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AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod

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on: February 22, 2013, 12:46:16 PM
I wanted a cheap form of transport to mess around with during the "summer" months and be easy to work on should anything go wrong. I originally planned to get a road legal quad bike, very cheap to run, but the insurance premiums were very high, and well, they're not that safe!
I moved onto looking at new road legal buggies such as quadzilla's joyners etc but again, insurance was through the roof and getting high quality product looked slim. Most had big issues and weren't cheap or easy to fix. That then led me to vw buggies.
Classic cars, easy to work on and cheapish to run.. Looked like a winner and the researching began.

A few months later and a lucky ebay win I ended up with my very first buggy!

It was a non-runner. Required a decent amount of rebuilding to get working but its running sweet as a nut now
Rust free (some surface rust but a quick wire brush will sort that) she was a bargain. It could do with a makeover paint and interior wise, but thats going to be saved for over winter when shes off the road and living in the garage.

It's a 1962 Short Wheel Base with a 1584cc Type 3 engine, adjustable coil over rear suspension.

Drive on the beach!
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Heres a few pics of the restoration.... Still in progress!

Fred Flinstone inspired Rust removal...



Final mock up of the rear rusty bits and the plate I've made to weld into it and fix it up..





 

painted my first coat of hammerite yellow to the floor pans! woohoo progress!!

 
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 01:04:31 PM by Hazel »
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Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 02:14:11 PM
Well thats all the painting finsihed as far as the chassis and metal work is concerened. The floor pans and everything else I could make hammerite yellow are now, uhh, yellow!

The cibie's will be left until I get the shell done as I want them the same colour.

After a fair bit of swearing and threatening the exhausts with the angle grinder I got them off and gave them a quick going over with the wire wheel to get ride of the rust. They're pretty badly pitted but no major holes. Just a few tiny pin head ones I can seal up.



Just need to convince the old boy to help trailer off the shell somewhere to get painted then stick it all back together again....  :o
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Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
Any recomendations for high temp paints? got the cannons quoted at 150 to get rechromed, and well thats faaar too much. Almost cheaper buying new ones.

I wont get the full chrome effect but I was thinking high temp silver? Should look alright  :-\ :-\
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Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 11:00:20 AM
Any recomendations for high temp paints? got the cannons quoted at 150 to get rechromed, and well thats faaar too much. Almost cheaper buying new ones.

I wont get the full chrome effect but I was thinking high temp silver? Should look alright  :-\ :-\

See the thread in Beach Buggy Help Zone Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust help Exhaust coating  ;)




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Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 03:11:00 PM
Off to the paint shop we go!

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Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
Are you keeping it sunburst yellow mate or going for something else entirely
I'm in my buggy,
It's raining,
I really don't care.


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Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 03:54:15 PM
It's staying yellow.

I had thought about matching it to my daily driver... Skoda's new Rallye green but i dont want an overly expensive paint job that'll get ruined with cracks etc as this will be driven not just looked at...


Green..
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Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 04:56:12 PM
Got a phone call from the paint shop. It's ready for pick up monday morning... Exctied to say the least haha.
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Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
yahoo!
 
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Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 05:16:42 PM
yellow on yellow is a good idea as any scratches will not stand out. the VHT exhaust paint in Halfrauds works well.


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Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 08:29:27 AM
suspect this a modified MKIII,we only made 20 MKV in the early nineties


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Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 04:28:05 PM
Any ways to tell? I'll have a look under the front wings to see if I can find any repairs to change how the lights are positioned.
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Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 09:13:23 AM
That's the only way really,I can tell from the laminating though ;)


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Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 09:17:16 AM
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I can tell from the laminating though

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Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 09:40:52 PM
Had a look under and I couldn't see any noticeable marks but that could just be down to whoever did it make a good job haha!

Anyway did a little bit of work between shifts at work. Ordered a whole load of stainless bolts screws etc etc. Replacing everything I can with stainless so I'll hopefully never have to deal with rust again!!

New rear lights and stainless steel reg plate holder, the one I had before was terrible plastic  bleugh. Also re-done the headlights to match the new yellow/black theme I've got going on...



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