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T3 TinTop Westfalia Conversion

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

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Well done! :)

    Stopping is as important as going, so worth doing..... ;)
     
  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I thought stopping was more important then goingo_O:rolleyes:
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I think they’re equal....... they say “speed kills”, but infact it’s not the speed that kills... it’s actually the sudden stopping! :eek:
     
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  4. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Pressing on !

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  5. Hutchie

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    I am having a crack at putting the door rubbers on today. First question, I have some Loctite 30540 black contact adhesive that I used for seals on the pop top, can I use that or would it be better to use some 3m weatherstrip adhesive which is coming next week?.
    Next Q, do you insert these little plastic clips I to the rubber and then press them on, or insert them into the door frame first and then clip the rubber on?
    Cheers
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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I would insert them into the rubber then press them in but be careful that they dont fall inside the rubber.
     
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  7. Hutchie

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    Thanks Phil, I will give that a go but have decided to wait for the 3M weatherstrip adhesive. In the meantime it’s back on with more sound deadening.

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  8. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    One layer of Dynamat Extreme, followed up with 10mm Aluminum backed foam over the top.
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  9. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Central locking solenoid mounted up !
     
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  11. cbus

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    Massive .
    A closed cell foam but what's the chance of it holding moisture on edges even short term ?
    There's always some water that runs through the doors.
    Obviously the dynamat is sealing under it and some tectyl or similar into folds .
    Probably overthinking it :eek:

    Just mulling it over .
     
  12. Hutchie

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    What do you mean ..... take it out in the rain. :eek:
     
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  13. cbus

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    :D

    Hell no.
    Just when you wash it.
     
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  14. Hutchie

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    Minor setback tonight. I think that I was in a rush to get my van into the paint shop and as a result I decided to leave the original factory sound deadening that they placed in the drivers footwell in place. At the time I can remember thinking that it was solid, upon closer inspection tonight I realised that was not the case. Just as I was about to lay Dynamat over the top I found a patch the seemed a little loose so I picked at it with a screwdriver, to my horror a whole chunk came up. Thankfully there was no rust underneath, but now the whole lot will need to come up for inspection and piece of mind before I lay any more Dynamat. :mad:

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  15. Barry

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    you have factory sound deadening???
     
  16. Grantus

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    My CL, has it under the front floor mats like above, and across the top of the engine bay in the rear.
     
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  17. Barry

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    Ok - I have it in the back across the engine bay but not the front
     
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  18. Syncro27

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    My syncro has the same - except the previous Owner of my van painted the area above the engine and removed all of the sound proofing. I need to install some more.

    My 2wd has that lift-able cork stuff everywhere except the engine bay top which has the same as Grants. They are a varied lot these vans.
     
  19. Barry

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    Hah ha ........ ain’t that the truth
     
  20. Hutchie

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    I tackled the factory sound deadening on the floor pan with a multi tool tonight.

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    It only took about 20 mins to get rid of most of it
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    I then poured some Glue Rid on and agitated the surface with an old paint brush. Though stuff...great for the sinuses
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    It didn’t take long before the remaining residue had tuned to a gooey black soup (I think that I nearly turned to a gooey black soup anyway). I then just mopped this up with some rags to leave a nice clean surface again. Best of all .....no rust
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    In amongst all this excitement I decided to check on some screws/bolts that were really rusty so I have been soaking them in red wine vinegar since the weekend.
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    Pretty good result, some of these were very rusty.

    Also received a care package from the US ... some stuff from GW/VC and.... a fog lamp switch which I will be hooking up to an LED Light Bar. It came out of a Porsche 944 but just slots right into the dash :).

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    Oh, There were only a few minor patches in the floor pan where I have exposed metal, what would y’all use to seal over it ?

    Cheers
     
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