1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

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1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:09 pm

This thread is not directly scooter related, but it should be noted that the single cab in this thread will be used to transport scooters, both mine, and others that may fall along the way during various rallies and rides. 8)
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:13 pm

Picked up the bus in Sweet Home:
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and then introduced it to my other toys:

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Began work immediately using child labor:

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The idea is to take off the house paint ( :roll: ) and leave as much green paint as possible. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:19 pm

While the boys busied themselves with paint removal, I got down with some rust.

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Took a cup brush to the pan, got off all the loose surface rust, and then hit with rust stopper. (The above pictured Black & Decker angle grinder died at that point :evil:

So I bought a new Milwaukee one to replace it! :twisted:

The rust stopper turns the last little bit of rust hard and black and it's ready to paint over.
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby joe » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:27 pm

slave labor, nice :shock:

what color will this vw be?

If you see any line drawings out there, send them my way
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:23 pm

joe wrote:slave labor, nice :shock:

what color will this vw be?

If you see any line drawings out there, send them my way


Well, it's green underneath there... so I'm thinking green. May go for the "patina/rat" look. Dunno yet.
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:20 pm

A cup brush and a light hand = a lot less house paint! :o
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby Gearless42 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:22 pm

hope it's not lead paint :shock:
If you keep fiddling with it, it's going to fall off...
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:19 am

Wow. Hadn't thought of that. :shock:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Getting greener all the time...:

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:13 pm

Yanked the gates off for Will today:

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:55 pm

It's cool sanding it down. The more I do, the more I like it. It's got enough rust to merit the title "the tetanus express" but interestingly it's almost all surface rust with very little rust through spots and no bondo so far. 8)
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby joe » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:01 am

is there a motor?
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:53 pm

joe wrote:is there a motor?

Yup! It needs to be torn down and rebuilt, I'm sure, but I've got a spare one I've already been build ing up. 8)

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:07 pm

Current plan (more or less):

1- Remove all house paint and sand the body smooth.
2- Use the cup brush to remove all loose rust and hit it with rust stopper
3- Weld in any new metal needed
4- Remove and assess the front beam
5- Install beam adjusters for lowering
6- Build or buy some drop spindles for lowering
7- Assess rear suspension situation and decide on course of action for lowering
8- Finish the spare engine and have it ready to install
9- Go over all wiring
10- Replace brake master cylinder, brake lines. wheel cylinders, etc.
11- Get it on the road
12- Decide on a plan for paint
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