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  • Franz
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    in reply to: Toms rhd Oval Vert #44054

    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.

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    Check out the profile and screw depth difference on the lower edge. Base in the foreground look rookie-built.0A9EE0D8-5FD0-4F3B-AD35-F6FA173760B7

    To reverse the visor and mirror I had to drill/tap a 5mm for a set scew on the opposite side.

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    And a new set screw dimple in the chrome shaft for the mirror.

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    Franz
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    in reply to: Parkway projects #44053

    For sale too. $30K, right Will? willcmoss@gmail.com

    Franz
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    in reply to: Toms rhd Oval Vert #44047

    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.
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    Franz
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    Fully installed mats. Very nice.

    The black mats clipped into the stock lugs perfectly. They are not glued down so they look a little wavy from packaging, I expect that to go away.

     

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    Franz
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    Insulation glued in. Upon closer inspection the thick side side is rubber and sticks very nicely with contact cement.9272F4E1-A763-4109-AB03-2E122970F021CE232713-0794-40DF-8E00-F5B5560DEB821C4BB5D5-F441-4398-BA9B-1AF2E7FD699A
    After Pete mentioned people having problems with the mats sticking I decided to run 36 grit sand paper over it. 👍
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    it fits nicely. I’ll glue tomorrow.
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    Franz
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    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.

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    Franz
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    Thanks JJ.

    Installed the 3D printed vent knobs (thanks again Visser Precision), hinge covers with the tiny original screws. Windlace and Mat edging too.

    Notice the screw hole in the defrost heat tube? I assume that is to hold the mat up?

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    Franz
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    Thanks Pete. That’s what I thought. I was worried about the glue sticking to tar.

    Sorry to heat about your Mom. My condolences.

     

    Franz
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    in reply to: JJ's projects #43992

    On the inside of the frame where the threaded boss for the beam is welded.

    I just finished greasing the spindles and beam…only a little water came out. 🤷‍♂️ 😁

    Franz
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    in reply to: Dario's Projects #43991

    I’ve got some trucker mirror parts you can have.

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    Franz
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    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.

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    Franz
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    Juan, I want to order this new parcel shelf trim. Its not very expensive. Maybe it will look nicer than the scratched originals we have.

    The originals are scratched. It’s anodized surface..so not as simple as polishing out.

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    Franz
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    in reply to: Dario's Projects #43981

    The ones with the 🐕 on the back.

    Cause it’s like the Wolfsburg crest.

     

    Franz
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    in reply to: Utah Campouts #43975

    Sounds awesome. I think exploring all the backroads around and on the swell would be cool.

    if I was a cowboy hiding from the law in the 1880’s that where I would have gone.

    Franz
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    The horn ring hardware and difference in 58 and 59 parts threw me for a loop…but I got it figured out.A0C4149A-DE25-4F88-9E07-57641F154DA2

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    The new divider trim looks great!

     

    Franz
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    Hell yeah 40 ford. Nice work 👍

    Franz
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    in reply to: Fucking Bubba!!!! #43947

    Sad to hear this.

    Hugo was truly a gentle giant.

    Franz
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #43936

    Barndoor zombies?

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    Taxi model with unique dash. From samba forums: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=334290&start=60

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    Franz
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    So awesome to have such history with a vehicle. It has been a tough one to assemble that is for sure.

    Cole told me that they plan to drive it and use it. Setup with the late model drive train.

     

    Franz
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    in reply to: 1964 Sportsmobile #43931

    Is Wren buying the thing?

     

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