1986 Single Cab

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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 26 Sep 2018, 12:31

I’ll use a steel 8mm round solid bar to punch the hinge pins out of the drop side hinges once the circlips are off, then I can work on stripping the paint in my back garden (...and will never put the drop sides back on ever again, like all good projects!)
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 09 Oct 2018, 17:15

Just insured it for £109 with HIC, which means I can now run it down to the MOT centre next week. I’m using my freebie MOT to give me a tick list of what is required. I expect the list of ‘rust’ issues to be long! I’ll post it up next week and ask for your honest opinions on whether it can be saved with beginner welding skills.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 12 Oct 2018, 09:37

Got it out of storage today and it made the voyage home, made 60mph! Oooo, I hear you saying ! ;)
Gear linkage needs work though, keeps popping out of 3rd and can’t get 4th, no dramas other than that.
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Don’t tell the Queen, I’ve parked on her road without an MOT ;)
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 12 Oct 2018, 11:13

You should be more worried about tax, if a busy body neighbor reports it you have a clamp fee + tax + fine to pay, happened to somebody I know in one night parked on road cost him over 500 quid.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby hightop ratty » 12 Oct 2018, 11:29

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Wilbur’s T3 trailer coming up for sale soon...offers over £500 I think he said.


Love the trailer - would be great for our camper and beach business - if only I would tow again (absolutely hate towing :-(
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 12 Oct 2018, 14:21

Paint Code, any ideas?

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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 12 Oct 2018, 19:25

I'm going to let it go to a new home...the Velle & Mk2 are enough for me - decided.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Oct 2018, 07:44

Booooo
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby 937carrera » 13 Oct 2018, 10:54

DoubleOSeven wrote:Paint Code, any ideas?



Looks like Medium blue in that picture, LH5G, but in the ebay ad more like Cornat Blue or Guinea blue

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=527875

or https://vwt25.blog/paint-codes/

ps, just realised the picture you showed isn't your pick up :oops: :rollin

The loading bde looks pretty far gone, but the rest of it doesn't look too bad, you sure ?
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 13 Oct 2018, 17:23

Tag team project, I’ve done my bit to save it from the crusher. Next person to take over...
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Oct 2018, 17:37

knee jerk reaction.
you would not have insured it if you intended to sell it.
we have been here before
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 13 Oct 2018, 19:51

6 points without insurance. Wasn’t worth the risk for £109. I’ll cancel the insurance once it’s gone.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 13 Oct 2018, 20:04

I appreciate your time & knowledge during the build and the others too for their support. It’s always interesting reading build threads and I’m sure many more will hopefully take the plunge after reading, what I stumbled through with.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 22 Oct 2018, 20:41

***Sold***
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 14 Apr 2019, 08:29

It passed its MOT last month and that makes me happy. One saved. Tip my cap to the new owner for getting the bodywork up to scratch.
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