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#61 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 07:09 PM

I always do great taking things apart. Putting them back together however.....


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 09:55 PM

I always do great taking things apart. Putting them back together however.....

 

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Well the wind has been blowing 30+mph all week so it has made this very hard to work on. I ended up moving everything today to my neighbors/friends shed, there is a huge area to work and a stove for when it gets cold. Anyway, today I got everything moved, I also got the hood and passengers door painted (finally got rid of the ugly skull head). I got half the paint removed on the body, hoping to remove the rest on Monday. I kinda took a step backwards on Thursday, I had the rear fenders and deck lid hanging out on the forks on the high loader, they were no longer tacky so the dust wouldn't stick to them. Anyway, I left them out all night, there was no wind and there was going to be no wind the next day. I woke up that morning to hurricane winds and one fender blow off the forks. Luckily the hard concrete was under it to brake it's fall, it scratched up the new paint and put a huge dent in it :(. I haven't messed with it yet, but I guess I'm going push the dent out and probably will half to fill in the rest with bondo. That was the day I decided I needed to get all of this in a building :wallbanging:.            

 

 

I am trying to decide what color to paint the wheels? I think orange would look funny and I don't want to go black. They would look best chrome but that's not going to happen, I'm thinking maybe silver??? anyone have any ideas     :anyone:

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Posted November 09, 2014 - 12:08 AM

I agree with the silver. Many of the imported cars of that period had wheels that color.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 12:43 PM

White would look pretty good too.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 01:28 PM

silver or body color

This new "craze" of drab, black wheels makes no sense to me.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 05:28 PM

We just purchased a car and it has 20" wheels which are mostly blacked out. Can't make up my mind if I like them or not. 


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 06:55 PM

I love the blacked out wheels. Or black wheels with a polished lip.
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Posted November 09, 2014 - 10:01 PM

I got some more paint on the rear fenders, hood, deck lid, and doors. I also got the body completely sanded down to original paint/primer and bare metal. I have a couple more things to patch up and I will be ready to prime then paint.

 

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Still working on the bug, haven't been a whole lot to show, I did test fit the rear fenders because I replaced a lot of the mounts/bolt holes since they were rusted out and I wanted to make sure everything lined up (which it did) :dancingbanana:

I then set the deck lid up there for a better picture :thumbs: , hoping to prime tomorrow. but we will see if I get it done, there is still a couple small spots to patch :wallbanging:. But I did patch where the spare tire sits and yes I patch it with metal, the putty is just to smooth things over :D

Today I also got the dash covered with paper and tape. Can't wait till the whole thing is painted  :deadhorse:

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 29, 2014 - 11:49 PM

:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

 

FINALLY turned the bug white then orange!, I still need to do a second coat, then let it all dry for several days and then finally clear coat. Once all of that is done then it's reassemble and DRIVE! (assuming the engine I have runs) :thumbs:

 

Today it finally looks like the this project is going back together and no longer coming apart :worshippy1:. Still a long road ahead with all the interior, but I can at least get it running and stick the seats in it so I can drive it.

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Posted November 29, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Please tell me you are planning this (pics pulled from Internet)
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Posted November 30, 2014 - 12:17 AM

Please tell me you are planning this (pics pulled from Internet)
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EEEWWWW that is HORRIBLE EWW EWW EWW EEEWWWWW
Oh, no offense :D :rolling:


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Just painting it Orange, it was the original color of the bug and it's also the perfect color for a bug :thumbs: :angel:



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 12:19 AM

so get general lee magnets, and by the way, go with white walls and chrome hub caps, never a bad choice

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