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Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Barry, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Well - finally got rid of my 009 and put a 123 Tune in today. ( Present to myself :) )

    Thanks Andrew @1500king

    My mechanic put the 009 in when he blue slipped it. The original had died and it slipped passed me :(
    By the time I found out he had “lost” the original one.

    Went in fairly easy. Only issue is the stock carb vac line isn’t the same as the 123.
    Need a better clamp.

    Tomorrow I will set up the phone app and see what that does
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Next job is to replace the rear window rubbers and get rid of the flippers.

    :):):):)...........;)
     
  3. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Hi Barry, do the flippers your getting rid of have the aluminium grille in fills?
     
  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    @Jethro Look at post #2 you can see all 1/4 windows are glass, no aluminium grills.
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought, those things are hard to find! My one on the passengers side is broken/cracked, I found one but they are side specific
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    So, finally got all my bits together for a multiple job
    1 change the rear middle flippers to OG VW sliders
    2 change rear rear flipper to solid glass
    3 change all 5 rear window seals.

    Job 3 means all window rubbers have now been changed. Well - once I’ve finished.

    Whilst I’m well pleased with how it has turned out, I have been reading @Hutchie post and man, have I taken some shortcuts.

    So - @cbus came up with some original sliders for me. One was missing a latch, and by chance they are the same as T3 and I had a spare :)
    They were solid, but one was white and the other aluminium.
    I asked Col if he could wave some magic for some extra $$$ and spray them for me. Well pleased with the results.

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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    After reading Hutcho’s thread I realised I need those slider bits he was talking about.
    T2 and T3 are the same.
    Same with the felt channel stuff
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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    We have only done the middle rears - but they are the difficult ones. The others are just glass.

    I’m sure if you did it day in day out - but I fluff around and talk to passerby so it takes me a while.

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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Take it you had no rust, that had got into the body from the rear 1/4 opening windows?
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Wayne
    Should have taken some more pics but I get distracted easily
    Body was unbelievably good.
    Tiny tiny bit on the driver side. Would not have been 5mm x 3mm and a tad past surface.
    was on the lip and not in the base.
    Was treated before rubbers went on.
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Now to find time to do the rear sides and tail gate.
    They should be a lot easier being flat glass. Should be able to get something in to help the rubber go on.
    The sliders were difficult being a frame and not being able to get the seal on.

    BTW - I used Vewib seals and was really pleased. Very good quality and got them from JustKampers
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How’s the 123 going Barry ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Very happy.
    Got the app working so can check RPM etc.
    Only issue is the vac take off is 3.5mm at the carb and 5mm at the 123.
    Andrew is sorting me out.

    But driving is sooo much better. Starting is big improvement. Starts now without a pump from accelerator. Idles better.

    Not cheap - but worth it.
     
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    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice.....nothing good is ever cheap !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    So, my mate Hotrod rings up and say “wanna do the rest of the windows?”
    I thought “why not, how hard can it be. It’s all single glass panels”

    Well - the last one, the tail gate was a piece of p!ss. Old glass out - new one in.

    Rear rear passenger wasn’t too bad. Had to deal with the sliding track cover as it just stops the glass popping in.

    BUT....... the first one we did, rear rear driver. Almost gave up.
    I bought a new piece of glass. Should have grabbed the one I offer from @tintop
    Reckon it was 1mm oversized. Just wouldn’t go in. It was as humid as anything and we were belting and pounding.
    It’s in, but it’s that tight I reckon if I slam the door too hard it might spring out. Add to the the fake slide track cover was a real bitch to get off. No way could I get the glass in with that piece insitu.

    So, I now have all new window rubbers in.
    I know what the condition or the body is under the rubbers (very good) and I have got rid of the flippers and have some nice OG sliders in.

    Time for a gin :)

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  16. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    looks good Barry ... and in the end, I'm sure you'll be happier that you put the new glass in :)
     
  17. cbus

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    Replacement glass is often different size .
    Usualy smaller. And the small ones match vs Brazil which I recon is often same as supplied by west coast metric.

    Thicker mid section in rubber and much former compound.
    So thought work with factory ( German sizing) glass.
    If necessary ,Wolfsburg Melbourne rubbers fit tight glass easier.
     
  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Looks good Barry ,little bit of hard work is always worth the reward.
     
  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Apparently this glass is Turkish?
    From JK.
    Otherwise nice.
    Would have preferred fitting it on a sunny winters day
     
  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Need to get a new bit of beading for that side. Going to be a fight getting that bit in.
     

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