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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2020, 05:05:32 PM »
Skinning a beetle door is no different to doing 126 fiat.. So watch.
First strip the door handles winders door cards, water cover, the flip over grind along the edges of the skin until a fine black line appears this is the skin ready to split.
I tap a spot weld splitter chisel very thin along the black line this will pop the skin.
I then cut along the top lifting the skin of, by doing it this way I can get at the 4 retaining pins that hold on chrome scrapper. Strip out glass quarter glass, the grind of the last of the lip.
Some small repairs will be needed to edges.











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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2020, 05:08:59 PM »




Chrome safely off






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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2020, 05:06:42 PM »
Never got near beetle doors but did  a Ds half skin on a mates van








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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2020, 05:16:23 PM »
Tiny and myself spent an hour out in the yard tiding up the van skin. First gring down the plug welded around the edges of the skin.
Marked the new skin edge to match the original and cut to the right height.
Ting then painted on metal treatment using bronx, good gear.
Then I seam sealed the inner edges of the skin lips and the joint inside the skin.
Flipped the door over grinding the welds on skin face lightly moving from side to side so not to distort the skin. Again metal treated it too





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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2020, 05:18:01 PM »










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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2020, 02:41:13 PM »
Looks like you're putting as much effort into this as you did with Le-Frog!
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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2020, 04:12:43 PM »
I do it to every car I restore. I know its not a fiat yet but ye can learn from it  and use it on your own cars. Better to have posts up than none. Cheers chris

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2020, 06:48:42 PM »
Ground down rusted edge where the bonnet seal used to be done Ds first left ps so ye can see the difference big change plus metal treated










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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2020, 02:30:04 AM »
27 have viewed in 1 day. Not a comment. Must all be experts

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2020, 07:44:58 PM »
Erm...😅 what do you want us to say? lol
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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2020, 10:39:38 AM »
 ;)  We are all deeply impressed and jealous of the rapid progress  :good:

 

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