As part of the resto work on our VW T25 I needed to make a new front cab headlining. The old one was a bit dried out, battered and yellowed with age so I decided a replacement was in order.
The only problem was I had a job to find anyone selling them, so that meant getting the sewing machine out and doing it myself which I've turned into another Car DIY tutorial.
Our work van passed its MOT on Monday (yay!)- but the test showed it was in serious need of some new brake pads (not so yay). So here's a quick photo demo of Matt showing you how to change the front brake pads on a Volkswagen T25 van.
I've hardly had time to write through July as we've been busy trying to balance customer projects with working on our own vehicles.
As usual (because we never know when to stop- on our own stuff, that is) a small job has turned into something waaay bigger than originally planned, consuming all our free time (not to mention cash) for the last month and a half.
Learning to work on your own car can be an awesome experience. Don't believe me? Check out these three reasons why you should consider it.
Welcome back to Car Resto 101, where we explore the various stages of restoring a car in greater detail. Last time I took a look at the pros and cons of abrasive blasting a car- whether it's really necessary and how you could go about doing it yourself.
The engine is the most important part of any car- after all, it's what makes it go and you wouldn't have much of a car without one.
A long, long time ago when Matt was 16 he bought his first project car- a classic mini in British racing green. It cost him £1200 and, as he quickly discovered, was made from 90% expanding foam and newspaper.
Disclaimer: “Sandblasting” is actually illegal- using silica sand as a blasting media has been banned in the UK for over 10 years now (because it causes a horrific lung disease) as well as in many other European countries.
It's always amazed me how different things are with cars depending on what country you're in. In the UK, for instance, we drive on the left hand side (a little throwback from when people drove horses and carts).
When you're learning a new skill, like how to do stuff on your car, it's really easy to pick up bad habits, and without someone to point it out straight away you could go on forever without even realising you have them.
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