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'73 purchase. My resto thread with photos and questions

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Xhai, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    It’s taking the door card off is the pain.
    VW got it right with T3’s.
    The vent is a cut out - not a weak link in the door card.
    Plus you can change the handle without taking the door card off in the first place
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use a bit of yellow tongue (from the sheet flooring) with a tapered edge. Work it in and slide it around the door card....the clips pop out easily and the door card doesn’t get damaged.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  4. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Cheers guys.

    You’re right Barry - handles and mirrors will be coming off. Just had them taped up initially and got a bit carried away. Have a new D side mirror to fit as well as the current one is cracked.
     
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  5. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Rubbed back, rust converted, and etch primed the dash while the windscreen is out.

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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    @Xhai

    have you mentioned a colour yet?
     
  7. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    @Barry

    The primer and paint is Baslac brand 2k. I’ve chosen a light blue “azzurro cuorleggero”. The roof and bumpers will be a cream white.

    here’s the blue:

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    Can’t wait :D
     
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  8. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    The front is now blue :D

    Also painted the dash satin black, and added a little black detail to the fresh air vents.

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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Love the colour
     
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  10. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Hey guys.

    Can anyone recommend a good adhesive for glueing rubber seals to the body? I have a new seal for the sliding door and cab door seals to fit.

    @Wayne murray You’ve probably done this recently :)

    Thanks
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Any contact glue.
    Use sparingly only where needed.
     
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  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Agree......

    Too often, when replacing the rubber after time, you find the previous owner has lathered it everywhere unnecessarily, making it a massive and hugely annoying task, removing all the excess glue, to simply replace a damaged or worn seal. :(
     
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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Sliding door rubber I don't use glue at all as the German quality is a nice fit,if you do need any glue as mentioned above sparingly.
    Front door rubbers do need glue down the hinge side as their is no groove for the rubber to sit into. Again sparingly use the glue and you may need some around the corners or wherever you think may need some. (Still sparingly)
    There should be a clip that holds the original rubber into the door latch hole (square hole on hinge side) If you got your old rubbers check them or if you are lucky may still be on the door. Most get chucked out as they stay on the rubber as you ripe the old ones off.
    The contact glue I used is from Volkswagen Germany,went to the local VW spare parts dealer and asked for them to order some which costs around $50 from Germany and picked up from the dealer. Part no# D 002 100 it is meant for gluing rubber to a painted metal service.
     
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  14. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies and helpful tips.

    I’ll use it sparingly! I’ve just had the fun task of removing the old rubbers and a lot of old adhesive on both doors. Took ages. Wire wheel on the angle grinder was the best way
     
  15. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Sliding door is now painted too :D

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    Missed a slight dent along the bulge during my body work. A stark reminder that everything becomes more visible once the shiny top coat goes on!
     
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  16. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Had a late night painting session - exciting! Pics from just before colour went on:

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  17. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Colour is on :D It’s hard to capture the shade of blue under the workshop lights at night, but I’m stoked! Doors are next.

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  18. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    We just painted the roof. Took a gamble on the cream colour - VL Holden Commodore Alpine white, believe it or not! No regrets, turned out great! Rims and bumpers will be the same.

    All ready:
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    Colour on:
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  19. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    I painted the doors the other day. Pretty much the last bit of blue paint to be done! Still got the bumpers and rims to do in white.

    Inside:
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    Primed:
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    Top coat on:
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  20. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    My progress has slowed a bit due to work getting busy :(

    Not too much left to do now though, just paint the rims and bumpers.

    Fitted new door seals, thanks to @Wayne murray and also put a new sliding door seal on. I have to adjust all doors to close smoothly now, any tips appreciated!

    Oh, and glass has to go back in

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