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  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Ya, that spot-welder is a mixed blessing, eh?

If you were plug-welding it wouldn’t matter if there were holes to fill.
‘Two birds with one stone’..

When I have a panel to be removed that I don’ ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:39 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)


what a great build you have going on there.....cant wait to see the finished item

Yeah me too mate. Gotta say these couple problem areas which I have been slowly chipping away at have seriously ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:03 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
I drilled out most of the spot welds in the original apron now but ran out if time on this late Sunday session to actually start peeling it. Will leave that for another day.
I did however work out a ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 2409
Views: 261030

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:28 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Super level of work!!!!
You know I love Fastbacks yours will be a traffic stopper. I am loving this Thread.
I am completely amazed at the level of perfection you are putting into this car.

Thanks ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
One apron carefully peeled from the clip. One more to go from the car itself.
You know reading these threads it's easy to miss the sheer amount of hard work people go through to achieve an acceptabl ...
  Topic: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 54
Views: 2618

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:25 am   Subject: Re: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
A couple times now I have wished for one of those body hammers where the head is on a long extension from the handle..



I've always used a torch but it definitely needs a few hammer and dolly hi ...
  Topic: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 54
Views: 2618

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Re: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
Well done mate. My hood was rippled across the rear brace most of the way across in that mushy area where the central peak flattens out. Real pig of a spot to get under with a dolly so I might be usin ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Yabbadubbadoo

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Views: 261030

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
I'm guessing he works and smooths the filler on the panel more than you'd thought to remove air bubbles and chance of pinholes as a result. Some people work it more on the mixing tray and less on the ...
  Topic: Type 3 Swing axle to IRS conversion. (Plus Kafer bars)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 42
Views: 19041

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:47 am   Subject: Re: Type 3 Swing axle to IRS conversion. (Plus Kafer bars)
Finally got around to fixing the Photobucket pics in this thread. I downloaded all my files and deleted the dodgy Photobucket account. Re-uploaded to The Samba like I should've done from day 1.
Also ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Great work getting that front end damage sorted out. Like how you went about it. Thanks for sharing your technique. Great build and look forward to seeing your progress.

Thanks mate😉

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  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Looks like I might be replacing the apron and latch panel as a complete unit. I had a lot of trouble sourcing just the latch panel but found a complete apron clip in supposedly good shape which I'll b ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 2409
Views: 261030

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Those are beam clamp bash guards for lowered cars..

Might not be using them unless they can be modified to work with my sway bar?


Ready for tomorrow... Cool

I wouldn't have thought the front ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:52 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Nice work on the pull!

Let's see some more pics of that operation, and the results as well.. Cool

How did you anchor the body down?
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wink

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  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Scored myself a spot welder at a reasonable price. Looks like one of those with the two freehand guns so you can weld from one side if the rear is inaccessible.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/ ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:44 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Honestly I'd just weld a tab, pull the tab. Grind the tab off and keep moving. Pull where you need to pull, don't limit yourself to the bolt holes

This might clarify why I used the threaded rods ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Thanks Bobnotch and Eric G.
Looks like a bit of persuasion with the hammer and dolly on a few key spots might have done the trick. I also bought a small 1 tonne hand winch to help me get a little mor ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Thanks Bobnotch and Eric G.
Looks like a bit of persuasion with the hammer and dolly on a few key spots might have done the trick. I also bought a small 1 tonne hand winch to help me get a little mor ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Discovered a slight alignment problem at the front apron/spare wheel well. Seems its pushed over about 7-8mm to one side. Strange since I thought we got the gaps right before pulling the car apart.
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  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
If anyone is remotely interested in reading early posts on my build thread and can't see images please bare with me as I fix those images previously hosted on Photobucket. I've removed all my images o ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Yabbadubbadoo

Replies: 261
Views: 39171

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
FWIW,
I have an NOS frunk latch here,
And it goes into 'latched' position with a slack cable.

Bet you that's a safety feature..
Maybe a couple times a cable popped, the safety latch wasn't enoug ...
 
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