D.martijn

2002 Touring '74 from Belgium, full restoration project (Lots of pictures)

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Thanks guys! Another small update on the Touring. Not a whole has happened over the last few months though.

 

However I did order some more parts. Got new door seals, front and rear window seals as well as a NOS fuel tank cap, NOS Autoflug seatbelts, NOS Pierburg fuel pump & original metal oil cap

And probably some other Touring specific parts I can't remember :)

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I don't know why but I like the blue stiches in the middle 

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This weekend we started on the front left corner again, still need to get some more adjustment done to get the drivers door fully fitted. Still  need to figure a couple things out so push the hinges a bit more forwards as they are sitting 5mm more to the rear as the passenger side..

 

However, when I adjusted the angle on the black replacement inner A panel so the fit was better to the original one. my borther started making a panel for the firewall where it was rusted through.

 

Fits alot better than before!

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and the patch he made, looks great!

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We also had a look at fabricating a new piece for flanges at the heaterbox opening.

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After trying to make due with what we had at our workshop, we went to my work and use some of the equipment we have there. 

With the help of a old school shear, bender and a small press and some tubing/angle iron we were able to replicate the original profile.

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After some more trimming

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Got the panels welded in we made 2 weeks ago, turned out pretty good.

 

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Also welded up some of the holes that were present when drilling the spotwelds out to remove the shuttle panel.

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Trail fitting the new panel, after some careful trimming I got it to fit very nice.

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Welded and ground down. A lot better than before!

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I also bought some more tools, I already had a small power file (10x330 belts) but decided to also get a it's bigger brother (20x520)

And finally a proper portable spotwelder as well, it still needs to arrive though.

 

Comparision of both

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