vw camper

The bus – update

I dropped the bus off at the garage for its MOT and a nice long list of things I need doing including welding floor panels, brake calipers, engine refurb, electrics refurb, replace seatbelts, build the rocknroll bed that is still sitting in it’s box and give it a general top bill of health ready for the interior, when he found out how much I had paid for it he agreed it was a sound investment, but it’s still likely to be a sizeable bill.

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These guys are pros with over 50 years of experience with aircooled VWs between them, I asked them to replace the rubbers on two if the windows, one didn’t need it and they patched up a hole in the other windows frame and then replaced the rubber… You wouldn’t have known they worked on it except it didn’t leak anymore, their advice about the brake calipers was true, it swings to the left when I brake..they sais don’t brake hard, and luckily I haven’t used it much over the winter.

Up after this is the floor, cupboards, drawers, fridge and upholstery.

When she’s complete we hope to travel to a few VW fairs and raise some $$ for the WKZ and Nierstichting.

1st coat is on

As it was a lovely sunny day, Ron and I managed to get the 1st coat of paint on the interior using rollers, it has been a few weeks coming while we got all the rust off and got her spankingly clean. So, we’ll need about 4 or 5 coats of this and then a hardner to finish, but it goes on like a dream and I have a couple of rattlecans for the difficult corners. I decided not to remove the windows as I really don’t want to spend more € on replacing the rubbers.

Pictured is Ron, my neighbour who is helping with the resto.

new look

So after much hassle with MovableType blog, i have taken the plunge and moved over to wordpress. Same content, new look. I hope you find the experience more pleasurable.

I will also be adding a new section called VW Camper which will chronicle the restoration of my 1973 VW Type2 camper van, so stay tuned.

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