Yearly Update

Yearly Update

Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year that my beloved 1965 VW Bug has been completed. Since the presentations, I’ve had more work to do on the bug as it is still a work in progress. The following work has been done to the bug in order to keep it running great, … Continue reading

Finally done!

Finally done!

As of May 2nd, 2013, I have now completed my senior project. After months of endless work and hours spent on the bug, it is running amazingly and I am really happy with the final result. This evening I presented my bug to the panelists for my senior project and they all were very impressed. … Continue reading

The final stretch

The final stretch

April 6th – 23rd: This is the final stretch! As of today, April 23rd 2013, the bug is ALMOST finished. In the past few weeks, I have been constantly working on the bug with my mentor non-stop every weekend and weekday possible in order to get it ready for Senior Project presentations on May 2nd. … Continue reading

Roofing material? On a car…?

Roofing material? On a car…?

With spring break around the corner and just one month to finish the car, I can feel that I’m really close to finishing the car! I have been putting small detail work onto the car, such as re-painting some interior details like the steering column and even undercoating the bottom of the car. As new … Continue reading

Good parts, bad parts

Good parts, bad parts

Though I usually post videos for you guys on my progress, I decided to write up a quick post on my steady progress on the bug. More specifically, on the different parts I’ve beenĀ receivingĀ for the bug online and from my mentor. From the last video, I have now successfully put together all the fenders on … Continue reading

Back in red and white

Back in red and white

January 26th – February 2nd: We recieved the bug back from the paint shop! Once again we trailered the bug back from the paint shop and pushed into the garage. I am overall happy with the budget paint job that Ramon did for us. It’s not the same quality as a $5000 dollar job, but … Continue reading

New parts, and off to the painter

New parts, and off to the painter

January 19th 2013: We received the painted fenders from Ramon, the painter, this past Friday. I am really impressed with the quality of the paint job as we took the more affordable route of not going to a professional paint shop here in Napa. The paint in my opinion looks the same as if we … Continue reading

Degreasing, sanding, and ready for paint!

Degreasing, sanding, and ready for paint!

As of last saturday, the fenders and hoods from the bug are now getting painted. We took them to my Dad’s friend, Ramon, to paint the car in the shop he rents out here in Napa. I also picked the color, which will be a “racing red” (according to the paint code). It’s not exactly … Continue reading

Winter break progress

Winter break progress

It was winter break, so of course this meant a lot of work time with the bug. All the work I’ve been currently doing on the bug is mainly stripping it apart for the upcoming paint job it will receive. The only things that were left on the bug were the motor, along with the … Continue reading