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laneven28
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We then set the body on the chassis for a final time, and bolted it down. That was one big check mark on the to do list!

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1954 Iceland Green Euro 3-Fold Oval
1956 Iris Blue Convertible
1958 Pearl White Lowlight KG Convertible
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the body permanently mounted to the chassis, we then hung the doors. Much to my surprise, they fit like a glove. We’ve been very fortunate with body & door alignments on this car. Also mounted the front driver’s fender – the only one I have at the moment!

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over this past weekend, we began installing the WW headliner. Padding is all in, and we finished the door pillars. We’re happy with how they came out, but there’s a lot more to go!

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I just came across this build and I must say it has been very enjoyable to read/see! I was around 12-13 when my dad gave me my first bug. We worked on it together too. We didnt do the level of work you all have done, but it was something I will always remember! Approximately 25 years later I am building another bug and lets just say my 9 year old daughter likes to help some! Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome job. How often is Wade going to go outside and find both his car and his dad MIA?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Good build.. Reply with quote

Very cool build with your boys. I remember my 68 bug build with my dad at 15. I am sure your boys will look back at this build later in life with a smile on thier faces "like mine right now" spending time with their dad and a great car. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danno627 wrote:
Awesome job. How often is Wade going to go outside and find both his car and his dad MIA?


Probably more than he'd like, especially while I'm "fine tuning" it. I've warned him that process could take several months Smile

Thanks for all the support and comments everyone!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing. Great job!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howzit going boys? Are we going to see that beautiful Turkis bug running this summer?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jzjames wrote:
Howzit going boys? Are we going to see that beautiful Turkis bug running this summer?


Absolutely! We're driving hard to have the car ready for the Wasatch Classic on July 20, and I think we're going to make it.

We're at the point in the headliner installation that we need to put in the ragtop mechanism, so we're in the middle of putting it together now. We spayed the cover with the green dye but the color came out too similar to the car, so I had another batch of hydrate green mixed up last week and ordered a new cover from CIP1. Just waiting for it to arrive sometime this week to keep that moving along. I was hoping we could just re-spray the cover we've already dyed, but the paint shop said if the layers get too thick it would likely peel, especially on a folding ragtop. Sucks to buy it twice, but luckily it was on sale Smile

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Carpet and padding were installed late last week, and we're very happy with how they turned out.

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The window rubber from WW didn't turn out so great - it's crap. We tried for several hours on Friday and Saturday to get it and the trim secured to the back window and quarters and it just would not hold in place. We tried so many ways to get it to stay on - tape, several people holding it, and nothing would work. We finally gave up in pure frustration. I marched back inside and ordered a German set with molded corners, so we now have to wait for that to arrive as well. And figure out what to do with the useless WW rubber...

Our painter brought the re-painted fenders to us late Saturday night, so we got them mounted to the car. Looks like a real car again. We finished the night by mocking up a green running board to see how it will look when done.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

near complete now. good work.

Here is a link to an original ragtop and i think that it looks like a much darker colour than the turkis car colour.

Hope you understand what i mean.

http://boxerville.se/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4430&p=2&login=1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vanagonswede wrote:
near complete now. good work.

Here is a link to an original ragtop and i think that it looks like a much darker colour than the turkis car colour.

Hope you understand what i mean.

http://boxerville.se/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4430&p=2&login=1


I can't get the link to work but I agree the ragtop color needs to be darker than the car. Hopefully my second batch of color will be closer to the original. The test spray looks dead on so hopefully it will look the same on the new cover.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it turns out as nice as those running boards, where did you get that matt?
The boys are going to be experienced auto trimmers when this is through Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW sells the matt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a Picture of a turkis ragtop. I got the picture from a guy called Kalle in sweden.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car , makes me want to build a stock car.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jzjames wrote:
Hope it turns out as nice as those running boards, where did you get that matt?
The boys are going to be experienced auto trimmers when this is through Laughing


Yea, Wade is already talking about opening up a restoration shop. He's really enjoyed the process, and has a natural talent for this stuff. And his younger brother is already chomping at the bit to get his ghia going. I think they're both infected now!

Got the green running boards from WW. High quality & heavy duty.

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here is a Picture of a turkis ragtop. I got the picture from a guy called Kalle in sweden.


Thanks for the pic. That color looks very similar to the new batch of dye so fingers crossed it comes out looking right. The new ragtop cover arrived yesterday so we'll prep and spray it either this evening or tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

txgreasemunky63 wrote:
Beautiful car , makes me want to build a stock car.


Thanks. Makes me laugh that from your perspective we're building a stock car - it's modified quite a bit from my stand point, although I love how it's turning out.

Great job on that 58 rag you're putting together. Watching it closely!
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