76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by toolbox » Mon May 04, 2020 7:40 pm

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?

We use SeaRox from Rockwool at work in our chambers and I will get the other product for you tomorrow at work. It is Kapton faced Melamine foam.

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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Mon May 04, 2020 11:01 pm

Thank you both for the suggestions on insulation/ sound deadening.
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 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:16 pm

I am very pleased with the way the panel turned out. Took the clamps off and sanded it down. Came out way better than I had hoped. Of course there is some water damage visible and there is some difference in color because of that. Still all in all not to bad. First two pics are of the back, then a profile shot and the last two are of the front. I did not sand as much on the back because I was not trying to lighten any of the discoloration.
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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 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:26 pm

It looked better after a coat of stain.
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and even better after the second coat.
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Can’t believe it came out this well. I mean I’ve thrown things away that were in better shape. Wish I could get them back now :(
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 » Tue May 05, 2020 10:58 pm

Put the overhead cabinet back in. Did some more varnishing. Received a package from England.
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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 » Wed May 06, 2020 10:21 am

Nice work on the wood refinishing. :mrgreen:
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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Thu May 07, 2020 11:15 pm

Today I worked on the refrigerator cabinet. It had a bit of water damage from the vent window that had been leaking. There was a piece of laminate missing on one end and a layer of the plywood underneath. I mixed some epoxy wood filler to level out the missing plywood layer and the will glue in a new piece of laminate. The bottom of the cabinet had begun to delaminate so I glued that back together and then used some epoxy filler for the gaps. The rail that the refrigerator lid and storage compartment lid attached to had loose holes were the hinge attached. I used some gorilla glue and toothpicks to fill the holes and the drilled new smaller holes My son and I cleaned and polished the galvanized sides of the fridge. Tomorrow I plan to sand and varnish the bottom area under the fridge and back side. The laminate on the front is in pretty good shape.
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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 Marla » Fri May 08, 2020 7:23 am

If you are having a tough time getting the water stains out of the wood, I used wood bleach on my cabinets and had great results. The black stains came right out and was able to finish the wood without any issues.
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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Ken » Fri May 08, 2020 7:31 am

Nice work :D
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Re: 76 Westfalia Sweet Pickle

Post by Rob » Fri May 08, 2020 8:20 am

Thanks Marla, I will try that!
1967 Beetle "Little Tud"
1970 Lotus White Single Cab "Big Tud"
1976 Sage Green Westfalia "Sweet Pickle"

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