mdubgParticipantNovember 8, 2018 at 2:16 pmPost count: 42
Chris are those paper shop towels in that hole? Hidden treasure 😳
John, you have the correct email.mdubgParticipantNovember 8, 2018 at 2:29 pmPost count: 42
Talked to Chad, he says he repops those square pieces in a hard plastic material. you can get ahold of him through samba screen name ezcamper. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1443863
Thanks for the tip! I’m going to see if I can get the OG VW part off, but now I have a plan B. I may just order a pair so that I can replace them on the old gates, before selling them.tlambertParticipantNovember 8, 2018 at 3:16 pmPost count: 150
Kips Friday night. Bulli Saturday and bugjam Sunday.
I’ll see you there! I’ll be in the red vert Friday night and my red bus the rest of the weekend!
Oh shit. What did you do? We are leaving tomorrow headed to Fl. Hope to see you there. Kips Friday night. Bulli Saturday and bugjam Sunday.
Had to pull tension on the latch while tightening down the philips screw without fucking up the paint on the screw head. I wouldn’t ever recomend trying to remove these. Headed down to bulli tomorrow. staying at the hotel right there at the show. Wesly Chapel saturday night.
We made it! I will see you guys tomorrow night or Saturday.
Sorry for the highjack on your thread mike!John JonesKeymasterNovember 8, 2018 at 6:04 pmPost count: 3491
I see these east coast guys have hi jacked your thread.. 😎 😎
Chris ran the blaster three sessions worth today.. Bottom is bare enough Ican make some decisions on metal tomorrow..John JonesKeymasterNovember 9, 2018 at 7:36 amPost count: 3491
I plan on getting your truck back in the dirty today, I want to cut out some stuff, and make a solid metal order for Gerson!John JonesKeymasterNovember 9, 2018 at 1:25 pmPost count: 3491
The cutting is about to begin…. 😎Pat KKeymasterNovember 10, 2018 at 6:17 amPost count: 473
Getting the junk cut out this morning. Front floor was first to go.
We will build it if it comes.ColeBParticipantNovember 10, 2018 at 7:19 amPost count: 720
Pat is always a good alarm clock when you’re visiting the compound. His grinding at 6am really gets you up in the morning haha!John JonesKeymasterNovember 10, 2018 at 9:28 amPost count: 3491
Cut and slice…. Pat was at it early… Your truck is clean…. It’s never had a full on redo…. It’s kinda in between on the rust scale of things… For instance…. the cargo floors look pretty good… pretty much patchable… but it’s a close one to call… Cutting out cargo floors on a DC sucks… especially if we leave the bed on…. 8-( It looks thin thin thin under the gas tank area…. anyway… Pats gonna keep on cutting till we get to the good stuff…. 😎mdubgParticipantNovember 10, 2018 at 10:26 amPost count: 42
You guys are amazing! Watching from afar on the old interwebs, I get updates 6-7 days a week, of serious work! Great updates!
When I got the DC a few years ago, I popped open the “smugglers compartment” because the cab reeked of gas after a fill-up. Turns out the gas filler neck was leaking where it meets the tank. When I opened up the compartment, it was stuffed with housing insulation and painted with tar. I spent a couple weekends cleaning all that crap out. Not fun!
Here are the before pics:
I cleaned it up and rattle canned it for a short-term fix. Here is a cleaned up picture. Can’t wait for the KCW long-term fix picture.
Since this truck is a 1960, it doesn’t have the overflow tube coming off the filler catch, that drains below the floor. Any spilled or sloshed gas ends up in the cab under the rear seat. What do you think about installing one of those tubes. I know it’s not stock, but it might be a good add for the future health of the vehicle and the occupants (reducing vapors). Also, no one would see it, or know it’s there in that seal compartment.volksaddictParticipantNovember 10, 2018 at 10:30 amPost count: 232
Cutting out cargo floors on a DC sucks…
Big time! Welding and grinding too!
Hope I never do that again!!Pat KKeymasterNovember 10, 2018 at 12:38 pmPost count: 473
Made some good progress today. Cutting out big sections. Will need to come back and disect the welded areas.
Driver side lost the inner and outer rockers all the way to the rear fender well, some inner pillar sections, front out rigger and jack point.
Pass side had some accident damage. Lower b-pillar and tear of dogleg. I give a little blood to each project.
Pile of led melted from pass lower b-pillar/dogleg.
Pass side lost the dogleg, About 1/3 of the lower b-pillar inner and outer and the cargo door rocker. Bit more to come not quite back to solid metal everywhere.
We will build it if it comes.
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