Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby pebbles » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:18 pm

Made in Canada too!
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby ed B » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:01 pm

Great photos and description of work. Nice job!
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby AidanDawn2000 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:06 pm

This car is vary lucky it found you!
Oil a little low? Time to get a longer dipstick:)
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:08 pm

its tough to have multiple projects, we are trying to finish race prepping our class 11 vw bug for the Mint 400 but with these fenders in hand it's hard to focus on the final prep!

Here is a shot of our race car
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1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby Gregs672000 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:06 pm

Fun to see a Bug out there still. They are getting harder to find or see on the street, at least around here. A college buddy of mine had one that would do the 1/4 mile in the low 14's (was running out of gears at the end), and it was a terror in the 1/8 mile... Few V8 cars could take him and it got to the point that nobody would race him in the 1/8 mile. That was 30 yrs ago though. It was a cool car.
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby C.Costine » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:19 pm

PBJ Here is a pic of those clamps holding a piece in place for tacking.
clamps rt rear qtr..JPG


Here is the right rocker cap that I built by just rolling and welding
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:04 pm

C.Costine wrote:PBJ Here is a pic of those clamps holding a piece in place for tacking.
clamps rt rear qtr..JPG


Here is the right rocker cap that I built by just rolling and welding
rt.rocker ext.JPG


Those clamps are pretty slick! And that rocker gives me some ideas. I may try a hybrid of what you did and what I've been doing.

Thanks!
1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:59 pm

C.Costine wrote:PBJ Here is a pic of those clamps holding a piece in place for tacking.
clamps rt rear qtr..JPG


Here is the right rocker cap that I built by just rolling and welding
rt.rocker ext.JPG

Turns out I am very weak when it comes to tools since I just ordered a set of those clamps. I also ordered some clecos too since I think they will be very handy soon. Thanks again.
1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:30 am

Gregs672000 wrote:Fun to see a Bug out there still. They are getting harder to find or see on the street, at least around here. A college buddy of mine had one that would do the 1/4 mile in the low 14's (was running out of gears at the end), and it was a terror in the 1/8 mile... Few V8 cars could take him and it got to the point that nobody would race him in the 1/8 mile. That was 30 yrs ago though. It was a cool car.


Ha! Ours isn't that quick, but it sure is fun and always impresses me with what it can do. It can get through some pretty serious stuff, but at the same time, stock parts only hold up to so much abuse so we are constantly rebuilding after races.
1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby C.Costine » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:26 am

PBJ wrote:its tough to have multiple projects, we are trying to finish race prepping our class 11 vw bug for the Mint 400 but with these fenders in hand it's hard to focus on the final prep!

Here is a shot of our race car
image.jpeg


My roadster rebuild keeps getting held up by snowmobile repairs, but once I finish the current one it looks like I will be good for the season. 59 degrees here now.
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located in Chester NH
1967 1600 in restoration
2013 Arctic Cat F-1100 turbo
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Ford 9000 puller, Ford 960 puller, Ford 901show, Ford 971 worker, Oliver 70 waiting its turn

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:46 pm

I only had a short amount of time today to progress on the roadster. I decided to work a bit on the front fender. It will take a while to work this out, but I'm still learning the hammer and dolly techniques. The front fender is definitely a bit crinkled but it is healing! Here are before and after shots. I am using the harbor freight hammer and dolly set.
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1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby ed B » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:34 pm

Very nice! What does the hammer and dolly look like?
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:18 pm

Thanks Ed, this is the kit I am using
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It is a learning process, fortunately there are some videos online that help
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1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.

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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby ed B » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:18 am

Ok thanks. I have some old hand me down hammers that look a little like these and also an anvil type dolly, however have not used it. I've seen where some folks hammer directly over the dolly and some where they put the dolly under the dent area and hammer around it. I guess the trick is known when to use which technique.
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Re: Partial restoration of my 1968 1600

Postby PBJ » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:02 am

The Datsun has been on hold for a couple weeks as we got through final prep on the race car. We're on our way to the Mint 400 this weekend then back to body work when I return.
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1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.


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