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by kaddy
19th November 2018 - 5:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Its been suggested to me by a classic VW tech to re fab a beetle tank,
as a fasty tank is unobtainable. Which is what I was considering too,

so still on the drawing board at the moment...
by kaddy
19th November 2018 - 5:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Tank no 2 wirebrushed and no further shocks, https://i.imgur.com/9majGhj.jpg Outlet of tank no 2 showing corrosion at out let, https://i.imgur.com/TqCQTcZ.jpg Close up of corrosion, https://i.imgur.com/zgrJXsr.jpg View from inside tank no 2 outlet area https://i.imgur.com/A14W3of.jpg View from insid...
by kaddy
19th November 2018 - 2:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Appreciate all the advice, thanks. If i end up with a reasonable tank that can accomodate arepair, I,ll go that route. But tank one the original one, is heavily cratered and weak walled too. Even though it hasn't leaked, its a fill away from a tea bag. I,ll know more later. Shipping to and fro I thi...
by kaddy
19th November 2018 - 2:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I believe the fastback tanks measures 28 1/2" x 19", and the beetle is 28 1/2" x 16" according to some info on the web. So accomodating a 3" fillet either front or back of the tank is not a major hurdle, and I can make it a bolt up affair thats easily reversible to stock if I ever need to. So at the...
by kaddy
19th November 2018 - 11:19am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

After judicious wirebrushing on the better second looking tank, I now have a major hole by the outlet at the base of the tank, so obviously more corrosion there than i anticipated. The first choice tank has so many craters over the surface, its akin to the lunar surface. And i dont want to waste tim...
by kaddy
17th November 2018 - 11:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I agree thats a definite part of the tank resto. Just happy that I have a better tank than what I started with.

Whats the best way of cleaning out any loose metal inside. I'm thinking a rinse with water and sand

attached to the drum of a cement mixer to give it a good scrub. Thoughts
by kaddy
17th November 2018 - 8:17pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Existing tank before cleaning all the crud off,

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Cleaned tank showing all the pitting on the front face.

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Better tank from me stash of fasty bits,

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by kaddy
17th November 2018 - 6:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Dont have a leak yet, and dont want one either. Thats why I want a pre emptive solution while its on the bench. But thanks to my vw related OCD, and lifelong collecting of other folks vw tat, I have found a perfect fastback tank, in me stash :unibrow: And speaking of me vw ocd, coming here has made ...
by kaddy
17th November 2018 - 2:41pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Currently working on the petrol tank. Cleaning, prepping priming the usual. Although it was never leaking, and the front forward facing lower section is scabby enough and pitted, and i,d say its probably a few miles away from a pinhole. Question, Is there any pre emptive strike I can do on it at thi...
by kaddy
15th November 2018 - 8:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Oh I will be keeping a good eye on things when I get going. Plan is to turn a mobile tower section into a heated mobile paint area, totally enclosed when the spraying is done. Thats the plan anyway. I,m extra careful when it comes to finishing cleanliness, comes from years of french polishing antiqu...
by kaddy
15th November 2018 - 4:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Heater purchased at 25 euro, not too bad.
Surprising amount of heat from such a small compact unit.
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 7:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Pan function would definitely be handy. I can source one from
Northern Ireland I,d say, and get it delivered, fingers crossed.
Thanks.
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 5:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

That sounds good, I,ll look into that thanks.
I have a large solid fuel stove in the workshop, but I dont think its wise to light it up,
and spray celly in the vicinity
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 12:13am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Just remade the two long sections of the front bumper mounts. Both were serverely rusted beyond use. So angle grinder to cut off the useless metal and refabbed new metal.. Then prime both back wings, and maybe a couple of coats of celly if I can get an approprite heat source in my garage, sfaer than...
by kaddy
12th November 2018 - 6:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Definitely preparation is the key to the finishing.
by kaddy
11th November 2018 - 10:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 245
Views: 15219

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Back on the clock now after getting sidetracked for a lot of house repair work.
New fencing perimeters, pvc soffet, facia, roofing work, ect,ect,ect

Have to keep the cook happy :-)
Now back to the interesting stuff. I see your car now has shine and colour,

mmmmm, nice..
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: 4572

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: 194

Re: Refitting wings.

Thats brilliant thanks.
by kaddy
28th May 2018 - 2:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

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: 310

Re: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown

Beauty..
by kaddy
27th May 2018 - 10:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

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: 245
Views: 15219

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: 318

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: 318

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.