Okay, the gas prices are high, the IBG is running maximum, the financials are limited, so what do you do as a industrious young man? Just repair the cheap old ones and fix them like they were new. Every verhicle in holland over 25 years of age is exempted from road tax. Special oldtimer insurrance is less then 100E per year. A conversion to LPG makes the oldtimer a real affordable nice student car!
Floss kicking the 1981 Suzuki through the mountains of Austria. Did a engine rebuild on it and gave it its original "Iceland Blue Metallic" lustre back.
Fiat 500 from 1973, owned by G.J. , in the improvised spraying cabine. Note that even all the small parts are painted like new. Collor is the same as the taxi's in Germany.
Volkswagen Transporter T3 from 1982, owned by J.P., stripped, welded, hammered, primered, filled and sprayed in twotone "Ultra Marine Blue" and "Traffic White".
A Volkswagen Transporter T2, builded in 1971. This one is owned by me. The hours spend on it working is actually more than the hours of driving... Full engine rebuild, did many welding on it, including a replacement of its 'krokant' chassis beam. Sprayed it fully, inside and out, redecked its sliding roof (remember the terrorists in the 'Back to the future' filmclassic) and rewired the whole thing. Note the possible 'orangeapple' effect in the paint when you spray it too thick. It can be grinded out and polished again, but thats a timeconsuming (and boring) activity. Because the engine is air cooled a LPG conversion is not regular, as normally the cooling water is used to feed the gas evaporator. To overcome this i drilled 2 holes in the exhaust and put in a copper pipe. This pipe acts as an heat exchanger and in combination with a little electrical pump and a jerrycan as reservoir it can feed the evaporator in a legal, RDW aproved way!