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  • Pat K
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    Finished welding up and grinding the plethora of holes and the couple of patches on the bottom side of the dash.99E2278E-A46D-40E2-956C-42D3EA0B0F3048EC9830-3523-45A9-9CBC-1EAB32D0EE6E

    Small patch dead center of dash and one in the drivers a pillar as well. 998E553D-818B-423F-A20C-38A316B0C972DC18ECAE-1A4C-45F6-B57C-349E274730ACD83679E1-11BF-4AA6-B4F5-73CEB964036A

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    Started working on the front clip yesterday. Thanks again for letting loose of it Bo, and thank you for hauling it over Bubba.

    Look how shiny the paint was underneath the OG undercoating. 6CFAE438-89E2-4827-A685-B0437792FD299799DA6D-660E-40F5-B07B-0594606B2EB4

    After blasting I started replacing the missing fender mount nuts. 6C861371-BB28-4A64-A694-EE9EE23F7D7D1268D169-AC62-4C55-AD62-A96F48EB8875

    Working on the rusty section underneath the horn mount now. 880F5F25-33E1-4D65-B208-B24D78BB111D

    Dan are we keeping american bumpers on this or going euro?

    Broken bolt in the drivers side bumper mount to address as well.EE9CFE9B-89BF-46E4-83A0-02BC71608F37

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Looking good…  steady progress,

    Pat K
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    Finished up rust repairs on the donor front clip between yesterday and this morning.

    Ended up with 4 small patches and one large one. Lots of hard to reach areas dressing welds on the insides repairs. Everything turned out great!!!BACDAC94-9B75-4F4E-ADA3-05D9B9B88BA7C232373F-AB0F-4F46-B0A6-006618CD865D

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    Did some measuring next, drew a couple of lines and removed most of the junk up front.EBBFE91D-7263-415E-8F20-915D9323D2CA

    Both front body mounts at the bulk head need attention. 1269F1B1-B9F9-45BD-B26D-D77D38189A8A138486F7-95A8-48A2-9940-8AB586BB83D7C5F8EEA7-7934-461F-93E9-1599A620757B

    Started with the drivers side. Junk removed. Working on a new nut plate cage now. 7C235388-3C71-4466-BF98-D499409C69B40F711468-B5C1-4F71-B478-9C681BA85178897D18BE-F8E3-4B70-872F-22DB84EDBDD0

     

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    dan.mastro
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    Pat, That is some serious metal magic there!  Looking good.  I see your questions about the bumper overrider supports.  I am inclined to weld up the holes, but struggling on what to do for a bumper.  I doubt the bumpers are going to help much in an accident so perhaps we can still put the overriders on, but without a overrider support.  I recall seeing buses done this way.  I will do some Internet searching to see what is out there.  If anyone has a suggestion, let me know.  Thrilled by the progress!

    John, I know you asked about color.  You were instrumental on the selection of the 57 and were spot on with your suggestion.  I was thinking a silver for the 65, your thoughts?

    Willy
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    What about Porsche Fashion Grey?

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    Pat K
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    Polar silver is a beautiful, 1 year only, original VW Beetle color. DDB62EB6-69E0-4925-B58D-FA62C9063043https://images.app.goo.gl/Y7rFyhF6w2CBKXgNA

    Laid out, cut, and folded the new nut plate cages.287D4ECB-EF79-4469-A35A-9329B639D59751A21E81-0290-4145-B892-0A8C99AC6EEA33B180A8-03D1-4449-9603-FB22958DAB5B

    Small inner section of the driver side heater channel was the first piece to go back in.

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    Bottom section of the heater channel with the nut plate and new cage in place went in next.57FFC26C-9EBF-4B89-8B39-DA2BD99666A0DEFC7445-70E8-4D25-9192-C257977FE444

    Section of the heater channel end cap after that.
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    Last piece was the firewall section. Bit of welding on the bottom side and grinding before it’s finished up.1F864AFC-001B-4FC0-B930-1B6C511EF74193B398BC-1DC0-4A91-88D2-C1E06FE2FB93

    We will build it if it comes.

    Rustabus
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    Killin!!! Yeah Pat!!!!!!

    Pat K
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    Finished the drivers side front body mount area yesterday. E8B46BA9-55E9-471D-B875-0B7D876093B2D479EB21-D7DE-4322-A480-F5ED252ED011B3248D38-01D8-437B-B091-627714C5BC3F

    Cut all the junk out around the passenger side front body mount area yesterday. Started piecing it back together this morning.

    Section of the heater channel and fender well went back together first. 85659559-7D46-43AE-8595-0D12121A4AD6

    Small section of the inside of the heater channel. F63755F5-97AB-4F54-B79F-A7AF9E1546BC93A927D2-13C9-4CDA-8A05-1E6AC7ACBF6C

    Cut out and tapped holes in a new nut plate.
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    Bottom section of the heater channel. Bead rolled the pressing into it. Weld the nut plate and cage in place, burned it in and dressed welds. 01826444-8CE7-4415-A1F1-83082F3FA7941484A4D1-FF90-471C-9C87-7F9760FE5A925F19D2B0-9158-428E-B1D9-79C66EDBC8475249A010-CADF-4A7B-BAB6-0B75C7D414C5

    We will build it if it comes.

    Baja Mark
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    Great work Pat!

    Pat K
    Keymaster
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    Finished the last two sections of the passenger side front body mount area last night. Heater channel end cap section has to be done first.CAD21F92-311C-43E9-B8A1-4D65918FEFFF

    Fire wall section was last along with the little  finish welding/ grinding details.86D01D52-2CE4-431F-890C-E4FBB18830AA58CB5F90-3ECE-4797-BAAF-94551E0748EF7D7A1109-70C9-478C-BCE1-BC6405F6B6C8FEFDB773-7D0E-4046-933F-59CB169A37F8

    Pulled the motor off the pan. Bolted the body down. All of the mount holes lined right up!!!!8B30CFDF-D904-4C79-8889-A3BA0CFE006772CC54B5-C8FE-4C0D-A7B3-297F690BD3DFFD658084-A1B6-4492-99E2-4968805D92DDBD976ADC-1FDB-48F4-B639-C26427AD3669

    Back over to the dirty shop. We need to some port-a-power work along the front pass side fire wall/ fender well area.

    Can you see where the pass. side lower dash/ trunk area is pushed down?3E877CB3-28E0-4DA8-BECF-B45472AC960310186F01-D19A-42D4-B116-F617798E6029BB0C81F1-E576-472D-A879-BEA14E011F15

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Shits looking awesome… I like watching Pat do metal work…. 😎  😎  He’s done some magic on that trunk last night…8-)  I’m sure he’ll have pics later…. Lots of porta powering…and hammering!!!  😎

    Pat K
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    Pics from yesterday.

    Started by cutting 3/4” ply to fit the front pan section to help spread the load out while pushing. Then pushed a bunch!07D25536-D0E4-4E5D-A052-11B071B397BD31640320-FA35-47E3-AAB4-6667B8129070A11ABAEB-7097-4DFD-A858-A15FDC952B80

    A couple of the areas had pressure creases. With some pressure and hammer/dolly work they popped right out. 3EA133FF-6490-47F4-B2BB-96E94102C598865D91C4-C6E3-4D7C-A697-2B17142E67509BC24D4E-7EF6-4B75-AF56-3F3A5645BB08F0CDDF15-2E29-44EB-BC99-17BA0CD2EF694AF5E741-7FC1-49D2-B436-9D52706F819A

    The lower pressings were push down about a half an inch. I shaped up a chunk of plate and welded it to one of the attachments. More pushing and more hammer/dolly work and they came back into shape nicely.

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    Same tactics used to get the decent sized  crease out of the pass fender well also. ABF92830-D977-4E51-924F-8C8DF1F6CEBB9590002B-E720-480E-9625-C2F21461E3C0E89EBE39-B67D-4F99-B8D0-F873DB89FA62

    Looked just a hair off still when I got started tonight. 8191DDD4-3B3F-423A-9C40-6B8767D701E2

    One more good shove in the sweet spot and it’s done!!!14F06AFB-F900-45BD-9B08-CD3819C0AFCB3E70DCD2-C1B5-41E7-8F44-12D46CC0D199C508C945-5992-4568-8D9F-B00F943979986D26F111-7B38-49FF-A05F-5285FB90F1BFF5057703-13BC-483D-B862-1EDC13D08C6F0233A0D5-6567-49D3-B17D-97FB5062E1B7

    Before.27D09A60-1D62-4B70-8F1E-6D934533F319

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    Worked out the majority of the damage in the pass front quarter last night.

    Pretty good dent along the a pillar seam and a large portion of the lower along the fender bolt line.777F9186-E99F-4550-BF7B-70DBB80BBA551DBB576B-B34B-450B-8D49-76E7945328B97E1EEAEF-1051-4E96-AEB6-53FB390E61A8

    Round one of stud pulling. 8C629C56-CB9D-426C-B375-1EA211B68D32

    Takes lots of different hammers apparently.7F86386B-B603-400D-B364-B6A17C45589F

    Round two. B0E02840-854E-40D9-A4AD-22211689F486

    Felling good about how it all worked out. 62FBF01D-B7FD-406E-800A-48C7C73474BACD90E56C-A99B-47FA-AE5C-FB010466FB9B6AFF0645-4DED-45EC-B621-907F61C6A714D1DC4C41-422B-4EE3-A102-09ED1C8838D1

    Working this area back into shape now before I can start fitting the front clip. D20FDECD-6309-4245-93EA-DEDCB6787039
    Need to make it look like the drivers side.4D0FFBEA-F106-48C0-A288-9BC52EA58F59

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pete
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    Impressive, Pat….all of it.  You’ve got some solid metal skills!  Making it look easy….

    John Jones
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    I like watching Pat do metal work too….  Reminds me of when I could kick ass… 😎  Looking awesome Pat…  and his attention to fits is awesome!!!!! 😎 😎   I hope I can keep Pat working in the dirty shop….   About the time they get as good as Pat, (Franz too)… they usually want to open their own shop…. 😎 😎  😎

    I bet this clip is welded on solid by the weekend!!! almost ready to dust it off.. Give it a good abrasive cleaning… 😎

    tlambert
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    Kickass job Pat!

    Pat K
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    Darn near back to stock form after some hammer/dolly work.
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    Started fitting the clip next. 4ACB1D80-1CC3-48C9-9398-2908B9D921F573990AAE-FB57-431D-8B13-5B5593C902C2

    Bolted the hood on. Drivers side looked pretty good right off, pass side not so much.33592DC5-DC84-4EF5-9ADB-7BFBE111E589B37AFEEA-6505-4617-83FF-3915EE5F705FC26A3B0E-FF7B-4CE7-9C70-F240BD13190C

    The area between the the black marks needed some special attention.
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    Looking better. Just about ready to start melting it together. 963440A8-AEB6-49B0-86A9-889E795981C6

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    Friday night I was able to sneak the porta power down into the pass side a pillar and push up along the back edge of the hood opening.

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    Hard to see, but I dropped a piece of 1/4” plate down the black hole on top of the heater opening for support to push on.CC90BFAB-F6C6-4A41-94A4-A3D5419BB1BF

    Last night I burned in and dressed the welds on the majority of the front clip. Had to make a couple small relief  cuts on the pass side where the metal had stretched  when wrecked.4D84D84C-E126-4F72-B712-08C845B856C5FB7E9859-C359-4457-809A-20F5CAF0AF1A8010D04B-55C1-4036-8697-35BFB486F688

    Pulled the body off the pan. Going to get it mounted to the body rotisserie now that all the body mounts are repaired.23FC101E-2792-43F6-8A69-A91D20D205E7AC2A433B-0FC0-41AB-9DA9-83C3400A6C33

    We will build it if it comes.

    russ
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    thats some serious progress looking stellar

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