The love bug (to cheer up my missus

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    The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:05 pm

    Hi all roymattblack sent this model to cheer my missus up in her recuperation.





    First off let me say this may take quite a while as looking after Pam takes a lot of my time, but things should get easier as she recovers.

    This model does not have a sun roof as Herbie does so that's the first thing to tackle  (luckily I did the samba bus a while ago with the sun roof open, it was a little too wide and long and a little too flat but nothing that can't be fettled)








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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:08 pm

    Hi all well i said this will take a while, my missus is getting a bit better so I may get more done in the following weeks, anyhow here is a small update.








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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:08 pm

    I feel for those of you who don't know I should explain what happened to pam, the night after we got back from the holiday that picture was taken from, pam lept out of bed with cramp in her leg then decided she needed a pee, I heard a loud bang ran to the bathroom to find her unconscious on the floor with blood pouring from her head I phoned an ambulance and after about 5 mins she came round but was very confused, after a blue lights ride to the hospital I found out she had broken her back and had concussion (they think she fainted from dehydration from the holiday)

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:59 pm

    Hi all another little update.



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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:00 am

    That is a terrible situation. i hope that your wife is better and well on her way to recovery.

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:57 pm

    Hi all well what sort of idiot am I, with looking after Pam I shouldn't do stupid things, I wanted to cut a thin piece of plywood and the Stanley knife was easier to get at than the hand saw, I slipped and cut through the top corner of my thumb (right through the nail ) it was hanging on by a thin piece of skin (I could even see the bone) I've put it in place and bandaged it up (I can't spend all night in a and e as there would be no one to look after Pam, I'm hoping when the bleeding has stopped I can superglue it together (boy is it throbbing) I've dosed myself up with my cocodamol I usually use for my arthritis so hopefully that will take the edge off if not I will pinch a couple of my missus, they're 3 times stronger than mine.I'm so cross with myself when I have bigger responsibilities.

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 pm

    Hi all well i did another stupid thing today, took pam to the GP this morning as her ears were bleeding and I wanted to be sure there were no bad problems took the handbrake off not thinking and bashed my thumb on the handbrake surround the pain was so intense I thought I would pass out, I felt sick and of course I opened it up again so there was lots of blood anyway I sucked it up and took pam to GP's apparently she grazed the ear canal and that's where the bleeding was coming from, I must have looked a bit pale as the nurse asked if I was OK so pam blabed and told her so she checked it out and said it looked OK but that I had opened it up and should have gone to A and E in the first place (I know, I know, don't go on, you told me so, yada, yada, yada) she put some steri strips on and redressed it, pretty much the same as I did (minus the steri strips) I have got to say that really hurt, I've broken bones and (being a retired tattooist) I've done tattoos on myself for 9 hrs continuously but when I bashed my thumb on that bit of plastic that was the absolutely the worst pain I have ever felt, I've never come close to fainting before, I realise I've not experienced child birth but I will bet it was worse than that.

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:13 pm

    Hi all another small update.




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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:05 pm

    Here's how it looks tonight, I know it looks OK but it's throbbing a bit.

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:46 pm

    Hi all, waiting for the decals (hopefully any day now) here's where I'm at now.




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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:43 pm

    Hi all this is as far as I can get till the decals arrive.










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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:02 am

    Lovely work that VW looks spot on.

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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:40 pm

    Hi all well the decals arrived and so I've finished it 








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    Re: The love bug (to cheer up my missus

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:13 pm

    Cool, looks really great.

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