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Old 05-07-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Third time lucky 69 bug resto part II

Quick recap for any who haven't seen the first part...

I first bought my bug, a 69 1300, in 85, it looked like this


After a resto in the late eighties and a quick tart up in 04 it looked like this


The car was as rotten as a pear so work was needed again by late last year so.....

Off came the rear quarters


to be replace with genuine quarters, boot floor and crossmember panels


then after much chopping out of this sort of stuff


came a pair of heater channels


Then off came the rotten front end and front bulkhead


and on went new metal


A pair of new floor pans


and that brings me up to date on the structural work
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with the welding sorted I started on the body prep

took the body off and got it onto it's trolley


and stripped most of the outside


and that brings me right up to this morning!
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Had a good day on the bug today, decided to strip the inside so set to with the paint stripper and angle grinder/wire brush combo.

by tonight I have got this far...

Inside of boot floor, cross members and bit under window stripped


one inner rear quarter stripped


other inner rear quarter stripped


most of dash stripped


bit more work tomorrow and I should get the inside finished
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Woo! Looking good
Well done so far, great work
Makes me well up
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MORE! MORE! EXCELLENT JUST SPENT AN HOUR OR SO READING LAST THREAD ABSOLUTELY F*CKIN A
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That's coming along very nicely. Keep up the good work and the updates too.
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Good work Mr-X

Part two a go-go!
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Well done so far, great work
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Part two a go-go!


Been at it again for a few hours today. I think the only way I can do this sort of work is to chip away a bit at a time, if I try and blast through it I get bored and cut corners and that can't happen!

Started out this morning with the dash area looking like this


whacked a load of paint stripper on it and got what looks to me like a piece of modern art


after a couple more applications of stripper and some scrapping/wire brush action I got it to this stage


Whilst waiting for the inside to soften up I attacked the outside of the front bulkhead.


Hopefully I'll get the bulk of the stripping on the shell done tomorrow night then it's on to the rest of the panels deep joy!
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...nice work mate.

...i've been doing the same bit (front of the front bulkhead) today....but without the paint-stripper!.....ggrr didn't get half as much done as you did

looking sweet keep it up!
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nice work! gunna be a solid car!
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