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Old 25-03-2009, 02:21 PM   #41
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Hiya all,

So whilst looking for work whilst still having to go to work?!?!?! go figure I have been making some plates for the floor pan rot and starting to tear out the wiring loom. so pics of the holes and patches i made.

Drivers foot hole


Battery tray hole


Passenger 'where your bum should be' hole


and my nice plates i made with the help of works bending press




trimming to size at present and then need to find/borrow/pilfer a welder or maybe just loads of arldite

Not much to show wiring loom wise but pulling the old/new one thro the roof should prove interesting......
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Those panels are great, nice one
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I'm liking the look of those repair panels matey

For my next project (should there be one) I would like to find a car that I can cut out the rot and fab my own repair panels instead of cutting off whole sections of bodywork and replacing it!

I can't wait until you find a welder, this should be great
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I'm liking the look of those repair panels matey

For my next project (should there be one) I would like to find a car that I can cut out the rot and fab my own repair panels instead of cutting off whole sections of bodywork and replacing it!

I can't wait until you find a welder, this should be great
Thanks guys, thought I'd best make use of the works facilities before my employment ends. Wasn't the easiest of things to get those bends in the right place esp for the driver foot plate. Downside of not using a true forming press is beating the plates flat where they need to be and not distorting the plate too much. still am very pleased with things.

and yes misterecks i can't wait till I find a welder. Once the plates are done then it's pan off to get to the rear torsion tube properly for fitting IRS brackets. Once that is done then it's rebuild time to a rolling chassis

Must admit I do like making repair parts to suit but most people haven't acquired as many tools as Moler has. I'd love to play in his garage oh yes indeedy
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So, I have been busy making a new wiring loom for the front and rear of the bug. here is the front-rear loom ready to go



and the front wiring loom


Then placed them in the Bug

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Was an absolute bitch the pull the rear loom thro the roof. got stuck on the first go and was a cow to pull back. So they are roughly in place for now and I just need the new fusebox to wire up. Decided to modernise the electrics with some relays to take the strain off the switches. Quite pleased with it so far tho
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Loom is looking great matey

Pulling it through the roof sounds like a right mission, I had all on getting mine through the side of the rear quarter!!
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Pulling it through the roof sounds like a right mission, I had all on getting mine through the side of the rear quarter!!
Yea was a bit of a mission. Was kinda funny, in an annoying way too, as when was first pulling thro the old loom, that I'd taped the new one too, separated just as the last of the old loom came out the rear of the bug. Fortunately, the new loom was within finger reach. JUST took me nigh on 3 hours to pull it thro. 2.5 hours when it got stuck the first time and 30mins the second go.
Nevermind, just need the new modular fuse/relay box and some connectors and will have a nice modern electrical system.

Gotta admit tho that on later bugs that rear quarter bit looks like a right pain in the bum. Remember having to fiddle around with it on my 03 when was welding around there. Got pissed with it so loped it off and soldered it back together when the welding was done
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Hello all,

My apologies for being rather slack, slow and boring lately but I have just purchased a MiG from fleabay. Tis a CEM so should do a decent job, and it came with a mask and gloves too. Bargain!!! well for over here anyhow. works out at about 160quid.
So, within the next few weeks I shall hopefully have the gas too and then in go those plates for the floor.
Hopefully this will appeal to all those welding maniacs out there cos I've been feeling neglected as of late

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YAY!! great news, you should be flying shortly then
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YAY!! great news, you should be flying shortly then
Yup, just need get a gas bottle sorted and will be good to go. Course with no job yet I may have trouble getting my wife to agree on the gas but one shall try.

I do hope more peps come say hi cos it strange when not many reply to your thread. Does dull one's enthusiasm. Least I know there is one person watching appreciate it!!
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