66 Double Cab Restoration

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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:48 pm

Thanks!

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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:54 pm

Decided to start work on my rear safari window. Unfortunately my year has an uncommon window size so they don't make one for mine. Wolfgang sent me a kit to make my own. I have to remove the window first.
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Fitted the seal
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The parts
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Started with the upper frame. It is .45" too short. So I had to cut it in half and weld a small section in.
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Welded the hinge to the upper half
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Attached the hinge to the car after getting frame centered in the opening.
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The lower section has to be lengthened .1" to make it the right size too.
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:56 pm

Fitting the lower half
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Latches plates welded on
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Prop rod brackets
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Latch plates installed
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Almost done
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Prop brackets made
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Finished
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Frame sent to powder coat, and having a new glass panel made. 7 days till the glass comes in. :(
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66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:26 pm

Got my glass so was able to finish this project off.

First had to paint the frame
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Then had to tint the window, and got it in the frame. With the seals it's a wrestling match.
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Latches on
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Mounted in the car
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Done
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That was a lot of work just to make a window open, not sure I would do it again.
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:06 pm

Took my Double Cab in to have the tilt top made. Had to finish off the framing by adding some contour frames.
Should have it back by tomorrow.
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:18 pm

Starting to wonder why I come to this site. This forum seem dead.
Last pic. I'm out!
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by Piledriver » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:05 am

No!!!
We all look on in awe!
Seriously, My square has one little tiny area of rust due to a stupid PO drilling holes and I'm avoiding fixing it like it has cooties, and I HAVE all the toys to fix it.

Due to rustworm, you essentially hand built your DC (mostly) from scratch.
This is one of those classic "I cannot believe he saved that" threads.
~godlike resto.

It would be easier for folks to look at the pics if you skipped the [img] tags
The site makes then unclickable links... just paste the link, or shrink them to 800x600, those can be uploaded.
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Post by heli-easy » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Hmm. I tried uploading and 15 pics in I got a max upload error.
On my tapatalk app it is all clickable, guess I assumed it looked the same for everyone else.

Thanks for the encouragement. It's been like posting to an empty room. Actually wish I'd posted this to thesamba. Even the scorn for not leaving it unrestored or for all my little mods would at least be entertaining for me.

Fixed the problem with the posts, was a incorroect upload setting in photobucket.
All the full resolution pics are on my photobucket account.
http://s1246.photobucket.com/user/2squa ... %20Project
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by Piledriver » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:11 pm

IIRC you can only upload 3 pics per post, links are unlimited, but may not work as you expect if the hosting board doesn't share size info with STF.

Posting this on TOS would surely be entertaining ;-)

...although what you ended up fabricating is almost indistinguishable vs a rust-free original with a repaint, unless one has one of each to compare.
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by splitbusvanatic » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:20 pm

I actually forgot about this thread.
Glad I checked in on it again.
It's great work.
I need to get off my ass and restart my own project.
( The tdi so42. )
It's threads like this that keeps the lazy ones like me motivated.
Keep it up.

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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by Piledriver » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:41 pm

I think looking at your pics has motivated me to roll my own roof rack on my Square.
Studying intently...

Did you make a 3 wheel variable radius bender or you you gently work it over your leg or tree trunk etc?
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by ALYKAT III » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:53 pm

This is a dynamite build. I didn't comment because all I could do was watch and shake my head in wonder.

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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:55 pm

I used a sheetmetal roller. The kind with 3 rollers. Most of them have a ⅜ and ½ radius cut in the rollers at the end. I just used that. I am going to roll an upper bar for a basket. I'll take a few pics then to illustrate the method. Was fairly easy to do.

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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by heli-easy » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:17 am

Built a custom roof rack cause my tilt top is not the standard height:
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The project done
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Re: 66 Double Cab Restoration

Post by Jadewombat » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:40 pm

Nice

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