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Old April 7th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #1
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Of course all of my friends send me pictures of VWs that they see either in person or online and usually its nothing new to me BUT this morning i got an email with this in it!
Notice the mid hood ornament (hope you can see it, i can email the original pic if not)? Does anyone know what that is off of or do you think its a custom/handmade thing? Either way i'm in love and have to have one now. I'll mount the damn thing on the Durango until Bettie is ready for it!
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Old April 7th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #2
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Hey Bettie, good luck finding one of these. They seem to be rather rare now a days, but apparantly there was someone here in teh states doing repros of these. I'm still looking for additional info for you, but here is a link to a Samba thread about them. They are not cheap.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=214390
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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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Here is one for sale by a Samba member, if he still has it. May cost ya a bit in shipping though. I've not found any on eBay.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1107636
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Old April 7th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Heyhey,

i wanted to post this in the score thread but since there is a thread for this here i go..

i found this at the Antwerp classic salon and took it home.
since i have never seen it before i did some research about it.
there seem to be 3 types (or more)
the completly "flat" one , like mine, is an American hood ornament.
the one with the 3d rocket on top is the Australian one
and then there is one with wings, the brazilian one.

i took mine home for 200 euros (askin' price was 350, but he tought it was a australian one, so after some quick research i baffelt him with bullshit, since it was an american one and they where not rare)

afterworts i got it confirmed that it was a genuine old one by a pretty jealous vw-icon

so here's a looksie at the eye catcher for my rod..





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Old April 7th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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You guys get all the cool stuff overseas. :)
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Old April 7th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #6
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Here is one for sale by a Samba member, if he still has it. May cost ya a bit in shipping though. I've not found any on eBay.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1107636

Shouldn't cost too much in shipping. Not sure on Maltese postage costs but to send something that size and weight from the UK to the States would only cost us ten dollars or so by standard airmail.
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Found one on Ebay for $229... ouchie. Think this cheap chick is OUT on that!
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Old April 7th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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Found one on Ebay for $229... ouchie. Think this cheap chick is OUT on that!
Come on Bettie, you know ya wanna....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Flyin...Q5fAccessories

Look on the bright side...NO ONE has even bid on it, so you are almost guaranteed to get it for the low low price of $229.....it's teh Austrailian version too.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #9
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Yes it is COOL!!
I want one, to put on my mantle or bookshelf
IDK if it fits my idea of "Volksrod" tho-
I would not put it on mine (AKA Lumpy)
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Old April 8th, 2011, 01:12 AM   #10
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Heyhey,

i wanted to post this in the score thread but since there is a thread for this here i go..

i found this at the Antwerp classic salon and took it home.
since i have never seen it before i did some research about it.
there seem to be 3 types (or more)
the completly "flat" one , like mine, is an American hood ornament.
the one with the 3d rocket on top is the Australian one
and then there is one with wings, the brazilian one.

i took mine home for 200 euros (askin' price was 350, but he tought it was a australian one, so after some quick research i baffelt him with bullshit, since it was an american one and they where not rare)

afterworts i got it confirmed that it was a genuine old one by a pretty jealous vw-icon

so here's a looksie at the eye catcher for my rod..





greetzz
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well been searchin for one of these for years.... i have placed a bid on the one on ebay... it feels weird buying an australian part back from the usa but these are rare very rare even here....lol...hope i get it
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At least it has a good chance of going to a fellow Volksrodder. Lord knows my cheap ass isnt gonna bid against ya!
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Old April 8th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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I don't know, I don't think anyone from this site should be bidding on an item like this. It looks to me like you would have to drill a couple of holes in the hood trim and maybe even the hood to mount it and if we were to bid on it, it would be like we condone the alteration of original, un-molested parts......Oops, wrong site....nevermind.



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I was thinking the same thing triker_Chewie. Maybe polished aluminum?
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HHHmmmmm....

I wonder what a Volksrod version of these would look like....

Might have to do a little noodling and doodling.
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I wonder what a Volksrod version of these would look like....

Might have to do a little noodling and doodling.
Maybe come up with a Coalition member version.....then when i finally join I can buy one.
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what he says

cant we make one like it but instead of spikes or a rocket, a drill and a sawzall blade??

i'd buy it..
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I was thinking the same thing triker_Chewie. Maybe polished aluminum?
i was gonna go steel, could even get my bro to cut em on cnc oxyacet. mmmmmmmmm
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Here ya go chewie
didn't know how to get them measurments to ya so now its public..





hope you can figure it out..
if ya got any questions, shoot..

ps; hope this gives me a headstart on the waintin'list
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Now to find a hood with the correct patina to match.
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hope you can figure it out..
if ya got any questions, shoot..

ps; hope this gives me a headstart on the waintin'list
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Oohhh you guys could do one with more realistic wings to match my tattoo.... and make it rusty....
Looks like the ebay one sold with no bidding war. Enjoy!
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No problem to make them in cast Aluminum,
just need to make a pattern.



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I can make anything rust.
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Yup...I've even made plastic rust for computer case mods.
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