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62 pmg panel

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Thats right scotto. Im really happy.
    Pats spent easily 6+ days working on that drivers door setup to get that to close smoothly. Still looking at cutting the top of the A pillar area to give a few more millimeters gap at the top front of the door. Pats learnt alot about body/panel work on this car for his future projects thats for sure.
     
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Well today Pats finished off the front door welding up. Bits of new metal pieces were formed and all welded in
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    Cleaned up the welds an pulled the dent out of the swage line.

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    Sealed up the repairs with the oxide red paint.

    20180705_151313_resized.jpg with the new bigger spacer plates fitted its the best the door has fitted so far. Still needs a few mm tweaks on the A pillar thats a job for later on.
     
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    [/ATTACH] 20180705_110233_resized.jpg Got the camper cupboards finished all the cut outs.
    Heres a trick my mate Kman showed me how to make doors fit an work well.
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    So you mark out the shape you want.
    Cut down the edge that is going to have the hinges on it.
    Screw on the hinges then finish cutting out the hole. The door will always fit .

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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Cut an Glued on a bit of stainless mesh over the rear vents to keep the mossies out which is inside the cupboard
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    20180706_133643_resized.jpg 20180706_141145_resized.jpg The new 1776 engine had that crap chinese tinware on. Pat said it fits crap so got some better bits off another engine an got them sandblasted . i repainted it in heat proof flat black paint and we used some wider 6 gauge 15mm staino screws from bunnings to hold it down better.
    Pats is tidying up the wiring an has fitted a steel fuel line from the pump to out the back of the engine. Some sections had 6.5mm fueline put over the copper line to stop metal to metal wear an rattles.
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    Engines back in the car. Just got to look at hooking up the preheater pipes.

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  6. Barry

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    You going to get some pre-heater pipes?
     
  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    You and Pat are too fussy.

    Those tinware to engine bay seals take up a lot of slack anyway.

    Im sure it will be loads better for all the love its getting.

    Pats welding skills are truly awesome.
     
  8. 77/kombi/surfer

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    Yep. Got some original ones an or may rig up something else. I want my heater to work !!! Cheers.
     
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    The other end i pushed the pipe inside the heater box an had slide on a rubber seal first which rolledcover the pipe. Not sure how this will go long term so ill see.

    20180707_134304_resized.jpg I tried to hook up the heater box infeed pipes with the originals ones. Kind of bulky an are getting in road of stuff do i decided to try some silver foil pipes instead.

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    I Slide the pipe over the original car body pipes an put on a 50mm staino clamp on.
    The cable connection on the heater boxes nèed some work to get them moving right due to wires an stuff in the road .
    ill look into later so just i hooked up the cables temperarly.
     
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    Pat welded two big hole that were in the bumper. Not much you can do with panel beating it due to the brackets inside blocking access to the back. Good enough for now its nice an solid.

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    Well the ply headlining is put in. Ended up using 2.8mm thick ply wood from Mr Ply suppliers.
    I made up numerous templates an wasted a few sheets till i got the right curves an finish. I put on 2 coats of maple stain an mat lacquer stainer an rubbed it back with ooo steel wool an bees wax to finish it off.
    Im just waiting on the white beading to turn up and the new ceiling lights with led bulbs so i can finish off .
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    Used a set of original westfalia metal trims on the roof curves . You can get repos ones from NLA vw U.K if your after some.
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  12. Wayne murray

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    That really does look nice :):cool:.It will defiantly look the part.Top job.
    Did Westfalia have ply wood roof lining in the day I take it?
     
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    I like it. Good job.
     
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    [QUOTE="Wayne murray,
    Did Westfalia have ply wood roof lining in the day I take it?

    pretty sure they used wood up to around 79ish.
    They used wood for the ceilings an door cards.
    Usually out of Birch ply but some rare models had pear wood .
    Cheers
     
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    Pat finished off the rear seat bolt on brackets and all the seats are now installed.
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    Also put up the westfalia curtain rods and Bungy cord for the bottom to stop the curtains from flapping around.
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    Looking good.
     
  18. KahunaKombi

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    Hey Chuck, is there any drainage set up below the vents :rolleyes: ....... just thinking outside the square for dirt/dust/water getting in there and having nowhere to go :eek: and causing possible future issues with the timber and metal :confused:
     
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    Hey burt..
    Thanks for concern on the vent.
    Theres no drainage if any water gets in side the car. Theres a shelf on the body work below it that will hold water and dust. Kind of something vw over looked in there design back in the day for some reason. It was put in to let the van get air inside panel vans. They did change it on the later models an put the airvents on the body up higher an closed that vent panel in so no issues.
    I've used fairly fine mesh so it should keep most of the water out hopefully.
    Eventually that panel section will get cut out and replaced as ive got a original window panel cut section to be welded in one day. Thats the one section of the car that needs panel work finished one day.
    So for the time being it's a 10 window van.
    Cheers
     
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  20. melissa

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    Hey Chuck - happy to see it so close to being used! Do you have curtains sorted?
     

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