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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:58 am    Post subject: My 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

saved her form the junkyard back then, we've had 5 wonderfull years of joy together !
did almost every aircooled car shows in belgium, holland ... the car is too far gone for a resto... so a good body swap and a new set of pans should keep the vin nr alive !

i traded a set of porsche cayenne wheels for a decent body ( 100 times better then my previous one) the new body requires the undersides of the left and right flanks, the nose was hard and straight, also rustfree!, the rear and espically the engine space is very bad, so here we go...


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here is my car, the body in a sad state, floorpans welded to the body, several times, also the fenders welded to the body and a lot of bondo and misc. parst on there by the p.o , patched it up as good as we could, lasted for 5 years now (always outdoors in belgian climate)


the new donor body, first things first

some welding




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other side


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so far so good, no over to the rear, the sides of the engine in the engine bay are different from my old one ? my engine side is straight, this one is curved, so out with the sides

hopefully i can swap them and they will be not too bad from my old car...[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Keep going we have build Things in worst shape check them out on our website http://kubeltreffen181.com
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Nice , some good work going on there , what colour are you painting it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:57 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

thanks guys !

yes, this car was a write off about 12 years ago i think, so now getting it going for another 20 plus years .

i don't want to paint it army green again.... (because here in our small country there are dozens of it nowadays...


thinking about ral 7016 or ral 7021, panzergrau / stumpfmatt

that means i have to paint my seats and canvas top in a differtn color than original ...

planning on not running the front bars, and og mirrors, i have an old searchlight/mirror for my driverside...

if i cant find a cheap 3 spoke steering wheel i also want to put that in, first rescueing what can be rescued from my old body
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:59 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Army green is awesome Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

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my last piece of the rear is in !

my helpers came and tilted the body back on the floor with me, now it's sanding time ! they just smiled and left Smile

the only thing i need to weld to the body now is the one around the motor, that piece will hopefully be pulled of my old body, the sizes and shape was different ?

maybe the body was made for a fuel injected one ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

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this is how i spend my weekend in grey belgium.

this week more sanding and putting filler on, ... i don't like filler but a little bit of filler is needed to get the most of the battlescars out of her !

still in search for left side fenders and doors..........
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

that looks like how i spend my weekends here in Florida Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

at least you get a nice tan in the sun ! Very Happy

anayway, still sanding everything ! inside and out, i hope to spray the shell this weekend in its first cover of ' red menie' some european primer/ anti rust /...

so far no luck with the left side fender search...........
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Nice work joghia !
This Bundeswehr made in Germany 181 had some roll over .
I could save the back and some pieces .
Hard work to free the fenders ...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

i witnessed a roll over once, in the middle of the night at the campsite of le bug show in spa a few years ago......

wasn't pretty ....


that left front fender looks nice Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Hello joghia
The left front fender is for a friend ... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

so far nothing to report, sanding, and sanding, till my hands shake too much..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Hi ,Yo

This is where i am at right now.
Time dor collor.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

HIGHTOWER wrote:
Hi ,Yo

This is where i am at right now.
Time dor collor.
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Hi
What is this colour ?
I prefer something more "greenish" , I would like to try moss grey RAL 7003 https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-7003-moss-grey
on a door Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Hi,this is the primer after wettsanding Very Happy .
Next i think steppebeige with black bumpers.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

Barely resembles the original Thing, very nice work so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

very nice koen ! straight as hell !

here some sanding pics

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

time for some redness !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: my 181 bundeswehr olf friend, time to do a body swap ... Reply with quote

still looking for left fenders and doors

mine are just too bad to put time in it and use..
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