Thursday, 21 October 2010

Beakers blog

Cool picture found on taken on the way to Ninove.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Pop Out back in

I went to see my mate Stuart today to try to fix the pop out. We had to put the hinge back in place.
And then I let Stuart do the magic.

The frame had to be spot welded
Shame I had to put the broken window back, but something had to be done quickly before winter. Thank's again Stu.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Engine Stand - Shopping trolley

A year ago I managed to get hold of this bay window gear box with the intention to make an engine stand.
I saved the planet today. I found this old shopping trolley in the stream at the back of my house. And had an idea.

I removed all the unnecessary bits and tried to work out how to build the engine stand
This plate will hold the gearbox in place

The weight of the engine will rest on this piece of wood.
But I had to cut the wood to shape.

And now the exciting bit. The trolley has been welded to hold all the weight of the engine.

I even have the possibility to put a battery and a petrol tank at the back.
This is what the engine stand looks like with the engine.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

My Pop Out has popped out !!

This is what I found on the road after I heard a noise at the back of the van. Laminated American windows are pretty tough.

The weld on the hinge has broken.
And the hinge itself broke from the van...
Something to do at the weekend... As if I need that..

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Brighton Breeze 2010

Very wet Show this year but as usual 100's of vw's turned up.

Carl's super cool Samba. Watch this space !!! I had inside information ;-)