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My 72 DC jigsaw puzzle

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

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Can't wait for this all to be over so we can see it in the flesh Wayne - fingers crossed for you for Old Bar :)
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Only if there is enough driving time with lock down situation.It's only done 31 miles or 50km Would be nice to get out and about to rack up the K's. I don't trust it yet with little driving time I have had.
     
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  3. David H

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    Nice welsh plug fix. I've never understood the press fit in an alloy or iron?
    Great work @Wayne murray .
    Cheers
     
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    Yay! :)
     
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    Congratulations Wayne, unbelievable build that you have done, gaining confidence with the car is the fun bit, enjoy, cheers Greg
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Another little problem was the sound to others,sounded like the exhaust dampener didn't sound like it was deadening the sound. It was only two welds to grind off to get the dampener pipe out,easy no. Undone the welds and pulled it out,guess right it had no padding on the inside of the dampener
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    So wrapped it in a heat proof sheeting and put it back into the dampener and tack welded it,so it can't more around. Another little frustrating job that needed to be done.
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  7. Barry

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    Ahhh ...... quality parts are hard to get,eh?
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Yes they can be,it's not to do with who sells them as I've had good and bad from well know vw places. It's more the manufacturing and rubber seams to be the worse offender . They seam to use recycled garage bin lids in the rubber and it is exactly that garbage.:(The lack of silicone or what they use to make it shiny and more pliable that resists drying out and cracking,which I know rubber will eventually perish, but should take longer then 12 months and at least been used for many years before replacement is needed.
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking for a few years know ,how I was going to make a rubber that was suitable to cover the metal in front of the spare wheel sits. You could get the rubber either end under the seats which are stock standard for all bays. You can't get the middle section for a DC or SC ute. I felt like Wile E Coyote.:confused::oops: as many plans ended up failing or I couldn't get the material to be able to test to see if it worked,without buying 10 meters or more.
    In the end what I think worked was right under my nose. Which was using the rubber under the seat and turning it side ways.o_O
    I've only ever seen one,which @ruby6689 has in Monty in her single cab Ute. Also which looks like one in a photo in a DC Ute ,also a member on here @Poptop .
    So going from what I remember of Monty's mat this is what I came up with.
    What it looks like before I started.
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    Rubber mat under side with the foam taken off a few Velcro strips with self adhesive on them stuck on either end and also I added some magnets in the middle to help hold it,which these one's aren't strong enough to hold the rubber in place.
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    Face side of the rubber which has a hole for the heater control knob (lhs of photo on the rubber)Little bit of guess work in cutting the shape as it is arc shape for where it sits which made it a bit tricky and would be expensive exercise at $75.00 to make a mistake.
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    Finished piece in place.
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    Also contacted the other half of Velcro onto the rubber mat that was existing under the seats. The self adhesive wasn't strong enough on a texture rubber mat so contact glue was used instead.
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    looking down on the finished mat. The only thing I'm not sure on is how long or further the mat should go under the seat,I didn't think it could go much further as it would start fowling up on the drivers seat as it goes over the seat arch between the two seats.
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    Can't wait to see this in the flesh Wayne. Great job!!!
     
  11. Syncro27

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    Covered up all that lovely paint!

    Good thinking though
     
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    Been a bit lazy posting on my own thread,with so much time with only working 2-3 days a week due to the virus, spend a lot of time working on my Kombis and not posting :oops:
    I've been adding a few small details to finish areas off. White caps put on the cloths hangers

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    Black caps on the handbrake bolts that bolt the handbrake bracket to the dash,yes original if you have the correct bolt. funny thing is that the heater lever bracket which is 8 inches away doesn't have a cap over that bolt.:confused:
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    Oval shape grommets,you can get new ones they are found in several places.One is the B pillars both sides and the backside of the dogleg on the underside of the car
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    Also added which isn't original a seat adjustment knob on the lever stay for the rear back door on a Double cab
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    An original NOS 72-73 locking petrol cap
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    rear back door has clear plastic caps that cover the door bolts that hold the door on. These are basically the same as beetle ones that do the same thing for there front doors except double cab ones have a flat edge as seen in photo
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    nothing to exciting,just put hubcaps on and NOS revision mirrors from Argentina ,sets things off well.

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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Best bling I'm going to get on a standard ute,I was hoping for more of a reflection on things (bad pun)o_O
     
  16. David H

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    Maybe reflect on the great job:D & the empty wallet:(.
    Cheers
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That is right in both accounts,empty account as well.
     
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