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Old 24-03-2019, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hi all look what i brought,,, a 5250 pile of rust in the shape of a VW camper van from Brighton sea air and all that,,there is a ton of work to be done here but i plan to do it as a rolling restoration coz i need access to the garage to get silvia (71 all original beetle)in and out for her weekly run,,,im also going to spray or roller some rustoleum just because im interested to see if i can get a good result,,ive got an old mig which will hopefully do most of the welding tasks and cut up an old roller locker from work for the sheet metal to get me started,,
PS want to keep this cheap as possible as im skint now..
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Old 25-03-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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thought id give the roof and awing a good scrub took a few pics of before and after come up a treat apart from some squeezy and elbow grease i used some of my bike cleaner which really does shift the grime,,,,,
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Old 25-03-2019, 09:59 PM   #3
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Where to start god knows but removed front bumper after grinding last two bolts out as knackered and look what it revealed,,, yes more rust,,, thought id try and knock the huge dent out first which took longer than i thought, there is a split which i will weld up and alot more metal bashing to get back into some sort of shape,,will still need filler but hey ho its the way to go,,,
ps will order a cheap panel bashing kit with a few dollies to make my life a bit easier
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Old 26-03-2019, 01:09 PM   #4
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Nice project. Looks like it'll keep you busy for a while.
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Old 26-03-2019, 01:36 PM   #5
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ps will order a cheap panel bashing kit with a few dollies to make my life a bit easier
My advise is don't. The cheap sets are worse than useless. Far better getting a couple of branded pieces second hand off ebay. A couple of hammers and dollies is all you need.
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This sort of thing
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F362590673451

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F183743775264
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F303101753465
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Old 26-03-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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Arr too late brought a cheap set last night,,,,no worries they are dirt cheap so i can bin em if no good,,,done a bit more knocking out to some sort of shape and dug out the old mig to weld that split up which it done quite well then as i had a practice on some spare metal it was rubbish,, birds nest a few times,, i then spayed some WD40 over the wire which was also rusty lubed the internals of the gun and line then it was fine again..strange but true,,,
As you can see there is a lot of filler even on the bumper so will probably strip it all and go from there,,had noticed they had used a spray underseal on the back which is just peeling off mostly,, obviously didnt key up the painwork prior to doing and turned it into a water trap as it gets under the paint,,, ive got a nasty habit at the moment to take a screwdriver and stick it in blisters of paint
lighter evenings soon whoop whoop,,,,
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cheers zebedee read your resto several times why do we do it i dont know
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