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Re: orange fastback

Post by Aren » 3rd February 2015 - 12:22pm

great work

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Re: orange fastback

Post by Dave G » 3rd February 2015 - 12:49pm

Great to see you back on it, looking forward to the updates! :)

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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 3rd February 2015 - 8:07pm

Ok here we go again!!
these photos were taken a while ago so im trying to place them in order of the work done.
all the inside of shell was primed up and sealed up..

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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 3rd February 2015 - 8:13pm

sorry for the photo bomb!!
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Re: orange fastback

Post by jmarkha1 » 3rd February 2015 - 9:53pm

WOW - that's some progress Colin.
Love the colour - what is it?
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Chino » 3rd February 2015 - 9:55pm

Great work mate, wish I had your bodywork skills!
Keep it coming :)

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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 3rd February 2015 - 10:32pm

cheers chaps

Jake the colour is vw sea sand L568. i love it, its actually a bit darker in real life but doesn't show it in the pics
hey cheers for the paint link mate, ive 2 cans of sem colour coat sat on the side ready for a dash repaint.

Will, its all practice mate anyone can do it tools are a major factor to any job. your making major steps with your dub next job steering box i suppose!

there's plenty more pics to come, my internet is proper shat and takes ages to upload any amount of pictures to photobucket
but ill get some more up very soon.
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Re: orange fastback

Post by jmarkha1 » 3rd February 2015 - 10:49pm

Sea Sand - brilliant colour - I have got a pearl white beetle (L87) and painted thae wheels and motor seaa sand - goes really well with white and dark red :thumbsup:
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Dave G » 4th February 2015 - 8:54am

That looks superb!! Well done! I agree, good choice on the colour, she'll look lovely when it's all put back together!

Are you going for white wing beading out of interest?

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Post by col1600 » 4th February 2015 - 6:28pm

cheers dave.

I've already got a full set of black beading to got in. still I've changed my mind ten times already on thing that I've done.
for example I've painted up the wheels in red and im not sure of these,(sprayed wheels red before choosing colour for car!!) i was going to order black interior panels and seat covers but when it came to the phone call i went with red an so on and on. i should just leave things alone!! id have it finished by now if i wasn't so fussy. anyway I've set a deadline to complete it, its going to bugjam in July.........

"July you say, why sure that's 5/6 months away, your laughing".

as anyone knows who has undergone a resto, its nearly impossible to keep to a deadline, its all the small details that go un-missed that chomp away at time. (OK im just shite at time management really! :? )
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Marko » 4th February 2015 - 7:33pm

looking awesome! body off resto is the only way to go, shame I never did this with my old Fasty.. looking forward to seeing it finished!
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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 8th February 2015 - 8:23pm

This is some of the work that went into reinstalling the new head liner
not a job to be rushed but rewarding all the same..
the kit came with the main head liner and a large section for rear and centre pillars.
i used the tried and tested bulldog clip route.(seen it done on here, cheers chaps.)


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with the two rear pillars covered and the vents installed, it was time to start with the main section.
i noticed that a few of the plastic ends that go on the end of the roof rods that go through the liner were perished.
so i used blue electrical barrel crimps that fitted snuggly to the rods.

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after a good test fit and got me head around what i was going to do i glued the back edge first, keeping a pull from the centre out both ways

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then repeated the same at the front, making sure to pull it and keep some tension to the liner.

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then pulled from the door pillars, so the centre again and worked out from there, i secured it on both door pillars so as to keep the liner centred and not all pulled to one side.

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then worked it down to the front pillar and secured again.

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then worked it back to the rear pillar on both sides.

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the only problem with the kit was that it didnt come with the non perforated material for the window ledges and down the inside of the centre and front pillars, so i used what i had which was some more of the liner material..
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Re: orange fastback

Post by 937carrera » 9th February 2015 - 12:00am

Wow, such a lovely job of the headlining to match the body and paintwork. You're setting the hurdle high for the rest of us :)
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Dave G » 9th February 2015 - 8:28am

Amazing work! And as for the deadline, I can relate to the going backwards and forwards part! I've split my time with cars across 8 of them, which I blame as to why none of them are finished!

We're all behind you for the Bug Jam deadline if that counts for anything! :)

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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 9th February 2015 - 10:33am

cheers david. i think if anyone spends SO much time on a project then a decent level can be achieved. ive found that if you devote to much time to any project the fun goes out of it, and nearly becomes a work like chore and not the hobby it should be. so i just walk away from it from time to time, which i find reignites the enthusiasm.
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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 9th February 2015 - 10:36am

dave thank god im only sinking my time in to one car.
fair play mate EIGHT cars would finish me off. are all 8 cars vw? (extra points given for a yes!!)



oh and cheers for the "non physical" push mate..
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Post by Dave G » 9th February 2015 - 1:16pm

:) Yes, it's a bit of a collection at the moment! I'm afraid that they're not all VW though. 4 x VW's, 3 x Fords & an MG - all in various states of repair to say the least!

You have to have a deadline, no matter how daft it may feel at the time, but I think the rate your moving, it is well in your grasp! :)
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Post by Editor » 10th February 2015 - 1:46am

Superb job of that headlining, Colin. Nice idea to use crimp ends with the end clips.

I remember 'finishing' the Fastback years ago at the Malvern Show by finally removing the Halfords (?) seat covers and cleaning up the vinyl. Luckily they were pretty decent.
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Re: orange fastback

Post by col1600 » 10th February 2015 - 9:23am

well dave 50% vw stock is still a fair ratio of motors. and i must admit, ive got a soft spot for an ol ford.

(editor dave)... somehow i knew that little crimp idea would appeal to you....
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Post by Editor » 10th February 2015 - 11:58am

That's me, keep it cheap and simple!
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Chino » 10th February 2015 - 12:31pm

Excellent work on the headliner Col, at this rate I look forward to watching you roll into Bugjam!

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Post by col1600 » 10th February 2015 - 7:30pm

cheers will...ok chaps i have to say, im not bathing in redbull or munching on amphetamines breakfast,dinner and supper. i sprayed her and done the headliner a while ago. ive got a few more stages of pics to put up yet and then we'll be up to date. as well as the stuff ive been doing lately.... im starting to feel a little positive about that deadline!!
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Re: orange fastback

Post by Dave G » 10th February 2015 - 8:49pm

Good man! Looking forward to the updates! You're inspiring a lot of people on here! :)

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Re: orange fastback

Post by Creationblue » 10th February 2015 - 10:03pm

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Re: orange fastback

Post by broady_6 » 16th February 2015 - 1:45pm

Followed this with great interest over the first two pages an then I had a bit of an internet absence. Sat and read the following 3 pages last night. Some top work there sir! id like to know more about the electrolysis. Is it a home made set up? Im doing my spindals in the coming weeks, if they'll come up that good then I think ill be doing it that way.

I also have workshop envy, yours is much larger and more substantial than mine!
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