1986 Single Cab

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One Saturday a wave of boredom came over me and then I saw NW_VW_T25’s advert for an ‘86 single cab. I’ve not really been looking for another project but thought what the heck! It only needs an engine an gearbox right?

So I’ll build a thread of my endeavours over the next few months / years and you can all look in and be glad it’s not you! ;)

I’m starting with this:
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...and want to get to this:
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thats a beautifull looking thing
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So, start with the engine ...
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Wilbur gave me a dg engine but it had df heads on it, don’t know why but I’m swapping them over for dg heads. Just a matter of assembling it now and parts hunting. Need a mounting bar next.
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A few internal pictures, I like the idea of a bench seat upfront instead of the 2+1
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It won’t be perfect, too many dents but it’s rust free and that’s ok by me.

E D I T, 'It has loads of rust on the exterior body panels'!
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I have an engine mounting bar free to a good home if that's what you mean?
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DF heads B suffix small valves, small inlet ports
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Looking good!!!
Rust free is a definate bonus and a few dents on a single cab are just battle scars.
Watching with interest. :ok
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Cheers Bob.

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I cleaned up the dg heads today, but this one looks bad.


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DoubleOSeven wrote: I cleaned up the dg heads today, but this one looks bad.


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if you mean the crack that will probably be fine, pull the valves and check it doesn't extend behind the seat
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The Grand Canyon!
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Everyone has their own method by I find a washer and nut is sufficient.
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This piston has had a hard life, like me!
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93975, any ideas what these numbers mean?
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05 20?
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