First, I went and returned 3 of my white walls to get some that had a wider white. Now they are all within about 1/8" of each other so I'm much happier. Just need to get the wheels painted!
Then yesterday I was able to meet up with a super cool dude who had a very nice 61 ragtop but he restored himself over the course of 5 years. Crazy thing was....he was 21! Very impressive as he did a great job, took pride in his work, and had a great head on his shoulders.
He had original bumpers on his car that were in almost perfect chrome. They have a couple nicks and issues that need work, so I will likely get them rechromed but they are ORIGINAL GERMAN!!! It is very hard to find these, in such good shape, and even at a reasonable price. Thanks Tyler!
|Used the crew car to transport the bumpers.|
|Another bug part in the cargo hold!|
|How sweet are these? Came with the brackets too, I'll reuse my original ones.|
|Hard to see but one little dent here.|
|Chrome peeling on the top of the blade.|
|This is why these are so sought after!|
Anyway, this has been an expensive week with the tires, Wolfsburg West parts run, and the bumpers. I have my steering wheel restoration to pay for and also the small chrome pieces. So I'm looking at another hefty credit card bill. Time to pick up some extra work!
I am working on some smaller projects too. I got my original windshield logo made into a vinyl stencil which I am picking up today. Should be able to etch glass using it. I am also going to have one made for the reproduction vent windows. And finally I'm also working on a battery sticker for the original style battery I bought at Wolfsburg West. It's a Bosch logo and looks like this.
Always something fun going on!