Post by Walter Glaser on Jul 20, 2016 2:10:29 GMT -8
When I saw it something was wrong. I measured all the diagonals and they were all out. Must have had a massive accident, so we stripped some panels back to bare metal to check it out. hard hit, bad repair, lots of bog hard hit, bad repair, lots of bog hard hit, bad repair, lots of bog rear 1/4 wind has massive gap at bottom and does not touch rubber very hard hit and bad repair at from of 1/4 even dash has creases old rust repair bootfloor at back still has creases from old accident
Post by Walter Glaser on Jul 20, 2016 3:02:36 GMT -8
Another body found, no accident damage, very little rust, yee haa. But that would be too easy. Previous owner put some bullshit taillights in, flared the guards slightly and had a porsche motor in it. F^&k!!!! Why do people do such shit!!!!!!!!! Also came with a T34 sunroof turret. I will call this T34-2.
Post by Jürgen Klein on Jul 23, 2016 6:41:32 GMT -8
Hi Walter , is this the actual situation or have you done some work on this car-mix now ? Greetings from Germany Jurgen
1500 S Karmann Ghia `65 blue/white
1600 L `69 red/white
1600 L Automatik`68 green
1600 L Variant`72 achatbrownmetallic
TVR 3000 Taimar`79 red
BMW 318i`86 smaragdgreenmetallic
Suleica F 430 trailer`67
Yamaha SR 500 `78 red
Puch M 50 Racing`74 red
Post by Walter Glaser on Mar 18, 2017 19:26:47 GMT -8
So back in June dropped off the body to the body shop, "Sydney Vintage Car Restorations". I was excited. Then when we put the new body next to the teak Karmann T34-1, I could see the following extra issues needing rectification:
* The front and rear guards were flared. I am not interested in custom stuff, it's got to be a stock body. Shit more work. * Out in broad daylight I could also see the engine inner guards were also really butchered to fit custom brackets for the porsche motor More work again. F@#k!$g Hell! * the rear engine tray was gone, ok we could use the the tray from T34-3, problem was when the cut the tray from the car they must have used an air chisel and damaged the rest of the body.
I did realise these needed fixing * The dash was removed, I can live with that, I can swap the dash from T34-1 * Front blinker lights welded up, minor work, cut out back to original * Rear apron butchered to fit some sort of custom taillights, not too bad because the T34-3 has a rear apron that seams OK, we could use and weld in. * LH & RH rear quarter panels modified for the custom taillights, not too bad this can be repaired with some new metal, oxy welding and hammer and dolly work
However * The front guard had a petrol filler neck cut into it. I thought this was part of a stock volkswagen model change just like on the 1969 type 3's. I thought this was possible a '69 body. Boy was I wrong.
Post by Walter Glaser on Mar 18, 2017 19:39:33 GMT -8
Man, i need to see a psychiatrist for some counselling. They are too expensive. What can I do? I go see Greg who sold me the body, how can he help me? Well he has another really, really rusty T34, which he says I can use for spares. Great! So one Sunday morning in September he organises his friends Dick & Brad to help strip the rusty T34 down, I ask my mate Joe the my specialist VW mechanic who knows all these guys as well to help as well. So we pull it apart. All the boys help, given Brad's trade experience, best he gets the coffees and bbqs the bacon and eggs.
I am a panel beater and haven't picked up tools since 1992, so back on the tools which feels really good.