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by Robsey
25 Oct 2020, 15:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Various locks and keys question
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Sliding door lock key question.

Well a bit of an update - It appears that I have a type B glove box lock. https://i.postimg.cc/cLCsT3M8/Screenshot-20200728-223912-Adobe-Acrobat.jpg Here is ours... https://i.postimg.cc/4d2d2687/20201025-143752.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vT1mJ4jP/20201025-145027.jpg Sadly no key to fit it. And I have ...
by Robsey
24 Oct 2020, 12:16
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Relay 292, a technical study.
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Relay 292, a technical study.

I am nowhere near fitting this yet... My van is in the very early stages of restoration. https://i.postimg.cc/Nj4zB7rq/20200924_004610.jpg But it is only three wires so very easy to wire up. The relay / warbler is marked up as in the picture above. One wire for ignition live. (Pin 15) One for lights...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:53
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Then to brace the A post to the main front-to-back chassis beam, it was agreed to tack in the diagonal cross member. Bizarrely the bolt hole on the 'original' VW panel was nowhere near the hole in the a post. https://i.postimg.cc/Kv6HVxfG/20201020-000756.jpg The correct position should have been the...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:51
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Week Sixteen... An evening of mixed emotions. Mainly anger and frustration with myself. Before anything could be welded in place, it was necessary to re-hang the front left cab door. I bolted the door in place, with Troy's help. Then it was found that the door's window frame was distorted. (Bent rea...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Although not bodywork, I managed to sort the blower motor control - Similar to CovKid's pwm thread.

No pictures means it never happened.

So here it is after I fitted the last of the exterior foam seals.

https://youtu.be/H4rfR-PjSRI
by Robsey
18 Oct 2020, 22:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Running the Rust Race
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Running the Rust Race

There is a white sticker on the underside of the dash on the driver's side (UK RHD). On this sticker will be a code four characters long. This will be the code for the paint colour. Often two letters, a number and a letter. Mine is LH5G which is Medium Blue. Try looking in the Wiki - it is a great r...
by Robsey
18 Oct 2020, 20:31
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Up the Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Up the Horn

Have a look at this...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=566567

This is for the Karmann (type 3), but should be similar in general layout.
by Robsey
18 Oct 2020, 10:36
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Running the Rust Race
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Running the Rust Race

Hmmm - time to be the bearer of bad news. If rust is showing on the outside, it is likely to be pretty bad further inside. You could clean out the exterior seam as far as you can, and then try and feed in some phosphoric acid or other rust converter fluid into the exposed seam. Hopefully capillary a...
by Robsey
17 Oct 2020, 22:34
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Up the Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Up the Horn

It sounds like the brown wire at the base of the steering column has got caught in the universal joint or something. Possibly tearing off some of the insulation, which is now allowing the inner conductor wires to short on the metal of the steering column. Probably need to run a fresh wire between th...
by Robsey
12 Oct 2020, 10:49
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

The heater blower is now assembled complete. Flaps rust treated and painted. https://i.postimg.cc/GpfwYLYx/20201010-172952.jpg Flaps all assembled. I made sure that the foam and retainer plates were not going to come loose. I evo-stik'ed them in place. https://i.postimg.cc/N0Fv59y0/20201011-110225.j...
by Robsey
11 Oct 2020, 10:58
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Relay 292, a technical study.
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Relay 292, a technical study.

I know it is a few weeks since the last post, but I thought that I would put my spin on this. I will be using a non-VW part for my lights on alarm. (Boo hiss from the puritans...) I am using a GM lights on warning two-tone "warbler". The sound is not as harsh as a standard buzzer, and also less like...
by Robsey
07 Oct 2020, 22:40
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Week fourteen. A pleasant evening in a few ways. Firstly, by sheer luck, I found the missing baffle foam-retainer in a bag full of parts in the van. So it must have fell out of the blower casing a long time ago. Saves me making another, as they have not been available to buy for a very long time. Se...
by Robsey
04 Oct 2020, 14:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

As promised - With a mostly dry Sunday, I was able to strip, wash and partially refurb the heater box assembly. Before - wearing 30-odd years of dust and rust https://i.postimg.cc/sxq07kCB/20201004-112226.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MZFLCQfW/20201004-112252.jpg An array of parts to be cleaned, painted ...
by Robsey
02 Oct 2020, 23:15
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Best replacement body panels
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Best replacement body panels

I have an array of panels. Klokkerholm front corner panels from Just Kampers. Left and right door steps and front left arch from Schofields... And genuine VW front outrigger panels from Brickwerks. All parts were couriered to my works, and were well packaged. They all arrived un-damaged. There is a ...
by Robsey
01 Oct 2020, 23:16
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

More new parts... There is a lot of work to do, so I got 2 litres of etch primer. Troy wanted to try this one.... https://i.postimg.cc/d1YQKGhC/20201001-124820.jpg Also arriving in time for the weekend, we have the blower motor and the heater-box foam kit. (Something for the weekend Sir?). https://i...