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Chickensoup Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:13 am

matthew henricks wrote: Houston we have lift-off. Any surprises after separation?

Thankfully no big ones. i had a giant fuel leak last week from the tank. It ate the paint on the seam sealer on the bulkhead BUT, not on the steel which is good. That master series stuff is tough!

Chickensoup Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:32 pm

holy shit that be some overlap!


i replaced the brake lines, as well as the MC spacers and bolts with SS ones, but no pictures as the pan is too filthy for me not to be embarrassed :lol:









then i started nickel coating some solex parts. the steel pieces would look perfect if i had prepped the surface better.

Ceckert64 Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:17 pm

Looks good! :D

Chickensoup Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:13 pm







I also found out why my door gap was wonky. Just sag. I pushed up on the door and they returned back to perfect.






I also did some light polishing. Forgot some pics

Chickensoup Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:11 pm

Yay. Pop out time.




Do the 65 pop outs have 65 specific knobs? I believe my pop outs are from a later car.

Ceckert64 Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:33 pm

Iím curious how the Pop ours go. I have to do them on my Squareback soon

sportin-wood Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:28 pm

TS user notsnarb provided me a good popout overhaul .pdf document. Message me your email address and I'll share it with you. It's for 1965 and up beetle popouts.

Chickensoup Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:11 pm

thanks Mr. Wood! PM sent.

Im thinking ill do a mini or possibly in depth write up on the pop out restoration. I will be nickel coating the latches as well. will be intersting to see a side by side comparison against chrome.

i made a WW order.


N114072 FENDER WELD NUT, welds to body, square style, 8mm, BAG OF 10PCS $6.25 $6.25
1 111398100A Hardware needed to mount 1 front and 2 rear mounts, fits Oct 1952-1972 Bug and mid 1959-1967 Bus. $9.24 $9.24
1 N141221 POP-OUT WINDOW MOUNTING SCREW SET, secures pop-out window hinge to screw plate, also includes screws for mounting hinge cover, fits all pop-out windows through 1977 Bug, does both sides $3.00 $3.00
1 113425020 Steering Damper Mounting Hardware, Fits mid 1960-1977 Standard beetle (1960 Bug, starting at chassis # 2921552) $3.00 $3.00
1 111415385 DROP ARM LOCK PLATE, fits all Beetles through 1970, 1971-1977 standard Beetle, 1 required, made by Wolfsburg West $1.75 $1.75
1 111498417 STEERING COUPLING DISC MOUNTING HARDWARE, fits all Beetles through 1970, 1971-1977 standard Beetle $8.00 $8.00
4 111941141 HEADLIGHT ADJUSTING SCREW, slotted, stainless steel fits through 1966 Bug, through 1967 Bus, each $1.80 $7.20
1 111415381A STEERING BOX DROP ARM BOLT 62-77 $2.20 $2.20
2 111941187 HEADLIGHT DRAIN TUBE, mounts to fender headlight bucket, 1960-1979 Bug, each, German $3.00 $6.00
1 111827001 BUG DECKLID HINGE HARDWARE KIT $5.40 $5.40
4 111898002 FENDER BOLT KIT, includes correct bolts with tall head, 10 bolts and washers, 1 kit per fender, through 1979 Bug $9.90 $39.60
1 111899003 BOLT KIT BODY PAD 60-71 $15.80 $15.80
2 111941119 HEADLIGHT LENS SEAL, fits through 1966 Bug, through 1967 Bus, also seals the taillight base unit to fender for 1973-Mid'74 Beetles (Beetles that use the die cast style base unit), made by Wolfsburg West, each (these stretch around the glass lens) $3.50 $7.00
2 211609619 EMERGENCY BRAKE LEVER CLIP, secures pin to lever, fits all Bugs and Buses with hydraulic brakes, each $0.40 $0.80
1 113847319 POP-OUT WINDOW LATCH TO GLASS SEALS, 1965-1977 Bug, does both sides $9.00 $9.00
12 N142881 BUG/BUS DOOR HINGE SCREW, mounts door hinge to body, fits Bug through 1979, Fits Bus through 1967,. Also mounts cargo doors and truck hinges to gates, sold each. $1.25 $15.00

Chickensoup Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:55 pm












lets just say... my thumbs are broken

Chickensoup Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:09 pm

Still no luck with the new tools and silicon spray :cry:

The seals... I found in a box of engine parts I bought. I have no idea how old they are. Could they're age be the issue?




I also did some polishing today.





Oops. Well the writing is gone lol.



The trim on the pop outs is being fussy

Question, what material is the pop out trim? Aluminum? Chrome? SS?

Thanks

Chickensoup Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:37 pm

Yet more polishing. I didn't know i needed so many different polishes lol.



Gotta nickel plate the hardware



Yeah, I goofed. Hurt my thumb quite a bit too.





Adriel Rowley Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:37 pm

For some reason wasn't getting notifications again...

Sure a lot of progress, glad seeing it.

Bummer about the reverse lamp.

Is the reason for all this extra polishing to kill time, relax, or both? :P

Chickensoup Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:58 pm

Adriel Rowley wrote: For some reason wasn't getting notifications again...

Sure a lot of progress, glad seeing it.

Bummer about the reverse lamp.

Is the reason for all this extra polishing to kill time, relax, or both? :P

Believe it not, some how the reverse light made it out with no visible deformations :lol: just trying to get what I can done between chores and swim practice.


Somehow, I done goofed up :shock: I ordered 12 kits worth of pop outs screws :lol:

Adriel Rowley Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:42 pm

Chickensoup wrote: Adriel Rowley wrote: For some reason wasn't getting notifications again...

Sure a lot of progress, glad seeing it.

Bummer about the reverse lamp.

Is the reason for all this extra polishing to kill time, relax, or both? :P

Believe it not, some how the reverse light made it out with no visible deformations :lol: just trying to get what I can done between chores and swim practice.

Whew! That was a close call.


Chickensoup wrote:


Somehow, I done goofed up :shock: I ordered 12 kits worth of pop outs screws :lol:

Oh geez! :shock: :lol: If has not sent out yet, what about calling them and see if reduce the number, especially since fairly clear a mistake. In the past I was disorganized so have doubles.

Chickensoup Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:54 pm

yeah. ill email them right now. if its already on its way, ill just give them away. I know ceckert has pop outs in his SB. John has pop outs. I have pop outs. Does ruby have pop outs?

Ceckert64 Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:58 pm

Chickensoup wrote: yeah. ill email them right now. if its already on its way, ill just give them away. I know ceckert has pop outs in his SB. John has pop outs. I have pop outs. Does ruby have pop outs?
If you canít take the out of your cart Iím sure I can use them on my Squareback, I really got to do the pop outs on that thingÖ.

matthew henricks Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:54 am

FWIW pre 65 Pop-outs are Aluminum that is clear anodized. I would think post 65 are the same. If you polish them bright then you remove the anodize and they will tarnish faster. For mine i just hand polished to clean them up.

Are you hinges tight? I found that i will have to drill mine to the next size.

Regarding plating your parts. I am finding 6 months later that i needed alot thicker plating on many parts as they are oxidizing fast from being outside on my chassis. (covered but still outside) I had difficulty regulating things so the parts would not burn when plating and errored on the side of too thin plating. I also used zinc so maybe nickel will be better for you.

Chickensoup Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:02 pm

matthew henricks wrote: FWIW pre 65 Pop-outs are Aluminum that is clear anodized. I would think post 65 are the same. If you polish them bright then you remove the anodize and they will tarnish faster. For mine i just hand polished to clean them up.

Are you hinges tight? I found that i will have to drill mine to the next size.

Regarding plating your parts. I am finding 6 months later that i needed alot thicker plating on many parts as they are oxidizing fast from being outside on my chassis. (covered but still outside) I had difficulty regulating things so the parts would not burn when plating and errored on the side of too thin plating. I also used zinc so maybe nickel will be better for you.

Yeah, I think im going to have to remove the anodizing. And then polish and clear or something.

I had the burning issue as well at first. Very annoying. My plating is decent now. THE METAL MUST BE PREPPED PERFECTLY, for good adhesion and shine. I wish my plating was a bit thicker tho.

The lesson I learned... is become a sensey in electrolysis... or go big and plate electroless.

The actual hinge is the 1 part im missing.

I got my WW order and I only got 1 set of pop put screws :shock: im confused lol. I'll email them later.




Adriel Rowley Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:27 pm

Did you contact them about reducing the dozen?

How many did you need?

raydog Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:21 am

Not seeing where you messed up on the order. You have 12 door hinge screws ordered, which you received, and one set of pop out screws which you received.



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