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  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 4:51 pm   Subject: No pictures, but a quick update...
As the line says no pix this time.
I did have a chance to install the new backing panel on my left hand side firewall.
I painted it with MS paint, and then also the backside of the "nut box&quo ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:00 pm   Subject: Firewall work-Up to now....
I cleaned up the firewall best I could, got the old box out (major PIA) and now have cleaned up the area where it will set. Re-did that side area too, not great, but acceptable.

I was looking at Po ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 pm   Subject: Measurements for a friend
Hi Tzepesh: I THINK this is what you were asking for.
My measurements MAY be off a few millimetres, but its the best I could do!
Thanks Dodgy for the nice picture BTW.
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  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Re: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Nice, I am also restoring the original splash panel with parts from a new part. The new part does not have the correct shape, I think it was derived from a STD Beetle.
So, me with my measurements: ca ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 am   Subject: Firewall Project Full Speed ahead
I got into the firewall. It looked like the bracket along the sides had been pushed forward by the rust, the detrius, and the gunk of 50 years. It truly looks like the whole bottom edge of that " ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:00 pm   Subject: Getting ready for Front Firewall work.
Yesterday and today, I started in to see what I was looking at vis a vis my front firewall.
Interestingly enough, I seem to be following in the footsteps of one of my mentors here Jeremy_G. Here is ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:39 pm   Subject: More right side action now....
First thanks Buggeee and Jimbo, again, it really motivates me hearing from thems who have done it, and done it pretty darn good too. Wink
I do feel the welding is improving slightly, I'm much more abl ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:06 pm   Subject: More busy work!
I had to do some more patch work on the left, but with paint,and prep, I wasn't gonna weld that in today. So decided to do some busy work on the left side.] What I had before:

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  Topic: 71 Super Beetle - My First Aircooled
Chinaclipper

Replies: 14
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:34 am   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle - My First Aircooled
Welcome to Super Beetle fun

Looks like you have some issues with floor pans, and heater channels too, I'll bet.
My suggestion is to plan, plan and then plan some more.
It's like chess; it's help ...
  Topic: Try this for "Unserviceable'' 71 SB Beetle fan motor when Kaput.
Chinaclipper

Replies: 2
Views: 165

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Try this for "Unserviceable'' 71 SB Beetle fan motor when Kaput.
So I solved my own problem. I LOVE when that happens.

I did find the brushes were loose on their little "tits" when they were supposed to be soldered, so I tried re-soldering them and by ...
  Topic: Try this for "Unserviceable'' 71 SB Beetle fan motor when Kaput.
Chinaclipper

Replies: 2
Views: 165

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 2:46 pm   Subject: Try this for "Unserviceable'' 71 SB Beetle fan motor when Kaput.
I just watched a 30 minute video to repair the fresh air blower motor, then after I had taken off the fan, I learned I. of course, "have the one that is not serviceable". (VW's ID #113 959 ...
  Topic: Fresh Air Fan Electric Motor - Video
Chinaclipper

Replies: 41
Views: 20080

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Fresh Air Fan Electric Motor - Video
Thanks for the video - very useful. I have one fan like yours that can be disassembled, and one in these pics that can't. It has a better fan,which has balancing weights and the vanes are numbered for ...
  Topic: Help with hose from air box?
Chinaclipper

Replies: 12
Views: 275

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Help with hose from air box?

It's too fuzzy to see

Give it a bit more time to load up and keep the mouse cursor off the page.
Wowee!
hehehe any chance of getting that in english?
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:57 pm   Subject: Work; remove the w/s, clean up the dash, and (R) side stuff
So today was a bit more cleaning and removing; I removed the w/s (windscreen or windshield), it was broken previous to my purchase;I THINK it was an aftermarket one so no big loss. I removed the old f ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
I vote to degrease with dawn dish soap and water. Then metal prep product with phosphoric acid will etch away the surface patina.
I like it.
That's what I'm talking about Buggeee. I may have to jus ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 7:52 am   Subject: Ideas about cleaning front storage area/trunk
What can I use to clean this? It's just grime and dirt from like 50 years of use. Minor, very minor surface rust in a few places, but mostly just GUNK.
Ideas? I am planning on using the Master series ...
  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
Chinaclipper

Replies: 460
Views: 31376

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
Looks great Jeremy. Mine is in the air as well very remindful of yours.
I think we must have similar project beetles; mine is rust-affected in a very similar fashion.

Which, BTW, makes it very c ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:30 pm   Subject: Clean 'em up!
So today is grind and prepare day. Sigh....It was another job I have been postponing, but now, since I am almost ready to button up the driver side wheel well (well, almost), I need to start thinking ...
  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:40 am   Subject: Re: It is alive!!! It is ALIVE!!! (a la Mel Brooks Young F'kenstien)

Put in some fender nuts (I'm gonna go with the stock square ones if I can find 'em), then attack the other side with aplomb.....

I plan on using something like these when I get to that point.

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  Topic: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Chinaclipper

Replies: 174
Views: 8096

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:39 am   Subject: Re: China Clipper's Official 1971 Super Beetle Project page!
Looks good. Finish up the welds. Then add some artist to the job. Grind the big welds down, but donít go too far. Get it close to flat, but the bead still has a slight ridge. Then take a sanding disc ...
 
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