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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Single cab: work in progress Reply with quote

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I have had this single cab for a while now, but I am trying to make a push to get it on the road this year. I'm hoping that starting this thread will help keep me motivated and will possibly serve as a little inspiration to those of you out there that started with rusty metal.

I apologize if this thread is a bit heavy on the pictures.

Now for the story:
I acquired the single cab from one of my friends. He had bought up a few busses from a local VW guy. In the deal he had gotten a panel and a subhatch westy but he was really looking for a single cab.

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While he was on the hunt for a single cab, he came across KevinMc who was looking to get rid of an old single cab in trade for a camper. They worked out a trade and we went a grabbed the single cab and we dropped off the subhatch. It was a shame to see the subhatch go, but at the time a single cab was the goal. In the mean time my friend gets a deal on another single cab so he let me take the older single cab.

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When I first got the single cab, we wheeled it into the shop and we got own to business trying to figure out what all it needed. We actually spent one night just getting it drivable, but decided we needed to attack all of the rust. This should give you an idea of what all was bad:

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The chassis number is 225168. I'm not sure if ths makes it a '56 or '57, but either way it's cool to me.

More to come...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to get to work:
I started by removing the old floor of the truck bed. The metal was very thin. Getting this out would allow me to get to the cargo area so I could repair it.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, yes, yes!! nice early truck!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is no such thing as too many pictures! thanks for sharing and good luck on that very vice single
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Time to get to work:
I started by removing the old floor of the truck bed. The metal was very thin. Getting this out would allow me to get to the cargo area so I could repair it.


Nothing like drilling out a shitload of spot welds. Nice SC, good luck on the project.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the rotten cargo floor out, cleaned up all of the structural metal pieces and sprayed a coat of Por15 on everything. Then I started on replacing the cargo floor.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovin the stance!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nothing like drilling out a shitload of spot welds. Nice SC, good luck on the project.


Yeah, it wasn't fun drilling all of those. Some were so rusty I couldn't even tell where they were so I could drill them. Usually the rusty ones just would peel up when we lifted up on the sheetmetal.

It took quite a bit of time though...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice man ,more the pics the better Smile
Whats the plans for the paint? going with the orig. color?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a donor for the bed, so I could put it back together. I plan on using the single cab for work and hauling stuff around, so I decided a used bed would be o.k. I'd hate to mess up a pristine floor that's for sure.

Did I mention that I hate drilling spot welds?

Sorry no before picture of the donor.

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These images are before it was welded in. I was worried about it being too warped but I put bags of sand on the various sections while we tacked it down. It worked great!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice man ,more the pics the better
Whats the plans for the paint? going with the orig. color?


Yeah, I think I'm going to go with the Dove Blue. I don't want to mess this bus up for anyone who might own it after me. It seems there are a TON of Dove Blue singles cabs out there though. I need to pick up it's birth certificate though so I can find out more about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Takes lots of dedication to do what your doing, keep hammering it out. It`ll be worth it when your done.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I remember seeing this one in the classifieds (I think) when I was shoppin' for an SC. Too much of a project for me at the time. Glad to see it's getting some some well-deserved justice!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question? how does welding the new (used) bed on with the por 15 coating everything work can you weld through it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Question? how does welding the new (used) bed on with the por 15 coating everything work can you weld through it?


No, you can't weld through it. I took a flap wheel and sanded it off anywhere I was welding.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice thread. Looks like from the vin # it's a late January or February '57.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey cool stuff man! I've got a 57' dove blue single cab!

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It's awesome so see so many photos. Right now my SC is my driver, but it definitely needs some sheet metal attention, especially the floors and lower nose area. It's good to see you tackling the job, and helps me know what I'd need to get into if I decide to tackle that stuff! I'll be watching!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that looks awesome! I hope mine looks half as good as yours.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score.

Keep us updated with progress.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior metal is in pretty good shape. I had a few small cracks in the door, but nothing too bad. I'll have to patch the floor on the pass and driver side eventually. Need to get some proper patches for these though.

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