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Pete VW
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Off to paint Reply with quote

Here is my Thing going off to body shop. Fixing a few rust areas and going with a new color. I will post some pictures as my build progresses.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Wow it looks like it just got back from paint.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:23 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

At 20 feet it looks pretty good but up close there's several spots were the Bando from a paint job nine years ago is swelling out with rust behind. The pan is solid. I am making a removable panel for easier motor install and switching to euro style tail lights.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

She does look fr sh from paint! Good to get it back under. Patrol now, before she rots further!

Are You making the whole tail removable, or just doing the GI Joe mod to the apron?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Pete VW wrote:
At 20 feet it looks pretty good but up close there's several spots were the Bando from a paint job nine years ago is swelling out with rust behind. The pan is solid. I am making a removable panel for easier motor install and switching to euro style tail lights.


Going to copy my paint color and light setup?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

I might as well go with new tail lights. Next I might as well cut out a panel to make engine install/removal easy. Not a good picture.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

I believe the Euro lights were the amber over red. Not like US Split Window all red that requires a different wiring setup. .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Semper_Dad wrote:
I believe the Euro lights were the amber over red. Not like US Split Window all red that requires a different wiring setup. .


Yep:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing that out. I am new to VW's and Things. Learning as I go.
Looks like Euro will fit. I will be running a new wiring harness so I will be able to get either style to work.
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