Blake has a Volkswagen Cabriolet circa 1989. He has been reconstructing it from a rather deconstructed state. Here is his record of the beginnings.
We were able to get the convertible top back in place and the exhaust unbolted from the exhaust manifold just the other day. All the belts and hoses have been procured along with a new water pump.
I think Blake is one of those peculiar fellows who likes a project that is loaded with seeming insurmountable problems. He likes to know how his vehicles work from the ground up and I full expect to see him roll up in his cabby sometime in the near future.
Enjoyed being a part of this fiasco with you brother.