Friday, June 04, 2010
Yesterday my friend Guller and I visited "VW-arne" who is a guy with many years of experience as a vw mecanic. I bought the NOS 30 hp engine for the Split bug of him about five years ago and we agreed to start it up together when the time was right. So we hauled the floorpan to his house and had the ceremonial ignition and she fired right up - the car has been silent since 1979 when it was disregarded by it owner and left for dead in a farmhouse. I do need a 25 hp distributor - I want my NOS 25 hp cap on to make it look somewhat right.
Michael became a father a month ago which meant he had more important obligations than being in my garage looking over my shoulder while I was welding. So I took the last few sessions over a long weekend and got it done. I delivered it at his home adress just as his new little family got back from their first drive together. Man was he pleased to see a rotfree oval in his driveway. I am really happy with the replacement of the mangled quarterpanel inner-fender. The new used one ,who besides being pink, looks completely at home was a fun and challenging job to do. Now of to the sandblaster then paintshop.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Like a moth to a flame I get drawn to vw´s that are nothing like you´ve ever seen before. I find my self keep wanting more weird vehicles when ever I see them. I´ve made the comparison before. I am indeed an addict - a weekend drug abuser seeing a new flourescent tablet must feel exactly like I did when I saw this freak of vw nature. I have yet to find out what lovely wolfsburg drugs are in the mix but I am confident I would get the rush once again when firing this perverted baby up.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I am currently refurbishing these old Cosmics alloys. I bought them because i think the price was right and I needed a little project (as if I was running out of things to do).
Im considering putting them on my panelvan instead of the 17" wheels. What do you think? Should I save them for the ghia, the splitbug or maybe even the fastback? Please vote in the sidebar.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Spring has finally arrived at Casa Negra. Saturday the ice on the slope leading to the house was gone. It was time to move Gullers bus. The final assembly has been delayed due to cold working facilities. Now theres shelter with music, tools and coffee.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Almost rot free after 7 grinding and welding sessions. The swiss cheese is no longer full of holes. Until now we have changed the following parts: Rear valance (keeping the H-panel), rear bumper hangers, rear fender fastener panels, End of heater chanels, the channels, the NOS vw firewall!, front inner fenders, and the entire spare wheel well in one piece. I can really recomend this part instead of joining the 5 parts yourself.
I finally got started on the drywall part of the process. I also got the lights connected. I put op 50 meters of wire rails in the ceiling. The workshop is actually just a side project from my real project - the main house - which now sports a brand new bathroom. On top of that I have my friend Michaels "swiss cheese" on vacation in the old garage. I weld on that whenever my own projects is not enough.