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  Topic: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 349
Views: 21408

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
I know this isn't specifically Ruby, both of them.

Nothing like a coward neighbor to light a fire under your arse and get you out of a funk. I was in a funk as "brother" (as he is no long ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Ha ha ha, you desert guys crack me up with your perception of rust, I'd give my left nut for a car older than 5 years around here having any subframe fastener come off that shiny and clean. Razz

Yes ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Ha ha ha, you desert guys crack me up with your perception of rust, I'd give my left nut for a car older than 5 years around here having any subframe fastener come off that shiny and clean. Razz

Actu ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
so..were yellen at chicken soup? or...yellen fer chicken soup?? noodles or not?? Ive turned down many sockets over the years for different things. thus the reason when I see something thats cheep even ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 151
Views: 9770

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Matthew, looking good, including considering the minute details.

What is the concern with the interior sunroof colors?

I know a late model, was all original and all the colors were the same, ins ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Thought I was in trouble. I only saw my name first

Appreciate letting me know it was not something I need to improve on.

By the way, if there was anything negative, I would contact you privatel ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Shocked dang the title of the thread scared me when I first glanced at it lol. Anyways, I'm flattered. I just try to pass it on whenever I can.

How did the title scare you?

Your welcome.
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
What model classic Mercedes was that? W123?

Sadly, yes, was a 1979 TD. The previous owner(s) did her in. The one I bought it from, he was an alcoholic and when the breathalyzer was installed they ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:29 am   Subject: Re: Shout out to Chickensoup!
What model classic Mercedes was that? W123?

Sadly, yes, was a 1979 TD. The previous owner(s) did her in. The one I bought it from, he was an alcoholic and when the breathalyzer was installed they ...
  Topic: Shout out to Chickensoup!
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 19
Views: 621

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:40 pm   Subject: Shout out to Chickensoup!
I think we need to recognize those who have helped us? I saw no other place to post this, if I crossed a boundary, sorry.

As one may recall, Chickensoup asked for practice using his lathe. The sock ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 151
Views: 9770

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:07 am   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
For some reason after the update many of my subscriptions were terminated.

Glad to and enjoy the progress, looking great.

Regarding the sunroof plastic, it is UV that caused the discoloring, so ...
  Topic: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 349
Views: 21408

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
Car looks great!

Thank you! Very Happy

If anyone is wondering, there was a family situation plus thought take a day and sew up a pair of drapes, its been three days... Rolling Eyes Laughing
  Topic: Too much patina?
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: Too much patina?
Yes if you are doing a full and proper restoration with a repaint you would want to bring everything down to bare metal. Sometimes if you havea really solid layer of paint you can work off of it, and ...
  Topic: Too much patina?
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: Too much patina?
You can weld in a patch. You could skip the clearcoat. Just touch up the color where you want. I would not be worried about the clearcoat or paint coming off in chunks. Good preparation is key. Use th ...
  Topic: Too much patina?
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Too much patina?
That left rear fender must of had termites.

Here in Michigan we call them "Iron moths". But I do like "termites". Cool

Bob, thanks and appreciation for explaining, I was taking ...
  Topic: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 349
Views: 21408

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: Dad's 1964 Ruby Red Beetle
It looks good! If it is bare metal, I could protect it with something. Maybe even something like a clear coat. I think they sell something like a clear coat in rattle cans. I think the patina on it lo ...
  Topic: Too much patina?
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:15 pm   Subject: Re: Too much patina?
I don't see much rust in the pics at least. The drivers fender looks like surface rust which could be clear coated over to preserve it. You dont even need to prep it really, since you want that to sho ...
  Topic: Too much patina?
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Too much patina?
It's not too much IMO. It would be better if it was original paint that never got painted over but it doesnt look bad. My car has a similar "patina." It was repainted once on only the outsid ...
  Topic: Glasurit Vintage Color Recipe Book
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 155
Views: 321506

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: Glasurit Vintage Color Recipe Book
It's normally grams I think. I use Diamont at the shop and everything is measured in what appears to be grams.

"Tropfen" means drops. Further, if add up the parts sans black, comes to 100 ...
  Topic: Glasurit Vintage Color Recipe Book
Adriel Rowley

Replies: 155
Views: 321506

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:40 pm   Subject: Glasurit Vintage Color Recipe Book
Ruby Red / Color code 456 / Year of usage 60-67A

65.0 parts 1061 rot
32.0 parts 1063 rubin
03.0 parts 1051 weiB
Tropfen 1052 schwarz

When says drops, how many do they mean?

Thanks in advan ...
 
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