74 Westy heading in the right direction.

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Milky, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. looks great - i love a white westy :)
     
  2. Vw Brazil rear back plates are still available last time I looked
     
  3. Vw Brazil rear back plates are still available last time I looked[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for tip .I have heard mixed reports so thought I would try and get some used or NOS German ones.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
  4. Thanks for tip .I have heard mixed reports so thought I would try and get some used or NOS German ones.[/QUOTE]

    I got some from JK about 11 years ago, so probably Brazil ones, haven't had an issue with them.
     
  5. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Saw this one in Arnold, Nottingham last year...lhd and different interior

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  6. Engine all plumbed in and I gave it a basic tune and it sounds good.Always a worry when the engine has sat on my workbench all wrapped up for approx 12 years. 1557989172436-105205898.jpg 15579893832961245121408.jpg Just got the calipers back from being reconditioned .I used a company called Bigg Red and i cannot fault the service whatsoever.
     
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  7. Nice relaxed morning starting to fit the sound deadening.It is one of those jobs where you get immediate visual results and job satisfaction.Anyone recommend a decent damp resistant insulation material ? . 1559988136403-629473934.jpg
     
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  8. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Schnaaap!

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    Apart from yours is in much better condition and the wheels!
     
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  9. Nice ! Any chance of some pics of the interior please .
     
  10. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    I'll try and sort some this weekend, need them for insurance anyway.
     
  11. Thanks .I need a few visual reminders where all my bits go.
     
  12. Up early this morning and replacing all the front brakes .After returning two different questionable quality brake flexible hoses from local suppliers ,VW Heritage 1561190434434-592729694.jpg 1561190464626-1411392993.jpg came good with superb German made ones .
     
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  13. Managed to get some genuine rear brake backplates as mine are a bit corroded. 1561195626505959121924.jpg
     
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  14. Backplates painted and now fitted .Trial fitted the drums 1562408130189-1874054553.jpg 15624081629011004878620.jpg 1562408282618-1068835803.jpg without and brake shoes and it is rubbing off the new paint in a couple of places so in the process of filling down the lip of the drums
     
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  15. 15654367804721896485509.jpg 1565436930584791004473.jpg Brakes all finished ,doors sound deadened completed and now doing a few 'shiny/showey' jobs like fitted the rear bumper and the shiney wheel trims .Next jobs are fitting a new fuel pump and weighing up how to go about the interior refit.
     

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