1986 Single Cab

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1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 26 Nov 2017, 18:26

One Saturday a wave of boredom came over me and then I saw NW_VW_T25’s advert for an ‘86 single cab. I’ve not really been looking for another project but thought what the heck! It only needs an engine an gearbox right?

So I’ll build a thread of my endeavours over the next few months / years and you can all look in and be glad it’s not you! ;)

I’m starting with this:
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...and want to get to this:
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Re: 1986 Single Cab [emoji373] x 5

Postby crazyhorse » 27 Nov 2017, 12:21

thats a beautifull looking thing
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1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 02 Dec 2017, 18:45

So, start with the engine ...
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Wilbur gave me a dg engine but it had df heads on it, don’t know why but I’m swapping them over for dg heads. Just a matter of assembling it now and parts hunting. Need a mounting bar next.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 02 Dec 2017, 18:56

A few internal pictures, I like the idea of a bench seat upfront instead of the 2+1ImageImageImage
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 02 Dec 2017, 19:00

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1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 02 Dec 2017, 19:04

It won’t be perfect, too many dents but it’s rust free and that’s ok by me.

E D I T, 'It has loads of rust on the exterior body panels'!
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 02 Dec 2017, 19:27

I have an engine mounting bar free to a good home if that's what you mean?
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 02 Dec 2017, 19:32

DF heads B suffix small valves, small inlet ports
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby bigbadbob76 » 02 Dec 2017, 22:42

Looking good!!!
Rust free is a definate bonus and a few dents on a single cab are just battle scars.
Watching with interest. :ok
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 03 Dec 2017, 13:22

Cheers Bob.

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I cleaned up the dg heads today, but this one looks bad.


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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby itchyfeet » 03 Dec 2017, 14:10

DoubleOSeven wrote:I cleaned up the dg heads today, but this one looks bad.


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if you mean the crack that will probably be fine, pull the valves and check it doesn't extend behind the seat
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 03 Dec 2017, 17:55

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The Grand Canyon!
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 03 Dec 2017, 17:56

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Everyone has their own method by I find a washer and nut is sufficient.
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 03 Dec 2017, 17:58

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This piston has had a hard life, like me!
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Re: 1986 Single Cab

Postby DoubleOSeven » 03 Dec 2017, 17:59

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93975, any ideas what these numbers mean?
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05 20?
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