My '59 Beetle Xmas Pressie Part II - Page 2 - VW Forum - VZi, Europe's largest VW, community and sales
 
Machine 7, high quality air-cooled  restoration and performance parts

     
 

Go Back   VW Forum - VZi, Europe's largest VW, community and sales > Community > Readers Rides

Readers Rides Post pics, specs and build-up stories of your vehicles - or even your garages here. Also interesting stuff about your 'daily drivers' etc. or interesting cars you have seen on your travels, even motors-based TV shows you can recommend. Please, no 'For Sale' or 'Want To Buy' ads, plugs for your 'business', links to 'for sale' ads or Ebay links to your (or your mate's) auction (use the VZi 'Classifieds' section) - this also includes thinly veiled 'What's My Car Worth?' threads and "Who Can Sell Me A . . ." posts.

Machine 7, high quality air-cooled  restoration and performance parts
Reply Post New Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

Cheers guys Always nice to know people are taking an interest
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #12
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

Floorpan sound deadening is finally in



floorpan repainted. Not totally happy as did have some micro bubble issues so not a totally smooth paint job But the deadener will cover it now as can't be arsed to do it again.



RAAMmat installed.

So get the doors fixed up with new hinges and then find some form of epoxy mastic to paint the rest of the interior in so I don't have anymore micro bubble issues.
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
kingfoggy
Chat Slapper
 
kingfoggy's Avatar

Trading feedback: (7)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 432
Default

Shiny!
__________________
Brummies Re-InCARnation
kingfoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 21-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #14
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

So last of my free funds have gone on new door hinges and pins for the old girl but having to fix the mess the PO did to the door hinges and pillar. No pillar shots yet but here's the state of the door hinge areas







You can see in the removed metal that the hinge retaining rivets have halfway pulled thru the outer door skin. Might extend the repair panel depending on peoples thoughts on strength of the current repair section.

Hopefully I have enough gas left, don't really need a whole new bottle
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

So as I've been having a such a ballache sourcing hinges, pins and tooling in Australia to get my doors back on the Bug I decided to clean up the rear seat frame and give it a lick of rust proof paint. Oz hammerite basically.

Before


After


As for the doors I need funds for welding gas as the rivet holes need a bit of welding and machining to make them round again otherwise the door will probably sag and move around quite quickly once back on the car.

Really quite peeved as if in the UK I would have had the parts and tools within a week but over here it's taken almost 6 weeks and I now have to find a 60 degree 12mm centre drill so the new lower hinge can accept an early domed pin
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

So made a bit of progress with the doors n hinges as got bored of not doing anything due to a bum elbow

Whilst trying to sort out the mess the PO had made of the hinges I've ended up having to remove the upper strengthening plate from both doors. This shows the number of spot welds I had to drill out


This shows how the strengthening plate had been bent around and the river holes pulled into peaks instead of being flat.


This is a little holder for a piece of 5mm rubber to hold the old skool check strap in place. New rubber needed as old stuff is 50yrs old and buggered.



And dunno if you can make how that the rivet holes are a bit ovalled and enlarged to need welding and filing round again.


Also got me 60 degree countersink so I could get the new lower hinge to accept an early pin. Can now go and get a garage to press the pins fully in Yay me!!!!!
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #17
Bathtub57
Seasoned Chat Slut
 
Bathtub57's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ascot, Berks
Posts: 1,092
Default

Good work dude, looks like you're giving the old girl the care and attention she deserves.
Keep posting!
Mark
__________________
Mark Paine
Bathtub57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #18
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default

Cheers dude

It's a lot of work to fix another owners mistake but the doors are totally straight with no rust so not much point trying to find a pair of totally straight, rust free 1959 doors to replace these ones.

Also, made a list of all the welding that I can think needs doing so I can have everything ready to steam thru the welding so BOC only get a months rental from me
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #19
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default mirco update

So finally got the hinge pins pressed into my hinges after saving enough dole money and the guy at the garage said not to worry about payment

Best get on and rent some more welding gas then
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #20
psimitar
Help! I'm trapped in here
 
psimitar's Avatar

Trading feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posts: 9,506
Default Let the door repairs begin :)

New bottle of shielding gas procured. Let the list of welding tasks be attacked

Least I've something to amuse me over xmas apart from the wife now
__________________
madness is in the eye of the beholder

My '59 Beetle Resto Part I

My '59 Beetle Resto Part II

56 Oval Resto
psimitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply Post New Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Disclaimer: For recreational purposes only, some assembly required. Any resemblance to real persons,
living or dead is purely intentional and the site admins are not responsible for direct, indirect,
incidental or consequential ridicule resulting from any defect or failure to perform. No animals
were harmed in the creation of this forum. Colours may fade over time. No other warranty expressed or implied.

volkszone.com

SupportingSupporting Brad's Cancer Foundation

 










 
© Volkszone • Terms and Conditions of use