with the worst area of rust damage made good, I can finish the beam off with this last piece of rust damage repair, holding up the card template for fit, now I can cut that out in steel and weld it in.
tell me, when you finish this baby are you gonna throw away all your tools and never do aproject thissize again, i think i would be tempted to, lol
his hard work and perfection are for sure an inspiration. The two of have almost convincened me to try welding, for the money i have hired it done for i could have a top of the line welder and lessons for sureHe has to keep inspiring us. Or convincing the feint hearted to buy a turn key bug.
go for it Wayne, having a MIG welder sitting in a dry corner is never a waste, you will always need it for little jobs that crop up from time to time, either vehicle, fence, gate or household.his hard work and perfection are for sure an inspiration. The two of have almost convincened me to try welding, for the money i have hired it done for i could have a top of the line welder and lessons for sure
you gotta love YouTube, and thinking about the welderWith the beam bolted back on, it was time to re-fit the torsion bars, after a frustrating hour wondering how you do it, I took a break and watched this very simple, direct, no beating about the bush Video on it, the guy is a workshop hero.
after employing his method, I had them both slotted in there in short order.
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there was a moment, when I realised I had inserted the bars with the dimple on the wrong side, eyes tightly shut, count to ten, remove them and start again. But at the end of the day, they are back in and I'm ready for the next task.
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i think is actually a damper adjustment, for dealing with small amount of slack in the worm gear inside, are usually grease packed , by the way you put thesteering box on thewrong sideagain,lolsteering box bolted back on.
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the steering box arm position. when I took it off I took note of the position of the butt stops, they are adjustable on the end of a threaded rod, I've not adjusted them, so I can use them now as a datum point for the steering box bolts.
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and the other side of the steering lock....
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unsure at this point if that is a oil refill nut
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"By Jiminy, and Gawd bless,er Majesty, me old boat race and me old **** Linnet, that be larks of which I aint erd guvner and that's the truth".Yes. They don't talk good English over there either.
looks fantastic man, so all the body repairs done, you see any time frame for reassembly"By Jiminy, and Gawd bless,er Majesty, me old boat race and me old **** Linnet, that be larks of which I aint erd guvner and that's the truth".
Britain and American's separated only by a common Language and steering wheel sides.
Anyway, back to the Beetle, quick test fit of the left floor pan half, then measure, mark and drill ready for plug welding it on.
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