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 Post subject: Front Nose Skin
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Might as well start a thread on this since it is going to be a hella project and should benefit somebody else later. :neutral:

Anyway, by now all you 3.764 cats that lurk in this here deadsite's forums know, I plowed into a Suburan's tow hitch a couple of years ago and of course need to do this "fix". At last year's Havafew birthday bash I bought a used front skin for just $200. While it has its issues it isn't bashed through as mine is. However being such a serious and long process, I decided to wait on doing it until I had the time and have gotten psyched up enough to jump into it. Figuring that "maybe" some day I'd come across new skin and had the money, the day finally came! :smile:

Sunday at the Prado show I stopped by the Hot VWs booth, said hi to Eddie, offered my thanks for them making sure that the magazine will continue being brought to us, and also picked up their special edition of "All About Type 2s" issue :!:

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Continued on cruising the swaps until the very end when I got to Gerson's YUGE site with about 7000 pounds of his Funky Green metal selection. All sorts of pieces down to even a bunch of bug stuff! To think he started with only the bus rear corner that the battery acid rots first! So of course I go right to the front skins and there were 4 of them, 1 "blind" as in no holes for the signal lights, 1 with holes for fried eggs, 1 with holes for bullets and another "blind" one BUT with the headlight buckets welded on already! :shock:

He was still unloading so I waited until he was just walking by me to get more stuff and asked him how much. First he asked which year was my bus but I told him I wanted the one with the buckets... "$500" :-o

Having just sold the QA 50 mini bike the day before for $600, I whipped the cash out with a quickness! 8-[

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Now, later on at camp, looking through the special edition of "All About Type 2s" issue I came across THIS!!! :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: Front Nose Skin
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Dan did a nose job on one of his buses, it came out really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Front Nose Skin
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Done yet? Pics!!

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Oh, yeah! Done it last night... in my sleep! :roll:



That's a major project! While I think I have all i need for it, there is still some serious psyching up to be done before it can even get scheduled! :???:

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Dan the man has done juan before! hahaha done juan!!

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 Post subject: Re: Front Nose Skin
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As you all well know, I bashed in the Dormy's nose into the hitch of a Suburban a couple of years ago putting this wrinkle into it. :roll:

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After banging it out this is how it looked like and why I rather had it wear the bra all that time. :sad:

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De-skinning starts with uncrimping the crimped edges. Hammer, screwdriver and chisel is needed here. It's actually a miracle my hand is not broken or at least bruised for the many times I bashed it with the forkin hammer! :-x

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Next is drilling out and/or chiseling the spot welds. Opted for cutting the top as you'll see a bit later...

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Noticed just how bad the lower nose was already. Had been patched quite a bit before as well as been hit and bondoed. The valances were almost all rusted on top of mangled. Trash, nothing left to save here.

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New nose and valances to go in! :smile:

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Inner valance.

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Outer valance, needs to be "placed" there, then the new skin needs to be positioned where it should be in Oder to determine the exact position of the outer valance. Then it can be welded.

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Windshield frame is in such bad shape that it would probably be unweldable. However, since I don't have the replacement for it and it goes over the front skin, I decided to continue on and replace it later. :neutral:

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For the Signals I measured from the edge and the "V" line. Made a template and traced it where they should be.

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Used a YUGE hole bit and a hole punch and file for the slots.

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^^^Spot welds^^^

Grinding the welds is my nephew/apprentice.

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Crimping the edges...

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Final weld at the bottom. Then hammer and crimp!

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Solid Bondo-less Skin \:D/

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Cheap paint is better than no paint bare metal. :-k

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Finally = Yard Art
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miranda_65 wrote:
Great work Ivan. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Brooks wrote:
Definitely looks like you know what you're doing (or found all necessary videos on YouTube!) Nice work! =D>

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der58SC wrote:
damn that is a lot of work

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Slayer wrote:
So are you going to put the VW insignia back on or leave it on the yard art?
I saw his handy work in person!!! very knice!

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Make it into a bar.

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Dan wrote:
Nice work Always wondered about the section where the skin attaches to he windshield frame.

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Your DHL EXPRESS shipment with waybill number 5005112136 from FABRICACIONES CLASICAS S.A.S is on its way and may require a signature.

The current scheduled delivery is Fri Dec 01 2017 by End of Day.


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Your DHL EXPRESS shipment with waybill number 5005112136 from FABRICACIONES CLASICAS S.A.S is on its way and may require a signature.

The current scheduled delivery is Fri Dec 01 2017 by End of Day.


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Getting a windshield frame?



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Should I do safaris??? :???:


At this point why not?? :smt023

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papaT64 wrote:
I enjoyed following the process. I admire your skills and wish I'd known you in '93 when a woman made an illegal u-turn in front of me causing me to hit her a couple of times. I hit her once and her car bounced back off the curb and I hit her again. I drove the bus home but the front end was definitely crunched . The lady paid for the damage, but it was a nightmare. Oh, to have known you then!

Good work, Ivan.

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pyrOman wrote:
Should I do safaris??? :???:


Watch out for bees...


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pyrOman wrote:
Should I do safaris??? :???:


Watch out for bees...


Turbo_g, be quiet, that could be the deal breaker for him. 8-[

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Round 2! :shock:

Old rusty frame

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The new frame comes with this inner piece which I didn’t know “why” until I mangled the OG rusty one.

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The OG one just sits there, it isn’t attached to the dash at all! I did put a weld spot on the new one though.

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“Staging “ the frame.

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This tool is perfect for straightening the dash edge after hammering out the weld spots.

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Now, these here tools are awesome for spinning the whole bus in place! Had to do it to have better room and access to the welder.

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Staging, drilling, welding, grinding…

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Finally the crimp!

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That goop is “seam sealer”, I also used it between the frame and the front skin. :cool:

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FYI: Safaries ordered! #-o

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FYI: Safaries ordered! #-o


Good man!!
Nicely done!

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