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Post by Tone & Linz on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:14

The thread I had about this one had disappeared with the old forum (x2) so here we are again Very Happy . 1971 Karmann Cabriolet imported from the States in 1976 and has had 11 owners in its life.

We bought it after it was being sold on the side of a country road in Wiltshire in May 2006 (remember Liam?) because it had failed its MOT.

It looked fairly smart in the pictures but I knew there was a lot of filler under that paint when I checked it over as the magnet was finding it difficult to stick. After some wheeling and dealing it was ours for a snip and we took it into care (much to Liam’s disappointment)








Here’s a couple from when it was stripped a couple of years ago







The old padded dash that hid the lhd to rhd conversion poop


Here are the new panels that we had bought for a new shell to be created







April 2010 and here he is waiting at the restorers (it was a long wait)


August 2010 mmmmmmmmmmm shiny new metal!!






September 2010 even more shiny new metal




Here you can see the heavy duty pans and the metal dash. Gone is the mangled mess the conversion had left


All that's left now is to get it sprayed and then it should be back home for the new rubber.

Trouble is the job has been done so well that I have to buy new chrome now coz it's gonna be a show winner (so I've been told)

So won't be going to Tesco's in that when it's complete Rolling Eyes

We're nearly there Very Happy

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Post by Tone & Linz on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:21

Mar 2011 Rolling Eyes Hoooray new paint! At last the car is complete and will hopefully be with us in a couple of weeks (We'll see though)


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Post by Liam on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:24

Looking good guys! That car definately went to the right people if id have bought it it would probably still be in the lockup doing nothing! Cant wait to see it when its doone!
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Post by Grizzly on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:33

Starting to look like a bug again looking forward to seeing it finished Cool
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Post by Tone & Linz on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:50

Yeah just got to remember how to put everything back on it again Laughing

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Post by carl & helen on Tue Mar 22 2011, 11:02

What a difference - it's looking good.
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Sticky Fingers

Post by Erna & David on Tue Mar 22 2011, 19:01

Gonna have to watch Cameron with his little sticky fingers on that shiney paintwork, looking really good now.Dont think we will be road worthy for Viccy so we will see you all at Stoner. David
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Post by Tone & Linz on Wed Mar 23 2011, 22:32

Erna & David wrote:Gonna have to watch Cameron with his little sticky fingers on that shiney paintwork, looking really good now.Dont think we will be road worthy for Viccy so we will see you all at Stoner. David

Not sure who will be worse with sticky fingers him or me Laughing . Look forward to catching up with you all David

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He's home!

Post by Tone & Linz on Mon Apr 25 2011, 22:59

He's home! Very Happy So when I get a moment then I’ll put everything back together again.

Had the window frames all re-chromed so first job is building the frames around the glass


















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Post by Grizzly on Wed Apr 27 2011, 08:37

Wow bet your really chuffed so you will have it ready for Stonor then lol!
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Post by tint1n on Wed Apr 27 2011, 11:40

looking good, bet you cant wait to get it on the road, How long has it taken from start to finish?

Out of interest where did you get the chrome work done?

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Post by Tone & Linz on Sun May 01 2011, 23:11

Daz - I would like to have it ready for Stonor but we'll see how we get on! Shocked

Tint1n -
It went to restorer April 2010 and we got it back last week so just over a year but it took him just a couple of weeks to complete the welding. It was the hammering out creases, seam sealing and flatting that took the rest of the time. He did a lot of other work at the same time coz he needed to have a break from it now and again.

I got the chrome completed at a metal refinishers up here. (we're in Norwich now and the chrome work in Thetford) I thought I had found a place in Weyhill Industrial Estate when we lived down there but I can't remember who and can't see any local to Wiltshire in Yell.com now.

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Post by tint1n on Mon May 02 2011, 08:24

Tone & Linz wrote:Daz - I would like to have it ready for Stonor but we'll see how we get on! Shocked

Tint1n -
It went to restorer April 2010 and we got it back last week so just over a year but it took him just a couple of weeks to complete the welding. It was the hammering out creases, seam sealing and flatting that took the rest of the time. He did a lot of other work at the same time coz he needed to have a break from it now and again.

I got the chrome completed at a metal refinishers up here. (we're in Norwich now and the chrome work in Thetford) I thought I had found a place in Weyhill Industrial Estate when we lived down there but I can't remember who and can't see any local to Wiltshire in Yell.com now.

Sounds good, cant wait to see it on the road, i will have to keep looking for somewhere to re chrome for me

thanks

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Post by Grizzly on Mon May 02 2011, 11:42

Daz - I would like to have it ready for Stonor but we'll see how we get on! Shocked

I was only joking mate I know its a lot of work putting things back together takes a lot longer than stripping it
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Post by Tone & Linz on Mon May 02 2011, 13:54

@Grizzly wrote:
Daz - I would like to have it ready for Stonor but we'll see how we get on! Shocked

I was only joking mate I know its a lot of work putting things back together takes a lot longer than stripping it

I didn't say which Stonor Very Happy

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Post by Tone & Linz on Fri Aug 10 2012, 22:55

So long since I updated this but here we are with a roadworthy driveable Cabrio at last. And a little lighter without the filler Very Happy



















Just waiting for the carpet to be delivered

I need to fit the new seat covers

And all will be complete when a rebuilt 1600 tp arrives soon vroom vroom

Tone:cheers: (with a sunburnt head)

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Post by Liam on Sun Aug 12 2012, 14:02

Looks great well done guys!

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Post by Aussiboris on Sun Aug 12 2012, 19:57

Amazing work. Well done!
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