Daisy's 1968 deluxe beetle full restoration

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by 1973daisey, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. I no it's what everyone said untill @davidoft said fix it I'll help and boy did he !!


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  2. Spent a few hours final touches like seam sealing all the water traps and gave a few coats here and there for more of a guide for me tomoz when I 320 grit the hole car and do as many final imperfections as poss that I can see before paint!!
    Stone chipped the inside and I'm gonna hand paint this a similar kind of grey eventually as this will never be seen , also removed the rear wings
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    My son wanted to pop in see it and have a little spray
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    So last day of sanding tomoz got loads of 320 today and will sand the complete car Tomoz and also picked up my transport pickup from work today a brand new pick up they lent me it's a vw to New helping old !!


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  3. Excellent work...... must be getting excited about getting it in the booth.... nearly there !!!
     
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  4. Last day on it today 12 1/2 hours straight 320 grit the complete car and it showed up a few / loads of bumps so set to work on them mainly the driver rear quarter but now I'm pretty happy all over it's loaded on my truck pallet wrapped invade of rain and all 4 wings allso in the cab , I must say after this last month Iv really been smashing the hours in and to all u guys who do this for a living I salute u totally Amd fully u understand now y u charge so much and to all u other guys that take years I now realise "it's bloody hard work"
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    Now to smash a few carlings ready for an early day !! I can feel a road trip tomoz to recover in the bus for the rest of the weekend!! [​IMG]



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  5. Looks like you deserve that :) are you still taking your engine to techenders to fire up ? If so I have a bell housing and a starter you can try I have not used it myself yet and you will need a battery and cables.
     
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  6. Yes I am indeed buddy that would be great I'll nick the batt off my bus and got jump leads ect !!
    I never realised how much work it was I mean I know mine was a train wreck but my god I'm broken


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  7. You say that until the next project :lol:
     
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  8. Mrs has already looked at a couple of splittys to complete the collection but I'm not keen myself


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  9. I think she likes to keep you out the house to be honest lol are you taking the kids to techenders as I have an 8 year old girl and can't decide if to bring her ?
     
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  10. Na I'm allways to busy fixing stuff / drinking presseco


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  11. I'm looking forwards to seeing it with some primer on.

    This turned up on facebook today. :eek:
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  12. Well Iv only gone and done it even blocked the worse areas and re primed it looks a hell of a lot better in well chuffed even th body shop guy said he was impressed!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  13. Nice one Si! Looks bang on. You must be a happy man. Is that the DevilBiss Pri Pro gun? That's what I've got and it sprays very nicely! Making me want to do a bug more


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  14. Looks amazing !!!
    Very impressed Si, and believe me I'm difficult to impress


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  15. Ideally you need a Socko suit, one of those disposable paper ones


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  16. No idea mate was a gun lol


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  17. Just booked a s few night in Blackpool just packing need a rest mate


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  18. It's only prima but will do when top coat goes on mate and I have even suppressed my expectations this time !!


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  19. i suppose once you have colour on you will want to build it up, best to take a break now!!
     
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