everything looking great man, bummer about the wire/flux mishap.
Doesn't look too bad. I understand the expression now "a rolling bug gathers no moss". I'm guessing hood latch is a custom alternative.
Adie, like i said before go for it man, hope to followyou also, happy restoreHow do buddy. So I have spent the last few days grabbing 5 mins reading when I can you blog going through 28 pages and 549 posts... i really really please and chuffed for you and Mickey. The guys from that are commenting along the way keep the things you are doing noticed. You doing a great job and totally understand why you are do it to the best it can be. I.also have just brought a rotten beetle to give to my wife, I have done one before but not to the extent of this one I'm going to do. I have the budget I have the tools space and experience although it was some time ago. The thing I lack is time but like you perfection can't be rushed. I asked the foeum how far should I go with this beetle and one guy said walk away and by a good one. this deflated me ... after reading more of your blog im right back up thinking if everyone thought of giving up or classic would be soon gone. I genuinely hope to park our bugs at a show sometime in the years to come... i will also do a blog I think and I will kee reading yours. I also hope I get the chit chat from members albeit I think there's only 5 members on here. Stay safe buddy.
Heres a pick of mine to start , she looks better than she is bottom 12 inch like are rotten in all wheel Wells and a and b posts View attachment 44038
There is something almost poetic about reading about a suicide mission while tackling your rusty bug project.Adie, take your time and try and finish each session on a positive, some small victory, not always possible, but if you do it in easy stages small victory's are always achievable, don't let it overshadow family life, let it fit in, not the other way around.
Don't listen to the nay sayers, they are just a bunch of lightweights. when you start your rebuild blog, you will get nothing but encouragement from Wayne, John and myself, but the best guy to solve the problems on the way, is you.
I've had a short break to read E.M Nathansons The Dirty Dozen, great read. Now I'm back on it. soaking the bolts in penetration oil and marking up a nice size box for the drums and brake parts.
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John, that's just classic mate.There is something almost poetic about reading about a suicide mission while tackling your rusty bug project.
Hub nuts have a lot of torque. Six foot piece of pipe on wrench and pull as hard as you can to tighten or loosen. Or so a friend that had back wheel come off told me.John, that's just classic mate.
the problem I had today was getting the hub nut off, back on went the wheel and in went a tire lever to jam it from turning while I tapped it off with a large adjustable Spanner and a lump hammer, off it came....
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back off with the wheel and took a look at the drum, seized tight. The only way to get it off was with a chisel and lump hammer, after many hits, taking shifts on it with help from my Daughters other half Cameron, off it came...
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same with my tractor, yeah at least a 6 foot pull bar, even then have had to bounce up and down on some to break looseHub nuts have a lot of torque. Six foot piece of pipe on wrench and pull as hard as you can to tighten or loosen. Or so a friend that had back wheel come off told me.