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andybla Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Hi everyone!

Thought about maybe i would introduce my project ...

66 squareback, lot's of mess to clean, also from previous welding. Not saying i am a good welder, just trying to do the best i can :roll:

So here it goes... How i bought it

oh yeah, thanks to imgur for hosting :wink:






What i meant earlier :wink:




After this i got it sand blasted and welded a support.



And so the journey begins ...











At this point, i was like f*ck this :roll:
This car was sold to me as "all that is left to be done is the main brake cylinder"





And as you all know, not much body panels available for type 3 so most of it is self fabricating...



















Luckily i came across a wheel arch from a notch, but this needed also modification to fit a square, but in the end this is the result so far :lol:


Erik G Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:44 pm

you should use thesamba for hosting vw pics that you are going to post here. I can't see a single one of your pictures at work

KTPhil Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:39 pm

Courageous work! Looks like you have a good handle on it. I envy those who can fab and weld. It's about the only way to make money on these cars, and it keeps many more on the road!

andybla Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:03 pm

@Erik G, i have uploaded the pictures to TS gallery so normally you should see them now :wink:

@KTPhil, thx! I must say i have never welded before this car, so it's amateur level, but i'm learning as i'm doing... :)

ALLWAGONS Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:01 pm

You are a brave soul, I believe you are in Belgium, hence the BE location. We are spoiled here in Southern California, many of us would have passed on that car. Lucky it found you to bring it back to life. I restored a '65 sunroof Variant back in 2012. it took me about two years between disassembly and reassembly, and all I did was replace everything with NOS or good used parts, no welding at all. Let me know If I can be of any help.

Martin
allwagons

Bobnotch Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 pm

andybla wrote: @Erik G, i have uploaded the pictures to TS gallery so normally you should see them now :wink:

@KTPhil, thx! I must say i have never welded before this car, so it's amateur level, but i'm learning as i'm doing... :)

I was going to say that I thought I was the crazy one around here for doing a bunch of welding on a rusty type 3, but you sir I admire. 8)
Nice work, even if you consider yourself a newbie at welding and fabrication. Very nice job. Definitely going to watch this one as it moves along. :D

MonT3 Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:53 pm

Iíve got to echo the sentiments of the others here. I like what youíve done to that rear quarter and you handled it with some good planning and detail. Youíll get the hang of the welding and fabricating of pieces as you move long your rebuild. Bold and ballsy move and it paid off. Good on you man! I look forward to seeing more of your developing skills and seeing your ride gain new life

Erik G Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:30 pm

very nice!

andybla Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:33 am

Thanks for the positive feedback! Gives me the courage to keep going :shock:

andybla Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:20 am

@ALLWAGONS, thanks i will keep that in mind :wink:


Today i continued the corner, got this piece plied at the local hardware store, luckily i have a nos driver side so i can take templates for measurements, if anyone is interested i can scan them...

Before finally welding this corner, need to fill up the screws on last picture with another corner... now that i still got the space...









andybla Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:50 am

End of weekend, time for an update :wink:

I welded in the fender support, made the 2 air/water deflector parts, justs needs some finishing... after that just needs the water drain.

enjoy 8)












oxsign Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:06 pm

Simply amazing, great work.

andybla Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:09 am

Thx!

Just trying to do the best i can :)

Will never be as perfect as those sheet metal rolling, now that is something to have respect for 8)

69 Notchback Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:39 am

Good work! I'm getting ready to learn the same process. you sire are an inspiration. thank you.

andybla Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:17 am

Wow thanks, good to be an inspiration 8)

And as i told earlier, if someone could use the templates i create, could scan them and place them online :wink:

jeremydoc Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 am

andybla wrote: Wow thanks, good to be an inspiration 8)

And as i told earlier, if someone could use the templates i create, could scan them and place them online :wink:

Dude, I have the same damage on the very same spot, only on the driver-side. I'm most likely going to need to do the same repair as you, so I'd really appreciate those templates.

Excellent job by the way, truly a good way to get myself pumped to do the repair work.

Bobnotch Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:14 pm

Very very nice fab work. You're definitely taking the extra time to make everything right. Great work. :D

Boogievan Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 pm

andybla wrote: i have never welded before this car, so it's amateur level

Yeah, I don't believe you... :lol:

I know it has been said before, but this is truly impressive fab work! You obviously have a lot of talent when it comes to metal shaping.

Very nice work, I for one am excited to see this thing come together.

andybla Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:48 pm

Thank you very much for the very positive feedback everyone :oops:

Give me some time to figure out how to put online the templates as good as possible, and also to look for them because i've got them laying around everywhere after using :lol: I will try to do it after the weekend :wink:

Hope to see it come together also :lol: especially looking forward to remove the cross in the back, that would mean something like ending a chapter in this project :wink:

Tram Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:19 pm

Boogievan wrote: andybla wrote: i have never welded before this car, so it's amateur level

Yeah, I don't believe you... :lol:

I know it has been said before, but this is truly impressive fab work! You obviously have a lot of talent when it comes to metal shaping.

Very nice work, I for one am excited to see this thing come together.

Damn Euroliars sandbagging us... :lol:

The templates will be a great resource. Andy, your work makes me want to hide my face. :lol:



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