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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:35 pm

progress is slow as i only get to make noise on sundays....... between doing chores.

Goodies from Texas.... still have some rot, but better than what i have.
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I had to pull out the 73 on Sunday to bust out the 74 that that has been sleeping all winter.
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some better shots of the smashed and rotted rockers
DS rear
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PS front
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DS front
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new rear 'apron' outside in the daylight
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:48 pm

After all the musical cars, I unbolted the body from the pan. She has only been on there for about 5-6 years so its came over very easily.... all but one that started spinning. Sliced up the DS front and see what I had to deal with, l;luckily that was the loose nut. A 12 mm wrench fit perfect.

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lifted up the body
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NOS mexican section awaits
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I cute the old panel off with cut off wheel, but just then the wifer got back home. I helped per with the grocerys and liam, and had a quick chat. I returned back to the garage..... smelt and saw smoke. I nearly $hit myself bc her car was now in the driveway, and this thing was up in the air. I quickly ripped out all the fenders and stuff inside the car and saw this. ( naturally took a picture first)
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I guess the sparks form the cut off wheel ignited the horse hair from the the seat. Wow. I sometime play with the car for 30 minutes in the AM before work. Not anymore!
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needless to car, tonite was ' clean out the interior' work
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nice rot!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Glenn A » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:26 am

Looks good. I'm so paranoid over those little fires. You really need to stay on top of that shit. I had some undercoating go up on me last night. Of course welding and grinding while my right shoulder is leaning on a 10 gallon fuel tank was enough to keep me alert.
That interior corner looks like it should be fun.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby AoT » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:41 am

What a wake up call. Glad your firefighting training was put to use!!

Looks like your making progress on the rot, should make it easier on the eyes. Glad your rescue parts are on the way! :P
Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Thanks for all the support guys and gals.

Took the day off today for a mental health day ( aka... work on the VW day)

I lost one mount that connects the rocker to the pan, so first clean up the metal, then I yanked one out of a donor section. I ran a tap through it and welded it in.
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Addressed the hole behind the DS front tire .
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Since the rocker was open I was able to weld a plate from behind
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then I welded another panel flush on top, then grinded her down.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:45 pm

DS inside rocker rot

original rot
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Patch panel cut out of the ' donor door', sanded, bent
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dry fit
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stripped
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grinded
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:51 pm

DS rocker

cut out the old dented metal



trimmed the NOS panel to fit the enlarged hole
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Added some metal behind the new section so that the seams would be perfect
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painted the entire reachable inside of the rocker with rust preventative paint
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final dry fit
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tacked on.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Glenn A » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:52 pm

Cool
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:21 am

Very cool!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby AoT » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:32 am

Nice work, you really thought that one through!
Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby gotboost79 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 am

you gonna get the body blasted when you're done?
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:57 am

gotboost79 wrote:you gonna get the body blasted when you're done?

I was thinking about it, but I don't think so. I wanna drive this thing daily, If I make it too nice and spend too much money on it, it will surely burn my a$$, when it gets some dings from rock chips, interior scratches from swap meet finds and home depot runs, etc. I think I'll spot blast any areas that looks questionable and save the cost of a whole body blasting for something else that will be more along the lines of a 'ten', like an oval or something. Good idea tho Marc
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Glenn A » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:13 pm

I think this car needs to keep that arctic camo look. Get it straight and smooth and flat. And then lay that camo back on there for real out of a gun. Make sure the paint shop adds flatener to the paint to knock down the shine.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby gotboost79 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:12 pm

I concur.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby mannys66 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:22 pm

No Doubt
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Raj wrote: I wanna drive this thing daily, If I make it too nice and spend too much money on it, it will surely burn my a$$, when it gets some dings from rock chips, interior scratches from swap meet finds and home depot runs, etc. ...


Exactly the reason my buggy is rockin' the Rustoleum rattlecan look.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:08 pm

Spent mt lunch hour buying some crap for the car.....

Eastwood rust encapsulator ( RE) / seam sealer/ and 100 chip brushes are in route. I'll paint over anything I touch or that is rusty.

PS - looks like someone f'ed up @ eastwood and is selling RE and SS cheaper on Ebay than on there website. OOPs for them.... but better for me. If your in need, grab it up!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370585618866?ss ... 1439.l2649

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You gotta love the fact that a ' hotrod' company like Eastwood has a VW decklid on there product. Check out the RE label.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Glenn A » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:21 pm

Raj wrote:PS - looks like someone f'ed up @ eastwood and is selling RE and SS cheaper on Ebay than on there website. OOPs for them.... but better for me.


I heard they sell there expired items out the backdoor to ebay sellers. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby mannys66 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:25 pm

Glenn A wrote:
Raj wrote:PS - looks like someone f'ed up @ eastwood and is selling RE and SS cheaper on Ebay than on there website. OOPs for them.... but better for me.


I heard they sell there expired items out the backdoor to ebay sellers. :lol: :lol:

All kidding aside, I've heard that from multiple sources from my other club.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:27 pm

Glenn A wrote:
Raj wrote:PS - looks like someone f'ed up @ eastwood and is selling RE and SS cheaper on Ebay than on there website. OOPs for them.... but better for me.


I heard they sell there expired items out the backdoor to ebay sellers. :lol: :lol:



Somehow, I dont think that the shelf life of this item is that short. I have no experience taking things in the back door, so I'm gonna stick with my funny ass long winded theory. 3 listings, all same product number and seller.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... Categories
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby mannys66 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:33 pm

Raj wrote: I have no experience taking things in the back door.

That's not what I've heard :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:03 pm

cut cut cut as I slowly disect this thing

Its actually 5 sections of metal. so Its interested as figure out how I'll peice thins thing back together
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this is the hurdle right now. Take apart the donor metal, repair it, then replace the old.
Its really 3 jobs, inner rocker, outer rocker, and then the splash panel.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:47 pm

Makes my brain hurt just thinking about it!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:48 am

Big_kid wrote:Makes my brain hurt just thinking about it!

Lol. Me too Charlie. Kinda like German soduko!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:09 pm

cleaned up the outer skin today

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