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posted on May 27th, 2015 at 07:18 PM
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This engine went to Sydney where after a few dollars, it now looks like this with new heads, pistons and barrels, heater boxes etc.

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posted on May 27th, 2015 at 07:22 PM
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Now just spent the day sorting and cleaning this pile of metal.
Tinware to be painted.
Then assembled on the block.
Will connect to an autobox and start the conversion from a manual single cab to an auto.

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posted on June 7th, 2015 at 09:36 AM
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Front floor had been painted in tar. What a bugger of a job to get that crap off. Really pointless going ahead not knowing what it was hiding. Petrol, wire brush, scraper and rags and a few hours did the job. I was far too dirty to even photograph the mess.
I welded up a patch and will paint it all blue again, no tar, which should be banned from car repairs, I think.
Clutch pedal, clutch cable and gear stick now removed for good.
I am yet to work out what is needed to do to fit the Auto shift.

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posted on June 7th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
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All repairs now done and have just put a coat of etch primer all over it.
Will rub that back this week and give it a coat of 2 pac primer next.

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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 06:43 AM
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I now have the whole ute in 2 pac primer after countless hours of sanding and chasing small marks.
Pressure pack black has been lightly sprayed all over and the wet and dry rub down will start in a few days.

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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 06:44 AM
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Doors and lids same treatment

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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 06:45 AM
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Rear end and tray ready to go

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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 07:20 AM



Great progress!! Well done :yes:



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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 07:40 AM



Great work!
Great step to be up to!
Whats the colour ;)
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posted on June 11th, 2015 at 09:25 AM
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Yes, thanks for the feedback, always great to have progress on a project.
It makes the process more enjoyable for me.
I always like original colours.
This was and will be Niagra Blue.
But, thinking about a white roof and pillars for that two tone look.
There was a Pastel White in that year that I would use.
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posted on June 13th, 2015 at 08:11 PM



I take it you like original Volkswagen colours but niagra blue isn't an original Australian colour for a 72 kombi
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posted on June 23rd, 2015 at 04:43 PM
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Oh,............. then I may have identified the wrong original colour.
It certainly look close to Niagra Blue and now I have bought the paint.
I should have consulted the 'brains trust' earlier but thought that I had it right.
Oh well, it looks like that it will be an original VW colour, just not the original VW colour, but pretty close to it.
What colour is close that it may have been?

Rub down is underway today with 400 wet and dry.
May be able to start painting door jambs tomorrow.

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posted on June 24th, 2015 at 05:38 PM
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Beautiful weather so started the painting, all in 2 pac.
The colour is so close to the original under the hoodlining that I am wondering how 2 different colours, if they are different, could be that close.

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posted on June 24th, 2015 at 05:40 PM
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Doors and hatches all done on the inside.

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posted on June 24th, 2015 at 05:43 PM



Looks gorgeous mate! :D
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posted on June 24th, 2015 at 05:46 PM
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Used the remaining paint in the gun for a light coat on the tray because once the hardener is in the paint, it can't be saved.
The tray will get another full coat.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 01:54 AM



beautiful work... love the colour



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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:56 AM



Awesome !!!



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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 08:23 AM
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Thanks for the comments, I'm enjoying the journey.
Hoping to paint the roof today. I have 2 heaters going in the shed right now trying to raise the temperature from about 15 to about 20 degrees.
2 pac paint doesn't like cooler temps when going on.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 09:51 AM



Awesome work!
I personally love lowlight utes and it's good to see one getting some serious love
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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:11 PM
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Ok, got the temp up to 18-20 degrees, so away we go with the top half colour which is Pastel White, a VW colour from that year.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:20 PM
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Doors as well getting the top half treatment.
Lots of extra masking doing the two colours so I hope the result is worth it, meaning that I hope the colour combination works.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:22 PM
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Got my gas mask on to keep the gremlims out of my lungs. Could be better protected but i don't do much of this so should be OK.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:29 PM
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So, whilst waiting for the paint to dry and i get bored easily, decided to start on the instrument cluster tidy up.
Cleaned up the original cluster, painted the silver metal part that holds the glass in, changed the speedo over to a kilometre one with a trip meter from a left hooker, added a clock from a 77 microbus and added some chrome rings that I found online.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:32 PM
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End result, a better looking instrument cluster.
Oh, and I gave the odometer a haircut back to 000000, as it was a speedo from overseas and I have no idea what mileage the ute really has and the engine and gearbox are from different other vehicles.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:36 PM
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This is the result of today's effort. The white looks quite yellowish in the pics but i think that is from the flouros above.
Hoping to get the blue on next week.

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posted on June 27th, 2015 at 06:58 PM



Cluster looks fantastic :tu: and i love the colour choice :smilegrin:
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posted on June 29th, 2015 at 06:27 PM
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Another beautiful day on Palmers Island with the temp good for painting so masked up the top white part ready for the blue final coat.

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posted on June 29th, 2015 at 06:29 PM
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Tray back first then a couple of coats around the body.

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posted on June 29th, 2015 at 06:34 PM
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End result looks good, off with the masking tomorrow and let the paint cure for a while.
Missus and I off to Europe for a month later this week so no updates for a while and glad to have the paint hardening whilst we are away.
Looking forward to the assembly, hoping to have rego on it by Christmas.

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