Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Got ya covered

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did.
Mark Twain
We managed to remake the door cards by tracing a combination of the two existing - rotten - ones onto some new hardboard, then cutting off all the bits that didn't look like door cards. It took quite a bit of fiddling and sawing and filing and sanding and drilling and swearing but we managed to make two perfect replicas of the door cards.

We cleaned up the other plywood interior panels which were fitted by Westfalia in Germany, 44 years ago. They were never covered by anything besides a thin coat of varnish and looked presentable in their day I suppose. But not suitable for the new look that I am planning.

I have been saving up for a while to get a new step done in this s-l-o-o-o-o-w process. This one was not urgent really, but it was fun. And one that involved very little participation from me. Have a gander at the photos below and lemme know what ya think.

(click the pics to enlarge)

Soooo...the job done was not brilliant, nor was it quite to my specification and requirements. But the price was reasonable (I am still on a really tight budget here) and the guy was nearby so it it was convenient. I am not going to recommend him as it appears that he has gone bankrupt - quelle surprise.

Never mind - the colours are just what I wanted, the padding is delicious and the "napa leather" vinyl has a lovely feel to it. Over-all I am pretty pleased with it. Another step completed on an increasingly long road.

Thanks for visiting - next time I hope to have some news on engine upgrades and tuning improvements


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