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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Hi my name is Robert
Nickname is smurf or bodling (goes back many years)
Having now got my new toy home on bank holiday monday needs load of tlc basically a strip and rebuild definitely need to look at a build manual if anybody has a copy either hard back or DVD (will pay for copy etc) and trying to work out what is and what isn't on it
Semi seized 1600cc air cooled with single carburator
Front discs seized
Rear discs seized although they look New with new pads also
Leather interior possible porsche front seats ( looking at other people's cars on forum)
Pictures to follow at least on trailer to a new home


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:50 am 
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If you are a paid up member, there is a manual to download in the Covin Technical section.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:51 am 
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Tried that it says have to log into yahoo


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Just downloaded to my android tablet and am on holiday in Greece, so unsure why you can't see it. If you don't manage it, send me a mail with your email address and will sort another way out.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:50 am 
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Welcome Robert, good to hear you've got yourself a Covin. Be nice to see some pictures :smt012

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:23 am 
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Now got build manual and digesting google wanted me to sign into yahoo to get it though must be to do with my internet provider
Have started loosening bits ready for the strip down that whale tail is heavy!! No wonder everybody says about light steering.
Brake pads all removed calipers need shot blasting and un-seizing at it rolls now##


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:15 am 
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Welcome to the family mate... :smt040 :smt040 take it you are a paid up member :smt012 well worth the tenner

YES we all agree lets see some photos, best to start with a new build thread and then keep us all informed of progress, take a look at mine its shows a great before and after and all the sweat inbetween, great to look back on when yo do finish it.

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If you get stuck just ask we all needed help and this is a great place to get advice.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:50 pm 
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Well having read nearly everything on the forum all the builds and renovations
A lot of knowledge is dangerous
signed up to photobucket for images to post and no doubt will have fun trying its nice to see some people still active I'm a quiet type lots of looking not much talking so in time will start a new tread for renovation have some photo's but managed to put in dry storage at moment while checking everything out


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:31 am 
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Just depends on what your wanting to achieve with your car,the forum is a brilliant place to share ideas and ask questions there won't be many problems that haven't been flagged up on here :smt008 Straight forward rebuilds or radical changes to a build like my second one :smt009 just ask :smt006 we all like pics so that we can help :smt001


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:30 pm 
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Welcome along Robert, good place to start with a covin, as Paul said pics help . they speak a thousand words
all the best ,mark

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:56 pm 
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my first aim is to get it to a reasonable condition to use as a third vehicle
having a couple of motorbikes and a pickup as normal transport but I know that it will
go further than that.
At the moment I can see that it requires a full rewire and probable brake and fuel plumbing,
usual chassis scrub and paint, redo interior and full paint job.
Not a lot then !!!!!!!! :smt013 :smt013


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