Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Undercoating? 67 DC
Forum Index -> Split Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
doublecabmel
Samba Member


Joined: February 24, 2010
Posts: 119

doublecabmel is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:03 pm    Post subject: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Hey Guys, so I just did a full detail on my 67 DC that's all original Ca truck never hit, never paintwork, etc. The truck now has 62,000 miles and has been with me since the early 1970s. At any rate, I got ambitious with the staff and we cleaned and power washed the inner wheel-wells, front and rear, and there is no undercoating on the metal. Did they come with it? Like the early Porsches?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sled
Samba Member


Joined: February 16, 2005
Posts: 5550

sled is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

undercoat was a dealer add-on. Rarely seen on buses delivered to LA, but far more common on buses from the northeast for example.
_________________
drive your split.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BarryL Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: November 01, 2004
Posts: 12550
Location: Casa de Oro, California
BarryL is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Any photos you could show?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
doublecabmel
Samba Member


Joined: February 24, 2010
Posts: 119

doublecabmel is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Great to know! Iíll take some pics and then try to figure out how to post them!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hitest
Samba Member


Joined: September 30, 2008
Posts: 9873
Location: Prime Meridian, ID
hitest is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Having no undercoating is what has likely saved your bus. Apart from the barnacles and crustiness one gets close to shore- your bus has had maintenance I imagine. When the whole underside is sprayed with black goop people go longer to replace cables, brake lines, adjust front ends, etc. Let alone the seasonal bliss if falsely thinking your car is protected against everything.
_________________
EverettB wrote:

I wonder what the nut looks like.



'62 L390 151, '62 L469 117, '63 L380 113, '65 L512 265, '65 L31 SO-42, '66 L360 251, '71 L12 113, '74 ORG 181

FU#5
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
doublecabmel
Samba Member


Joined: February 24, 2010
Posts: 119

doublecabmel is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Think I got it

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 64353
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Clean! Yes, that is how they looked originally when no undercoat was applied.

My '63 looks similar, except dirty
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
zozo
Samba Member


Joined: October 15, 2005
Posts: 5200
Location: South of Ol' San Antonio
zozo is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

None on my 65

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
c21darrel
Samba Member


Joined: January 22, 2009
Posts: 7468
Location: San Dimas
c21darrel is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Undercoating? 67 DC Reply with quote

Mine did. It was a kosmoline type of stuff. Covered the entire underside too. These pics are after starting to clean it off. Tried Purple Power, Diesel, Gas, Thinner, everything I had in the garage. Original paint underneath. Also 67 DC. Also So Cal all its life.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
GhiaBuild
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=481184
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Split Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB