Hi All Here are the latest updates. Wings and lights fitted. Next up is to re-fit the doors and put tyres on the original rims. If anyone has a couple of 16X3 riveted rims lying around let me know as I'm missing 2.
I have saved the original number plate on the back.
Hi All Here are the pictures from this weekends work. Tyres fitted to 16" rims and pulled out into the October sunshine for a couple of photos. Still need to fit the finished doors and have just bought an original rifle holder. Next on the list is to pull the new wiring loom through and start conecting everything up.
Hi Guys To answer my own question, wartime engines had a very different form of air deflection. Here is a picture posted on the samba.com.
I have managed to track down a set but they will need a little bit of welding to get them sorted. Another new find is an original rifle mount, slightly different to the repro ones this one is bolted to the cross bar.
Next on the list is to refurbish the hood frame and fit the hood. Pictures to follow. Regards Drew
OK here is the latest on the the engine rebuild, original cog wheel oil cooler has been fitted.
The fan, alternator, karb and manifold now in place and with the cyclone air filter fitted the engine is starting to look like it should. And yes before anyone spots it the intake manifold is post war as I am still searching for a good original K manifold.
Hi Guys Here is the engine 99% finished, restored distibutor with new spark plugs,wires and caps fitted. Fuel pump cleaned and fitted, Flywheel fitted and endplay adjusted. Clutch fitted and a shinny new exhaust from Vladimir Lehar bolted up. I must say that the quality and fit was excelent. Only a few things left to do, fabricate new fuel lines, fit correct clamps to rubber connectors, fit original rear tinware, fill with oil and pop into kubel.
I am also making a large dolly to to take the body so that I can crack on with fitting the new floorpans to the chassis. Regards Drew
Hi all Kdf lover. Does any one got a cyclone air filter for VW 166/82,82e or 87? if you got parts for VW166,128, VW87 please kindly e mail me. My e mail email@example.com I also like any war time beetle picture. Thanks a lot. Victor
Hi Guys Just in case you thought the radio silence was due to a successful sale of my Kubel you were wrong. I'm still working on her and yes she is still for sale. So this is the latest progress: Final tweeks to the engine and ready to install into the bay.
Fitted the doors. Sounds easy but getting original bent and buckled doors to close and stay closed (when another door is opened) is quite a challenge.
Also fitted the original engine air scoop so that the canvas hood could be tensioned and tacked to the front wooden bow.
Hi Guys Long time since last update (sorry) and in fact I have done very little apart from finally connect up the engine, paint and rivet on the air scoop, but hey progress is progress. And for those eagle eyed amongst you I have finally obtained 2 more original 16" wheels, blasted, painted and fitted the used tires. Oh and by the way she is still for sale (firstname.lastname@example.org) Enjoy Drew
Hi Guys Merry Christmas and here's to a very happy new year to you all. As you know I have been trying to find a new home for my kubel. There is a very nice chap here in the UK who is going to take her, but he want's the floorpans installed so here we go... off comes the body again.
I have made a large castor dolly to move the body.
My latest Porsche is in the background.
With the chassis safe back in the workshop it's time to start stripping.
So far the front torsion bar assembly has been removed and next is to remove the gearbox.
The next few weeks are going to be quite busy as I have promised to have the kubel all back together with engine running by the spring. Talk soon. Drew drew
Hi Guys Before removing the gearbox I thought I would give it a clean up and take some close up pics.
Next up is to measure the original floorpan mounting holes so that the new pans will line up exactly with the body. I will post a diagramme with these dimensions as it may be helpfull to others who are replacing rotten floors. Regards Drew