Crazy Hungarians' 60... (formerly Mikejoes)

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Crazy Hungarians' 60... (formerly Mikejoes)

Postby mikejoe » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:37 pm

I picked this bug up back in october-ish... I traded my green super on bags for this car.

It needs work, but thats the fun part right? The floor is solid and as is the metal above heater channels..which arent there as of right now. Thats alright though, I've got new heater channels bolted in and all the rest of the replacement steel should be here next week Smile

Things I gotta replace:

Firewall
front and rear aprons
lower rear quarters
rear fenders
windshield
all the rubbers and seals

Other than that, just some fine putty work after all the new steel is replaced and then its ready for paint...not like the super ](*,)

This is what it was when i picked it up.

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some good ol' half inch thick cheese #-o
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cut that piece out, got the new metal waiting to go in.
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Im stripping all the paint off, no blasting
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Got half the car down to metal and primed
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More to come soon.
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Postby junk4cash » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:25 pm

Wow....that'll be nice when you get it back together. Nice work =D>
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Postby hitlersride » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:13 am

This is going to be one wicked daily...can't wait. It's extremely rare to see any older VW driving in the winter here. Keep a watch on this build as it will go very fast. \:D/

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Postby mikejoe » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:48 pm

Today was pretty slow at the shop, so I figured it was a good time to strip the front fenders and rear decklid.

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I guess the previous owner decided to put a crap load of under coating on the front of the fenders...what a pain to get it all off...but at least the metal underneath is clean...only acouple little spots need attention.
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Stripped and sanded down..not the deck lid though...
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Got a question though... the signal light on this fender, what year is that from? like 65ish?? or did 60 also have bigger lights? Also, will the smaller signals fit on there? I know ill have to fill acouple holes.
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More stuff to come tonight Smile

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Postby Franz » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:37 pm

Yeah, those are definately 65+ turn signals. The early ones are much smaller. You'll have to fill the mounting holes...or just shave the turn signal all together and run a dual filament bulb for the running light in the headlight bucket

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Postby mikejoe » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:28 pm

got a bunch done this weekend...pretty much got all the paint off the outside of the car (the parts that im not replacing anway).

I primed the rear decklid on friday and my metal came in!
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I cut the passenger side rear quarter, found a mess inside, someone(back in the day) repaired that section of heater channel.. OI
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Also got the heater channels bolted down and tacked in the front inner fender metal.
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\:D/

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Postby DPayte » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:47 pm

Lookin' good!
The tell tale tickle of asphalt on the sagging underbelly of my lowered expectations!

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Postby hitlersride » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:12 am

JUNE JITTERBUG IN 6 MONTHS!!!!

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Postby DPayte » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:41 pm

I get the feeling there's something happening in june. :-k
The tell tale tickle of asphalt on the sagging underbelly of my lowered expectations!

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Postby hitlersride » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:50 pm

DEADLINE.

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Postby LOPHAT » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:56 pm

I think i'll be ready this time...maybe even be painted...i'll try not to push it.

Move your ass Mike, June's a comin'.
Pants on the ground, pants on the ground...lookin like a FOOL with your pants on the ground. Hat turned sideways gold in your mouth...

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Postby mikejoe » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:31 pm

Got alittle more done this evening. Its amazing how much easier this is going when I think about the BS I went through with my super...at least now i can apreciate these replacement parts.

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and new piece in..
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Postby frvngn » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:51 pm

Lookin good Mike =D> Keep wrenching!!!

Any more progress pics?
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Postby hitlersride » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:00 pm

LOL I just left his place and hes still workin on it!

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Postby mikejoe » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:38 pm

I got the driver side door bottom post in tonight. got some filling to do on this side Smile

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I can see the body coming off the pan by saturdays end...just got the the rear quarter bottoms to put in and it should be sturdy enough to be lifted off \:D/

Josh sanded more of the sweet bare metal...Its so nice seeing that stuff all shiney and clean!!
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