Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sometimes checking your mail box is not all boring. Sometimes there is a fresh copy of Ultra VW in postman Pats van, sometimes new parts. Sometimes your e-mail box is full of Viagra and Rolex but at other times theres a hallo from nice people. Today I got this christmas card from Air Mike who is actually the guy who inspired me to do this blog originally. On the Gustav_t-scale-of-cool sending a bus christmas card is way up there.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I admit things have come to a grinding halt at my blog and in my vw life in general. The cars are all put away where I can´t reach them, the garage project is waiting for the steel structure to be delivered. I saw them a couple of days ago and they are huge! While waiting I have bought a couple of small things for the cars. I have a thing for yellow lights and have bought yellow foglights for the ghia. I also purchased a set of NOS yellow 6V bulbs for the splitbeetle. In genuine vw boxes. The NOS rev counter in box for the fastback is sitting on the mantelpiece. I would love to put it in the car but its standing in a storage unit somewhere waiting for better times. Due to the financial turmoil the garage project gets cheaper/more expensive from day to day. Follow your dreams through today and save money!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yesterday I attended my good friend Peter´s 30 th birthday party. The party gave me access to his stash of parts. Looking at all the nice stuff got me thinking. Not one of the neat parts Peter own is younger than himself. In fact most of the parts are twice his age and highly desirable. I thought to myself that when Peter will be an old man and has to part with the stash many of these parts will be way beyond 100 years old. I will off course attend that party too and have lots of dollars ready.. On the picture is also Barndoor guru Tonny Larsen. Picture is taken on one of our many cross country raids for parts.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Well, so far so good. The base of a building like this one costs as much as a very nicely restored volkswagen. But getting the cars under one roof is top priority. Two concrete trucks with 10 minutes apart layed out the flooring. Thanks to Scooter and Lasse for their expertise.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I live in a tourist-town. When winter comes nobody is around and people stay inside. At summer the little towns population grows to that of a metropol. Every summer I run into people that has been on vacation for weeks without seeing a single vw in Ebeltoft allthough there are quite a few in the area. Local people knows the good sense in staying away from the mainroads and to shop elsewhere when tourist season is here. But in the weekend I needed to clear the lot in front of my house for the concrete truck to be able to get in there. My friend Michael let the bus live in his driveway even though he only likes beetles, hyundais and handball (dont ask). A norwegian guy stopped by and told him that he to had owned quite a few v-dubs. He got my mailadress and this morning 50 pictures of different cars were on my desktop! Splits, notches, early pick up and Porsche powered 412´s! Ghias and zwitters - late vanagons and early golf 1s you name it Morten has owned it. I hope you still have a stash somewhere Morten? A shame we didn´t meet..
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We finally got going on the new workshop. I wont bore you with dimensions of beams, concrete and stuff. Just to let you know why wrenching, blogging and cruising is a bit on hold. You would think I was over the moon building this big garage, but to me its like a junkie buying a bigger purse for needles, spoons and his stash. I would love to be able to live with one car in a single garage, but i am indeed a very sick man.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I am left alone for an entire week. Besides cheap pizza, absolutly no vegetables and dirty underwear I have used my newly aquired hermit life to get the last panels grafted into the split. Credit for the middle piece above the engine belongs to Jesper Vang. I showed it ages ago but only got around to fitting it today. The yellow panels are Hookys and the side panels are NOS vw parts given to me courtesy also of mr. Vang. I fitted everything with self-tapping screws before spotwelding everything in one session. The engine compartment of a split beetle is 1,5 cm. smaller than other beetles, which was a bit of a headache.
A comment would be nice (good or bad) - now i finally actually did something..
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Bugs Funny was once again like visiting family. Copenhagen Wings make you feel really welcome. I have no idea how many cars, but beers were cheap as dirt. We also visited a cool workshop near by. Morten Friis and his freind "Søgård" was kind enough to let us walk among thir rows of split buses, ovals and the odd Alfa. Their neighbours were Mette, SørenJ and Thomas Gearhead, Here we saw some cool Detroit steel and some vws too.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sience is a lengthy task. You research, you test, you make reference groups and you check for the placebo effect. In all research material there is a margin for error. What if some of my family members have read the blog and wanted to prove the fact that cruising runs in our blood? My cousin Morten (who is btw a talented musician playing in a hill billie band) surcumbed to his latent cravings and bought this awesome 49´Chevrolet Fleetline. Morten is a busy family man and even though he moved to my hometown several years ago we haven´t been able to get together nearly enough. Now I hope to see him tuesdays at the Kalø meeting and maybe once in a while hear his thunder in my driveway. You are always welcome even in allied steel :·)
Monday, July 14, 2008
If you talk to vw enthusiasts outside Denmark if they know anything about the danish scene, chances are that they will answer that they do know MIB. Men In Bugs is a club based in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark. Some of the finest examples of Volkswagen restoration seen in Europe belongs to the members of this club. You will find very few rat lookers and daily drivers in their rows of cars. Some of the members keeps emphasis on horsepower others on restocal and accesories but allways nuts and bolts restorations. When a club like this decides to put together a show you know the details will be just right. 120+ cars may not sound as much in european ears, but next year you and your friends should visit the summermeet and get the numbers rising. Among the cars were 5 type 34s, lowlight type 14s with and without roof, split and oval beetles, every possible variation of type 2s from double cab to samba. This meet was packed with quality rather than quantity. One of the finest barndoors in the world was also on display. The day was packed with narrowed beams and the night with a broad menu made by one of the members that happens to be the owner of a great catering business. Toilets was just as clean as the cars. For endless pictures check out http://vwnettet.dk/forum/topic/395474
Monday, July 07, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
I spend saturday putting 1000 of branches through a huge grinder. Loud outbursts of "Tiiiimbbeeeer" had been heard in my neighbourhood for the past days. When you build a big garage you need to clear a equally big area. I actually loath people standing in their suburban driveway dressed like lumberjacks. There must be better things to do than having treesap on your hands, sweating like a pig. But the thought of my cars standing together in one room, 3 feet away from my livingroom could actually make me put on the gear and do real manual work. I planned ahead.. Saturday: Backbreaking, knuckle-shredding shitwork. Sunday: Helping a good freind tow a huge pile of N.O.S. type 3 parts across Denmark. Ohh and as always I brought home a little something for myself. This complete toolset originally given to all customers buying a new type 34. Being red i think it just had to live in my car. Thank you Thorkild for the most exciting storys from the old days and for letting me drive your oval to the cash-machine!