And once that's removed, presto! Front axle, motor, gear box, brakes, pedal and all other parts mounted. The black bug is my 1200A which I have since 1991. On that note, we thought we'd share a recent task, that of greasing the front left outer wheel bearing on our Type 181 Trekker - If you own one or a Beetle, or Campervan then there won't be much difference so this introduction should help. Here the fender after the hydrochloric acid rust removing process was finished. He enjoyed the car as a daily driver for 4 years, and didn't baby it! I painted the parts with black epoxy 2K primer and the next day with professional black 2K industrial color. Volkswagenwerk used nails to hold the floor rubber in place but I prefer seam sealer. The control light only covers the hole.
The head of the jack is painted in ruby but the original color is blue. The tank is rusty from inside and I put the hydrochloric acid inside. I put the Mike Sanders rust protection grease in the edges. Dirty Bosch starter before restoration. My work ends here first.
About our passion: Posted: March 8,2016 Kate McCarthy Bedward I've loved Volkswagens for as long as I can remember, owned a classic Beetle many years ago, sold it and always regretted it. I installed a new old stock 12V Bosch horn and fixed the damaged cable tube with heat shrink tubing. View under the front hood before restoration. I removed it after the first few kilometers. For one thing, 12-Volt kits are widely available and usually come with instructions including a wiring diagram to help you out.
There're actuall two inner and outer but I'm giving you enough to get you started. If the tank is very rusty, you need a lot of Metal Ready. On recently purchasing a very rare 1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 with 60,000 genuine miles and a full service history. I installed the restored rear sway Z-bar. It takes about a day including body, doors and other parts. The rust has disappeared very well from the pores.
I removed it after about 6 hours. Then I washed the fender with water and painted it with epoxy primer the same day. I put Mike Sanders corrosion protection in the heater channels and in the areas where the beetles tend to rust. Here you see the fender after hydrochloric acid was on it for 1 hour. A notable change from the Type 1 however, was the front suspension.
They can assist you with product installation tips and can also suggest additional items that may be needed to properly complete your projects. I sanded the primer and used the spray. I also wrote the zinc color on my list, because the sorting will be easier later. I then broke the text apart and changed the design of the letters and numbers till it was happy. Well it may sound silly, but if your Volkswagen won't start - first does it have any petrol gasoline in the tank? I do not know which font Volkswagen used so I choose a font which matches as close as possible.
Well the Type 3 was manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from around 1961 to 1973. This was the first part which I had assembled. Reproductions are not available in all colors. Unfortunately, he sold the car recently to finance his next project, so keep an eye out for another great looking car to be coming from him soon! Volkswagen Beetle Rustproofing Kits are available in convenient aerosols or in 1 Litre Schutz cans that can be attached to an undercoating coat and air compressor providing a more professional application solution. We take pride in our work and the results show. The Standard beetle has a very simple headliner.
I have already disassembled the doors a few times and it is always a big adventure to put the door together. Here a detailed picture of the fender inside after one hour with hydrochloric acid. Checking the unscrewed parts: After the body and floor was in process, I started to check all the other parts. Without a tool like this, it is likely that you damage the crankshaft pulley. My welder will repair this.
By signing up for our newsletter, you can get these tips delivered straight to your inbox. The cables are hidden under the floor mats and they are connected under the rear seat where the voltage regulator is. If the oil level is less than halfway, add some oil to bring the level up - being careful not to spill any, if you do, be sure to clean them. All Prices subject to change without notice or obligation. The cable connects two devices at the same time, e. Every single one of them are needed at some point in the restoration process.