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My 72 DC jigsaw puzzle

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Wayne murray, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    yeh your misunderstanding me.
    I bought mine black and that's how I fitted them.
    Not many people bend over that far to look.
    So black is the new green
     
  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    yeah got you know I thought I was reading it wrong.
     
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  3. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I really don't think so
     
  4. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Wayne your work is so immaculate!! Love your attention to detail, not many would research the original colour of their shocks, reminds me of my father's Ford resto's!! Keep the posts coming, like reading a good novel!
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Starter motor went on and connected cables that are needed on the starter motor. New Power cable that goes from the Positive on the battery run it through the chassis to the starter motor. New Earth strap on the transmission
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    Engine side with the power cable coming through the chassis cross rail. Know what side is the positive and negative meant to be on Battery,as my 72 Kombi the postitive is on the left side of battery and the 76 Single cab Ute is on the right:confused:. This being a 72 and a Ute:confused:
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  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just make cables long enough to reach either end & use braille (feel the plus/minus) for terminal decision;).
    Looking great Wayne:cool:.
    Cheers
     
  7. tintop

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    mmm, I've only ever seen positive behind the tail light and negative near the wheel well with a short earth strap
     
  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I was asking the question because my 76 Single cab Ute has the battery terminals as you mentioned and the terminals are closer to the body side of the battery.
    On the other 72 kombis in the garage they are the other way around positive on the left and the earth strap on the right and with a short strap grounding the battery to the floor of the battery tray,which has a fixed nut to the underside of the tray. It is a factory nut as there are a few others on the car that are the same square shape nut.
    Being a 72 ute I wasn't sure which way it would go,it probably wouldn't matter but I do like correct details of the simplest of things.

    I've added the positive cable which is new and it is able to reach both points of the battery as you have mentioned ,so it is able to go either way. I don't know about brailleo_O don't want to light (spark it up) :eek: ,Make a fizz out of it all.:( with spiky hair:eek::oops: It is my OCD kicking in:confused:
     
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It has been over 6 months that I've been trying to find a headliner that is close to original as possible,that is white with perforated and fake black dots on the same material type. I was put onto a bloke in Hamburg Germany ,that owns a kombi and wanted the same details as I did. He worked out the spacing and pattern of the dots on a printer with plain paper.(While I was working out how much I need in relation to direction it would be laid up and made.) Once he was happy with that he printed the headlining off through the printer (big printer) Once that was done he marked up the rest of the plain material which he took to a company to do the perforations in the material. This process took about 4-6 weeks then it was posted which took 4 weeks but it arrived today,yeapie:D:D. I got enough material to do the roof twice just in caseo_O as if anything went wrong (hopefully not) I have enough to cover it .As to order more it would take another 10 weeks to get it done. Results below
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    Printed holes on the left and perforated on the right. It is deceiving the black dots over the perforated as the perforated you can see through which doesn't show up the depth ,like the printed black dots. I'm happy:D any way and it will be going in as soon as the trimmer is know available to do it.
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  10. Wayne murray

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    I haven't done much in the last week. As business open up again,I've been doing a bit of chasing for parts and things to be done.
    First was to get a company to look at my wind up glass and 1/4 glass to see if the scratches could be polished out. I was advised there was too many and on both sides so they wouldn't do it.
    So I wrapped up the glass and organised a company in Melbourne to completely remake the curved wind up and 1/4 window glass. Same way as it was originally made,one of the only companies in Australia that still can make curved toughened glass.
    I've organised some parts for the accelerator cable which are on there way. So I've really only managed to get the clutch cable on. I've found all the parts needed to do the CV as well. Of course you can't forget the dam weather has also put a bit a heat on the situation,stopping work earlier then normal.
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  11. Wayne murray

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    Holidays are all over and it is back to work. I'm quite happy with what I have done in 4 weeks of holidays. I was starting to get my self into a few corners where I can't do any more until other things are done,which is what I want. They are headlining so not much can be done to the inside. The wind up glass is getting remade so the doors can't be finished off. The biggest piece is the engine needs to be build and haven't even started that yet. Everything is ready for these components to go in.
    The final work that was done to finish my holidays where,the CV where assembled and put on the car. It really is one of the most messy jobs you can do. The accelerator cable was also put in,with the accelerator bowden tube that needed to be cut down to the correct length,(560 mm)as no one sells the correct length tube for a Kombi.
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    Accelerator cable connection at the front of the car. Hook style connection with a rubber bellow to seal the tube,there is two types of accelerator bellows. this one is the shorter one up to about 75. The other is longer 76 on.
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    Above the gearbox is the accelerator bowden tube which is know 560 mm long . I cut the front end of the tube and put the aluminium front tube back onto the cable.
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  12. Barry

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    That printed head liner looks great
     
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  13. tintop

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    nice work on the cv joints - very clean - how did you manage to keep all the grease on the inside?
     
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    I don't quite know but I do know I got it on two places in the cv joint and all over my hands. I just keeped getting the bulk of my hands (cleaning my hands after packing the cv joint)and just wiped it of the cv area after I installed them.
     
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    don't know about your skin but that grease likes to stay 'in' mine for quite some time...again - nice work
     
  16. Barry

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    I usually end up with all over a new t shirt
     
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    I've been fiddling about last week,spending more time cleaning up the boxes of bits n pieces into couple of boxes instead of a dozen boxes. as I've been going through them I've discovered pieces that I will need shortly but ended up putting them on. They are engine lid rubber seal,going on.
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    Battery trays drain plugs,photo of inside
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    drain plug on the outside of battery tray
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    Fuse box cover
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    piece de resistance ,the rear Volkswagen badge,which is the last year to have the badge. 617.jpg
    The badge isn't the easiest thing to put on either, on the van it's easy with single skin panel on the cargo door. With the Ute it has to go through cross chassis rail through a 16mm hole.Once you have a long nose pliers in the hole to put the speed retainer (clip)on you are working blind and ended up getting them on. As you can see below
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    Spoke to the trimmer to find out when he is able to do headlining,he reckons about 3-4 weeks before he is able to start on it.
     
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  18. David H

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    Operating in the dark:mad:. Now that's talent:). Good one Wayne:D.
    Cheers
     
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  19. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    when you finally finish
    what asylum can I visit you in?
    I thought I was a bit precious with my ocd but you take the trophy.
    fantastic, well done!
    See you in Fairfield.
    Blitz will be there this time
     
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  20. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    There will be a spare room for you if you need any treatment;):p but then again by the sound of it from a few other KC members it's going to be rather crowded o_O:rolleyes:.
    I'll see you at Fairfield if not before hand.
     
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