Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wabi-Sabi and the Art of Volkswagen Restoration

http://randum.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/My_2008_calendar_submission-300x202.jpg

(Gus with his awning out in his North Carolina days) During the almost four years I’ve owned Gus, I’ve wrestled with the concept of restore vs. preserve. Now I enjoy a beautifully restored car as much as the next guy. …

PingBlogger PostWordPressStumbleUponTwitterShare
Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Front floor cleanup

http://randum.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/P1010003-225x300.jpg

Gus’s front floor was pretty rusty. A lot of VW buses have this problem. Luckily for Gus (and me), the rust hadn’t gone all the way through. So I busted out the trusty POR-15 products once again and got to …

PingBlogger PostWordPressStumbleUponTwitterShare
Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Dash and windshield lip restoration

http://randum.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/P1010008-225x300.jpg

I had taken Gus’s windshield out because it had a big crack in it, and I knew there was rust under the lower edge. It’s a common place for buses to rust out. I was hoping mine wouldn’t be too …

PingBlogger PostWordPressStumbleUponTwitterShare
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sad ending to a great day, part two (aka Sad Ending)

http://randum.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0515-300x225.jpg

So Colin left our house after an extremely productive day of working on Gus. After the kids were in bed, I went on the computer. For some reason I went on the Itinerant-Air-Cooled website (which Colin is a major part …

PingBlogger PostWordPressStumbleUponTwitterShare
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments