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    Posted: 26 April 2016 at 5:32am
Marked out strengthener panel ready to drill spot welds and cut





Sanding passenger door down





pillar sat in place



Baja in the queue for surgery





Alignment tool bolted on



Smooth door







pillar spot welded in place







Door temp fitted to check alignment and gaps

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2016 at 11:45pm
Driver side quarter panel replacement

Door alignment decent





Moved onto quarter panel

Started to bare metal it - to find filler and bodged repairs!
filler really thick at bottom revealing a perforated lower section of the panel.
That'll explain the rust















Marked out the new quarter for drilling and cutting









Cut all the rot out





Offered up panel





Final trimming



Drilled top of panel



Spot welded in place







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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2016 at 11:38pm
Welds ground down



Red oxide primed





Door gap still decent



First skim of filler









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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dave Campbell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2016 at 11:44am
Always fun when you can measure filler depth by the foot :-). Keep up the good work. 
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A pillar welded and ground flat





Small stress crack in off side quarter top welded and ground down





strengthener panel tack welded in



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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2016 at 10:46pm
More weekend bug work

Small plate welded in inner wing bottom



Inner strengthening panel welded up and ground flat



Outer side of strengthener welded up



Temp primed







Buffed back the crack on the top of the off side front quarter - to find a non existent panel join - just a gaping hole full of filler!!!

So welded it up, ground smooth and temp primed it

















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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scottish Motorsport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2016 at 8:12am

Its a lot of work but when its all done at least you will know whats under the paint.

"To finish first first you have to finish"
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Tons more work on the Cab

Filling shaping sanding



















Cab up in the Air for painting - wheels removed for white wall fitting















Back to filling and more sanding



















Sat the white wall wheel trim centre and the hubcap on - happy with how they look



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scottish Motorsport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2016 at 6:25pm
Very nice
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More body prep

























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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2016 at 11:00pm
Sunday bug surgery.

More filling and straightening















Temp primed













Passenger side finished.

Onto the doors









Also removed the track rod ends the quick way for renewal.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2016 at 10:29pm
Final prep getting ready for paint















































Some door work







Shell ready - masking for paint









Baja looking on in jealousy













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Painting day - Stonechip under arches









Priming













Painted in 2pak L87 VW Perlweiss white

























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Post Options Post Options   Quote gambit_67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 7:50pm
Top notch work, who painted it? My old 67 bug was L87 too

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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 8:01pm
Originally posted by gambit_67

Top notch work, who painted it? My old 67 bug was L87 too

Frank


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Well done Si, nice finish and great work

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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 9:53pm
Originally posted by gambit_67

Well done Si, nice finish and great work

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Cheers mate.
It's not the worst - just got doors, bonnet, engine lid and wings to paint now.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scottish Motorsport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 10:19pm

Looking great Si nice paint.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodntod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 11:09pm
 Will be back on the road in no time ,well done Si and Jo.
"may the fweem be with you" eddie wan kenobi
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Well done. A lot if work in a short space of time. Looking great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2016 at 8:35am
Thanks for the comments.

Cab is doing it's first wedding in 3 weeks so it must be finished
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Great work so far guys. Keep it up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dubdoll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2016 at 12:17pm
Priced cabrio carpet set - fainted, then decided to go to the local capet shop.

Got all the carpet I need for £10!!!

So on with the cutting...









Engine service time





Wheels are finished





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Wheels look mint,love the whitewalls Thumbs Up
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Chrome trim fitting





Ivory steering wheel



Day moulding wings



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