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    Default Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Andre julle is baie still. Lat daai outjie ophou met sy kattekwaad en bietjie an die Beetle werk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico-MAD View Post
    Andre julle is baie still. Lat daai outjie ophou met sy kattekwaad en bietjie an die Beetle werk.
    Nico
    Ai man.... Daar het intussen lelike ysterluis-kwessies kop uitgesteek. Ons sal chirurgie moet oorweeg.

    En tyd is maar knap met sport ens.... Die grootste probleem die tyd van die jaar is om buite onder 'n afdak in die koue nat weer te werk. En saans is dit vroeg donker en koud. As ons eers by 'n sekere punt verby is sal ek seker die Beetle inskuif in die garage in.... maar dan moet my jeep buite slaap.

    Die skool-vakansie lÍ gelukkig nou voor. Hy werk die eerste week, maar van die tweede week af moet hy weer 'n slag aan Buttercup woel.

    Ek dink ek moet 'n spanner-paartie reŽl.

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    Ja die yster kanker is mar 'n probleem, en gewoonlik op die moeilikste plekke. Ek onthou van my jong dae in Durban, daar het die goed mos lekker geroes. Motiveer mar vir Rudi. Hy sal baie trots wees wanneer hy klaar is. Sal kom kyk wanneer hy klaar is.
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    OK, after life came in the way for some time.... there's been some movement again. Spannerboy worked at a local engineering place for the first two/three weeks after the school closed so nothing got done until last week.

    As you know, we have uncovered some serious rust that was hidden under acres of body putty... He's cut out on the two worst spots and sandblasted the areas. Fellow forumite and good friend SteveW155 is heading over our way early next week, with his MIG welder, and we're going to see if we can close this up.

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    Nice!

    We have also been making some progress, although December must be the worst month for getting spares. A really bad santa delivered this stainless exhaust last week. Oh so pretty and worst of all it will be completely hidden once in the car. Also delivered and installed was a new set of removable pushrod tubes. These will not leak, at least that is the theory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koebelwagen View Post
    Nice!

    We have also been making some progress, although December must be the worst month for getting spares. A really bad santa delivered this stainless exhaust last week. Oh so pretty and worst of all it will be completely hidden once in the car. Also delivered and installed was a new set of removable pushrod tubes. These will not leak, at least that is the theory...

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    Is that an Emco vp10 in the background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Is that an Emco vp10 in the background?
    Well spotted! It is indeed an Emco Maximat V10P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koebelwagen View Post
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    Oh man.... I just drooled onto my chest....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koebelwagen View Post
    Well spotted! It is indeed an Emco Maximat V10P.
    I have the grandchild of the vp10 and i have the granddaddy of it too . The compact 8 and the maximat v13. Fantastic quality lathes.

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    Saw this kombi in PE a few weeks back beautifully restored
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    Good to see others working on their Beetle's. We have 4 in the family, as well as a Ghia.

    I am currently finishing work in my garage, building a new workbench, storage space, etc. in order for my '59 to come home. Needs a lot of work unfortunately. Was my daily transport from 1999 to 2004. Love that car.

    Now that I have the extra garage figured out, I can start working on the car. For now I just want to sort out the brakes, so I can drive her around for a while. Then start stripping the body.

    This is the car as it looked in '99 just after I painted it as a school holiday project in Matric. Still 6v, etc. Only put on different rims with wider tyres (marie biscuits are not easy to find and I wanted to keep them), and installed 'California-look' rubber around the windows as at that stage I couldn't find any rubbers that took the chrome beading (they are available now...at a cost). The indicators (and incorrect rear light clusters from a later 60's model) were added by my grandfather many, many years ago...I kept them on for then as I drove it every day. Nobody notices the semaphores these days....

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    Ok, so Buttercup is going into the new year slightly less holey...

    We spent some time rebuilding the areas where we cut out the rust, with the help of a friend (and fellow forumite, SteveW155) ... a real scholar and gentleman. And a magician with a MIG.

    Obviously a lot of cleaning up to do, grinding, sanding, filling and primer. Very far from painting. Still a HUGE hole in the floor pan, but that's a much easier weld than the other two were.... and a headache for another day.
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    Mooi so Andre. Rudi gan baie trots wees op daai Beetle as hy klaar is. Vat baie werk en somtyds raak mens bietjie mismoedig. Los hom dan vir 'n paar dae en werk weer an hom. Gelukkig kan alles reggemaak word en parte is beskikbaar. Ek gan nog op een van my trippies Kaap toe daar stop en kyk hoe vorder hy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico-MAD View Post
    Mooi so Andre. Rudi gan baie trots wees op daai Beetle as hy klaar is. Vat baie werk en somtyds raak mens bietjie mismoedig. Los hom dan vir 'n paar dae en werk weer an hom. Gelukkig kan alles reggemaak word en parte is beskikbaar. Ek gan nog op een van my trippies Kaap toe daar stop en kyk hoe vorder hy.
    Nico
    Ai Nico.... die probleem is ons werk buite, en ons winters is nie genadig nie.... veral nie met die hoeveelheid daglig-ure nie - en hopelik, reŽn. Ek probeer druk dat ons die spuitwerk kan doen voor winter (Rudi word 17 in Junie)..... maar dit is moeilik om nie te hard te druk nie.

    Hoe ookal, ons het nog 'n GROOT probleem wat ek nog nie weet hoe om aan te spreek nie. Die enjinkap hang laag. Iewers het iets uitgesak, maar ons kan nie presies sien wat nie. Sodra die gat in die vloer gedoen is moet ons dit takel. Ek gaan nog baie raad vra - watch this space!
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    Sit terug en geniet. Projekte end doelwit datums is soms moeilik. My F250 Staan nou al twee jaar sonder dat ek aan hom geraak het. Enjin al seker 4 jaar terug gebou. Nou weer lus om hom te gryp. Wat Rudi sover doen is uitstekend. Eerder `n maand of twee later en `n uitstekende produk as `n rush job.
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    Wys n foto van die enjinkap wat laag hang,

    Neem ingedagte die vroeere vollas het langer enjinkap gehad, ook was die bumpers se brackets net met 2 boute vas aan albei kante en het maklik geskuif, met die gevolg dat die enjinkap die bumper kap as jy dit oopmaak

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    Ek kan vir jou fotos neem van enjin kap se hinges etc om te vergelyk. Laat weet net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Sit terug en geniet. Projekte end doelwit datums is soms moeilik. My F250 Staan nou al twee jaar sonder dat ek aan hom geraak het. Enjin al seker 4 jaar terug gebou. Nou weer lus om hom te gryp. Wat Rudi sover doen is uitstekend. Eerder `n maand of twee later en `n uitstekende produk as `n rush job.
    Dankie. Ek het Űk so af en toe nodig om dit te hoor... Ek was nog nooit geseŽn met geduld nie.

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    Ek kan vir jou fotos neem van enjin kap se hinges etc om te vergelyk. Laat weet net.
    Wow!! Beauty!!
    Sal die foto's waardeer, asb.


    Die is ongelukkig nie vars foto's nie - ek sal later neem en ook post. Die was soos sy gelyk het toe ons haar teruggekry het. Die enjinkap sit nou bietjie hoŽr, en die roes is tot 'n groot mate aangespreek.
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    Dis hoe dit nou daar lyk....

    Die skarniere is so vÍr vorentoe gestel as moontlik.

    Wat's die kans dat die hele struktuur in die bakwerk gebuig kan wees? En sou dit die geval wees, wat is die kans dat mens dit kan terugbuig waar dit hoort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Dis hoe dit nou daar lyk....

    Die skarniere is so vÍr vorentoe gestel as moontlik.

    Wat's die kans dat die hele struktuur in die bakwerk gebuig kan wees? En sou dit die geval wees, wat is die kans dat mens dit kan terugbuig waar dit hoort?
    Die verstelling vir die hoogte is op die deur se kant van die skarnier. Gate is slotted.
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