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'67 RHD Pickup

(June 17, 2016)

RHD 1967 VW Single Cab - UK Spec'

 

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Pickup after initial 'sand' blasting. Ready for the welding to commence.

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Cutting out the rusted panels.

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Mock up of repair panel placement & test once fitted in position, door alignment checked

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Cutting out more hidden rot.

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Stitching in the new panels.

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Chassis section missing the inner box skin for the front cross member to fit against so fab'd up a new panel.

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Chassis holes prep'd & patched

 Beginning of the cab floor repair sections going in.

  

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More rusty sections to be removed and repaired.

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LHS door frame winched into shape & braced. Cab floor and arch sections going in.

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Trimming out more rusted sections. Cleaning up previous welds.

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Opened up the RHS rear corner to long panel seam to remove the rust & old metal previous owner left in....

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Checking the fit before removing more panels.

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New panels came with incorrect flanges, shown here. So break out the TIG.

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Nasty previous repairs. Double thickness wheel arches & panel strengtheners rotted out.

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Front stripped bare then chemical prep'd.

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Front valance closing strip plug welded, then folded under, more plug welding then cleaned up.

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Moved the Pickup into a new location.

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Roll over frame modified to bolt direct to the chassis, giving even more access.

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Plenty of space now. Stripping the chassis commenced. Each section cleaned back & rust treatment.

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Damaged rear cradle needs some attention. First stripped back. Metal straightened out.

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Test alignments of new panels to treated OG panels.

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More chassis cleaning & treatment.

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Heater ductwork installed. Some new some repaired OG.

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Valance hangers removed as rotten out. Engine bay tinware cleaned & treated.

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Floor section modified from LHD to RHD & mocked up in place. Arch repair panel needed to be longer to cover the rusted sections.

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Holes finally being closed up.

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Gearbox cradle strengthener welded in. D-post removed ready for replacement panel.

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Short panel, treasure chest sill etc welded on.

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De-skinned the treasure chest lid ready for spot welding on a replacement.

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LHS panels spot welded on & primer blown over.

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Treasure chest floor welding complete & another wheel arch closed in.

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Starting to organise some of the other items for the rebuild, like seats. Old material off, seats blasted & new springs made to match the OG.

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Test fitted the towbar too.

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Fuel tank closing panel support structure replaced.

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Body blasted & primered up. Followed by "Seagull Grey" top coat starting on the hidden areas with the Treasure Chest Locker. Load bed installed once the areas inside are painted.

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Cab area prep'd & re-primered.

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Various areas now in "Seagull Grey" & "Mango" top coat.

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Pedal & mats being fitted in as a test. Treasure Chest Locker now with a foam protection / timber base & covered in a "checker plate" rubber mat.

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