After a two-year hiatus due to the machine shed being blown down and rebuilt, I was able to pull the main drivetrain and chassis parts together in the shop this week. I have to finish Beth’s work island first, but should hopefully be able to start assembly over the winter.
The machine shed is rebuilt, and I’m slowing getting stuff organized to the point where I was able to spend a couple hours cleaning up the wheels for my ’62 Volkswagen. After installing the clips that hold the hubcaps on, I took the wheels and tires in to be mounted and balanced.
It’s been quite a while since I posted a Volkswagen update, mainly because nothing’s happened with them. The pans are done, the front beams are painted and ready to install, and my “vintage hot rod” finally came back from the rebuilder. Now all I need is A) time and B) room to work again.
We hadn’t planned to replace Beth’s minivan for another couple years (based on our “Ten Years Old or 200,000 Miles” policy), but a certain sequence of events led to my locating a one year old 2012 Volkswagen Routan with just over 8,000 miles for not much over 1/2 its original sticker price.
In late 2001, I bought a new ’00 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI diesel to succeed the ’64 Type I (Beetle) I had been driving the past six years.
After 12-1/2 years and over 216,000 miles, it’s time to replace Herbie, my 2000 TDI (diesel) New Beetle. I placed the order for the new car back around Christmas—it took three months for it to come in. It’s a 2013 TDI Beetle Convertible with six-speed manual transmission. The only options are the “Heritage” wheels. I’ll call it Eeyore (II, named… Read more »
Wearing shiny new black paint, for the first time in 50 years.