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Stripped, Then Primed

Right Side Paint Removed 1971 Volkswagen Restoration

Right Side Paint Removed 1971 Volkswagen Restoration

So here’s what a ’71 Beetle looks like nekkid.  Glass is out, doors took off, fenders gone, running boards getting replaced.  Not flattering?  Then hide your eyes.

Paint Removed On The Nose 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

Paint Removed On The Nose 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

So can that boing in the hood be repaired, or is it just gonna get replaced?  Check back next week, same bat time, same bat channel.

Body Repair Right Door Stripped 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

Body Repair Right Door Stripped 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

Is that enough photos?  Got the idea?  Starting with bare steel is a great way to guarantee the quality of the work.

Right Side In Primer 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

Right Side In Primer 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

After careful cleaning and prepping the etch primer, for corrosion protection, and sealer is applied.  OK, call it primer if you want to.

Decklid And Fender Sealed 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

Decklid And Fender Sealed 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration

We now know that the decklid and that fender are savable.  Check back again for a peek at the body work as it’s happening.

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