Wednesday, 30 December 2009
I have run with my Hella foglight/bumberguard combo for 4-5 years and I´m real happy with them!
Only thing, when I got them they were in poor condition, heavily pitted.
The good/bad news is that they are made of alumunium, that ment that my chrome guy said he was´nt able to recrome them, but instead I polished them, which I have several times each year since.
But just before christmas I got a email from a friend in Sweden.
Who had found a nos set of Hella guards that he didn´t need, I jumped on the deal right away! And yesterday it was time to mount them to the oval.
I must admit it didn´t hurt that they were put on, it looks even better now! And the nuts on the bolts were still 14 how cool is that?!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Some of you might remember, I gave myself a set of Foxcraft fenderskirts as a birthday present last year. Now I have done it again.....
This time I gave myself a long wanted christmas present!
A 60mm Motometer amp gauge for my Motometer rally set. I had the clock in it for years, as a matter of fact the clock and the senders were things that were missing when I found the panel, but I was lucky enough to find a clock at VW Euro in the Netherlands back in 1999. But now it was time for a change.
I´ve wanted the amp gauge for a long time, but none of these seems to be offered for sale, and the guys who has them won't sell, but finally one guy gave in and agreed on selling me one (he had 2 of them, lucky bastard)
Funny thing is back in June at the OCTO show in California, I held this very same gauge in my hand and talked to the seller, but at that point it wasn´t for sale.
I think the amp gauge looks more cool in the panel, and it´s way more rare!
And another great thing is now I have an excuse to go look for a clock....... :-)
Sunday, 20 December 2009
This summer I bought a rare Happich bumberguard, made so you could mount an extra light in it. It was in bad shape when I bought it! The seller said it was mounted on a 51 split that he found 20 years ago, sitting in a chicken farm for decades.
Well since I never had seen this one before I bought it anyway. And after some welding, and a trip to the chromer it was decent enougth to get on the oval, and since I all ready had the Hella bumberguard/foglights in the front I decided to put it on the back with my Hella back up light.
If you ask me, I think it turned out pretty cool.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
These winter months can be pretty long when all you dream of is hitting the road in the oval. So what else to do than get weird ideas on begalf of the oval?
Latest thing was that suddenly thought the Wegu/chevron mudflaps was much cooler than the vw logoéd ones I had on.
I found a nos set and put them on, but now I´m not so sure what to think of them.
Feel free to post your thoughts.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Last tuesday my friend Kurt and I went across the country ( not that it´s so long a distance)
Kurt was on the hunt for a radio for his 51 split.
We had an appointment with the seller, that he should look on a nice and complete Telefunken, but as we arrived it turned out that he had another split radio.
And Kurt simply couldn´t resist the urge to buy the also complete, and more desireable Becker Monza radio instead.
Congrats on your nic buy!