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Rotten Lemon

Post  Slow Steve on Thu 25 Mar - 20:10

I just wanted to post up some pics of a car I'm giving some love on. This is wrong! I don't know what the hell people were thinking when they did these repairs in the past......screen.... foam.......tin.......fiberglass...... really?!?! Yes I said screen and rolls of it. Here are a few pics. More to come. Does anybody know this car? Dude said he just picked it up recently.

Hey Joe, is the tomoato worse than this car?


Here is the screen and foam I found in the quarter........


Here the floor is removed and this is what was left of the heater/napolean cap/bottom frame head


Before


This is what lurked under


This one made me laugh, this bar held up the running boards


This is the stuff going in after some love to the cross beam, napolean cap and ... well you get the picture.

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Post  joebug1951 on Thu 25 Mar - 20:35

Bout the same

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Post  Slow Steve on Tue 30 Mar - 23:17

Just a few pics of the rotten lemon, not as rotten as the tomato, but close. This is what I uncoverd today.







Just a mock up to see if pans and channels line up. I still need to cut out the crusty stuff and fix it. I tihnk I figured out how to tackle the napolean cap, and cross beam. I don't "think" it should take much longer.... "think".




What do you think?

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Post  Lickity Split on Sat 3 Apr - 19:14

looking good.
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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 26 May - 19:07

Here's a few of the driver side.
Before:


Sorry I didn't take any of heater channel, but I have rebuilt the metal behid the channel, replaced channel and a-pillar with some metal laying around.


So let me know what you guys think.

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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 26 May - 19:16

Gave the passenger side some love today.
Here is the before pic... Damm what the hell was I thinking getting to THAT?!?

I picked up a lower frame head at midatlantic in Disputanta and used the part under the Nap. hat. The rest looked good so I didn't want to tear the whole front end apart. I fabed up the Nap. hat end. I read somewhere that Jerry bought one, and had to modify it to get it to fit, so I figured I would just make something up.

Here's that part finished, well at least together, still need to clean the welds up.

And the corner was toast. Again, I didn't see any reason to replace the whole firewall after paying for it + shipping. So I made this:

Here is that corner semi-done:


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Post  Blue Totoro on Wed 26 May - 21:23

Holy Bug Resurrection!!! Good job! I'm taking welding classes at the Air Force base at my next assignment...already signed up! Then going to get me a ghia to restore...

Nice work, Steve! You're awesome!
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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 26 May - 22:12

Blue Totoro wrote:Holy Bug Resurrection!!! Good job! I'm taking welding classes at the Air Force base at my next assignment...already signed up! Then going to get me a ghia to restore...

Nice work, Steve! You're awesome!

THANKS! NICE!! Pick yourself up a mig welder and start practicing beads, just look for guages of metal it welds. I started using one that was for thicker metal and everytime I got close thin metal (on a car that is 40+ years, go figure) it would just disintegrate even though I was on the lowest settings. The only class I've had was in high school metal shop freshman year, other than that it is just hands on! I have a long way to go, still learning! But good times! I want to get my bus finished after this one, but will probably help out girlfriend on her fasty, THEN on to the bus!

Good luck with the ghia, it's tons of fun and fustration, BUT worth it in the end! My favorite of redoing cars is the metal part. I think it's where you see the most progress.

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Post  Slow Steve on Fri 23 Jul - 19:49

I updated this project on thesamba..

clicky the link and let me know what you think:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4732723#4732723

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Re: Rotten Lemon

Post  leaker on Sat 24 Jul - 0:24

Looks good Steve,it's been cool to see some metal work posts the last couple of days.This coming winter I will need to fire up the welder on my 67 bug.
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