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Splitfirebus
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My Ride(s) : 64 Deluxe Sedan
Registration date : 2007-07-16

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PostSubject: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 5:57 pm

I bought Ron, a 1964 1200 deluxe sedan with a genuine 46'000 miles earlier this year.

When I bought him I decided that I would run him for the show season, then if I decided to keep him he'd get a resto over the winter ready for next year.

I had to sort out a few things with him ( Lowered with a 5" narrowed beam, wheels, rack and a few bits and bobs ) so I was happy to use him this year.

This is how he looked when I bought him.

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This is how he looked this season.

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Now, I am not the worlds fastest worker, so at times this thread could go a little slow. But I am going to do a full body off resto with loads of pics so in the end we should end up with a reasonable thread.

Here we go...


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Splitfirebus
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Registration date : 2007-07-16

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:05 pm

Removed spot lamps, spot lamp bar, Head lamp, indicator, bumper, o/s/f wing, fuel tank and a few other bits and bobs.


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This is the main reason for the resto, he was just starting to get ereas of rust which I didn't want to get any worse.

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Luckly the normal bad areas are very good.

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Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:16 pm

Good luck Paul... This is one that i'll be keeping my eyes on..

Can't wait.. afro
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Splitfirebus
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Male Number of posts : 1108
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My Ride(s) : 64 Deluxe Sedan
Registration date : 2007-07-16

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:19 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Good luck Paul... This is one that i'll be keeping my eyes on..

Can't wait.. afro

Thanks buddy, Lets hope I finish it rather than flogging it to you lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:35 pm

Ive been waiting for this one, good luck bud Wink
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Mr Scoops
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Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:36 pm

Nice one, I have sent you a PM by the way Dude.

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thecrewkid
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My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 6:40 pm

Splitfirebus wrote:
thecrewkid wrote:
Good luck Paul... This is one that i'll be keeping my eyes on..

Can't wait.. afro

Thanks buddy, Lets hope I finish it rather than flogging it to you lol.

Yeah mate you'll finish this one... sunny


Anyway i don't fancy another bug just yet.. lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 8:26 pm

This should be an interesting one to follow
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Love this car paul, looks best as original but im sure it will change! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 8:47 pm

oh and it overtook my van............ on a hill! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 8:57 pm

I'm sad and happy to be honest with you


sad because Iloved the car as is .......and happy because I know you can do it justice

good luck dude and fair play to you
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Splitfirebus
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 9:38 pm

purpleronnie wrote:
oh and it overtook my van............ on a hill! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Be quite man,I didn't tell anyone. Between you and me I do have 34 hp under the hood. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 9:40 pm

nomates wrote:
I'm sad and happy to be honest with you


sad because Iloved the car as is .......and happy because I know you can do it justice

good luck dude and fair play to you

I know what you meean Steve but it needed it.

It'll be cool. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 10:08 pm

[quote="Splitfirebus"]
purpleronnie wrote:
I do have 34 hp under the hood. lol!

It's 34hp SAE, it's only really 30bhp............but you still wasted a T4!!lol!

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Splitfirebus
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 11:29 pm

In 1961 the 1200cc motor changed from

36 hp (SAE) 30 hp (DIN)

to

40 hp (SAE) 34 hp (DIN)

DIN = USA

DIN = euro

I need all I can get... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 7:42 am

As has already been said, this 'lil bug rocked as was, but i'm sure it'll rock even harder next season...
Keep the pics coming dude, we'll all be glued to this one
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 5:22 pm

Dude ....wheres your shock towers?
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Splitfirebus
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Male Number of posts : 1108
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My Ride(s) : 64 Deluxe Sedan
Registration date : 2007-07-16

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 7:19 pm

nomates wrote:
Dude ....wheres your shock towers?

It was just a quicky beam to get me through the show season. You'll see some nice ones when it goes back together. Very Happy
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Splitfirebus
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Male Number of posts : 1108
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Registration date : 2007-07-16

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 7:21 pm

Removed n/s headlamp, indicator, wing, wiring etc.

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Panels are just as good as the o/s.

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 8:38 pm

What would your advice be to remove the underseal from the inner wings??
I REALLY need to start the 71!! lol!

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Splitfirebus
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 8:47 pm

I think it depends on if you would like to keep the og paint.

I have just been using a 1" paint scraper, but I have seen guys that steam clean it off.

The og underseal on early bugs is very brittle when cold so just chips away.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 9:01 pm

Thats exactly what I found the og underseal comes off easy as but the newer stuff is like rubber and a right pain to get off I ended up using the evil brush on my grinder for that stuff but then again I am bare metaling mine......
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyTue Nov 04, 2008 10:48 pm

yeah chip it off if you can ....my 66 needed a bit of heat from a blowlamp .....then i used a scapper which had snapped and I ground the metal to a sharp blade ....about 1" wide possibly a bit thinner
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Splitfirebus
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyThu Nov 06, 2008 6:06 pm

Removed the front seats, carpet, rubber floor mats etc.

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Then all the sound deadening.

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The bottom of the "A" posts and inner channels look good.

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Obviously a little water is getting in from somewhere on the n/s/f.

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Then out came the steering wheel and column.

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Then most of the dash bits and bobs.

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Thats it for today folks. Smile


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nomates
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Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Rons Resto EmptyThu Nov 06, 2008 6:27 pm

get on with it ..... Wink .......seriously dude ...thanks for the updates and the pics
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