This 1972 VW Super Beetle is undergoing a full pan off Restoration at Kiddy's Classics in Jensen Beach, FL. - http://www.kiddysclassics.com -
Like most Florida Beetle's this one has its fair share rust that needs repair. In this video you will see photos of the step-by-step process of removing the rust, and welding the new patch panels in place for a correct repair. The patches are hammered and dollied smooth and then lead (auto body solder) is used in place of bondo or other plastic fillers for a repair that will last for years to come.
1974 volkswagen super beetle restoration video
took a lot of time money patience :) 99% original parts used for any
details please feel free to ask in comments thank you have a nice time
while watching background music specially choosen:)
edit: music removed due to copyright issues so i hope u enjoy that crap
free utube music:)
My Beetle reborn
My first car was was a 1969 Automatic-Stickshift VW Beetle. I drove it for
4 years, and it took a beating. It was garaged for 18 years, until I
decided to rebuild it.
Using Body Lead
This video shows how to use body lead instead of bondo. I only had 10
minutes so I put as much as I could that is important. Start with a clean,
sanded surface so the tinning butter will bond correctly. This hood was
from the 1969 Mustang
restoration project from a few years ago. 90% of the body work on that car
was done with lead. One you learn how you'll never use bondo again!
1966 VW Beetle - Engine Install (4X Speed)
Installed the engine today (April 7, 2012) . The video is at 4X speed, and
I cut out about 10 minutes (2.5 minutes at 4X speed) of real time footage.
Here's a link to my corresponding blog post:
Here's a link to some information regarding the engine build:
Music By: Skylab 2000
Song Title: Helsinki
Check out my blog ('66 VW Beetle Project):
Remove Rust from Metal and Panels the Easy Way: Video 1
"The easy and safe way to remove rust at home". I am amazed at how many
people have not heard of this method before. Some old school tips are more
useful today, it saved them money and it will save you time and money too.
Lead Free Body Solder Kit from Eastwood
BUY a Kit Here:
Eastwood's Deluxe Body Solder Kit has more of what you need to fill with
better adhesion, strength and durability than plastic fillers.
No need to use lead solder as a body filler when you can use our stronger,
safer, more durable, lead-free version! Our deluxe kit has all the supplies
you need but the torch and tip, including 5 lbs. of lead-free solder.
File or sand, by hand or power tool, to level
Spreadable (plastic) range is 428-932 degreesF
Includes tools and accessories
"How-to" DVD included
Check out the video.
Red VW bug rebuild
Two year body-off rebuild of a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. The original 1200
motor was replaced with a 1970's twin port 1600 and the gearbox replaced
with a swing-axle one from a late 1500 beetle. Body was bare-metalled and
the usual rust prone areas were repaired. This is the beetle that I added a
narrowed front beam to in another recent video.
vw bug sheet metal replacement part 1
Replacing my heater channel, door post, and fire wall in my 1956 vw bug.
How to do it yourself and save $. Sheet metal work, welding and body work.