Thursday, May 9, 2013


Mirror mirror on the notch, who's the fairest VW of them all. Well Notch of course! I got this great NOS accessory Blendschutz für Rückblickspiegel - Type3 rearview mirror shade from Wolfgang of WolfParts fame. Thanks Woffe!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Progress On Variant Project

I've been using about half of the time I spend in the garage on the Variant project and other half on my new hobby single/fixed speed bikes. So Variant has slow but quite steady progress, unfortunately most of it has been dismantling. But I have welded some spots to keep also project moving forward and my spirit high. Right hand side heater channel was in very bad condition, so I made replacement piece of the inner sheet, bolted it to the pan and welded it to thin piece what was usable of the original steel. While scraping the under seal (which I deeply hate) off from the right front wheel housing, I needed to remake a patch under the front bumper mount, as the bumper mount was welded in so badly that almost dropped off only by tweaking it with a screwdriver. So I suspected the patch was not done very well either, but it wasn't actually that bad, but still it had some unpainted excess material left inside the spare wheel dwell, so it had already started rusting between the two sheets of steel. The drivers door had also multiple patches welded on top of each other so I decided to cut out 8 cm from the bottom.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sand Rail

It's about 4000km to the closest desert from Joensuu, but anyway every man should have one of these. Jari acquired one of the Finlands first sand rails. I remember it was featured in finnish magazine Street&Race back in 1993.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Flash Back, My Ex '54

This was a fun&cool car. I had it around 2007-2009. Dimmed the paint and slammed it. Rolled on chromed 5-spokes and later on CalParts painted gold wiht huge flakes. Had a 30hp engine and polished Porsche 356 A brakes on it.

-3cm "ground clearance"!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Progress at a DWL Garage...

...not at my garage though, unfortunately. But Mikko has been busy with his new toy, a Split Screen van. During past month or so, it has changed color from pink and gray(?!?!) to white and orange (Lamborghini arancio atlas). Very nice I must admit. At the same time Jari's '65 custom bug is starting remind about Pascal Meslet's drawings, not a bad thing either. Nice exception to current mainstream VW building Trends, don't you think?

Monday, October 1, 2012

TL Out-> Variant In ->

I traded my '67 TL to '66 Variant. It's a project but I've wanted a Squareback for a long time. So when one popped up for sale about 90km from where I live I had take a look and ended up owning it. The seller was a friend of mine, and he wanted a driver instead, so we traded our typ3's.
Variant is a project but major welding has done, so it's basically ready for paint & assembly. Plan is to build a 2165cc engine for it, paint it original Pearl White L87 and get it on the road for next Summer! 

I started from the front end with some cleaning. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Nederlands

I went to the Netherlands for a business trip, and just after ten minutes after leaving the airport I saw a T2 Westfalia Camper on a flat bed of a car transporter.

Then next morning I was walking one kilometer way from the hotel to our factory, I spot familiar looking race car on a display window, closer look and and I realise it is the ex Clyde Berg car. It was on the cover of april 2004 issue of the Dune Buggies And Hot VW's.

It's the VW shop called Kaag Kevers and it's located right on the backyard of our Factory. So for the next trip I'll need a bigger suitcase, lot'sa credit and little bit off spare time before 5pm. or a bit longer lunch break ;o) There where plenty of cool VW's parked on the street.