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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 3rd February 2013 - 7:31pm

In the meanwhile, we have been busy rebuilding our 412, but we have been struggeling with some issues. We had a bit of a problem in the headlight relay, but we have fitted the right relay now. Seems to be a tipical type 4 part...

Bleeding the breakes also was a problem, just looked like we could'n get the damn air out of the circuit. Eventually we gave up, and concluded that the master break cylinder was bad.

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It looks like the type 4 cylinder has the same parts as the beetle master cylinder, so tomorrow I'll buy a beetle Master cylinder and swap the cups.

Next thing was test mounting the front bumper, in the original position:

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Then I mounted the Kamei wing, which was actually a 1303 part:

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Before I painted the brackets, I drilled some extra holes, 4cm back from the original holes:

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This is how it fits. Clearance between body and bumper is just enough, so the parts are ready for the paint-job!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Lahti411 » 4th February 2013 - 6:25pm

Gotta love the Kamei spoler! I've been thinking about installing one. Could you take a picture how it looks like from the side when the car is back on the ground?
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by BarbBee » 4th February 2013 - 11:02pm

Keep posting 8) :thumbsup:

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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 5th February 2013 - 6:51pm

Lahti411 wrote:Gotta love the Kamei spoler! I've been thinking about installing one. Could you take a picture how it looks like from the side when the car is back on the ground?

Well, it took some cutting and heating to fit the spoiler, and it does need some more work before it really fits properly.
When the spoiler fits the way we want it, I'll make a picture for you!

@barbee: We will!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 17th March 2013 - 7:17pm

This weekend I spent some time in the parn, mounting the windows in the doors. It all went well, until I tried to close the wondow. The last cm just didn't seem to fit into the upper side of the frame...

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Then I repaired the window mechanism bij turning the cable, and fitting a new gear.
But still somehow the window just didn't fit into the frame.
I tried another frame, and the window fitted perfectly :shock:

Removed the frame again, so it can be painted this week. Happy with the progress so far:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th March 2013 - 7:21pm

Doors are almost finished now, frames are sprayed and the central doorlocking mechanism works smoothly.
More pictures are coming this week!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by nitro_warrior » 28th March 2013 - 4:53pm

Uncle S wrote:Doors are almost finished now, frames are sprayed and the central doorlocking mechanism works smoothly.
More pictures are coming this week!!
Look forward to it :thumbsup:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 29th March 2013 - 7:30pm

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 29th March 2013 - 7:51pm

Bumpers will be painted orange, front bumper was still mounted after adjusting the brackets and the spoiler.

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 31st March 2013 - 12:32pm

Yesterday I visited the chairman of the Dutch 412 club, who had some interesting parts for me!
Top mount of the front suspension:

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These small pieces hold the front bracket of the chair:

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And it looks like this winter is never going to end, so here is a "new" pump for the Eber:

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And he also had a coverplate underneath the dash. Thes are becoming rare, since they are made out of cardboard:

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And last but not least, the last missing part of the exterior. With this thing, the last parts can be sprayed orange!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 2nd April 2013 - 7:53am

Nearly finished then?

It is looking very good
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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 3rd April 2013 - 8:50pm

Yes, the exterior is nearly finished, but the interior still needs a lot of work. Step by step we will get there...

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 14th April 2013 - 6:50pm

Last week I relocated the battery into the front. The original place was underneath the driversseat

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All connections of the cooling and heating are fixed now:

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One of the coolest things of the 412 variant: Checking oil without opening the decklid!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 14th April 2013 - 6:57pm

And Yesterday we went to my brothers work, to do some final checks. Brakes and headlights were ok, last thing was the wheel alignment.

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Somehow that reminds me of Forrest Gump... RUN FORREST!! RUN!!

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With the green garageplates we took the 412 out for her first testdrive. It was my first type 4 experience ever, and it felt great!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 14th April 2013 - 7:52pm

it's a great feeling that 1st drive! well done on the completion of the project, you done a fine job indeed! loving the size of the front boot :)
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by thorpey182 » 14th April 2013 - 9:43pm

That looks brilliant! Really nice work. Love the colour too!

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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 15th April 2013 - 4:07pm

Well, the project is not really completed. Interior needs to be built up, and the bumpers still need some orange paint. But yes, it felt great to drive a 412 for the first time!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 15th April 2013 - 9:19pm

I wonder if the bumpers would look better black rather than body coloured? Just my two-pennies-worth...

Either way it is a great looking 412, so glad you liked the first drive and didn't hate it
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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 15th April 2013 - 10:16pm

A black rubber trim wil be mounted on the bumpers, so I think that would look nice on an orange bumper. Same thing we did on ur white german beetle. I just prefer body cooured bumpers:-)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 11th May 2013 - 11:36am

Here's a picture from last week:

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Bumpers are not ready yet ;)

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by lemonyellow » 11th May 2013 - 2:56pm

stunning :thumbsup:
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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 6th June 2013 - 9:16pm

Bumpers finally ready for some orange paint
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And the result:

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We are planning to go on a holyday with pur oldtimer caravan, but the back springs are a bit weak. So I ordered a set of high-jackers, which need some modification to fit our 412

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 8th June 2013 - 9:00pm

Orange bumpers do suit it very well.
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Uncle S
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 9th June 2013 - 1:26pm

Tnx Shawn!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by col1600 » 10th June 2013 - 7:37pm

this is turning into a really sweet looking ride, well done, great job..
You Love It.!!!

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