The front now got cleaned up, new brakelines, hoses, discs, seals, wheel bearings, brakeshields, calipers and pads! Time to start on the rear brakes…

Have not got very much done lately. As my first son (1 year old) takes most of the time now. So that more important at the moment. But Im trying to push forward on the bus too, couple of hours after work and on weekends etc. Soon have all doors and lids in primer and then it all just needs a easy sanding and then its time for a paintjob! Have also sandblasted the fueltank cover and bellypan and got them painted and ready too. Hope to start rebuild of the 1800cc Type 4 engine in begining of February also!

More to come, but thats it for now, here is some pics…

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Blasted and epoxyprimer, ready for topcoat in VW factory greyish

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Baremetal then yellow epoxy/zinc primer

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Topcoat in VW L20a Marino Yellow with 2K polypaint with elastic characteristics. So the stones wont chip the paint. The gloss on the elastic is a little less, but this panel is under the car and you normaly never see it anyway.

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VW steering wheel lock (option) for early Beetle. Check out 4sale section for more info…
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Got some new VW parts today from JustKampers, super fast delivery as always!

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Wheels have been fitted, needed 5mm spacers all around and longer wheelstuds (56mm) in the rear and new bolts. Wheels are 17″ inch with 225/45 tires, offset 35. Need to make a custom centercap for the speedometer tho. Lots of new parts have been installed from Just Kampers, like new taillights, fuelfiller neck, footsteps, roof ventilation, mirrors, windowfelt trim in front doors etc. Waiting on tailgate seal and new clips for the freshly painted front grills. Bumpers have been blasted and are now getting welded, straightned up and removing big dents before paint in Deep Black. Next big step is taking it to the glass shop and get all windows installed with new rubber seals! Then its ready for the road…

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Have sandblasted alot of parts in the new cabinet, so nice to have. No need for waiting on the mediablasting company any more. Just put it in the box and go! Got a box full of new parts from Justkampers.com yesterday too. Brakeservo, starter, all brakepipes, front beam seals, 4 torsionarms with new pressed in balljoints, transmission gaskets and seals etc. Also scored a NOS Eberspächer combustion/airpump for the BA6 heater. Found a supplier in the UK of new BERU glowplugs for BA6, the GZE201 plug replaces the old (original) BZE22. Have anyone tried the new GZE201? Let me know how it worked: info@maindrive.org

Have scraped and cleaned all of the chassi during the last 2 weeks. Hope to push on further with the chassi this week and weekend and get it primered, seam sealed, undercoated and painted in body color. After that the chassi is ready to get all the new parts bolted on! More coming soon…

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Doing some really boring work on the Highroof Baywindow at the moment. Specially when it’s -20 celsius outside. Removing all of the old undercoating. Work that takes alot of blood, sweat and tears and is not showing much later, but good to know it’s like new under also. Only going to drive it on the summers anyway. Next time I can start sanding the chassi and lay a coat of rust protection (epoxy primer). Then add a new layer of fresh undercoating, that sort thats possible to paint over. So when it have dried for some days I can paint all of the underside in top color, VW L20 Marino yellow. Ready for all the new parts, wires, hoses, grommets, bearings, bushings, balljoints, steering rods, brakelines, servobooster basicly every nut and bolt!

When the chassi is painted and ready I can start restoring the frontbeam, transmission and get the Eberspächer BA6 working again. A really good and clever heater, much better then the older BN4 ones. Will be nice on chilly mornings in the spring!

Still looking for some parts if someone have for sale? NOS parts for BA6 is intresting, like sparkplugs (BZE22) etc. Also looking for a pair of the slider rail metal covers (held with 2 screws). Engine cooling thin and heatexchangers is missing. Send me a mail on: info@maindrive.org

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Chassi parts that are going to be sandblasted and painted/restored.

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No more undercoating. Just some wires and tubes that needed to be removed before sanding and primer. Here you can see factory grey primer and the orange overspray from body. When I am done with this chassi it will be better and nicer than it was from factory for sure.

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Color on chassi will be the same as on the body, original VW color, L20A Marino yellow. Period correct.

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Can’t wait to start bolting on new parts on the painted chassi!

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Got loads of brand new parts from Justkampers today. Wow what a quick delivery! Basicly a new bus chassi in parts. Removed front beam, torsionarms and brakes. I think every nut and bolt had to be cut, they were froozen stuck! But it dosen’t matter everything going to be replaced with new parts anyway. Need to remove all chassi parts for sandblasting and painting!


  

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Stephan’s Baywindow have come a long way. Painted in primer tonight. The 2.0L engine have been overhauled as well and is soon ready to be installed. Question is; what color is it going to be?

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The 4sale section is updated today, now you can pay easy with your Paypal account and the items get shipped the same or next day. Going to add more new stuff during the week. Click on the picture to visit the store…

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Photo taken in 2008

My old 1950 split...

Anyone need a set of door handles for a splitwindow or early oval beetle? Check the for sale page for more…

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A package with vintage VW parts sent to Germany. Worldwide shipping / Paypal. Will soon add more car parts in the 4SALE section on the website.

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Någon som behöver nya kick paneler? Impala 1961-64. Skriv här eller på: info@maindrive.org

Någon som behöver nya kick paneler? Impala 1961-64. Skriv här eller på: info@maindrive.org

Tonight the gastank got some new paint, silvermetallic with clearcoat. Waiting on a new fuelsender before it gets mounted back in the car.

Done! Shiney gastank, check!

Some new stuff up for grabs in the 4sale section, click the picture for more…

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In 2004 this 1965 VW Beetle was restored from a rustbucket. It was traded for a Karmann Ghia project and this cool bug ended up in Denmark at the new owners. The Ghia is still sitting in the backyard and waiting for resto, it will be low, fast, nice and shiney and lots of Porsche parts. You can read more about that project (when it starts) here at the website in the future of course…

Restored this 1965 VW Beetle back in 2004. Sold to Denmark.

Some parts for sale, MORE will come soon.
Click on the picture or on 4sale in the menu…

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