Originally I had two dark blue seats out of a Camaro. The material was velour. The thing about velour is that it is terrible. It has that velcro-like quality with fabrics and body hair, so you can’t really shift around in your seat. During the summer, heat simply soaks into velour, especially if it isContinue reading “Seats and door panels”
Okay, here’s a gimmie project that will take no time at all and will keep you safe out on the road. If your old headlights are weak—replace them! In Ohio, humans are probably outnumbered by deer. For real: the deer here are probably only controlled by vehicular deer-slaughter. It’s a way of life, a riteContinue reading “Headlights”
Note: This engine failed inside of its warranty. The builder, Randy, did not honor his warranty and we were out $5,000. I would not recommend him.
I don’t know why, but I really wanted hardwood floors. Please don’t message me with your wisdom about my choice—how the wood might change over time or how much it weighs. I did my due diligence and made my decisions. I love my floor. It makes the bus feel like a home and it looksContinue reading “Pecan floors, baby!”
Note: This engine failed inside of its warranty. The builder, Randy, did not honor his warranty and we were out $5,000. I would not recommend him. Leaving Ohio in early April is a drab affair—stick season as they say in New England about the landscape. Brown and branchy and still somewhat barren. Winter is gone,Continue reading “Engine rebuild (Part II)”
Note: This engine failed inside of its warranty. The builder, Randy, did not honor his warranty and we were out $5,000. I would not recommend him. This is where the adventure begins, the heart and soul of the aircooled bus. 1979 was the final year for the aircooled engine and last year of the “hippy”Continue reading “The re-built 2.1 engine block (Part I)”
We all love the sound of tires rolling on the road, but do the tires really need to feel like they are right next to your head? And the engine—it’s all the way in the back, but it sounds like I am sitting right on top of it. The giant metal breadbox of the VWContinue reading “Sound proofing”