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#1121 Posted : 22 October 2015 18:34:20(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: lifeintheslowlane Go to Quoted Post
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.Blink

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 carsBigGrin

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#1122 Posted : 27 October 2015 19:29:59(UTC)
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Found a great auction site to get rid of Rattletrap onBigGrin

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 itSmile

http://auction.catawiki....beetle-split-beetle-1950
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#1123 Posted : 27 October 2015 19:49:47(UTC)
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Just sold another of the fleet MmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmWink



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#1124 Posted : 28 October 2015 18:06:08(UTC)
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Just sold another of the fleet MmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmWink



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Have you sold 'The Beast' AndyConfused
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#1125 Posted : 30 October 2015 19:43:13(UTC)
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Noooooooooooooo a nice sunshine Beetle.
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#1126 Posted : 31 October 2015 15:56:15(UTC)
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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 existenceOMG I have a hankering for a 70's yellow or bright orange Beetle at the moment.Blushing

Shame she's gone, was she as good as the last 1970s beauty you sold.Confused

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#1127 Posted : 02 November 2015 17:24:17(UTC)
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Yes she was nice. if you ever feel the need to get rid of a split let me know before I spend the Wad BigGrin

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( Very tempted with something but it has two extra cylinders )
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#1128 Posted : 03 November 2015 18:52:10(UTC)
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Yes she was nice. if you ever feel the need to get rid of a split let me know before I spend the Wad BigGrin

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


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#1129 Posted : 04 November 2015 22:55:20(UTC)
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#1130 Posted : 08 December 2015 18:59:30(UTC)
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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.Cool

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#1131 Posted : 08 December 2015 22:20:24(UTC)
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#1132 Posted : 17 December 2015 19:28:38(UTC)
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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 sinceConfused

SpookyOMG

Here they are now back on the car,



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

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#1133 Posted : 20 December 2015 13:25:23(UTC)
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To Rob and all the members and viewers of pre67vw, have a happy Christmas and great New Year.Beer



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#1134 Posted : 12 February 2016 16:29:09(UTC)
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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 funSmile

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#1135 Posted : 15 February 2016 14:13:22(UTC)
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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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#1136 Posted : 15 February 2016 15:24:41(UTC)
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Nice find in your stash. BigGrin I have three trims think number four has gone on its holls. Mad


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#1137 Posted : 15 February 2016 18:14:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rattletrap Go to Quoted Post
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






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

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#1138 Posted : 15 February 2016 18:54:31(UTC)
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Nice find in your stash. BigGrin I have three trims think number four has gone on its holls. Mad


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A shame Andy. Maybe you should donate the remaining useless three to the Rattletrap charity, unless you can find a three-wheeled BeetleWink
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#1139 Posted : 15 February 2016 18:58:42(UTC)
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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 GermanConfused ).

I presume that they would be ink stamped rather than die stamped which would show through.
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#1140 Posted : 16 February 2016 14:10:23(UTC)
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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. RollEyes



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