Shoptalkforums.com

For Your Air Cooled Pleasure!
It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:16 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: body off build up
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
Well today i took a little break from the irs conversion and started on some of the body work well more like cleaning up alot of dirt and rust some one under coated just about everything and it does not like to come off easy. this is what i got done today.


Image

Image

Image

lot of bad patch work that i will have to fix
Image

Image

43 years of dirt
Image

inner panel removed so i can clean everything up
Image

nos panel i have laying around
Image


Last edited by kombi211 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Time to do some body work
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
well I have been kinda busy lots of little projects going on. Just finished building a rotisserie to put the squareback on. So i can media blast the whole body. Plus i am in the process of building my version of the Volksair , Vw power air compressor so i have the air to do the job...

here are some pic of the square as it sits now
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:19 pm
Posts: 57
I love that rotisserie 8) way cool I'll be making one for my notch this summer and was wondering where and how you attached the body to t any close up pic's ?

thanks Bigvwhead


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
thanks I Have a lot of repair work to do on my square and thought this would be the easiest way to get to all the hard to reach spots. I attached he front via the front upper beam mounts... And the rear from the rear sub frame mounts. the brackets for that is just 2inch angle bar welded to the slip pipe. It is 8feet long outside to outside of the up rights

Image

Image

Nos rear trunk flooring
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Posts: 16
Where did you get the NOS trunk flooring? Mine has several rust holes and I am considering replacing the whole thing.

Thanks,

Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
I got lucky i bought a whole stock pile of NOS type3 parts here. and ended up with 4 of the rear floor section good thing the one on my square back is trashed so very bad patch jobs all over it...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
well i was having no luck in finding time to strip all the rubber under coat off the squareback. they sprayed that crap everywhere inside and out to cover up some bad patch jobs. So i had to hire a guy to come over and do it for me.
So here is some of the progress...

jet strip at work
Image
Image
Image

some of that bad patch work
Image

major bondo in the hood
Image

rubber under coat off of everything now
Image

Image

some one made galvanized floor pans for the square not to bad of a job
Image

Image

now in a coat of KBS
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:48 pm
Posts: 1649
Location: Houston/Corpus Christi
Looking good, any updates?

_________________
Image
'65 notch w/ a squirted type 4
http://supaninjanick.wordpress.com/
'68 "Zombie Response Vehicle" Westy
http://shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=140387


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
not much has been going on with the square. Just waiting on some tools to show up from the states and all all the rain to stop here. but will start back on it soon I hope...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 am
Posts: 45
Been working on cutting out the rear cargo panel on the squareback. It was so badly beat up and patched over the year
It was best to just replace it. And being a happen to have a few NOS panels I am attempting it. Its a real pain in the ass
being almost all the spot welds are impossible to find from the patch work that had been done. But its out now...

the link below are to my photobucket
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0639.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0637.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0636.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0640.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0647.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0646.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0645.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0644.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242 ... SC0651.jpg

still alot of work to be done But its getting there


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:48 pm
Posts: 1649
Location: Houston/Corpus Christi
Looking good dude!

_________________
Image
'65 notch w/ a squirted type 4
http://supaninjanick.wordpress.com/
'68 "Zombie Response Vehicle" Westy
http://shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=140387


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: body off build up
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 12
Location: Yutan, NE
I'm going to have to do the same thing to mine eventually going to get it torn down (Body off) and get her restored like I'm wanting to. Keep up the nice work on the square

_________________
"71 Volkswagen Squareback


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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 post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group