- MikeKParticipantApril 26, 2020 at 11:09 amPost count: 238
Glad Randy is well… Super Glad his shop is going strong… I’ve almost been here 20 years… Sport Car must be like 50 years old by now…. 😎
They have been around forever. His family started the business as a VW used parts business so he has been breaking down and working on cars since he was a kid. Hell, he’s even got pictures of him hanging with and racing with the Bergs back in the 80’s. Most definitely a lifer.MikeKParticipantMay 2, 2020 at 10:22 amPost count: 238
I got the front end back on the ground. Still need to put in the steering box, tie rods, etc…MikeKParticipantMay 2, 2020 at 10:42 amPost count: 238
Here’s something mildly interesting to any Porsche fans. I have a customer with Speedster #40, built in 54. One of the garnish rails which trim the tops of the doors was in poor condition and he wanted me to repair it. It was just too far gone so I pulled a pattern from the opposite side rail which was in reasonable condition and made another for the opposite side.
Comparing the two parts when I was done something looked a little off:
Hard to believe, but one rail is almost 3/4″ shorter than the other, That means one door is 3/4″ shorter than the other.
I saw Speedster 18 once it was restored and one door hinge was nearly and inch lower on one side than the other. Interesting things you find with hand built cars…MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:31 amPost count: 238
After selling the Deluxe, one of my goals is to put up a new building. I traded the hammers for shovels over the last couple of weeks and thanks to some good friends, have all the prep done to pour a foundation. My Buddy Chris from Phantom Concrete is doing the pour with his crew soon. I’m stoked to say that all the folks involved have ties to the skate/BMX scene in SOCO.
Chris in his backyard pool:MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:34 amPost count: 238
A friend of a friend excavator showed up and it just happened to turn out that he has a 76 Westy. Eli is a super nice guy and was especially helpful.MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:35 amPost count: 238
After moving some dirt around, we discovered this long abandoned foundation which had been buried. A big bonus for me as I was going to build a car port in the exact spot!MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:38 amPost count: 238
Lots of compacting, digging and double checking heights with the transit.MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:42 amPost count: 238
I welded all the rebar sections to make it easier to assemble.
And ran some conduit for power and air lines. It’s going to be nice to get the compressor out of the main shop.MikeKParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 10:46 amPost count: 238
All ready for the pour. I call it Bulli Klinik West.
Props to all the concrete workers out there. I had no idea what was involved but I’ve learned a lot including much respect for folks who do this for a living.mtnbusParticipantMay 21, 2020 at 3:44 pmPost count: 1155
After selling the Deluxe, one of my goals is to put up a new building. I traded the hammers for shovels over the last couple of weeks and thanks to some good friends, have all the prep done to pour a foundation. My Buddy Chris from Phantom Concrete is doing the pour with his crew soon. I’m stoked to say that all the folks involved have ties to the skate/BMX scene in SOCO. Chris in his backyard pool: <noscript></noscript>
Holy shit ! that pools is so badass !
great shot !
I had a 5ft mini ramp 20ft wide (metal) in my back yard for 20 years ! Just recently tore it down/burned it. It was time.
good luck with the projectMikeKParticipantJune 20, 2020 at 8:34 amPost count: 238
I’ve been making some good progress on the new shop. No VW progress, unfortunately.
Hope everyone is having a good Summer!John JonesKeymasterJune 20, 2020 at 8:56 amPost count: 6708
Way cool Mike!!!! Man you are going to love the new additional space!!! It’s awesome seeing people get soo much done during these times. And doing shit yourself, your going to have soo much less dough in it,,,, making where you live worth more money without spending that much! Getting ahead one step at a time! That’s how it’s done😁
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