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  • Yber
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    Huh?  That’s weird!

    I had to replace the rear window in about 1976 when some asshole through a rock through it.

    I know there were some chips in the paint around the latch button from keys, but I never noticed ANY dents in it!

    Pat K
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    Started the day out welding up pinholes and patching the bottom of the drivers door.39876CED-F006-4F08-BD0D-69912EB9BFFDFC7DE7A9-3542-45AD-AF4C-92530772BC52

    Rear apron is very bent. We will be sourcing a new one  874BED3F-9210-4FCA-B99E-3204F54BDABF650B5719-D89F-47BE-A803-7DAC31FF9D1E

    Decklid and drivers door hung and adjusted.30034E9A-34DD-45CF-A34C-A87BF735CBC1CBB8B736-0930-46FD-9AFF-7DFD0E699980

    Cut out the last remaining bits of the driver side battery tray. Made up a new “wall“ to install along with the new battery tray that has been ordered.BCFEB821-0470-4813-8A9C-AE96DD34D7C64C6B959C-772E-4F1A-A9B3-50E97E80F996DE675E2D-7B60-439C-B3C7-4CB7429AD51AE418BDAA-77E8-41C2-B783-515D2DC451E8

    Patched up the small hole towards the rear of the long side rocker.C399DDF6-33DC-45AC-8338-3462F93674F1B1FBBC9F-2D93-4804-AFB3-8349E5916C39A105BF74-3142-47AB-9827-5D4424BE7D17BEB497D0-9860-4200-AE73-7BB01530BE42

    Found a few small pinholes that needed attention.78C020BE-D5AD-441A-B643-0793BC75B212DD30EF8A-D7E4-4D2D-93EE-026C47815BA4

    Picked up some sand, dropped off rear hatch for color match at the paint shop.

    Down off of jackstands, on the jig ready to go in for touchup abrasive blasting tomorrow.9349CEFC-DCE4-4356-81E9-AB7FD0E78855EFE6D25F-BDFC-4336-85BF-709E364D9DAA44D5EF3E-7E6B-4EC9-BC32-450D2F8160DB

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    Also ordered a new lower inner section for the front cargo door.036F22BC-A933-4B34-BF0B-5CD31A622A4F

    Finish the day out welding up pin holes in the bottom of the passenger front door.8C39F078-CDFC-47B0-89AA-1A56D570A5FB44D50F1E-96CD-4D6B-B1BF-6F26B67DDB7C

     

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    Yber
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    WOW – she’s going to be so PERFECT!!!!

     

    John Jones
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    Oh yeah… Oh yeah…. She’s gonna be nice…. 😎  I won’t leave a spot untouched…. 😎

    I don’t think you could get a beige grey and sealing wax red bus in 66 unless it came from westy?????  The deluxe’s were titan red I think…. ???

    Pats getting everything ready for the last abrasive cleaning session… 😎

    Yber
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    Yep – beige grey and sealing wax red was a 1964 color combo, not available in 1966 – except maybe on Westys.  Maybe another piece of evidence for the 64 vs 66 sleight of hand by VW for this 66 bus – with OG safari windows

    John Jones
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    The Dr is in surgery… 😎  We decided to wait on the battery tray and B pilar repair before we dust off where we worked on it..   So Pat’s fixing the dash at the moment… Fits ate tit’s… 😎

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    Yber
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    Yeah!  Looks like getting down to the last of the metal work!

    Pat K
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    Welded and dressed holes in the fresh airbox cover and disassembled vent windows this morning. Rounding up anything that needs to be blasted.
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    Just finish up dash repairs around the radio opening. C1AD79BF-4B34-4575-9A75-084EC4D7CFD2F63A4E45-0CFC-48AC-8F66-7C7B85313CEF

     

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    Yber
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    WOW – REALLY, REALLY nice work, Pat!!!

    Sorry – I forgot to mention – I think the height of the radio opening was also increased a bit back when I installed a stereo…

    John Jones
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    WOW – REALLY, REALLY nice work, Pat!!! Sorry – I forgot to mention – I think the height of the radio opening was also increased a bit back when I installed a stereo…

    I was thinking the block off plate would cover that up…  It is only a cunt hair more than 1/16″ off each side…. 😎    well try one… 😎

    I’m hoping for some WolfsBurgWest metal to show up today… Get that last of the metal work done and dust things off, and start body work!!!!

    Yber
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    Yeah – probably the factory cover plate will cover that.  I KNOW for sure the stainless plate I machined (slightly larger) will cover it, so if it’s too big a pain – skip it!

    BTW – do you happen to know what insulation was used on Willbur’s 65 SO42?  It looks real nice and I’d like to find out.

    Pat K
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    Willy used these, https://www.retromanufacturing.com/products/retromat-sup-sup-sound-dampening-10-sq-ft

    https://www.retromanufacturing.com/products/retromat-sup-sup-hoodliner-headliner-insulation-14-625-sq-ft

    JJ has me working on some shop cleanup/organization today. Came across a block plate. Looks like it will do. 9206979A-22F5-44AB-9A9C-C664DA2CBB5A

    We will build it if it comes.

    Yber
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    Very cool, Pat!  If that block-off plate works – I’m sure the trim piece with the stock Motorola radio will also fit.

    Thanks for checking that out!!

    REALLY nice job fixing up the bad thing I did to that dash, Pat!!

    Yber
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    Today was a GORGEOUS day in the San Luis Valley – so we took Lori’s 69 Ghia out for a Sunday drive and a nice lunch.  Big smiles!!!3578

    Rustabus
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    Nice Ghia!!!!!

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