im gunna have another go at this. previous thread was a bit rubbish so ile start again. this is all copied and pasted from another forum, until the point it gets up to date.
bear in mind i bought this car in nov 2006, and me and it have come a LONG was since then. in that time ive moved workshop 3 times, house twice, been homeless, unempolyed and destitute, had a major relationship break down, yet ive still kept it and kept at it, despite waivering and putting it up for sale a few times. ive now decided i owe it to myself and to it to finish it. this year if i can.
so, here we go, i have beer, lots of punk rock on iTunes and a comfy chair, lets see how far we get tonight! i started the thread i have for it on retro rides in nov 2007, so that is where we will begin-
Aug 3, 2007-
a bit of history on the car. I bought it last november. at the time, I had a '66 13 window deluxe splitscreen van- you know, my really, really low white one. id got a bit fed up with VWs, so I sold it, bought this model A, and got 2 grand change. shows how crazy the price of vws is these days, as my bus was pretty rough. when I collected it looked like this-
the spec was-
'28 A sedan body, '31 model A visor, 'glass deuce style dash. repro bonnet, loverd ally sides, original 30-31 A grille shell. body was essentially rustfree and original.
boxed chassis with frame horns, kicked 6" at the back, box section rear crossmember, stock front.
3.5L rover v8, 5 speed manual, lightened flywheel, new clutch, malloy unilite dizzy, offenhauser manifold, holley carb, pop browns blockhugger headers.
chevy 10 bolt rear axle, austin somerset 16" steels, hung on ladder bars and coilovers with panhard rod.
VCW 4" dropped model A i-beam, tci hairpins, posies reverse eye spring, transit spindles, cortina discs, hillman minx 15" steels, cowl steer with vw steering box.
morris minor wheel, triumph seats.
sounds good yes? well, I only wanted about half of it!!
but at the price, it was too good to pass up, I sold on a lot of bits, and directed some towards other projects.