Custom Volkswagen Restoration: Early Wing Nut Oil Bath Filter Check out these pictures of custom Volkswagen restoration work! Below shows a poorly repaired filter, this is a rare part, so it was worth restoring. To restore this component, I first cut the surface off and used as a pattern to transfer the detail onto a wood buck that I made. This is an example of simple, cheap, and easy tooling that took me about half an hour to make. I then took a blank piece of material (for this project just mild steel) and jig-chased into the buck definition. From there I tig-welded the new piece onto the original body. Then all it needed was metal finishing and a little brazing to seal the center pipe, so oil doesn’t leak. The customer was overjoyed that it could be rescued. Poorly restored part as I received it, and the jig and fresh sheet metal Chasing into the jig 3 Responses Alfonzo Caicedo July 20, 2011 Fantastic writing. Looking forward to more. Retta October 28, 2011 This info is the cat’s pjamaas! Jayvee November 23, 2011 At last, soemnoe comes up with the “right” answer!