tiny and stephen get there first project and its a 20 millionth edition

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by shielsy, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. as tiny is alway with me , in the garage or out looking at cars at shows it was there turn to have a car , tiny is 4 and stephen is 8 , now school has finished for the holidays , wher going to crack on at it , some members of our local club have given them some parts to get them started , so start we did , owen nw tiny stephen ,
    ino its not a CAMPER , but its another air cooled vw , owen nw
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    £500 for the car has full set of new alloys and tyres , it was once voted ireland loudiest car , as it was full of thump thump stuff ,
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  2. the stripp down begins with the hepl of big brother colm and ELMO , colm got one 2 a few years ago but his was a porsche 914 ,
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    front wings are in great shape , back wings have some rust which would sand blast but one of our members in n ireland AUSTIN IN COALISLAND donated 2 new back wings and lights sto the boys
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    with the lower inner wings cut out all the bolts look good so a good splash of bronix oil they would screw out easy ,
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    door posts are shot and will be replaced new , but first that ole job of getting the screws out with the aid of an impact driver and plenty of swearing ,
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    all but 2 bolts screwed out , so i split opened the end of the sill and welded the capitive nut back on as it had ripped of , the screw then came out ,
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    colm does his bit ,
    for tiny we would screw out a few bolts grease them put them back in a nd tell tiny to take them out lol
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    some dodgy looking patching in the corners , which will be ripped out ,

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    well hope ye s watch this with interest

    we are waiting for new heater channels coming i already have new door posts , so at the minute we are drilling spot welds , and cut 3 barrs for bracing the body , and will be splitting the heater to weld the capitive nuts and paint like what zeeb showed in his post bare metal in side , owen wn tiny stephen
     
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  4. Ahhh stop it Owen, all these beetle projects is really making me want one :)

    Good stuff though mate, i wish i could have spent my school holidays with a welder in hand :thumbsup:
     
  5. well i want them to learn a bit about cars , and if they are in the yard with me , ie the 16 year old , and the younger boys, it take the p of edele , and they are not up to anti social behavior , and they are i hope enjoying it , i no TINYS REALLY DOES , what i done with each of them is get a very cheap project , let them work on it with me , then sell it and i PUT THE MONEY in the credit union in there own accounts until they are 18 , so each gets a we start in life , and i get to spend time with them , owen nw
     
  6. Will you adopt me owen lol


    Lucky lads to have a dad like you
     
  7. Looks a good project for the little'uns
    I loved going to work with my dad helping out in school hols etc
    I plan to do the same once the camper is finish with my 3 kids.............well thats what i'm telling the wife >:D
     
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  9. yes stephens not as pleased he wanted a batmobile , lol your more than welcome to come over for a long weekend and shower your head for a while owen nw
     
  10. to day we got the last of the heater channel of , cut out the end plates , drilled out the bumper hangers , ithought i would get away with the rear panel but it s not great so on witha new one , when i get him one , both hangres now on and repairs to the side trays , door poat of AN D NEW ones painted inside and copper greased owen wn tiny stephen
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    plenty of post s
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    well braced
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    then ye wonder why they rust
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    this was the end plate for the heater channel
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  14. More quality work Owen 8)
    Where do you find the time?
     
  15. it only took 3 half hours to do , better than sittting in the house on a sunday lol owen n w
     
  16. You're cracking on with that, Owen, it'll be finished in no time!

    Any further thoughts on the colour? When you first posted I thought it was a Last Edition beetle, but did you say something about it being a mexibug?
     
  17. turns out it a 20 millionth edition tiny wants it silver now lol owen nw
     
  18. to day i spent my time drilling and cutting out the rot ie heater channel door post ds b post , and the dodgey welding on the end of the heater channel , and managed to cut the loom in half as i forget to move it lol owen nw tiny stephen
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    heat channel end plates
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    the bottom of the quarter isn t a perfect as the other but still is mint just needs minor surgery
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    rot all gone
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    rotten metal scrapp pile gets bigger owen nw
     
  19. bottom of the doors cut out one repaired ,
    new heater channels came , austin in coalisland donated 2 rear wings in descent order need ing minor surgery ,
    iam going to split the channels to weld the captive nuts and paint the inside of them owen wn tiny stephen
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  20. bottoms out
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    inner bottom in
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    i made up a new bottom
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    wings that AUSTIN from coalisland gave him cheers austin
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    2 new channels
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    both learning lol me my friend and I

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