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  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:39 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
The bar in the rear window had been cut out to make it look more Ďdesirableí back in the day lol!
Someone else at some point has welded in a repair but not the best job so I cut part out and tidied i ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:34 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
The front holding nuts on the wing had obviously had water creep between the body and wing which had rotted out a few of the nuts , so I cut them out and let in some repairs from another repair panel ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:29 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Seat belt mounts for 3 point belts
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  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:27 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
I also finished the inner wings closing panels and repaired the rear sections
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  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:59 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Been quite busy and not far off with the welding on the body now 🙂

Hereís the front wheel well - I had to let in a repair to the front of this and then I got the new valance all welded in p ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
So I managed to get on with front end 🙂 using the wings and bonnet as alignment, I got the inner wings cut and welded in. Iíll have to skim over some areas of the butt weld finishes as itís qu ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
And tonight I decided to look at my sorry front end!

Itís obviously been hit at some point and both front inner wings have been beaten out and are quite crumpled. A new later front valance had then ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Managed to take a look at the firewall closing area - still quite a bit to do round this area but getting there.

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  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Had some time to look at the other a post and front heater channel this afternoon.
It took me ages to make the piece to fit the heater channel section under the a post and then I also had to repair a ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Got in a few hours after work tonight to stack the other side. I finished welding in the side above but got no pics for some reason.

The left side heater channel was a bit more solid but it still ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Carried on with that side this afternoon - intention was to save as much of the original channel as possible - in the end Iím not sure if Iíd have been better off replacing the whole channel - but the ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:27 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Nice - the acces must have been so much better than trying to do it in situ!
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Another bit done after work tonight. Every little bit counts!

Started to have as look at the firewall area and the end of the heater channels.

I have the whole firewall panel and I was tempted t ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:08 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Started out this morning to take a look at the rear closing panels - I thought I was going to get away with just fitting the reinforcing panels on the back, but the usual story as I dug further, I rea ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:10 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Thanks - it is slow progress though, just when I get a few hours here and there at the weekends!

I did get some time though on sat afternoon and managed to get the rebuilt engine started up after s ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:52 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Had some spare time this afternoon and thought Iíd start the long road of welding the 52 up 🙂
Managed to get one of the rear quarters done. The metal is so much thicker and easier to weld tha ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
So Iím from finally getting round to rebuilding the engine after cleaning 60 odd years of mud and oil off it!

I have been through everything and itís not looked in too bad condition- The engine has ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Recycling at its best!

I wish i could fully dissassemble he engine in 5-10 mins and and reassemble in 20 mins - i need to get my act together!

I'm just waiting on an 17mm oil pump for my engine ...
  Topic: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
topnotch

Replies: 36
Views: 5471

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:30 am   Subject: Re: 52 Split Crotch Cooler Rebuild
Thanks for interesting information. Is there any chance you could post or send me the article on rebuilds and the vvwca newsletter if you still have them? My email is [email protected]

Thanks
  Topic: 25hp rebuild questions
topnotch

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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:25 am   Subject: Re: 25hp rebuild questions
Interestingly enough, i bought a brass distributor drive here -

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It doesnt fit the 25h ...
 
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