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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bostig Arrival

Most of my Bostig engine conversion kit arrived here on Friday:

Lots of cool, custom fabricated, and generally blingy parts were found within:

The few remaining boxes should arrive tomorrow, but in the meantime, I was able to make a little bit of progress on the conversion today. Behold the sexy new adapter plate in position:

Mind you, I still haven't finished putting the van back together yet, but it looks like another week or so will pass before I do. You see, in addition to that boneheaded missed spot I wrote about a few days ago, I've since noticed a few other areas on the body that my second coat could have done a better job of, well, coating. 

Anything worth doing is worth doing right, so I've decided to put down one more good solid coat of Monstaliner before calling the exterior done, and since it will take a week or so for the new batch of textured goodness to arrive, I'll be tabling that end of things in the meantime and getting into the engine conversion.

I'm not wild about starting a new project without first finishing the previous one, but I also don't want to sit on my thumbs doing nothing all week while waiting for the Monstaliner shipment to arrive. So it goes.


  1. There is nothing wrong with having the engine sitting there, ready to hang when you are ready to hang it!
    Plus I'll bet there there are things on the drawing board for the inside....

  2. One of the challenges of painting something close to the original color is finding the missed spots. Hopefully you'll find all yours before starting that third coat. I think having the engine to play with in the meantime will help you be more ready to paint again.

  3. The entire van is a project, no use worrying about holding off doing parts of that larger project due to waiting to finish another part.

    I'm curious though, as I'm still trying to catch up with the past blog posts (I'm still in 2012) with the Vanagon, how do you intend to get your power for things like your laptop and so on?

    I assume you intend to do some sort of battery set up but if so, how do you intend to get enough juice to keep them charged with out driving all the time?


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