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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: 1957 dd kombi sunroof clone Reply with quote

keep prepping the double door for blasting. so i keep going through the layers of history and past "restorations" so by removing this........
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you get this




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the previous restorer was very competent note the use of galvanised materials to prevent any future corrosion. you would imagine the vw engineers that did the design really blew it missing this option
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YUCK!

Good luck with your project! Thanks for fixing the pictures!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least they didn't want the rust comming back Laughing I found plastic wrap and caulking under the steel sheets that were pop-riveted to the floor of my bus. I think some people figure if they sandwich crap between enough layers of goop and undercoating, that its a good solid repair... Razz

What's really funny is when you read autobody forums like Hotrodders.com and the "experts" recommend gluing new panels on with auto adhesive like the new car manufactures do. Why would a new car manufacture want to do anything that would make the car last more than 10-15 years? Yes, thats what I was thinking too.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like there is/was more fibreglass in your bus then you would see on the average canoe!

have you come across any concerte in the bus- that is another popular way to "fix" rust- ditto with 300 gallons of oil sprayed underneath the bus on top of the rust- that is a real joy to try and clean off!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Pimp my Ride shit there!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

figured for kicks at lunch i would do some unrestoration of the drivers dogleg

i went from this

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to this

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but the floors were sweet

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not really

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well at least if the safaris leak it wont puddle
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the world of East-Coast Bus-ownership!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that looks like a nightmare. Is it worth it? Is it the 57 DD in your gallery?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My whole cargo floor was covered with roofing tar and then a sheet (or two) of 3/4" plywood (screwed down every 6" with machine screws). It did preserve the OG paint on the floor, but I screwed it more trying to get all the gunk out. Now I got holes and dents EVERYWHERE.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought it for a fun project and i can already feel the waves of relaxing enjoyment coming. yes it is the same bus as in my webshots. i just hand stripped about 8 real layers of paint and two layers of graphiti. seeing as i bought this bus for less than a set of webers i got no worries. besides it is all uphill from here
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that looks relaxing! Laughing Have fun with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To speed up the process use a 7 in grinder (cheapie harbor frieght one) with a 36 grit disk or......my all time favorite, propane torch and a 4" scraper. Just heat the bondo, don't burn it, and it will sluff off with the scraper much easier. Shhh
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWBobby wrote:
To speed up the process use a 7 in grinder (cheapie harbor frieght one) with a 36 grit disk or......my all time favorite, propane torch and a 4" scraper. Just heat the bondo, don't burn it, and it will sluff off with the scraper much easier. Shhh


I'll have to give that a shot on my 67.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love dealing with previous repairs, i used to have a collection at the last bodyshop i worked for. Items like: tin foil, drywall tape, screen door, chicken wire, newspaper, expandable spray foam, cardboard, duct tape,
plywood, plexiglass, fiberglass and layers upon layers of plastic filler, it just cracks me up what people will use to make a repair.

Some repairs were downrite scary, people fixing wadded up quarter panels with chicken wire and bondo Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt K. wrote:
I love dealing with previous repairs, i used to have a collection at the last bodyshop i worked for. Items like: tin foil, drywall tape, screen door, chicken wire, newspaper, expandable spray foam, cardboard, duct tape,
plywood, plexiglass, fiberglass and layers upon layers of plastic filler, it just cracks me up what people will use to make a repair.

Some repairs were downrite scary, people fixing wadded up quarter panels with chicken wire and bondo Shocked


How about the tail of an old flannel shirt? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

years ago i had a dorm camper that included a battery box made from a pair of jeans soak in polyester resin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought i would post some of todays unrestoration progress. still stripping the bus to blast and had to tackle the stripped 6mm rear hatch screws. i ended up having to plug weld nut to them and attack with a wrench.
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two wins two loses
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apron just came in from howard vw in new york not perfect and not correct seems fitting

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going to have to work on the mounts as well seems there was a problem at some point

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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paint almost totally removed
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