Post by Jürgen Klein on Apr 5, 2017 1:05:55 GMT -8
I can`t await to see another blue/white brother of my 65 Ghia ...! Please Show more pics ...!
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 May 10, 2017 1:45:46 GMT -8
The inner engine bay needed repair, and the car is built around this.
fitting the engine bay back in.
all edges to be welded are painted with weld through primer, once welded in, all seams will be sealed and painted again. The beaver has been left off purposely to get paint into the areas that would normally not be painted or paint can not reach. Better than factory would ever have. This car is being built to outlast me and my kids.
Post by Walter Glaser on May 4, 2018 0:05:09 GMT -8
Now it's time for the floor pan to get some love.
Floor panels made up, oxy welded in, grinded and hammer finished.
2 pack semi gloss black inside and out.
I know the purists aren't going to like the proof coat finish underneath, but this is the practical upgrade with 2 pack over the proof coat which will have much better stone chip resistance and sound deadening qualities.
Post by Walter Glaser on May 5, 2018 2:17:26 GMT -8
Outer left hand 1/4 too. Rust and old damage repaired.
For those who don't understand hand forming and coachbuilding, you will notice the new panel is cut with curves, not straight edges to sharp corners. This requires more work but allows for continuous welding, even heat dispersion, less distortion and removes the problem of a heat soak, which a corner would create. Then the panel can be dressed (stretched) up with a hammer and dolly for file finishing.
What a surprise, rust in a T34.
A new repair section made up
Oxy welded in and hammered and filed up into shape
The 1/4 were flared and previously damaged, when they were repaired previously, the repairer ground too much of the metal away in the wheel arch. Unfortunately the best option is to replace the section as well.
so a new panel is made.
Using my NOS rear 1/4 panel as a template. I'm saving those for later, when we tackle the teak.
and oxy welded in so it can be dressed up and file finished.
Not MIG welded on the outer panels, as it changes the nature of the metal, makes the weld brittle and reduces the panels malleability considerably, so much so that it can not be dressed up with a hammer and dolly and can only be filled with filler. No thanks!