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64 Deluxe Resto Starts

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Split 1, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. ttmck

    ttmck Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought today it was high time i dropped in as i was going to do some shopping close to Daves house , perhaps i needed a bit of kombi talk was more to the point , and the door opens here is dave dressed in his white gloves and best saturday afternoon dress , and the smell of something burning , we headed to the shed and yep the boy was hard at it working on the frt beam . gotta love that smell from grinding and cutting .
    The progress is looking great and so was the coffee and the chat Dave , I did get my shopping done in the long run . Thats whats great about K.C people knock on the door , put the kettle on and have a chat thanks mate
     
  2. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    If only I had known you were coming round I would have put my best pinny on and made some biscuts between grinding and cutting.

    Dave
     
  3. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Wally, that beetle goes like stink, the ulimate sleeper.

    Dave
     
  4. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Just cut my bay beam down for the narrowed look, well it wont really look narrowed as the discs will take up the extra room.

    What have i done???

    [​IMG]
     
  5. big dave

    big dave Member

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    NOOOOOOOOOO......................................

    DON'T cut it there Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WTF are you doing?????!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. big dave

    big dave Member

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    Only kiddin' good job mate!

    BD
     
  7. t2

    t2 New Member

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    actually i wouldn't have cut it there ,but there is always a few different ways to go about jobs.
     
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  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm with you Wally :heart: :D
     
  9. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Been a bit slack latley, House is up for sale, we find we are too far away from town here, only 12 ks to the city?

    Anyway, I have 3 weeks holiday as of Monday and so I have no excuses, I would like all the grinding done and welding finished and painted underneath in that time, I am also waiting on the oil cooler and fan I ordered from the states, I need that so I can make some brackets for underneath the cargo doors.
    I have also just taken my beam arms round to a suspension place with the new ball joints to have them pressed in.

    Dave
     
  10. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Sorted the garage out today so I can actually move around in there.
    Put my middle seat in place as I have to make a plate for one side of the legs as it got chopped out when I cut the rust out.
    I think its the first time in 20 odd years that a middle seat has been back in there.
    The previous owner said he took the original one out when he started to use it as his work van 20 years ago.

    [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  11. Cai

    Cai New Member

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    Looks great be nice once is has a middle seat in, also that is one sexy beetle!
     
  12. jdgrinder

    jdgrinder New Member

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    GOOD WORK DAVE !!!!
    How much and where did u get the wheel.??
    thanks jdgrinder
     
  13. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Price depends on what you bid?
    There are usually a few on American ebay.

    Dave
     
  14. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Bugger.
    Just had a call from the real estate people who are selling our house.
    I have had the garage locked as it is a bit of a mess with the van in there, they have an interested party who wants to see inside the garage??
    Have to clean it today as they are coming tomorrow.

    There goes my plans for the next two days

    Dave
     
  15. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    I thought bugger this, I tidied the garage then went and finished grinding the welds back.
    The inside, battery tray and all the rest bar the front is now finished.
    Just got to do the front tomorrow after the real estate agent and prospective buyer has been and it should be ready to flip on its side this weekend.

    Will take some pics of that .

    Dave
     
  16. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Another Bugger, we just sold the house, it was only on the market for 3 days ( I think we sold too cheap now) ah well.
    The condition is we have to have a 30 day settlement, so will have to put flipping the van on hold till I have it in the new place, should be 4 weeks.

    Also just found out the bike I have just bought is also a 64.

    Dave
     
  17. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Finished all the grinding at last.


    Heres my beam with 4 inches chopped out of it, stepped the cuts so they are not in the middle where the adjusters go

    [​IMG]

    Looks tiny, it is braced as I have to cut off the original end sections, heres one end finished

    [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  18. t2

    t2 New Member

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    looks good dave, its a shit job grinding the welds isnt it
     
  19. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Yep took an hour for one side
     
  20. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Just about to start back on it.
    Got to have it finished in 6 months.
    Where have you heard that before.

    But back to the breach.

    Dave
     

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