Monday, 22 January 2018


Been a while since I posted... Over the Xmas period I build this LEGO Porsche 911 based on the 1964 model. Scale is roughly 1:13 and not a LEGO kit but designed by some enthusiast (in dark red). Over 1700 pieces and use some chromed LEGO pieces and decals to complete the look.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hazet Shop Sign with 645s

Found the original Hazet shop display on EBAY and a complete set of original 1950s 12-point flexible head wrenches (645s) on a different website. Got the tools replated and applied Hazet water transfers and after cleaning the sign mounted them. Now got a nice place on the garage wall.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Cleaning Hazet Tools

Here a  step-by-step description on how to clean your old Hazet tools:

1. Bought a pre-1965 Hazet adjustable pliers, 760. It arrived like this:

2. First step is to give it a quick wipe with a baby-wipe followed by a soak in hot soapy water:

3.  Using an old toothbrush for cleaning. Afterwards drying it:
4. There is still some paint on it so using Nitromors paintstripper next:

5. Time for another soak in hot soapy water. After drying:
6. Looking good but not shiny enough. Using metal polish (Autosol) and some fine steel wool

7. Remove excess polish and any other dirt using panel wipe (slow degreaser)
8. Finish it off by applying a Hazet water decal as per the original location

You can click the pictures above to enlarge them.
Small Hazet water decals can be purchased here -

    Friday, 26 July 2013

    En Français S'il Vous Plaît

    Lovely French VW dealer sign I bought from French website Now would be nice to find one in English too :)

    Vespa 1958 VBA1T Restoration 2

    Some N.O.S. parts for this scooter and all original nuts and bolts replated:

    Vespa repainted in the original blue grey metalic (Max Meyer code 15067) and assembly underway:

    Sunday, 17 February 2013

    1958-1959 VW Poster

    Bought this original VW poster at a German auction house specialized in auto memorabilia. It's from around 1958-1959 and in wonderful condition.