71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

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71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by volkswalker » 11th August 2010 - 11:28am

now then just got back into the type3 after selling my awesome 72 square last year
some may recognise this and its a real gem needing lotsa welding and TLC to make it great which
it will be by dubfreeze 2011!!!

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Post by Danny Lord » 11th August 2010 - 5:43pm

:cool: :)
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Post by volkswalker » 23rd August 2010 - 8:42pm

ok type3 heads!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ive been a tad busy on the bug and thats nearly done (mot tomorrow)
Im going back to gaz's tomoz to get a bit of the floor that i need 4 mine
after i picked up some front wings last week.
so hopefully rain letting up ill be starting on the square and doing some
detailed pics all the way thru the resto!
watch this space! 8) 8)
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Post by volkswalker » 24th August 2010 - 3:10pm

ok thanks to gaz on here ive now aquired a drivers floor inc the seat runner bar!!
cheers gaz!!!!!
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Post by volkswalker » 30th August 2010 - 4:56pm

ok got the floor lobbed out :shock:
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Post by rustydubs » 30th August 2010 - 5:44pm

wow is that a herringbone floor you have!!! :lol:

keep it up

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Post by volkswalker » 31st August 2010 - 3:32pm

ok tad more today

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Post by bucket » 31st August 2010 - 5:46pm

all looks very familiar ,not as bad as mine ,be a doodle mate... :D
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Post by volkswalker » 1st September 2010 - 6:07pm

more rot out the freekin way today
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Re: 71 rhd square 49k 2 owner

Post by 84gravytrain » 1st September 2010 - 10:16pm

Wow!!

Cool project Volkswalker, thats what I call keeping the dream alive :D

Looking forward to watching your resto!! Scary seeing all that rot but interesting at the same time!Im all very new to all of this type 3 stuff but freekin loving it so far!!
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Post by volkswalker » 3rd September 2010 - 4:33pm

thanx 4 the support it really spurs me on as im sure everyone doing theirs..
well ive just spent 3 hours without a break cutting away the rot at the bottom of the spare wheel well and sides of same...
also a lot more rot than i thought once i started cutting on both inner arches!! i can climb in the damn thing lol...
anyway i have decided to put the floor on the back burner and get these areas welded asap..got a good mate popping tomorrow to help me sort it!

cant wiat to get this started re welding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ninja:

pics tomorrow!!
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Post by volkswalker » 8th September 2010 - 5:34pm

well got the rear wings off and holy shit ive got my work cut out
on this beast lol
gettin a new beefy welder friday so im ready 4 the challenge!
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its quite a daunting challenge but im up 4 it and as long as i tackle
one bit at a time i reckon itll be a doddle :pmsl:
got the rear bumper off today and ripped all the sound dead shit cos
im gonna repaint all the inside too.
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Post by Editor » 9th September 2010 - 1:17am

Great thing is almost all of it is not visible when the body panels go back on.

Also bigger holes don't take much more work than little ones - just a bit more sheet metal to fill the hole!
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Post by volkswalker » 12th September 2010 - 5:24pm

ok got a welder a good welder off a mate for the weekend to see how it goes
as im gonna buy it if i like it
gasless mig with a whopping 185amp and spot controller
£505 new so its gotta be a beast
anywayz here is my welding!! im well pleased and by the time i get round to the rear
ill be even better lol

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Post by ARCANE » 17th September 2010 - 2:34pm

Great work there fella keep at it. :D
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Post by volkswalker » 18th September 2010 - 6:31pm

more progress and lots more to do!!
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Post by volkswalker » 23rd September 2010 - 5:22pm

thanx to crazeee tom darn sarf ive managed to bag these pair of wicked
gr8 cond doors!
my pass door needed welding all along the bottom so not anymore!
cheers tom!
dont crash or ote when driving them up ere at xmas dude!!
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and i did a neat little hole the other day on the inner door section
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Post by volkswalker » 27th September 2010 - 7:11pm

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Post by bucket » 27th September 2010 - 9:46pm

dude loks like you had better weather than me pissed down all day sunday only managed to lead up the sill got so pissed of went and drunk beer instead ,keep it up wont take long... :D
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Post by innocenti » 1st October 2010 - 8:26pm

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hi blokey just doing the exact same bits as youself at the minute mate..cant believe how much these things rot out >> :)

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Post by volkswalker » 11th October 2010 - 7:41pm

ok not the neatest welding awards but im happy and its job done!
all these area are hidden by the wings and carpets so i wont be wasting time grinding the welds flat!
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this is the underneath of the rear arch
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ive double skinned the arch wall...about quarter inch between 2 plates
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Post by Editor » 12th October 2010 - 12:53am

It's good to see the progress.

I've got to start doing some things to my Elm green one too.
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Post by volkswalker » 14th October 2010 - 3:57pm

just a small update...last few days what time ive had ive had to chop even more rot out...
Ive got a good buddy making me a full heater channel with the 3 sides...
im gonna chop the floor i got from the fasty so its literally just the floor and then take the seat runner and attach it to the new heater channel.
I havent worked out and if im gonna create the floor and heater channel join as it should be or create my own design...the passenger side floor where it joins the heater channel is pretty shagged too so i rek ill create a whole custom look with the floor and channels...might be good might not but hey ho we shall see!
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and ive also found that the end of the chassis tunnel up at the pedal area is rotten too!
but thats easy fix cos it needs a small plate welding in to seal it up.
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both the rears of the floor sections are totally fekked too...got some nice fresh 1.2mm coming for them areas next week.
wow i never imagined this square could be sooooooo rotten but im enjoyin it mucho!
at least the front ends done and 1 rear arch!
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Post by volkswalker » 17th October 2010 - 2:46pm

okay so its been more chopping rot the past few days so tomorrow monday i can begin welding some fresh new metal into the gaps you see here...
its dead annoying when you chop a piece and realise that theres more then more then more lol..
but its gotta get done so on it goes...
the rear n/s arch isnt as bad as the o/s was so good news there...just a case of welding less metal i suppose...
should be seeing the hand made heater channel arrive next week so once thats in place i can start the arduous task of getting the fasty floor in then it will start to seem like the finishing line is in sight!
oh and when i turned it round on the road i thought this first pic was pretty awesome...shows both wings done but sill missing and the bit near the spring plates but gotta wait 4 that bit cos want the channel on first
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Post by volkswalker » 23rd October 2010 - 11:29am

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next pain the fiddly edges and corners but these are hidden by the wings so im not paying too much attention to detail but it will have fresh metal and do the job
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