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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Best way to install body moldings Reply with quote

Hi Folks! Maybe someone ask for it before, but I couldnīt find anything... A friend and I are working on a '51, and the point we were not sure how to install molds in any Split -`cause of its shape- without damaging Splitīs moldingīs curves.
I never use this method, even in later models, I guess it only works w/stainless steel moldings:

http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Restore-Chrome-Molding-on-VW-Volkswagen-30438025

Is there a "correct" way to fix them on the body? is it the same for all models?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don`t tell me that the butcher from Roca street is trying to put a split together ....he should finish my customer`s 61 before he goes to the next level in pursue of perfection ......he`ll never get the black belt though Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

give me a call or come to my house , i can show you my split and discuss anything you want to know about it ....for free !!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! you really surprised me with that of "special body molding clips" for Splits.. not to mention that of Splits donīt use seals under BM.. Iīll looking for some pics on the web. See U.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

split clips are different from later clips , no rubber cupt under it except for some "witch" hats glued under the hood and doors .... too funny they will keep water between the body steel and the clip after you wash and dry the car ....correct me if i am wrong ...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a small piece of wood to press on the moldings to distribute the pressure and not leave a "thumb dimple".
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is just a clip issue , john , and the fact that he thought early cars would use the small rubber cups from the outside ....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 2 thin steel spattles to press on each side of a clip to prevent paint damage during assembly. Clip has sharp edges to cut paint on hole.

I use the same method to remove moldings.

Grooved moldings has no big risk for "thumb dimple", they are much more stiff than newer model molding.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do use 2 credit cards , either for instalation or removal of moldings Very Happy

never leave home without them Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Split Hood (not sure) Reply with quote

Hello

I have a 50, that is currently be restored (3 years ): I thought the bug was 100% original. However, I took a close look at the hood, and its only 3 tabs. Is there any possible way this could be original to the car ?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Split Hood (not sure) Reply with quote

williamjagers wrote:
Hello

I have a 50, that is currently be restored (3 years ): I thought the bug was 100% original. However, I took a close look at the hood, and its only 3 tabs. Is there any possible way this could be original to the car ?

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Is there a triangle underneath the hood with three small holes where the tabs go thru? Does each hood arm have three bolts? Is there a separate bolt for the hood prop? Is there holes for a hood badge?
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