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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #276
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Bout time!








so, is it dun yet?

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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #277
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Those are some really nice items the ups man dropped off

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Fernon those seats are Bitchin
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Old March 26th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #278
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Yeah, and comfortable too... I'm too old for bomber seats.

The seats can lay all the way back and tilt forward and also have a pocket built into the back for storage. I had them made with a pebble texture to them so they are not smooth, this way your ass doesn't stick to them when it's hot out, like it is everyday here in South Florida.



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Did you have to pay extra for them to shave down the seat bottoms? Nice seats though,was thinking Scat as well.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #280
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Did you have to pay extra for them to shave down the seat bottoms? Nice seats though,was thinking Scat as well.

I always have to pay extra for anything I do to this car...


Actually I was able to get a good deal on them because these are the prototype seats for the new line that they will be carying now for chop top cars. All of their lowbacks will be 2" shorter on the base coushion. You can't tell at all when you sit in them as far as comfort, but they shure make a huge difference when you chop the roof.



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Old March 29th, 2010, 01:29 PM   #281
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The Evil Metal Genius in his Lab

We had a pretty busy weekend, but I was able to catch the Evil Metal Genius doing what he does best... Make Shit Go Fast...

When he's not at his day job as an Engineer, he spends his free time as a Coach Builder, Metal Fabricator, Welder and also the Crew Chief for a Blown Alcohol Outlaw Race Car.

Here is a video of the car running a 4.21 1/8 mile.


Here are some shots of him and the car at work.

He looks the same in the pits as he does on the track.


Tearing down the car between rounds.



What a Motly Crew they are...



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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #282
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when you said you cut a rotated the front end to get it lower what did you mean? im just starting my bug build and im still new to the terms and processes that go along with a bug.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #283
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Seats look awesome!!. I ended up chopping 2" off the back legs of my 77-79 vert seats and scrapped the headrests to make lowbacks also to accomodate the roof chop..

2 questions - The pic of that Camaro, is that in Parkland, Fla. by chance?? and the lower hinge on your suicide doors, does it stick slightly out past the framework of the door ?? I had to cut out the framework out of a donor door and extend it out about 1/4" or so to accomodate on mine..
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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #284
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when you said you cut a rotated the front end to get it lower what did you mean? im just starting my bug build and im still new to the terms and processes that go along with a bug.
Not a prob... A cut and turn is exactly what it sounds like, you basically cut the beam and turn the locking pins in the center to where you want your ride hight. Almost the same process as installing adjusters but the only difference is that you had better be sure of your ride hight because you can't adjust it without cutting the beam apart again.



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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #285
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Seats look awesome!!. I ended up chopping 2" off the back legs of my 77-79 vert seats and scrapped the headrests to make lowbacks also to accomodate the roof chop..
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2 questions - The pic of that Camaro, is that in Parkland, Fla. by chance?? and the lower hinge on your suicide doors, does it stick slightly out past the framework of the door ?? I had to cut out the framework out of a donor door and extend it out about 1/4" or so to accomodate on mine..


Thanks, I have been going back and forth about the seats for almost two years, now I can focus on finishing up the car.

Which Camaro, The black one belongs to the Evil Metal Genius and it's in Pompano.


The Pace Car and the 502 Big Block car belong to the Evil Metal Genius's friend in West Palm Beach.






Yes, the bottom hinge does set out of the frame about a 1/4" and the top hinge sets in too far so you can't put windows in but we never intended for windows in the door, as far as the bottom I think that I am going to step the door panel when I make it to cover the hinge this way it looks like it's part of the door.


I do like the way you split the door at the bottom. Keep up the great work, your car is coming along real nice.




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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #286
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The pace car looks like it might be in Parkland. I grew up in Coral Springs, then Parkland, now Detroit. Back in the 80's, I would remember hearing the low flying planes at night flying over the everglades and making drops, before the DEA really put a lock down on the coastal flights, boats, etc. We had to modify the hinges and the door quite a bit to make windows able to function
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The pace car looks like it might be in Parkland. I grew up in Coral Springs, then Parkland, now Detroit. Back in the 80's, I would remember hearing the low flying planes at night flying over the everglades and making drops, before the DEA really put a lock down on the coastal flights, boats, etc. We had to modify the hinges and the door quite a bit to make windows able to function

No Shit... I lived in Coral Springs most of my life, I remember when Sample Road was a dirt road... Damn I'm old...




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sorry for my ignorance so just so i understand you about the cut and turn......i cut both tubes all the way around , where the lock "nut" is in the center rotate to youre desired ride hight and re weld them? thanks for the info, and by the way youre bug rocks!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 04:48 AM   #289
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You can just cut one tube and rotate it.. or both if you want.
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any one use AVIS ADJUSTERS?
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If your going to put adjusters in don't use Avis Adjusters use the one pictured below.






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jake, check out Fonzy's thread on narrowing a front beam to learn more about how a VW beam works.

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10158
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:44 PM   #293
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any one use AVIS ADJUSTERS?
If you want to use the avis style, use the CSP ones made in Germany. They are far better quality than the avis adjusters and have a much more positive lock..

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....01%2D021%2D100

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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #294
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Milli Vanilli

We were able to get a full weekend to work on the Volksrod so first thing Saturday morning we went down to pick up the steel (10' x 4' 20ga Cold Rolled Steel and some bar stock to make brackets), so that we could start working on the panels for the car. As soon as we got back we jumped right in and started to make the seat brackets so that we can finally mount the seats in the car.

The pan had to be modified so that the new brackets would fit.

Then we fabbed up some cool little brackets for the seats. The one on the left is after the welds were ground down.


Then we started to weld the new brackets in place so that we could put the seats in the car and start to work on the steering column.

First we had to make a bracket so that the steering column can mount to the car.

Now that the column is in position we can start to make it look good.

First we made a template pattern so that we can get the spacing that we want on the column.

Then I drilled a shit load of holes in the column with the mill.

We worked that bit hard today.

Here is a look at the column before I started to de-burr it.

All cleaned up and put back together.

Back in the car and a bracket mounted at the bottom was added for more stability.

Here it is all mounted in the car, now we get to take it all apart and tig weld it all together. I'm petty happy with the way it came out.

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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #295
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Way cool!!! It has Ma Deuce written all over it.
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Looks great, well worth the time that was put into making it.
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I can see the light

Made the final mounts for the gas tank so that it sits off the body far enough for the shut-off valve to open and close.

Then we proceded to make the brackets for the headlights.
Again as always we wanted a little something different.

Once they are all welded in they will be ground down and look like they are part of the beam.

Some shots with the headlights mounted to them.



Next project we begin to brace the front end which will certainly cause widespread panic.
Wait till you see this!!!
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Old April 25th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #298
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One of my favorite builds here!! Lots of neat touches that don't pop out at you but amaze you when you start looking deeper.

Hurry up and finish this thing so you guys can build mine.
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I can just imagine what work of art is coming next on that front end brace.
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I have been getting a lot of PM's from people asking me the same question over and over again, and since we try to document this build so that people can use it as a reference we decided to let you guys in on a little secret.

OK here is the little secret that we did not tell everyone when we did the chop, in order for the back end to line up again you need to cut the inner fender well below the fender bolts (see photos - red line indicates where to cut) so that you can draw the rear of the body in so that it lines up with the roof, then just trim off the excess metal from the inner fender well.
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