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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:26 AM   #1451
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:32 AM   #1452
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Hot damn that looks like it belongs there
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Old January 12th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #1453
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #1454
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Money!

(meaning tits....or, um, bueno...awesome? Cool....Jeff would say RAD cuz he is stuck in the 80's)
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:22 PM   #1455
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Love the trim wing.

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Old January 13th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #1456
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Looks great John! Keep the ball rolling!
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Old January 13th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #1457
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Thanks for the comments folks. Moving forward with this design. I have decided I am going to make patterns and let Fred at Seaport Casting make them for me out of aluminum. Seaport is the same company I used for the Volksrods hood ornaments.

So, I need to make a matched set of the wings from a material that Fred can use as a pattern for the casting process. I have some high density renboard (polyurethane modeling plank). I cut some different thickness slabs of it on my table saw to make hte various pieces.

It turns out that I can cut the renboard on the laser over at TechShop, so I did that last night. This picture shows my original hand cut mock-up (the green one) and the pieces I cut on the laser including a couple that are still nested in the original plank. I added a small tab to the back side of the pieces. This will be shaped to fit inside the side trim molding to make that interface cleaner. I also had to split the parts to get them to fit on the material I had. I added some simple keying features to help get things lined up.



and here are a couple of shots of the pieces dry assembled. I have started to add the radii and the draft angles to the parts at this point.





Some more sanding and contouring to do and then I need to glue the pieces together, do the finish sanding, and seal the patterns up with a couple of coats of paint. Then I can drop them with Fred for casting.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 06:22 AM   #1458
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Oh just another non talented day in johns life. Lol nice work.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 02:21 PM   #1459
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Oh just another non talented day in johns life. Lol nice work.

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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #1460
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Thats going to be one sweet ride! The trim pieces look good!
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #1461
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wish I had the skill or equipment to do that! I just used snow to quench a weld of a wheel I welded back onto a shovel Thats about as high tech as my equipment gets. Still keep up the good work.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 06:50 PM   #1462
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I have seen the equipment john had when he started this project. Nothing high tech, other than the operator!
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Old January 16th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #1463
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I have seen the equipment john had when he started this project. Nothing high tech, other than the operator!
Hmmm bragging about seeing John's "equipment"......



But seriously, the difference is his membership at the TechShop! I have toured the one near my house and it is very impressive. I just can't afford the membership right now.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:05 AM   #1464
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I remember the wirefeed welder John modified and used for a bunch of stuff. The modifications of the bumpers with simple tools, heck I remember the start of project "don't break the windshield" trying to cut it down for the sled. No fancy tools, just guts to try it!
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #1465
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Been plugging away at small stuff. Too cold to go out in the garage and tackle the body.

I got all the latch hardware located, cleaned and ready for re-install. I cut out new door cards and ordered the green metalflake vinyl for the interior inserts. I also found a pair of "Z" armrests that I am thinking of using. Need to decide what I am doing for the interior door release handle still.

I have also decided to go ahead and use the grey leather I have for the interior. It will go great with the green metalflake vinyl, plus I already have it. That decision did cause me to rethink the exterior color. As much as I liked the Safari Beige with the green metalflake roof, it just won't go with the grey and green interior. Plus I couldn't find a tan or other color for the interior that I liked.

So...I am going to go with a shiny light grey exterior. Will look something like this...



Thinking about using TCP Global's Mesa Grey...



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Fiddling with other things like the gage cluster, and seats, and stuff.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:50 PM   #1466
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Been plugging away at small stuff. Too cold to go out in the garage and tackle the body.

I got all the latch hardware located, cleaned and ready for re-install. I cut out new door cards and ordered the green metalflake vinyl for the interior inserts. I also found a pair of "Z" armrests that I am thinking of using. Need to decide what I am doing for the interior door release handle still.

I have also decided to go ahead and use the grey leather I have for the interior. It will go great with the green metalflake vinyl, plus I already have it. That decision did cause me to rethink the exterior color. As much as I liked the Safari Beige with the green metalflake roof, it just won't go with the grey and green interior. Plus I couldn't find a tan or other color for the interior that I liked.

So...I am going to go with a shiny light grey exterior. Will look something like this...



Thinking about using TCP Global's Mesa Grey...



Here is a link...

TCP Mesa Grey

Fiddling with other things like the gage cluster, and seats, and stuff.
Go for it From what i've seen you'll pull it off.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:59 AM   #1467
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this is going to be the best looking Type3 ever!
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Old January 29th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #1468
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Had one of those eureka moments today with the interior door panels. I was really struggling with what to do with the interior door release handle and armrest. I knew I wanted a green metalflake insert in the panel and I have always liked the Type 3 "Z" armrests.

My eureka moment was to flip the "Z" armrests from side to side and mount them upside down.

Then I took the new hardboard panels I cut out yesterday and laid everything out in full scale. I came up with an insert design that I really like and lets me use the stock Type 3 door release handle. Yeah! One less thing to fabricate.

This is the full scale mock-up...



and a little Photoshop to show it all trimmed out...



and with it in context in the car...



Best part of this plan is that once the green metalflake vinyl shows up in the next day or two, I can get these panels built up and ready for install. I plan to continue the green metalflake insert into the rear quarter panel.

...once the car is painted and ready for them of course.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #1469
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IF you were to put in a map pocket, it would look smashing in green also. Personally, I don't like the style of the VW ones with the elastic. My '90 Chevy Suburban's map pocket is much neater.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 05:44 AM   #1470
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Took my first crack at sewing up the pleated inserts for the door panels last night.



The Juki Industrial Walking Foot machine at TechShop is going to take a little getting used to. I think one of the panels is useable, but the first (middle) seam on this one got away from me a bit.



I am going to make up a couple more sets of materials and have another go at it. Definitely got better as I went along.

I also have all of the new hardboard panels cut and prepped. The routed pockets on the back of the panel are clearance for the clips that hold the whole thing into the door.



I got the 1/8" foam backer glued to the outer pieces and the leather cut for them. As soon as I have two good pleated inserts I can assembly it all together.




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Ide like to try out a walking foot industrial machine. I made the top and seats for my vw with a old school heavy duty home sewing machine. It works pretty good, but its no walking foot.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #1474
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Holy crap! This is going to be awesome!!
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Old February 7th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #1475
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Ide like to try out a walking foot industrial machine. I made the top and seats for my vw with a old school heavy duty home sewing machine. It works pretty good, but its no walking foot.
Really keep your eyes open and you should be able to pick up a good used industrial walker for a very reasonable price. I have bought and sold several in the 350 to 600 price range. That is a machine with a table. Of course you could go all out and get a nice new rig for 2500 to 3000 if you want.
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