My Baja Bug Rebuild

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Edmond » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm

Went back to the paint shop today and came back with a lot of supplies fibre filler, 2k ms primer, hardener, spot putty, paint mixing cup, paint strainers and other bits. I spoke to someone who owns a panel beating shop who just happened to be in the paint shop and he suggested I use fibre filler applied directly onto the ground and welded patch panels as this locks out the moisture as the fibre filler contains epoxy and adheres to bare metal very well he suggested this as epoxy primers are very expensive in sa.
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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Edmond » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:24 pm

More surgery performed today had a lot of blow throughs i think I had to much of a gap in some areas other areas welded fine will cover the minor blow through with fibre body filler then sand it smooth and fill the bigger blow throughs with weld using a copper backer at the back. I still need to add a few small filler metal pieces in the bonnet seating curve area. My new favorite tool is a homemade copper backer made from a folded piece of copper pipe.
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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Tony Z » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm

looks like you are making some good and fast progress. Keep it up!

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Edmond » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Took the drivers side door off, really easy when you have an impact driver to remove the screws. Drilled the hinge rivets out and removed the really worn and sloppy hinges, they have about 3mm play in the hinge pins on the lookout for another good set of used hinges.
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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by retrovan » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:33 pm

easier to get oversize pins and re-drill the old hinges.

All 2nd hand will have the same issues.

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Haans » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am

:hangloose: Gee Edmund, you must love this bug !! .....you have big brass balls to take this one on.

Love your guts !!! Halala ,!

Keep it up!

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Edmond » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 pm

Haans wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am
:hangloose: Gee Edmund, you must love this bug !! .....you have big brass balls to take this one on.

Love your guts !!! Halala ,!

Keep it up!

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Thanks Haans for the encouragement it's got big time sentimental value been in the family for 40 plus years it's a real labour of love

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by 73type2 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Edmond wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Thanks Haans for the encouragement it's got big time sentimental value been in the family for 40 plus years it's a real labour of love
Thanks for this Edmond. I was also wondering, why all this effort for a Baja??? But now you've put it into context and I understand completely.

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