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  Topic: Master series vs. Epoxy primer
Smurf

Replies: 47
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Yesterday 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: Master series vs. Epoxy primer
If you apply the MasterSeries on days of high humidity and high dew points it will set up real quick. A little urethane reducer(10%) will make it thinner and easier to brush. I recommend 10 to 15% u ...
  Topic: Master series vs. Epoxy primer
Smurf

Replies: 47
Views: 3729

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Yesterday 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: Master series vs. Epoxy primer
I just used MS and Iím disappointed in the way it went on my chassis. I used a foam brush and only used a little hoping it was go a long way and it was t the case at all. Itís really thick and dries e ...
  Topic: Beetle A Pillar
Smurf

Replies: 5
Views: 192

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Beetle A Pillar
Hard to tell because the front layer is gone. I replaced that piece on my drivers side, but honestly can't remember. Here's a replacement panel, but it looks like it's only for the part you already re ...
  Topic: Beetle A Pillar
Smurf

Replies: 5
Views: 192

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Beetle A Pillar
No, your hinge plate is just a piece of flat steel with a "U" groove in it and four threaded holes. It floats in that area, mostly left to right, for door alignment. You can probably reach u ...
  Topic: Beetle A Pillar
Smurf

Replies: 5
Views: 192

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Beetle A Pillar
My a pillar skin was totally shot so I removed it and the inner pillar looks a bit nasty but still seems solid. My question is does the hinge part go to the heater channel and if not would you replace ...
  Topic: Rob's '63 Rag thread
Smurf

Replies: 221
Views: 26796

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:21 am   Subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread
Looking good
  Topic: 67 Crank pulley tin
Smurf

Replies: 16
Views: 1067

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Crank pulley tin
Front of pulley is same shape from 1961-67, only change was cut out or no cut out for road downdraft tube.

If this is true then why wonít it fit the Ď66 breastplate like in the photos?

Looks lik ...
  Topic: 67 Crank pulley tin
Smurf

Replies: 16
Views: 1067

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Crank pulley tin
Front of pulley is same shape from 1961-67, only change was cut out or no cut out for road downdraft tube.

If this is true then why wonít it fit the Ď66 breastplate like in the photos?
  Topic: 67 Crank pulley tin
Smurf

Replies: 16
Views: 1067

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Crank pulley tin

This is a great picture showing the different pulley tins but does it come with a decoder ring?

Not that we have been able to find. You might try the later VW dealer parts manual here:

http:/ ...
  Topic: Chassis restoration shopping list?
Smurf

Replies: 21
Views: 649

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:16 am   Subject: Re: Chassis restoration shopping list?
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https://www.ebay.com/b/Bolt-Thread-Gauges/bn_7024882227[/quote]

Yeah Iíve got a thread chaser/file kit but most of my bolts were snapped or beyond repair. I fixed what I could but the s ...
  Topic: Chassis restoration shopping list?
Smurf

Replies: 21
Views: 649

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:44 am   Subject: Re: Chassis restoration shopping list?
Can someone point me in the right direction to the size & dimensions for all bolts needed for a 1962 suspension & chassis rebuild? A lot of my bolts were thrashed with the exception of 4 lower ...
  Topic: King Pin beam bushings..new micarta..
Smurf

Replies: 7
Views: 343

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:00 am   Subject: Re: King Pin beam bushings..new micarta..
get the dremel out and groove them. what reamer tool are you using? I may have to do this soon too
  Topic: Replacing pans
Smurf

Replies: 4
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing pans
I loosely bolted my bare frame to the body then slid the pans in from the sides. I got everything lined up nicely before welding the pans
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2019990.jpg
  Topic: Trans-axel ID
Smurf

Replies: 6
Views: 152

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: Trans-axel ID
Transaxle 9195020 would have originally been made around May 1966, so most likely it was a 6v transaxle with 4.37 R&P, short axles, and wide five brakes installed in a Bug or Ghia. Since it now h ...
  Topic: Trans-axel ID
Smurf

Replies: 6
Views: 152

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Trans-axel ID
Iím an idiot lol Very Happy
  Topic: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs
Smurf

Replies: 11
Views: 411

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs
Trying to figure out my pans now and came across this post.
I have WW pans and the drivers side pan is 65 7/8Ē while my passenger side is 66 1/16Ē. Thatís a huge difference! Whatís the dimensions fr ...
  Topic: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Smurf

Replies: 12
Views: 480

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Hey, so I just checked my 66 chassis and I have the same issue. It was a baja so it was most likely driven hard.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2016612.jpg

Shocked Now I donít feel so b ...
  Topic: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Smurf

Replies: 12
Views: 480

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
That is easily fixable, all you needs is a hammer and dolly... maybe not even a dolly and just a flat edge. plus, if you f up, its not like you see it and neither will it affect operation.

Thatís w ...
  Topic: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Smurf

Replies: 12
Views: 480

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:10 pm   Subject: Re: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
ditto, should be round.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/660536.jpg

Dang, looks like Iíll have to post a wanted ad. Trans mount mustíve be loose/bad for years
  Topic: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Smurf

Replies: 12
Views: 480

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:22 am   Subject: Does this look right? Nose cone chassis area
Does this look right on my Ď62 chassis? Should the hole for the trans cone have this oblong shape to it?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2016112.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pi ...
 
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