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  • AvatarVwfool
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    It’s a another damn mini Type 2. These things seem to follow me home.  It’s a 1961 single cab.  Got it from a guy who has owned it since the early 1990’s.  I will eventually make a thread on it when I get a chance to work on it in the coming months and make some progress.

    In the meantime keep cranking on your adult sized truck so I have some inspiration

    Avatarryans65
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    I’m trying! Should have some more work done this weekend. Need to fix the drivers wheel well splash panel thing and try to get this tar type stuff off the inside of the treasure chest that someone thought was a good idea to smear everywhere.

     

    Pin the meantime keep cranking on your adult sized truck so I have some inspiration

    Avatarjp
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    You learned to do a good job with the metal, and I’m sure you can learn how to spray primer.  I started with just water in the gun and practiced, then primer and paint is almost the same thing.

    Nothing is perfect, just has to be ‘better than before.’  Keep’er going eh?!

    Avatarryans65
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    how do you practice with water? do you spray on something that lets the water soak in so you can see your overlaps?

    Avatarryans65
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    got this done yesterday, more projects to finish today!

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    volksaddictvolksaddict
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    Nice work! one bite at a time.

    AvatarFranz
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    Be careful welding the side and supports on. Go slow, jump around and cool the welds.

    Avatarryans65
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    will do, do you usually quench with air or water?

     

    Be careful welding the side and supports on. Go slow, jump around and cool the welds.

    Avatarryans65
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    took a heat gun to this tar mess in my fuel tank area. … i guess at some point someone thought it would be a good idea to stick some sort of tar backed plastic stuff under the tank and it just trapped water and debris in the ribs of the treasure chest floor where they didn’t stick the tar down good enough…. what a mess…. i have some floor sections coming to hopefully fix all this…. not going to be perfect but it will be better than this!!! i’m thinking a karosene solution will get rid of the rest of the tar

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    John JonesJohn Jones
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    making progress weekly!!!!  Keep at it…. Before you know it…. you’ll have it ready to move on to some color… 😎

    Avatarryans65
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    I *think* I just ordered my last piece of sheetmetal, the complete C pillar. After I tore the drivers long side off it appeared to be bent inwards slightly. Will be nice to have a fresh piece in there. Can’t wait to get this panel on and give the welder a rest!

    Avatarryans65
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    remebered i has all these holes so  i welded them

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    fixed the rest of my door bottom

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    AvatarVwfool
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    Chipping away at it. Good job

    Avatarryans65
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    bit by bit

     

    cut my ragged ass seal channel off my treasure chest, going to make a new one and weld it this week

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    AvatarFranz
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    The good news is that when you are done with metal and paint work; assembly on a single cab is a breeze.

    Avatarryans65
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    ha!

    Something like…

    Hang doors, install seats … done!

     

    The good news is that when you are done with metal and paint work; assembly on a single cab is a breeze.

    Avatarryans65
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    this has escalated into a partial floor replacement now, that’s two expensive panels to fix the last 15″ or so of this floor! the tar or whatever was there really wrecked the metal under the tank…..

    I reluctantly drilled the spot welds for the separation panel and went to work. 🙁

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    AvatarPete
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    I don’t doubt that’s a sh*tty area to have to cut and weld in.  In the end you’ll be glad you didn’t punt on doing that repair properly.  Stay after it!

     

    Avatarryans65
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    it’s confining and filthy but the metal is so lacy it is coming out easy… sucks but you are right might as well bang it out now

    AvatarRustabus
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    You’ll  regret not replacing rusty metal more than you will regret not digging into a spot you know is rusty. Keep On It!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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