My 1970 bug

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Zebedee, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Brown 100%
     
  2. Yup poo brown rocks
     
  3. I'd be happy with the colour of melted chocolate (milk not white or dark ;)).
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    Really need to look at a colour swatch thats not on a computer as they all look different depending on which site you go to. ::)
     
  4. VW Texas Brown is about the right colour i want.
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  5. Got the repair to a pillar welded in:
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    Welds ground down and a quick coat of etch primer:
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  6. Did a little welding today. Edge of front 1/4 now all welded up.
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    Inside the A pillar:
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    Old captive nut that was just a little too 'soft':
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    New bit wot i made to fill the gap.
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  7. Bit of rot behind top hinge.
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    Cut out and awaiting some more metal to be welded in.
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    Holey spare wheel well batman. >:D
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    Rotten scuttle corner and bonnet hinge mount.
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  8. Top hinge mount welded up and A pillar gutter seam rebuilt:
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    Other side of seam:
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    Wing mounting captive nut welded into place:
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    Engine lid catch plate welded on better.
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  9. Top hinge mount done and skimmed with filler.
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    Welds on edge of front 1/4 ground down and skimmed.
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  10. Rust cured and seam sealed my replacement from clip.
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    Gave it a coat of etch then remembered to cut the hole for access to steering box adjustment. Made some cover plates to seal them up.
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  11. Decided to brave the cold and chop the front off today.
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    Looks strange without a spare wheel well.
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  12. Looks sad! Poor thing
     
  13. mine did but its looking a lot better now. you will soon be there.. keep up the good work.
     
  14. Bit scary cutting such a big chunk of steel off the car.
     
  15. Trial fitted the new front panels:
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    Fits fairly well. Will need a little trimming and tidying to get the fit perfect but i'm happy with it.

    Cut the rotten rear valance off today:
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    Hole left behind:
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    Bumper mounts are OK which is nice.:)
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  16. New rear valance needs a little work on a few dents but its 100 times better than the original one and only cost me £16 posted.
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  17. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    Blimey you have been busy :cool:
     
  18. I started restoring it in 2001 so i've really been a lazy bugger.:oops:
     
  19. Keep at it dude the summers coming and the days are getting longer
     
  20. Planning on getting it done for Tatton Park in August as that was the last show i went to in it in 2000.
    Got a few days of helping a mate do some demolition work which should pay for a gazebo or something to work under (and maybe some of the bits i still need).:)
     

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