1953 Oval Window being cut up - 2.

Our 1953 3 fold rag top was found in a horrendous state, having been exposed to the elements for years. The floorpan consists mostly of fibreglass patches, the heater channels are non existent, the wings were hacked as was the rear H valance. It was decided that we would cut the roof off at the waistline, instead of just the sunroof clip, to transplant onto a another early roof damaged oval. Some other parts were saved: doors, W decklid, dashboard, switches etc. Watch as we take the roof off over the period of an hour. Part 3 can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuELAxuAd5U For more information about Vintage Vans, visit our website here: http://www.vintagevans.com.pt or follow latest updates on our blog here: http://vintagevans.wordpress.com

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1953 Oval Window being cut up - 8.
Our 1953 3 fold rag top was found in a horrendous state, having been exposed to the elements for years. The floorpan consists mostly of fibreglass patches, the heater channels are non existent, the wings were hacked as was the rear H valance. It was decided that we would cut the roof off at the waistline, instead of just the sunroof clip, to transplant onto a another early roof damaged oval. Some other parts were saved: doors, W decklid, dashboard, switches etc. Watch as we take the roof off over the period of an hour. Part 1 can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22BvVD7zVvo For more information about Vintage Vans, visit our website here: http://www.vintagevans.com.pt or follow latest updates on our blog here: http://vintagevans.wordpress.com





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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Building a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle | Fast N' Loud
Cheap and reliable, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon of American and European roadways for decades. Richard and Aaron buy a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. Subscribe to Discovery TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=DiscoveryTV Follow Discovery on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DiscoveryUK Subscribe to Discovery TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=DiscoveryTV




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