Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by GeorgiT2, Dec 31, 2018.
Oh. I see. I hadn’t considered that.
And some members don't own any VWs at all.
We’re now the proud owners of a ‘74 1303 Super Bug, “Ollie”. The previous owner’s name we’ve kept, it reflects the original paint colour, ‘Martini Olive’. I was about to say “the paint name is so 70’s” , but I hesitate. A lot of you people probably love martini’s.
We’ve christened the project “One Vision”, since I hope to share the project with my daughter and then for her to take on the car in two years when she gets her licence. It’s also a reference to Queen, who wrote Bohemian Rhapsody about the same time this car was built, and had a penchant for trying new and crazy things!
She drove it home and quickly came up to speed with the wide gearbox pattern, unsusual clutch throw and unassisted brakes. It’s got some surface rust, but pretty solid, and has the look of having been cared for at least in recent years. The motor came out three years ago for an overhaul. First task, a good wash, take the plates off and investigate an intermittent ignition switch. Thanks for your interest.
Well done...one that can be driven already ... my first couple of cars were 60s beetles in the 70s - good times
Let's make it a full size image to show it off
Looks schweeet ..... the chrome rims - possibly Mangels are worth keeping, removing any rust from (aluminium foil scrunched up with Coca Cola or just water and a gentle to medium pressure gets rid of rust on chrome) or getting re-chromed ..... same with the bumpers
I like the fat wheels that protrude ever so slightly past the front guards. Whether the RWC inspector will remains to be seen. That’s a bridge well down the river.
Thanks. I was going to start with wet and dry sandpaper, but I’ll give the foil a try. We’ve got a 248 km roll of it in the cupboard from Costco.
After one sheared Bumper Bar mounting bolt and a dropped and smashed fog light lens, I learnt my first lesson of disassembly: don’t rush. The fog light is a Nichibei brand. Anyone heard of them or know where I can get a replacement? I can’t find it.
yep, don't rush...plan ahead and spray penetrating oil on bolts a day before you want to undo them.
haven't heard of the fog light brand
probably time to start a new thread for your beetle with lots of pics
Not heard of that brand of fogs either...... Overseas eBay specials, by the previous owner perhaps?
Hella was the VW supplier for many of their lenses, and accessory fog and driving lights.
Wouldn’t stress about the fog light........just replace both with decent ones.
Have you tried the crayon method?
Not tried it myself, but have read about it, with good results........
Melt a crayon with a portable gas torch onto the thread. As it melts down into the thread, it fully lubricates the stubborn bolt to allow it to be removed.
Results I’ve seen, were on vertical threads, where gravity assists, so I don’t know if would work as well on horizontal bolts.
Ok. Pre lube old thread. Start new thread.
Will try it. I’m good with crayons. Thanks.
Hmm. You’re probably right. Easier to replace both with new LED set.
A Victorian solution for wheel CHROMING anyone?
A well used place is in Albury
Pretty sure this is where most stuff in Sydney gets sent
Also check Geelong area as well. For chrome platers. If you are planning on chrome platting wheels,you do know that the wheel and rim must be separated to chrome plate it right and the two half put back together again after they are chromed.
As the deep valley where the wheel and rim meet chrome platers can work or treat this area probably if left as one,later causing issues with the chrome finish.
I used a bloke in Dandenong / Keysborough for my Jag Mk X stuff, about 15 years ago, maybe AA Vinney .
Did a very good job.
If only the car was back in one piece.....
Thanks a lot. No I didn’t know that. Seems getting wheels chromed is more involved than I thought.
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