Friday, November 21, 2008

A little customization and cleaning of Little Blue...


With Big Blue in the shop, and Little Blue running awesome, there hasn't been too much to update about our personal adventures in our VWs. Thus all the articles, scans and what-not that have little to do with our actual cars that have filled this blog lately.

The story with Big Blue is that he should be back in the next week or so. The engine went back in last week and The Garage is running through the tuning and what-not. I'll do a post about the work done when I get him back. I miss him. We left a camera with the shop so they could document the engine work, so it will be cool to see those pictures as well.

One thing that has changed is I made enough room in our garage to park Little Blue inside. This has made a world of difference when working on her as I can take my time and even work barefoot should the mood strike. I've been doing some little things like...

Adding a period bumper sticker...


Adding eyelids that Marc gave us on his visit (thanks Marc!)...



Trying to figure out how to adjust the lights. One isn't stock. I think it is the passenger side (2 images down). Notice the spots to adjust the beams are different on both lights? Also the placement of the running light is different.

I think this one is stock (driver's side)...


And this one is from a different year (it's marked VW, so I don't think it is aftermarket)...



And I have been cleaning those small places like under the VW Emblem...




Note the original color vs the re-spray.

Having a workspace right in the garage is heaven!

A good deal of dirt and surface rust is tucked away here and there, so I have been cleaning that (steel wool is amazing at taking some of the surface rust off!).

Before...

After...

Added a period correct sticker to the oil filter.

Before...

After...

I'm plugging away at small things quite quickly now and the garage is making it fun. When Big Blue gets back, I am going to rush to get some interior work done before the winter camping season starts. 

More updates soon...

3 comments:

exoticdvm

Someone's definitely a stickler for detail! The bumper sticker is a great blast from the past.

Glad the eyebrows fit Little Blue! I bet he (she?) loves all the attention to fine detail. Congrats on some excellent bug work and a great web site!

team met

Are you guys a three car fam now? Cool you got the second VW.

Big Blue's Driver

Yeah - the 3rd car is EP's company car, a 2008 Camry Hybrid.

Our new place has a 4-car garage, so the possibility for a 4th car is on the table!

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