Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Westfalia

Most folks spent their entire day stuffing their faces during Turkey Day. I spent most of it mounting the rubber inserts for the pop top and mounting the rear luggage portion of the pop top. Boy, what a bitch this was. Yeah, yeah ....... I complain but remember, this is all foreign to me. But do able. Oh, I also installed the new reproduction Wolfsburg West side mirrors, until I find some super cherry ones or NOS ones? But these will work just fine for the time being. I also gave the original antenna a major cleaning and it turned out super nice.

SHIT!!!!!!!! This thing is coming along.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

40 Horse Power Engine

After several months of collecting pieces for this engine, cleaning and what ........... it's done! George Schmidt of the World Famous BUTCHER SHOP, has out done himself yet again! The engine turned out WAY nicer then what I expected. This guy is the best due to his skilled craftsmanship and detailed work, he is also known for not cutting any corners. A majority of the heavy hitters use George for either their vintage or fast engine needs. Needless to say transmission and front end work as well.

Now that I have this bad ass super clean engine, new transmission with powder coated axles, all new brake components (all powder coated & hardware plated), brake lines and the Porsche Alloys. Now I need to sort out the front beam. This little 1963 Beetle will most likely turn out nicer then what I'm thinking?? Smile

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mooneyes X-Mas show

Mooneyes has one in Japón and one here in Sur Califas. The show held in Southern California is out doors and at the Irwindale Speedway. Hopefully it doesn't rain, but it does get a bit of cold. Anyhoot, I registered a while back and just received my entrance ticket and information. This is a very cool show to attend. Some of So Cali's nicest American metal show up. Worth attending. I will take tons of pictures and post them up in here.



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Der Bus Haus

Went over to my buddy Heri's shop to pick up some parts I needed for my Westfalia and figured I'd share some pictures with you guys. Heri is a pretty low key guy. He's the guy who's been showing up to shows super early in the morning and buying up all the cool rare shit ......... he's been doing this for the past 20 years. So needless to say, Heri has A LOT of crazy, rare, cool shit! I believe he owns 7 or 8 Barndoors?? Lost count. He's got a shit load of 23 windows and buses everywhere. He also has one of the most impressive collection or rare NOS early bus parts, with an emphasis of Barndoor parts. I can go on and on about what he has but you won't have an idea unless you see it for yourself!!!


Here is an old VW Rabbit from Mexico!? Don't know how that got there??


1967 Beetle, one of the few on the property.


Here's an early 60's Westfalia.





Here's a 1954 Double Door Panel and an early walk thru section. Believe from a 1958?



Here is a pair ...... 1953 Standard and a 1952 Single Cab. Yes, a smooth gate!





Pressed bumpers for a Single Cab


A 1960 Double Door 23 Window and a 1952 Deluxe 23 Window. What a pair!


Here are some shots of the 1952 Deluxe.








Yes, that is a rear & corner section from a 1952/53 Deluxe someone cut up many years ago!


Here is some one vintage wall art. BTW - those emblems are all the real deal.



Now this is one of my favorite of his buses ....... a 1966 Walk Thru Sunroof Standard. Awesome bus! 



 A freshly painted 1960 Single Cab. One of three on the property.


Check out all the doors, rear hatches, cargo doors and what on the rafters!!! Lots of original paint parts bought many years ago.


Here is another gem. A 1953 Deluxe 23 window stashed away in a container awaiting to be restored.



Another freshly painted 23 Window Deluxe! WTF! These things are all over the property!? OKAY.


 And another 1960 Single Cab.


In the end, a pretty impressive "private collections", without a doubt. This is the Louvre of VW's in So Cali, meaning you can spend an entire day and not see it all!! No joke. Next time Heri is going inventory, I will take pictures of his NOS stash and other rare parts he has.

Oi Chris (ROCK STOCK) ...... on your next visit to the Colonies, let me know in advance. I can arrange a private tour of this establishment.  Though I say you bring an extra pair of knickers cuz  you will shite on yourself after the first hour or so.  REALLY Wink


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Monday, November 25, 2013

3 prong center caps

Found the center caps for the recent score of my alloys. aka fuchs.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

1959-1961 Deluxe 15 Window

Found this bus near the house just chillin. Wonder if it's for sale ?? Laughing


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Thursday, November 21, 2013


I need your help ........... I'm looking for a pair of original tention clips for an early rag top. If you know of any for sale, PLEASE contact me.

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Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, San Diego, Euskalifornia

Here are some shots from Cuñado Earl doing some weekend camping after his Bulli Brigade camping. Talk about coast to coast camping. This kid sure does know how to live it up, and the weather makes the difference.

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Earl was a gourmet chef back in Cambodia, reason for his awescome cooking skills.

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Czech out the view. Typical So Cali weather Laughing

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunvisor Replacements

Figured I'd change out the old sunvisors and fastners with new ones. Boy, what a difference that mad.





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Tuesday, November 19, 2013


This chick, Melissa Bachman, is a coward !!!!!  Why the fuck would you kill these cool animals for fun!?




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New wheels

Just picked these up and they were SUPER cheap!!!  I couldn't believe it when I got them. The rear tires are new, never been on the road. I also tracked down the 4 three prong center caps. Score of the year for me.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Meeting of the minds .......

This past Friday I got together with the heads of the Doy Drive for this coming weekend. Finishing up the final details while at Buca di beppo in old town Pasadena. Don't forget to come out for the show!

Roll call ................. 80's LA, BDM, CRG, RHD Marcos and Nelson.


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Toy Drive

Don't forget to come out for the cause ........ this Saturday.


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Last of the Bulli Brigade pictures

I believe the last visit to the Bulli Brigade was back in 2003? Not sure. But what I do know ......... I missed out on this one. I will be working something out with Cuñado Earl for heading out there next year.

Mad props to Chad Carter Jr lll ............... everyone I spoke to about the show pointed the finger towards this guy.

Here is a shot of Chad Carter Jr lll with his twin brother, Earl Carter Jr lll and their body gaurd and the body gaurds beer cup holder.


THE LAST SUPPER. Here's Brother Bill giving his blessings.





Now this image is confusing? Is "Touching my Thing Nick" holding hands with Russ or the Knee Grow???? WTF!!??


Cuñado Earl doing up some Barndoor action!!



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Saturday, November 09, 2013

more of Bulli Brigade Camping


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Friday, November 08, 2013

Bulli Brigade Camping - Florida

Here are some shots taken by Cuñado Earl and friends of the first day of camping, prior to the Bulli Brigade held in Florida. I'm going for sure next year!!

J-Ville point is OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!!

Sloan and Earl

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Matt Cuddy with the sophisticated mountain man look.

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With the Knee Grow

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Here's a shot of Cuñado with his body gaurd, Sloan and his twin brother, Chad Carter Jr lll.

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Here's Earl with Manolo and some poor guy Manolo is doing something too!?? Laughing Looks like he got pinched?

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Here are some shots of some of the rides on site.

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Here's a shot of John Picken's newly done up 1960 Sunroof Swivel Seat Kombi. A serious MONSTER!!! That's John in the shot.

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Barndoor on Campsite

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Photo by Alex Arredondo:


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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

J-Ville Point - España

JODER!! It was a matter of time ........ the J-Ville point made it's up to the northern part of Spain, Asturias!!!

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Borjo and Jandro's boy. Start them off young.


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Monday, November 04, 2013

Old Town Pasadena

This past Saturday night, Pück and I went out to Jake's Pool Hall in Old Town Pasadena for some beers to celebrate his 23rd birthday. Later on that evening we met up with CRG, Alex, Marcos and Nelson ..... and their sons. They were out cruising Old Town Pasadena. The entrance to Jake's is on an old alley drive way surrounded by cool old brick buildings. My good friend Alex Arreedondo took this shot of us hanging outside with CRG's 57 Deluxe and Marcos' (in back ground) 1954 Original RHD Convertible.

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Windshield installed ......... FINALLY!!!

FINALLY ............ after such a long time of procrastinating and installing the inner and outer part of the dash. I finally finished it! Yohann helped me with the installation of the windshield wiper motor ...... I did the rest ......... and the Wolf helped me with the actual installation of the windshield. Boy that was a BITCH!! It took us three tries till we finally got it installed. It's really cool to see clearly now. 

Almost there. Just need to install the brake booster, master cylinder and adjust the brakes and it is ready for some camping.





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