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Old April 13th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #51
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Holy crap John!
That thing is cooler than Bill's beard!
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Price is always a concern with me , but if I can swing it I'm interested.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #54
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I don't know, I think I'd rather have Bill's beard mounted on the hood of my car.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:07 AM   #55
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Any updates? I would love to run one on my Square....
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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #56
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Any updates? I would love to run one on my Square....
It is still on my list of things to do......


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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #57
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Perhaps you could do them in your, ahem, "Spare Time."
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #58
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I'm in . Please put me on the list when production starts!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #59
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I can make a DWG or DXF file of the pattern if anyone needs it for a CNC cutter etc.

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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #60
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MY VW isn't much of a hotrod but the Volksrods ornament would be tits. I'm in.

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A few years ago I was playing around and cast an aluminum hood ornament using the one that is on the hood of a Bug as my pattern.
I made 2 of them using 2 different types of aluminum, Mt Dew alloy what I call "canaluminum" (made from only aluminum Mt Dew cans, code Red to be exact) and "356 alloy aluminum" which when polished looks real nice compared to Mt Dew can aluminum.

About the end of 2009 (I think) I did a 3rd using the 356 alloy trying to make the finished part as thin as I could possibly get it, well it didn't turn out very well due to it being so thin and parts of my molding sand falling in not letting the mold cavity fill all the way.

Well here's a picture of all three of them from left to right, the first one I made using "canaluminum", the one in the middle is made using "356 alloy" as well as the one at the right.
I'm gonna try to make another one using the one on the right as my pattern and once mounted on the hood (or elsewhere) cut the outside circle "feeding gates" off and just leave what's left of the VW emblem and it's circle and the so it looks as if it has oxidized away giving it that old rustic "Rat Rod" look to it



Once I let it oxidize a bit, then run some sand paper over it to shine the high parts it will look nice
as well as old and ratty

Maybe I'll make a set of ear rings out of the other 2, or 2 big VW necklaces (ear rings may stretch your earlobes a few inches if worn for extended periods of time)


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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #62
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DUDE where is the product? LOL


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Please refer to the "Spare Time" post. Heh heh.
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DUDE where is the product? LOL
It is still on the list, slowly working it's way to the top. I added it to my whiteboard project board tonight so it is off the list in my head and on a written one that I see every time I sit down at my Mac. With the first snow on the ground, I will be doing a few more projects inside in my basement shop. This is one of them.

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I was just rolling old post and forgot all about this one and like everyone here it was time to poke the bees nest. lol
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Somebody here needs to buy a 3D Printer!!

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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #67
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A few years ago I was playing around and cast an aluminum hood ornament using the one that is on the hood of a Bug as my pattern.
I made 2 of them using 2 different types of aluminum, Mt Dew alloy what I call "canaluminum" (made from only aluminum Mt Dew cans, code Red to be exact) and "356 alloy aluminum" which when polished looks real nice compared to Mt Dew can aluminum.

About the end of 2009 (I think) I did a 3rd using the 356 alloy trying to make the finished part as thin as I could possibly get it, well it didn't turn out very well due to it being so thin and parts of my molding sand falling in not letting the mold cavity fill all the way.

Well here's a picture of all three of them from left to right, the first one I made using "canaluminum", the one in the middle is made using "356 alloy" as well as the one at the right.
I'm gonna try to make another one using the one on the right as my pattern and once mounted on the hood (or elsewhere) cut the outside circle "feeding gates" off and just leave what's left of the VW emblem and it's circle and the so it looks as if it has oxidized away giving it that old rustic "Rat Rod" look to it



Once I let it oxidize a bit, then run some sand paper over it to shine the high parts it will look nice
as well as old and ratty

Maybe I'll make a set of ear rings out of the other 2, or 2 big VW necklaces (ear rings may stretch your earlobes a few inches if worn for extended periods of time)


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That one on the right looks like part of a vintage microphone. I'd leave it the way it is and mount it on the driver's side quarter panel where the old 2 post antennas would go. I think it would make a bad-ass statement!!!!:chilli n:
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That one on the right looks like part of a vintage microphone. I'd leave it the way it is and mount it on the driver's side quarter panel where the old 2 post antennas would go. I think it would make a bad-ass statement!!!!:chilli n:
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I suppose it does kinda look like one of those old microphones

And I have thought about mounting it as is, but I wasn't sure where
Now I know exactly where I'm gonna put it, right where the antenna was mounted on my 66 Bug

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I suppose it does kinda look like one of those old microphones

And I have thought about mounting it as is, but I wasn't sure where
Now I know exactly where I'm gonna put it, right where the antenna was mounted on my 66 Bug

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I would be in for a 2 of these, I think it would be killer
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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #71
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If you were running a decklid, where the old script sat would be another good spot...
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Today I brought it out and walked around looking for a good place to mount it, I liked the deck lid as well, I make 2 more but just make them so they all look different and mount then on the front where the antenna went, as well as on the deck lid

I need to clean it up from driving though a puddle of water and concrete from where they were cutting it in the street, it doesn't wipe off easily anymore

I haven't figured out how I'm gonna mount it yet, either some short small screw, or maybe some adhesive, hell maybe JB Weld

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. . . I made 2 of them using 2 different types of aluminum, Mt Dew alloy what I call "canaluminum" (made from only aluminum Mt Dew cans, code Red to be exact) and "356 alloy aluminum" which when polished looks real nice compared to Mt Dew can aluminum. . . .
Until I googled 356 aluminum, I thought you had melted down some old 356 Porsche parts . . . .
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Until I googled 356 aluminum, I thought you had melted down some old 356 Porsche parts . . . .
Nope, I keep that kinda stuff
I hope to have one of those someday, even if it has a fiberglass body


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Pattern making starts tonight!
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