Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 73 Kombi, Jun 3, 2017.
After many many years in the family, this post teenage girl gets a makeover.
Ok, some online magic.. mainly because I am just simply catching up, now that there is real progress..
Still catching up...
Just a little more progress, and a lot of rust removal..
Ok there was a bit to do, and I didn't do it.. I would have made a messs of it and taken about thirty years to do it.. it is/was done in Brisbane and some really talented people helped me get Trinity through this though time.. happy to share if you want to know.
We are getting closer, and closer to Christmas..
Ok, there is more rust over here, and much more over here... in fact it's far to graphic so we will just show the after photos..
Umm skip forward a bit, and the rust is fully removed, new steel in place and it's all coming together, not long before the new colour is considered..
Ok, so the colour is chosen to me it reflects the sea, beach and tranquility, the undercarriage is fully rebuilt, new brakes, bearings, shocks, tie rods.. etc
It's black belly a slightly regrettable but positive change away from the original green, I think.
Ok, so the body colour reveal.. A sneak peak. It's a rolling chassis again, soon to have the fuel tank, gear box and engine put back in.. windows are polished and new rubbers purchased..
Well, while waiting.. its time to get the gauges refurbished...
Looks like you haven't been mucking about really getting stuck in.It be on the road in no time. new colour was a bit of a shock when first scrolled down and seeing it with light in the engine bay.Good to see the TLC your giving it a new lease on life
I know what you mean, toughest choice was the colour, I want bold but I hope it does calm down with time.. it will be two tone with the addition of white above the body roll.
Nice progress ...... everyone loves looking at pictures at resto jobs
If I may add something while it's in pieces - being a '73 it will have a fuel filler hose from the filler neck to the tank and having owned a '73 I had to replace it so can post some pictures and where to ge the filler hose - they perish from the inside and weep fuel as your filling
Thanks, that is a huge help, I only learnt last week to recalibrate the fuel level sender before putting the tank back in.. that is something that I would have missed, and is getting done now, I will definitely replace that grommet now also, thank you.
Just a quick note.. fuel gauge sender is rebuilt, glass polished, gearbox refurbed, and engine tin ware cleaned and painted (black)....final interior colours chosen, and a mild panic sets in looking for lost parts.
In works at the moment.. gauge cluster reco, final dents piped out, engine (cost effective) clean up... it seems like it's so close, yet so far
Bit like building a house.....you get all the earthworks, foundations, floors and walls done. Once the windows and doors go in with the roof on and weathertight, you think "Almost there"......but then realise how much more there is to do!
Yes it's much closer than it was, but will take the time necessary before you drive on your first cruise.
Who did the metal work?
Looks a quality job
Fuel delivery hose - bit blury but you can see the cracks and they were worse on the inside.
Old V New from German supply in Canada but VW Heritage in the UK do one also which si full fuel grade hose -
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