Well still not got my car back But managed to get the wheels I wanted, I want to show the car when done but the 'P' slots have a habit of popping center caps and they are hard to come by these days, so they will only be used for shows, and I don't really like 'P' slots anyway ;D For every other time I will run my ATS cups (just bought) I have always loved ATS cups and they were around in 1983 so they are a period modification.
Post by Chris Wizz on Sept 14, 2007 16:52:26 GMT 1
Yes back to standard spec, paint will be lhasa green. The only mod will be the ATS cups as I love ATS cups ;D and they were available in 1983 so are right for the car. The 'p' slots will be refurbed and used for shows only. Still need a few bits.
Its a campaign so the price like most mk1's now is rising, so keeping it standard is the way to go.
Cost me £500 four years ago, with 6 months tax and mot. You can not get one for that now
Getting back next sat now, i can not wait.................................
Post by greenchilli on Sept 14, 2007 17:49:35 GMT 1
Hope you enjoy the new paint job - my 69 Beetle is actually painted in a 1983 Gold colour too 'Selvasgrün Green' - not sure why someone in the past chose that colour but I thought that it would be easier to get her painted in the same colour - got her back 2 weeks ago and she is looking good (not a pro-job but good enough). Looking forward to seeing the Golf when it's ready.
After a lot of welding grinding welding etc............. under the car is getting there. I have also run new solid brake lines, s/s flexi brake lines, re-bused the axle, re-sealed and painted the under side and fitted new dampers and springs.
once axle was refitted, it rolled out into the sun shine.
I used a thick grey rubber paint on sealer (sorry I don't know the name) I painted that on nice and thick on the treated metal. Then once dry, I used tetroseal (the black stuff) This is a bit difficult to apply, my tip is to keep it in the house, as when its warm it goes on better. Both sealers are flexible and are similar to VW's origonal products.
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