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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 07, 2018 09:09AM

Looks good Troy.
Keep up the good work.

Uh, did you mean to say Crapped into the trunk?
Or did you mean Crammed something into the trunk?
I am just thinking that it would have to be a pretty big Crap pile to affect the hood closing.
Like maybe Andre the Giant sized!grinning smiley

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 07, 2018 10:22AM

Yes my bad, haha

Sorry anyway thank you, i think it looks good too.

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 08, 2018 05:26AM

Well i have a problem with one of the doors, the PO took a hammer and other crap to it and like bent it in a just bondoed over it, it is buckled so bad that it is literally impossible to get out. I am pretty p.o.ed at this guy but hey i did get it for pretty cheap but....... get what you pay for....

Anyway does anyone have any suggestions of what i should do, short of buying a new door.

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 08, 2018 08:11AM

With out seeing it, it is pretty hard to give any advice.
That being said though, according to you, "it is buckled so bad that it is literally impossible to get out."
If that is so, then it sounds like you need to look for another door. sad smiley

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'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 08, 2018 08:25AM

Post a WTB topic... many here will have them..

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 08, 2018 09:09AM

yup it is pretty bad, like the side is collapsed and there is cut and welded bits all over and was coated with like a solid 1/4 in of bondo. Anyway i started a new topic about that, so hopefully people will have something.

Anyway, i could cut out and replace the skin i guess but that would be expensive to get a replacement skin and getting the contour right out of just a piece of sheetmetal would be nearly impossible.

So to sum it up, it could be repaired but would be hard....very time consuming and hardly worth it i guess

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 30, 2018 06:46AM

Ok welll i was able to trade a heater channel for a door, after i got home i noticed that the door was bent just ever so slightly in the part the goes up the a pillar and at the top of the door it was out about 3/4 of and in. So that would not do, so i was able to cut and remove the door skin by drilling out the spot welds and then was able to graft it on the other door, after cutting and removing the lower 3 inches of the door from the bent door, becuase turns out that part was rusted out on the original one. Well anyway i got that all sorted out and after a final 1-2 coats of primer i should be able to get onto the paint, and when it comes to paint, i was able to find the original paint code from vw l20B brilliant orange, and was able to mix the color with percentages that i found online.

So it hopefully will look good. And i have a question about painting, when you are putting the final coat on, do you sand after, like 800 grit, and then just clear coat over that to get the shiny coat? Or do you buff that out up to like couple thousand grit, and then clear coat over it after you've gotten the paint shiny?

Sorry im a bit of a novice when it comes to that, but thankfully i seem to have gotten all of the body straighter than when it came out of the factory, i seem to have the problem that i want to get it perfect because since ive been working on it so long i want to make it look the baddestass that it can!!!

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 30, 2018 07:54AM

Normally with a 2-stage paint

Clear is applied without any prep.. within a few hours of applying the basecoat.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:00AM

ok do you not buff the paint up or just do the clear then cut and buff that?

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:18AM

Correct!

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:21AM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> ok do you not buff the paint up or just do the
> clear then cut and buff that?


Matt, that is an "either or" question.
Not yes or no!
Troy, do last one.
Clear, then cut and buff.

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I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:35AM

ok makes sense...THanks i will post some pics up in the next couple days to show some of the progress. After the stupid paint job then comes the fun part....assembly. I mean that seriously, i think that putting it back together is fun and seeing the car almost build itself is pretty cool!!!

Thanks for the encouragement and answers all

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:37AM

We're having a great time following your project!

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 30, 2018 08:41AM

thanks, i have a pic of the hood and stuff that is primered now...
really straight and since im kindof a little bit perfectionisty i had to rework that stupid hood like 20 times. more sanded off bondo than there is on there...lol

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 30, 2018 09:28AM

well i just realized that is the same picture as i posted on the previous page, so sorry, but that is basically what it looks like only the fenders and on with one bolt each and are sanded and primered too.

sorry

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: July 19, 2018 06:54PM

Hey hey, I'm back and in full force this time!!
Got the car running, serious turbo lag and a little knocking which I fixed by properly setting the timing, or so I thought, turns out I had it advanced to about 8 dbtdc anyway it ran a little rougher but built boost faster, weird, anyway I fixed that now and am running 24 btdc idle and hopefully all is well, oil leaks fixed, cars painted, and best of all registered and insured, my daily driver to work now as that was my last year in school and now need a mode of transport. Anyway I cannot upload any pictures from my phone or I would......

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 19, 2018 06:58PM

Wondered where you were?

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: July 19, 2018 07:00PM

Wow dont that make me feel good inside, I was missed?? Bahahaha, no she's running like a champ, sluggish until about 3500 and then holy bells boost is on.........actually scary

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 19, 2018 07:01PM

Way to go!

Why can't you upload from phone? Plenty of free APPS for "Resizing"

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: July 19, 2018 07:03PM

Ok I dont know...haven't been able to look into it really, what sort of apps, and how?

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