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Re: (deathhare.)

I was in the garage yesterday to work on the Golf - Startet welding up the rust in the inner panel and driversside floor. What a pain in the arsch!
That really tested my patience - for some reason it did not work out for me. Ok it's been some time since i last did bodywork, but i dont think that was the reason. I did not get done and i dont even want to take pictures and upload them here http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
On top of that i did not use my welding mask which means that the skin in my face feels a bit tight today

Better luck next time ...


Modified by Enur at 8:39 PM 9-28-2008
 

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Re: (blubayou)

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not sure how i missed this one before. Looks like a great project

Thanks ... Please take look another time. Always good to have som "viewers"
 

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It's been some time since the last update - and I almost feel bad - The progress is slow
http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
I'm trying to get the motivation going - My friend at the garage will soon get his project in ... Maybe that helps?
But anyway:
Took of the ugly dobble fartcan - This won't be going on the car again!

Cleaned up the A-pillars and gave them some primer - Very clean and free of rust! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Found a small rusthole in the driverside ...

Played around with some ATS Classics ...


At the same time my friends dailydriver came in for suspension overhaul including adjustabel shocks ..

Got this part home from the other end of Denmark - Original VW 1978, but in nice condition!


Foundt some stuff at home, while moving some stuff:


And the current status from the shop - engine ready to come out!
 

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Re: (GaTeIg)

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Keep it up!

Thanks - I'm trying

Did some work this weekend - But a bit disapointing http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
Found more rust in the passenger side floar/inner panel..

I new there was some - but not like this. Cut out a part of the outer panel to inspect the damage:

Could be worse - but its bad enough!


Removed some more rust and started cleaning the area around


The repair will be something like that in the drivers side. I'm not real happy with the result of this, even if it won't be visible.

The rust is gone - but I think it looks like crap! But i have not done that much bodywork in the past. I'm learning by doing ...



Modified by Enur at 9:02 PM 9-28-2008
 

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Still a bit slow with the progress here

Used a couple of weekends to help my friend with the Passat, as it need to be ready for an inspection.
I will probably get more time to work on the car now, as i have lost my good job as VW/Audi mechanic
The financial crisis have caused a huge drop in the amount of work, therefore - to many mechanics!
I hope to be able to come back soon, and get my job back... Anyway - i will try to use some of my free time now to work on the car.
Last things done is taking out the centre console, and removing the front half of the carpet -

Good thing is to se solid floors... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Cleaned the edges and cut all rust out. Will soon make new pieces of sheet metal to weld in.



Modified by Enur at 5:21 PM 11-16-2008
 

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Re: (35i 2000)

I have managed to get to the shop and do some work the last days, even if it has been cold and with snow outside. Weird feeling not going to work, but just spending time with the Golf

I started where i left - under the passengerside of the car, and tryed to get some fresh metal back in the panels:

Welded and primered:

I feared that i might find more rust towards the back - therefore cut the entire outerpanel off:

And I was right - more rust


Taking of the last remains ...

Also noticed this little spot in the rear wheelwell - will have to take a look at that later!

Feeling a bit stuck with the rust in the panels, I decided to take a break from that, and started on some smaller areas found on the front:

More ...

Welded in a hand shaped piece of new plate ... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Got absolutly pissed off with my own welding skills today, it is really hard on my patience - I'm not satisfied with my own work.
But the rust is gone, and again - I'm learning by doing at the moment!

I hope you guys don't mind all the pictures? - I know there is alot of them on my thread here ....




Modified by Enur at 8:05 PM 11-26-2008
 

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Re: (Enur)

dont worry about too many pictures, thats what we are here for

just make 2 plates of sheet metall for adjusting the welder properly and practice, that saves you a lot of irritating when welding on the car.
winter is cold here too but if you get a proper heater in the garage you will be much more relaxed while working

you want to driver her next summer, right??? so you only have the winter to work

keep it up http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (blubayou)

Otti - I have tried the practice on to plates... And some welds on the car end up fine. At other times it just makes me mad when it gets tricky

The temperature is really not the biggest problem - I can deal with that. If it gets to cold ill take a break in our smaller headed room and drink coffee http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I know i will appreciate it when done - I look forward to the time where all the rust is gone. My plan is to let a friend who normally does bodywork weld in my new outerpanels and rear wheelarches when that time comes. I will do the "invisible" areas my self.
I don't really have a deadline as this is my first real project of this scale, I don't know how fast it can be done, but i just wan't it to come out nice. No need to rush things here.

Thanks for the comments - Keep them coming.


Modified by Enur at 9:03 PM 11-26-2008
 

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Back to working on the Golf - Had to do other things in the garage, and go to some meating, and search for a new job...
But today i made a little more progress i think - Got some more metal welded in the floor

From this:

To this ...

Outside...

And plugwelded...

(The pictures are kind of blury sorry for that - Makes the welds look a little weird. Today the actually turned out OK for a reason
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif )
But still a long way to go before new outer panels can be welded on...
 

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Re: (D.E)

Well some of the many doorhandles I have can be fitted directly to the Golf. Some of them can be adapted to work on the Golf (The mechanism can be flipt upside down if you take it apart), and some of them don't fit at all!

I bought all of them because they were REALLY cheap

I think those without the lockcylinder are pretty cool. I believe i will fit one of them on the driverside. The car is fitted with centrallocking (I know - that ain't really oldschool - but schhh!
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