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#1161 Posted : 06 September 2016 17:52:02(UTC)
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I have not got any glasses yet for the monster but still looking Crying

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If you are not using the smaller Zwitter rear window glasses for the 'Monster' Andy, I can think of a good place for themWink
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OMG
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#1162 Posted : 07 September 2016 14:12:23(UTC)
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If you are not using the smaller Zwitter rear window glasses for the 'Monster' Andy, I can think of a good place for themWink


Spill the beans good chap OMG



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#1163 Posted : 19 September 2016 18:01:41(UTC)
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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 weeds pulling him into the ground - (a process that takes nature about 40 years). 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.



Rattletrap prior to being 'rescued' from the Bindyweed recently...

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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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#1164 Posted : 27 September 2016 18:17:23(UTC)
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If you are not using the smaller Zwitter rear window glasses for the 'Monster' Andy, I can think of a good place for themWink



Originally Posted by: Fiber Split Go to Quoted Post
Spill the beans good chap OMG

Andy W


Nothing much Andy, it's just that Rattletrap wants a spare pair. I think he's getting old, he's been bumping into things, (nothing wrong with the driver's eyesight of courseBigGrin ).

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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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#1165 Posted : 06 October 2016 12:15:07(UTC)
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Old London buses are an interest of mine other than Rattletrap. They have been a part of my life for various reasons.

Anyway I found this wonderful picture taken c1962, (no, NOT by me). It appears that the driver of the Deluxe sunroof Oval, bottom left, was a bus enthusiast - he's pulled over in a hurry and jumped out of the car to grab this historic picture. His young son is peering through the rear window - and his wife is probably shouting to him to get back in the car. Such was his hurry to get the picture, the left semaphore of the VW is still sticking out (look carefully, you can see it's reflection on the side window).Smile

The picture was probably taken on the last day of trolleybus operation on route 604. The bus passing is an RT c1950, the forebear of the RM (Routemaster).

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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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#1166 Posted : 24 October 2016 10:47:27(UTC)
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That's a very interesting picture. I was living in the area at that time during my formative years. It was sad to see the old London trolleys disappear from the roads - what a mistake that was with all today's pollution worries in the capital.

My music teacher Mr Stokes had a black Beetle, though I can't be 100% if it was an oval being so long ago, but being the early 1960s there was a good chance it was. Back then the Beetle seemed a strange car, and it was only known as the Volkswagen, though class mates had a rather different name for it, you see Mr Stokes and his car were German, and the war not too long ago. I can remember Mr Stokes struggling to get his double base into the car a few times. I do not recall it sticking out of the sunroof though, if it had one, I'm not sure.

Can you show more of the car, the registration may jolt my memory, it would be great if this was Mr Stokes' Beetle.

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1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

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#1167 Posted : 31 October 2016 19:13:33(UTC)
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That's as much of the car that is available from the photo, I'd love to have shown more of it.

The semaphore appears to be the orange type rather than the later yellow, so this suggests an early oval (pre August '55).Cool

I wonder if the car's driver thought that one day his VW would be as intriguing to others as the old trolleybus was to him.Smile

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#1168 Posted : 17 November 2016 18:58:19(UTC)
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Does anyone know the law regarding mascots and other ornamentation fitted on car bonnetsConfused

We know that Mercedes and Rolls Royce have their respective Star and Flying Lady mascots on their vehicles, but in rmore ecent years they have had to fit them as collapseable should a pedestrian or cyclist end up on the bonnet in a collision.

Most of us will have seen the ornamental winged bird and other types of bonnet insect deflectors, as well as the sideways mounted upright VW logo that sit on the odd treasured vintage Beetle's bonnet. But is this legal, would I be in trouble for putting such on Rattletrap's bonnet as a solid fixtureQuestion
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OMG
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#1169 Posted : 17 November 2016 19:39:46(UTC)
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Does anyone know the law regarding mascots and other ornamentation fitted on car bonnetsConfused

We know that Mercedes and Rolls Royce have their respective Star and Flying Lady mascots on their vehicles, but in rmore ecent years they have had to fit them as collapseable should a pedestrian or cyclist end up on the bonnet in a collision.

Most of us will have seen the ornamental winged bird and other types of bonnet insect deflectors, as well as the sideways mounted upright VW logo that sit on the odd treasured vintage Beetle's bonnet. But is this legal, would I be in trouble for putting such on Rattletrap's bonnet as a solid fixtureQuestion


This is an interesting read John... https://louislejeune.com/mascots_english_law.php

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#1170 Posted : 21 November 2016 19:15:18(UTC)
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This is an interesting read John... https://louislejeune.com/mascots_english_law.php



Thanks for that John. It would seem that if nothing else, an item in the driver's field of vision would be deemed illegal and would likely be stopped by the police.

The bonnet mounted deflectors I have seen are well in the driver's vision.Confused
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#1171 Posted : 22 November 2016 16:21:32(UTC)
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All so sat-navs stuck to the windscreen and on board dash cams Wink



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#1172 Posted : 09 December 2016 10:13:22(UTC)
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All so sat-navs stuck to the windscreen and on board dash cams Wink

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Not in any of those places, and out of harm's way, Andy, here's the ornament fitted. The bolts for the bonnet handle are shared, so no holes drilled.

Handsome just like Rattletrap, wouldn't you sayQuestion

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#1173 Posted : 12 December 2016 19:03:14(UTC)
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A 1947 split to keep Rattletrap companyRollEyes

A few incorrect parts on a premium priced car though....

http://www.prewarcar.com...id=209528&Itemid=434
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#1174 Posted : 22 December 2016 11:56:07(UTC)
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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 VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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#1175 Posted : 22 December 2016 21:01:08(UTC)
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#1176 Posted : 04 January 2017 15:25:13(UTC)
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News soon travels, particularly bad news. Yes, this forum is closing downSad

The bad news soon found it's way into my garage. This is how Rattletrap looked when I opened the door this morning...

He's taken it rather badly.Sad

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#1177 Posted : 04 January 2017 15:34:03(UTC)
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And when I turned my computer on, the bad news had already spreadSad


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#1178 Posted : 06 April 2017 12:01:29(UTC)
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Great to see the forum is still running - use it or lose it ThumpUp

Could you resist thisQuestion The view when I pulled back my bedroom curtains for the new day- Rattletrap down below pining for some fuss, like my neighbour's puss cat Sad

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#1179 Posted : 07 April 2017 07:43:20(UTC)
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So did he get some fuss ???????? Wink


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#1180 Posted : 10 April 2017 17:56:53(UTC)
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So did he get some fuss ???????? Wink
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Well I guess he's been feeling a little neglected lately, Andy.Sad

You see there's two RTs in the family now OhMyGod

Here is my latest acquisition, my 1948 RT class London bus - Daddy of the Routemaster:


I'm sure both RTs will get along fine BigGrin
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