Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by vwfye » 16th December 2023 - 11:04am

After sealer and primer


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Post by vwfye » 20th December 2023 - 3:33am

Wow! I decided to use the old air ride squareback touch up paint as a guide coat. After it dried, I found how wavy an OEM part can be. So.. sanding, and next is bondo, then I will sand again tonight.
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Post by vwfye » 20th December 2023 - 3:34am

This was the day in pictures... I did not get a photo of the lid covered in bondo. Did anything actually change? I forgot to take a photo of the bondo'd lid. Sadly, I have a new high spot to deal with. Grrrr...


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And.. after all that, it looks like before I started the day.

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Post by vwfye » 20th December 2023 - 9:29pm

I decided the color needs a touch of flake as well, so it will change a touch... or a bunch?
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Post by vwfye » 26th December 2023 - 10:42pm

Building the damaged area of rocker. I did not realize how different eash end of the piece would be in 6" of length. I still have to hammer for a little after it is
tack welded into place.


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Post by vwfye » 30th December 2023 - 4:37am

How do you push out a low area in a curved area without hammer marks? So I looked around and spied a Little League baseball. Firm, but with give and a leather cover...

It worked great! Woot!
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Post by broady_6 » 30th December 2023 - 8:50pm

That has come out exceptionally well! Your patients was key
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Post by vwfye » 17th January 2024 - 6:03pm

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Going from hijumper nose cone cover plate to incorporating a mount too.

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Post by vwfye » 22nd January 2024 - 1:59am

The new piece, after all the cutting, had a slight warp. Today, after breaking all sharp edges and deburring. I spent time at the 10 ton press. Now, the total roll is under 10 thou. I can live with that.


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Post by broady_6 » 30th January 2024 - 7:51am

Excellent copy and paste
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Post by vwfye » 2nd February 2024 - 4:23am

Now to finish the side shifter rod layout. They were not designed to down the stock tunnel.
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Post by vwfye » 29th February 2024 - 8:57pm

Been too dreary lately to be in the garage. We are in 3rd winter right now.
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Post by broady_6 » 7th April 2024 - 9:43am

I know the feeling, its been grim over here too!
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Post by vwfye » 10th April 2024 - 8:09pm

Yesterday I was able to do more sanding on the carbonfiber engine cover. I think I am finally ready to lay some filler to final sand for primer and paint. Finally!
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Post by vwfye » 27th April 2024 - 8:23pm

Been trying to finish sanding up the engive cover today. Too much dust to work inside, so I worked outside until the rains came. Driver side is dang smooth now. Passenger side will have to wait for now. When done, probably 95% or more of the filler will be sanded off.
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Post by broady_6 » 19th May 2024 - 9:19am

Its mad how much we spend on filler, only to sweet it up.
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