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by 74westy
16th December 2018 - 6:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Badge Clips

I had the same problem. Turned out the issue was filler, primer and paint thickness in the holes. I carefully reamed out the holes with a drill bit and painted the inside of the holes to prevent any rust. The nylon plugs push in and the badge goes right in with a firm push.

Craig
by 74westy
23rd April 2017 - 8:38am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Fuel Filler Neck Collar
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Fuel Filler Neck Collar

I bought one of these from ISP West and I'm dissapointed in the quality of the rubber. In less than a year the rubber around the edge where the wire retaining ring seats is cracking quite badly. This doesn't get hot and no UV. The rubber needs to be more flexible I think

Craig
by 74westy
11th July 2016 - 10:07am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: Fuel pump

Resurrecting an old post.. What is the list on Pierburg mechanical fuel pumps used in VW's. Above there is reference to the specs for VW6 and VW7 pumps. Is this available online somewhere. I have just brought a second hand VW7 pump which was supposedly for a Type 3 and came from a parts car, plus a ...
by 74westy
19th September 2015 - 10:49am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front scuttle rust
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Front scuttle rust

Hi Wojmyster,

I note you are in the UK. I'm in New Zealand as is the parted out car.

Sorry.
by 74westy
14th September 2015 - 9:06am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front scuttle rust
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Front scuttle rust

Ha. Found a body being parted out and picked up this piece. The photos show the construction of how the panels fit together. I'll deconstruct it and and use the parts I need building out from the inside. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nKC6J_dfPUs/VfZ4h2VSTgI/AAAAAAAAAdU/iRo-u-g3KlE/s640-Ic42/IMG...
by 74westy
12th September 2015 - 9:24am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback

Hi Mike, I straightened the plate and repainted it. Both rubber bushes are there and don't look deformed. But when I went to reinstall it it would only go together with a slight bow in it again??. There's no deformation in the body tunnel either. If it's no trouble I would appreciate pictures of you...
by 74westy
3rd September 2015 - 9:00am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front scuttle rust
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Front scuttle rust

I have some rust in the front scuttle next to the wiper spindle. This area looks to be double skinned but I cant find any pictures to support this. Or is the double skin just a red herring and what I am seeing through the rust is the air box fixed to the underside of the scuttle? https://lh3.googleu...
by 74westy
14th August 2015 - 9:20am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback

Cheers Mike, I've been looking further at images on the forums and every photo I came across showed it as flat. I think the rubber is still there though but a pit squashed!
by 74westy
14th August 2015 - 8:08am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Rear subframe front mount - 70 Fastback

The mounting plate which secures the rear subframe to the body, should this be flat or shaped as in the photos below? Looking at the parts book it should be flat. Could this have been bent over the years from being used as a jacking point? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sbxjUEYm2lM/Vc2Obrzw4-I/A...
by 74westy
12th August 2015 - 1:55am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 Fastback
Replies: 139
Views: 17560

Re: 68 Fastback

I know Purplepeter I was so disappointed about that. I didn't know there was a web until after they had started on the sills and by that time they had nearly finished one side and it was too late. So I just got them to carry on without them. I don't think they are there for rigidity but maybe to sep...
by 74westy
11th August 2015 - 7:57am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 Fastback
Replies: 139
Views: 17560

Re: 68 Fastback

Hi Mick, Here's what I started with. Both sills were shot and the left side was badly rusted by the wheel arch. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U8tx0DF5hWQ/VckwCOHfuJI/AAAAAAAAAbk/jmoSsZ4eP2o/s800-Ic42/IMG_2805.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vxHScioahvw/VckwFNncHaI/AAAAAAAAAbk/po4WfhilSCg...
by 74westy
10th August 2015 - 9:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 Fastback
Replies: 139
Views: 17560

Re: 68 Fastback

Where did you get your rear bumper mount panels from? they look different to those I can find on the net, more accurate. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/FLC_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/IMG_20150430_142515_zpsxeweywyd.jpg Also I've just replaced both sills on my 70 Fastback with the same ...
by 74westy
23rd July 2015 - 8:09am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ball joint pin sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Ball joint pin sizes

Thanks Dave,

I bought some nos units that were advertised as upper x2 and lower x1. All have the same size 18mm pin so I now know these are lower ball joints. The seller has a pair of joints with 16mm pins so I'll get these and have a full set.. :D

Cheers,
Craig
by 74westy
23rd July 2015 - 1:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ball joint pin sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Ball joint pin sizes

Hi All, Can someone enlighten me to the sizes of the front ball joint pins. I know there are upper and lower ball joints, and I think the lower ones have an 18mm diameter pin. Would it be correct that the upper ones have a 16mm pin and are maybe a bit smaller/lighter? Is this the only difference bet...