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Post by hambone » Tue May 07, 2013 2:11 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

A big box of L10B Texas Yeller and all the fixins' are now waiting in the garage...
The guy at the paint store was really helpful. I'm just going to pour it on like the Sherwin Williams logo.
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Post by bajaman72 » Fri May 10, 2013 6:58 pm

I've sat here and watched you rebuild engines, work on other VW's, tear em down, put em together. What's a little paint?!? I got faith in you Hambone. It'll come out great for your first job i'm sure.
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Post by hambone » Sat May 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Yeah! I sure need to hear that. It's just about ready too, and I have all the stuff I need.
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Gypsie » Tue May 28, 2013 8:54 am

Hellooooooo....Is anyone in here?????

(did you hear that?)...
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Post by hambone » Tue May 28, 2013 3:25 pm

After a lot of drips, all I have left is repainting the passenger side after wet sanding, all else is good enuff.
Was suppost 2 today but sick sick, allergies probably. Maybe I should wait for the rain to stop later in the week.
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Post by Gypsie » Wed May 29, 2013 10:52 am

I agree that waiting is a good idea. While the paint drying is mostly a result of the chemical reactions to the air, I can't help but think that humidity is another contributor. A dry day or two before adding any more paint is a good idea, methinks.
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Post by hambone » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:21 pm

Man that SICK knocked me on the keester for the better part of a week. BUT, I am happy to say that I am pretty much done with the paint! There are a couple small areas that need fixin' but she's almost there. Today was a productive day.
I'll never do that again without a proper shop. What a fiasco.
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Post by hambone » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:43 am

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Post by Gypsie » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:55 am

It is so close that it's not even funny.

Windshield in! No breakage!

Thanks Hammie for letting me participate in your windshield installation. Got some good learnin'Sperience with this job, (that and sore thumbs from pressing stuff).

just a question for anyone that has done glass/seal installation:

Is there a "best place to start" the seal when installing onto the vehicle?

We ended up starting at the top center, pulling out to one side and starting down the side (app 3" down), then pulling the string out in the other direction to just about the same spot. Making sure that the bottom was aligned right, pulling the string down one side around the bottom a bit (app 3" over) then doing the same to the other side where we continued across to finish it out.

Also, It appears that this job could also be done using 2 strings to pull the seal out into position. The exterior portion was a PIA because it wanted to knuckle under when being pulled in by the inner seal lip being seated. Seems to me that a 2nd string would make it a simple pull to flip the seal out rather than finding just the right tool to get under the seal without tearing it or scratching the paint.

Just curious for future reference.
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Post by bajaman72 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:42 pm

She's beeuutifull =D>
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:52 am

Gypsie wrote:
Is there a "best place to start" the seal when installing onto the vehicle?
Mike Browning and I set it along the bottom so the sharp radii would be done early in the process. Then, when things get tight, we have the far gentler top course to work with. I still almost cried. Chrome trim and all.

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:15 pm

Bug is done. Done enough anyway.
http://pdxvolksfolks.blogspot.com/2013/ ... -done.html
I can't believe I documented the whole damned thing. Bondo and cameras...but now I'm a bigshot Hollywood producer with a heart of gold.
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by tristessa » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:27 pm

Gypsie wrote: rather than finding just the right tool to get under the seal without tearing it or scratching the paint.
Chase down the ice cream man, buy a bunch of popsicles. And don't share with the kid(s).

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:39 am

Used an old Bondo applicator cut into strips. It was slippery and bendy, with a chamfered end.

Bug, I need more glamour shots:
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:17 am

hambone wrote:Bug is done. Done enough anyway.
http://pdxvolksfolks.blogspot.com/2013/ ... -done.html
I can't believe I documented the whole damned thing. Bondo and cameras...but now I'm a bigshot Hollywood producer with a heart of gold.

Congratulations! May you find a buyer worthy of the privilege of driving it.
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Xelmon » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:08 pm

Duuuddeee, shiny.

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