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Spookie’s restoration

After the iconic split screen had been produced for more than a decade, VW introduced the “Bay window” in 1968. Special Patrol Group member Mike carefully restored Spookie the 1972 crossover Bay over 20 years ago and carefully documented each section of the rebuild.

Hand drawn specific details have proved very useful to amateur restorers ever since and the film based photographs are there for posterity.

Mike owned and ran Spookie for 18 years with no issues during that time before selling him a few years ago. A great story of rebuilding when parts were scarce and documentation was minimal and an inspiration to us all. Anyone know the current owner?

http://www.specialpatrolgroup.co.uk/spooky/

1955 Forest find split screen

The Type 2 Owners Club welcomes all transporters from this Type 2, T1 (the split screen) up to the current T6 and the planned id Buzz.

Here is a short video on a group of friends who rescued a split screen from a Swedish forest.

 

 

Changing your lock to fit your key

Have you ever been frustrated at having multiple keys for the locks on your Volkswagen?

Now with this short video, you can remove the lock and barrel from your vehicle and change the lock to fit your ignition key so that you end up with a single key operating the entire vehicle.

And best of all, you use the existing parts meaning that you should be able to do this for free.

Have you ever wondered about the link between voltage and percentage charge? A percentage charge is just using the voltage to show how “full” is the battery.

Don’t let your voltage drop too low, and if the battery is not a real deep cycle leisure battery, keep it green.

Installing your own headlining

For those who are brave enough, you can fit your own headlining in your Type 2.

I plan on having a go at this although I suspect it will look like Nora Batty’s stockings, but here’s the video on how to do it: