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Old 18-02-2020, 05:32 PM   #101
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Hi all well its been a few weeks and ive been doing the usual rubbing down and primering etc etc well i finally got a coat of white on just to protect it until summer time where i can get some heat into the panels and another descent coat of paint,,,paint went on good but i had a few fish eyes which i dabbed back in once it was dry,,might of not cleaned panel enough with panel wipe,,,once that had dried i flipped it over to start filling where i made up the repair panels,,after lots of rubbing down filling etc i gave it a coat of primer rubbed that down and today i got a coat of white on once again to protect it until summer where i can give it a revisit and stick another good coat and the blue hopefully,,,as panel was cold it produced quite a few runs but should rub out after a few months of drying,,,,will give it a few days to dry then store away and start door no 2,,,,not bad about 4 months per door lol,,,,,
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Old 18-02-2020, 05:35 PM   #102
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:38 PM   #103
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Hi all its been a week or two since i started the second door and ive made good progress first stripping it down to the bare bones and assessing what works is required,,,, well didn't take long to realise it would require the same treatment as the 1st one so drilled out all the spot welds and split the skin off fairly easily using the air chisel i brought off ebay for about a tenner and works well, too well if your not careful,,once again i might as well put up some pictures so you can see the damage gone in the same places more in some parts,,,its the usual cut out the damaged bits fabricate new bits and weld back in,,,another metal jigsaw in effect,,have used the bottom repair panel available and door skin still to order for next week..
Ps wonder if anyone would be interested in maybe putting up a sticky procedure on stripping said door,,,which means you should be able to assemble door in reverse,,where i had a few times of head scratching when assembling the last beetle projects door,,,,
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:41 PM   #104
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:43 PM   #105
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Old 29-03-2020, 09:56 AM   #106
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well its been another few weeks since i posted and what a few weeks its been eh,,,looks like im going to spend three months in the garage,,,because we cant go anywhere else,,oh well alls not lost much check if vw heritage and just kampers are open or closed if not im in shit,,,,,
Im not going to bore you too much but the drivers door is pretty much the same as the last one,,not quite as rotten but close...i made the bottom corner as last time which seemed to take ages but now its all welded up and a few coats of weld through on it im going to seam seal all the welds and do the usual red oxide and white deco paint (lidl),,its inside so dont matter,,,
the quater light metalwork was very rusty but ive stripped it and put it in the electric bath to derust it,,, seems to work,,, the part where its holed through wont be seen thankfully so im not going to try and weld it just seal it and fill any pits that have formed and paint,,,
Had to weld a few bits onto the strengthening bars for the door panel and red oxide for now,,, next up is a bit more paint to seal everything up,, the door skin to strip back the black temp paint and red oxide that.
Stay safe everyone and good luck,
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Old 29-03-2020, 10:00 AM   #107
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Old 29-03-2020, 11:29 AM   #108
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Door is looking good. The compound curves on the bottom rear corners make that panel a bugger to make.
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Old 29-03-2020, 06:29 PM   #109
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Cheers zeb it was a right cow to do,,i would pay good money for that piece just to weld right in,,,,done a bit more today roughed up the door skin and gave that a coat of red oxide,,sprayed some black satin on the quarter light and finally some white lidl paint on the rest of the door struts,,,,gotta leave that lot to dry and maybe start assembling door next week,,,
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Old 31-03-2020, 10:03 PM   #110
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Nice project mate, keep up the good work. I love passing a few hours checking out these threads.
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