A week or so ago we ordered a whole slew of parts for the Bug, They came in Monday and after going through and making sure we had everything we started putting the car back together. We started by disassembling the vent windows. These have to come completely apart to replace 2 of the gaskets that keep the wind and rain out. We are missing one of those rubbers and dont really have answer yet on when they will arrive but we went ahead and disassembled them. Once apart they were cleaned and polished up and the black frame was repainted. Now, when all this goes back together it will look really nice. We then installed the outer window scraper and the clips that hold the felt channel in place. Yesterday, before we left we set both of the door latch mechanisms in some degreaser to minimize scrubbing today. It worked beautifully. We rinsed off the latches, let them dry then lubed them up before installing them. We also installed the door handle as well as the door rubber and check rod. Before we installed the window regulator we applied a little sound deadening material to help with noise inside the car and to help make the doors sound really solid when closing them. This is about as far as we can go with this door until the back ordered rubber parts come in. Tomorrow we will do the same for the other door.
Posted on July 18, 2018, in 1970 Beetle and tagged 1970 Beetle, auto body repair, auto body shop, auto paint, autobody repair, automotive paint shop, beetle, Body Filler, body repair, body repair shop, body shop, body work, Burlington NC, classic car restoration, High Performance Finish, Jmc Autoworx, jmcautoworx, Paint and body shop, Reassembly, restoration work, Volkswagen, VW, VW restoration. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.