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This week's adventure was finishing up the booth lighting. I then moved on to rust treating the whole car and painting the epoxy primer.

 

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This week I planned on painting the epoxy on the inside of all the panels, but I ended up getting side tracked by more panel beating and trying to fit a really dodgy wing.
 
 

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This week I get to see how my wing came out, and it was not as great as I hoped.
 

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53 minutes ago, clutch-monkey said:

where did you get the wing? i got a carbon fibre kameari one from otomoto and fit right out of the box

It was junk I got from Ebay. I got my ZG flares from Otomoto, and they were good. I should have got the wing from them too.

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8 hours ago, Lucky Phil said:

Jeff what day are you posting the VW thread and what name will it carry?

I am going to aim for Tuesday evening videos on the VW and Friday evening videos on the Z to sort of space them out. That is unless I am working that day, in which case it will be posted up the following morning when I get home.

As for the name, I think the series will be the 'Home Built Project Beetle'.

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12 hours ago, MFX said:

 

As for the name, I think the series will be the 'Home Built Project Beetle'.

Home built for Mrs Jeff? ?

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This week I have finally gotten to primer the inside of all the panels, and I get on to tackle the fuel flap.

 

 

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You'll have to ban Mrs Jeff now that she is making crow calls.....Graham Kennedy was !!

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The Datsun engine is back!! This week I give body work a rest and I get stuck into porting the head.

 

 

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This week I continued work on the head and the got back into body work on the rear end.

 

 

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I finally threw in the towel and I bought a new repro bonnet for my Z. It took a lot of time, but I finally have it all fitting up the way I wanted.
 

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This week I get stuck in to do the final alignment of all the panels and start the body filler. It is a slow process, but if I want it done right I need to take my time and keep plugging away at it.

 

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This week I learned a lot more about engine rebuilding and I lapped the valves. I then needed to work out my engines compression which meant CC'ing the combustion chambers.

 

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This week I have got myself some extra valves to replace the dodgy ones I had previously, so I get them lapped to fit and then move on to more body work.
 
 

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This week I have chosen to have a big swing at getting the bodywork on the Z finished.
 
 

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Jeff I could not see any Beetle update last week, did I miss it or were you just too busy?

 

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I was actually in NZ for the last couple of weeks, and I tried to film a bunch of episodes ahead of time to cover it, and I just ran out of puff to get that one. New Beetle vid will be out tomorrow though ;) 

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This week it was time to start cleaning up the engine block and paint it up ready for the rebuild.
 
 

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This week I continued the body work on my Z and painted the valve cover.

 

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I wasn't happy with the results of my compression calculations previously, so I have had the head shaved again and it is time to recalculate.

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