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Old 12-09-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default My '67 Squareback resto.

Bought this square a couple of weeks ago with the intention of not doing a resto, but already been tempted to change things.
This is how car looked a couple of weeks ago:


Overall the car is in pretty good condition, but on closer inspection filler has been found in drivers door and o/s rear wing, a little rot where rear wings bolt in underneath and a little in spare wheel well. Not a lot for a Type 3 but enough to make me decide to strip and paint it.
In 2 hours last night car went from above to this:





Plans are to get it to workshop in next couple of weeks, take rear wings off and repair captive nut areas, repair small patch in spare wheel well.
A number of seals are to be replaced including, bonnet and rear hatch, front and rear screens all necessary light seals and new black wing beading. Thinking of painting L87 Pearl White.
Will keep posting as things develop.


Has anyone any ideas on how to fit the chrome strip in front and rear seals, front seal is currently more like a 'cal look' seal with no chrome strip and back seal appears to have the chrome strip stuck onto the seal rather than fitted in the groove.
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nice car mate. Just needs a bonnet bib/moustache
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looks sweet! dunno abou the seal thing its possibl its been changed witht he inccorect one, i do know for a fact that the chrome trim has to be pushed into the seal before fitting the glass!

to me thats rust free!!!
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nice car mate. Just needs a bonnet bib/moustache
Totally agree, chrome tasche just been delivered!
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looks sweet! dunno abou the seal thing its possibl its been changed witht he inccorect one, i do know for a fact that the chrome trim has to be pushed into the seal before fitting the glass!

to me thats rust free!!!
Car now at paint shop, have took front and rear windows out, rear seal was definately incorrect seal, chrome strip came off ok so will try your method of fitting chrome first when rebuilding, thanks
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Hi the trim on the rubbers does indeed need putting in with the windows out.First put the seal around the glass then put the trim in with the joiners in next then fit the windows as usual the trim should stay inplace
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Work is slow on the Square due to other commitments, but is going to be even slower now after the rear wings were removed and this lot was found on a supposedly RUSTFREE car from Aussie




The rear wings are equally as bad having previously had holes repaired with sheet metal being pot riveted from the inside onto the wing and then filled to try and hide the repair.
Suppose this will teach me not to buy any VW's unseen as i did with this one, and more importantly, believe nobodies description of a car, especially when described as a MINT RUSTFREE '67 SQUAREBACK!!!!
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Squares are a night mare in the rear wings the rear wings hide a lot of things the worst place is where the strenthener is as it joins to about three diffrent panals.If it where a uk car it would be 10 times as worse.Good luck mate it will be worth it in the end. Was the car originally blue !
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Squares are a night mare in the rear wings the rear wings hide a lot of things the worst place is where the strenthener is as it joins to about three diffrent panals.If it where a uk car it would be 10 times as worse.Good luck mate it will be worth it in the end. Was the car originally blue !
Although the inner wings look blue in places, i think this is more to do with the camera than the car, under front bonnet there is still the original paint code sticker of Lotus White.
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Hi Adrian. Good luck with the resto, car looks nice. Makes me wanna get my 63 Aussie square stripped for the resto. Just gotta finish the late bug I'm doing first.
BTW it is a Aussie spec car so shouldn't have a moustache, just in case you didn't know that.
Also weird stuff like bullets ( not normal for 67s ), no side markers, plus weird Aussie only ignition barrel setup.
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