Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:24 pm Post subject: Finally Back at it!
After a long break I have committed to making some progress and get this thing going. Here is my plan to get it back on the road and enjoy it again:
-All doors and parts are at the media blasters now. (Todd at Foxx Kustoms Sidney)
-Complete the welding on the chassis and get it in for blasting (done by me just 1-2 days welding left)
-epoxy prime everything within 2 days of blasting Nason DTM epoxy primer (done by me)
-finish paint the underside and inside with Imron Urethane Sand green (done by me)
-do little to no body work - paint the exterior in Imron Satin urethane stock palm green sand green colours (done by me)
-fabricate a rear straight axle kit (already done by me)
-Reassemble and reseal Type 1 swing axle transmission, axles and brakes
-Build a 4 inch narrowed adjustable front beam (half away done)
-Flip and rebuild front spindles (by me)
-source and reseal used engine/or/convert 1.7 liter 914 type 4 (on the shelf) into upright cooling
-1957 VW Bus Palm Green Sand Green with dents and gloss interior paint and Satin Exterior paint
-Stock original front seat, rear seat, floor matts, door panel. (interior finishing to come later)
-Stock rims painted original PGSG Colours 175/55-15 and 185/60-15 radial tires
-front end - flipped dropped spindles, 4 inch adjustable beam stock drum brakes
-rear end - straight axle kit, type 1 trans. type 1 brakes with type 2 cut down drums
-underside and engine compartment finish painted.
-engine either any type 1 to get it on the road or a type 4 upright conversion
Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:29 am Post subject: More work
Today I fitted in the lower front cross member, ground down a bunch of plug welds and did the steering box raise 1.5 inches. I forgot how dusty and dirty metal work is. I also forgot how crappy it is trying to weld with old rust, gunk, undercoating etc. I see why the pros media blast before welding but if I did that the entire bust would be rusted in the 10 years this has taken. LOL.
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm Post subject: Beam side plates
I received the front beam plates from Island water jet today. I did the drawing on the computer and sent in a file, he supplied 3/8 and cut the pair for $200 CDN shipped to my door. They have about 0.100 rake and two holes for some shock options. And hey might as well throw your initials on there for some custom fun.
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