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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Leviman2001's '73 Super Build Reply with quote

So I've been hanging around and talking about my car, but it's finially time for a build thread. So far it's pretty much A rolling shell, and I'm doing the body work and getting it rubbed up for paint. I'm doing the bodywork and paint in a summer school class, but the class ends next week's wendsday so I might not get it completely painted. Sad But thats okay, because We've got a walled off carport at home that I can paint in (and it's set up for it) but it's not quite as nice as a proper downdraft paint booth.
But anyhow, what you all want is pictures, sorry crappy cell phone, but hey appreciate it, I had to sneak the cell phone out on a break.

Here she sits in all her blurry.
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Hood sits wrong (drivers side)
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Passenger side
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A better (but still s*@%) overview
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I really need help getting this hood aligned and I don't think it's been hit, the apron's been changed but I think both front fenders are OG (they have the undercoating on them). And I don't see any seams inside the trunk (frunk?).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good. i think you should check the hinges out. it seems they are a little high and a little too far out. may have to bend some metal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thats what I was thinking, Is there a way to take them off?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great so far, wish I had a class where I could paint/do bodywork on my car...nothing of the sort is offered here. Keep us posted!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not sure on supers but i think they can unbolt. not sure though. its been over a decade since ive had one.(super that is).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, well to me it looks like a shaft type thing is spot welded to the airbox, then the hinge goes on that shaft with a clip holding it on, but the hinge has worn out so it flops about and also is bent. On the body work today i sprayed some more sealer and bonded a spot on one of the fenders, otherwise its just feather edging and sanding and she's paint bound!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The class is over now, not quite finished but getting there. The paint is so damn thick and built up on this thing that to feather edge it you have to go a long ways, and in this class the teacher made us do it by hand (to get a feel for it) Rolling Eyes so thats what took the longest seeing as how the entire car had chips on every panel Evil or Very Mad . Anyhow pics!

It's not as smooth as it looks Embarassed
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Interior is next up
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Might put these ultra comfy olds aroura front buckets in
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And probably will put in this subaru rear seat
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I finially got it into a place where I can work on the body! I also had a friend over (no bodywork experince) and showed him what to do, and somehow he just got it bam! He smoothed some stuff on the apron and sanded in A body line where someone shaved the trim and then it rusted on their job so i had to grind their niiiice bondo job out Crying or Very sad . Anyhow, pics!

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Where he cut the body line
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Cleaned off the package tray
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No rust through in it either! Shocked for a car in Alaska, this thing is INSANELY solid.
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The final picture...
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Oh yes, I'm detailing the door latches.

Did I post the picture I photoshopped of my end goal?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great so far, I'll be taking the bodywork plunge with my '72 Super soon...feathering the edges of all of those fantastic rusty rock chips that are ALL OVER the front of my car is gonna suck.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRustySuper wrote:
Looking great so far, I'll be taking the bodywork plunge with my '72 Super soon...feathering the edges of all of those fantastic rusty rock chips that are ALL OVER the front of my car is gonna suck.


oh man, feather edging rock chips sucks, I'll tell you that that right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow I missed this entire thread until today. Embarassed
BUT:
Cool! You're actually doing a lot of work on your car, while mine is just sitting and sitting and sitting... Laughing
I'm watching this thread! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you get to drive yours, right?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeviMan2001 wrote:
But you get to drive yours, right?

Not anymore! The seats and floor are out... Shocked
Once I finally get the floor put back in and the interior put back in it is going to the local VW mechanic for the brakes because I am afraid of messing those up...

Besides, you can drive your orange Super, right? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't, we switched the insurance for my winter car (which is definitely more safe and reliable).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not driving my car suckkss. It hasn't left the driveway in over a month. And to think that we used to drive it once a week Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never driven my car outside the cul-de-sac...which makes me unhappy. It hasn't moved in at least two months!!! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i went from daily for over a year to havent driven it since march Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hate it 'cos the car is perfectly capable of being driven, but it hasn't left the neighborhood since sometime in May, and the driveway in over a month. Apparently, since I have a new car, I'm not allowed to enjoy my old one Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my daily is pretty fun to drive and unique/rare too so it's all good. Unfortunately it's worth nothing Laughing (I bought it for $800)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updates? Wink
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