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1972 Westfalia Kombi

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Grazza7755, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Not often that one has to repair doors like these on a Bay.
    They were rusty around the window area and the bases.



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  2. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    The rear wheel guards were a collection of old repairs.
    Off with it all. and a new panel installed.



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  3. Grazza7755

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    New battery tray and then new corners on both sides.
    Only a minute here on the computer to describe it but many solid days to do it.




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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Of course a new rear valance installed whilst we were passing by.

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    Magician at work. :)
     
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  6. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    The rear window areas were a mess of rusty metal.
    I cut out the offending area, made a new section and welded it in.
    Same formula for nearly every rusty area.
    Either a new bought piece or if is not available, make it.


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  8. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    This one ?

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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Finally, the fibreglass roof comes off.
    About 100, or feels like 100, pop rivets to drill out that hold down the skirt.
    Then a few more rusty bolts that had to be cut off.
    Large rusty screw holes on the rear section that doubles as a luggage area.
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  10. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    All these started by an untreated screw hole.

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    Heat gun to get the front to rear pin striping off.

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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    A good clean down and pressure clean, then a few coats of 2 pac gloss.

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    Both front dog legs finally arrived.
    Not so fun to fit with so many curves and angles.



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    2 pac primer finally on the body.
    Don't ever under estimate the amount of rubbing down that goes on throughout the whole process of body filler, etch primer, undercoat and top coat.
    We rub for hours and hours, perhaps days altogether.
    Masking sections multiple times also during the process.
    Many unseen, undocumented tasks happen daily/weekly/monthly.





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    All the panels, same deal.
    Both sides at separate times.


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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    The interior floor wasn't great but we patched it and used Dulux 2 pac Durebild to coat it.
    I use this a lot on chassis etc.
    Love it.

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    The dash was rusty around the front, so section cut, folded and welded in.



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    Top coat getting closer


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    great thread @Grazza7755. Keep the updates coming. Loving your work.
     
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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, its been a challenge all right.
    I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

    Your Kombi body looks great by comparison.
    Just pick on one section at a time to keep motivated.
    It then just all happens.
    I've only had this project for May and June.
    Its gone fast and had plenty of other things to do as well with other business etc.
    You need to enjoy it to make headway I think.
    Cheers
     
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    Final coat on.
    That should keep it warm for winter :)

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    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    My way of getting the roof back on.

    100 or so rivets to replace :(


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