Newbie rolling resto.

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Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:58 pm

So I needed/wanted to put my car as a project. Mainly for me but to show what I have done. It's not gonna be quick so bear with me. :P
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:05 pm

Some of you will recognise the car, it has survived over the years and been rescued at least once in its life, the last 2 owners have left it better than they found it and now it's my turn.

It has some wheel arch welding to be done as it won't pass mot like it is, so I have repair panels ready to go salvaged from an old DTM.

Then I have a long list of jobs to do to get it how I want her but important things first.

Cam belt, water pump, drive belt and all rollers done first now onto make her water tight
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Cliff » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:44 am

It would be brilliant to see a build thread, there are still several of us who visit regularly - please post updates as you go, i for one will enjoy seeing how you go!
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:38 pm

Cliff wrote:It would be brilliant to see a build thread, there are still several of us who visit regularly - please post updates as you go, i for one will enjoy seeing how you go!



Very much enjoy sharing progress do this with the 72 beetle, it won't be quick as weather and its the daily.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Phill » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:08 am

pigthief wrote:
Cliff wrote:It would be brilliant to see a build thread, there are still several of us who visit regularly - please post updates as you go, i for one will enjoy seeing how you go!



Very much enjoy sharing progress do this with the 72 beetle, it won't be quick as weather and its the daily.


I'm with Cliff. it would be good to see the progress your making with lots of photos please :)
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:13 am

Minor work today as its cold here.

Rear mudflaps fitted, fronts to follow once I find a passenger one.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:41 pm

So when you thought you had plugged the hole at the front of the floor with tape and mastic and the floor carries on getting wetter and wetter I pull back the carpet and find the two rear separate holes at the back. Rubbish

Now I have to spend tomorrow cutting out and welding in patches.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Cliff » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:02 pm

Hopefully a relatively easy repair and will save some hassle at the MOT - no fun though... but that’s it with these things at the age they are


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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:34 pm

I know right, used to it, been doing this for a while with original beetles. Few patch panels and some replacement soundproofing will be great.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:00 pm

So had a few hours today to get the seats and rear carpet out, knew about some of the damage but this one is the worst, at some point it has been bottomed out and dented so that needs pushing back out.

Got some new metal to put in so not too worried. Did find loads of fuses and a twenty pence winner.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Cliff » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:56 pm

Excellent find - especially the 20p


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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:15 pm

Accidentally bought these todayImage

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Cliff » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:00 pm

What a shame


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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Phill » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:31 pm

Looks good bud. I hope you don't need to mod the rear seats to much to get them to fit.
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:44 pm

Not too sure, was mainly interested in the fronts but fingers crossed rear go too

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