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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Wed May 15, 2013 4:56 pm

Tom wrote:Wouldn't it just be a bit easier to grab 1 for 5 bucks at the next swap ? Just sayin...

If it can be fixed we is it!

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Go to pep boys and buy a new horn you cheap %^&@!


Put a horn from Pep Boys in a vintage Air Cooled VW, what are you nuts!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Thu May 16, 2013 8:52 am

Last night i finished painting the diaphragms and put everythaing back together and it looked sweet.

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BUT IT Did NOT WORK WTF!!!!!!

More research is needed! Does anyone know how these are supposed to work?
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Thu May 16, 2013 9:31 am

The driver door outside hande was sticking and the window did not roll up well. Last night I removed the door handle, door lock mechanism, window regulator and window. The door handle seemed ok but the lock mechanism was a little stiff. I sprayed it with brake cleaner and gave it a shot with WD 40 and it is working smoother.

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The window regulator works but will get a good cleaning, The track the window channel rides in was binding so I cleaned all the old grease from the old track and now it rides smooth. I will apply a light coat of lithium grease when I put it back together.

The biggest two issues are, the window channel which is bolted to the bottom of the window, is half rusted away, so it should be replaced. Next the window scraper on the outside is completely shot and the door sheet metal where it snaps into is in bad shape! I'm not too worried about any of that at this point though, just want the door to pen and the window to go up and down.

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Thu May 16, 2013 9:52 pm

Beep Beep! The sweet sound of working horns! Just needed a little adjustment on the screw! One of the easiest fixes for all you naysayers, Tom and Mike! :lol:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby AoT » Thu May 16, 2013 10:29 pm

Brown wrote:
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Hope your horns tweet as sweet as they look.
Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby AoT » Thu May 16, 2013 10:35 pm

Brown wrote:
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Does this window operate by the window crank riding the saw tooth plate that raises/lowers the regulator?
Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Fri May 17, 2013 5:36 am

AoT wrote:
Does this window operate by the window crank riding the saw tooth plate that raises/lowers the regulator?



Yup, similar to early bug.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Fri May 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Swapped the tires from the 68 to the Ghia

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rear brake Drum

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Fri May 17, 2013 12:54 pm

almost there bud. PS... cool pics of the innards of a horn. Never seen that done before.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Fri May 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Raj wrote:almost there bud. PS... cool pics of the innards of a horn. Never seen that done before.


It was very simple!! Anytime i can keep a VW part working i love it!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Tom » Fri May 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Brown wrote:Beep Beep! The sweet sound of working horns! Just needed a little adjustment on the screw! One of the easiest fixes for all you naysayers, Tom and Mike! :lol:


We're not naysayers, we're just not cheapskates. :lol:
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Fri May 17, 2013 9:52 pm

I'm keeping old VW parts alive!!! I'm a VW doctor!!! :D
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Sat May 18, 2013 5:09 am

Brown wrote:I'm keeping old VW parts alive!!! I'm a VW doctor!!! :D

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Sun May 19, 2013 9:25 pm

Friday night I Por15 the rusted part of the driver side window regulator and the window channel to slow down the rust?

Yesterday I lightly greased up the track, reinstalled everything and it works like a champ!

Today's rain put a damper on today's tasks!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Mon May 27, 2013 2:09 pm

I saw the "crush" in the flesh... more rust than solid metal.

Ken, you have your work cut out for you.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Mon May 27, 2013 9:13 pm

The good news is every time I work on it or move it there is less and less rust.....it keeps falling off! :lol:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby 1971SuperBeetle » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:10 pm

Thats the car I was looking at buying but the po wouldnt go for my offer
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:36 pm

1966Beetle wrote:Thats the car I was looking at buying but the po wouldnt go for my offer


This would have been more work then your SB. The follows and heater channels are shot. I'm pop riveted them together using metal from a microwave oven I found in the garbage. It's a green car, recycled metal! :lol:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby 1971SuperBeetle » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:09 pm

Its a shame Jim and his wife let this car rot.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:58 pm

Unfortunately a lot of cars were left to rot away! I hope to get this tightened up enough to drive. The brakes are solid, the engine runs well and the tranny seems to shift nicely!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby 1971SuperBeetle » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:38 pm

Cool. Good luck with it
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:27 pm

its been a while since I posted although there has been a lot of work done. Notice I didn't say progress!! The plan for this POS was to get it insured and run it. The engine ran, brakes worked and auto stick shifted but with all the rust spots the insurance company did not want to touch it. So I did some rudimentary body work and painted what needed to be painted with Benjamin Moore version of rustolium. It was orange but not the same orange we I have a two tone car. Here's a couple of pics of the "painted" car.

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The muffler was shot but I had a couple of spares in the garage so all I needed to do was remove the old one and install the replacement, simple right?

Here's some shots of the old muffle and multiple problems.

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Looking a little rough!

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It was easier to cut the old muffler out to be able to get at the rusted nuts and then use some heat to get them off. No heat and the studs break off, heat and sitting pretty!

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chases studs to clean them up!

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Next problem was the heater box was a little rusted and had a small hole!

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Small patch made and welded in place!

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New muffler bolted in place.

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:51 am

very nice Ken. Good use of heat right there. I have two mapp gas tanks, one for household plumbing... the other in the garage for VW use.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:08 am

Raj wrote:very nice Ken. Good use of heat right there. I have two mapp gas tanks, one for household plumbing... the other in the garage for VW use.


i always thought it was one of those things that they say to do, but it would not work, but it is amazing!!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:44 pm

Here's some shots of the floor on the passenger side.

Basically the entire floor is rotted out all around with the exception of the side on the tunnel. There was a small section of the floor remaining between the chair rail and the heater channel the was holding the seat from falling through to the street. I added the patch first to hold that up.

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This is looking front to back where the seat should be. and yes that is the driveway.

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