Saturday, 30 June 2012

From EMPI to Bugpack.

I had my EMPI Exhaust for a couple of years and it was about time I changed it. Because the bus is so low it's been damaged many times. Lately I had to fix it on the side of the road every time I went over a hump.
 I tried to fit it but it was touching in 3 different places. As I needed the van tomorrow I ask Stu to give me a hand. At least he can weld.... Dave also came along.
 We cut the exhaust in 3 parts and dry fitted it in the right position.

 It does help to have 4 hands sometimes.

It couldn't be any tighter.
I had to go down out of Stuarts drive and the back pipe nearly touched the floor, so Stu gave it a final touch with the angle grinder.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Lavenham VW vintage show (Part1)

The Lavenham show differs from most UK VW shows. It features only stock, un-modified pre-1967 Vintage Volkswagens, displayed in a fantastic setting. Surrounded by many timbered buildings, including the famous Guild Hall, Lavenham's picturesque market square in the centre of the town is the setting for a display of the earliest vehicles. Additional displays will be located in the school playground which is adjacent to the square, at Lavenham Press on Water Street and in the meadow at the bottom of Water Street, just a short walk from the square.

 In the early 1950s Beutler produced this beetle pickup. Essentially just a Beetle with back section chopped off behind the door pillars. Behind is a flat pickup bed that didn't really offer an awful lot of capacity

Very rare hebmuller VW
 Original Interior
 2 kubelwagens

 Another Herbmuller

 Nice split windows line up

 The Barndoors are in town
 The kempes bus was found buried underground in a swedish wood

 Westfalia trailer

 Very rare bakelite radio in the herbmuller