FranzKeymasterJuly 7, 2018 at 9:41 amPost count: 1256
Did you ever figure out something with the apron?PeteParticipantJuly 7, 2018 at 9:48 amPost count: 363
I have a donor, but it’s rough (but an improvement over what’s there). After blasting it needs some welding and reshaping in some areas. The guy that was going to tackle it handed it off to someone more experienced in metal work this past Monday, so once I get the stock motor put back in I’m going to drive it out so he can see what he’s trying to fix. I’d really like to find a better donor piece.
Here’s the hackery that I’d like to correct. JB said it had a corvair motor in it at one time, and that shows. It looks like someone cut the center section of the apron out for that. Whoever “repaired” it lapped a section over it, booger welded it then layered with bondo. I think with a good replacement panel this would be a straightforward fix for an experienced body man. Battery trays are straight, solid, and unmolested as are the bracing underneath so there’s good surface to spot weld a new panel to.PeteParticipantJuly 7, 2018 at 4:34 pmPost count: 363
Gonna wake up early tomorrow and put it back in.Scott SainParticipantJuly 7, 2018 at 4:41 pmPost count: 72
New P/Cs and heads and what else? Performance exhaust tips?PeteParticipantJuly 8, 2018 at 9:11 amPost count: 363
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Nice. Sounds good. They are just like big lawn mowers.PeteParticipantJuly 8, 2018 at 3:55 pmPost count: 363FranzKeymasterJuly 10, 2018 at 8:50 amPost count: 1256
Tin back in the booth for blasting. To remove all the tool marks, fingerprints, and impurities. I spent yesterday going over everything with a fine tooth comb. Hammered dents and stuff. Welded tubes through the fan shroud for the coil and oil filter mount. Wire tabs, and all the Porsche linkage finalized.Vwsarent4hippiesParticipantJuly 10, 2018 at 6:08 pmPost count: 44
Lookin real nice, Franz! I think you have about 25x more time into that tin than I did in Erik’s, haErik_TParticipantJuly 10, 2018 at 7:08 pmPost count: 4Scott SainParticipantJuly 11, 2018 at 8:17 amPost count: 72John JonesKeymasterJuly 11, 2018 at 10:51 amPost count: 2586
This is gonna be so old school cool….. 😎
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