My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert

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Post by markp » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:54 am

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HI ya


Then it was time for the sides of the floor to go in .... Excited to see some panels going back in as it makes him look complete again


Every step taken is a step closer to the end :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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So with one side lfe to do ... maybe I can get out there today for one hour and get the other side of the floor welded in so on Monday evening its a night of tyding up welds

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Well that brings you all upto date


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Post by nige1171 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Nice work Mr P! Quality and speed in equal measures :D

That beam does look good too!

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Post by type21f » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57 pm

Progress is faster on Facebook.. lol
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Post by markp » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:00 am

type21f wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Progress is faster on Facebook.. lol

:? :? :? :? :? :( :( :( :( :(

Yep .... thing is its so much easier to chuck a photo onto FB ..... I do bigger updates here


Photo on FB are just for my ref and album


Things are going well and I've started doing some filler work too ..... Update coming soon once I have more photos to sure


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Post by type21f » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 am

Try tapatalk!
Easy!
9 pictures at a time then post and save and then edit go back in move pictures around add text and add more pictures! IT IS EASY..I can even do it!

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Post by Karl_F » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:35 am

Top work Mark, pretty sure Lloyd ran his Dogback air beam directly from a compressor to avoid having to install a tank.
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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:56 am

Karl_F wrote:
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Top work Mark, pretty sure Lloyd ran his Dogback air beam directly from a compressor to avoid having to install a tank.


Good heads up mate ... thank you



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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:11 am

A few updates to post this morning as threads behind on where I'am now


So here we go

We all know the rear fllor was a mess and needed some propper time putting into it to make it good again

Here's a little flash back for you
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Yep lots to do there .... it was always going to be the best way ....REMOVING IT for Bert

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My thinking around removing it was that it
1) be easier to do out side of the shell
2) I didnt have to roll around on the floor
3) i could pop the floor onto the pan and use it as a jig to line up the rear mounting points the go under the rear seat area

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and the plan worked out a treat .... super happy with how it all looks now and so I popped it into a thin coat of primer and sealed it .... I will just quickly key this area up when I finish the rear end off and then pop it all into high biuld primer and then move onto the front end ......


Second update on its way in a few mins
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ps the photo below is obviusly in the wrong place but i can even see it on my post update page .. so I cant remove it sorry x

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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:35 am

Then it was time to repair the lower rear wings


They were rotten and also by cutting that area out it allowed me access to welding all the shell onto the heater channels and it would ALL be hidden welding thus making it a really neat job and also no cleaning up of the welds so leaving the welds as they are ... super strong :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Any way onto the job in hand


Had to pop all the panel back on to check all wholes line up with the wings so when i come around to bolting it all together after his painted I'll have minimal problems :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


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So then onto the fitting of the side lower panel




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All pinned on in place to check everything ok and I'm happy with the fit



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So thats all good after a little fettering


time to weld it all in and onto the next task .... The repair needed to the top of the rear wing


This area here :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:



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and how it looked after blasting



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Next update cover the repairs in this area



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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:40 am

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Here we go again


so I could just do this and say here it is all done and show you nothing and take the easy root


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and do the old before and after shot


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But that would be boring and help no one ..... so lets see how i did it hu


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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:47 am

so my first job was to make a template up of the panel that was needed ....

So out comes the aper and sizzors ( spelt wrong i know ) :oops: :oops: :oops:

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I then made sure i checked out the hight the panel would have been ... I could see that there was a few bits left of the oringinal panel thus giving me the hight of the panel needed to be made


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and that check out the fitting of it


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Al looking good so far .... so happy with that I cut the metal out that i was going to use



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A few more checks and i'd be cutting out the rusty old bits on Bert and prep for fitting newly made panel

NOTE .... the swage line i'd also put into the newly made panel ..... lines up nice with the swage on the rear wing :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: ssswwweeeeeeetttt

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Happy with that


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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:02 am

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:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Dam ... its update spoilt time hu peepes

you Pervs are loving it ..... freaks !!!! hehehehe ... enjoy as here we go again



so I noticed that there was a fould on the original panel as arrowed below .... anyone noticed me arrow skills have improved sinse Gerrys resto :cheers: :cheers: :wink: :wink: :wink:



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so I had to make the panel the same or it would not be correct to have both sides differant .... I know they will never been seen but at least I know its right :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


so a cut a thin bit of metal and shaped it to the arch of the panel and then welded them togeth



give is all a clean up and hey presto .. panel sorted


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so next step was to repair some bits on the inside of the panel as they had rusted though ... this area is where the wood for the hood sites and bolts down on so it needs to be good and strong .... so i cut and the rust and made a new little panel and welded that sucker in ....Job done

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Happy with that it was time to weld in the outer repair bit I already made



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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:20 am

wow

here we go again


So time to weld the peace in a made

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Then I decided to have a little go at lead loading


Never done it before 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O


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was not too bad to do ... My skill level with this as low so I couldnt finish in it but it was fun to try and have a go

the trick is dont heat it up too much or you will loose it all on the floor .... watched a few you tub vid's before trying it

clean clean clean the panel first

the brush solder on to panel

heat up solder and wipe of with a non fluffy cloth

the solder turns a silver shinny colour

then heat up lead stick and panel all at the same time and start dabbing panel with lead leaving behind lead mountings on the panel .... the get your wooden paddle out and heat up lead and push it around where needed .. just like body filler really
it also sands down well and you can also rub it with sanding down paper just like filler

result was good and then I finished off with a scim of body filler

Happy with the out come

and then I finished off the repairs to the rear wing

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ALL DONE ON ONE SIDE AND NOW ONTO THE REAR PARCEL SHELF AREA


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Getting there slowly but surely

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Post by markp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:24 am

and just in case we forgot what we started with


BOOOOM


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Post by vwJim » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:58 am

Loving the arrow skills... Lol
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