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    1. Member roccodingo's Avatar
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      02-10-2007 11:14 AM #1
      Well after being alerted to the fact that my brown rocco was suffering deterioration due mainly to the enforced outdoor storage, I decided I'd better get my a$$ into gear and do something about her...

      She was duly fitted with some front suspension, wheels then trailered from the farm to my workshop nearer my residence...

      The process of removing everything that is bolted, glued, nailed etc to a car body began...


      Some components were'nt that easy to remove...

      More dissasembly showed prescence of ferritic carcinoma expected from a 28 year old car i guess...



      uncovered was some decidedly dodgy crash repairs from the "bog and flog" brigade..



      With all this work happening and the other cars to follow I decided to construct a rotisserie device...


      Had to do overtime to finish the construction, mainly due to a fortnight break in "Blighty " where I manged to check out polov8's fleet of Scirocco's, even viewing the hidden stash of MK1 goodness Andy has kept secret for so long...


      What can i say ?? mightily impressed with the workmanship carried out in his Mk1 turbo build.. great stuff..

      Andy afforded me a quick tour of several local breakers yards. Something I just dont get to see here in Australia ( Vw's in the dismantlers..!! )


      happened upon a couple of guy's seeking rocco spares while we were there...[IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Thanks to you and your Mum for the hospitality shown Andy, to be returned when you make it to Oz.. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      So where does this leave my shell ??? have already chosen a KR engine, jury is still out as to fit the O2A or O2J trans yet...

      Once I have located some repair sections for the tinworm, the plan is for either chemical dipping the entire shell and / or blasting .... any comments on each appreciated...
      to be continued.....


      Modified by roccodingo at 12:23 AM 2-11-2007
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
      Brownrocco resto thread....http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/f55/...esto-2339.html
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      02-10-2007 11:31 AM #2
      Looking good Grant.
      hey...the Englishman made it onto a picture...
      Scirocco inventory currently at 1% and holding.

      Quote Originally Posted by echassin View Post
      the problem is not with me, you see. The problem is the car. It's a Mk2. It's already gotten way more attention than it deserved

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      02-10-2007 11:46 AM #3
      Grant-
      As soon as the weather here warms a little, I'll get some detailed pics of my 80 scrapper emailed to you.
      I know that 20% of what you need might be sound enough to cut n salvage on that one. Pretty good for being a NE Scirocco it's whole life.
      btw... nice rotisserie! Seems like it allows you some extra storage
      welcome back... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] ...to um... Australia

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      02-10-2007 12:02 PM #4

      Ah.. Deatons in Stavely. The best scrap yard around here. I've spent many a happy hour in that establishment.
      I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.
      To keep my VW 100% original, I inflate my tyres with compressed air imported from Germany.

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      02-10-2007 12:38 PM #5
      Hey Grant!
      Im likeing that rotisserie! Is that the sameone from before, or is that a new one? If its new, did you do and modifications to it?

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      02-10-2007 01:13 PM #6
      Ooohhh....rotisserie!!
      BTW Grant, you can say ass on here; like this:
      I need to get off my lazy ass and send you your stuff.

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    9. 02-10-2007 01:36 PM #7
      intense project! looks like fun though, specially that cartisserie (sp?)

    10. 02-10-2007 04:04 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by roccodingo »
      Once I have located some repair sections for the tinworm, the plan is for either chemical dipping the entire shell and / or blasting .... any comments on each appreciated...
      to be continued.....
      Modified by roccodingo at 12:23 AM 2-11-2007

      sandblast, if you acid dip it it'll weep rust out of the seems forever [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

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      02-11-2007 12:24 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Michael Bee »
      Grant-
      As soon as the weather here warms a little, I'll get some detailed pics of my 80 scrapper emailed to you.
      I know that 20% of what you need might be sound enough to cut n salvage on that one. Pretty good for being a NE Scirocco it's whole life.
      btw... nice rotisserie! Seems like it allows you some extra storage
      welcome back... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] ...to um... Australia

      Thanks Mikee, have been looking in UK for shells also..But i'll take whatever I can use from you mate..
      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
      Brownrocco resto thread....http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/f55/...esto-2339.html
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      02-11-2007 12:37 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Dr Dub UK »
      Ah.. Deatons in Stavely. The best scrap yard around here. I've spent many a happy hour in that establishment.
      I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.

      Enjoyed looking about the scrapyards, we dont get any VW's here as the local VW breaker sold up a few years back, leaving us all high and dry..
      Should be back over mid to late July, so will catch you then Ritchie ... looking at a trip to wolfsburg/ dresden also...
      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
      Brownrocco resto thread....http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/f55/...esto-2339.html
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      02-11-2007 12:41 AM #11
      Same as the one I IM you about. think the web site was on there..?
      Cut the size of the tube down one size as It isnt going to be holding a Chev..
      If ya build one, lemme know and i will give you the pivot heights for near perfect balance when turning.. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
      Brownrocco resto thread....http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/f55/...esto-2339.html
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      02-11-2007 12:42 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by veetarded »
      Ooohhh....rotisserie!!
      BTW Grant, you can say ass on here; like this:
      I need to get off my lazy ass and send you your stuff.

      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emlove.gif[/IMG]

      hehehee, when your ready will be cool Willy...
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
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      02-11-2007 12:44 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Lysholm »
      sandblast, if you acid dip it it'll weep rust out of the seems forever [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

      Dipped doors before, as long as the solution is neutralised I think it would be ok...
      Think the sandblasting would distort panels ??? or is there a specific technique to use ?? .
      If it aint a Mk1 then it's a donor....
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      02-11-2007 02:16 AM #14
      Double-edged sword:
      Dipping has the potential to run and media blasting can cause bubbling in the paint as well....the common denominator is how well you clean it up before it sees the booth.
      Do it your way Grant, that's the only way that matters.
      ...more pics please.
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      02-11-2007 07:44 AM #15
      Hey Grant, Missed this post yesterday! Rotatable Scirocco envy! Garage envy! rust....err....NONE envy!
      Looks great, there can't be a better way to do a restoration than with one of them!
      Quote, originally posted by Dr Dub UK »
      I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.

      He'll be over again in July Ritchie, we'll have to all meet up.... Probably in Deatons!
      Oh, and Grant, Check these guys out: http://www.surfaceprocessing.co.uk/ I realise they aren't local to you in any way, but I spoke to them at a show and they were really helpful, they might have some good pointers for you. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by polov8 at 11:48 AM 2-11-2007

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      02-11-2007 09:56 AM #16
      Goodonya, mate. Looks like a great project thread.

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      02-11-2007 02:29 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by roccodingo »
      Same as the one I IM you about. think the web site was on there..?
      Cut the size of the tube down one size as It isnt going to be holding a Chev..
      If ya build one, lemme know and i will give you the pivot heights for near perfect balance when turning.. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Ill let you know once I'm back on my feet again!

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      02-11-2007 07:03 PM #18
      You have one hell of a garage.
      This will be a NICE build!

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      02-11-2007 08:35 PM #19
      Grant can't wait to see how this one turns out. How do you get so much rust Down Under?? Seems like it wouldn't be that pervasive...isn't your climate pretty dry and warm?

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      02-11-2007 09:46 PM #20
      It's not the climate, it's that since the scirocco was never sold there you have to bring them in from somewhere that is alot more rust-prone.
      ....which is one of the reasons that Grant is cool.
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      02-11-2007 09:48 PM #21
      High Will

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      02-11-2007 09:49 PM #22
      Yes thanks, but that doesn't take anything away from what I said ^^ up there.
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      02-11-2007 10:03 PM #23
      That makes sense...thx Will.

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      02-18-2007 09:05 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by polov8 »
      Oh, and Grant, Check these guys out: http://www.surfaceprocessing.co.uk/ I realise they aren't local to you in any way, but I spoke to them at a show and they were really helpful, they might have some good pointers for you. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Modified by polov8 at 11:48 AM 2-11-2007

      Checked out this web site Andy, and yes, there is a page with what chemicals and temperatures there running at, so I will speak to the plater here that has a tank big enough to use and see where it leads..
      Specially like the primer coating tank these dudes use..
      Have found 2 possible sources of used panels for the repair sections. plus what Mr Brown sent me last container load ( rear arch repair sections )
      Updates to follow..back to scheduled viewing ....
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      02-19-2007 06:19 PM #25
      DINGO!!!
      Can't wait to see how this one turns out mate!!
      Oiii!!!! I'll put anodder shrimp on the barbi for ya!

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