vintage distressed illustration and typographic montage
I’ve been busy recently using my daytime skills to create a whole series vintage VW inspired goodies for sale on the Society6 website. So if you’re looking for a present or gift for someone (or a little treat for yourself […]

great gifts and goodies galore

still miss my old super solid 1960 RHD golde ragtop Beetle
Although I love VW buses, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for VW Beetles as well. As a kid, my first happy automotive memories were made in my Dad’s VW camper. However, the first air cooled VW I ever owned […]

hard to not fall in love with a ...

out an about on a winters eve… the Triso Super 10 plus insulation makes a big difference!
OK, some of you might remember this picture? We were pretty pleased at the time that we had got the front kick panels custom fitted up with some mid range speakers with separate tweeters. Not only that, we also got the ply panels covered […]

stop… camper interior change of plans

always good to get out an about in the bus
You know what’s good about having a few targets? It gives me some kind of focused motivation to get things done! Well one of my targets is now set and booked! This year I wanted to get my act together an book a […]

time for some new memory making moments…

attracted a VW bus buddy on this mornings cold start
Funny how sometimes you can look back on a year and think you’ve not done a lot. As 2016 morphed into 2017, I was beginning to think exactly that. It was only when I started to put a small nine […]

change is inevitable… change is constant

golden hour at Dungeness
With the new fog/reverse lights fitted and cavities wax oiled to complete the winterisation, it was time to add some fuel and go for a ride in the bus after all the work has been completed! It’s great to be sitting […]

project winterisation complete so back on the road ...

vintage original Wipac front fog lights
Earlier this summer we went to a local classic car show. It always has a good mix of different marques of vehicles including a few military examples and some cool motorbikes as well. VW specific shows can be fun, but […]

let there be light…

a custom tristar captive nut was made and caged in place
On our recent summer road trip to Scotland, we had a small incident where the passenger cab door flew open when we thought it was shut! Fortunately it happened when we were going slowly around a corner as we were stopping for […]

lock, stock and not falling out of the ...

new rubbers upfront should help keep the rain away from the lights
For the most part, I know my limitations on working on the bus. It’s been good spending the odd day trying to help with bits at Resto Classics whist they tackle stuff way beyond my ability. However there are some easy jobs […]

lights at the end of the tunnel – ...

putting a new coat of paint on the roof… or at least most of the roof!
I started out with the ambition to clean up and protect the roof gutters, along with fixing up a previous roof dent repair. As is often the case, one thing invariably leads to another… but at least the roof is now […]

Holy L472 Beige Grey colour conundrums Batman!

localised swage line rust clean up treated and put in red oxide primer
OK, so with the bus roof gutters cleaned right back to bare metal to remove any rust, it was now time to treat the metal that had been affected by rust with some Granville rust cure, prior to getting them painted in grey […]

where does protection end and restoration begin?

1955 VW Panelvan rescued from the depths of a forest
If you’re going to rescue a VW 1955 panelvan from the depths of a forest, then undoubtedly this is how to do it! Apparently it was left abandoned, deep in a forest valley in the French alps for at least 40 years! It was […]

if you’re going to rescue a VW 1955 ...

getting there… straight, true and rust free
Having got the underside of the bus cleaned up and protected, it was now time to look at the roof and gutters. The most obvious issue was an area over the rear corner of the bus. At some point in the past, […]

from the bottom to the top – time ...