- John JonesKeymasterJanuary 28, 2019 at 8:07 amPost count: 7076
A Christmas tree farm?????? WTF Scott….. 😎 😎 8-). Good luck with that… 😎
Cool Ghia, wtf are you going to do with it? Give it to the daughter to drive????
How are we ever gonna go camping if you keep getting side tracked with other idea’s… 😎VwfoolParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 8:16 amPost count: 312
My daughter is never getting this car. She has her 2001 Nissan my parents gave her that I have dubbed the shit box (3 of the 4 windows don’t roll down among other things 😂).
My brother was wanting to sell the last VW he owns. He has had it for over a decade and it hasn’t run in at least 8 or 9 years. Just sat in his garage. So we came to a deal on it. I honestly have no clue if I can fit in it. I have never sat in it. I have never owned a low light so I figured what the hell, worst case I can sell it. I really wanted the Randar wheels too.
Christmas tree farming is probably a dumb idea but if it cuts my property taxes down substantially and once they hit maturity I can make a couple thousand $’s a year for car parts, win win. The goal is to plant 100 trees a year. I love making more work for myselfVwfoolParticipantFebruary 7, 2019 at 8:48 pmPost count: 312
In between my recent farming ambitions and working a lot I have been chipping away at my Class 11 Poser. I have managed to strip most of the car (wiring, interior crap etc.). Now I am looking at a fairly straight, very little rust shell with what looks like 2 coats of paint over the original factory yellow. Here is my dilemma:
1. Just paint over the crap paint, fix what dings and dents my dumbass probably won’t fix but probably make worse, then just coat the whole thing in a single stage paint and call it good.
2. Strip it down via sand blasting or other media, do some shitty Scott body work and paint it
3. Strip it via media blasting, paint it and then use a tinted spray on bed liner like Raptor for the whole outside
I am currently leaning towards option #3. That way any crappy previous paint is gone so it won’t mess up whatever outstanding work I perform. Plus I think the bed liner might make things more durable in the long run as I plan to use this on forest roads etc around here. I am planning to pull the body off the pan to do it up too since this thing is getting at least a passenger side pan half done and lots of new parts.
Biggest hiccup I am currently having is finding a place near me that will blast it. Closest I have found is a couple hours drive one way. I saw somewhere that Franz or John mentioned the dustless blasting wasn’t that great.
I know some of you will probably think painting an offroad car is dumb. I just figure if I am sinking money into this many new parts and time I should make it look better than it does now.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
I also want to build a roof rack for this before it gets painted or otherwise. What kind of tubing bender and material do you use Franz for your custom rack builds I have seen in the past?volksaddictParticipantFebruary 8, 2019 at 6:55 amPost count: 645
I discussed my adventures in dustless blasting in my DDWT thread. The end result is the same but if I had a choice between conventional and dustless I’d go with dry. And a eager blast operator, not big fat brah.
If I was building a baja like you are I’d go for option 1, quicker, easier and you can laugh if it gets messed up. Rhinoliner screams redneck.John JonesKeymasterFebruary 8, 2019 at 9:15 amPost count: 7076
If I had to drive very far, I would be rethinking blasting. The dustless was fine.. and they come to you… I just do not prefer it over doing it myself. If you blast it you have a super clean project to work on… but it will rust quick where you live… You will need to get it in epoxy the day you blast it or get it home from it. every finger print is going to show up, any moisture is going to rust up…. in the end… Blasting will be a nicer end product, no matter what. But will require more work and care and materials and some hasty working after it gets naked.. Nicer, longer, more expensive project.
You could just strip the big panels and any damage… sand the jambs and such.. spread and block the big panels and prime em…. Then sand everything and paint it.,, quicker, cheaper, nearly as nice, but not on bottom sides and such…
Options and decesions… 😎FranzKeymasterFebruary 8, 2019 at 9:21 amPost count: 3786
I’m with Jeff, These cars get rattled apart. I would suggest you use single stage automotive paint so that you can repair it easier.
For the roof rack I would use 3/4 or 1/2 x .062 wall tubing. The 1/2 stuff is more consistent with original beetle racks…but kind of light weight/bendy. The benders can be found on ebay. Our first ones were Parker, and relatively inexpensive.
I see Grainger has a Ridgid for $500, but there are similar generic versions for $100John JonesKeymasterFebruary 8, 2019 at 9:25 amPost count: 7076
I think rhino lining would be heavy….???? single stage it baby!!!VwfoolParticipantFebruary 8, 2019 at 10:59 amPost count: 312
Thanks guys for the input. I was worried about blasting it and rushing to get it home so it won’t rust plus the finger prints etc.
I am not worried about the rhino liner being heavy as my fat ass will keep this thing from ever being light.
I started thinking about sealing around windows, handles and the door hinges would make a rhino liner a pain in the ass.
Guess I will just sand it, paint it and see what happens.
Thanks for the info on the rack FranzalykatParticipantFebruary 9, 2019 at 10:10 amPost count: 505
Use Emron paint. That crap is like iron. Just be REALLY safety conscious when shooting it. You don’t even want to think about getting it in your lungs or eyes.AndymParticipantFebruary 9, 2019 at 10:15 amPost count: 944
Paint it green and put lights all over it…business write off for the tree farm??
Do somethingVwfoolParticipantFebruary 9, 2019 at 10:31 amPost count: 312
That’s what the mini single cab is for, a Christmas Tree farm write offVwfoolParticipantJuly 25, 2019 at 10:46 pmPost count: 312
Damn, it’s been 5 months since I have posted on this thread.
I am finally back to working on my stuff almost daily thanks to the invasion of my 7 damn in-laws for two weeks. I have pushed the class 11 to the side and I am working on my double door panel again. The goal is to get it running and take it to the Jerome Jamboree at the end of September. Any one else on here planning to go????
If I get the bus done in time I am going to try and get my latest gem going. I scored myself a ‘63 baja locally. This had to be one sweet ass ride back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Who doesn’t love that swank ass interior and the bubbled quarter windows.TyHParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 6:43 pmPost count: 18
Holy shit, that Baja is sweet Scott! We’ve driven by your place quite a few times here and there but I never see your truck so we haven’t ever stopped by. You getting into 944’s now?tlambertParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 7:44 pmPost count: 322
Cool Baja. Seems everyone is getting into these again.
What happened to the short bus you were doing?VwfoolParticipantJuly 27, 2019 at 7:41 pmPost count: 312
TyH, stop by, ya never know when I am here. I scored the 924 Porsche from the neighbor that I got my ’73 standard bug from. It was an impulse purchase. I actually have it up for sale. I only got it thinking the multi lug rims would fit my daughters car, they don’t. So the Porsche needs to find a new home. $500 you can have it. No title, neighbor lost it and had never put it in his name when he bought is 4 odd years ago.
I still have 2 of my 3 mini buses. The build off one that was pro-street style sold to a kid in California who has sold it to another gentleman who is planning to make it a rolling art display and mural thing for artist. I am slowly working on my original paint 1960 Mango short bus and the 1961 shortened single cab is buried in the back of the garage until I sell a kidney or something so I can talk John into building me a shortened smuggler 😂
I need to sell some more shit so Andy can get after the mass metal repair on my stretched highroof contraption. Too many projects, not enough time and moneyVwfoolParticipantJanuary 2, 2020 at 2:33 pmPost count: 312
Well another 5 months have passed and I am finally able to put some time into my double door again.
I have two questions for y’all. I am working on rebuilding the fresh air box seals and such. On the flappers that direct the air to the sides or out the back what kind of glue do you use for putting on the new rubber?
The other question is anybody know what the correct thread size is for the screws that go into the bulb holder on a bus bullet turn signal that hold the outer housing? One of mine the threads are jacked up. I have new screws coming from wolfsburg west but there web site doesn’t tell you what size they are.
I am also looking for a single drivers side outer bullet turn signal housing. I don’t care if it’s rusty or painted or whatever. Looking for something that will work. Email me at email@example.com or text/call me at 602-616-3083 I have PayPal and will pay for it with shipping
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