back in the saddle

Wow i went to the garage last night and the body supports for the bug (last thing i worked on) had a spider web on them. Ok that’s a good sign that I haven’t been spending enough time in the garage latelly. I got all the tools cleaned up and over the weekend my wonderful … Read more

body supports

She’s got huuuuge tracks of land……. ok its a huge sawhorse. I’m not sure why that just popped into my head…. If you don’t know what that is read no further and go watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail right now. Got the first one stitched together. Going for 8 feet wide and the … Read more

steering coupler cage removal

Someone at the samba suggested removing the steering column from inside the car to clerance the coupler so i could undo it with just removing the brackets. I couldn’t figure it out so proceeded to cut the rivits but here is a good explanation on how to do it for next time. Here is the … Read more

steering coupler revisited

Well, i fooled around with it for a few hours and got it all loose but couldn’t get enough clearance to pull the coupler and brackets out.  I ended up using the body saw to cut the rivets on half of the bracket.  I would highly recommend this tool to anyone that doesn’t have one.  … Read more

framehead rust

Worked some more on the steering coupler today. I wasn’t able to drive out the rivets yet even though i ground off both sides of it. I likely fused the metal worse from the heat of grinding the ends off. I might try drilling them out tomorrow or if i can find that a new … Read more