Sunday, 19 December 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010


It´s been a while since I last posted but I´ve just been bussy doing other things.
Since last I have been at 3 swapmeets, unfortunately there were no major scores but I did manage to find some small parts.
A working Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio that properly will get in the oval with an extra Blaupunkt gadget, a nice Hella lighted semaphore switch, and properly the rarest part a Hella hood handle double foglight.
It´s really an ugly foglight, but I think it´s so ugly that´s it´s a little bit cool :-)
And we need some light to get the true rally feeling for next years cannonball run...........

Monday, 25 October 2010

Friday, 15 October 2010

Time for a change

Many years ago when I put the Motometer rally gauge set in the oval, I thought crome is cool :-)
But lately I´ve wanted to change it back to to the ivory color it had originaly.
Lucky for me Jens said yes to do the painting for me.
Look at the picture and tell me what you think.
There will come pictures of it mounted on the dash some time soon, but there is some other changes going on in the dash department.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

NOS panels

Last week end I hit swapmeets in the same day but didn´t stroke gold........
It helped thouhg that I recently made a swap for some nos panels that wasn´t correct for the oval, for the 2 beauties you see on the picture.
A nos right side door correct for zwitter and early oval, and the same goes for the right side quarter panel. That was sure one good deal/day!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

NOS parts

A couple of weeks ago a local vw enthusiat lieving only 20km from me listed some parts on our danish vw forum.
He had been lucky enough to buy alot of NOS parts, and what was even better he was willing to sell some of the parts he didn´t need himself.
Needless to say Jens and I was there to pick up some goodies.
It was most mechanicel parts that you will be worn out at some point.
They are all lying on the shelf now ready if the oval should get in trouble.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Fuel lever extension

I was on the hunt for this rare fuel lever extension quite some time, they are not easy to find! And be aware there are reproes out there!
When I got it, it was in a pretty sad shape, but after a trip to the cromers and some polishing I think it´s really nice.
With this one you have to take the normal fuel tap of on the fuel reserve valve, and then mount the extension on the valve.

And really love the "made in germany" and the volkswagen logo on the bracket.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Vintage shows

This past week end my home town Silkeborg hosted a big vintage show for all kind of vintage cars. Me and some friends took part in the fun, and once again it was nice to see and talk to other than just volkswagen people :-)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

Vintage shows

This past week end I took part in 2 vintage shows.
One of them had everything from old motorcycles to old airplanes at the show ground.
And the airplanes were flying over our cars showing their skills.
I really like taking part in these vintage shows were everyone is welcome, it´s great fun to see something diffrent than only volkswagens all the time.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

I´m back

Yes I know it has been a while since my last update but I have been real bussy with shows, swapmeets, moving my girlfriends things to our house and in middle of it all I hit a deer with my dayli driver so it was totaled and I had to find a new dayli.
But now it should all be back on track :-)
Fot startes you can check out this nice old picture, showing just how much luggage area there is in a beetle.

Monday, 14 June 2010

What´s the time?

It has been a while since my last post, but I have just been busy lately with some swapmeets, and alot of wrenching my own and friends cars.
That doesn´t mean that I haven´t had the time to think about accessories :-)
I have lately sold some of the parts that I knew never was going on the oval anyway,
and why is that? To get one of my dream accessories!
So yesterday me and my girlfriend drove across Denmark to pick up my very own Kienzle mirror clock!
It´s dated 8/53 so it should be one of the first (not sure when they exactly started making them) It´s in very good condition and is working very well, it was winded up yesterday and is still ticking :-)

So here is some pictures of it mounted in the oval where it belongs!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Feature in Super VW Magazine

Yesterday I recieved the latest issue of the french Super VW Magazine, with a feature of the oval inside.
Julien has really taken some great pictures of my car!
Now I only need someone that can translate it for me.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Afraid of the dark?

Are you afraid of the dark?
This might be the answer, 2 sets of the rare Hella bumberguard foglight combo.
Okay I admit it, I have to much sparetime this week end :-)
But I think it looks better than I expected it to do, but I better put one of the sets back on the self.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Broken hearts

Last saturday, well you properly allready guessed it I went to yet another danish swapmeet. This time it was a danish vw entusiast that were selling some of his parts.
Even that he didn´t have accessories on offer, I still walked away with a nice parts, among others I got 3 heart tail lights, not In a great shape but agreat price and with some parts that I needed.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


This past week end I attacked yeat another danish swapmeet.
This was a very little swapmeet, and have only beenthere once before, but it was better that expected so I didn´t walk awaay empty handed.
I got a complete left side oval tail light, 1 Hella fog light for the Hella bumberguard/fog light combo, a Osram spare bulb box and 2 very cool accessory brochures. One from 1961 covering GHE products, and one from a danish dealer showing both Petri horn rings and mirror clocks, damn there some good reading in those, and some great prices too!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Holbaek swapmeet

Today we went across the country to get one of my favorite danish swapmeets of the year, and once again we wnt home with some goodies.
Jens got a rot free original oval era right side front fender, but it has some dents we have sort out. He also got some 30hp gasket sets and a cigaret lighter for the dashboard.
I got some heater pipes to connect between the heaterboxes and the body, a nos vw logo for the hood, another cigaret lighter, a speedwell oil pressure gauge, a spare glass for my Hella foglights, and a mid 50ies german booklet showing to build up your vw dealership, it contains some really nice pictures of splits, ovals, barndoors, and even some early Porsche 356.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

The accessory department

Since the las update on Jens´ oval, the guy has gone overboard in adding accessories to his nice oval.
Here is pictures of just some of them.
First is a nos Gradulux rear window venetian blind.
Next a crome "Troja" country badge for Denmark.
And on the quater panels he has added af set of 3 crome beauty rings, also made by "Troja". And if you look closely on that last picture you can see his nos crome hinge covers.
Stay tuned for more goodies.

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Dyno run

Today I got the oval on the dyno to test the modificafions on the motor.
The bigger venturies turned out to be too big to handle, so the stock ones were put back in.
And after some small adjustments on the ignition it achieved 51hp, and we were done.
It runs really well now!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Easter guests

Easter wasn´t much vacation for me, but I had fun anyway.
First my friend Christian dropped off his 64 ragtop for some small jobs among others I should make him a "Abarth" exhaust.
It was the first one I have done for a car with cut outs in the rear valance, but if I should say so myself it turned out pretty good.
Next in line was my friend Ken´s 51 split -I had put a 3 fold ragtop in.
And between those projects I managed to work a little on the Express motor, and do some adjustments to Jens' oval too, but more about that later.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

What´s the temperature?

I recently made a trade that got me this rare wirbulator made by Milbar.
It´s not only a bug deflector, it´s also has thermometer in the midle so that you can see what the temperature is outside while you are driving.
I´ve wanted one these since I first saw one at a show in Belgium back in 1997, so I´m pretty pleased that I finnaly got it!
By the way if you look closely at the pictures, you can see it´s still pretty cold here in Demark

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Herning swapmeet

Yes it was time for yet another swapmeet.
Jens and hit the trade stands at 6.30 am and we made some pretty good deals.
Jens got a Motometer gauge holder and a Helphos light.
I got a Blaupunkt radio for a oval, split horn grill, suction cup ashtray and a early oval gas tank with the correct sender for the Motometer rally gauge set.
Nothing beats a good swapmeet hunt :-)

Friday, 26 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

It´s almost there

If you are regular reader of this blog you might have wondered what happened with Jens and his 54 ragtop.
This nice ride is coming out of hibernation in a couple of weeks, and it now features some new accessories.
Stay tuned for updates, you won´t be disapointed.

Monday, 15 March 2010

The luggage compartment

My friend Christian recently scored this nice set of original vw suitcases for his 64 ragtop.
Even though Christian doesn´t have that true bluehat feel (notice the Fuchs sparewheel) he is definitely one of the good guys, and a sucker for accessories.
Doesn´t it just look perfect with those suitcases behind the rear seat?!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Gauge bargain

I recently stumpled upon an ad on thesamba with a lot of Motometer gauges.
I bought them all to get some of them for my own collection and the senders.
It´s not often that you find good deals on the web, but this was one of them :-)

Monday, 8 March 2010

Fredericia swapmeet

Last saturday Jens and I was at the Fredericia swapmeet.
There is not much to found on the danish swapmeets anymore, but we didn´t walk away completely empty handed though.
Jens got a original cruiser pedal, I found a WEGU flower vase, a lighted rearview mirror and a complete year of 1959 Gute Fahrt magazines.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

New venturies

I just recieved the new venturies for the Express motor with the post the other day.
My friend Andi from DBK Germany was kind enough to machine a stock set of 21,5mm venturies to 23,5mm for me.
The motor has been started but not driven yet because there is still alot of snow and salt on the roads.
And I have made an appointment with the dyno guy in next month, I can´t wait to see how it performes.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Let´s Play VW´s magazine

Yesterday when I came home from work there were a package lying on my doorstep. It contained 3 issues of the latest Let´s Play VW´s magazine where there is a big article about Hessisch Oldendorf last year, and even a feature of my oval :-)
It is really some nice pictures Shin has taken of my car! Now I only wish I could read what he has written :-)