Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 5:39pm

Aircooled? Really cool without the windows!! ;)

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Celebrating X-mass 2011 in our 412 in the barn, with our 2 German Sheppards. Too bad the old one (Ysaye) isn't with us anymore :cry: . At the age of 10,5 she died. The youngone Sydney) is now 3,5 years old, and can't wait to make her first ride in the four-twelve!!

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R.I.P Ysaye:

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;) ;) :

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 5:51pm

Body primered:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 5:55pm

Parts primered:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:00pm

Even the door hinges had to be restored :retard:

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And it fits like... well, you know what:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:05pm

It's beginning to look like a car again!!
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:18pm

We were really making progress there, and we really thought the 412 project would be finished before our holydays. But then... We bought THIS:

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A sunroof, from a sedan!! It was goinig to be one of the biggest challenges of this resto. I had never done a conversion like this, and the roof of our variant was really the only thing which was in a perfect shape when we bought the car....

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:28pm

Breaking news! There's a hole in our roof!!!!!!

This is a picture of our spare roof, with th ecomplete sunroof in it:
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Hole in the roof. I cut the roof-plate, left the inner piece obove the windshield:
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Side of the roof still here. I tried not to mess up the shape of the roof, and the gap for the doors.
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Some plumbing is required here. Here you can see the drainpipes in the spare roof:
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Happy!!!!! Let the sun shine!!!! Yeah!!!
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The sunroof itself. It looks exactly like one from a beetle. Same guiding system.
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Holes for the draining
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The draining in the spare roof. New pipes will be installed, but not in steel.
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The roofs will not be welded, but glued.
Al paint has to be removed for perfect sticking
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:32pm

Drilling and cutting:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 6:36pm

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th November 2012 - 8:59pm

We were planning on mounting some 17" rims, but for now ($$$$), we sprayed some cookies, because of 2 reasons:
These were just laying around in my barn, and I already have some tyres to fit

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 10th November 2012 - 11:31pm

WOW!! Very impressive transformation.

Sorry to hear about your loss of Ysaye. Hopefully I've a few more years with our GSD, Herbie, as he is only 4.

Just wish my 412 looked as tidy but being used every day there is no time! Hopefully my 411 will see the light of day next year as that's almost as bad as your 412
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Editor » 11th November 2012 - 1:31am

Spraying 2-Pack paint without an air-fed respirator is not advisable. The eyes also need protection from the paint mist.
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by nitro_warrior » 11th November 2012 - 6:58pm

Editor wrote:Spraying 2-Pack paint without an air-fed respirator is not advisable. The eyes also need protection from the paint mist.
It's a great job you're doing but it's definitely worth considering the risks of spraying 2 pack. There's a lot of good info on the MIG forum and this cautionary tale http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/show ... hp?t=14051
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 11th November 2012 - 7:36pm

the only time I've been effected was when I used 2k lacquer to paint a friends bike, I was ill the day after and this is the only time ever it's had an effect (and that's assuming it was the lacquer..). of course I don't do a full car at once with the garage door shut, I always make sure there is plenty of ventilation and spend as little time as possible in there.

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 11th November 2012 - 7:37pm

Anyone interested in the car? It's a hell of a job to sort out all the pics and post them here, so you guys save me a lot of work if you just tell me...

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 11th November 2012 - 7:41pm

hey I'm loving the pics and updates, take your time uploading, no hurry!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 11th November 2012 - 8:12pm

Keep the pictures coming, I NEED to see it finished!!
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by BarbBee » 11th November 2012 - 10:03pm

Deffo interested in more :) Keep up the good work!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 11th November 2012 - 10:29pm

OK, tnx guys.
Here we go again:

The new roof, glued, welded, and a thin layer of bondo:
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And the plumbing:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 11th November 2012 - 10:33pm

This will make a nice combo, a 1973 Munsterland, 730kgs:
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Offcourse we are goinig to fit some cookies under this trailer!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 11th November 2012 - 10:44pm

OK, I already told you guys, that we bought this car without an engine... So we bought a few boxes with engine parts, an ampty case, etc... let's build!!

Look at our young mechanics!!

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The engine is a 1800 AN. It was difficult to build my first type 4 engine from scratch, until then I had only built type 1 engines. Especialy the engine tin was hard to sort out, and the differences between a sedan and a variant made me drill some extra holes into the fan housing. But in the end, it all worked out, and the engine ran beautifully!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Editor » 12th November 2012 - 1:06am

Please keep the pictures coming - even though I'm a Type 3 guy rather than Type 4, it's still worth seeing how things are done.
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 12th November 2012 - 8:05pm

At this point we really had a hard time getting things done. The guys who would do some finishing and painting let us down, so we had a lot of axtra work (bondo and sanding).

Fortunately a friend offered to do the paintjob, so finally, our ride became her new coat.

SHE'S ORANGE GUYS!!!

In the cabine, without clear coat:

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Our 412 in front of our house. Again.
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by BarbBee » 13th November 2012 - 4:39pm

I love how the whole family are involved too 8)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 19th November 2012 - 10:04pm

Here some more pics after the paintjob:

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And the example on the dash:

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