Friday, December 01, 2006
The car came complete with it's 25 hp enginge, matcing numbers.
The engine is stored away in a place were the sun never shines......
"If there's something I want, then there's something I need,
I wasn't built for comfort, I was built for speed" (Meatloaf)
Needless to say, I need a more potent heart for this baby. Time and size of wallet will show how far I will be able to go. But both the car end the engine will be built outlavws style..
I have never welded before in my life... the other aircooled vw's i have owned, were either welded by somebody else or were bought after welding was done.
But I guess I will have to learn - it is now about the only thing I haven't done restoring a vw...
Some new panels will be needed, though, getting this baby on the road again.
The start of a blog for å new project....
earlier this fall, I bought a VW 1950 project car - and it is really a big project....
The car was first imported into Norway from Sweden in the late fifties, as Norway had restrictions for buying new cars at that time. Several owners have dismantled the car more and more over the last 20 years or so - so I imagine I like puzzles...
The car lacks bumpers, windows, trim, wheels and door panels, but otherwise all the good and expensive parts are there.
And it has already been sandblasted and primed! Ready for me to start welding in..
Thursday, November 09, 2006
To get this blog started, Mr. Junglegreen needs a little help. As a first posting, what is better than a picture of the car featured in this blog. To my standards, a very nice looking 56 oval, with a very clean 356 engine.
In recent time he has also purchased a nice project car, of course he couldn resist the pressure in the Outlavws... he went for a split as well, a nice 50 model tracked down by Oval 57.