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- FranzKeymasterFebruary 16, 2020 at 10:06 amPost count: 3064
I was just messing around yesterday, things went smoothly, I was excited to finish this morning. Short visor (10 3/4″) riveted together with cut down plastic.
Check out the profile and screw depth difference on the lower edge. Base in the foreground look rookie-built.
To reverse the visor and mirror I had to drill/tap a 5mm for a set scew on the opposite side.
And a new set screw dimple in the chrome shaft for the mirror.FranzKeymasterFebruary 16, 2020 at 8:03 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 15, 2020 at 8:12 pmPost count: 3064
I’ve had this on the back of my bench for a few days. Tom gave a guy in Belgium $1000 for it. Converting to RHD. Luckily, tom had a portion of his original in addition to the complete unit from Belgium.
Check out how small that passenger visor is. I replaced the plastic with a cut down WW unit.
All the chrome and aluminum polished nicely.
FranzKeymasterFebruary 15, 2020 at 12:15 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 13, 2020 at 6:46 pmPost count: 3064
Insulation glued in. Upon closer inspection the thick side side is rubber and sticks very nicely with contact cement.
After Pete mentioned people having problems with the mats sticking I decided to run 36 grit sand paper over it. 👍
it fits nicely. I’ll glue tomorrow.
FranzKeymasterFebruary 13, 2020 at 10:53 amPost count: 3064
Just got loaded and left for southern California. If I were looking for something to waste time and money on …this would be a prime contender.
The birth cert shows that it was sold new at Competition Motors in California…Pretty cool. I did some vintage picture searches and found that James Dean 550 Porsche spyder was also a 1955 and sold through Competition Motors. The two car could have been parked next to each other…
…so check out what is in the background of this picture.FranzKeymasterFebruary 13, 2020 at 8:14 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 13, 2020 at 8:09 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 7:02 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 6:20 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 6:12 pmPost count: 3064
Got a bunch of little things done today…. On to installing the lowlightwerks mats! They look excellent.
Luis says to look at his samba thread for instructions….but there are like 50 pages of the same thing.
I just wanted to know if the tar insulation should be glued…or heated and stuck like original? Pete what did you do?
also. I see some screw holes where the firewall mat may have been attached that way. Thinking I will avoid putting holes in it unless the purist say it’s absolutely correct.FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 12:26 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 10:51 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 7:25 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 12, 2020 at 7:05 amPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 11, 2020 at 8:05 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 11, 2020 at 12:29 pmPost count: 3064FranzKeymasterFebruary 11, 2020 at 9:51 amPost count: 3064
Taxi model with unique dash. From samba forums: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=334290&start=60FranzKeymasterFebruary 11, 2020 at 8:57 amPost count: 3064