While there hasn’t been an update on our project C10 lately, I can assure you a lot has been done. We’ve been feverishly working to get the panels straight, gaps consistent and surfaces flat (I’ve got a lengthy post about this later). All of this, to me, is like watching paint dry. It’s tedious, time consuming, boring to watch and for the most part write about; but the results will be well worth it in the finished product. With that said, I decided to take a break from what has become the norm in our shop and spend time sorting out little things like the alternator. Continue Reading

But it seems that it’s often overlooked, even by myself. I guess it makes sense, it’s covered and honestly pretty hard to see once the truck is all buttoned up. Unfortunately for me, as soon as I removed the outer cowl panel it became pretty obvious that there were problems that couldn’t be seen from outside of the truck. And it only got better after the area was media blasted, exposing large cancerous areas that couldn’t be ignored. So I did what I do best, tear into the truck even further. Continue Reading

This past April the Scenic City Volks Folks hosted their 18th annual Bug-A-Palüza. It’s a family friendly weekend event hosted in the wonderful city of East Ridge, Tennessee filled with Volkswagens both old and new. Traditionally the event was geared more toward aircooled cars, but in recent years has seen an abundance of watercooled vehicles as well. Having owned both (and still own one of each) it’s a fun event that’s constantly growing. Even better is that the swap meet gets bigger every year!   Continue Reading

I’ve really been slacking on updates lately with both the events and the progress that’s been made on the C10. These pictures have been sitting in my hard drive ready to upload for over a month now and I’m just getting to posting them. As far as the cruise in goes, this year was really something. Coker tire quit hosting the fall cruise in and I think that may have to do something with the turn out – it was huge! Tons of cars from all over the area, so much in fact that I felt slightly overwhelmed. I think that may reflect in my pictures, with as many cars as there were this year I only shot pictures of a select few that caught my eye. Continue Reading

I wasn’t around when this car was new, or when dog dish hub caps were the first thing that were taken off of a new car. However, when I bought this car three years ago I fell in love with the color matched wheels and factory hub caps. One of the first (and only) things that got upgraded on the car was the brakes and suspension, installing dropped spindles and disc brakes. Only problem was, when I put the disc brakes on, my beloved color matched wheels no longer fit. The larger brakes were too big for the factory 14″ steelies. Continue Reading