11/12/2009

Snowboard to Longboard

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The board is completed. I fitted my old truck with brand new wheels and bearings. This Abec3 Retro wheels are 75mm diameter and 78A.
And how about the flex ? I must admit that the tail too flexy but by positionning the rear foot near the truck, it would not be a big problem. So global flex of the board provides a smooth ride, very apreciable while cruising even on rought surfaces. The soft wheels (78A!) would not slide as well as I am not a hard rider !
As a conclusion, I can say that I am fond of this feeling, a bit like snowboarding !
I am looking forward for my next projet ! I plan to keep the strenght of the snowboard the next design will be more symetrical, cutting the board nose and tail. An other approach, I wanted the first one with a kick tail... So if you have a cool board who seems to be dead. I would be happy to cut it for my next project !

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03/12/2009

60k

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60k - It is not the bus restoration 's pictures who manage to update the blog. But I can not say that the projet is in a stand by ! I am about to achieve the front beam with my friend oliv' ud les Latinbug. So the next time I manage to book a saturday morning for shortening and drilling torsion leaf, I will be able to post a report on this blog !

Mais pour le moment, je bosse les enduits et les badigeons de chaux mais ça, j'ai pas cogité à l'écrire en Anglais !

@+ tout le monde ! and stay tuned for more of my own photograhs.

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30/11/2009

Great Week End in Provence

We had a great trip to Avignon and Nîmes with the Fastback. On the way back, we drove along the RN7. the ex-holydays road. We enjoyed to find and see old garages, some as a ruin or some revamped for an other business but still there.
Unfortunatly the RN7 museum was closed, I will have to book a visit in a near future !

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18/11/2009

Snowboard to Longboard

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I always wanted a cool skate for cruising with my children. As true longboards are a bit expensive for my family budget, I planned to cut out one from an used snowboard. In a first time, I brought a board from a young girl. But when I wanted to test the flex by simulating a 70cm wheelbase with 2 bottles, the board gently inflected to the floor ! Hum... As I do not plan to make a "boardscappers" club, I had to forget this projet for a while...
I found this stiffer board at a local swapmeet. The flex should be pretty cool for this project, I feel... I found some big Retro wheel on Ebay. So, I stuck some paper tape and I drew a sketch of the shape. Note the room made to prevent a dangerous "wheel bite". 100x22cm, Wheel base 75cm. It should be nice don't you think ?

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17/11/2009

Pegasus at Epoqu' Auto 2009

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These Pesagus were hanged on Mobile fuel station's walls in 1950's. It's the second I luckily see. As they are made of zinc, you always see it in gorgeous condition. Actually, this one had little dings on a rear foot, but nothing makes me  stop of dreaming of it !
The price of this dream ? 1300€

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30/10/2009

spa drôle...

Déjà vu chez chib' (vous aussi ?) mais je réagis pareil, motivé par tous les souvenirs qui nous lient à ce circuit : Si vous souriez au souvenir des moments magiques qu'on a vécu sur ce circuit ou si vous avez simplement dévoré un compte rendu de Spa, cliquez sur l'Ovale au car show de Spa en 2001 et signez la pétition.

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Crédit photo El Dub, si j'ai juste. Crédit jante El Chib'. Salut à vous !

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19/10/2009

Stuck at the garage...

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The Oval battery will be checked tomorrow, I hope it will be rechageable because I don't intend to buy a new one until the next spring !
Nevermind, the Fast will lead me to Epoq'Auto as well as the Oval would do,doesn't he ?

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13/10/2009

55k

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12/10/2009

Garage sunday

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I managed to spend an half of an hour at the garage. The Oval's battery claims for a charge of few Amps (if it is still possible...). I am sad to realize that the last time I drove it was for the Hangar Rockin' in July ! But what a trip...  (Sun & rain, mountains roads, alone behind the wheel)
This is the first picture showing Fast's number plates, legal oldschool french plates... (Comme une R12, unbeliveable!)

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03/08/2009

Cruising

After visiting Olivier for working on the westy's front beam, I got a ride in the mountains for testing the Fast abilities on these roads. Awesome, the chassis is wonderful in the curves and how about the engine noise ? Hum sweet !

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Welcome abord for a road trip in Savoie !

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CT OK

Last thursday, the Fast succeeded the last gate to the title. It had got his controle ! The guy noticed some minor rust on the lower bodyshell but the car was congratulated for its good brakes and suspension. I just have to trim pitman's arm stops and the left hand cable of the emergency brake assy.

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01/08/2009

Latinbug and friend

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Once upon a time, these beauties were available at your nearest dealer... Rust free and with the paintjob of your choice !

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26/07/2009

Hangar Rockin' 09

Hangar Rockin' is :

-Classic's

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- Kustom's

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- Hod rods

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-People

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- And of course, Rock 'n' Roll Live !

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22/07/2009

50K !

The counter already reached the 50th thousand these days !

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After some years of blogging, I still envoy visiting your blogs and still having fun by writting this one in English. I hope you still enjoy my own pictures.
Who thought 5 year ago that the blog expirence would be so cool ?!
- Mike,Teddy, Kob'?

So I am looking forward for blogging an other 50K !

 

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16/07/2009

Mafiango's style

QUIZZ : Where is the Oval ???

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14/07/2009

Hangar Rockin' 09

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06/07/2009

Hangar Rockin' 09

Currently updating my "Hangar rockin ' 09" pictures... Hot Rods, Pin ups and R 'n' R !

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Hangar Rockin' 09

 The evening was dry therefore the drag strip was kept closed...

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Hangar Rockin' 09

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On the way back home after a late cruising in Swiss mountains...

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Manu's latest Slammed projekt "Royal Eka".

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Congratulations !

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20/06/2009

PL8S4VWs

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Here we go for a new load of plates ! On the botton, we can see a sample of the new french plates.

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31/05/2009

FAST BACK HOME

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So after 24hours of driving, I feel a bit tired... So stay tuned to know more about the trip and the car !

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30/05/2009

GO FAST !!!

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26/05/2009

Have a seat...

... and a true one !

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No need to say that I am fond of Jerôme 's work... Of Course materials do a lot of the job of course but Gomez knowhow magnifies interiors. His flawless job gives all the genuine atmoshere to our veedubs. These words are a summary of my feeling when I am enjoying to see each of "his" cars.
Now I would want to describe an other sensation, located a bit lower than a look... Woosh how good I was sitting on this seat !!! Gosh, I was willing to stole the keys to Olivier and have a great ride to the french riviera with this confortable car ! It did not seem obsolete at all. Due to Jerôme skills, your posture behind the wheel is right and your butt is firmly maintained... just like the day of this beetle ?

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AIX LES BEACH

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Bus owners seem having a pleasant week end along side the lake thanks to Phiphat and Christelle. They managed perfectly this meeting and they set it up in only three months ! Congratulations.
I hardly wish they will set up the next meeting in 2010...

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21/05/2009

45K

Celebrating the 45K with the ABBA Mania !

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The -always cute - Nath is giving a lesson to the big sunglasses fashion with is cheap vintage glasses.

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10/05/2009

Men in Notch

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Those activists were seen and watched upthere in our Savoie motherland. This is told that they are spying cheese recipes here in Bauges...

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25/04/2009

PL8S4VWs

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I know you will easilly guess where most of these plate will go... I thank you for your orders, I adore to build these virtual plate walls. But the satisfaction comes from the new range too, custom orders are always welcome. Blue and yellow plates are periode correct for late vws.
I can not wait to see then on this season projects !

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23/04/2009

Bernie

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« Je m'appelle Bernie Noel et j'aime bien les hyènes..
parce que la hyène c'est un animal dont on parle jamais alors que c'est un animal qui peut être très important parce que moi je trouve que être ami avec une hyène souvent c'est plus important que être ami avec de vrais amis c'est... elle vous protège ! Si jamais y'a du danger: " ouais ben moi j'suis avec une hyène, hé hé, alors là ! »

Cette image, ce casque... me rappellent Bernie, pas le iench, le film...
... c' 'tait un sacré chien, ce Bernie...

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22/04/2009

Upholstery

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I think Jérôme found the right material to match the pinstripes cloth. In fact he used it for trimming the seats of a Beryl green car. So its green shade is most "Peppermint" than "Mango", and does not match with the westy interior color. But when when i lay a piece of material on a Seagull Grey area, it actually disapears drunk by the green-grey ! Just like the pinstripes cloth does on a Mango area !!!
So I played with the white balance of my camera to take these photosgraphs with a mango and seagull grey part. One balance is focused on a white paper sheet and the other is balanced yellow. I was amased how the three colors played together... Good job Jerôme !

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