Jesper’s corner

Everything is getting into place now. I have build a shelf, a table and even bought a tool trolley so the tools are in order. I’m ready to present my corner of the workshop: Before moving everything I had an ambition to catalog all the parts – so I could find …

Bob the builder

To have the best setup for the work I’m going to do on the car, the first thing I needed was to build some furniture for the new place: A shelf for storage A long table to work at A dolly to place the body on so I could roll …

Moving to a new workshop

For 5 years I have been sharing the workshop in Gørløse together with my good friend Petar and even though we have had some good times there with the cars – we have not used it enough, and our projects are not nearly as long underway as we had hoped. So …

The return to Gørløse

Last couple of months has been fantastic for Camilla and I because we became parents to little Ursula – a perfect little girls that has taken focus from everything else – even the ’69 beetle! But meanwhile Henrik finished up closing some holes in the dashboard and test-mounting doors and lids to …

Finishing up the body work

Since my last update we have been through Christmas and New Years, so the project has been moving slowly for a while. But now Henrik has picked up the pace and are now finishing up his work on the body.   Major areas of the ’69 beetle has been replaced and …

Many layers of paint

Jyderup Sandblæseri has done a fine job of sandblasting the car, but in the areas made with thin sheet metal they were unable to blast due to the risk of denting. This gave me an opportunity to go into work. Also the floor pans have been replaced. 

Replacing iron

There has been nice progress on my ’69 beetle since the last update. Henrik has among other things changed the heaterchannels, the wheel hoursing and the front is almost completely replaced. 

Everything revealed

Yesterday my 69 beetle was finished being sandblasted and ready to go to the next step in the process. Therefore it was transported from Jyderup Sandblæseri to Pladewerket near Ringsted where Henrik is going to give it a lot of love (and new iron) the next couple of months. I was very …

Pickup

Then came the day where my ’69 beetle was picked up and taken to sandblasting and after that some serious body work. The guy who is helping med is Henrik Hansen from “Pladewerket”. We started early and within an hour the car was packed and ready to go on the bed of Henriks Type …

Sandblasting in one day!

After having been to a nice baptism party in the daytime – Camilla offered to join me in the workshop for some last minute hard work to get the car ready for the morning – a very welcome help indeed! While I worked on removing the last of the undercoating …