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1976 DC Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by OSF, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Well HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:D & what did you get your bus as a present on this special day:p.
    You've done a great job & I've enjoyed your thread so much:cool:. I'd be loath to put anything in that tray for fear of marking the paint! Will go back together pretty quick from here;). Cruising by Christmas? would be an awesome family outcome.
    Cheers
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You’ve made great progress in just 12 months. :)

    Many resto’s take much longer........
     
  3. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    It has been a massive effort from all involved and I'm very happy with where it's up to. It was covered in dust when I took these pics and still needs a buff, but I'm very happy with how it looks in the flesh and I'm confident it will come together very nicely as all the bits go back on.
     
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  4. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Mud Flap joy.
    These arrived for me from Turkey today.
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    I wanted the non-necked type and couldn't find them anywhere else, so had to buy off ebay. They are about 1/2 inch longer than an old original one I had, but otherwise pretty much the same width and thickness etc. with the molded VW symbol. They seem ok, though they are actually two pairs that are slightly different to each other and this does my head in, even though no-one will pick it when they are on. One also has a tiny bit broken off it which is also killing me.

    Got my brackets to get them on all sorted and whilst I'm happy with the back brackets, I'm still unsure at this point if I'll use the front ones or not. It's going to depend on if I like the look of the front ones put on behind the jacking point using these brackets and how evenly I can line them all up.
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi OSF,
    Love your eye for detail;). Not sure if I could be as good as you with that??? I'm a bit looser with the flow of things but as @DanSA said "Whatever floats your boat". Great job & procrastinate all you want to get the outcome:p you desire.
    It's looking fantastic!!!:D. Going to love you 'walking me thru' the resto when I see it in person.
    Cheers
     
  6. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    All you need now for all those mud flaps is a flood map.
     
  7. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    And then a Schwimmwagen?
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    Might be looking for a new project soon.
     
  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Is the length have any thing to do with front and back mud flaps,if brought as a set.
     
  9. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Don't think so. I'll need a closer look when fitting, but they should all hang at the same length and I'm pretty sure they don't need different length Mud Flaps front and back to do this. The ones I got are just different to the originals (only by 1/2 inch or so though). Something Ratwell mentions as well in his article on Mud Flaps (that we have all seen and read through a thousand times).

    Just one of those things that happens when people make repos I suppose. I'm not lowering or anything so it's not an issue for me, more just a curiosity.
     
  10. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Minister for Finance might be comforted with that;). Hopefully:p. Didn't read full history but it's surely a 'new level' for DC's:rolleyes:. Gotta be half happy with that!
    Cheers
     
  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That will increase your insurance premiums, if you apply that value to your vehicle.......:(
     
  13. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    An ocean going mud flap? And a flooded map.
     
  14. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Still getting parts.

    Complete Handle Set and Ignition barrel all keyed the same to original R code Keys

    From Custom & Commercial (UK) - Very happy with the quality.
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    This was another one of those "Arrrrhhh F### It" expenses that I didn't want and never planned for, but couldn't not have in the end. I was intending to use my old ones but when I pulled them out I realised 40 odd years had taken its toll and putting them back on just wouldn't do everything else justice.

    Horn Contact Ring
    Ordered from Das Resto yesterday morning and arrived at my place this afternoon - Good Work Guys!
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Beep Beep:p:D
    Cheers
     
  16. surf bus

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    Glad to see you are getting nearer to the finish line.What are you doing regards the rear cargo/cab door seal?
     
  17. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly sure yet. Been asking around and the general consensus is to cut down a seal from a bus sliding door.
     
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  19. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    and more parts...

    MCJ Billet Window Winders
    From The Bus Stop
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    These are nice.
     
  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Got one of those horn contact/indicator cancel rings from Mick Motors for the woodrim steering wheel on the Type3 - same part number ;) would have expected Vintage VeeDub had them also - a closer supplier.
     

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