A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Since last time I have been working on sunshades, cardboard panels at the firewall in engine compartment, rearview mirror mount, carpet adjustment and the fresh air intake pipes. The metal parts in front. The heater boxes are sent to my brother for repair. I guess we can follow the prosess in his blog later.

Unfortunatly I have been too busy to take photos of everything, but I will try to post some another day.

Yesterday I also drove the car out for a nice warm shampoo wash. I think the car enjoyed it...

I have to remember to order license plates. It is soon time for a ride!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wooden frames

I have been working on the wooden frames for about a week. After have them repaired by my friends father. He had to glue them together and make the right shape. I am very thankful for his help, and the result was very good. Then we had to grind them. What a boring job....

When I am writing this, the doors on the left side is finished, and the right side parts is ready for mounting. I took the last layer of paint before I went to bed yesterday.

The panel for the ventilation control knops is in place.

Rear door, with a luxurious ashtray.
The frame around the windshield. The most difficult piece to mount. This also appeared two number to big, but I managed to get it in place. Tight fit. Another friend of mine is making a new rear view mirror. There are no outside mirrors on the 56'.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sound insulation and carpet in floor and firewall

Carpet in place. It still needs small adjustments and the edges will be sewed. I did not buy original carpet this time. My budget says no. I think this carpet looks right.

The carpet on the tunnel is glued in place. The rest will not be glued in place, but fastened with buttons as original.

The sound insulation is glued in place. I made it in two pieces. One over the tunnel, and one big piece around.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dashboard. The last part.

This is a day I have been looking forward to for a long time. Now the wood is in place. I am really satisfied. And I am the boss!


And paint them with Arcanol. The above picture shows them covered with grey leather.
These metal frames were very rusty, so I had to sandblast them.


Front seats
From the rear door

Nice tool for textile work.