Pat KParticipantApril 19, 2021 at 6:57 pmPost count: 2933
Started on a local assembly job today. More work then the average PWP so it gets a thread.
Owner has worked on assembly over the last couple? years, now he’s unable to find time to make progress.
Needed a bath before going into the clean shop.
We will build it if it comes.OmarParticipantApril 19, 2021 at 8:16 pmPost count: 100
It already looks a million times better!John JonesModeratorApril 20, 2021 at 6:15 amPost count: 13325
It already looks a million times better!
Wow… Happy to see Omar in here soo quick!!! Customer participation in the forums is nice… 😎 Easy way to keep up with a project and stay on top of things… 😎 Welcome Omar!! I dunno if you are paying attention to other threads, but we are camping in Moab this weekend… if you want to come hang out..
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻Pat KParticipantApril 20, 2021 at 6:28 amPost count: 2933
More from yesterday. Pulled the motor to replace the disintegrating mounts.
Pulled the trans also. Going to convert the front mount to a later style. The bus adapter mount pushes the engine back making a tight fit for the later motor even tighter.
Started cleaning off years of gunk from the leaky trans.
Found a few items on the engine that need attention, bunch on the trans. Back to cleaning now.
We will build it if it comes.OmarParticipantApril 20, 2021 at 11:32 amPost count: 100
Even an extra 1/4” of room from that trans mount will make removing the engine so much easier. That spindle would always snag and I would have no more room to pull back.russParticipantApril 20, 2021 at 4:52 pmPost count: 147
it would be nice to pop the body off and clean the pan up, either way it will be finished up and looking great in no timePat KParticipantApril 21, 2021 at 8:03 amPost count: 2933
Pulled e-brake and pedal assemblies yesterday. All of the cables were worn or broken except for the throttle.
Didn’t smell great down there.
Pulled the broken rear shocks off and started removing torsion bars to replace bushings. Outers were junk and the pass spring plate retainer is cracked.
The inners bushings are so worn I can pull the spring plate off the stop by hand. The spring plates and torsions are very happy where they been the last 65 years.
Pulled fenders, drilled holes to air hammer on the torsion bars, still a no go. May have to get some heat involved.
Finished cleaning the frame horn area and chopped the front trans mount off. Fresh rattle can paint job this morning.
Stripped the trans down to its center section this morning. All parts removed are in great shape. Going to clean it up and send it off for a rebuild.
We will build it if it comes.russParticipantApril 21, 2021 at 9:48 amPost count: 147
i was thinking the same thing, in a garage for a couple years trying to find time to finish it, as opposed to this. drop it off and it will be a driver in no timeJohn JonesModeratorApril 21, 2021 at 10:15 amPost count: 13325
We make it look easy… I honestly don’t think there is a more capable shop for doing any and all VW work… I know maybe we are grumpy to talk to on the phone…. but if you can break through that barrier… it’s all good stuff…. 😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻PeteParticipantApril 21, 2021 at 11:47 amPost count: 1134
We make it look easy… I honestly don’t think there is a more capable shop for doing any and all VW work… I know maybe we are grumpy to talk to on the phone…. but if you can break through that barrier… it’s all good stuff….
You guys sure do. I wish y’all weren’t $2,000 in car shipping charges (each way) away.Ragtop RonParticipantApril 21, 2021 at 1:09 pmPost count: 390
Omar stopped by to check things out
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