Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Jdt1976 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:43 pm

I was thinking the blue of the Mercedes sportscar transporter of the 1950’s but think it will not go well with the Azure blue of your 52.

I like the ova era colours. Think a green with the Azure blue would be nice.
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:41 pm

Jdt1976 wrote:
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....Think a green with the Azure blue would be nice. ...
Which green you thinking off, as VW had so many ?

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1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:52 pm

Due to family time, issues, and festivity, not much was done, and as we are waiting on some steel,

to complete the back, as well as waiting for the Alternator from Cape Town, not a lot was done.

Have how even completed the tyre rails, on the back,

And have redesigned engine tins to make the cooling fit the project.

As the Alternator needs to go in before bolting the tin's in place, we had to hold out on that as well.

Have fitted the 4 into 1 Tuffex pipes to ensure clearances. Silencer will be fitted once the engine tins are completed.

Fitted the short stocky manifolds to the type 4 engine so that I can mount the ... err...err..

What are these things called again ...??

So here are the photo's ;-

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They called 34 ICT Webers, as IF I would ever forget... :lol:

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1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Riaan.N » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm

Pastel green or bordeaux red....light sand colour with the azure blue would also look nice. Not so sure about the interior though.

A nice wooden loading deck would also look great.

Colours are a difficult matter, its like asking three 4x4 guys which tyre is the best and you’ll get 5 answers

Have some samples painted and sleep on it for awhile

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Haans » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:12 am

Something to this effect,....body colour can be spruced up to fit your fancy
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Jdt1976 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:51 pm

Some ideas.

Porsche: Auratium green:
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Thanks for your input guys, will have to test a few options.

Have not done much on MeFusco this week, as we had to make drawings and get them off to my laser guy for cutting and bending.

Did however fit the alternator from Cape Town, and managed to fit the tins in that area.

Have also welded the chassis stiffeners and body mounting fix points, getting the flatbed ready to fit the side skirts.

Engine bay is so to say ready for the engine enclosure which I will probably fit next week.

So not much to photo about but still a bit of forward movement.

Till Then

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:35 pm

As its back to work, and we are doing office renovations as well as the work list for the wife,

time has now become in short supply.

But managed to slip off this weekend for a few hours to keep MeFusco project current.

You will notice not much to show for the work put in but the flex braces are in on the bed

The 60 flat bar on edge load strings are running from back to front to help carry the weight

The side skirt mounting tabs have been fitted ready for skirt fitment, once I have coated the chassis.

And I have given you a slight glimpse of what the side skirts will look like.

Also doing the engine chamber enclosure, to ready for the floor build.

But ahead of my time again, ...

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1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Not much done due to other things, but due to the MeFusco standing, and I am only 20 Meter from saltwater, the rust has started showing its nasty little head.

Even if its only surface rust, I had to get stuck in and remove it and 2K epoxy prime the whole thing.

Gave her one heavy coat, and will probably give her yet another coat next week.

That should take me through the build, as long as I do not dilly dally.

So here are a few photo's just as a short term fix for the addicts out there.

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2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by brianj » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:46 pm

Have you been thru licensing something line this before?
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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Bugger » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 am

Progress is good keep it going


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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by sean » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:13 am

Is this going to be for transporting your trailer queens around Herman???? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:56 am

sean wrote:
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Is this going to be for transporting your trailer queens around Herman???? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Yes and No. :shock:

Like a GOOD set of tea cups, you need a set, to enjoy the beauty.

We not talking of Jurgens earthen wear here. :roll:

Needed to make it functional and not just a mobile exhibit.

So yes it can,

But

All mine are made to drive, and any distance at any time. :wink:

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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by Bugger » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:58 am

Herman do Any of you guys know where I can get that plate with holes in they use on the car transporters


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Re: Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:08 am

brianj wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Have you been through licensing something like this before?
No very easy, but can be done.

Have built a number of one-off toys before, and with a hell of a struggle got them on to the system.

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1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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