Friday, July 13, 2007

Finally sent for paint......


Meet my uncle Raveendran, he's had a passion for classic bikes and cars all his life..... and has owned many classics in his time. In his stable he has a Norton , a Triumph and a custom made copper bike as seen in the pictures. I dont have to say that he has been riding Norton and Triumph bikes before there were even called classics...keke sorry uncle... hope you dont take that the wrong way...

Anyhow all my life i have seen him restore classic cars and bikes for as a hobby and also for clients. He himself is a Morris Minor fan and has owned and refurbished a few Morris Minors before.. You can see a blue one in front of my beetle in the picture...... which has seen better days....

Its no wonder that he is currently the President of the Classic Bike Association of Malaysia....

You could say he is one of the people that influenced my love for classics too. I really appreciate his help in keeping my car in his place till i had the time and resources to send it for paint. And that day was last Saturday.... i finally got the car towed to the paint shop called Ah Wah in Teluk Pulai, Klang ....

Unfortunately the tow guy was a dud and did not secure the beetle properly.... so when taking a sharp turn into the shop area the rear driver side tyre came out of the clamp.... and the clamp ramped my new floor boards....WTF...%$%%&()...... it was hell trying the get the car or the tow clamps off.... and the rear apron got damaged in the process.... luckily the floor board seems to be ok and still look ok..... &^$##!!&*(^*(%$$...... im getting it flat bedded the next time..... in all that excitement i forgot to take my camera with me... will be going to the shop this weekend to pass a door lock lever cos i didnt realise the passenger door is locked..... pictures coming soon....

PS.... by the way my uncles custom bike is for sale ...... drop me a comment if youre interested.
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7 comments:

lived-legna said...

Congrats Mo! Another milestone huh. I'm so amazed at how you're really taking the time and effort to do up the Beetle. Does it have a name?

Anucia said...

Teluk Pulai!

That's where I live! i guess its not famous for only Bah kut teh :)

looking forward to the pics!

Pixelated Mo said...

Lived: thanks :) ....sometimes i wonder the same thing...
hmm no lah... it doesnt have a name

actually many people have asked me the same thing... shld i name it? hmmm

Anu: ...among other things... MGS ex students, :)

Fiona-Jane said...

That bike is sooooooo cool! And that car in the first picture too! I love it!

visithra said...

drooling over the bike n the car - that is one awesome bike - where did he get it built?

Pixelated Mo said...

Fi: forgot what kind of car it is.. I think that's a Rover...

Vi: He bought it like that... cant remember where the former owner built it...

Prianna said...

This comment is not about buying the bike but OH MY LORD thats a nice looking bike!