Thursday, 27 November 2008
After a couple of intence nights working on Jens´ oval it´s now ready for some paint work. We got some small extra holes that had been made in the past welded, and generally checked the hole body for unnececary holes and dents. And as you can see it´s in good company, that´s a 60 ragtop hanging in front of it.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Now that both Jens and I have our seperat sets of Sprint´s, we have started the restoration job on them. They have been blasted, and now they are all painted with black epoxy paint. Now starts that exhausting job of masking them off so that they are ready for some silver paint.
I really don´t know what the plans are for my set as I don´t think they will suit the oval, but the wheels are so cool that I will hang on to them.
Jens´ set on the other hand are going on his 60 ragtop, and that is going to look stunning!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
The other night it was time to make some progress with the Express engine.
I had received the heads from my friend Simon a couple of days earlier. He had machined the heads so now the compression ratio is set at 8-1.
And fellow club member Ulrik helped me all wednesday night assemple the engine to a long block.
I really feel that most of the pieces of this long time project are coming together, with the help of good friends, and hopefully there will be a test start of the engine before christmas.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
After a couple of hard days in the garage Jens oval has got some small holes welded , and one big cut in the roof.
Next up is blasting the wheel arches, and then weld the small holes that there properly will appear after the blasting.
Then it´s painting time!
Watch this space for updates.
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Regular visitors to this blog might remember that it recently was my 30th birthday, and I was even lucky enough to get some vw related presents.
But the other day arrived a present that I have bought for myself.
A NOS set of Foxcraft fenderskirts. These skirts have either never been mounted or only briefly. They have been painted red many years ago, and then stored since. And even came in the original box. As a matter of fact I was looking at these same skirts last year at Bad Camberg, but at the time I didn´t really like fenderskirts, but things change! And having my friend Gustav photoshop a picture of the oval with skirts on made me sure! So a deal was struck with Rinie from the Netherlands buying this nice set.
And having them trial fitted to the oval, really made me sure that they suited the car even more than I even dared to hope. Don´t worry it will fit better than showed on the picture above when I get my set of original dimpled fenders on the car.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
The other day I spotted an advert on the internet "garage clear out" was the title.
After looking through the pictures I decided that the parts needed further inspection.
So Jens and I jumped in his car and drove the 100km to the guys garage, and it was clearly worth the trip! Here is what we got: 1 set of 5 lug sprintstars 5*5 1/2"
1 split gas tank, a oval decklid in perfect shape, and last how about a 4 bolt oval front hood with the small reinforcements for free! -As the seller said it had a little rust so I could get it for free.
To say that we were happy all the way home, would be a understatement!
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Yesterday it was my 30th birthday (altough I still claim that there must be an error in my birth certificate)
But such a day needs celebrating, and last saturday I had some of my friends over for some food and beers. At some point during the evening I realised that out the 14 people in the room, only 2 of them wasn´t into old vw´s, do I start to see a pattern here?
But back to the topic, some of them had joined together in a gift to me, where this cool picnic set with thermo´s was included. I think it is going to be cool in the oval this next season.
And yesterday my girlfriend really surprised me! She had bought a NOS set of hooded Albert mirror heads for me.... Offcourse I had to get them mounted to my original arms today just to see how cool it looked.
What do you think? Great friends and girlfriend or what?