76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by wwebner » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 am

Great idea on the rear hatch lock.

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:57 pm

Got the panel back in. I think it turned out pretty good, almost factory.
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1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Dual Port » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:00 am

That's pretty cool. I drilled a hole in my panel so I can stick my finger through and trip the catch, but yours is more finished.
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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 10:25 pm

I finished the tailgate panel, the side panels in the luggage area and put back in the closet. Then they made the panel on the passenger side of the seat look shabby. So out came the back seat/bed.
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1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 10:34 pm

Then my wife said, are you going to do all that and leave that other panel behind the refrigerator looking like that? :lol: Out came the fridge and sink cabinet.

Nothing too shocking under there, though I don’t remember spilling the bag of black rice that got behind the cabinet. Hey, that ‘s not rice! :shock:

Ended cleaning up pretty good and always nice to confirm no major hidden damage.
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1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

They gotta' have names!

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 10:59 pm

The wall panel behind the fridge and sink was pretty warped and delaminated. I want to fix it because the wood species/pattern matches the other panels which I have sanded down and refinished. It is not stock but does not look too bad. The one on the right side of the seat was delaminated and I was able to glue and clamp it back together. This on however was delaminated and wrinkled up on the two outer layers. So with nothing to lose, I couldn’t make it any worse :lol:, I decided to experiment a bit. The warped sections easily lifted off and I used a sharp blade to cut them off where the laminate was still holding together. Then I snuck the iron out of the laundry room, set it to the hottest and highest steam setting. Once they were fairly straight, I turned the steam off and held it while it evaporated the remaining water. They actually came out remarkably flat. Then I used some contact cement and a laminate roller. To be sure. I clamped the repaired sections between some wood scraps. We’ll see how how they turn out. I’m optimistic. :D but probably because I don’t know any better :?
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1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

They gotta' have names!

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 11:07 pm

These were the only treasures that i found after removing the seat and cabinets. Nothing exciting. I never find anything good.
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1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 11:10 pm

I do have a question. Does anyone know what kind of insulation I can use to put back in or does it really matter much?
1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Marla » Mon May 04, 2020 8:27 am

Looks great Rob!
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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by wwebner » Mon May 04, 2020 10:22 am

Rob wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:10 pm
I do have a question. Does anyone know what kind of insulation I can use to put back in or does it really matter much?
This is what Bruce did.
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I don't think you want to use any fiber type insulation as it would hold moisture.

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