Beetle corrosion - the horror!

  1. Olderisbetter

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    From the nice shining car i had to this now after doing a few bits, But i find it odd the more primer and messy it looks the more i like the shape. [​IMG]
     
  2. rcx132

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    It's a lovely car. Weird isn't it, such an old design and yet it universally appeals to so many people.
     
  3. Nell#2

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    Heater channel end plates are horrid things just make your own. Are you butting or jogging the rear qrt in?
     
  4. armalites Member

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    @Olderisbetter in the first picture it looked like you had sloping headlights(may just be the angle) but in the second picture they are upright?
     
  5. Olderisbetter

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    They are upright, I think it is just the angle and not having the head lamps in, I would love to make it into a slope headlamp looker but parts get costly, I found time to throw mine back together a bit more this week after i took the front beam off, I needed to get it moved as it was in the way of my footings, It looks ok underneath appart from a small hole both side right in front of the bottom door hinge.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Crater Creator

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    The new patch panel comes joggled but I'm going to cut that off and butt weld it in place.
    I've been removing the underseal, and found that the body filler woes extend a bit further than I'd thought. Not a show-stopper though, just uncovered a couple of previous weld repair which are not too bad and will do fine with a bit of a tidy up.
     
  7. daedalusminos Member

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    Make sure you remove all combustibles from inside the car adjacent to the weld area (that sound deadening for example) or you could have more than fireworks this weekend
     
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  8. Nell#2

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    That's an intresting front beam is it narrowed
     
  9. Olderisbetter

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    Yes its narrowed 4"s and has a adjusters to lower it, The hubs are after market parts aswell which are 2"s lower so it sits very low and narrow, It does make it hard to drive unless the road is bump free.
     
  10. Nell#2

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    My bug is just under stock height to many speed bumps and pot holes round my way
     
  11. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Looks like previous owner was a member of "fur coat and no knickers" way of thinking :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Olderisbetter

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    Even with no speed bumps i had a few incidents with the bits of metal that are right under the beam on the frame head, I am looking at a replacement at the moment.
     
  13. Olderisbetter

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    You hit the screw right on the head there, The fur coat and no knickers thing is a common way with some cars.
     
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  14. Crater Creator

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    Yeah, definitely. I have now removed the interior trim/sound deadening, as well as the tar board under the passenger seat (what a horrid job that was, had to chisel it all off). I'm working on getting the underseal off the outside too, for the same reason.
     
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