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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Looking beautiful!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Left side A pillar in.
This one took some persuading because the A pillar was twisted from the previous wreck, but I got it back in line.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Got the support welded in.
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Time to start fitting for a nose job.
Trying to keep as much OG nose as possible.
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Fitting nicely.
Once I get this where I want it I'll mark and then locate the lower nose panel first.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Lower nose panel welded on

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

This might be obvious to you but it was totally a duh moment for me BUT: did you make sure your lower hammered lip area of your nose panel interfaces with the lip on your outer valence and also your butt weld seam before you welded it on? I got lucky on mine and it was stupidly close but I had that sinking feeling at one point after the out valence was on where I went hmmmmmmmm and started getting clammy!


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Lower nose panel welded on

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

ryans65 wrote:
This might be obvious to you but it was totally a duh moment for me BUT: did you make sure your lower hammered lip area of your nose panel interfaces with the lip on your outer valence and also your butt weld seam before you welded it on? I got lucky on mine and it was stupidly close but I had that sinking feeling at one point after the out valence was on where I went hmmmmmmmm and started getting clammy!


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Lower nose panel welded on

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Very Happy Yep...I pre-fitted the nose and marked the lip location on the A pillars so I had reference points. I also have been using a plumb bob for dead center.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Haha nice! I'm still thinking about how lucky I got on that one lol. It just never crossed my mind when I was doing my lower nose work!

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This might be obvious to you but it was totally a duh moment for me BUT: did you make sure your lower hammered lip area of your nose panel interfaces with the lip on your outer valence and also your butt weld seam before you welded it on? I got lucky on mine and it was stupidly close but I had that sinking feeling at one point after the out valence was on where I went hmmmmmmmm and started getting clammy!


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Lower nose panel welded on

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Very Happy Yep...I pre-fitted the nose and marked the lip location on the A pillars so I had reference points. I also have been using a plumb bob for dead center.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Been awhile since an update so I guess it's time Cool


Got the lower nose skin fitted and welded


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Started fitting the left dogleg next.
Setting door gaps first...had to heat and tweak the lower hinge a little.
Got it to pull in pretty straight

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Welded in

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Finishing up lower wheelhouse and left side floor section.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

On to the right side...this one will take much more repair. This section appears to have some old wreck damage that is wrinkled and ugly, plus some blobs of brass all along the outer edge where someone brazed it.
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I put a WTB on the classifieds and was fortunate enough to locate a really clean section from a Samba member.
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Right side done
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Looking good. Great job on that driver door gap!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Man! You are knockin' it out, way to go!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Trying to shake off the winter blahs as well as recovering from rotator cuff surgery. I dug through photos of this build that haven't been posted online yet and realized I forgot to bring everyone up to the current level of progress.

Larry's truck was missing the correct 2 year only humpback seat which proved to be scarce as hens teeth to find as well as needing a king's ransom to obtain.

His truck did however come with a mismatch of a seat bottom from the rear of a double cab and a seat back from a pre 1961 bus. We're going to make these work. First we found a set of pre '61 seat back rests and I fitted them. Next I'll make some supports for the seat bottom.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

Finished the repaired wheel houses and floors ready for paint.

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Also, Larry wants to keep this truck looking fairly stock but wanted a modern stereo to crank up his favorite German Polkas. He bought a RetroSound stereo that looks like a stock VW radio but has modern innerts. We also devised a plan to hide the speakers behind/underneath the seat.
Larry made this stealthy speaker mount that slides under the double cab seat bottom since it is straight across like a barn door seat and doesn't drop down to follow the contours of the 1962 floor.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

The last thing I did before shutting down for my shoulder surgery was to replace the lower windshield surround.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

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Repairing another rotten hinge mount. Same technique as the other side.

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Taking a section from a bus rear hatch repair piece

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This post and approach saved me a load of headache, grief, frustration, and time. Don't know why I didn't think about this before, but I fortunately came across this post recently, while avoiding the treasure chest hinge mount repairs on my own single cab haha.

After decades, the original treasure chest door can be mounted to the body instead of sitting in the storage compartment haha!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

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Fifty-Eight Rag wrote:
Repairing another rotten hinge mount. Same technique as the other side.

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Taking a section from a bus rear hatch repair piece

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This post and approach saved me a load of headache, grief, frustration, and time. Don't know why I didn't think about this before, but I fortunately came across this post recently, while avoiding the treasure chest hinge mount repairs on my own single cab haha.

After decades, the original treasure chest door can be mounted to the body instead of sitting in the storage compartment haha!
Thanks!


No problem...glad my twisted mind could help. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt" Reply with quote

I hope your shoulder surgery went well and I wish you a speedy and full recovery! Nice work you are doing on this Transporter!

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