volksaddictParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:27 amPost count: 365
Nice! another lowlight in the gang. Bonus props for the 36er powerplant 🙂
I drove a flat black 58 ghia in high school… 36 years ago!alykatParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:55 amPost count: 256
Gotta love towing in the winter…..during storms.PeteParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 7:02 amPost count: 631
Nice LL, Scott! It’s got a killer look.JbParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 7:08 amPost count: 403
How is your shreck size ass gonna fit in that Ghia? I’m 6’4” and was uncomfortable as hell in the 3 mins I drove Pete’s jigsaw haha!John JonesKeymasterJanuary 28, 2019 at 8:07 amPost count: 4391
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: 210
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: 210
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: 365
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: 4391
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: 2193
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: 4391
I think rhino lining would be heavy….???? single stage it baby!!!VwfoolParticipantFebruary 8, 2019 at 10:59 amPost count: 210
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: 256
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: 735
Paint it green and put lights all over it…business write off for the tree farm??
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