side nearly finished now. Door is
fitted on with the brace removed and
the heater channel welded into place.
Only the front bumper mounting to
go and then it's the other side to
tackle (and it is in worse condition
than this one). Looks like we may
be ready for the start of the classic
car season next year!
repairs removed (3 layers).
panel welded in place and plug welded
to the heater channel.
panel welded to new channel
speaker for the radio is now back
in its original location in the front
dash so I can replace and remove the
Heater channels are now ready to weld
onto the repaired floor. Very fiddly
to fit without removing the body but
after lots of work the righthand side
is almost finished.
Blaupunkt Emsden III radio is now
fitted! I thought the original VW
chrome would look great in the dash
and I'm pleased I got my bargain direct
rear arch area also needed a bit of
work so once again another piece of
hand-crafted metal was expertly welded
quite as many holes in the new piece
- well only the ones that are meant
to be there this time.
an initial inspection back in September
2006 Vera moved into the garage in
York and waited for work to begin.
for the next few months!
petrol cap was removed so that the
colour could be matched - it turns
out that she has been repainted in
Selvasgrün Green (LA6D a 1983
Europa style bumpers were removed
and I spent a few hours grinding off
the rust and painting with Hammerite.
They were then polished (chrome polish
is fantastic stuff) and waxed to give
them a chance of surviving for a few
of rust to remove from the inside.
rust removed and polished ready for
fitting early in 2007 hopefully.
major work has begun now! Getting
rid of the rusted sills and floor
is going to be the first job that
needs to be tackled.
are removed and braces welded in place
to keep the chasis straight while
the sills are replaced. A new piece
of floor plan was made and welded
into place ready to take the new sills.
braced and ready to remove the heater
Not a lot of floor there to weld onto!
All better now! Handmade replacement
part welded into place.
can be seen the interior is in very
good condition and according to the
birth certificate she left Wolfsburg
with Cream White Leatherette so we
can be confident that she is meant
to look like this inside.
now has an original Blaupunkt Emsden
radio waiting to be fitted and we
will use the original dash speak for
this and remove the speakers from
the rear as they are not authentic.
She also left Germany with Alloy Wheel
Trims as she was the disc brake (1500)
model so eventually we will add these
to her too.
pipes worn through so need replacing
but apparently this stops fumes being
sent to the heating system so seems
like a good idea.