78 westy

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ohiowesty
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Re: 78 westy

Post by ohiowesty » Tue May 01, 2018 7:25 pm

Finally, with weather getting good, sh*t starts going down
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Re: 78 westy

Post by Six Volt » Tue May 01, 2018 10:54 pm

I think I've seen that operation at a veteran LEAKOILERS location involving Matt Keith. :lol:
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1957 Beetle Oval Sedan 36 Horse 6 volt
1959 Panel 40 Horse 6 volt

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Re: 78 westy

Post by ohiowesty » Mon May 14, 2018 8:24 pm

naked bus is naked
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Re: 78 westy

Post by wwebner » Tue May 15, 2018 7:02 am

Doesn't look as bad as you thought. You have 5 months to KI ;)
What media did they use?

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Re: 78 westy

Post by ohiowesty » Tue May 15, 2018 8:16 am

They used sand but the guy was skilled, no warpage. As for condition, If you zoom in the side pictures you will find a bunch of riveted repairs. But overall plenty of solid metal left. As for deadline I need it running, in my driveway, by Aug 2nd at 9am, for Colin (air-cooled itinerant) to tune. Hi Chuck! :)

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Re: 78 westy

Post by Josh » Tue May 15, 2018 11:40 am

It's nice to have a clean slate. Did you already epoxy prime it? That body will flash rust real quick.

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Re: 78 westy

Post by ohiowesty » Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Yes Josh, here's pics with it epoxied, and some of the PO's ghetto repairs, previously covered in tons of bondo. In the last picture, notice how Chuck's yellow tape survived sandblasting! I didn't have the heart to destroy his work :P
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Re: 78 westy

Post by chuckspence » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 am

You know the rear view mirror is only held in by a spring wire, and it comes right out if you twist it about 90 degrees to either side...

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Re: 78 westy

Post by ohiowesty » Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks Chuck, could not figure it out. Got a yuuuge 360mm convex Broadway mirror to clip over it tho' so I can see all the way to the B pillars.
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Re: 78 westy

Post by wwebner » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:47 am

Any progress?

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