Brothers POJ

  Twenty years ago, my brother thought it would be cool and economical to restore a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.  So he bought one for $300.  It sat in a three-quarter length shed, with its butt sticking out for about 18 years.  Then, with nothing better to do one weekend, we drug the old junker (lets just call it POJ) over to his house and mounted it into the corner of his garage.

Then, a year or so later, on another day when nothing needed our attention, we made another leap in progress.  On that day, we drug another old junker (a Karmen Ghia with a smashed front) to a friend of his.  This friend is in the bug business and was willing to trade the junker ghia for another junker beetle.  The objective was to get two junker bugs (my brother's original POJ - and his friend's Beater Beetle) so my brother could put one two junkers together to make one junker.  Well this day, we used the tractor to drag the junker ghia over to the bug guy's house and returned with the Beater Beetle.

So my brother has spent the last year and a half  preparing POJ to be a VW Concours Winner.  It will be a 1966 (or 1967 or 1968 - I can't remember) classic convertible.  But first, it needs some work.


  My brother has done some good work thus far on POJ.  Here you see its chassis.  This one is actually from Beater Beetle, which is seen in the background.  The chassis is configured for a quick series of test drives to validate the chassis integrity, transmission operation, steering accuracy, and front brake operations.  Note the steering wheel support 2x4.  You may also note the test fuel tank (an old quart oil bottle) right above the 6V battery. POJ Chassis

  Me on my return from Test Drive #4 Here, you see yours truly at the end of the fourth test drive, hoping the binders would bind. It takes a brave soul to sit in the untethered lawn chair, hold the steering wheel up (the 2x4 was pretty ineffective), and pump the brakes which operated on the front wheels only.

Test Results: Outstanding Success!!

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