Wednesday, January 30, 2008
For my good friend Michael, im searching for a pre -70, preferably a 67 bug. It can be a project car, but no basketcases. Here comes the tricky part. Michael always dreamed of a light blue or dove blue bug. But other tastefull colors will be considered. As I told Michael yesterday, Don´t jump the gun, wait for the correct car! I also told him to stay away from cars that somone else lost interest in. My bus was such a project and it took ages to get it back on track. Please let me know if you have michaels car in your shed. Keep in mind, Michael is on a budget.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I've been following a thread on the samba with these dream-dash cars. In denmark extra-option cars have always been rare. I know of a few imported type 3´s and one type 34 with teak dash. My own fastback is the closest thing i´ve seen to a danish teak type 3. I only need the dash itself and the steering column. So if anybody has a teak dash I´ll pay. I wood also love the armrest option in the rear seat. I used to have one of these but in the wrong fabric. I enclosed a couple of pics of pigalle and teak ghias too. The type 14 is pure Audrey Hepburn to me.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Yesterday Norbert turned 40! The OilDrippers crew displayed their support with a racing inspired group photo. These seem to be the hot ticket right now. The text says in german "with this team behind you, things can only go forward". Now we only need to make our name into a three letter one. Happy Birthday Norbert.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Have you ever seen a small ad in the classifieds, talked to the vendor, raised the money, arranged transportation and storage only to find that the vendor didn´t know quite what he was selling? Did you buy the car anyway? This was the story behind my 412 E station wagon, which i initially thought was a type 3 squareback. She was dirt cheap and drove like a dream. The main bearings had a knocking sound but i cured that with another injection type 4 motor from Alf in Horsens. Yesterday I went by the place where this car sits today. She´s in a bad way now and I really wish I could save her.
Peter is always on the prowl for weird accesories to complement one Volkswagen or the other. He has a special part of his biological hard disk reserved for my cars. When a possible match occures his nostrils open up, his knuckles turn white and he swiftly sends e-mail regarding the parts I must invest in. I appeciate his efforts. This time a really rare piece of kit was caught by his expert cornea. A type 34 bambbo shelf in two parts. Never seen these before. At 450$ i think i´ll have to enrole myself at an evening crafts course and make some instead. But thanks a lot Peter. Keep the treasures comming.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Some of you may think "what happened to Gullers Bus"? Well there is actually a lot of progress. Guller is almost finished fitting the big panels. I will upload a series of pictures over the next weeks. Some new, some old, but all showing how much work this guy does at home.
All though Pernille has been stroling around in her new thigh-high latex boots René has been in the garage seeing to more important things. Yesterday it had a testrun before being put into storage until 1. st of may. I think you will see this one in Hannover 2008. René will spend rest of the winter installing his 2.7 liter motor in his germanlooker. In the wings waits a 2.0 type engine with Porsche-style cooling for the bus.