Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

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retrovan wrote:Yes its not Sunday,but had to post my frustrations with UPS that took 5 weeks to get 8 Weber Jets from England to Jefferys bay

Any way, managed to replace the old jets in the 34ICT Webers I got from Rui and will be starting the type4 for MeFusco in the next few days.

So here are the jets that took so long and the two carbs that they went into.

Till next time

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I actually bought a special drill set 0.3-1.6mm for drilling jets open for Tunning purposes

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Boeta Pierre!!!! What the hell are you up so early !!!!!!....here in cape of east we sleep that time of the night !!!!😱🙄

Herman,.... has IT been painted yet ?

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Haans wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 am Boeta Pierre!!!! What the hell are you up so early !!!!!!....here in cape of east we sleep that time of the night !!!!😱🙄

Herman,.... has IT been painted yet ?

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Bugger wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 am .......Where did you get Jets from ........
From my Weber supplier...

https://www.dellorto.co.uk/
Haans wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 am Boeta Pierre!!!! What the hell are you up so early !!!!!!......Haans
These youngsters have not gone to bed yet.... that's why they up, and does computer work for an alibi for the Missis...... :lol: :lol:
Haans wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 am ..... has IT been painted yet ?...Haans
IT will take a bit of time as prep work is 1st then prime inside and out, then underbody chip proof, then top coat then clear coat, so will be a BIT.. :shock:

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Bugger wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:25 pm .....Lol Early Bird Catches the Worm
Do Not Want to know which Bird got THAT Worm, Think you need a Very strong alibi to pull this one off..... :shock:

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I had a jet kit made from a plastic material just for tuning but dont know what happened to them.
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Just an update for the guys thinking and asking if this here project has ground to a halt.

NO

No ... not at all, due to the rust and accident damaged body used there is a :bn: load of prep work to be done before any primer can be applied.

So what have you guys been doing, I hear you all ask.... well Me, Myself and I have been busy getting the bits and bobs needed to complete this build when MeFusco gets back from paint.

As he will be sporting a two tone MATT paint work, we need to get rid of all the chrome, this means prepping and painting it all and "blacking" it all out.

Thats MATT blacking the chrome parts.

So you might say that MeFusco will be 3 tone, black being one of them........

As we will not have much time when he gets back to ready him for his unveiling, we need to make sure most is done by that time.

And getting parts now is a bit of a impossibility.

So now you all know where we are and as things progress I, will post these happenings for you.

Stay Safe

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At least you're still alive and kicking😇,.....all things seem to have slooooooowed down considerably.

Keep fit and healthy. Haans
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Good to Hear There is Progress
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Things are tough out there so one can understand if not much progress has been made but hopefully Herman is in a better position than most and can carry on with his build. Good luck Herman we know you are not a quitter so it will take time but you will nail it first time.
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Thanks guys, yes as long as we have health, we will keep going.

As said, Had I started with a perfect beetle, the project would have been done.

But as I did not want to cutup a perfect body for this project I must now take time to repair accident damage and cut out rust before paint.

But if there is a George, then we will try to be there.

Thanks for your interest guys, its inspirational.

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Very chuffed with myself, found a Brand New Tinted windscreen for MeFusco today.

So now we have all the glass ready.

Just have to get some light tint for the other glass as I want to have them all the same.........

Will give Mr. Tint a call.....

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Spent today stripping and straitening the hood / bonnet catch and release unit.

This was completely bent and twisted from the accidents the beetle had over the years.
Drilled out all 4 pop rivets and panel beat the loose bits into more or less what they where to look like when leaving the factory.

Yes, had to cut out this part as the gear rod passes into this area but will be trying to refit it to the trimmed hood.

So managed to get it all straight and re-assembled and fitted back onto the backing plate that was cut out.

So when MeFusco gets back, we will try to fit it so we have a handle and catch that works.

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1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
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