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Steve October 18th, 2010 06:42 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Damn Mike, I had no idea this project was gonna make this cool of a turn. Amazing work!
:bow:

tirezan October 18th, 2010 06:52 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 484293)
Here is the progress from this eve. I had most of this on the cam tonight. Fun. I am going to down grade it to PG tomorrow with VW emblem nipple covers. HEHE

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop293.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop294.jpg

:dancing::dancing: Make them cog emblems. PLEASE!!!!!:panic::panic::panic:

Palepainter October 18th, 2010 08:47 PM

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Most definitely.

DRTSLNGER4 October 19th, 2010 04:55 AM

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I'm running out of words to use for this build !!! Amazing work and imagination Mike.it's really looking Great :bow: I can't wait to see more

V8SuperBeetle October 19th, 2010 05:39 AM

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BAD ASS! See, I knew you would be passing me up in the paint department. Awesome artwork. Can't wait to see it all come together.

fernon October 19th, 2010 01:12 PM

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Nice airbrush work... The paint job really pulled this build together. I enjoyed wathcing this build thread. Great Job...
:bow: :bow: :bow:
What color green are you using???



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Palepainter October 19th, 2010 02:04 PM

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I mixed it off the bench. A little of this...a little of that...Drink a beer...a little more of this and then spray out card. Finally got what I was looking for. Made a gallon in the process. HEHEHE

tirezan October 19th, 2010 03:12 PM

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Hi MIke, I called George and told him all about your car as best humanly possible since he has no internet. He was very enthused and decided your car needs one of his hand made VW cog shifer knobs. :dancing: Hows that sound? :grin:

bugdust October 19th, 2010 03:41 PM

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Fuck me running!! I can't roll over now. :bow::bow::bow:

denisesewa October 19th, 2010 03:50 PM

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This makes me proud to live in Colorado ( among other things), You are an awesome talent.
Sure glad Rat rods are acceptable or I'd just give up now.
"D"

Palepainter October 19th, 2010 03:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tirezan (Post 484413)
Hi MIke, I called George and told him all about your car as best humanly possible since he has no internet. He was very enthused and decided your car needs one of his hand made VW cog shifer knobs. :dancing: Hows that sound? :grin:


Man, it sounds very cool!!:bow::bow:

I am digging the possibilities. One issue, I have a Scat T handle shifter with lock out. It can't be much higher profile or it would interfere with my dash when shifting into 1st and 3rd.

Palepainter October 19th, 2010 03:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by denisesewa (Post 484422)
This makes me proud to live in Colorado ( among other things), You are an awesome talent.
Sure glad Rat rods are acceptable or I'd just give up now.
"D"

Thank you. When I get this baby about to rollout for the first time, I am going to throw a hell of a party! I will be sure to post it on the Colorado Group.

denisesewa October 19th, 2010 05:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 484425)
Thank you. When I get this baby about to rollout for the first time, I am going to throw a hell of a party! I will be sure to post it on the Colorado Group.

Uh, Which Colorado group? ( I'm new to CO. )

Palepainter October 19th, 2010 06:33 PM

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Here ya go.
http://www.volksrods.com/forum/group.php?groupid=18

I got the deck lid finished and cleared today, got the nip protection on all the right places. :) I also blasted and sprayed a bunch of exterior pieces, handles, mirror and etc.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop295.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop296.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop297.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop298.jpg

purplemyth October 19th, 2010 06:46 PM

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I can only say...................
Freakin AWESOMELY WICKED! She's down right scary now cleared!
:bow:

tirezan October 19th, 2010 07:01 PM

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OH BABY!!!!! I love it !!!!

jthw8 October 19th, 2010 07:33 PM

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stunning...absolutely stunning....if you ever wanna vacation at the Jersey Shore I'll get ya hooked up at the in-laws place...just gotta bring your brush and play with the Wartburg in your spare time ;)

BEERcobra October 20th, 2010 04:29 AM

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Iv airbrushed before and the skill you have is what iv always dreamed of becoming. (but never will :smilespin:)

IM blown away on not only the airbrushing but how you can get the faces to look alive. theres so many ways to screw up a face to make it look 2d,cartoony,blank, or unbalanced.

you nailed the look and from what i seen of your other work it comes very natural to you. Natural is more important than skill IMO but you have both. :bow::bow::bow:

V8SuperBeetle October 20th, 2010 08:17 AM

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It's amazing how deep the clear made your artwork look. Nice work!

Palepainter October 20th, 2010 05:47 PM

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Thanks for the kind words guys. I have been inspired by many here. I think the biggest thing I had going into the project was almost 2 years of planning and dreaming. I watched some great rides come to life here in the 5 years I have been hanging out.

Here are some shots from this eve. I reassembled the the handles. and mirrors. I then started to paint the rear brake lights. I sand blasted the brackets and housings. I scotch brited the lens. Then I masked it off in rows of 1/4 in tape and cut out the "black out" lines. I used plastic spray primer under the drab paint. I like the way it looks. It helps to break up the maltese a bit and not so obvious now.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop299.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop300.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop301.jpg

hotrodgary October 21st, 2010 04:50 AM

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Looks great, You may have posted already but what green is that, looks really similar to what I was considering for mine. -Gary

Palepainter October 21st, 2010 06:09 AM

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Gary,
It is a bench mix. I just kept throwing shit in off of the mixer until I got it. I mixed enough for future mishaps and miscellaneous parts.

Palepainter October 21st, 2010 08:08 PM

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This evening, I sanded down the trunk area and taped off the paint and undercoated it all. It will be a nice compliment to some nicely painted tank and other goodies.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop302.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop303.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop304.jpg

markh October 22nd, 2010 06:54 AM

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The car, paint and personal touches are looking great...you do some amazing work. Oh and by the way, received the DVD on the taillights...really cool, helps a bunch.

Secondly, if any of you have not checked out Mike's website...you are really missing something, guy has crazy skills.

Looking forward to seeing the Zombie Killer all put together.

richmc302 October 24th, 2010 05:34 AM

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i read this from front to back and must say :bow:!!!! cant wait to see it put together.

Palepainter October 24th, 2010 07:17 AM

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Thanks guys. I am taking a bit of time off this weekend to get prepared for winter on the property. I did manage to do a bit of assembly on the rear of the car before the body is attached to the chassis. I will try to get a pic up later today.

Palepainter October 25th, 2010 06:44 PM

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Ordered my Upol Raptor Liner kit for the floor pan today. I will be spraying that this week and preparing the body for attachment as soon as all my new gaskets and seals arrive. Maybe the body on the pan this weekend.

V8SuperBeetle October 26th, 2010 06:57 AM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 485383)
Ordered my Upol Raptor Liner kit for the floor pan today. I will be spraying that this week and preparing the body for attachment as soon as all my new gaskets and seals arrive. Maybe the body on the pan this weekend.

:thumbsup:

Mock1racer October 26th, 2010 07:45 AM

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That is seriously BAS FREAKIN ASS!!!
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Palepainter October 30th, 2010 06:13 PM

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Thanks for the kind words and Thank you West Coast Metric. I got all my seals on Fri. Weeee. So today I put in the deck lid seal and the front trunk seal. I also got the rest of the Raptor liner sprayed on the inside of the car's front bulkhead. I also undercoated in the rear.

I bead blasted the master cylinder and also the pedals then painted the pedals. Got everything hooked up before I had to perform a yoga position to get them in when the body was attached. If you have ever replaced pedals, you know what I am talking about.

Tomorrow after noon, the pan meets the body for the first time in a while. I got busy this past few weeks and need the shop space. So I am kind of advancing my schedule a bit. But, I will be able to work around it.

I also found a guy not far who says he can handle the windshield chop. Weee. I ordered new aftermarket glass for it.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop305.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop306.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop307.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop308.jpg

pat808 October 30th, 2010 11:44 PM

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aloha bro, i been following your build.man she is looking killer!!! im digging the whole zombie theme keep up the great work!! aloha pat

Palepainter October 31st, 2010 01:31 PM

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Got the body on the pan. Started the art on the gas tank. Next, yanking out the rear end and getting wheels painted or powdercoated.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop309.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop310.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop311.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop312.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop313.jpg

BEERcobra October 31st, 2010 02:13 PM

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Now I want a zombie killing car :crybaby:

Great work!

DRTSLNGER4 October 31st, 2010 03:20 PM

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HELL YEAH!!!! the Zombie Killer rolls Looks great bro :bow:

Palepainter October 31st, 2010 05:40 PM

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Couldn't stop. I had to mount the rear deck lid.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop314.jpg

tirezan October 31st, 2010 07:11 PM

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DAMN !!!! That is bitchin.:thumbsup::thumbsup: I cant wait to see more.:dancing: I am really anxious to see the hood.:bow::bow::bow:

detroit73super November 1st, 2010 03:55 AM

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lovin' it man....

purplemyth November 1st, 2010 06:41 AM

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Um,,, did you leave a red strip under the rear apron for a reason? Or is that an actual red stripe?

But I'm liking the whole thing Mike!
Now what's the design for the front hood gonna be?

V8SuperBeetle November 1st, 2010 06:47 AM

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I really like how the ass end looks. Nice job on the body lines. Keep it coming!

Palepainter November 1st, 2010 07:57 AM

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Carlene,

It is a red stripe that separates the black and green. :)
No art on the hood. All black. The art is under the hood with the other details.

purplemyth November 1st, 2010 08:05 AM

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Ahhh, ok, figured I'd ask :)

richmc302 November 2nd, 2010 02:41 PM

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sweet to death..

tirezan November 2nd, 2010 07:07 PM

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Do you still plan to use the custom cog emblem on the hood?:panic:

Palepainter November 2nd, 2010 07:18 PM

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Oh ya bro. I am painting it this week with the hood. Maybe tomorrow.

Got the tank about ready to permanently mount.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop315.jpg

tirezan November 2nd, 2010 07:43 PM

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SWEET !!!!! Your work is an inspiration to us all:bow::bow::bow:. KEEP IT UP !!!!:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:: chillin: George and I both will be honored to see the emblem used on this Volksrod work of art.:smilespin:

bluehormachea November 2nd, 2010 09:10 PM

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:thumbsup:

V8SuperBeetle November 3rd, 2010 11:57 AM

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Dammit, slow it down and stop doing such badass artwork! You're making us look bad! :funny:

Bang up job as always! :bow:

Question, since you live a generally cold area and you seem like you know your stuff when it comes to paint. What temp activator did you use for your paint? I ask cause I'm using a med temp, 70-80. My 70-80 temp days are numbered. Should I worry about anything if I heat my garage but the temp isn't exactly 70. Say 65. Wont it just cure a little slower and perhaps make my paint lay flatter. :Idunno:

Palepainter November 3rd, 2010 01:22 PM

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I use mid temp. I spray between 58-68 range for the most part, even with heat. I like it slower, it flows better. I just give it more time between coats. Not much wetsanding needed when it flows out nice.

V8SuperBeetle November 3rd, 2010 01:54 PM

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Cool man. Thanks.

Palepainter November 3rd, 2010 06:22 PM

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Got the hood and a few more misc parts painted tonight. I also got the front bumper ready for primer and paint.


http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop317.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop318.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop319.jpg

V8SuperBeetle November 4th, 2010 12:19 PM

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Looks good! Will the bumper be the green?

Palepainter November 4th, 2010 01:32 PM

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Black on the bumpers, side rails and roof rack. Black wheels too. No bling.

denisesewa November 4th, 2010 04:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 487161)
Black on the bumpers, side rails and roof rack. Black wheels too. No bling.

I can see nail holes in your roof in the reflection of the hood, Thats the perfect "Bling" in my book :thumbsup:

Palepainter November 4th, 2010 06:16 PM

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You are right Denisesewa. HEHEHe. The paint is a bit blingy. But that is it. lol.

Tonight I got the hood put on and got to stare at it for a while. It was good to see the hood on. The cog worked out perfectly for the hood ornament replacing the stock one. Thanks Tirezan!

I am painting the lights and bumper tomorrow after work.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop320.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop321.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop322.jpg

ThrasherBill November 5th, 2010 08:38 AM

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Wow! :bow:

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop322.jpg

V8SuperBeetle November 5th, 2010 08:43 AM

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Bad ass...

purplemyth November 5th, 2010 02:09 PM

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I've said it before and |I'll say it again~
Wickedly awesome Mike! :bow:

tirezan November 5th, 2010 03:16 PM

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:thumbsup::thumbsup: Agian I find myself with a loss of what to say other than AWESOME !!!! I am proud to see the emblem on that work of art. Your paint looks a mile deep. Definately a car Vrodders will be talking about for years to come.:bow:

Palepainter November 5th, 2010 04:34 PM

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Thanks guys. It has been a blast since I have completed all the sanding for now. I will sand and buff it after I get it all bolted up. It is pretty smooth. But a month of curing will do it some good for level sanding and buff.

Tonight I got the headlights and the bumper painted. I will bolt it up tomorrow after heading out with the family in the AM.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Palepainter November 6th, 2010 04:48 PM

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I got the front bumper and lights assembled and mounted. Then I started to prep out the side crash bars for paint.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop323.jpg

Ryan November 7th, 2010 04:50 AM

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looks great

richmc302 November 7th, 2010 03:59 PM

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:bow::bow::bow:
i really like what u did to the bumper,that thing is sic!!!!!!!!

Palepainter November 9th, 2010 04:24 PM

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Thanks Rich. I wasn't sure as I was building it. But once I got the paint on it, I was very happy with the results.

I have been prepping the doors for paint. Maybe start over the weekend. Work has really picked up this past couple of weeks.

I did get the crash bars all done and assembled. The diamond plate is just sandblasted to dull it out. I am up in the air on it.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop325.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop326.jpg

BEERcobra November 9th, 2010 04:26 PM

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get that box off there.. i got a 12 pack for you


looking good!

Palepainter November 9th, 2010 04:29 PM

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Thanks Cobra! Those will hold about 3-16 ozers. 3 Fosters nicely. I am going to have larger storage inside too. Hell, not to mention the entire roof rack. HAHAHAHA

purplemyth November 9th, 2010 04:35 PM

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How about dulling the diamond plate by spraying a subtle grey on them, them scuffing the diamonds to look more like a wear pattern or just have the tops exposed as bright alum??
That bright alum just seems like it will stand out too much~

Palepainter November 9th, 2010 04:56 PM

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I am thinking of powdercoating them black or painting them. Not sure yet. I am going to leave them as they are until the car is done then decide.

Rawbdad November 9th, 2010 06:26 PM

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Every detail in this car is amazing. I am excited to see this in person. Great work.

V8SuperBeetle November 10th, 2010 09:50 AM

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I think the diamond plate looks good. I do think it will need more dull aluminum pieces throughout the car to tie it all in. Otherwise, it wont look cohesive.

chris shu November 10th, 2010 10:01 AM

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:thumbsup::thumbsup: amazing work...

Palepainter November 10th, 2010 03:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8SuperBeetle (Post 488354)
I think the diamond plate looks good. I do think it will need more dull aluminum pieces throughout the car to tie it all in. Otherwise, it wont look cohesive.

I have been blasting all of the hardware to have a very similar finish. All of the door handle, trunk and deck lid buttons and such. It may work, but not sure yet.

V8SuperBeetle November 11th, 2010 05:42 AM

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Sounds good to me. I'm sure it'll work out.

cdscowboy November 11th, 2010 09:48 PM

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I honestly haven't followed this build all that close, but damn - it's looking great!

Crazy thing is, when I first got my Bug, I thought about doing something very similar to your sidebars, only instead of an ammo box, a jerry can. So much for originality haha!

little frenchy November 11th, 2010 10:36 PM

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this bug is very cool ! good feeling and high quality , I like the job on front bumper for turn signal for example . Congrats !

Palepainter December 13th, 2010 06:25 PM

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I have overrun here at work, it is a good thing these days. I have been doing a lot of work for the NAMM show in Anaheim in Jan. Almost caught up.

I have been sorting through all of my old hardware and blasting it all up here and there. I finally got the doors painted and assembled ready to mount to the car in the next day or so. Put all new gaskets and seals in everwhere. Thanks WCM. I am trying to find some stainless countersunk metric screws for the hinges.

I have been collecting the materials for the interior. My wife has been warming up with the sewing machine. I think she is going to do fine.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop327.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop328.jpg

tirezan December 13th, 2010 06:40 PM

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Sweet Mike !!!!!!!! I have been anxiously awaiting an update on the Zombie Killer. I really like the holes in the door handles. More ,more, more................. I am glad you have pleanty of work. They starve me to death every Dec. in the tire business. The only time anyone buys a tire during this time, is if they pop one on the way to Walley Hell to get Christmas presents. Then they just buy 1 tire. Oh the joy of being self employed.P.S. Santa told me he has a little something for you.

MrChainsaw December 13th, 2010 06:48 PM

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That paint has my mouth on the floor, damn that looks amazing.

notched December 14th, 2010 06:50 AM

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WOW!! I am finally up-to-date on your build. What else can I say but... :bow: & :thumbsup:

Palepainter December 14th, 2010 07:11 PM

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Mucho Grassy Ass.

Tonight I hung the doors and did the alignment as well. Took a little bit of fudging, but got them closing nicely with the new weatherstripping. I have been bead blasting everything that is shiny. Mostly chrome, but the aluminum parts have cleaned up nicely.

I also blasted all the bezels on the instrumentation and installed them after I wetsanded and buffed the dash.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop329.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop330.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop331.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop332.jpg

V8SuperBeetle December 15th, 2010 07:53 AM

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This project just keeps getting better and better. Nice work!

Boes December 15th, 2010 11:37 AM

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I agree!
love the look of it!

Palepainter December 16th, 2010 02:07 PM

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I got the steering wheel and column assembly all blasted and painted last evening. I put it all together at lunch today.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop333.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop334.jpg

mikeridesbikes December 16th, 2010 02:52 PM

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haha, the car looks sooo mean, but then the front bumper kinda takes away from it. maybe if it had teeth dripping with blood or something. fantastic build none the less.

Palepainter December 16th, 2010 03:27 PM

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Thanks! The bumper grew on me. The cool thing is I can make any bumper I want in the future, in case I have to build a cow catcher in the front to take care of the zombie horde. :)

AirheadZim December 16th, 2010 03:40 PM

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Bruddah that is one fine ride!!!:bow::clapping::grin::thumbsup:

fernon December 16th, 2010 05:18 PM

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Nice to see this thing come together, you have been doing a great job with it. Still loving the GREEN. Keep up the great work.



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MatteBlack December 17th, 2010 12:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 492676)
Thanks! The bumper grew on me. The cool thing is I can make any bumper I want in the future, in case I have to build a cow catcher in the front to take care of the zombie horde. :)

Might I suggest a "front wing/death plow"

Palepainter December 17th, 2010 01:12 PM

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Thanks guys.
I tore down the ragtop for a rebuild and freshening up of paint. Missing a few plastic rollers. Need to head to Home Depot to find something that may work. I have to work this weekend, so not much on the car till the holidays I would imagine.

tirezan December 17th, 2010 08:45 PM

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"Something wicked this way comes." Great progress Mike!!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Palepainter December 18th, 2010 07:13 PM

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Today I got a few hours in after work. I managed to chop the wiper arms. I installed the wiper mechanism after a good cleaning and paintwork. I also blasted a bunch of pieces for the ragtop.

I put the drivers seat in and sat in it for a while and made some Vrrrooomm Vrooom noises for a while. :) I installed the rear view mirror to see how far down it hung. Kind of low, do not know what to do just yet.

I also chopped the visors down and made them out of the diamond plate. I installed the passenger side tonight, but didn't get pic. I will get one tomorrow.

Finally, I did some photoshopping to get a feel for the future black wheels. I am still looking for some decent street slicks for the rear 12 in wide wheels.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop335.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop336.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop337.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop338.jpg

Palepainter December 19th, 2010 04:44 PM

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I blasted for about 3 hours today on more miscellaneous parts and bolts. Got the entire ragtop section ready for paint. I finished up the visors. Mounted them. I am going to paint the frame work of the visors as well.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop339.jpg

Al Low Ha December 20th, 2010 11:43 AM

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Hey Painter...you better slow down Bruddah! You're going to work yourself right out of a project..LOL!! The General is turning out SO Rad! Great build!
Aloha
p.s.,Watch your forehead on those sunvisors!!

Palepainter December 20th, 2010 12:20 PM

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Thanks Al. I had given that much consideration. When they are in the up position, I have a better chance of cracking my head on the rag opening. :) When they are down, they should help keep zombies from breaking through the glass.:stoned::stoned:

bigguy December 20th, 2010 12:36 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
To bad you cant follow the contour of the roof line to make it flow better.

V8SuperBeetle December 20th, 2010 12:56 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Those visors kick ass!

c1run1 December 20th, 2010 03:47 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Wow bud , she came out really nice ! i love the door handles to !!

Palepainter December 20th, 2010 03:53 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Grassy ass!!! I have some cool stuff planned for the seats. The same theme will carry over into the floorboards and rear seating area and storage. I will dig up the sketches later on and post them.

Palepainter December 23rd, 2010 04:53 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
I got a bunch of parts painted out today. Black on black. Now I have to find small windshield wiper blades. Anyone have any ideas. I am thinking 8in blades would work great. I googled, but no luck.

I also put in the rear glass. :panic:

AirheadZim December 23rd, 2010 04:58 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Hey Mike...back window wipers of SUV's are short like that.

carcentric December 23rd, 2010 04:58 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 493435)
I got a bunch of parts painted out today. Black on black. Now I have to find small windshield wiper blades. Anyone have any ideas. I am thinking 8in blades would work great. I googled, but no luck.

I also put in the rear glass. :panic:

Sprite/Midget blades

complete with arms

:hello:


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