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by kaddy
31st May 2018 - 6:54am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 96
Views: 4281

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

He mentions Autobrite Direct for the seat dye.

I must get some my self, the seats look brilliant, as does the rest of the car.
by kaddy
28th May 2018 - 3:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Refitting wings.

Thats brilliant thanks.
by kaddy
28th May 2018 - 2:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Refitting wings.

Great looking stuff,

What width and thickness did you use?

Thanks.

Tim
by kaddy
27th May 2018 - 7:30pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown

Beauty..
by kaddy
27th May 2018 - 10:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Refitting wings.

Quick question folks.

What do you folks use for the sealing strips that go on the A and B posts,

when re fitting the wings. Are the strips still available, or is it a nice

narrow bead of Tiger seal or similar.

Thanks
Tim
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 5:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Back to business after me short rest. Not much to report. Back seat area has been sealed over the welds. As you can see, ready now for some stone chip paint. https://i.imgur.com/iCQJm6d.jpg Rear wing metal repair is cleaned up, and a light skim of filler to level out the repair metal that was substa...
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 9:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

I thought Evo Stik might be the poison of choice alright.

Not sure there is any other impact adhesive that has stood the test of time.

Its been around longer than me fasty :)
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 8:45am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

It will be a day or two before I tackle them, so I'll keep you posted.

And finally, whats the best adhesive for gluing down any loose fabric/material

around the edges of the opes. Thanks gents.
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 10:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

I appreciate the rapid response lads. Tis quicker than a google.

Much appreciated.

Tim
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Silicone spray, how safe is that with the seal. I know washing up liquid is fairly corrosive
to rubber long term.
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Yep Simons seals. The procedure is what I,m familiar with.

And no sealent is what I,m thinking. Do I need any method of lubrication for the seals?

Thanks

Tim
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Finally re assembling. I,d welcome advice from anyone thats done this already. Whats the best method of re fitting the glass with new seals, into nice clean opes, and keeping out the water. I know some chaps use a silicon sealant when fitting the new seal. Is it a necessary step, I,m assuming the se...
by kaddy
19th May 2018 - 8:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: We all having a knap?

I,ve spent the last 2 weeks sleeping upright in a chair, due to a slipped disc in my back. All thanks to sloppy lifting techniques when I had a superman moment with a ride on lawnmower, I went lifting something , then took a backward step still carrying the weight. :shock: But I visit the fasty ever...
by kaddy
10th May 2018 - 10:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1969 Squareback panel van
Replies: 64
Views: 7348

Re: 1969 Squareback panel van

Nice looking car...
by kaddy
6th May 2018 - 8:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Aussie '67 Notch
Replies: 38
Views: 984

Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Thats nice.
by kaddy
3rd May 2018 - 12:50pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Squareback For Sale Ireland.
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Squareback For Sale Ireland.

This is a link to a squareback currently for sale in Ireland,

https://www.donedeal.ie/adview/view/18686988


Needs work in all the usual places of course. I saw it up close and personal a few years ago
and nothing has changed since.
by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 10:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yep, rather like the top of me noggin :lol:
by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 8:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I think I have now got a finish thats good enough for my needs.
After 5 coats of celly and wet,n,dry finishing using 1000, 1500,
2000,2500, and 3000,
And a quick coat of fine polish, I,ve got this.

Image

And i'm gonna give it the thumbs up
by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 1:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Playtime over, have to crack on.

But I couldn't resist the last polish with 3000 grit wet,n,dry.

Its a tactile thing

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by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 8:24am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I,ve done that too on occasions. The carving knife cut down to a short stubby blade is a great job. Its slim enough to slide into place with no damage, and its tough enough not to bend at all under any pressure. And its broad enough to ad leverage if needed. And 50 cents in the boot sale, how can yo...
by kaddy
24th April 2018 - 10:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 216
Views: 38623

Re: project 72 fastty

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by kaddy
24th April 2018 - 10:19pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Here is what I used to seperate the seals around the front and back screen. Its a shortened carving knife that I made when I used to make shoes, for cutting leather. Slips in under the seal from outside, and then push in firmly to get it just under the inner glass, not the seal. Then it slices the s...
by kaddy
24th April 2018 - 7:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Some more updates on how the spraying on the shell is progressing. Rear drivers side louvre corner. https://i.imgur.com/Eigc37Q.jpg Roof section viewed from passenger door towards the rear. https://i.imgur.com/jentRhI.jpg Front clip. https://i.imgur.com/UQEF2Zt.jpg Rear clip. https://i.imgur.com/ZqC...
by kaddy
19th April 2018 - 7:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 217
Views: 14513

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Spent 4 hours taking out the rear window to prep the ope for the new paint and seals. https://i.imgur.com/0Tn9nJf.jpg Interesting 4 hours, thanks to some muppet using Tek seal to try and seal a leaking rubber seal instead of buying a new seal. Ended up having to completely cut out the old rubber sea...
by kaddy
9th April 2018 - 11:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Tasty looking solution there, you can't beat a bit of ingenuity.
Nice.