Been a bit of a busy time like.......Bonnet, wings, deck lid, fuel tank all now painted.....finish just right.
Built up decklid ready to take the chrome and the re-sprayed number plate holder..............this looks the way it should
Got all the Stainless Steel bolts made up and in ready to take the wings and Bumper Holders
Before and after...Bumper Holders...these took some doing I can tell you.
Odds n ends done to the body, bonnet catch cleaned, blasted, primed, re-built, re-sprayed.....4 hours work just for that catch.....switches, door escutcheons, hinge holder bolts....rear window winders...all starting to take shape...all takes so long to do it right
Enjoy the updates
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2007 21:19:34 GMT 1 by keredewor
latest update........another 20 hours and the Rolling Shell should be complete ready to take the Body.
The original GT wheels are off to the blasters and the narrow white walls ordered from the states along with all the rubber from "Chucks Convertibles"....been doing a fair bit to the body over the last week or so, the trim is now on the doors, bonnet, boot lid and the body, the bumper shocks have been refurbished and recharged and are now fitted to act as lifting aids for the body.
The maze of bits for the fresh air ducting and blower fan arrangement were a nightmare,.......this alone took 30...yep...30 hours to clean up, degrease, reconfigure and fit, its incredible how long this all takes...I wish I had stripped it down though, at least I would have labelled items removed!!!!
Engine is on order from T2D, nothing wild just something mild.......totally stock "Looking" but no one will know what will really be lurking....should be ready end of March.
Trimmers are busy and all should be on track to get the shell down to Bowles in Devon by the end of March (Less engine, wings and bumpers- to avoid damage mainly)
have look at the upates below......enjoy.......more to follow
Looks like a show winner already, nice clean gearbox you got there...going to change my Van gearbox soon for another splitty one, so it doesn't jump out of 4th anymore. (i made it into a sticky as this is very much worth reading).
June just wanted a nice beetle that she can enjoy over the summer and stored for the winter, just makes sense to do it right first time, it will get used and no doubt dinged, its just a great way to enjoy rather than sat in front of the telly.............good for the club as well of course....
The most impossible task was completed this weekend.....the heater tubes from the bottom of the heater channels up through the valance/wing.....this was so difficult as you cannot see the nozzles on the heater channels so its all by feel down there......sods law on the Kab the old heater ducting was caked on....it took 10 hours to gradualy prize it all off.
Here is the pic showing the heater tubes now firmly fixed in and bonded to the upper vent ducts in the dash area on both sides, just needs touching in where the inner wings took some colateral.....the pic also shows the refurbished wiper motor fixed and wired in through the bulkhead ready to take the resprayed wiper mechanism.
Finally the original (not mexican) bonnet seal arrived and its in on the top bulkhead, just needs smearing with glue and final fix.
The other really difficult job this weekend was to fix the two rear bakelite heater diverter tubes to the heater channels and mount them ready for the engine heat exhangers, getting the correct gaskets was the first challenge and then lining up and bolting to the rear bulkhead was a right bar steward......sorted now though, along with 4 grazed knuckles!!!
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2007 13:21:38 GMT 1 by keredewor
Respect Derek.... I have no idea how you do it.....
I say again....this project HAS to be recognised by magazine feature, its going to be beauty - even if June just wants it as a summer run around - it is as good (if not 10 times better) as any resto you see in the monthly mags.
Keep the pics coming.....
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