this as a warning - do not buy cheap
headlight units unless you want to
spend three hours trying to get them
fitted and switched from RHD to LHD.
However saying that they certainly
help to make VERA look ready for the
needs a bit of a wash and the new
front wing has arrived from VW Heritage
so after the MOT we will paint it
and get it fitted as it is pity to
have the rusty wing ruining her.
have decided to turn VERA into a hover
beetle so have removed all the wheels.
waiting for my running board and hubcaps
from Status VW but when they come
they should be good quality. I'm pleased
that the stone guards are holding
up - perhaps a good polish will set
ready now and we have put the bumper
on the right way round this time -
it fitted both ways and it wasn't
until we looked at the rear one we
realised which way it should have
fitting cover made up for the hassle
that Tony had with the headlights.
Superfast delivery with free postage
from www.coolairvw.co.uk so they are
my new favourite supplier.
washer bottle fitted now and the wipers
need replacing - yet another free
delivery item via ebay but can't complain
at less than £6.00 including
The rusty old bumper that I sorted
out back in October last year is now
in place and looking okay. I've got
some new headlights on order too as
the reflector bulb was all rusted
and won't get through the MOT.
am also going to replace the front
wing as it is rather rusty - but it
will have to wait until we are ready
to paint VERA in a few weeks time.
Yes - the bumper is upside down but
we have fixed that now.
stone-chip guards look cool and will
be staying on the replacement wings
once they have been bought and fitted.
interior is generally in good condition
- nothing has been cleaned up yet
so not sure what the end result will
be like - but that is the kind of
job that I can do in the summer before
the first show at Sledmere.
the new rear seat belts! All ready
for the boys to be safely strapped
into for the summer.
mounting fixings were hidden beneath
the roof lining and just had to be
located by Tony so that he could fit
the belts (from his store of goodies).
am now starting to buy all of the
goodies to make VERA look and feel
that little bit special. Rear deck
lid luggage rack, GB year bumper plate,
Mr Bubblehead mudflaps and bumper
badge - all of which can come off
her if I decide to get her painted
professionally in the future.