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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Hi everyone my spare tire well Is rusted through i cant seem to find the metal pre cut like they have for the beetle? Can someone link me one? Or is there anything else I can do for it?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

cut it out, weld a plate over it and stick the tire on the nose. Otherwise drill the spot welds and put one in from a donor.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Hello.
Yes, do it right. Try the classifieds for a piece from a donor bus..... There are sellers on this site that are in your neck of the woods.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

In new here sorry I'm only seeing for the beetle in classifieds.... or type 3
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Hello,
Hit Classifieds, go down the list to Parts catogory, select Type 2/Bus Bay window 1968-79. Once on the Parts Bay window page, use the "search this section" search box(Top left above pictures). Type in what you are looking for, then hit search.
I just typed in "spare tire" and found one in FL. Also search "Parting out" as your term. "Donor buses" show up that someone may sell you that piece.
Hope this helps.
You will not find a new replacement piece of sheetmetal, just used from a donor bus... Unless the guys over the pond make one????.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

How did s spare tIre well rust like that?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

is this a full resto bus? cause if its just for fun, that spots' a good candidate for a simple fibreglass patch, and it won't cause the next guy much trouble if he wants to do it right some day

yeah yeah I know
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:33 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

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How did s spare tIre well rust like that?

I had a bus 2 years ago that had a leak in the rear (side) window that pooled water in the tire well
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
How did s spare tIre well rust like that?

Hello,
That little rubber drain plug not working....
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

If you aren't doing a resto, cut a piece of thin plywood to the size of the back "floor" and just cover it over.

Or just take a piece of sheet metal from HD and hammer it to something resembling that and place that in there to re-enforce it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

It's for me just wanting to make usable and makesure it isnt gonna cause more damage thanks everyone(:
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Catsaysrawr wrote:
It's for me just wanting to make usable and makesure it isnt gonna cause more damage thanks everyone(:


Then Ospho/por/grease/whatever you want to prevent the rust and cover it with something non-permanent so you can check on it from time to time. Honestly, it looks like it'd still hold a tire fine.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

cut it out and mount a diesel heater on the underside there..
win win
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Volkswagen westfalia spare tire well rusted out Reply with quote

Cut a radial in half and then use it to rubber line it.
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