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by mabbo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Had a few days on a customers 66 we restored a couple of years go. It was never built to be a show car but he did a great job of all the assembly and I love it.... Anyway, he bought it to us to sort a few issues with the engine and gearbox. I sanded and mopped a few areas and helped detail it before...
by mabbo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Thanks Mark :) Not got anything done on it the last couple of weeks Im afraid, been getting a customers 66 Beetle painted after we finished the metalwork: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/rn8pp7vn34aukt7/Photo%2007-03-2019%2C%2013%2041%2007.jpg?dl=0 After a flat and polish: https://dl.dropboxuser...
by mabbo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Open Day at Retro Restoration, West Midlands on Sun 7th April 19
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Open Day at Retro Restoration, West Midlands on Sun 7th April 19

We are having an open day at Retro Restoration in Brownhills, West Midlands if any of you guys fancy it? Gonna be on Sunday 7th April 2019, 10am till 3pm. Take a look around our workshop to view our work, current projects and the services we offer. Completed projects will also be available to view. ...
by mabbo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Mabbo's 1960 11 window full restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 5832

Re: Mabbo's 1960 11 window full restoration

Worst update ever, but I bought a LHD hump seat:
Image

Thats it for a while :(
by mabbo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Had the chassis parts blasted: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1879316.jpg Not as nice as I had hoped. Rotten in quite a few places: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1879320.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1879319.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1879317.jpg Res...
by mabbo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1960 Single Cab
Replies: 285
Views: 12552

Re: 1960 Single Cab

Nice work :)
by mabbo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company

Looking forward to seeing this in April! Oh yeah... probably worth mentioning that :lol: :lol: :roll: Open day at Retro Restoration in Brownhills, West Midlands. Sunday 7th April 2019, 10am till 3pm. Take a look around our workshop to view our work, current projects and the services we offer. Compl...
by mabbo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

I think you'll find few people who would be happy to rent that job once you have finished with it Looks fab ..... good luck and ENJOY !!!!!! Mark Cheers Mark. Looks like your making good progress on your Beetle :) I got all the original parts that will be reused from the chassis ready for blasting....
by mabbo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Great to see another resto place taking the effort to build a chassis jig. I was originally looking for a Celette or car-o-liner or similar. I missed out on one, and all the others I found were complete with the dozer that Im not too fussed about, and they were all really expensive... Building my o...
by mabbo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Moved onto removing the front section of chassis. Got the doglegs, tubs and cab floor out. They needed replacing and were in the way. Bulkhead needs a bit of work too: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1867542.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1867541.jpg Then got the front chassis s...
by mabbo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Got the rear chassis section removed: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1859774.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1859775.jpg Started stripping the old chassis rails and handbrake tubes etc off: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1859773.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/p...
by mabbo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Mabbo's 1960 11 window full restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 5832

Re: Mabbo's 1960 11 window full restoration

Soooo... Im considering selling my Split. I really dont want to but its taking up space at work and I cant seem to find the time to work on it. The annoying thing is, I have got most the panels to finish the metalwork, just struggling to find the time.

:(
by mabbo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company

Been busy restoring a 66 Beetle and a Mexican Beetle at work, but finally back working on a Splitty :) After struggling to find a chassis jig, we decided to make one - it took AGES! Got the new chassis rails trial fitted. Cant wait to get back to work in the new year and get stuck into this :D https...
by mabbo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Alex bought his Swedish 66 crew cab to us for metalwork and paint. As you can see, the chassis is in a bad way: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/es9e7g0cqpqamj5/Photo%2006-07-2018%2C%2014%2039%2046.jpg?dl=0 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jbl12gi5ovlczf4/Photo%2006-07-2018%2C%2014%2037%2026.j...