65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:24 pm

jonthebuilder wrote:Hi Paul.

I'm at exactly the same stage as you and I can confirm
A.. The autocraft lower nse panel fits perfectly around the headlights..I got a load of schofield panels with mine but I'm not fitting them as I just can see them fitting properly.. Worth paying the little bit extra for autocraft..
Hi Jon,

Been following your build, good work there. Your A-post repairs are a lot neater than mine!

I have noticed Schofield's being out in a few places and I'm starting to lean towards Autocraft. The best panel I had from Schofield's was in the inner valance, but that come with Autocraft stickers on it - reselling I guess.

I'm confused when you say the lower panel wraps round the headlights - you don't seem to have gone that far up?
jonthebuilder wrote: Also my lower font panel will also sit higher than the bottom of the inner valence when fitted.. Don't know why but I'm going to blend the step with a skim of filler so it won't be seen..
Looking at some of the builds I think this is common. Strange though.
jonthebuilder wrote: Those chassis legs are a right git to clean up arnt they.....
Hell yes. Got through a number of grinding disk and one grinder. 8O

Keep up the good work on Noah!
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:50 pm

Inner front valance is on.

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Well almost, until I ran out of gas. :(
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by jonthebuilder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Looking good Paul.
Not sure if your using the small bottles of gas, but if you google hobby weld, they are a nationwide firm whom you pay a one off refundable deposit of £65 for the bottle and then it's£30 for a large pub style gas bottle which last ages. You'll need to buy a regulator, about ?40 but much cheaper than the small bottles.

Apologies if yo already do this..

I guess you'll be doing headlamp support panel next. What are your headlight bowls like? Mine had rot and were a sod to repair!


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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:44 am

jonthebuilder wrote:Looking good Paul.
Not sure if your using the small bottles of gas, but if you google hobby weld, they are a nationwide firm whom you pay a one off refundable deposit of £65 for the bottle and then it's£30 for a large pub style gas bottle which last ages. You'll need to buy a regulator, about ?40 but much cheaper than the small bottles.

Apologies if yo already do this..

I guess you'll be doing headlamp support panel next. What are your headlight bowls like? Mine had rot and were a sod to repair!
Yeah, I'm using hobby weld. Not sure where all the gas went to. I'm guessing it's from when I built a plinth for my vice out of 5mm steel. :)

Yes, headlamp support next. Got a couple of repairs to do to it but fortunately the bowls are in really good nick.

Not sure it looks that great. I wasn't really 'in the zone' with my welding that night. sometimes the great welds just flow naturally, other times they're all just crap. Could be something to do with the gas running low.
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by MarkFer » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:07 am

pauldee wrote:Cheers, glad to know it's not just me. I didn't think it was a custom job by a PO because it looks far too professional compared to some of the other work that's been done.

Not that the previous work is a bodge, it's just not great. But it still means it's got to come out, so it may as well be a bodge or rusty.

So when did this little feature come in then? markfer, dustbingolfs - what year are your buses?

Mines a 1965 RHD....now I'm wondering why mine is straight (on both sides) and yours are curved. Unless RHD is different?

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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:42 pm

MarkFer wrote:
pauldee wrote:Cheers, glad to know it's not just me. I didn't think it was a custom job by a PO because it looks far too professional compared to some of the other work that's been done.

Not that the previous work is a bodge, it's just not great. But it still means it's got to come out, so it may as well be a bodge or rusty.

So when did this little feature come in then? markfer, dustbingolfs - what year are your buses?

Mines a 1965 RHD....now I'm wondering why mine is straight (on both sides) and yours are curved. Unless RHD is different?

Mark
I have no idea I'm afraid, although it's possible they could just be different. Is yours a genuine waltkthrough? have you checked against m-plate and chassis number?
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:39 pm

Inner valance cleaned up and primed:

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Inner front panel cleaned up ready to go back on:

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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by MarkFer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:39 am

pauldee wrote:
MarkFer wrote:
pauldee wrote:Cheers, glad to know it's not just me. I didn't think it was a custom job by a PO because it looks far too professional compared to some of the other work that's been done.

Not that the previous work is a bodge, it's just not great. But it still means it's got to come out, so it may as well be a bodge or rusty.

So when did this little feature come in then? markfer, dustbingolfs - what year are your buses?

Mines a 1965 RHD....now I'm wondering why mine is straight (on both sides) and yours are curved. Unless RHD is different?

Mark
I have no idea I'm afraid, although it's possible they could just be different. Is yours a genuine waltkthrough? have you checked against m-plate and chassis number?
Yes, birth certificate from VW confirms it. Just another mystery!


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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:11 pm

pauldee wrote: Inner front panel cleaned up ready to go back on:

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When I say ready to go back on, of course I have to replace those rusted out bits.
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:13 pm

MarkFer wrote:
pauldee wrote:
MarkFer wrote:

Mines a 1965 RHD....now I'm wondering why mine is straight (on both sides) and yours are curved. Unless RHD is different?

Mark
I have no idea I'm afraid, although it's possible they could just be different. Is yours a genuine waltkthrough? have you checked against m-plate and chassis number?
Yes, birth certificate from VW confirms it. Just another mystery!
One of the many quirky VW design 'features'.
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Post by rusty1962 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:59 pm

Hi Paul, I've just found your thread. I'm at about the same stage as your last post.

How's it going now?

Keep up the good work!

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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:09 am

rusty1962 wrote:Hi Paul, I've just found your thread. I'm at about the same stage as your last post.

How's it going now?

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
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Winter, new job and a few technical issues have held me up but there will be an update soon!
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:43 pm

I have been making some progress, honest, just not really masses to show for it. I f that makes any sense. Anyway, here's some pics:

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Left cab floor repairs. I made a right .... job of this and I'm going to redo it.

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Repairs to rear of right A-post. Thought there might me some mileage in doing the front then the back, but I prefered the way I did it on the other side - all in one.

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And now I'm half way through the right cab floor repair. Hopefully I'll do a better job of this.
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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by markp » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:26 am

Now you got your funky green panels ......it feels good hu ...know that more peaces to the jigsaw have arrived



Great work



Keep pushing mate ...your doing great


Well done



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Re: 65 13w deluxe 'Project Franklin'

Post by pauldee » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:39 am

markp wrote:Now you got your funky green panels ......it feels good hu ...know that more peaces to the jigsaw have arrived



Great work



Keep pushing mate ...your doing great


Well done



Mark
Cheers Mark!

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