Exposed

Progress continues… as all of the paint continues to be removed, a few more areas that will need attention are revealed.

Ideally we’re aiming to keep as much of the original OG VW steel as possible, so small areas of damage will get cleaned up and cut back to areas of solid metal ready for new metal to be welded back in place. However, some areas are too far gone, then replacement panels will be used and welded back in place to make good the area.

Around the back gutter areas where the fixed part of the Westafalia roof sat, water/debris has been allowed to collect/sit and has caused some perforation in the gutter areas…

Edges of the roof/gutter are perforated and will need some attention in places
Edges of the roof/gutter are perforated and will need some attention in places
Some more minor repairs in the roof gutter area
Some more minor repairs in the roof gutter area
Fixing points for the Westfalia roof will need some attention
Fixing points for the Westfalia roof will need some attention
Leaks from perforated gutter have caused knock on problems to also be fixed
Leaks from perforated gutter have caused knock on problems to also be fixed

Some poor quality previous repairs will need to get sorted out correctly

Previous repairs not looking too clever…
Previous repairs not looking too clever…

and this front section of the lower nose will need replacement!

Looks like the lower nose area will need replacing…
Looks like the lower nose area will need replacing…

Some areas once cleaned up are solid, so they can be prepped and painted with primer

clean up areas with surface rust and put in primer
clean up areas with surface rust and put in primer

Good OG VW metal is kept wherever possible, so the dented front nose gets pulled back into shape,  whilst in the process, ending up looking like the character from the 1980’s horror film Hellraiser’!

Pulling out some of the dents to regain the original shape in the nose area
Pulling out some of the dents to regain the original shape in the nose area

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