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Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Michael.H100, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    The front 2 look great however you need to get that metal insert tapped in as far as possible. That hose dosnt look like the correct hose and would explain why its too short
     
  2. Michael.H100

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    That rubber hose is a t piece with something going up above it. It says German on it, are you sure it’s not the right piece?

    Not sure what to do, going to try and stretch it. Might not be able to fix this today, hopefully I can but we’ll see
     
  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    OK so your van is an Auto Trans. That explains the bulge and it is the correct hose, I was thinking manual trans. This means that something at the other end isnt correct then as you need to get that pipe further back towards the hose or get the hose closer to the pipe. Pretty sure the hose wont stretch. Another cause of the plastic being too short is that some of it is now missing. I have a plastic coolant pipe if you get stuck. Not new but seems complete.
     
  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the other end of the pipe it looks like the plastic pipe is pretty much all there so bang the metal pipe in as far as it will go and clamp the hose on after installing the pop rivet as per the other end. make sure you have the radiator hoses connected to the correct plastic pipe
     
  5. Michael.H100

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    I did feel in the rubber part and there was a bit of pipe lodged in the rubber hose, around 5-8mm. Tomorrow I’m going to undo the clamp at the front and see how far back I can wiggle the plastic pipe to the rear to get a good connection. Then hopefully I have enough plastic pipe to get me through.

    fingers crossed, going to have a beer now thanks o_O
     
  6. Michael.H100

    Michael.H100 Member

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    Got it all sorted, it was super fiddly trying to get it connected but got there in the end :) Fingers crossed no more issues with this for a while...

    Whilst I was waiting for the system to bleed I took the time to install some new gas struts on the rear, one too many head knocks
    Before;
    61B3493A-558B-49D2-A354-A6C62246D4CF.jpeg After 1B5B37E7-F24D-45FB-A9FE-3F32979BB6CA.jpeg
    Much better!
     
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  7. Michael.H100

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    Next thing on my agenda with the van is a bit of body work/rust removal etc. In the distant future I will be getting a respray but for now I just want to prevent rust from spreading and to protect the body. Has anyone in Sydney had much luck with colour matching their van with spray paint cans? Cheers!
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear its sorted
     
  9. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    If it's a standard colour, you should be able to get it made up in a spray can from the link below, a couple of years ago I got the 1976 "bronco brown" colour made up for mine from the factory colour code.

    Look at this on eBay
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171817651697
     
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  10. Michael.H100

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    Sweet I might get a couple cans and test them out thanks!
     
  11. Barry

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    I used rattle cans when I pulled the weather strip lip of the front and rear of my 1303 beetle.

    came up more than acceptable in my opinion.
    There is a thread on AVD I can dig up if you want.

    I got them from an auto paint shop on Queens Rd Five Dock
     
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  12. Michael.H100

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    Yeah Barry if you don’t mind? Also do you happen to remember the name of the paint shop you went to?
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Bloody photo bucket water marks
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    It’s a good reminder to us all, NEVER to use photobucket ever again.

    Once bitten, twice shy. ;)
     
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  16. Michael.H100

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    Nice Bug! The colour match is pretty good too? I was thinking when I do my repairs, to hit the rust with a wire wheel and then some rust inhibitor. Then for paint was thinking a etch primer and then probably 2-3 coats of colour? Would you recommend to use a clear coat as well?
     
  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t use any clear
     
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  18. Barry

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    was my baby and company car for 10 years
     
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  19. Michael.H100

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    No clear, no worries! Great work car, not sure it would suit me as a carpenter but definitely jealous. Would love to drive my van as a daily! Definitely not reliable enough though o_O
     
  20. bruce hh

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    Colour match will depend upon fade. I got a rattle can mixed from the code by autobarn. On one (previously not repainted) panel the blue looks to match perfectly, on another (previously not repainted) the new paint is obviously lighter. Nonetheless, the colour difference is less noticeable than some panels that have been “professionally” repaired / repainted in the past, which are darker. Suggests the rattle can mix was too light.
     
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