Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!

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Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!

Post by Uncle S » 9th November 2012 - 10:20pm

Hi all, after a short introduction, I've started this Thread to keep you posted on our 412 project, we already started in 2009.

We bought the car in Belgium, in 2008, and stored it for a year, due to other projects.
In 2009 we rolled it into our barn, it came without engine...


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Previous owner cut a huge hole in the front:
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Even removing parts, such as a fender turned out te be a big discovery. What a difference with a beetle!!
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Disaster:
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Pffff:
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check out the anti-roll-bar mounting:
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Under the bodywork even more rust...
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Me welding:
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She grinding:
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And grinding, and welding, and grinding, and grinding........

And welding, and........

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 9th November 2012 - 10:43pm

Some paint:
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Well, this was only one part. In our file we have hundreds of pictures, so I'll make a selection for you, or else this thread is only filled with welding and grinding pics... Except for this one!
Our youngest, Collin, welding:

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And another important job:
Fitted 5 lug hubs to mount the porsche rims:
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Home-made bodywork:
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Go girl!
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Me too:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 9th November 2012 - 10:55pm

In rust we trust...

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Cleaned, welded and sprayed:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 9th November 2012 - 11:00pm

And here an earlier photo, when the car was in a better condition....

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I'll try to post some more pics tomorrow!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 11:43am

And the story continues....

"New" rear fenders:
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Extra front, 'cause ours missed some pieces
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Car roilling again:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 11:55am

Some of the new parts: WHITE INDICATER GLASSES!!!!!!
Liset is very happy ;) . And me too :D

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And an original 1973 feature: timer to set the heater!!
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Clocks and speedos. The very right one is in miles!
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So, for now, let's get back to our favorite hobby... grinding, welding, etc... ;)
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And fitting some bodywork....
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:16pm

Since the outside already looked like a car again, it was time to lay our hands on the inside... Disaster. Again!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:20pm

Found some pictures of the nose-job:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:33pm

Floorpan cleaned. This one also needs some care and attention...

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Few stages further:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:38pm

Even a piece of the sub-frame was eaten by the Rust-Monster:

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fabricated a new piece:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:41pm

After all the welding, we threated the whole floor and inner pieces with Anti-Rust products:

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All visible parts became a layer of primer:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:44pm

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Eeehhr??? What's this GT3 doing in my resto-thread???

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:49pm

Gearbox out:

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Starter tested:
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All cleaned:
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And built up:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:52pm

Clean!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 12:56pm

bottom in RX5, RX10 and bodyschutz:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 1:05pm

Just love the smell of fresh 2K paint in the morning!!

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My wife, " fatima" spraying the car:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 1:08pm

BMW parts, to lower the front. There a big differences between a 73 and 74 412!!
(ours is a later 73, model 74)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 1:14pm

Spraying the inner parts:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 1:15pm

Shiny parts on a fresh painted car!! Love it!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by nitro_warrior » 10th November 2012 - 2:06pm

Great work here good job. But are you spraying 2 pack paint without an air feed mask? Rather you than me.
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 2:47pm

My old mask was broken, I already have a new one. This was an emergency ;)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by BarbBee » 10th November 2012 - 3:00pm

Brilliant work! Enjoyed looking through the pictures :D Thankyou for sharing 8)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 10th November 2012 - 3:23pm

I always use 2pk paint without an air fed mask, it's a good 3M one though and I'm still here alive and well :lol:

great project by the way! I wish my missus was as enthusiastic as yours when it comes to helping out, she like the end product but has no interest what so ever when it comes to restoring cars :D

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 4:54pm

Tnx, guys!!
My other (good) mask isn't air fed, but the filters are much better than a cheap-ass dust mask ;)

As I'm lookin' back through all those pictures, I wonder what I was thinking to restore a car as bad as thisone... at this point, I'm very glad we did. We already bought an oldtimer caravan for our next summer holydays!!
The caravan is on 13" steelies, so it also has work to do ;)

I'll sort out some more pics for you guys. The project is lookin' better and better already!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 5:28pm

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And back on its feet again, after a long time time of welding, cleaning, grinding, spraying and drying!!

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Now it's time to fix the rest of the bodywork!!

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