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Treasure chest door no treasure

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by BrissyGeorge, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Hi,

    The rust that I had repaired in the bottom of the Treasure Chest door has returned after a couple of years. My first thought was to round up another door BUT they are mad of unobtanium, so it seems repair is my only option.

    I think the skin will have to come off and be replaced - the frame checked and a new skin made from scratch with vents.

    Any suggestions for who could do this in the Bris area OR if someone has a good door lying about.........

    Thanks
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    While it's a PITA if you can find the part number then the search can we widened ;)
     
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did some searching for part number :rolleyes: ..... found one and description with years quoted seemed to fit :D ..... but on search using that part number it came up as Split Treasure Chest Door :( .... bugger :oops:
     
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  7. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Thanks guys for taking the time - as I said, rare as rocking horse poo. Barry the one in France is the only one I have seen for sale (thanks for pointing it out) - at 850euros plus post its a bit scary. I will give Barry at the Goldy (thanks Old Dubber) a try to get a cost comparison. Kahuna, wonder if a split and a bay doors are different?

    George
     
  8. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Well just to add a bit to this thread - I have found a car resto place in Capalaba (near home) that will re skin the door - all good so far.

    Obviously the door has to come off - so I figured I would replace the hinges which are pretty worn.

    The hinges on the treasure chest door look identical to those on the engine door - anyone know if this is correct?

    Thanks
     
  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Correct! Hinges are the same. Had the rust cut out of mine recently. near the lock.
     
  10. BrissyGeorge

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    Thanks Wayne,

    Mine is along the bottom - I`ve had it done once a couple of years ago but it has returned with a vengeance - new skin which will give the opportunity to get to any rust in the frame hopefully will do the trick.
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    T3 ones are also the same. Obviously a design decision VW carried forward to the next generation.
     
  12. Zorm

    Zorm New Member

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    These guys have two kinds of treasure chest doors

    https://www.klassicfab.com/product/kf443-single-cab-treasure-chest-door-6567/
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Face profile correct , internal shape different with different 4 bolt lock instead of three bolt lock. Be good for skin only to replace your rusty outside skin.
     
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  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    KlassicFab have different skins - kf442, kf443, kf445, kf446 & kf447 and by the looks of it frames also :rolleyes: ..... good way to get confused as the years quoted don't seem to align either :confused:
     
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  15. BrissyGeorge

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    Thanks Kahuna

    I emailed Klassic and sadly they only make doors for splittys up to 67 - bugga.

    I appreciate the suggestion though.

    The shop I have given my rusted one to are really dragging the chain - nearly at the point of getting it back and finding someone else - they have had it for over a month. - currently driving the SC but he looks like he has a tooth missing without the door.:mad:
     
  16. BrissyGeorge

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    Well, just to finish this thread off - Treasure Chest door is now refitted and all is good - I was getting frustrated with the time they were taking but the job they did was top shelf.. They took the old skin off - repaired the frame and made a new skin - its not flat so it had to be shaped. They used my old air vents because behind the vents is a box so it was easier to reuse them.

    The shop that did it is called Firepower Pty Ltd in Capalaba https://www.firepowerclassics.com.au/- they don`t do Insurance work and their shop and what they do is a bit like one of those US custom car shows- muscle cars and even a split.

    I spoke to them about cutting some rust out and insisted - NO BOG - they looked at me as if I had just accused the Pope of not being a Catholic for even using the "bog" word in their presence:D. So I shall let the resto budget replenish a bit and take it back
     
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