Travel and Jetta updates

Just a quick note – I’ve updated my travel plans page.  I’m hoping to hit 3 of the 5.  Wolfsgart and Eurobuilt are near certainties barring some sort of life crisis.  H2Oi is a bit of a moonshot.

In other news, I’ve had to divert funds towards replacing my wife’s transportation.  That and a couple other unexpected expenses make it pretty unlikely that the Jetta gets back on the road this year.  Am hoping to at least get the floor patched up before the snow returns.

This is not thejohnsonshow.com, no…

This is just a tribute.

Whoever was camping out on thejohnsonshow.com let it lapse, so I’ve snagged it and pointed it at The Johnson Show 2008 gallery, restoring continuity to links for anyone looking to relive that day.  I may flesh out something a bit more substantial, scraping together various forum accounts of the day and whatever the Wayback Machine has picked up into a coherent historical record.

Floor Work Continues

Passenger rear pan looked concerning but other than a touch of surface rust it’s super clean so far.  Most of the ugly appears to have been rusty water residue (due to the seat rail) that coated the surface as pooled water evaporated.  It all feels solid when probed but I’ll get all the tar off of the front and back and get a better look just in case.

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The same can’t be said for the driver’s side. Continue reading

Damaged wheel

One of the 4 Kassel wheels I’m going to be rolling has a damaged flange.  Before pursuing repair I figured it’d be wise to throw it on an axle and spin it while recording via stationary camera to see if it was still relatively straight.  The axle moved upwards slightly on the upswing (you can see it move) but to my eye it looks like its still true.

Also the site has a YouTube channel now so that’s thing I guess.

Full Blackbird album here.