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Old 15-09-2019, 04:44 PM   #51
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Keekster judging by what's in the background of your pictures I'd say we're in a similar place with our projects
Those red door bottoms are superior to the one's I got
I even had to weld up the corners on mine they weren't pressed in

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What goes in the hole by the fuse box first picture?
And do I need the three holes in the next picture are they put in at the factory?
Also I managed to scrape off the white paint from the bulkhead and inner flitches after much mumbling, swearing and tea drinking
The hole in the first photo is for the pull cable for the petrol flap fitted on late 60s early 70s models.
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Old 16-09-2019, 11:02 AM   #52
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Would it have had some sort of plastic blank on it when it was new?
Someone in the past had stuck a peace of masking tape to cover up the holes and then brushed some bitumen underseal over it all and then some hammerite over that
Lovely to look at from inside the car
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Old 16-09-2019, 11:50 AM   #53
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The two holes in your middle picture looks like someone hung a radio or cassette player under the dash but not sure about the 3rd as my 70 had one in about the same place.
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Those three are now welded up
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Old 19-09-2019, 01:15 PM   #55
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Got some primer on the dash and bulkhead today 👍
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I managed to find time to do a bit more work on my bug
Been prepping the bonnet
On closer inspection the existing paint is unsound especially around the handle
I could see little bumps in the paint
I could sand them flat but they would come back and bite me later
So out with the DA sander and get all the paint off
It's a bit like archaeology sanding though the lairs of paint
So first we have the steel then the factory paint which is red then next grey primer and white top coat
When they had prepared the red paint for a respray they didn't use any etch primer on the bare steel only the primer filler which has little grip on the metal and was where the paint was lifting
When I very first met this VW it had been brush painted burgundy very badly on a windy day while someone beat a rug next to it and they kept dropping the brush in a hairy dog basket and they didn't bother to mask anything up
Messy!
I Sanded all the burgundy paint off and repainted the bug alpine white in the late 1999s
All that paint had to come off too
Lots of DA sanding later I now have something sound to work with
But I must get on with it now or it will flash rust!
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Well my bonnet has been Sanded to almost bare metal for weeks now and I'm surprised it didn't flash rust with all the damp weather we've been having lately
And I really didn't fancy being in a cold damp garage sanding body filler
I really could do with a little work shop heater
But I did manage to brave it and get the bonnet prepped and etch primed with a hot air gun blowing on the inside of the bonnet for a bit of warmth
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Nice project and great work on the door alignment.
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Nice project and great work on the door alignment.
Cheers thanks for looking
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