Montag, 30. August 2010


As you can see, I had some time off for summer vacation. Beautiful lake, great weather, too much sum it up: very exhausting.

In the mentime, the garage called for its first fatal victim Grind the Rabbit just couldn't get away from the left front wheel in time...poor fellow puked his intestines all over the place!

One more pic of the center console, as it is now finished and ready to install. The holes are all gone, the color is right.

Mittwoch, 4. August 2010

Inside story

Got some interior pieces ready for installation. Doorpanels, armrests and the console with lid.

Dienstag, 3. August 2010

Behind the sun

The color of the sun visors needed to be changed , apart from that the previous owner of the 'Cuda found it a good Idea to glue a mirror on the driver side sunvisor.
I've had the parts for quite a while so I could fix the new visors quickly...

Taillight housings

Since there won't be any news from the bodyshop for another month or so, I'll treat you to some small stuff. I redid the outsides of the taillight housings. I had them stripped of old paint and grime a while ago and it was hard to tell what color they actually had. From some other restorations I've seen, they seem to have a gold / copper tone to be correct.

Gold paint came out really nice! I've already done the insides in silver - it was supposed to be more like chrome but it's silver - maybee I can come up with some kind of chrome foil on the insides to get a better reflection from the lightbulbs.

Sonntag, 1. August 2010

Historic Road Racing

Took a trip to the Slovakiaring, just across the border to accompany A friend for some historic road-racing. Historical racing delivers a wonderful atmosphere of burning rubber and high octane fuel ...(actually they all run on pump gas) and is a lot of fun to watch. A swiss fellow rolled to the starting line in this beautiful reconstruction of Jerry Titus' 1971Trans-Am Firebird. Fitted with a Pontiac bigblock, which would definitely have been beyond the rules back in '71, the big bird was the fastet car on the track.

Appearing on pit lane, very much effort has went into the Pontiac to make it look exactly like the original racecar. There is a 1970 Cuda also racing in the series, made to look like Sam Poseys car but unfortunately it did not contend this weekend.

Here is Roberts Alfa Romeo Giulia tucked between a Mark 1 Escort and a Volkswagen Golf. He did very well all weekend, racing in the highly competitive 1.6 liter class.