Sambaguy
7 years ago

Thank you! Was aiming at 30mm x 30mm so I was not too far off... 🙂

Originally Posted by: Hebster52 



Hi,

Carsten, are the black bows new rebuilt bows from Claus?

The shape looks correct. (The rear bow which are located above the rear window is more flat than the middle bow.)

The bows I bought from Claus was the opposite ( the rear bow above the rear window was more rounded, and the middle bow was more flat.

Maybe the template was mixed up during manufacturing of my bows as they does not seem to be correct.

Hebster52
7 years ago
Finally got back working on this today!

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usariemen
7 years ago

Hi,

Carsten, are the black bows new rebuilt bows from Claus?

The shape looks correct. (The rear bow which are located above the rear window is more flat than the middle bow.)

The bows I bought from Claus was the opposite ( the rear bow above the rear window was more rounded, and the middle bow was more flat.

Maybe the template was mixed up during manufacturing of my bows as they does not seem to be correct.

Originally Posted by: Sambaguy 



The black ones I have are not from Claus.
They came with the car and where made by the previous owner after the originals that where in the old roof.


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Hebster52
7 years ago
Next pieces done.

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Mocked up the cardboard S-rod from the cardboard model I made in january.

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After I did the mockup and took the photos I realized that I can make the S-rod much less curved. If I bend it inwards just like in the photos Carsten posted I can drop the S-rod on the inside of the sharp corner on the P-post.

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Hebster52
7 years ago
What is the diameter of these steel bows? My guestimation would be 15mm?

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usariemen
7 years ago
I can check it in the evening.
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usariemen
7 years ago

What is the diameter of these steel bows? My guestimation would be 15mm?

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Originally Posted by: Hebster52 



You would be ok with 15 mm.
I measured 14,4 mm.
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Hebster52
7 years ago
Thanks! Seems that I still can trust my "eyeball measure"… :wink:
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zelensis61
7 years ago

Thanks! Seems that I still can trust my "eyeball measure"… :wink:

Originally Posted by: Hebster52 



Carsten beat me on this one... forgot to do it Kristian. Sorry. 😞
But yours looks good.
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Hebster52
7 years ago
Some progress today... 🙂

https://youtu.be/8Q91cNA-tiY 

Cut out the S-irons and fitted them. Did not need to bend them sideways on this frame.

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Hebster52
7 years ago
Looks like I forgot to update the finished cabframe photos here...

Got to take some more photos soon....

Here just testfitted on the body.

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Hebster52
10 months ago
Still have this. No progress though due to other reasons. 
Also all Photobucket photos are lost in the thread due to the choice to not fund them anymore...

Old photo of the cab frame in progress for now.

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pre67vw
10 months ago
It's been a long time!! I think you need to get this finished!!
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10 months ago
Oh yes, we want to see some updates here !
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Hebster52
a month ago
I'm still considering to update old posts with new url's for photos.. (if possible..?)
In the meantime I can update some progress..
This was done in 2015 I think. And when I started checking it last month I realised that the centerpart was offset by 6mm...

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So I dug into my "spare part collection" and chose this -51 front hood that was cut for a custom vehicle way back in the 70's... and transfered the template on that. (Now correctly centered..)

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Hebster52
a month ago
So. I transferred the template to the new donor lid and cut it. Then welded the previously made corner on it.

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Then assembled the parts over the jig I made so I could test the fit on the body that I have out at the storage..

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Doesn't look that bad for a mockup!

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Hebster52
a month ago
Yesterday I reshaped the side sections so they woul line up with top corners and bottom tip. Was a bit of a challenge due to the 3 dimensional curvatures. I was happy when I managed to get both sides close to symmetry so I tackwelded them to the top and bottom. Next I need to go out to the storage again and see if it all still line up on the body before fully welding it. Also have to weld on the short piece in the centre to finish the centerbulge.
Looks promising though..

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Hebster52
a month ago
Took the lid to the storage to test the fitment. Pretty happy with it for working on it at distance... Just some minor adjustments for perfection.

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Hebster52
29 days ago
On friday I had the day off from work so I started fitting the last pieces.
Got then cut and started tackweld them and went out of welding gas. Oh well. Looks already quite nice though!

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