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  1. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    I'm looking for a mobile welder to do some work on my T2 Bay near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. I have a nice bug warm garage and all the tea you need so can anyone recommend someone? Harry the Bay needs a sliding door and drivers door skin replacing, a windscreen and two side rear window...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone help? I've got a chance to buy 4 secondhand fibreglass wings for my beetle. My old metal ones need repairing. Is it better to get the metal welded, replace them with the secondhand fibreglass wings or buy new metal wings? Thanks :)
  3. Buyers/Sellers 'Feedback' Forum
    Edit: Closing this thread. The person in question, Jon Hancock, is named in more detail in the last post on the last page. Thanks for reading and good luck with your projects! Hi all, Just checking in to see if there's any interest in a thread looking at the work of a particular welder who's...
  4. Chat/Discussion
    Hi Everyone....it's been a few years since my last post on here (sorry). My VW life has been on hold for over four years now due to being messed around constantly by the garages that my Late Bay Westy has been stationed at. I admit to being stupid on at a number of stages within this tale but...
  5. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
    Spot Welds with a MIG Welder? Factory Quality and Super Easy! (Words and Photos: By JamesR, Eastwood.com, September 2015) If you're going for that factory original look but need to replace panels with stamped new ones you'll need to recreate the spot welds. Simple enough if you have a...
  6. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    I need some welding doing on my beetle, primarily the drivers side sill. I'm happy to brace the car and cut the sill out and if someone wants to earn some money, or knows of someone who would want to earn some money let me know. Anymore details needed just ask.
  7. Readers Rides
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  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Have just had my baywindow van fail an MOT because the new panels should have been seam welded, rather than welded with a line of spots. In fact the test station even refused to test it, because of the lack of seam welding - saying the vehicle was not safe because of it. The new panels in...
  9. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    We have a 1977 bay with front seats in need of some attention. The passenger seat has been moved forwards to accommodate a two-ring gas hob, which we'd like to have removed, and for the seat to be positioned back where it should live. Also both seats need checking to make sure they're still...
  10. Business Recommendations
    I'd just like to add the following workshop to the list of recommended services: ARC-ANGEL (Southport) Contact Peter on 07779011804 or visit the website: www.thearc-angel.com Peter and Simon just did a great job on my '72 bay. Top-draw welding and respray. Reasonably priced and quick to fit me...
  11. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    sorry if this in the wrong place, please don't be mad at me i wasnt sure. i was hoping to learn to weld and weld a new tin top roof to my bay camper now we've taken the viking pop top off and are now left with a very large hole. i have the new roof ready but due to my health not improving as...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I have a 71 Beetle that needs some welding work doing. I've been learning to MIG weld and have been practising on 2mm and 0.8mm sheet. I know 0.8mm is bodywork thickness, but are the Beetles any different with them being so old? Also, how thick are the original floorpans? I need to weld in...
  13. Business Recommendations
    If any of you are looking for a reliable,competent and trustworthy welding service from someone who understands vintage VWs then Jim's your man! I put my '72 bay window in to JRP Automotive Welding for some quite extensive repair work over the winter and had many panels replaced. I collected my...
  14. Readers Rides
    I wasn't really looking for another beetle but when we saw one advertised for £250, how could we say no? It had been kept in a barn since 1999, when the guys daughter moved to Australia. And advertised in one of those local crappy advertisement papers. Obviously needs/needed a lot of work, so...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am replacing the front panel of my split and am confused about when/what to apply for rust prevention. Is it better to apply a weld-through primer first and then weld on the panels? Or is it better to weld on then apply the primer? Surely with the first there is the posibility of...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm currently considering buying a snowtop split and converting it to an SO42 poptop. The SO42 roof section is supplied and will be welded in. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the roof hole is like? does the hole go right up to the bows and gutter? or it there a bit of remaining roof...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I was tinkering around today with my 1972 Baja beetle and I noticed the passenger door was hanging a bit low, on firther investigation I noticed that there was alot of play in it. Turns out that theres a skrew missing on the bracket and the others were loose. Seems simple enough to fix... so I...
  18. Chat/Discussion
    http://www.eyetap.org/~siggraph2012/ Check out this video. Some HD cameras are used to provide an enhanced image for TIG welding. It's a prototype, but this looks amazing. The images from the stereo cameras are processed to provide a very clear image of the weld pool as well providing a HUD...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Looking at fitting some adjusters to my van since it is having a new front beam. What type of weld would you use for this? mig, tig or arc? I am guessing tig would be the best but what are your thoughts?
  20. Business Recommendations
    Hi I am after someone who can replace/repair my heater channels on my bug near south west london. Cheers Jason
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