So, as previously mentioned, Ruby is with Accrington Beetles and Campers, having her rear end and undercarriage fettled.
A fortnight in, and things look like this:
Engine is out!
The bumper had just a leeeetle bit of oil on it:
The engine is off to be rebuilt this week.
Exhaust is off too, and going to be replaced with a Vintage Speed one.
Then it was off with the front wheels and the steering box:
Last time I saw a dashboard like this, it was because someone had broken into my Fiat 500 and stolen my airbags and seatbelts, even down to the steering wheel in the footwell…
So the box and column are now out, ready to be sent down to Simon for refurb:
Leaving Dave with a footless Ruby to continue fettling.
Of course, it would have been rude when visiting not to say hello to Carmen and Ringo from Vintage VWs 4 Hire: