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Cutman February 17th, 2009 10:07 AM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Just read the entire thread.... I am hooked! The "wiat and see" stuff is killin' me!!!

bugdust February 18th, 2009 07:44 AM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Looks great!! Thanks for the pics. :thumbsup:

I'll probably build my own hinge set-up when I do mine because I have a little different requirement for what I want. I'll design it in 3D, build a fixture, then the hinges.

fernon February 18th, 2009 08:47 AM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
No prob Bugdust, always glad to help you out...

purplepeopleeater February 18th, 2009 12:53 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
wow, makes me kinda want a volksrod...i have that summer itch now.

66 Shorty February 18th, 2009 12:56 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Are those hinges adjustable at all. I mean after it's all adjusted & welded in, is there any way to "fine tune" them afterward if you need to?

fernon February 18th, 2009 01:06 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
With a sawsall and a welder you can adjust anything!!!
:funny: :funny: :funny:
Yes there is some adjustment in them, we also slotted the brackets so that we can adjust them more if needed. Like everything else, if it's Kustom you just can't bolt it on.

fernon February 18th, 2009 01:09 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by purplepeopleeater (Post 382234)
wow, makes me kinda want a volksrod...i have that summer itch now.

If you have an itch a V-Rod will definatly make you scratch. (either your head or your ass...)
:funny: :funny: :funny:

kremy5 February 24th, 2009 12:20 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
you got that right ,hey the car looks great ,ive been gone for awhile

bluelabel1927 February 28th, 2009 12:18 PM

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good work fernon. lookin sick. Way better than my heap!

c1run1 March 1st, 2009 12:53 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Looking great!
I also see your working in shorts , and i'm shoveling snow .. :blink:

fernon March 1st, 2009 06:19 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Holy Shite

Another wait and see is being revealed, it's funny we have spent so much time getting rid of all the holes in this car and now we are putting holes back in the car on purpose. We wanted to address the issue of the lower rocker panel or lack there of since the car has no fenders or running boards the bottom looks unfinished so we decided that it would look better with a rocker panel rolled in the bottom and then drill lightening holes in it for that nostalgia look. This is just our test piece, the finished piece will have the holes dimpled and the spacing will change a little. It does add to the stance of the car though.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014512.jpg


Back to work on the door. We wanted to get the door latch in and working, first we had to figure out where we wanted the latching mechanism so it wouldn't interfere with anything.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014522.jpg


Once we figured out the location it was time to cut the opening in the door
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014547.jpg



We also wanted to start filling in all the holes around the hinge openings.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014540.jpg

Welding in the brackets and grinding them down so that they are flush with the door.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014531.jpg



Now it's time to install the latch pin, this is where you really have to measure.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014559.jpg

Our test template for the latch pin assembly.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014561.jpg

Cutting through the first of several layers.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014562.jpg


After cutting all the inner layers away the pin is tacked in place.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014569.jpg

After cutting up the original door mechanism and re-welding it to the size that we wanted it doesn't look to bad, considering we are using a window crank to open it.
:funny: :funny: :funny:
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014571.jpg


Now it's on to the top of the door, first we had to cut the insides so that we could lean them in.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014575.jpg



Making the missing section in the middle
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014581.jpg


One door actually has a top on now and it opens, not bad for a Sunday afternoon.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014594.jpg


Also my steering wheel finally came in, it's a custom billet banjo wheel with a half wrap leather grip.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014596.jpg

And I also was able to pick up a W-Lid at the Daytona Show, after sand blasting the rust in the bad areas the lid is in pretty good shape, a little work and it will look good as new.
http://www.smartliteusa.com/vw/2009/...9/P3014599.jpg

fernon March 2nd, 2009 12:53 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by c1run1 (Post 385538)
Looking great!
I also see your working in shorts , and i'm shoveling snow .. :blink:

Thanks, actually we are working in our winter shorts, it droped down to 60 BRRRRRR...
:funny: :funny: :funny:

Boom March 2nd, 2009 01:07 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
this thing is coming along very nicely

bugdust March 2nd, 2009 01:08 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Looking good!:thumbsup:

Is your dash pod off center or is it just the pic?
http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/P3014599.jpg

hotrodheb March 2nd, 2009 01:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bugdust (Post 385716)
Looking good!:thumbsup:

Is your dash pod off center or is it just the pic?
http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/P3014599.jpg

Just the pic... you can also see a lot more of the right side A pillar than the left pillar. The photographer was off to the left of center when taking the pic.

But I agree, the whole thing is looking great!

fernon March 2nd, 2009 01:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hotrodheb (Post 385718)
Just the pic... you can also see a lot more of the right side A pillar than the left pillar. The photographer was off to the left of center when taking the pic.

But I agree, the whole thing is looking great!

Yes I am off to the left of center :funny: :funny: :funny: but the dash is definately centered.

BullDog March 2nd, 2009 01:53 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Hope you dont plan on running glass in the doors. with the hinge pockets so deep in the doors your in the same place I was trying to make it work.

fernon March 2nd, 2009 02:13 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BullDog (Post 385729)
Hope you dont plan on running glass in the doors. with the hinge pockets so deep in the doors your in the same place I was trying to make it work.



Yeah, we knew about the window issue long before we started with the doors but traditional roll-ups were never in the plans from the get go, we have a couple of ideas in our heads on what we are going to do, it's just a question of how radical we want to get. I have to say it though, your build has been a great help for us along with several others in this forum. Thanks Bulldog...

Flipper_1938 March 2nd, 2009 02:15 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bugdust (Post 385716)
Looking good!:thumbsup:

Is your dash pod off center or is it just the pic?
http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/P3014599.jpg

It may be centered, but it is upside down. It needs to follow the point in the decklid. :stoned:

fernon March 2nd, 2009 02:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Flipper_1938 (Post 385735)
It may be centered, but it is upside down. It needs to follow the point in the decklid. :stoned:

WTF, Lay off the pipe there son.
:funny: :funny: :funny:

purplemyth March 7th, 2009 11:32 AM

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ok, 6 days, and I know you have nice weather down there~ some of us can't go that long without updates~~~~




























btw~ nice new avatar :grin:

Ryan March 7th, 2009 06:07 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
as the CBOM, it is law that you have to stop working on your ride for at least a year

fernon March 7th, 2009 07:31 PM

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Thanks Guys. We are actually totally shocked about the CBOM Nomination considering we haven't even started to do all the cool mods to it yet (Yeah I know, the wait and see is killing me :funny: :funny: :funny:). There are no new updates this week since we are at the Super Chevy Show selling this weekend, but the good news is I was able to score a bunch of parts for the V-Rod including a set of BLC Headlight buckets that just look too Frickin' Cool and also a nice set of door handles for the inside. I will try and get photos of the score and the car show up later on I am just way too tired right now and I still have to go load up more stuff to sell.

Once again Thank You guys for the CBOM nomination and also all the help and good harassment from everyone on this site. This place is my sanity for an insane world.

P.S. I saw the best t-shirt ever today

Nitrous is Like a SLUT
You know you want to HIT IT
but you're afraid of the consequences!!!
:funny: :funny: :funny:

Charlie Mosh March 7th, 2009 07:57 PM

Re: Fernons Chop
 
congrats dude!!!

bugdust March 7th, 2009 08:11 PM

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Congrats guys! Hurry up and finish yours so you can build mine. :grin:


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