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Monday, November 29, 2010

It's the Wheel Deal!

I was at the Rockin Jalopy's Motorama show the other weekend and my neighbour was the ever friendly Jack Hammer, who sells all kinds of bolt-on goodies.

He had some bitchen' Grant Metalflake steering wheels. I had my eye on a green one and the kolor seemed to magically match the green flaked panels on my van. I scooped it up and took it home. I already had a wood Grant wheel so mounting the new one was easy-peasy.
It looks great! Can't wait to drive it!

Unfortunately, winter has landed in the Low Countries. That means salt on the roads and all kinds of wetness and grime. That does not go well with the pristine So-Cal untreated floors, sills and chassis of the Green Machine. So it will stay indoors until all the snow and salt have disappeared. Bummer.

Because two steering wheels is a bit over the top, even for a show van, my vintage Grant wooden steering wheel is for sale:

It's in excellent condition. Chrome is good, wood is not cracked or dried out. The wood could do with a good cleaning and some oil. Will make a great addition to any Custom Van.
Mail me for pricing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Help Wanted

My Tatra 603 has been sitting idle for almost two years now. I took apart the gearbox and I haven't got the tools or time to put it back together.

It's very similar to a VW box. It also has the engine behind the rear wheels and swingaxles connected to the box.
I have all the parts needed to put it back together but it needs adjustment of the diff and outgoing axle. If I can't put it back together I'll have to sell this car eventually.

I need someone who has the tools and skills to put it back together. Will pay or swap for paintjob! Please help!

Here's a short film of my first drive after restoring brakes & sorting out electrics:

Listen to that V8 go! Help me get this thing back on the road!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Getting there

The hardtail I painted is almost finished. Here's some bad photo's of it.

And I test fitted the XS650 tins I finished this week. Turned out good, I think. More bad pics:

The rear fender will be fitted under the seatrail of course, but you have to take out the rear wheel to do that and I couldn't be bothered at the time. Take some better pics when the bike's finished. No really.