Thursday, 23 April 2009

More rusty warts ...big 'uns!

The biggest problem I am going to confront in this rebuild will be the rotten heater channels! They run along each side of the car, between the floor pan and the shell and are an integral aspect of the car's structural strength - i'm guessing mine currently yield the strength of wet toilet paper!

Monday, 20 April 2009

How she looks now (after years of neglectful love!)

O.k, so here we have a few 'warts n' all' photo's that show the regretful condition that Gretch is currently in.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Introducing 'Gretchen'

Welcome one and all to my humble blog! Within these electronic pages I shall be progressively documenting the restoration process of my rather jaded looking 1965 vw Beetle (1200). I have owned her since July 2000 and have vowed to reinstate her former glory before we reach our 15 20 year anniversary...