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Old 02-06-2017, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default 74 Travelall in Belgium

hello,

my name is patrick, i'm 46, i live in belgium and i own a vw aircooled shop. i love working on cars but my greatest pleasure is to build engines...
this travelall is not my only us car, i own a 2007 dodge ram as a winter daily driver, a 78 malibu wagon as a summer daily driver and i also have a 74 chevy van.

i bought this travelall in 2015 in holland, but it was previously in france (see the french license plates).

it's a 74, 392ci, automatic, power steering and brakes, airco, dana44 front and dana60 rear.

here are the pictures:






the rear tailgate is damaged so they riveted a black panel on it !!??
if someone has one for sale ;-)







next step, the restoration....
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: 74 Travelall in Belgium

let's start the tear down...

first remove the engine





body is already off the chassis





at first look floor seems correct....



but...



there was some rust...





all the rust is removed


the body waiting to be sandblasted...
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:55 AM   #3
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now the chassis...



the chassis was sandblasted and get a black epoxy






and the engine rebuid part 1 :
new pistons+ rings, block honed, new camshaft...and so on...













i'm waithing for the heads which have the valve guides replaced and being checked..


that's all for instance...

thanks for looking, if you have any advise or observations, don't hesitate ....

regards

pat


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Old 02-12-2017, 10:33 AM   #4
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still in progress

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Old 02-13-2017, 04:34 PM   #5
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nice !! very kool,good luck
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:32 AM   #6
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very cool! great work so far!
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:20 AM   #7
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back from the blaster









some damages to the rear panels, repairs very badly done...








the heads are ready for paint....



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i tried the springs but i'm not pleased with the way they sit ...
the guy who made them told me that the shackles will get into good position under load, what's your opinion ?





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springs will settle in once its all together and has weight on them. did you ever find the vin # on frame ? drivers side up front by front spring hanger ?
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:27 AM   #10
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damm , looking good ! i'm starting my one project travelall 1974 here in holland . first the find the nessersery sheet metal parts . like the wheel edges on the back. i already found the rocker panels .
il been following your project
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:01 AM   #11
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springs will settle in once its all together and has weight on them. did you ever find the vin # on frame ? drivers side up front by front spring hanger ?
look at the last picture, above the front axle, on the side of the frame, the rectangular grey part without epoxy is the vin.
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