Friday, 30 January 2009

Peach's bug

Peach has quite a bit of his parts list for the big motor ticked off now... watch this space!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Lee's diet has gone a bit wrong

After signing up to a lose-weight-fast diet Lee found that it didn't quite go to plan.
Plans for his bug have now changed slightly to include a booster cushion for the drivers seat and extensions for the pedals.

Mike Riley up to his old tricks...

Not content with owning one cool bus, Mike has recently taken on this original paint mango green bus to go with his gorgeous Samba, seen here on the strip in a picture Mike forwarded on - think the photographer was Julian Robinson.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

My engine parts back from the machinists...

Freshened up and given a clean bill of health... time to put the bottom end together.

Some cool photos found trawling the web....

Photographers unknown I'm afraid... But check out the cool picture of Matt Keene's old turbo Oval and that cool single IDA on the late bug.

Steve Millwards Bug

Currently sporting solid rims and a 1600 powerplant Steve plans to pump up the power and add some wheels to give it the So-Cal flavour...

Sams bug

Sam's 1776cc powered early model bug looks cool in Texas Yellow!

More pics of Marks car

Shown here is Mark and the car's resto project manager, Mark's son, Luke.

Marks Bug in paint

Marks bug is now wearing its gulf blue paint. Major problems were had getting the paint mixed correctly, its ranged anywhere between a very light turquoise to dark blue until Mark found a paintshop with the knowledge to mix it correctly. Final coats are still to be done on the doors and bonnet/decklid. Last shot shows the work done to make the rear valance removable, a nice trick feature.

Friday, 16 January 2009

More photos from the archives...

Some old photos....

Some old photos I've found...

Gold Member

Marks car is finally in paint, and it looks awesome. One to watch on the turbo show & go circuit for sure.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

My 54

My engine bits went off to the machinist this week, when they come back it will be engine build time - cool! I'll finally be able to bolt up those 48's...

Further progress on Mark's Meltdown

Hoping to be in paint by the end of this week, watch this space for the first pictures! You may be able to make out the colour he's already started shooting on in one of these pictures. Nice!