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Old July 6th, 2015, 12:02 PM   #28
moler
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Default Re: Volksrod pickup 'Moler Inc'

So the process of making the springs, this is what you start with...


...it's too long by this much...


...that leaves the end like this...


...using a shifter I bent it back so it'll fit properly...


...next you have to straighten the other end out...










...leaving you with this...


...then you just need to reshape it...






...finished spring...




...this the original fastening...






...and repeat nine times ...


...now to resize the top frame...


...because it's now in a number of bits, and it's very hard so difficult to drill, I need to make some joining pieces like these originals...














...I've made mine for a lapped joint as opposed to a butt joint...


...I had to make six of those to complete the frame...




...reusing the clips to attach the frame to the springs...




...I used one of those original butt joining piece for the joint I failed to complete on the seat base.


The J section frame on the back rest doesn't look that good, so I decided to use up some the J section off cuts to box it in...




...bit better...


...the new springs arrived for the seat base...


...cut in half and suitably manipulated, all were installed...




...bit more black paint and it's coming together nicely...


...next I need to hold the thing down. I'm copying another of VW's ideas for this...


...take one piece of rusty angle iron and...




...the hole to the left is so I can test the slot cut...






...happy with that


...you may recognise this cut...


...this is for the base frame that'll be welded to the floor of the rod...




...while the idea is for the seat to be adjustable back and forth, it's being tailored to look it's best when positioned for me ...


...tacked into position, I can drill for mounting the brackets...


...the ever reliable rivnuts...


...took this pic to show you how the base frames aren't at 90 but that the brackets are...


...ready for a test fit...


... ...


...this position wasn't a guess as I'd already trial fitted it. The position is perfect, I know because I sat there for a good 15 minutes and even made brum brum noises

In other news, I sorted a few issues out with this blue late bay in between the showers...




Last edited by moler; December 19th, 2016 at 09:11 AM. Reason: New pic url's
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