Prepping the outer 11″ of cargo floor for replacement. Welded the gutter section and started patching holes around the ‘Samba’ windows. (lots of fine-tuning left with these welds)
…in the left picture does not belong. 10 points if you guessed an axle from an ’01 Jetta TDI. The cheap chinese re-manufactured shaft that I had installed in Rochester finially let go on the way to lunch. Luckily I coasted to a stop directly in front of the local NAPA store/distribution center.(What are the odds?!) I walked across the street, got a new axle, called the tow truck, got towed home, replaced the axle, and was back at my desk programming by 3:30. All in a day’s work.
A guy came into our parking lot at work looking for a (now abandoned) flooring company. His ’72 Beetle then refused to start and a coworker alerted me to the stranded VW. We worked it out (flooded) and he let me take a picture (left) of his MATCHING dealer sticker for reference. The bus’s sticker (right) is barely legible. What are the odds?
…from the VW plant in Hannover, Germany. SB = See Blau = Lake Blue (or as US VW dealers translated it…Sea Blue