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T3 TinTop Westfalia Conversion

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Hutchie, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Love your work
     
  2. Hutchie

    Hutchie Active Member

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    Thanks Barry

    I just ride the FB page and couldn’t get on ... maybe it goes live tomoz

    Apols if I have give a dud link
     
  3. Hutchie

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    Can anyone tell me how to fix the “VW” and “Transporter” emblems onto the rear lift gate ?
    Cheers
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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  6. Hutchie

    Hutchie Active Member

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    Thanks Grant, I have two grommets but the rest are lost in time !

    This weekend I made a big push to finish off wet sanding and polishing. I had a few distractions so only managed to finish the drivers side back and front. By that stage I'd had enough of my DA polisher and decided to seal the paint on those sides and then start adding some trim. It's amazing what a difference a few bits of plastic, some lights, and door handles make. I spent about an hour scouring my garage for the box that contained the door handles/latches, and then more time trying to find the box that contained the bolts (no they weren't in the same box):mad:

    Anyway here are some progress pics of my labour

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    I pulled the number plate lights off because one wasn't working (bulb), and the mounting were faded so I wanted to re-spray them. You would think that the bulb holder could simply be unplugged from the fitting so that the wire could be pulled through and the mounting (black cover) could be taken off .... no the wires are soldered onto the bulb holder, so I'm going to have to cut and re-solder :mad:.

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    The rubber backing on the VW emblem seems to have shrink over the years and so wont allow the emblem to sit flush into the hole. I', going to try and let it sit in some boiling water tonight and see if that will let me stretch it back into shape.

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    There's dust on there :eek: ... I must get it off
     
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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Awesome stuff! :)

    The rewarding part of a resto. ;)
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    WOW that finish is fantastic.
     
  9. David H

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    Nice Hutchie:). Keep us posted.
    Cheers
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    You have been very patient to finish the buffing before trial fitting lights etc. ;)
    Very straight .
     
  11. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    Looks amazing mate :) well done!!
     
  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Also great to see, the property looks like it dodged any serious fire impact, after a shocker of a season, as I know you were in a zone that could have gone either way. ;)
     
  13. Hutchie

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    Thanks all for the encouragement ... much appreciated.

    Can anyone tell me the best product/method for removing dried up compounding residue ?, The shop that did the re-spray weren’t too careful with the clean up, and there is residue all over the interior of doors, dash, inside panels etc etc
     
  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a trial.
    Probably just warm water and a few drops of baby shampoo.
    Not adult shampoo or detergent as it contains salts.
    Moisten without rubbing till most is off or at least soft, obviously it will scratch if rubbed hard.
    Sponge or facecloth.
     
  15. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Last time a panel shop did mine I had to use cut n polish to get it off - it worked though.

    Awesome job by the way :D
     
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  16. kleinersyncro

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    Just un-pin the plug and pull the wires out ;)
     
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  17. Hutchie

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    When I had to evacuate over Christmas, it was a bit of a rush job and boxes/bits were crammed into the van as fast as I could. Tonight I spent a bit of time trying to sort everything out, and in particular get an idea of what window/door seals I have. In Dec I received an order from Gunzl Classic Parts for for all of the door seals and the rear hatch. When I unpacked the box, I thought that the rear hatch seal was missing but after a bit of digging I found the bag and did the German/English translation (thanks Google) to confirm that it was the rear hatch seal, but it doesn't quite look as I expected.

    Does this look like a rear hatch seal ? ... cheers

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  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Part No 255 829 193 - T3 Heckklappendichtung?

    Looks the same as my rear hatch seal. ;)
     
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  19. Hutchie

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    That's the one ... Thanks Grant

    Now next question .... what glue do you use to hold the seal in place on front and sliding door ?
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The 3 clips one side, and the single clip the other side, tends to secure it pretty well around the whole top half.

    I used about 3 small dabs of contact glue, around the wheel arch section.

    (Assuming you have new seal clips.)

    Do you have a rope glass rubber fitting tool, to reinstall the windows? :rolleyes:
     

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