1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

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muddy
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 11th November 2017 - 8:54pm

Some good news soon arrived, my Porsche Teledials came back from the painters. Fully dipped and stripped, fully powder coated silver then the centre painted bright red and then finished off with lacquer.

Very happy with them. Looking forward to seeing them when the car is on the ground off the axle stands.

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1973 VW Type 3 1600 TE Fastback. Under restoration

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 11th November 2017 - 9:00pm

It has taken every night this week to fit the wings. The beading has been a swine. Help again from the wifey and they are all now on, with exception to a couple of bolts.

Whilst the lights and bumpers are not fitted yet I've taken the opportunity to machine polish all the wings as I fitted them. I also polished up some of the newly painted bits and the front and rear valances. All came up pretty well, so everything is nice and shiny. The body will need a re-spray at some point as the original beading cracked and pulled a lot of the paint off which hasn't been hidden by the new beading. That will be phase 2 in a year or 2.

Plus I don't like the black beading and would like white like the original stuff that came off.

Also got some wheels spacers on order and got them fitted.
1973 VW Type 3 1600 TE Fastback. Under restoration

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 11th November 2017 - 9:03pm

Absolutely gutted today as we started the engine for the first time and the oil cooler p£££$d oil everywhere.

On a positive note, the engine did start. It'll need the timing setting but all good.

Managed to strip out the tinware in situ and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this.

Back to square one. Pretty dejected tonight.
1973 VW Type 3 1600 TE Fastback. Under restoration

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by kaddy » 11th November 2017 - 10:28pm

In the scheme of things considering what you have accomplished so far, its a minor glitch.

You have a class car there, well done.


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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by broady_6 » 19th November 2017 - 8:15pm

Wow this has come one quickly! I bet it hasnt felt it for you but thats very slick looking and well together sir!
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by German Essex Girl » 2nd December 2017 - 12:19am

OMG I am SO pleased to see KBY217K in such great order! This was our much loved family car bought new for my Mum when we were kids! We had many happy hours in this car. I would clean her every Saturday to earn my pocket money! I know this car so well and my older sister had it and kept it going for many many years. So pleased! What an amazing job you have done! Please keep me posted

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by kaddy » 2nd December 2017 - 2:14am

Last post is magic , it doesn,t get any better for a fasty restorer... 8)

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