19/07/2007

Stand by...

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Just a picture from my latest visit at the body shop... The Westy is now parked chose the wall for a while... A project without sense keeps the guys busy these days...

The front panel is now pretty straight, just need some care, a gentle sanding. I plan to write a "Nose Story" when the work will be accomplished. ;-)

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15/07/2007

6k...

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Birrfled beauties to celebrate the 6th thousand. I hope you still enjoy my own pictures...

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12/07/2007

smells gooood...

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Week end is not so far any more, the sun is comming and Placebo will performe a live to night nest to the lake, near my house... What do I need more ? ...a Chevy '57 ?      May be...

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11/07/2007

Tips from the "one tanned arm" guy !

Are looking for advices to get your clutch cable changed ? Totof is now the rigth man for you ! He learned all saturday long whitch kind of cable pulls the clutch properly...

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"Paprika" smoothly shifted gears in the end of the journey thanks to all the staff and few people.

Totof 's gold advice : Always keep a spare cable in your car !

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09/07/2007

Hangar rockin' 2007

This week end was an automotive one. After the big blast of the periode feeling of the European Bug-In, we were blasted by the fifties era at Hangar Rockin' in Birrfeld.

Here is quickly some photos as a summary of this very cool saturday.

I will post some more very shortly... Enjoy !

 

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05/07/2007

Caught by Keith !

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SOVIETIC TOOLS

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Olivier was performing a noisy nose job when I came into the bodyshop. The steel has been stripped to the bone because shadows of previous bumps were hidden behind a generous layer of filler. Of course it should stay for years and years with out falling off, but it is not Olivier 's cup of tea. It's an oldschool guy prefering to use spoon and hammer. I was astonished by his work accomplished. The lower part of the nose is feeling the factory shape again. Thanks Olivier and please don't stooooooooooooooooooop !

 

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D'Oh !

I was very surprised when I saw  both side panels primered ! Epoxy primer is a strong guarantee counters rust. The body shaper plans to cover this primer with a polyester primer. This last coat will be carefully sanded for smooth and straight panels.

 

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03/07/2007

Busses with attitude

Type II were launching very hard on th strip !

 

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Notice the dutch red and white plate : garage temorary use, no TÜF of course !

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English do it Crasier !

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The same madness from the past engineered this Fiat geared by a huge VW tranny/engine but, this time, i cames from England. A land of true automotive enthusiats, thrust me...

Did Fiat or Abarth think about a such racer ???

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As a conclusion

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I won a show 'n' shine award : the second Type I ! It was a great pleasure for me, my family and my friends !

I have already ran several quarter miles at Santa Pod. I performed about 17 seconds a run. But this time the tree was switched off and Dyno Don, the speaker said "This Oval is really nice !". Can I believe a guy who sounded many of past Californian Bug-In ? ;-)

 

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(Yes ! It's Ron Flemming behind me !)

 

Thanx to all the staff for this honor and mainly for this great event dedicated the legend of the Bug-In. Many thanks to bring this piece of the Californian Look to us, in Europe !

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21/06/2007

5K

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A nice Pin up celebrates the 5000th visits.

She friendly and simply agreed to stand next to this '57 Chevy.

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20/06/2007

Gentlemen, you had a cruise.

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 This is our concept of the line up (to the mountains).

 

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It's always a pleasure to share those kind of simple moment with great friends...

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18/06/2007

I feel sad to night

A friend's westy was hurt by a "tupperware" camper. Luckly, the plastic diplodocus caused a "small" dent on the nose of this beautyfull Westy.

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This is probably THE westy witch made me a westy enthusiast. The picture of his cosy interior when the owner and his girlfriend were waking up, is fixed in my head portfolio !

Make it nice again, "Fonzie" !

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Westy News !

Yes, at least, all the messy stuff stored in the van was taken out. My Westy is not a shelf anymore !

So, some more bondo was applied and buffed to a very thin skin to fill some small areas. Lower side windows where cleaned to bare metal. A fine sand blasting was done to smooth the roughtness of the first one. And some part like cab doors and the dash board tray, were primered !

Never the less, the bus requires a larger scheduling...

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12/06/2007

C'est arrivé près de chez nous...

Pigeon des villes.

Pigeon des villes,

Oiseau à la grise robe.

Sous mon regard tu te dérobes,

Tu es bien le plus agile...

 

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See ya "près de chez vous"... Damned, on va finir comme l'facteur !

 

 

Source "C'est arrivé près de chez vous", réalisation de Rémy Belvaux, avec Benoît Poelvoorde dans le rôle principal.

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Chocolate Picture.

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Four pairs of Heart Shape Tail Lights were up there @ Karmann en Montagne. Should we have to start a line up ?

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11/06/2007

Smells like Monte Carlo...

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The participants of KGM followed the road of  the veteran version of the Monte Carlo race. Do you recognize the shadow on the rigth hand upper corner ? ... Yes, these mountains appeal vintage cars !

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August the 14th, on the road to the french riviera...

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Once upon a time...

...on an Oval rear visor.

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10/06/2007

This Week end will be in our memories for a long time...

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30/05/2007

High Tech

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The Ovale broke with the Safety Star fashion. This third light is not an exotic stuff anymore.

The problem was heartshape tail lights do need a third one in nowadays traffic. The car came from Switzerland with Hella aftermaket lights fitted on all four corners as turn signal. So I recycled one as a third brake light.

For this brake light setup I decided to fit LED bulbs. I will try to explain pros and cons soon...

Stay Wired on the 6 Volts blog !

 

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Brown, Brown/Green, Green

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Seb did it right.

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4K

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28/05/2007

Roaming With Jimmy

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I am resizing some of my SuperVW Nat's snapshots... Great photos of great moments shared with great friends !

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15/05/2007

Italians do it better

As we all know, VW did not lauch a sporting edition of the beetle. Luckly, Fiat was not so shy for its popular car. Do you know that a Solex 32PBIC carb is topping the head of this spicy engine ? Just like the one used on Porsche 356 early engines and Okrasa setups... I guess inside trimmings are not similar but this fact is funny, doesn't it ?

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Horizontal Style

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I am not acknowledgefull on these "mozzarella ball" cars. That 's why I was pleased to tchat about the engine upgrade with the owner...

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14/05/2007

 

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I got to love those "pit stop" snapshots... Don't you ?

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A picture for a lovely day

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Great friends, great cars, great weather, the familly had a nice picnic on the grass...

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06/05/2007

Never say never...

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