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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Fri May 18, 2012 7:16 am

To quote somebody "Slow & steady wins the race". You're making some good progress , keep at it!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby volksbugusa » Sun May 20, 2012 9:29 am

Raj

Looking real good....Here is a good suggestion....when you are all done with all of the metal work
invest is a couple cans of GIBBS.... After you are done with the paint process of your project.
Drive to an open field and spray down all the inside panels..every where....this will keep any rust issues in check...
Use only after you are done :)
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon May 21, 2012 1:50 pm

Thanks Matt. I'll check it out once I get to that point.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Been side track with the garden, landscaping, work, etc, but here some more pics

donor panel separated, note the huge dent
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all body worked
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Still needs some lovin
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cut out outer 'mouse' area
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tacked in
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Brown » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:53 am

Raj, looks like you've been working like a mad man on your projects. Everything is coming along!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:48 pm

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welded the holes I drilled in 1/4 to pull the rear topped with a quick prime
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then moved to the 'storage area' for a week of so as I bang out a side job. When she comes back into the garage, i'll weld it on

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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:13 pm

Nice ass
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Brown » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:01 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Nice ass

Takes one to know one!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:58 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Nice ass

And it's bare.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby williamblanda » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:16 am

Looks great, Raj!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:19 pm

A quick 4 years have past since I last worked on this poor old girl. She was tucked away in the garage and became a table for all my tools while I did the siding on my house. Since I lasted work on it, alot has changed in both my personal and VW life. Kid #2, Dog #2, and off the top of my head at least 7 VW's have arrived, 3 of which remain. One of them is the 74 thing. Given the condition of the 74, I always find myself wondering if I ever would prefer to finish this car, or spend the that time on the ovals or even something else. Also, have had my eyes on a splitty bus for myself, but wanted to make some room before I pulled the trigger.

This weekend, the thing passed hands and was dropped off down south. I put the body back on the pan, and swapped a thing beam back in. All the parts that came off this car, went with it and then some. She is heading to a good home in NC, and I wish her the best of luck.

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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Tom » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:53 pm

Got to make room ! Saw the split on FB, looks pretty solid. Plans ?
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:04 pm

Tom wrote:Got to make room ! Saw the split on FB, looks pretty solid. Plans ?


Shes needs floors and rockers. Not 100% sure yet, Its already lowered so may leave it that height for now. I have a nice IDA 2L waiting for it. Lots to learn but looking fwd to expanding my scope.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:21 pm

One door closes another one opens, right? Unless it's a revolving door?

If it was sitting around being used as a workbench rather than a project, it was time. Start up a thread on the new addition and make some headway on it.
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