1961 11 window kombi South African- mice evicted!

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by ronnie12342003 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:25 pm

ah the good old days actualy only last year 64 11 window s/a 8) 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:38 pm

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Got my second delivery from Autocraft, got to say they fit fantastic got loads done. Ronnie's here Thursday & Friday so should have good progress :lol: Going to Swansea to ride with a guide round loads of green lanes with 8 mates on my KTM450 enduro so while i'm there will call in to FBi vw to get loads of bits that are missing :roll: plan to go clubbing in Swansea :drunken: so doubt I will get much done the weekend myself :roll:
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:15 pm

Had a few computer problems but its back working now [ an expensive it man saved it] been to Swansea I must reccomend a visit to FBi vw could of spent ages looking round got loads of hard to find parts spent over £700 on what would of been in a skip a few years ago
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Had a few days off over christmas so spent quite a bit of time in the marquee :lol:
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Also got my panels from musclebus took a 60 mile drive to deepest Dorset to pick up my cab, cargo floors & front inner & outer arches which cost more than the bus 8O still they are good quality & fit really well
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Managed to get the N/S sill welded & door bottoms, spent ages getting the cargo door gaps but not too bad after some fettling :bounce: welded in the B & C pillar repair sections so the N/S is ready for the rear wing
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Welded in the battery tray & rear closing panel & decklid hinge panel. Finally got my engine decklid from the USA which cost $258 plus £16 UK duty :roll: thanks to Cory or black dog as he's known on thesamba


As the nearside was welded & strong I spent ages drilling spot welds to remove the O/S rear wing the strengthening bars inside are in good condition & undamaged from removing the wing, so when my shotblast chap turns up :twisted: I can weld the wings & floors in :lol:


More pictures when my blast man has been, should have the floors welded in too :lol: Phil

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:33 pm

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Photobucket playing hard to get here is the long side, not quite finished in this shot. The red glow inside the bus is an infla red heater 8) hate to think what my electric bill will be 8O

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by lowbug » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:12 am

Lol love the mouse!

Amazing Resto!
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by splitpete » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:18 am

Good job bud!! Just don't melt the marquee with grinding sparks 8O 8O

Poor mousey, he looks quite fresh :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:45 pm

Mouse RIP :twisted: Still no shot blast man :roll: spent all day welding small parts
Scholfield repair C section & musclebus lower showing correct width

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Welded in a small strip to correct size
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converted the under dash tray to RHD
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welded the decklid hinge panel, & repaired the inner

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Welded in the old heater tube was full of mouse sh't, grass, leaves, etc
Will be using the POR15 metal ready & grey POR15 topcoat then colour coding to the greeny white colour
which the bus had when new paint code B/- which I cant find the name of, the bus was built in Germany
& exported to South Africa when new.
More pictures soon, Phil :cheers:

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:05 pm

Cleaned up lots of panels not yet fitted & sprayed Frost weld thro primer & rust primer to stop them going rusty. Im fitting beetle irs arms to the bus & thanks to Oxford Phils pictures and advise I cut out the gearbox horns for clearnce of the drive shafts. The inside of the horns were full of what looked like a wasp or beetle nest full of red mud & holes 8O
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then welded in the bit I cut out

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Light grind and all finished

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Just waiting for the brackets from Heritage to weld onto the suspension tube to fit the beetle irs arms

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Managed to get some screws to fix the hinges & decklid onto the bus also fitted the rear valance some of the gaps need adjusting :bounce: but a bit more done, Phil

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by ronnie12342003 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:06 pm

keep it up phill doing a bloody good job there mate if you were nearer i,d give you a hand 8) 8) 8)
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:11 pm

Cheers Ronnie :lol: Update on the IRS after a pm from vwjim ive ordered the type2 detectives kit seems a lot of money but you get the brackets that go round the tubes that bolt on so they can be adjusted then welded after tracking, adjuistable spring plates, thicker driveshafts, & their shock absorbers, was a bit miffed when I looked at an old advert and saw the kit was £100 cheaper less than a year ago :evil: but seems quite an important thing to get right :lol:
Sandblasting update needs to be at least 4 degrees plus to operate the machinery so no progress untill it warms up no good with 4 inches of snow :brilsmurf: :evil:

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:22 pm

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At last managed to get some warmer weather & somebody to blast the bus £293.00 :twisted: 8O but fed up being let down still it means I can now weld on the rest of the panels 8)

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My son decided to play in the sand & got covered head to toe, I spent hours sweeping blowing
hoovering, blast man used 13 bags managed to blow all my strip lights :evil: left in a hurry after 2 1/2
hours when the dust settled saw he had missed a few bits but I can finish them with the grinder :roll:

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applied the POR15 metal ready to the inside & chassis got a calor gas heater :bom: warmed up the marquee
the bottle said it needs 70 degrees to work 8O

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Use some rust encapsulator aerosol called Eastwood from Frost.co.uk works well & covers good.
Ronnie is giving me a hand tomorrow so should get lots done 8) more pictures tomorrow. Phil :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by ronnie12342003 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:55 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: doing a damn fine job there
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by phil me up » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:53 pm

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Fitted the cargo floors would hate to remove it now after all those welds 8O
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Welded on the rear wing

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Hope i'm as good with filler as Ronnie :blackeye:

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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by ronnie12342003 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:34 am

proper job 6 tubs of easy sand 8O 8O
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Re: 1961 11 window kombi South African with mice!

Post by andy f » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Blimey Phil your flying with it, and that side panel looks spot on mate.

Keep at it mate you'll have it on the road in no time.

Did you see the link I out on your filler post about that company that reckons they do a non pourus ( or similar ) filler ?

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