New Owner, 70' Fasty

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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:04 pm

Spent the day repairing/fabricating parts and pieces so that passengers side rear could be closed up, unfortunately ran out of shielding gas, will have to wait until tomorrow to finish. Finally making some progress.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Sat May 01, 2021 6:01 pm

Spent some time on the Fasty over the last couple of days, finally making some headway. Replaced metal on the badly rusted air intake/drain cover and tacked back in place, had to force fit in a few places. After that spent some time evaluating the drivers side rear area hoping that it was as solid as it looked, nope! Drilled spot welds, chiseled and cut out some pieces so I could access and determine what needed to be fabricated/replaced. In earlier pictures I highlighted the work done on the passenger rear inner fender and the replacement of the rear bumper mount, fortunately the mount was fine on the drivers side however the three layer area behind it was not. It is now! A little more grinding and I will be ready to rust convert and put on first coat of Master Series, followed by seam sealer and second coat. Then the rear area welding is somewhat complete, only thing left it to grind welds on inside and chase pin holes, oh and add a weld patch at the bottom of the spare tire well.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Sat May 01, 2021 6:23 pm

Also rust converted the inside door wells and coated with Master Series, looks great and should last a while. Both drains, front and back, on both doors clear and coated, no water buildup in those doors going forward. Took pictures of the light shining through the drains, interesting view.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Mon May 03, 2021 7:53 pm

Finished up the drivers side rear earlier today, on to the front.
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Cut out the drivers side headlight section as it had been in an accident, beyond repair (may have to do the same with the passenger side as well). The fit up of the replacement section was challenging to say the least, however by bolting the old fender in place I was able to measure/estimate location of the new piece. Cut it an inch or so long so I could lay the piece over top of the existing, scribe a line, remove and cut, again cut long to ensure I didn't remove to much material. I installed and removed this section probably 10 tens before I was happy with final location so I could tack it in. Also in an effort to get the contour of the body correct placed on old VW jack between the body and fender, using it to slightly expand the vertical seam prior to welding. I think it came out okay, will finish welding tomorrow.
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1970 Fastback Status to date. Still a long way to go, the good news is that the repairs on all four inner fender areas are complete. Next step is to finish weld the front fender section and then work on patch in spare tire area, that will be fun, of that I am sure.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 03, 2021 8:00 pm

wdollie6 wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Spent some time on the Fasty over the last couple of days, finally making some headway. Replaced metal on the badly rusted air intake/drain cover and tacked back in place, had to force fit in a few places. After that spent some time evaluating the drivers side rear area hoping that it was as solid as it looked, nope! Drilled spot welds, chiseled and cut out some pieces so I could access and determine what needed to be fabricated/replaced. In earlier pictures I highlighted the work done on the passenger rear inner fender and the replacement of the rear bumper mount, fortunately the mount was fine on the drivers side however the three layer area behind it was not. It is now! A little more grinding and I will be ready to rust convert and put on first coat of Master Series, followed by seam sealer and second coat. Then the rear area welding is somewhat complete, only thing left it to grind welds on inside and chase pin holes, oh and add a weld patch at the bottom of the spare tire well.

This has been remarkable to watch.
Do you feel like a proficient body man now? Are you now a welder/artist/alchemist?
That fastback must know it is lucky.
I might be in need of of your services, like ten spot welds across NaranjaWesty's nose.
Colin (in New York in July)
(p.s. 35,000 miles since I stuck on those heads in your garage June 2018)
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,730 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,865 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 132,040 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Tue May 04, 2021 5:46 am

Colin,

Definitely not a proficient body man, much less a welder. Barely a capable air cooled VW owner, but working on it. By the way impressed/enjoy the new artwork on the home page, bright, cheery and uplifting, so to speak.

Let me know your time frame in July and if you are going to be in the Delhi neighborhood, look forward to seeing you. My 66 has picked up an annoying hesitation upon start up, have to feather pedal to keep it going, but once its moving at higher RPMs it is fine. Unfortunately I realized, after several years of driving, that I never added a fuel filter, corrected that a few days ago (obviously in the fuel tank area, not near the engine...). May have to pull integrated filter on fuel pump and clean up a bit... hmm does a 66 have a filter on the pump, I know there's one on my Super Beetle.

What happened to Naranja's nose, battle scar? Speaking of the bus, once I am done with the Fastback, 2030 maybe(?), I am going to go back to Fatboy and clean up the mess from the original welder, as it annoys me. May have to remove nose and start over, or not, may just drive him the way it us. Hooked the battery up and Fatboy started on 2 cranks, after sitting the entire winter, impressed. Completed a 15 mile run with no issues, ran great. Now need to figure out the gas smell, no drips anywhere but when its in the garage you can smell, slightly, not overpowering.

Let me know your itinerary!

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