
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AW
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2015-09-04T12:14:44Z
:d
AW attached the following image(s):
Rattletrap
2015-09-07T08:39:45Z
Originally Posted by: AW 

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Thanks for the picture Andy.:beer:
Where did you find that:?:
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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2015-09-07T10:33:01Z
Just found it lurking with some random show photos on the net some were :beer:



Andy W
Rattletrap
2015-10-19T10:25:49Z
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 :?
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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lifeintheslowlane
2015-10-19T10:45:57Z
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:
John.
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