John JonesKeymasterOctober 28, 2020 at 9:09 amPost count: 7415
Hurry up on that chucks order!!!!! Please sir… Thats a variable we can control… unlike Doug!!! And I think we are going to have him here a bunch soon…. maybe we can work like three projects out of him!!!! Were gonna have to feed him 100 bills like treats….. 😎
West has been dialing in details on this rig… stuff that take a lot of time, but add to the value and quality of the overall job!!!westypooModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 9:09 amPost count: 43
Yesterday I finished up the brake fluid reservoir with welding on the new tube and painted it and installed it. I also welded a captured bolt on the back side so it’s easy for removal if need be.
After that I moved on to digging out the filled in tab holes for the dash speaker grill. Then I cut out the center section on the retro sound speaker adapter for a cleaner look. I did some paint touch up on the dash before assembling everything, then blasted and painted the speaker mesh black and installed the grill assembly.
After that franz pointed out that I polish the switch faces as well. So I sanded the machine marks down with some 1000grit paper, and polished to a bright shine. They definitely look better polished.John JonesKeymasterOctober 28, 2020 at 9:09 amPost count: 7415
Can’t wait to see some Fenders too!!! 😎Pat KKeymasterOctober 28, 2020 at 2:09 pmPost count: 1736
Westypoo is starting to sort out your top mech today Mary. Looks like he’s playing with some wood also…hehehe…😁
We will build it if it comes.westypooModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 6:11 pmPost count: 43
Well as Pat said, I located to top frame, dug it out and got it wiped down, found some KMAX bolts to put in it, and chased the threads on the nut plate in the body. I got the frame installed, found all the vert top wood and started seeing where I gotta go to start getting it all fitted up. Man I’ll say… Once you put that vert frame on, that’s when you realize this really was hand built. Lots of massaging and fitting of the wood and the frame to get it all proper.John JonesKeymasterNovember 3, 2020 at 2:31 pmPost count: 7415
West glued the wood together on the rear bow that never got fixed… some sanding, some adding wood, some glue.. some clamps.. should be solid! and can be stapled too when the top goes on.. Right before he mentioned he didn’t feel good…. 8-( and left…. 8-(
Kelly…. Is the top ordered?? I want to get Doug over here and trapped in work for a month if I can!!! 😎 I think next time Franz does a log he should start adding in and saving money for Douglas..FranzKeymasterNovember 5, 2020 at 1:57 pmPost count: 3988
Badass lighted tip semaphore switch arrived.
Missing the mounting strap and screws though.☹️Lone StarParticipantNovember 5, 2020 at 8:33 pmPost count: 237
Top is ordered and should be there soon. Great work guys. Hopefully you can make a strap for it.Lone StarParticipantNovember 16, 2020 at 9:57 amPost count: 237
Received notice that the order from Chuck’s will be showing up today. 🙂Lone StarParticipantNovember 17, 2020 at 4:01 pmPost count: 237
It showed up today, correct? USPS sent me a text that it did.FranzKeymasterNovember 18, 2020 at 12:06 amPost count: 3988
Just this little box with the top latch and invoice saying 3-4 weeks for the rest.RustabusParticipantNovember 18, 2020 at 7:00 amPost count: 2166
Damn. That’s like a bartender handing you a cold pint glass And telling you he will fill it with beer later!!!!!😉😉😀JeremyParticipantNovember 18, 2020 at 10:30 amPost count: 98
Handwritten receipt. Chuck is old school.John JonesKeymasterNovember 18, 2020 at 2:01 pmPost count: 7415
Doug is working on the wood… he has extra wood handling experience when it comes to VW convertible tops…How about my shitty camera!!!Lone StarParticipantNovember 18, 2020 at 3:03 pmPost count: 237FranzKeymasterNovember 25, 2020 at 9:39 amPost count: 3988
Wood vert top parts getting installed and setting bows for webbing.
Radio wired all clean like.Lone StarParticipantNovember 25, 2020 at 12:11 pmPost count: 237
Great… Dellortos and stuff should be there Tuesday.
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