Restored this original VW Sperrwolf shifter lock awhile back. New keys, new paint and new zinc plating. This was an option that costed extra when you bought it new, but in return you got cheaper car insurence. Because the car was now harder to steal!

Want your restored or have one for sale? Let me know: info@maindrive.org  

  

How it looks installed. Cool!


How it looked when I found it.

This is a well built portable/wireless modern stereo in a cool retro suitcase. It has loud speakers with lots of bass, aux/mp3 connection for smartphone. USB connection lso. Volume button, treble, bass etc adjustment. Built in charger and battery so this can play wireless on the beach or at a meeting/event for 10 hours without charging. We have built suitcase stereos since 2007.

Want a stereo like this? A ready to play “standard stereo/suitcase” like this would cost around $300 or 290 Euros. Send an e-mail to: 4sale@maindrive.org
And we will start building your retro dream stereo…

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Watch it live…

Found an old picture on the patina bug from last year. Built in 2013. Now sold…was a cool ride for sure. Click on “Rides & Projects” in the menu for restoration pics….

beetle

This is the story of my old 1950 splitwindow Beetle. When found it was basicly just a rolling shell with all the parts stuffed inside of it. So it needed alot of work to get rolling again. The first thing to do was cleaning it out and wash the chassi and put a new fresh coat of undersealing on it. The old front beam was takeon out (saved) same thing with the transmission. It was some early 1940’s KDF parts on it, like steeringbox and door handles, very cool and rare! The old transmission was swaped out for a more modern with syncrozied gears, so a custom made bracket for fiting the new trans was needed. New bushings, new adjustable torsionarms and lowered shocks, 2 splines lowered on the torsion. The frontend got a brandnew fronbeam with dual adjusters and narrowed 6 inches. New CB performance dropped spindles, new flipped tie-rods, all new brakes all around. All windows got new rubber seals. Engine was an almost brand new industrial engine, 30hp! This car runned great on the road and never a problem with it. I had to sell it in 2009 when I got the chance to buy a Samba bus project instead. The split is now in Italy at a VW collector. Apparently it’s a super rare car in Italy, only 2 know to exist in their country, cool! Guess they just have Fiats and Ferraris there, I feel sorry for them.

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