ive been meaning to do a full write up of the beast all summer, just been really busy with it tho, thought its about time i did it!!
ill be updating this gradually over the next few weeks, writing in detail how i took this £600 wreck of a 1968 vw (conveted) pannel van, into the MOT'd daily which it now is! ill start by putting the pics up of how i got it on 8th of may eailer this year,
as you can see it looked alright,
the major problmes with it were that it wouldnt start, alothough it did run, and it needed *abit* of welding, just for the mot it needed
2x tubs (or repair sections to the orgianl ones)
2x front wings (old ones had been made out of fibreglass, expandable foam with wodern inserts...)
1x front pannel inner
1x early pannel outer.
i bought it with the idea of just getting it running, let it fail its MOT, fix anything what needed doing to it to pass the MOT, then sell on... well that kinda changed....
so after messing about with numerous starter motors and jumper leads directly on to the battry etc, i put a brand new starter on, only to find that didnt work too! in the end fitting a new bush in the bellhousing cured that!!
i changed all 4 CV joints and one steel brake line on the rear right hand side. It also had a bit of fly wheel oil seal leak to so i pulled the engine swaped the seal, stuck the a starter moter bush in there and it fired the engine up fine... only for it to littrally piss oil out of the flywheel oil seal this time, doh! anyway i took it to the MOT place and they failed it on a fair few things
cant actually find the first MOT failure sheet i had for it but it needed all the above welding and one or two more hard line brake lines, and i think 1 wheel bearing. not so bad eh!
O yeah, ive also been meaning to do a price list for all the bits to work out how much ive spent in the 3/4months it took me to make it! so that liitle bit at the bottom is for me, as it'll remind me of the work done and the parts costs too!!!eeeek!
1st MOT, £40
starter motor, £47.50
flywheel oil seal, £2
repair pannels; front lower outer pannel£32, front inner pannel £28, front wheel arches 2x £48.50.
brake line kit £13
CV boots 4x £2.75
wheel bearings £8
all the above parts are bought from GSF so they are +VAT,
more updates in abit...