John JonesKeymasterSeptember 19, 2018 at 6:52 amPost count: 5618
More block sanding today!!!!John JonesKeymasterSeptember 20, 2018 at 7:23 amPost count: 5618
Chris about has the whole car blocked out…. Looking GREAT!!! 2K primer next…. 😎Pat KKeymasterSeptember 24, 2018 at 10:55 amPost count: 1073
Chris has everything blocked out Friday afternoon. I had the fenders and shell in 2K by end of day. Last 2K session was this morning on remaining removables. This one is gong to sit for a few while we get Juan’s Ghia bodyworked.
Super happy with the way everything came out!!!
Chris is stripping down the pan this morning. Looks like we going to need to do both pan half’s on this one. He should have it out in the blaster later today.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterSeptember 24, 2018 at 6:10 pmPost count: 5618
This project looks about ready to sling some Turkis on it!!!!! 😎 Nice job guys… 😎FranzKeymasterSeptember 27, 2018 at 9:22 amPost count: 2813
I called up TMI yesterday and ordered a custom bus interior. Como green/ phosphor door panels along with a como green vinyl headliner. Going to look killer.63TurkisParticipantSeptember 27, 2018 at 10:02 amPost count: 1
Franz–you hurt my feelings real bad. According to the Wolfsburg West color records for L380 Turquoise, the correct rim colors are Sea Green L381 for the wheel disc and Turquoise White L286 for the outer rim. NOT white. Mine are as close to the original colors as are available from the local powder coaters.
And while whitewall tires are a personal preference, I have the original Made in Germany spare tire which plainly shows that whitewalls were at the very least an available option on the 63’s.
Excited to hear the Turkis Militia is doubling in size.FranzKeymasterSeptember 27, 2018 at 10:04 amPost count: 2813
You’re right, l286 turquoise-white on the outer.FranzKeymasterSeptember 27, 2018 at 10:14 amPost count: 2813
^^ except we’re not building that anymore. Galina came by and changed her mind on colors again.
We’re going with bus specs on this build. Should make for a neat custom/stock look beetle.
-l289 blue-white on the entire outside
-l380 turkis on the dash and all the interior sheet metal
-l82 silver-white wheels. Maybe we can talk her into a sea green or turkis centers later.
-como green vinyl stock type headliner
-como green/phosphor door panels (like 63 turkis bus would have)
-green canvas seats with white piping. (custom request because vinyl is sticky and hot)John JonesKeymasterOctober 2, 2018 at 8:14 amPost count: 5618
just to keep things up to date… I had Chris give it another go over…. and we put some fresh 2K on it yesterday, and just finished the parts also… Blue White like Franz’s bus,, coming up !!!! 😎John JonesKeymasterOctober 8, 2018 at 10:48 amPost count: 5618
we are ready to prep for paint on this rig… I think I will order paint…. The pan is getting blasted today! I need to get on that too…. I seem to have a TON of work I could be doing right now…. 😎John JonesKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 8:26 amPost count: 5618
Were gonna crank on this beetle for a few days and get it out of the dirty shop!!!! 😎 So…. yesterday and for the last few days.. we have been going over things, checking our I’s and dotting our T’s…. 😎 Working on pan this morning, as well as removables for paint.. The shell inside and backsides ready..John JonesKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 8:26 amPost count: 5618
Clutch tube reinforcement going on…JWDIIParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 9:12 amPost count: 373
Progress every where! I love seeing all these projects moving along. There is a lot of work getting done. Looks great.
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