Monday, April 9, 2012

The Vanagon... and the new project

It's hard to believe that it's been a month since I last posted. The Vanagon is coming along. I ended up taking a two week break, not so much by choice, but because I was busy with other stuff in my life. But, as of now, the old engine is OUT of the van and I'm swapping parts onto the new engine:

I've been a bit distracted these past two weeks. Remember that "itch" I was talking about in my last post? Well, I did it. I bought another Mercedes. The blog lives up to its name.

I was actually been in negotiation to buy this car for well over a month, for various reasons. I brought it home last week, and it needs some of everything. But, it's a one family car, and I can't wait to get it on the road.

Here's some before and after shots from before and after a good scrubbing:

I know the interior is in poor shape, but I've already picked up most of the needed parts, including replacement front seats and a new dashboard.

But, I won't be doing any real work on this until the Vanagon is rolling again.