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joel55bug
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:27 am    Post subject: Re: Our 1956 Texas Brew (one piece at a time) Reply with quote

63ziggy wrote:
Dad checking in

easy on that ragtop idea

someone creating additional work..........

dear old dad says focus on what needs to be done even though it would be cool

Thanks for the props guys


I only meant instead of replacing that small roof section by the drip rail. It just looked like a more involved task to do what he did but I do respect the effort. Keep the updates coming.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Our 1956 Texas Brew (one piece at a time) Reply with quote

Small update this time. We figured out a fix for the headliner dilemma... kind of rigged but it will be hidden from site / should do its job. Ended up using 22ga sheet and some 1/8" rod along with a new toy from HF (electric shears).

Shaped template using poster board:

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Adding the rod to the edge:
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Test fitting:
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Tacked in place:
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Also spent some time this weekend building a rolling body stand, I'll post pics of that once it is put together. For the meantime, we pulled her out to dust off and got the body up on sawhorses so we could get access to the engine (shoe-horned in there).

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Also, Dad finished up most of the welding on the front quarter repair:
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Lifting in stages:
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Up on the temporary stand:
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Next project...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Our 1956 Texas Brew (one piece at a time) - Has come to an end Reply with quote

Fast Forward 4 months landing mid-September

All good projects have to come to an end. This one will be one that needs someone else's love, sweat and tears. After a year of working on her, my son and I came to the realization we lost the passion for this project.

She has found a new home in California.

Some pics of her departure.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Our 1956 Texas Brew (one piece at a time) Reply with quote

Sad

I hope the new owner will post here with updates and see the car through to completion and driving.

Do you plan on buying a more complete vehicle (hopefully a VW) that is running and registered, that you can work on while already driving it?
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Our 1956 Texas Brew (one piece at a time) Reply with quote

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Do you plan on buying a more complete vehicle (hopefully a VW) that is running and registered, that you can work on while already driving it?


Rome - I ended up w/ a 914 project that I've been working on for the last couple of years now. Build thread here. Not quite a VW, but close enough.

As for Dad (63ziggy), he is still enjoying the Thing we resto'd a few years ago now. I'm not sure what his next project will be once I get my 914 out of his garage #Bad Talk
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