Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Exhausting

Since all the stuff I need hasn't come yet to rebuild the VW engine, I started working on the exhaust pipes. I had a box of old bends and some stock Harley exhaust pipes that I dug out of an H-D dealers dumpster. That's all I really needed to get going, and more then likely finish the Bandeeto's exhaust up! I used the head flanges from the dune buggy pipes I robbed from the ED Roth trike, and grafted them to the Harley 1 3/4 pipe. I plan on welding 4 chopper style baffles into each individual pipe, to give it a little back pressure, so its not to loud and annoying. Somewhere along my path in life I acquired these carb stack tops. I'm thinking they are from Webber's or something of the sort. Either way, they will make a nice bell trumpet tip for all 4 header pipes when I am done. I pretty much spent a good part of my weekend sitting in that little 5 by 5 foot space on the floor behind the engine. What did you guys get done? Get out in the garage and build something! FRITZ

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Have a Seat

I haven't been getting as much done as I'd like. Been staying late at work trying to get a big job there done, and coming home to work on the "Baja Bandeeto" for only an hour sometimes less. So far, I have gotten the seats placed and I welded some bolts to 1/8th steel strips. I drilled a hole through the seat, and the floor pan, put the bolts with the steel strips in the holes, and bolted it all up from the underside of the floor pan. What I'm gonna do is fiberglass the steel strips right to the fiberglass bucket seat. This way the bolts will always be in place. That's it for now, get out in the Garage and build something. Fritz

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Let There Be Tail Lights!

Not a bunch to report this time gang. I spent the weekend getting my trailer ready for a show we are doing on the east coast. I was doing brakes and wheel bearings etc., so my time in the garage working on the "Baja Bandeeto" was limited. I got the 1964 Ford tail lights mounted onto the body. I think they look a lot better then the earlier Ford units I had mounted on it 2 years ago. Also I took the stock exhaust system stuff off and fiddled around with the old header pipes that come off the Ed Roth trike that I robbed the motor from. Had to take the wheel off the passenger side, and when I went to put it back on, the stupid lug nut bound up its threads on the wheel stud and I had to breake it to get the wheel back off. What the heck man? I chased the threads on the stud and lug nuts when I put it all together the first time? "Ugh!" I'll hit the auto parts store after work tomorrow and get a new one, and maybe put a dab of axle grease on the threads this time. A bit of a set back nothing major. what did you guys get done? Fritz