Daisy's 1968 deluxe beetle full restoration

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

  1. Mexi seal doesn't include the bit along the scuttle as they used the same bit there as on german bugs.
    Gonna see about using a section of closed cell foam on mine as i couldn't find a replacement clamping strip.
     
  2. Back on it now been to paint shop today and it's gonna happen gonna get as much of it on prima as I can as got till 1 pm ish he says so managed to finish the front scuttle repair looks ok quick skim allso had 3 more hours sanding under the bonnet so that's nearly done last fel bits then onto the doors as picked new one up in Liverpool the weekend mines wasn't as rust free as I was told under the paint [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  3. Nothing really to show again sanding for few hours under bonnet again and stripped the dash sanded and 120/240 it so it's nearly ready but don't thing the doors will be ready but can do them in the 2nd sitting in a few weeks hope to finish all 4 wings tomoz


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  4. Me and Sanding r so nearly done


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  5. Another big step forward today "welding is finished" repaired front corner off screen and to small patches in back and the welder is in the shed
    Finished front 2 wings ready for paint ! Last seam seal on front clip and sanding all done !! Welded in the bonnet pull cable finished the few dings on the roof allso the fire wall sanded pretty much the shell bar 1/2 places is ready
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    Amazing how much my welding has changed in 15 months [​IMG][​IMG]
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    It's nearly ready now for the big 1st step hard to think actually how much welding this has actually had !!


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  6. Excellent job mate. You must be chuffed to bits. I've still got months of welding!
     
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  7. I tell ya when the 1st coat of paint goes on I'm having a little break must of smashed in 200 hours last months to make this date my fingers are saw gonna chill at techenders and build the engine up and drink prececco


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  8. Are you just high build primering it for now and doing top coat at a later stage then?


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  9. nice work Si, cant wait to see her in paint :D
     
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  10. Yes buddy it's a pal of mine got a brand new work shop and booth Iv got half a day meeting 7am on sat morning till 1ish I will just high build then block see how bad it is pick at it then might do it again and then paint


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  11. Shall upload pics just after lunch on sat


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  12. ill be on the lookout :thumbsup:
     
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  13. If it turns out looking ok It will be a massive middle finger to the folk who said it's scrap and will never be on the road


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  14. one thing, you proved with the bus you could do it and now the beetle, that's two excellent achievements. you should be chuffed to bits :D
     
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  15. Next 1 "will not be a train crash "


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  16. More like a plane crash
     
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  17. Just u wait until sat we're see


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  18. Scuttle is looking good. :)

    If you're leaving it in high build for a while then try and store it somewhere that isn't a tent as it'll absorb moisture from the air and microbister it. Or use non porous primer if its available.
     
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  19. I told the paint shop where I'm keeping it shall remind them not sure I'll get it in my kitchen


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  20. That was you started all that nonsense :)

    Most of us said fix it ya big girl :p

    Thought it would be taking a bit longer than this though :thumbsup:
     
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