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

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

Post by markp » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 pm

Hi All

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :drunken: :drunken: :cheers: :cheers:

With the Gerry thread just exceeding 350,000 hits I just looked at Berts thread is we're coming up to nearly 5,000 hits


WOW

Thats a pritty good following as we are only a few months into the Resto



Thank you for watching / following / helping


so with big areas of filler .... Not deep filler but filler spanding over a big area eg a door coming up I normally borrow my old mate "Bruce's" elec long bed sander ... But he'd leant it to someone else and it we looking like its had gone missing ... So after a little bit of thinking I purchased myself a new one at £309 ... ouch ....

So it arrived yesterday and as I pulled up onto my drive I got a call from Bruce saying he had go the sander back :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


So guess who's filled out a returns form today and will be posting a sander recorded delivery tomorrow ...... thats right ...ME !!!!!
Hell yes ...... that will go towards the Bert funds


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

Post by markp » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:22 am

Just a quick


a few more little bits getting sorted

All the snapped off bolts and rusty areas where the rear wings bolt on


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Remember peeps a wise man said to me once .... " your only as good as the last job you did !!

So I'm trying to keep it sweet in all the areas I work on


Over and out


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

Post by markp » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:32 am

Just a quick update

rear end is mostly finished now ( but this is just can primer ) so it will all have to be primered propperly but as its on the pan I dont want to get over spray everywhere ... so it will be primered propperly then :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Gerry in Ninove prep ( rack removed as we couldnt get HIGH passes for the train and rack had to come off ... never rolled Gerry Rackless 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

So as i'm slowly making my way around Bert ... its into the doors next :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


PS RIP FIRESTARTER ... Will miss you buddy but your music will live on forever

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

Post by markp » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:01 am

Any excuse to drive Gerry ... always bring a massive smile to my face


DIY trip in Gerry :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


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8O 8O 8O 8O 8O


Nothing to report this week or next week realy as I'm finishing off the porch ( happy wife ) and also getting ready for Ninove
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reason I had not finished the porch was the cost of a new front door was looking like £1500 plus

There was no way I was paying that amount !!!

anyway Claire got on a mission to find a door so she could have the new porch way finished ...... Hat's off to claire she found a door on FB ( things for sale ) .... boooom £82 second hand composite door in rose wood RESULT .... again onto FB " man with a van in northampton " booooom he would go and collect it for £120 is was 2/3 hours away .... so all planned and everything worked out sweet ..... new door for the total of ££202 .... I'm one happy bunny :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

So i;ve been fitting the door and finished off the inside of the porch .. still lots to do before I can get back onto the vert :( :(
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This morning taking the boys Go-Karting and on my return I'll be back onto the porch pushing hard to get it done so I can get back onto the vert

OVER AND OUT PEEPS

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

Post by type21f » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:02 am

Very Nice. Looks like it has always been there!
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Re: My Second VW !! mid life crisis ...The 1966 vert

Post by markp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:22 am

Awesome trip to Ninove .... more insperation given to me ;-)

Some how I've mannaged to set myself a dead line of Ninove next year eeeeeekkkk

Always good to set dealines as it keep ya focused 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O


Off to wolds world show this year as my gear box will be there ready to collect

Tall fourth gear added to make motor way cruzing nice :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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another part of the jigsaw added and box ticked




Porch all done as I had the day off on Monday after Ninive trip and finished the porch ... now it's Bert time :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


So to hold all the coats and shoes as I was completely fedup with nearly killing myself with peoples collection of shoes at the bottom of the stairs ( think Claires knows I'm worth more money dead !!! )

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so £50 a vintage wardrobe was purchased from the local charity shop and I sunk it into the wall

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

END RESULT WAS AS BELOW


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Thank you to Brian ( moody ) for putting the floor down .... proper pro job mate awesome



But then unfortunatly have not worked on bert this week as Jackiechan ( the family dog ) has been Ill so lots of trips to the vets and ££££££££ ouch ... good thing his insured i tell you ....few !


Hopeing to give cave a clean up today and then start work on bert again next week ..... got one year to finish this resto so lets see how we get on

Over and out

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Post by type21f » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:46 am

Excellent work..as usual..
Sorry to hear about JackieChan.. hope he is feeling better!
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Post by markp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:16 am

type21f wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:46 am
Excellent work..as usual..
Sorry to hear about JackieChan.. hope he is feeling better!
Sending him a woof!

Cheers Buddy

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Post by markp » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:29 am

hi all

xx

There have been lots going on ..... the N/S A-Post area is now all done and I'm currently working on the N/S door its about 70% done

its so dusty in there I've not been getting photos so I'll do a big picy update soon once I have the time

but just to keep you pervs happy his a snippet of whats to come x
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Marco made me a gear box with a taller four gear to good motorway driving :cheers: :cheers: :bounce: :bounce:

O and before you ask not the gear box is on wood not resting on the inner shaft 8) 8)


Stuffs going shinny as expected :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Still a long way to go but the pan is getting all messed up as I never invisaged the body would be back on the pans to weld it all up together ...... if I did it all again I would of just left the pan in etch primer and gave it its finishing coat when all the body work was done ....... but have no fear I'll sort it all out it just means more time have to be spent cleaning the pan all up again then I separate the body from the pan again

over and out peeps

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Post by markp » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 am

Hi All

Just a few more areas to weld left ......

A-post area and then its onto re-doing the front panel :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Then I'm onto the bolt on panels

Both doors are already done and gone for high biuld primering as I dont want to do it at home as the floor pan will get covered in overspray

Here just a few pics


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still not enjoying the quality of panels but it is what it is and I can only work with what I have ...... But it will look nice in the end but just a fight all the way !!! Would a do a Bug again you ask ....... HELL NO !!

But I'am still enjoying it but its a challenge all the way .... but it would not be fun if it was easy


over and out peeps



SEE YOU AT VF IN A FEW WEEKS :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Post by markp » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:53 am

So just thought I'll see how lazy I've been on updating this thread !!!


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP's

very lazy it would seam :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

All the repair work is very nearly finished on the shell and its in 70% of primer ...... I'm just working on the front end where I chopped of that horrid black front end I put on and i fitted an original VW front back on that I perchased a few months back .... so happy with how that fits compaired to the black on ..... The problem was that black front end was for a 1303 really but I didnt know that as it was sold as a correct year for my vert ...... when the call was made they said ... yes its a gerneric panel and you have to make it fit ...... DAM !!! anyway problem solved and the verts looking good

I'll update a few pics to keep the pervs happy

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Post by markp » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:06 am

a little more work done

its nice to have propper metal to tap ....... thought its just see it I still have a skill of removing dents



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YEP !!!


Anyway back onto the vert

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Post by markp » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am

the new front end was going to need some love were in the past its have some poor wok done to it

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I chopped it all out and unstitched the front panel and spare wheel panel front the black front end I cut off ...... all these panel fitted lovely its was the shapes of the inner wings that are for a 1303 ,,,, but the front panels were correct for my year vert ..... mad ant it 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O


new panels weled on and looking nice
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Happy with that !!!!


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:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:




trial fittted the rear end


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then started to prep for primer ..... loads of fidderly filler work ..... sore fingers that week :roll: :roll: :roll:



but first it was time to remove the body from the pan as it was now all strong and fully welded up :flower:


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