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Palepainter May 8th, 2010 09:15 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Yup, any time I mess with it, respirator. That's why I hate working with it.

Palepainter May 18th, 2010 07:58 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Well I finally got a few of the major honey do's handled on the Learn Farm. HAHAHHA. We now have 13 chickens. I built them a penthouse. Total overkill.

I got to use some time this evening to finish my roof rack. Still have to finish weld it but it is all tacked up and finalized. It works nicely with the side crash bars. Very happy with the heavy duty turnbuckle for the clamping mechanism. Total over kill there too.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop196.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop197.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop198.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop199.jpg

briancustoms May 19th, 2010 04:49 AM

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Love the roof rack! Been contemplating one for my truck just wasn't sure a Sedan rack would even fit with my shortened and widened roof. I might have to copy a little of yours and build my own.:thumbsup:

Palepainter May 19th, 2010 07:40 AM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Thanks Brian,
I have not seen too many "racks" that I though looked sleek. Only one, but it was very expensive and could not be used with a rag. It was pretty easy with the bender I have. I am going to add some sheetmetal sides to this to give it that circle track racer look. Plus it will give me another spot to do some paint work.

You could also use plywood as a bending jig to get consistency as well. I see the repop clamps on The Samba too.

Palepainter May 26th, 2010 10:21 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Well after a week of sickness , I got back on the car. Finished up some welding. Going to pull the body off of the pan this week and start the body work.

I am going to bounce between bondo and the chassis for a while. I have a friend who is suppose to come out this summer and help with the body work, gotta save some fun for him. I will post some pics tomorrow.

Dbug41 May 27th, 2010 04:57 AM

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Can't wait man keep it up!!!
i can only imagine with the sheer talent you have what the paint is gonna look like:thumbsup:

Palepainter June 1st, 2010 08:03 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Well.... Let the party begin. :)

I got the body off of the pan over the weekend, and finished up some more of the final welding.

I am having a race to see what disappears first, the gallon of bondo, or the case of Guinness. I hope the beer wins.

I also ordered all of the brake components for the rear.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop200.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop201.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop202.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop203.jpg

Palepainter June 5th, 2010 08:31 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Well....half way through the case of beer and about half through the gallon of bondo.:grin:

I sprayed on Slick Sand tonight over a coat of self etching primer. Then it sat out in the sun for a few hours then I came back in with a long board and 80 gt. Took a few hours to nail it but it is ready for primer.

I also got the rest of the driver side ready for mud. Finished up some misc welding and also finished up the front lower channel and firewall repair. I am going to complete the driver side including the door then flip the car around so I can do the passenger side.


http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop204.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop205.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop206.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop207.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop208.jpg

briancustoms June 5th, 2010 09:00 PM

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Smoooooooth. Very nice!

mikeridesbikes June 5th, 2010 10:55 PM

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sooo nice!

AirheadZim June 6th, 2010 06:32 AM

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gotta love the lines of that rear window area.

MatteBlack June 6th, 2010 09:39 AM

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Not sure if you are still looking for one but, these appear to be the the black, plastic louvers for a Beetle.

http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/AST1122.htm#

Doesn't say what car it's for but, would appear to be a beetle.

Palepainter June 6th, 2010 10:37 AM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Thanks guys. It is starting to get a bit sexy in the back.

Thanks for that link!!

That is what I am looking for. The 194 bucks is a kick in the pants though, will have to see if I can find a used one somewhere.

This is what I was going for with the rear louvers. Kind of like the Halftrack radiator shell here.
http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/1808...m/Title061.jpg
http://k43.pbase.com/v3/90/599190/2/...2.P1010085.jpg

Al Low Ha June 6th, 2010 11:02 AM

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That 1/4 panel is looking VERY good! Can't wait to see the General finished up!
Aloha

VolksRod95 June 6th, 2010 11:06 AM

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Dude! Thats an awsome car!

MatteBlack June 6th, 2010 03:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 465954)
Thanks guys. It is starting to get a bit sexy in the back.

Thanks for that link!!

That is what I am looking for. The 194 bucks is a kick in the pants though, will have to see if I can find a used one somewhere.

This is what I was going for with the rear louvers. Kind of like the Halftrack radiator shell here.
http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/1808...m/Title061.jpg
http://k43.pbase.com/v3/90/599190/2/...2.P1010085.jpg

I thought that might be what you were going for. I like the idea. I always liked louvered windows but it can look a bit dated, this is a nice use.

MatteBlack June 6th, 2010 03:20 PM

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What do you know? 75 bucks on the samba!
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie....php?id=972667

Palepainter June 6th, 2010 06:29 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Dude!!!!! That rocks. I am going to have to snap it up.

I got the front quarter done today. Two coats of bondo, then a fat coat of Evercoat Slick Sand over a self etching primer. This will get sanded with 80 gt then prime.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop209.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop210.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop211.jpg

TheTinMan June 8th, 2010 08:57 PM

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Can't wait to see it in paint! :bow:

rodderdan June 8th, 2010 09:08 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MatteBlack (Post 465994)
What do you know? 75 bucks on the samba!
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie....php?id=972667

I had a set of louvres like that in the garage attic.If they are still there they are yours for the shipping.

Palepainter June 9th, 2010 08:20 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rodderdan (Post 466385)
I had a set of louvres like that in the garage attic.If they are still there they are yours for the shipping.

Fantastic, I got your PM. I look forward to the pics.

Thanks!!! I will pay it forward.

rodderdan June 10th, 2010 10:43 AM

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Didn't see anyway to post photos in a PM so here ya go.These are flat not curved like a VW back window.

Palepainter June 10th, 2010 10:06 PM

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Hi Dan,
Do you know if they are specifically for a VW? They may flex over the window? They could be truck rear louvers.

Thanks!!

rodderdan June 11th, 2010 05:04 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
They are metal.They don't flex.If you want them for the back window they won't work.

fishguts June 11th, 2010 06:04 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 466770)
Hi Dan,
Do you know if they are specifically for a VW? They may flex over the window? They could be truck rear louvers.

Thanks!!

Here's one on Samba: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie....php?id=972667


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