Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wiring almost done

I have almost completed the wiring. The headlights and turn signals are installed and actually work! The running lights are a glow in the picture. The entire system is not powered, I just "hot-wired" the system, to get power to the lights.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


It has been like Christmas, I have gotten parts from Old VWs Restorations, Wolfsburg West, and Airhead parts

Here is a nice big box!

A couple of awesome bumpers from Wolfsburg West. Pictures don't do these bumpers justice.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sleeping Beetle, SHHHH!

The other night when I turned off the garage lights, I saw a lovely image of the fire reflecting of the white paint of my bug. So last night, I decided to try to take a picture. I use an F-stop of 11 and left the aperture open for 21 seconds. I was pretty happy with the end result.

Friday, February 17, 2012

More parts on order!

Finally made my final big parts order. I will get getting stuff from Old VW Restoations in GRB, Wolfsburg West, as well as some small stuff from Airhead Parts. I have had great. I've had great conversations with all 3 suppliers, and they are all great!

I have also been working in the garage. I got the pellet stove hooked up, it however doesn't pump out as much heat as I would like. Although my garage isn't fully insulted, so I am working on that. I am also workin on getting the bug out of the corner, and into the middle of he garage, for ease of installing parts.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Parts On Order

Just made a pretty good sized parts order from Old VW Restorations. Looking forward to getting the stuff and getting rolling. I am going to try real hard to get it complete by June 16th, the day of my annual summer party.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pellet Stove Update

Well, I have had this old pellet stove sitting in the garage since fall, and have never done a darn thing with. Well, I finally starting to install it, since winter has finally arrived! I just needed to get a collar that goes through the wall of the garage. I am hoping to get the that installed in the next few days, then I can heat up the garage in preparation to install the wiring harness. Then the carpet, then the headliner.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Cyber Pal!

I have recently meet a new friend online. His name is Eric Shoemaker, and his site is 1967beetle.com/ I have only been emailing him for a short time, but he has already been a wealth of 67 info.