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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by bucket » 23rd October 2010 - 8:58pm

dude that bumper suport / bottom air box is a bugger loads of pics of the differt panels on my thread , can take sum measure ments if ya need them..
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Post by Editor » 24th October 2010 - 12:51am

There are two of those, both LH I think, in the stash of parts that PurplePete is handling. Good Veng repair panels (boxes).
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Post by volkswalker » 1st November 2010 - 12:46pm

okay this is the floor that was patched up by the previous owner...
because im designing a whole new floor with NO heater channels ive got to alter this side to match too...
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look at this shit ive cut out lol
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and when it was off it didnt leave much lol
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so i welded a new piece in that will sit underr the sill
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heres the sill just propped on to show what it will look like when welded
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i then had these 'fake' heater channels made by a good buddy 1.5mtr long with exact measurements to the ones i cut out
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and heres the floor from the fasty that will soon be going in
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and finally the inner curve arch requires all new pieces and will be getting 2 of these made up later today by the same good buddy
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so the floor will have the sills and heater channels just no tube in the middle and no heat fron the back.
the floor itself will be attached to the heater channels so yes its all connected but this is my design on a budget and it will not suit everyones taste but trust me it will be awsum!
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by fastygaz » 1st November 2010 - 2:04pm

Some lovely work buddy...glad the floor was alreet!! I'll nip the primer princess over to see you boys soon and have a few shandies with ya!!

Take it sleazy!!
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Post by volkswalker » 9th November 2010 - 6:34pm

things are starting to really take shape now and it shouldnt be many more days until ive got the dreaded floor almost back in..
the sills both sides are fully welded in.

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popped to see my good buddy with that piece from the inner front arch and with his machine press and roller we created exact replicas for that area...i made slighty bigger so i can trim to fit...this will be done anyday as soon as the rain fuks off!!!!

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and whilst i was cramped in the footwell i also bare metalled the front came up sweet!

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and those 1.5mtr long replica heater channels i had made??
they look great!!
just gotta trim em up front when i weld the front inner arch so i can then weld it all together for a snug fit!

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so next to do is the inner front arches....weld the drivers side floor that i robbed from a 71 fasty...then build the rear floor up around the springplates. once the floor is all complete i will start slamming it :crazy:
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Post by volkswalker » 16th November 2010 - 11:10am

latest update is that lotsa welding and patching!
chuffed with the progress and first week in Dec itl be getting slammed to freek!
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and had a trip to slough 4 these beauties!!!!
14 x 5.5j!!!!!!!!!
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Post by bucket » 18th November 2010 - 8:30am

oh liking the rims what are they...
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Post by volkswalker » 18th November 2010 - 8:35am

bucket wrote:oh liking the rims what are they...
unsure! lol...saw em vzi advertised as 'possibly some kind of american eagle 14''...'
the seller didnt know either so thats why i had to have em!!
14's on skinny tyres with 2 spline drop = looooooooooooow 8)
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Post by volkswalker » 21st November 2010 - 3:52pm

ok so im well pleased how well this donor floor from a fasty 71 went in....
it looks all in but it isnt yet....
theres a gap between the edge of the floor and the underneath of the channels and sill.
my intentions are to weld a sheet in the same length as the sill and create a small
'step' up to the sill lip and then bend the sill lip upto the channel and 'nip' the floor
edge into this if that makes any sense...
fotos will show you what i mean when i do it this coming week.
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also got the lower corner edges in
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Ive also the hole at the pedals welded in nice but havent taken a foto yet.
plans for next week are the floor edged like i said to meet the channels and then
i must start the rear floor and build this up.
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Post by volkswalker » 28th November 2010 - 12:19pm

well I saw my good bud again and got these lovely sheets
of galv...these are the edges of the floor and the lip will weld to the
sill lip which ive completed 50% on the driver side and its come
out better than expected! no pics tho yet
I also used up the wire i got with the welder which i never knew the make...
when i started using the Clarke flux i was amazed how much better it
welded!! So ive ground some of the first welding i did and gone over it
with the new stuff so things are lookin better
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also got the piece in under the pedals and welded underneath
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Post by volkswalker » 28th November 2010 - 12:25pm

and always wear a full face shield like i do cos this not so cheap
disc exploded in my face and luckily i was wearing the correct PPE!!
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Post by Editor » 30th November 2010 - 2:29am

You're welding the body to the floorpan then? Maybe that's your only option.
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Post by volkswalker » 30th November 2010 - 11:09am

Editor wrote:You're welding the body to the floorpan then? Maybe that's your only option.
yes im afraid after looking at the whole situation ive gone down that route
purely due to cost, my skills lol cos its the first time ive taken on such
a big job..
I want to create a totally one off resto that will be like marmite...

its great fun and this way will make sure i keep it for years rather than a few months
like the bugs ive had and always flogged em after gettin em on the road
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Post by volkswalker » 2nd December 2010 - 10:13am

resto on hold
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Post by volkswalker » 13th December 2010 - 10:20pm

resto back on!!
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by J J » 14th December 2010 - 11:38am

bloody hell good work mate, inspirational :)
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Post by volkswalker » 14th December 2010 - 9:21pm

got some tiger seal today and managed to get the front end weld seams and all under
the front floor sealed....nicely nice...
gonna primer over it tomorrow and seal the rear weld seams.
moving nicely now the floor is taking forever but then again theres a lot to do to it
and ill get there soon!
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Post by volkswalker » 21st December 2010 - 3:59pm

so its toooooo cold to do welding etc
but it hasnt stopped me getting in the garage and doin tittyvation jobs that
will require doing sooner rather than later!!

sanded back and hammerited the front bumper hangers and also the
front impact crumple bar...came up nice if i say.... ;D

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also managed to wire drill and brush the inners of both bumpers so they
are ready for a good coating too whe i buy some more hammerite
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Post by volkswalker » 22nd December 2010 - 3:33pm

okay it was mild this morning wasnt it!! 3 deg!! fekkin scorchin compared to
past week eh!!
anyway so i took advantage of our mild day and managed to get the driver door
off so i could smooth out the weld edges only to uncover this lovely hole which
looked effall until i prodded it....anyway its sorted!
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the next 2 pictures show the drivers floor that ive rebuilt right back
to the battery tray and ive yet to build that area up hence the weather delays!
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tiger seal is the next job following the primer ive just applied....
its starting to look like a squareback!
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Post by volkswalker » 30th December 2010 - 12:25pm

check these 4 the square!!!
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also got the battery tray area sorted but gonna add another
plate once its all sorted for added strength
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by volkswalker » 30th December 2010 - 9:27pm

well i was stood in the garage today and i saw a can of bright red AUDI paint
and accidentally painted the alloys completely RED LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

so what colour is the square gonna be u ask...?
well I know now....but ill let you think what goes with AUDI red....not a lot.. :badgrin:
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Post by Editor » 31st December 2010 - 10:54pm

Silver?
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Post by volkswalker » 8th January 2011 - 10:57am

Editor wrote:Silver?
lowering takes place next saturday due to weather as usual..
tyres on rims!!
155.60.14 front
175.70.14 rear
and the colour 4 this beast will be gun metal grey....
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Post by Editor » 8th January 2011 - 1:16pm

That's more distinguished than silver - everyone seems to have silver if it's not black. i couldn't believe how bright our '70s Type 3s looked parked out in front of the local VW garage compared with the depressingly dark or boring silver of the modern ones, last November (I don't include Larry and Lin's Anthracite one as boring!). Oh no, there is a blue one!

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Post by volkswalker » 15th January 2011 - 4:46pm

okay well i can gladly say that perseverence has finally paid off!!
for the last 3 months nearly everyday ive managed to get 30 mins - 2hours in on the square and totally rebuilt the floor, front inner arches, all four wheel arches, front spare wheel tray, heater channels (fake) and whilst its been damn hard ive loved it!!

I can finally see the finishing line but still plenty to do...
first pics are proof that ive tiger sealed all the welding which ill primer over soon before painting
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heres the rear offside lower corner
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who'd have thought it...lol
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welded and sealed
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