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Coming on nicely :)

What seats have you fitted? I am considering switching from original to something with a little more comfort.
Sounds like you have not driven it much yet, but how did the freeway flyer perform with your engine? Is 1776 underpowered? Is a steady 70MPH possible or do you have to drop it down a gear on hills?

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Thank you!
I’ve done several 3-4 hour drives and it’s now going well.
The FF pairs well with the 1776.
About 85mph on the Speedo is 70 in real life.
Sits at that speed quite happily, at about 3.5k rpm.

My seats are Porsche 996.
Comfy enough, but not 100% ideal as I’m a bit lanky and my head nearly hits the roof!
But they’ll do for now!
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Just back from a 4 hour motorway epic return trip from Spaceroofs.
Pleased with their work and the bus ran really well all the way back.
(@Journey - really can’t remember why the difference! Perhaps a bit more contact patch at the rear. It’s not that noticeable in real life I think. )

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Next job is to neaten up the roof where the old Devon top used to cover - will do that at the same time as spraying the bumpers!

And then back to the trimmers for the headlining later in the year…..

The list goes on!
 
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Beautiful pop top! How long can you have it done?
Thank you! I’m really pleased with it!
I left it there for 2 weeks while I was on holiday in Cornwall.
I think they do a ‘single day turnaround’ service.
 
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Fantastic! It really looks cool creates nice space inside.(y) Wow, that fast?
 

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I'm running 185/70/R15 all round. My speedo is a couple of miles out at low speeds but spot on at 50/60 according the the Satnav.
I’ve been using a speedo app to measure against. But I’m keeping up with traffic and the readings seem a bit out to me.
Think I’ll try a satnav as well 👍
 

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Fantastic! It really looks cool creates nice space inside.(y) Wow, that fast?
It’s a nice space inside even if the roof is down! And it seals really well so no additional noise when driving around.

If you’re interested give them a call. Both Pete and Sam were super helpful and lovely to deal with 👍


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Brilliant 👍

it really is great use of that space and it’s surprising what you can store on the boards when in transit with the roof down.
 

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Have to say again how greatful I am to @Wannabay, aka Gerry.
He drove a 2 hour round trip so I could meet him at a services and collect the bed boards which he very generously gave us for free.

His bus is gorgeous and certainly something to aspire to!!

Thanks again Gerry - I can’t get the kids out of the pop top now as they love it so much!!!

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trying to make the most of what's left of the summer! we took the bus to a localist meet over the other side of Aylesbury a few weekends ago. always nice to see other VWs out and about!
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few jobs to tackle over the coming weeks before the weather turns. Get the diesel heater installed and the heated screens in - although I'm particularly nervous about installing the front screen!
 

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