Sonntag, 29. Mai 2011

WTB: side panels ... suche dringend 2 Verkleidungsteile!

Today I went through a pile of interieur parts and I noticed a pair of panels is missing, I need the exakt shown shape and color, used in 1966' notch and fastbacks- see marked area:
Heute habe ich festgestellt, das mir die markierten Verkleidungsteile fehlen, wer kann helfen? Ich brauche exakt diese Teile, in der abgebildeten Farbe, wurden im 1966 Modell (Limo und TL verbaut).

Freitag, 27. Mai 2011

the "classic design" old school Hazard switch

My '66 wasn't equipped with a Hazard switch factorywise. Some time along the way an aftermarket switch was installed - but it didn't fit to the design of the other (2) switches.
So, some guesswork and lot of tricky machining later, I have a real nice "OEM-looking" switch which never existed:

 upper: my own design - lower: original VW Hazard switch

... incl. a red lens which is illuminated like on the original rubber switch! Special thanks to Thomas for the machining!

I can't wait to mount it in the dashboard!

Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011

body sealer part 2:

After my business trips last week I visited the body shop on Monday. I expected a half way painted shell, but the guys blamed me for not applying the sealer in a proper way, so today I had to go back and finish the job...
I think this shell gets never painted  :-(

Sonntag, 22. Mai 2011

some tlc: interieur rubber brought back to life

today I spent some time to clean the interieur rubber for the door jambs and for the rear pop-outs:

 rear pop out rubber before + after:


 door jamb rubbers before + after:

It just took some warm water, a mild soap and a little WD 40 for the real hardcore crud - it will make a big difference - hopefully!

It always amazes me that most of the "old" parts can still just be cleaned and re-used - this stuff was made for infinity - try to do this with the interieur of a , say modellyear 2005 GM or Ford - if they still exist  ;-)

Samstag, 14. Mai 2011

some work on the body: sealer applied !

Today Ralf and I completely sealed all the welds and seams on the body - what a boring job! - but necessary!
Heute haben Ralf und ich alle Stoßkanten und Nähte der Karosserie abgedichtet - ein echter Krampf-job, aber notwendig!

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2011

speedometer... / der Tacho...

so, this time I promise, the last pictures of gauges, but I really like the results...
Jetzt aber wirklich die letzten Armaturenbilder, versprochen - aber irgendwie finde ich die Ergebnisse einfach klasse!


Freitag, 6. Mai 2011

gauges .... again....

today I updated the fuel / multi gauge. The high beam control index is hard to see, especially during daylight. I dismantled the multi gauge once more and removed a small part which makes a big difference:



the high beam symbol is dimmed by a tiny mask which is located behind the blue "screen":
 after the chrome ring, screen, outer bezel and inner bezel is removed (3 screws ) ...
 ... you can remove the blue screen, then you'll find the mask, remove the mask:
(this is a good time to also remove all other screens and use a dry brush to remove any dust which sometimes accumulates behind the screens...)
... and just reassemble the blue screen - the high beam control is now bright as sun light!

Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2011

start me up...

I finally received my new starter, small, yet powerfull: 1kW (=1,36 PS) 

maybe I will modify it a little to achieve a better overlap between the starter pinion and the flywheel...
eventuell werde ich noch etwas modifizieren, da die Überdeckung zwischen Starterritzel und Schwungscheibe noch nicht optimal ist...

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011

my Maikäfertreffen swap meet treasures:

here is some cool stuff I collected today:

special pliers to upholster my seats, a  generator clamp, clutch spring, a new horn, switches, light bulbs, coil, battery hold down clamp, new NOS torsion bar covers for the rear fenders,  and even a VOLKSWAGEN batch to replace the VW1600TL sign on the rear decklid - another cool find are the 60's aftermarket overrides with rubber  patch attached - still in their original boxes:

I am not sure to mount them, but it is sure good to have them ;-)

Maikäfertreffen 2011

... here are only a few snap shots - what do you want to show with such a big number of cars ( more then 3.000)... the wheather was perfect and the swap meet was huge ...
 one of the big parking lots - look at the perfect sky!

a cool combo:

here comes a highlight:
 xxl double cab with Formula Vee racer

 a strange mix between bug and Renault 4 kombi:

 fierce, flamed, fuchsed notchback

... and more strange stuff:

and here are a few shots of the CSP Dragster:

 this is a real beauty inside and out - and all serious go - not only show !