Countless hours spent yet not much visible progress

We put a whole weekend into the bodywork again, yet the result does not reflect it at all. Unfortunately small gaps, miss-configurations killing us time to time. Just to adjust the deck lid into a somewhat acceptable position we spent an entire day. Anyway at least it is open-able and has even gaps around, still needs to adjust a bit once the sealing is installed. Next step is the door gap setup, that will be hell of a ride at the right side for sure.

Also a couple of parts been landed at the garage so we put an European setup to the bumpers and tried out the running board trims.


Weekend progress

We had had a valuable time spent on working on the bug chassis. The lines are getting better yet the end is still far.

These taillights aren't even yet.


Some update

So what has happened in the last one year? 
We decided that we are gonna handle everything ourselves, we cut off the dependencies to others. We got really sick to wait for people who over promise yet under deliver. So as first thing to do we took care of the body, my brother has spent countless hours to make the metals shape as a VW. We shall continue this work in this year and make the car ready to paint. These works are gonna done by us too. Unfortunately we also have to do some metal work, yet we are lack of the necessary experience and knowledge, here I see some gap in our plan. Nevertheless the final plan takes shape too, the finishing is gonna be "hot-rod flatz" and we skip the renewing of upholstery. 

As warm weather arrived we also head to the garage and work on this beast. We given a deadline to us: this autumn the car must roll, regardless of any circumstances!

As we put the body to sleep at end of last autumn. (yeah that door is hanging ugly we know ;) )

Stay tuned, updates are coming!


Changes are welcome or simply a must...

Last friday I transfered the shell back home from the body shop. So far I was so fucked up that could not write anything about it. The work what they did is more or less ok, but on some places they went terribly wrong. I do not made a list yet, but the quick observation was enough to realize this bug won't make it as it supposed to be. I had to change the concept drastically. We will see how it will turn out at the end.

Pobably a tons of NOS parts will end up in The samba for sale...


Tokyo - Flat 4 tour

A few weeks ago while we have been spending our holyday in Japan, we used a day to visit the famous Flat 4 Tokyo base. It is a shop, showroom and garage in the same time. Pretty cool place full with rare and super rare stuffs. I took a couple of pictures, but to be honest, I rather fed my eyes instead of my camera.

The shop at the left and the garage at the right way.

 I could see a perfect one finally, hope mine will shine like this once...

 Not only the sign was this friendly, the shop assistance and the guys in the garage too. Awesome!

The "race corner" with two bugs and few race cars...


Marry xmas!

I just received a postcard from Belgium with good wishes for the fest and new year, I also would like to join to the wish givers: Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with fun and frolic!