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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:22 pm    Post subject: Project Bitsa-1955 build thread Reply with quote

Well here we go volks from the fav oval color thread we got her stripped down, block sanded and ready to go to the paint shop!
After all the work I understand why paint jobs are expensive talk about labour intensive!
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Got side tracked and started a little polishing
October 1954 mm thought this was a 55??? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon the errors real newb at putting photos up heres the other two
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and the red interior that really limited the colour choice
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Really dirty but it cleans up well I have to get the drivers seat restiched
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, is it going to stay black?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No it's going blue L36 I think
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got the new 1957 engine cleaned up and repainted also did a box of all the smaller parts. Redid both bumpers and brackets I'm starting on the seat frames now ....I found out that once you restore a part a lot of the other parts that were ok when it was OG really start to look like crap so it's like a endless cycle Sad Hopefully I will get it done before the car comes back from the paint shop Confused
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Looks like i should invest in some heater boxes they are patched together work but look like crap! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kinda surprised by these wolf bumpers I was going to buy a new set but they cleaned up alright enough to run them till I get some cash for wolfburgwest ones
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Renier. Makes me miss it a little.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm working on it Very Happy once I got all the pieces restored I will lay them out on the garage floor and take a pic ...so far I've clean polished or painted every part of the car Shocked only eight pieces left.
I'm still having a hard time with the seat frames I degreased them sanded them and tried two different paint and primer combos just wont go on smooth .....................and then I have to start on the wiring harness! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wiring only looks complicated
once you pull the new harness through it is just a matter of conecting them and the diagram that comes with them are pretty decent

good luck with it looks like a great project
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to rebuild the harness in the car, needs minor work but Ive seen your car and a new one looks a lot better..which brand of harness did you use on your 55?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiring works but as far as i know all the vendors for the most part sell his kit.
for a couple hundred bucks you get a new harness and good connections,worth the money in my opinion
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have to order some stuff from WWest so I will look into it.......... what did you do for the wiper motor on 12V?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe i just changed the armature inside the unit to a later one.
i had a few motors kicking around and mix and matched to get what i needed.

i would have bought the unit ww sells but they were out at the time.

there is a guy who rebuilds them on here DL WEST i think and have herd nothing but great things about him
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I will look into it when I get closer to the install still undecided on going 12V again it really did a number on the semaphores.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok got all the small bits and pieces brackets etc done suprisingly most of the car fits in a plastic tub! (oval in a box)
Engines waiting on a decision to go back to 6v or porsche 12v generator and a arbarth exhaust or keep the custom set up?
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Head liner and rubber came in from WW just need to order carpet a wiring harness and a few other odds and ends ....suprisingly the car will end up with most of it's original parts as planned instead of filling it full of repro stuff Very Happy
Now I just have to wait for the body to come back from the paint shop Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're making some good progress! How long until the car comes back from paint? Mine is black with red too so I'm curious to see the blue L36 comes out. I'm still thinking I'm going black L41.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

L35 metal blue I have to wait a bit .... the painter hurt his back monday Sad so it's in primer but...
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