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  Topic: Wacky Workarounds
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 11
Views: 531

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Wacky Workarounds
KGPR ( Samba Sponsor) = Karmann Ghia Parts & Restoration https://airheadparts.com/

I was stuck on how to remove the screw pictured below (KGPR part Number 141-871-507 B.) It holds the Convertib ...
  Topic: O Ghia's Restoration Journey
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 232
Views: 9550

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:52 am   Subject: Re: O Ghia's Restoration Journey
...I really like your home made set, look factory!
JeffYUP, NAILED IT! Keep up the great work.

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Emil
  Topic: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 35
Views: 3762

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:55 pm   Subject: Re: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
Emil,

Wbat about trying another solenoid. My Lincoln 110 MIG was a flux core only but when I looked at the circuit board I saw the connectors there for gas. I ordered a solenoid from someone on ...
  Topic: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 35
Views: 3762

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:03 am   Subject: Re: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
yep that thing is a gas hog, not really a problem tho
Use straight co2 gas instead of fancy argon mix, it's cheap.Thanks for the tip. Based on what I have read on-line I wasn't sure if straight CO2 ...
  Topic: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 35
Views: 3762

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: Can I use flux core wire to weld body panels?
Mig all the way! So much more control over the job. Try to find a mig 135 from Eastwood, great welder at an affordable price.
If you can wait until Black Friday, you might get lucky and find a promo ...
  Topic: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 17
Views: 819

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?
Since space and expense are limiting factors you may want to look into HVLP turbine spray systems.
This one from Harbor Freight may work:
https://www.harborfreight.com/high-volume-low-pressure-spray ...
  Topic: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 78
Views: 5941

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
It's me... It's the Ghia... but it's not me with the Ghia Embarassed

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2042309.jpg

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Emil
  Topic: Dealing with sandblasting waves
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 23
Views: 3014

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: Dealing with sandblasting waves
...To repair it I assume I would need to apply heat to the BACKSIDE of the panel, where the low point it and then do what?A 9" shirinking disk will help bring the metal back into shape. Be carefu ...
  Topic: Butt welding sheet metal the easy way.
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 8
Views: 750

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Butt welding sheet metal the easy way.
...I was fortunate to have a pro help me set up my new Lincoln MIG. If I were you I would try Fitzee's MIG settings as seen in this YouTube.

I did just that and spent about six hours playing monke ...
  Topic: Butt welding sheet metal the easy way.
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 8
Views: 750

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Butt welding sheet metal the easy way.
I just got this video from my other car club. Fitzee's Fabrications page is amazing and he is a natural at teaching...The YouTube algorithm must be working overtime trawling The Samba and other car fo ...
  Topic: Funny/sad discovery for your Ghia project
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 21
Views: 1000

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: Funny/sad discovery for your Ghia project
This explains the lack of rodent activity within the car as it sat for 23 years.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1605600.jpg

Found, along with hatched eggs, in the rocker panel cavity of ...
  Topic: Questions on bodywork
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 26
Views: 1341

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Questions on bodywork
...If you want one a bit cheaper Eastwood also sells a 110v/135 amp welder thatís supposed to be decent.
I have the Eastwood MIG 135 and it IS a decent welder. The only drawback, and I learned this ...
  Topic: Which of these 2 compressors?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 9
Views: 441

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: Which of these 2 compressors?
The Home Depot compressor looks very similar in specs and form factor to this one from Northern Tool: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200756209_200756209

I bought the equivalent uni ...
  Topic: The K_R_A_K_E_N_N : a 70 Ghia Convertible reinterpreted
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 298
Views: 40925

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: The K_R_A_K_E_N_N : a 70 Ghia Convertible reinterpreted
I did not fall off the face of the planet nor did I stop working on the Ghia. I have been slowly progressing on doing bad, ugly sheet metal welds and getting closer to covering the car in primer. I pu ...
  Topic: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child.
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 208
Views: 16076

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am   Subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child.
...Trying to weld sheet metal with .035? Not so easy.

Weld Grind Weld Grind.

My Eastwood MIG 135 does not have a way to turn off post-flow and I was going through a lot of gas. I have been using ...
  Topic: Sanding advice
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 12
Views: 536

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Sanding advice
I second the motion to use Citri-Strip.

I did my entire Ghia convertible to bare metal, inside and out, using a wide and a narrow thin metal putty knife, 2.5 Gal. of Citri-strip, and about six cou ...
  Topic: Paint question: masterseries for whole car
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 19
Views: 2071

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Paint question: masterseries for whole car
Ive done many cars with MasterSeries silver primer as a base. Sandblast or strip the car totally, spray on 2 coats of the MS on both inside and outside of the car. Air and moisture will not go thru t ...
  Topic: New Project '68 Ghia
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 3
Views: 165

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: New Project '68 Ghia
...The question: is the rust in the back half of the body not worth repairing? Cheaper to just get another body that isn't rusted out?

Btw, I'm doing all my own work except for the bodywork/paint.W ...
  Topic: How much bondo is too much?
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 12
Views: 981

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:19 pm   Subject: Re: how much bondo is too much?
Get a good door...or you could try you hand at novice body work. Take the entire door down to bare metal and reshape it. You'll be amazed at what can be done with a $30 Harbor Freight hammer and dolly ...
  Topic: Paint question: masterseries for whole car
Evil_Fiz

Replies: 19
Views: 2071

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Paint question: masterseries for whole car
Thanks guys.

@beetlenut: You are one of my primary sources of information. I have read many of your comments in various threads on the subject. I can't think of a reason not to use it instead of e ...
 
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