1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register
Profile :: Log in to check your private messages :: Log in

Rusted frame and bumper bracket

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    AthensVWClub.com Forum Index -> Tech Talk
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
KleineVW



Joined: 18 Apr 2011
Posts: 103



PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Rusted frame and bumper bracket Reply with quote

I decided to remove the bumper of the Westy today to allow me to blend my engine hatch paint job I've been putting off for a month. As usual, nothing is easy. Rust at the end of the frame had caused the welded on stay nut (for the rear most, passenger side bumper bracket bolt) to be free turning. I am confident I can cut the head of the bolt off and extract it from the inner frame through the rust hole freeing the bracket. However my concern is the long term health and stability of the area. The frame is weakened to the point that the passenger side bracket is supported by just the front most bolt. I had plans to put in a trailer hitch or tire mount on the rear bumper, but this doesn't sound safe with only 1 passenger side bolt. Any thoughts on repair, could a welder clean it up and rebuild the rear most bumper bracket bolt area? Sorry about the bad pics.



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jon
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 2404
Location: Bishop GA

1969 Volkswagen Type 3

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parts bus is willing to donate those parts if you can sweet talk Joe into welding them on your bus.
_________________
73 Typ481
76 Westy
73 Bug
69 Squareback
70 Fastback


63 Bug
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Joe



Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 451
Location: Hephzibah,Ga


PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring it down here Cool
_________________
73 Super
71 Rail (gone)
63 Buggy
72 Bus
68 Single Cab
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    AthensVWClub.com Forum Index -> Tech Talk All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



AthensVWClub.com