Montag, 31. März 2014

Spring is here, so some cleaning and updating!

Almost 2 years ago Ralph (yes, again another Ralph - it appears that almost all German Type 3 fans are called Ralf - or Ralph) from Hamburg sold me a new arm rest top for my driver door. It was waiting in my garage for installation...

The original part was a little perished:

I dismantled the driver door and removed the old top plate, here is the comparison:

here is the new part installed:
Only a little improvement, but I know it is fixed and looks better!
What you can't see is the hassle I had with the window regulator clip! It was a nightmare to release, but  now all is good again!

Also I thoroughly cleaned the Volksback, even clayed a few panels and gave it a fresh wax!
It really shines again!
Ralf and I did a little cruise to a local classic car meeting:
 black and white - still a great combo! Thanx for the pic, Ralli!

Sonntag, 2. März 2014

Cosmic Graffiti

Today I took the Volksback for a little ride in the spring sun:
This is also the first picture with the Cosmic wheels I already mounted last October!

I also hit the 85.000km during todays trip:
 A good start into the new week everybody!

Samstag, 1. März 2014

IRS special subframe "kit"

Here is the stuff I need for the hybrid subframe. Based on a swing axle subframe I will attach the IRS brackets (cut from a beetle chassis) to have the perfect subframe...
All components are freshly media blasted and primered. My buddy Ralf made some genius jigs to position the brackets in the perfect spot. More of this later...