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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:52 am 
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I'm not planning to post the full body resto job I'm currently doing on this VW Type 3 Fastback but I feel a few pictures are in order :smt012

I'm doing this as a deal for a local club member, where I repair, prep and Paint his T3 and in exchange I get his very solid 1966 Beetle with quite a few spares thrown in.

Things started well but soon went pear shaped when I discovered lots of the old paint was flaking off resulting in lots of extra prep work and going back to bare metal all around every window frame and extensive work on the rear wings and sills including welding :smt005

The final straw were the Fibreglass front wings, being an early Fastback these wings are very hard to get so he sourced a pair of Fibreglass items. Unfortunately these turned out to be crazed everywhere which meant cutting out every crack and sealing with fibre glass which has taken about 60 hours work on each wing :smt013
If this isn't done correctly every tiny crack will show straight through the final top coat of paint.

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Great fun eh ?

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Is the beetle worth all this labour mate?? :smt017

Post if you please some more details on the repair of these cracks (as well as pictures :smt003) as my car has some of these and I will need to fix them. Thanks

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:smt009 :smt009 Hey darren, i see what you meen now, i would have stuck some old astra wings on mate, he wouldnt have noticed mate, :lmao :lmao :lmao jesus mate i hope you think its worth it :smt018 :smt018 :smt018 cos i dont :smt013 :smt013 think you may have to rethink the deal or get some wonga off him, no wonder he let you have the beetle for it, face it, he gets rid of an old bug shed so he gets some space, and gets his t3 repaired to boot, bet hes laughing his head off mate, :smt020 :smt020 :smt020 back on the rum :smt020 :smt020 :smt020

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this deal is turning into a 'midas' deal :smt018

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:smt003 Cheers....
It's not all bad guys, the 66 Beetle is in very good condition and does come with lots of good spare parts as well. It's been Lowered and has full set of Empi Alloys. Once it's been painted and put back together it should be worth a good few quid.

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I'm also getting a few more things of the guy to make up for the extra work on these wings like another 1600 twin port engine, a good full flow machined crankcase, pair of new shocks for the Bus and a few other items :smt012

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I suppose this problem with the wings is just one of those unforseen things that crop up from time to time and neither of us were aware of just how bad they were because they came with a thick coat of primer which hid the crazing very well, it wasn't until I flattend them down and actually painted one of them that the problem showed up :smt013

The T3 in question is a very solid car, but like all things until you start digging you never know what work is involved and it needed a monumental amount of body prep :smt009

This is how it looked when it first arived

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Lots of flaking paint all around gutters, window edges and rear end which all needed taking back to bare metal.
There was also lots of small dints and rust blebs everywhere. It is almost 40 years old after all :smt003

Huge amount of time was spent on the prep here, filling, sanding, more filling, more sanding :smt013 Pain in the arse . . .

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Wasn't planning on posting the full job but what the hell, it's winter time so another active resto thread might generate some interest :smt012

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:lmao :lmao :lmao as long as you think its worth it mate, thats all that matters :smt012 :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao personaly i would have scraped the bastard :smt012 :smt012 :lmao :lmao sorry thats the Andy devlin approach , but hell ithink it works with this one :smt012 :lmao :lmao :lmao

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you must have the patience of a saint mate.so much preppin and sanding,but i bet a top job at the end never the less :smt012 Think you need a big shed at the bac k of the garden to work in.its tooo cooooold. :lmao

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You should start a restoration company

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:smt012 :smt012 what do you think hes been doing for all these years, for love :smt012 :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao

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For Love... Really :smt017 Seems daft not to make money....

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Cheers guys :smt003 It's all for the love of the resto :smt005

But least I'm getting a 66 Bug for doing this one though :smt012

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