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by kaddy
19th May 2018 - 8:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 102

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: 6924

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: 681

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: 199

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: 215
Views: 13432

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: 215
Views: 13432

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.

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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: 215
Views: 13432

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: 215
Views: 13432

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: 207
Views: 36732

Re: project 72 fastty

Class 8)
by kaddy
24th April 2018 - 10:19pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

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: 215
Views: 13432

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: 215
Views: 13432

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: 392
Views: 40059

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Tasty looking solution there, you can't beat a bit of ingenuity.
Nice.
by kaddy
9th April 2018 - 11:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Thanks

Its amazing what a bit of slap does to the old girl :lol: :lol:

Yeah she is looking like a youngster again :D
by kaddy
7th April 2018 - 7:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

A bit of L90D colour is starting to make all the difference.

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by kaddy
6th April 2018 - 9:17pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Good old clean up of the front boot area, and first coat of primer. I,m suprised that things aint looking too bad at all considering the state it was in . So all in all I,m happy enough with how its coming along. https://i.imgur.com/5eLJJ84.jpg Passenger side wheel bulkhead. https://i.imgur.com/8cr6...
by kaddy
6th April 2018 - 10:27am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 68 RHD type 3 FASTBACK
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

Re: 68 RHD type 3 FASTBACK

Beautiful car, cant understand how its not sold yet.
Hang in there.
by kaddy
1st April 2018 - 12:59pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Window rubbers.
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Window rubbers.

Thanks for the heads up, I,m waiting on simon to give me a bill
to pay him, so I think I,m sorted at this stage. But I'll keep you posted.
by kaddy
31st March 2018 - 10:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 392
Views: 40059

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Nice.

Sure you are making it look too easy, everyone will want to have a go.
by kaddy
31st March 2018 - 1:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 392
Views: 40059

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Yes, free has it advantages too.
Sounds like none of us is ever going to be too far from rusty stuff then.
by kaddy
31st March 2018 - 1:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 392
Views: 40059

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I bet you have the next candidate lined up already :D I have , its a 68 beetle, and there are millions of panels readily available cheap as chips. I think what puts the hardship into a type 3 resto is the scarcity of panels, and the expense of them if you can get them. I know I would have bought the...
by kaddy
31st March 2018 - 10:09am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Jenolite go way back before the 50's I think. I remember my dad having it in his tool kit, keeping his early 50,s beetles alive. The prepwork is clean of loose rust, and then apply the gel, and it goes to work. Its quick about dissolving the rust, and a bit of constant agitation with a stiff wire br...
by kaddy
30th March 2018 - 9:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

More small nasties, but Genolite is a tried and tested method of cleaning up rusty craters just like this. Leading is probably the quickest and best here, but I cant seem to find the tinning paste https://i.imgur.com/DRvztrs.jpg Geno cleans up the area along with a stiff wire brush, in a few minutes...
by kaddy
30th March 2018 - 8:35pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Window rubbers.
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Window rubbers.

Got replies thick and fast after.

List is gone and just waiting for him to do the math on post and packing to ireland.

Delighted that this has happened as quick as it has. I had visons of spending long nights

on the web trying to source these.
by kaddy
30th March 2018 - 12:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 215
Views: 13432

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Its a bygone era thing for me. I had a long career in architectural joinery, my site here, www.irishwoodwork.com, and always refered to bottom part of any joinery item as cill, and its in all my ref works on joinery back to the 1700 as such, And who am I to argue with history :lol: At this stage, yo...