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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Tie Rod and Drag Link discussion...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=700000

gonna just buy a new set, Dust boots are tuff to find.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Slowly but surely stuff is happening.

As I mentioned, I removed the front axle, cleaned and evaluated it. I think all I need is a gurb screw.

I have done the POR 15 3 part paint, then top coated it. I went with BLACK on the parts in the wheel wells, which will also be black. I had some gray, so I used it on the tubes. My great grand kids will be using this axle..... maybe their great grand kids.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I checked on the mobile sandblasting and that would be prefect. BUT the guy wants me to jack it up 4'. His price was $4/ft^2, also not bad. And I don't have any wheels on it. And I would need to get the Bus into the street.

So I decide to crawl under and start poking around and scraping the old undercoating off. Then I will probably go with the POR 15 3 part process. Marine Clean, then Metal Ready then Rust Proof coating..... No need for top coat under here. POR needs top coat cause UV rays are not friendly to it.


You can really see surface rust where the undercoating was LIGHT or poorly done. It takes a while to scrape it off, but it comes off easily. The hard part is all the obstructions.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

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it has been a while since i updated. But here is an after shot of under the front.

I used RUST CONVERTER to coat and seal the surface rust. Then the top coat is a good quality oil base paint. I went with Rustoleum. There are so many nooks and crannies this was a big job. Just saying.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Got tired of laying on my back and decided to start on some RUST at the passenger threshold.

YUCK...
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I removed the door and found a huge mess.... I'll post that.

The threshold looked like crap. But then I hit it with the grinder.... getting better.


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So, it was ground down to the metal and the holes, not bad looking now. THen I cut out the holes to patch and I painted it with RUST CONVERTER. Turns all the metal and rust..... BLACK. I hope I can weld over Gempler's.... I also soaked the inside with Converter too. THe purple is still wet.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

And about a month ago, I got a door....


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It is in much better shape than the original. New Bay, so I have purchased the bushings and small pins needed to put a new door on an old bus...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Passenger side floor patch panel. I bought a Just Kampers panel and I have trimmed it up nicely, if I do say so myself.

Just need to weld it in now. Finally something GOING ON the bus instead of being removed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Nice patch work. Hit that bare metal underneath with some weld through primer.
Looking good
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