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The Workshop Hack…..

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

We have been talking about it for a while, we need a shop truck. Something that we can actually use to haul parts around as well as test and promote new products with and on.

With that in mind at the end of the summer we acquired this awesome and heavily patina’d RHD crew cab. It had been built buy our good friend Paul Pace and when we heard it was for sale it had to be ours!

In stock form the trusty wagon eventually got Ben & Emma to EBI and back but finally gave up the ghost a few weeks after. Engine was tired and shot so the planning began.

We have decided to shoehorn the motor from a heavily modified STI into our crappy old bus 😀

The engine is in fantastic shape despite being filthy, it is a much newer engine than the model of car we stole it from and appears judging by the masses of receipts to have had a lot of work done to it. In the Subaru it self this thing is crazy fast!

Then on to the fun bit strengthening the bus itself. Despite its looks the crew cab is very solid underneath but will need heavy modification to the underside to stop it twisting and braking.

The engine will be mated to a soon to be fully rebuilt Porsche G50 5 speed box. A great buy that came with a brand new clutch which I didn’t think that much of till I googled it! £700!!! ha!

And thats about where we are at the moment. More updates very soon!

Volksworld 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
    What a contrast! last years Volksworld show we were wearing T-shirts and relaxing in sunshine. This years show proved to be somewhat different! It was cold! Very cold!

    We weren’t trading at this years show but Dave and his bus were part of the RSVP and DTA club line up outside!

    Here are a few pics from the weekend!

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    A little trouble with Paul’s Crew cab on the way down!

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    Brett’s incredible Ghia!

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    Steve’s Ghia was still being worked on at 2am on the morning of the cruise down to the show!!

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    Did I mention it was cold 😉 Icicles forming on Pauls bus!

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    The full line up!

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    Despite the cold it was an awesome weekend with great friends and incredible cars! Roll on the summer!!

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