Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

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Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by Russellvb » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:48 pm

I have just discovered that "someone" has hacked 3 sides of a 4 inch square out of the top of the main tube just behind the firewall on my new purchase (1963 1200). Why anyone would be that posting.php?mode=post&f=4# is beyond me, but I need to get this welded. Since the flap that's left is badly butchered, it will require specialist welding skills which I do not have (general KFC chiken welding only). Any recommendations in the greater Jhb area much appreciated. Russell. 0632502408



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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by 73type2 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm

I assume that hole was hacked in order to facilitate the installation of the clutch cable. It was totally unnecesary if they followed guides found in most Beetle manuals, or even online. If you have access to a MIG welder you should be able to do it. If your welding is a bit rough you can always use a grinder afterwards.

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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by Haans » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:35 pm

It should be possible to make a little "door",.. just for future cable issues,.....seeing that there isa hole ???.

Other than that a nice plate welded in,...with a good welder in tow!😜

You have choices!!

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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by Tony Z » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:37 pm

you can fit the cable without cutting a new hole. It isnt easy, but it is do-able

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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by retrovan » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:19 pm

Tony Z wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:37 pm
you can fit the cable without cutting a new hole. It isnt easy, but it is do-able
Its Child's Play ....... :roll:

Best get your child to do it because if you have small hands, it goes fast. :wink:

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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by evan.fraser.274 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm

I have a mate Trevor who is an EXPERT welder...welded my Kombi's floor...and has done some pretty fancy work for me in the past. Inbox me for his number if you want...
Given enough time and money, anything is possible...

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Re: Pan welding - West Rand Jhb

Post by 73type2 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:05 am

Now THAT is a good friend to have. Treat him well.

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