Came over to from my native Copenhagen, Denmark
to the US a few weeks ago,
and participated in the Bonneville Salt Flats LandSpeed Racing.
I even established a record..now how 'bout that !
Long story, but decided that my primary goal with my MoHo
this year, was to fix it up and make it ready for next year.
Here's just a fraction of the little and bigger things i did to it
and with LOTs of pictures...you guys like pictures, right ?!
Pimp my MoHo pictorial:
The fast and furious... and ever so dodgy.... way
to pimp up a saaaaaad looking dashboard:
it was done while still in the storage place so I
masked it up at daytime and sprayed it after the attendant left
Used wrinkle-finish paint for maximum horror-covering
Used dirt-cheapo PepBoys door-edge-'chrome'-plastic thingies
to make new chrome 'bezels'
and small don't-know-what-they-were-meant-for thingies
from Home Depot plumbing department,
as blinker-light 'bezels'
Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy...yes I know
but heeeey ; waaaaaay better than before.
Covered the bare-ugly-wood dog-house with 1/2 inch thick
rubber from Lowes. Plus a bit of the same 'chrome' thingy
around the vertical back panel rubber
Looks good, will keep things from sliding about and will reduce the
Now that's more like it
Removed the uglybugly 'gold'-leaf insert
and yet a trip to the PepBoys produced these black/chrome
I really really disliked the bare wood window 'panels'
so I covered them with some 'leather'-grain self adhesive
( to match the exterior brown )
My living room is just so more pleasant now.
YES ...I love the original lime-green
Mounted heat/noise reducing material to the inside of the doghouse
HEDMAN headers were mounted by the garage
and I added heat insulation on the HT leads
Fixed up, replaced, went through all the wiring out front.
There's two fuse-boxes and a bunch of messy wires
there for all the ad-ons
Washed and washed and washed
FINALLY after 5 weeks struggle, because of some bizarre
VIN number bloody bureaucratic idiocy,
I got it registered and I finally could put a reg plate on it
Took it up to my friends place , outside Santa Fe
where we worked with all the 'systems'
and I did a pimp-up job.
Painted the brown mid-stripe and lower parts.
Rattle-cans from Lowes
and with that looking good ( sort of )
other bits and pieces called for attention
and when that looked good ( sort of )
it was obvious that the orange plastic inserts screamed
out to be replaced
Lo and behold:
what did I find in one of the outside lower compartments
those silly thing can be pressed in 1/3 inch at the time
and there's about 120 feet of it......aurgh.
We reeeeeeeeally wanted to finish the job
so we kept going through the night
Mmmmm: the nights up there were beautiful
Now the ARGOSY looked completely terrible
so pimped that up
My friend David fixed that notoriously horrible door lock.
I found a box of probably 4 dismantled handle/locks etc
in a box, and David found enough part to make one
functional out of that
Fixed a couple of windscreen stone-chips...with some luck
I kept painting and fixing up details
while David went through the systems
Everything seemed OK, except for the generator
It turns and makes no undue noises, but won't start.
Should be fixable.
I've been working on it now for two weeks
probably 10 hours a day, fixing a billion things from
windscreen wipers and washer... to the electric step.
It hasn't got the original steps but the Kwik Steps ( is that the name (?)).
The whole pimp-up thing really has improved the appearance of the
It looked kind'a sad before, while now it looks sharp, I'd say
with the new brown, new orange
and the front black fixed up