Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Amber FoMoCo Fog Light

I just bought this nice amber fog light from eBay USA.

Never mounted and has been stored inside for years. It's beautifully chromed. No dings or pits. About 5 1/4'' tall.

It will fit perfectly the style of The Vinestard VW double cab.

Here is a pic of The Vinestard, recently moved to Milan, where I use it during the week.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Eriba parts

The works to be done on the Eriba puck caravan are a lot, but for the moment we can begin from some minor things.
One reflective triangle was missing while the other was broken. These are compulsory for any type of trailer or caravan to be towed in Europe.

I bought a new pair from eBay Germany. They are not by Hella but they are very similar and good quality, and also E-marked (= fully legal).

The four outer handles, useful to move the Eriba by hand when unhooked, were oxidated and the black film was coming away in pieces. The screws were also very rusted and blocked. So I removed completely the screws, the film, then brushed the handles, ready for a new glossy black paint.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

bling bling for the 019 dizzy

I decided to give some bling bling to my 019 Bosch VW - Audi distributor, just for fun.
You can see the 'before' and 'after' pics here:

I used 3M water sandpaper and AutoGlym metal polish:

This is after some massaging with P500 sandpaper:



First polishing:

Second polishing. Of course the result cannot be exciting, but it will work together with a black cap and the rest of the engine of my top chopped Beetle, The GoldFather.