GlennmossModeratorOctober 21, 2020 at 11:50 amPost count: 257
Cool time lapse Weston made of the body and pan coming togetherFranzModeratorOctober 21, 2020 at 5:00 pmPost count: 4187
Taiwan radio from http://www.barefootdriver.com is a simple strait forward unit, coupled to a dual voice coil retrosound speaker will keep the install mess to a minimum. I ground some slots into the radio bezel nuts so that I could use our VW bezel tool.
I’m going to cut the cross bar out from the speaker mount so that it doesn’t show through the grill. I also noticed the lower grill tab slots are missing (marked by yellow tape). Doh
Installing the doors to watch alignment while tightening the pan bolts. I found the driver door to have excessively worn pin/bore…and these convertibles have special pins along with hinge covers… going to be fun to repair/replicate.
Pat KModeratorOctober 22, 2020 at 5:26 amPost count: 1994
Nice!!! Game on!!!
We will build it if it comes.JWDIIParticipantOctober 22, 2020 at 6:49 amPost count: 412
Outstanding! Car looks great on all four wheels. KCW doing its normal magic.John JonesModeratorOctober 25, 2020 at 11:32 amPost count: 7855
Kelly.. Have you called Chucks and got a top and kit coming?westypooParticipantOctober 26, 2020 at 11:24 pmPost count: 43
Today I started out searching for that OG hardware out in the back lot and getting every bolt on this car the correct KMAX bolt that it needs. Blasted all the hardware that I needed, painted, and installed.
Then I moved on to a bit of wiring. Got the brake switches wired up and the starter.
Then I ended my day with starting to modify the brake fluid reservoir. I have to increase the feed tube so it will join up to the T fitting I’ve put in place to feed the dual circuit master cylinder. Tomarrow morning I’ll get this finished up and installed.Lone StarParticipantOctober 27, 2020 at 9:14 pmPost count: 243
Ordering the Chuck stuff this week. I needed Mary to be ok with the grey headliner.
Also I’m pretty sure she’s gonna go with the mini 2 liter motor. At least I can say it has a 2 liter motor, when someone asked the motor size.FranzModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 8:46 amPost count: 4187
Thinking about installing the top frame any day.
..Then we’ll need to get on Doug about installing the convertible top.John JonesModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 9:09 amPost count: 7855
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!!!westypooParticipantOctober 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 JonesModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 9:09 amPost count: 7855
Can’t wait to see some Fenders too!!! 😎Pat KModeratorOctober 28, 2020 at 2:09 pmPost count: 1994
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.westypooParticipantOctober 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.
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