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Post by Dake on Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:17 am

Here is a picture the day after I got it.
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Here is my son cleaning the pans, getting ready for some POR.
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Here is a shot of the POR the heater channels seem solid so Im not planning to pull the body off the pan.
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Im going to try to catch this thread up with where in at so far.
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Post by Dake on Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:39 am

The engine let go so I got this one used off here. Im cleaning it up for now.
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Im working on getting all the right finders. both fenders on the drivers side where the wrong ones. I cut the damaged apron off and replaced it with one from WW.
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Post by Dake on Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:02 am

I also cleaned up the gas tank and PORed it. Nickel plated the jack.

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I got a front fender that needed some work. Im not the best welder but Im getting better.

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Cut it out and welded a peace in
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after I grinding down the welds.
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I also welded up one of the antenna holes as Im changing the style.
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I have more but im out of time for now.

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Post by drvr8 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:57 am

Looking good!
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Post by Dake on Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:56 pm

Today I removed more wiring. The wiper assembly and the dash switches. I still need to remove the wiper switch I had some trouble with it.
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Post by Dake on Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:26 am

Pulled the sunroof out the rollers where shot and tore down cleaned installed new seals and painted the steering box.
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The steering box was full of grease oil mix. The Bentley manual calls for 90W oil. What are you guys useing
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:56 pm

Use the oil unless it leaks then pack it full of grease

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Post by Dake on Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:48 am

Over the weekend I got a lot of the holes under and on the dash welded up. The holes where not factory but from alarm and radio installs.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:40 pm

Sounds like you are plugging along! When are we going to see you riding around?

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Post by Dake on Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:32 pm

I hope in the spring . Depends on if I have it painted or try it my self in the spring. Right now I'm just working on it when I can. I don't like sanding indoors so nice days are few and far apart. I'm also thinking of pulling the body but I'm not sure its going to happen just to change the body seal. What's your opinion on the 200mm 6volt flywheel on a 12 volt system. I'm looking at one on the samba but it been lightened?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:02 am

Yeah I hate sanding period! Does the car leak at the seal now? What size engine? If the car is already 12 volt I would just run a 12 volt flywheel and clearance the bell housing if needed and use an auto stick starter with the self supporting shaft so you dont have to worry about a starter bushing.

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Post by Dake on Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:24 am

No it don't leak that I know of but I only had it on the road a few months. I'm putting a 1600 in. The PO had 12 volt starter in the car. I thought something was wrong with the starter but when I pulled the engine it had a 6volt flywheel ? It had chewed the teeth up pretty good
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:54 am

If the car doesn't leak at the pan gasket I would leave it together if the the only reason to pull it apart is to replace the gasket. I have known more than a few cars to leak with new pan gaskets.

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Post by Dake on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:40 pm

Good point. That will save me some time. Today I got a stud welder from harbor freight to try to fix the rear apron.
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Post by Dake on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:58 pm

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I pu;;ed as much of the rear apron dent out as I could.
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The inside door dent pulled out great.
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I also got the light holes for the marker light drilled
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I drilled the holes for hood emblem and trim
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Post by Dake on Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:04 am

Ive also been trying to decide to try to paint it myself or find a shop to do it.
I also got a set of pop outs ! I got a set of aftermarket rear fenders also, as I could not find a set that matched.
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Post by fluxcap on Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:34 am

Looking great man!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:24 am

Moving along!

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Post by Dake on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:01 am

Today my pop out from Koch arrived. Still welding up the many holes from arms and radios that where installed at sometime. I just keep finding more and more. Got the wiring harness out and other odds and ends.
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Post by Dake on Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:28 pm

I have been collecting parts. I also cold not get the front end pounded out straight enough. So I picked up a front clip from Bryce and after seeing his cars motivated me to get mine back on track. Thanks Bryce for the clip and washer bottle it was nice to meet you. I wish I had the money just to drop it off with you, But ill just have to do my best here.L390 1962 De Luxe sadan with Sun Roof  <a href=L390 1962 De Luxe sadan with Sun Roof  IMAG4749_zps9bgqkzme" />
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Post by Dake on Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:36 pm

Here some pic's of the clip I got from Bryce and where im making my cut's I am open to any better ideas. [img]L390 1962 De Luxe sadan with Sun Roof  IMAG4778_zps6owt8ymg[/img]
Here is the clip I plan to install. I have been doing a lot of late night measuring. Im using a laser level with three marks to line it up. Two marks on the inside and one on the outside to make sure im at the same angle on each side. [img]L390 1962 De Luxe sadan with Sun Roof  IMAG4779_zpsn7mdorhw[/img]
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:30 pm

I saw this thread and will probably be doing Gordon's clip something like this..... http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=610789&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=front+clip

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Post by Dake on Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:03 am

I saw that one I thought about it. Mine may be a combination of the two. I may cut the side sheet metal long to mark on the car.
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Post by Dake on Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:12 pm

This morning I got this jig made up. Picks up all four tank bolts

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I was surprised it fit in the damaged front clip. I had pulled it out before I took the pic.

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Post by Dake on Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:16 am

Today I made some templates out of aluminum For the fenders so I don't have to put the fenders on and off so much.

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