1972 VW Beetle Restoration - Rear Quarter Rust Repair

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.

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Lead Wiping After Removing Rain Gutters On A 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
Some footage of the now-rare artform that is lead wiping. This was done at the workshop that is restoring my 1971 VW Beetle (Superbug). They removed the rain gutters at my request and after welding, they recommended lead wiping as a way to completely hide where the rain gutter was, smoothing the curve of the roof all the way to the edge. So rather than be reminded that something used to be there, it will blend perfectly with the shape of the roof.





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Replace VW Floor Pans in 10 Minutes - (VW Thing)
Yes, I know... the whole procedure wasn't completed in 10 minutes, but this video depicts how I did it in about 10 minutes of run time. :-P This 1974 Volkswagen Thing floor pan came to me so rusted there was hardly any old floor pans to cut out of it. But along with some new floor pans from KlassicFab (Gerson) of Green Metal fame some basic tools and general know-how the floor pans were replaced along and some additional rust damage got repaired. I didn't get any pics of the body, but it is in pretty bad shape in the middle. Unlike most air-cooled VWs, a Thing is a 4-door car, so we may just cut one row of doors out of it and then shorten the pan to accommodate the then shortened body. We'll see what the owners decide to do, this car may come back for some more custom or restoration work! My Blog: http://duckshit.net/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VvTheDuckvV Twitter: http://twitter.com/vvtheduckvv Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/wtfduck Be a fan of Skeeter the Duck on her very own Facebook Fan Page! SkeeterTheDuck's FB: http://www.facebook.com/SkeeterTheDuck Delmont's FB Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/delmont.b.cleatwood Theme song (Gearhead) by Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.com





1969 VW Bug Project - Episode 25 - Rusty Firewall Removal and Repair
Started with just a little cleanup of the back seat and the engine bay, only to find some significant rust areas below the window and on the top edge of the firewall. A few words about my videos: these episodes document my efforts to restore an old VW Bug and are not intended as how-to's. I am a professor of English by trade, and I have no formal mechanic training (which is often quite obvious). I'm also into making semi-interesting/entertaining videos showing how I've gone about my restoration work. But I make no guarantee that my results will be your results, nor that you will remain injury free if you try to do what I did. You may harm yourself, others, and/or your car if you copy me. If you do, that's your fault, not mine. Please be safer than I am, make safety first not third, and do not do anything if you don't know what you are doing. If you have any doubts at all, consult a qualified automotive professional, and pay him or her to do it right and safely.




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