Vera is now getting ready for the
MOT. The nice new carpet that we ripped
out when she arrived at the the garage
is now back in place. It is really
comforting to know that the carpet
is not hiding anything now as we have
dealt with all of the rust and added
lots of new metal!
interior is looking good now the Blaupunkt
radio is great - the chrome matches
in really well and this is what should
have been there in the first place.
The running board is back on now -
I think this is the first time that
it has been on for over a year!
need to replace the door liners in
the rear as the modern speaker holes
should not be there.
Also need to locate the fixing points
in the rear roof for the seat belts
that we are going to have to fit.
The doors have been tweaked too so
that they now close a bit better.
Next things to get sorted are the
replacement wings on the lefthand
side and the reflector headlamp units.
The battery is also in need to replacement
but a new battery won't do any harm
Spring is with us and Tony has sprung
into action (much to the annoyance
of the neighbours) and is cracking
on with the first coats of paint.
new rear apron is primed not ready
for the first coat. This was the tricky
piece to fit by Tony figured it out
bonet catch has been fixed too.
Looks like the spare bonnet may be
staying in the shed for a while as
the magic of filler has patched this
few small rot patches have been repaired
and Vera may be heading towards a
shot at the MOT fairly soon hopefully.
long will it take me to remember that
the petrol goes into the front of
the car and not where you usually
think it should be.
a change! I just love the primed grey
- perhaps a future colour choice?
is half fitted now and the engine
has been been started and is not leaking
now - so mechanically she is getting
paint match is not exact - bit of
a problem but when the original colour
has been replaced already it was always
going to be a problem. Just getting
the cellusloe paint and thinners has
proved hard enough so any paint job
is a bonus really.
new black panels have been primed
then had the first coat of paint applied.
heater channels that started out with
the red oxide primer inside then the
grey primer on top are finally green
now and you wouldn't know they have
and primer well hidden now and looking
love the double exhaust on Vera.
(and feeling) much nore like a solid
the rust on the from right has been
removed, primed and painted now. Amazing
what somoeone who knows what they
are doing has a few spare days.
wonder what colour Vera actually is
have 5 litres of new paint on order
so I'm sure we'll get it right in
on the left are to be replaced as
there was not much left to bolt back
on. VW Heritage will sort me out or
perhaps the VW shop in Haxby, York
where most of the parts have come
course I need tyres too - perhaps
NECPWA shop may have them.