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Old March 7th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #126
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Question for all of you. When you do a chop like this, does it affect the hood and rear apron? Looks to me like the hood would be farther up and there would be a gap between the hood and rear apron? I know that most rat rods run without a rear apron, but I am going for the chop look on a bug, sorry no rat rod that's the next project.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 06:46 AM   #127
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Question for all of you. When you do a chop like this, does it affect the hood and rear apron? Looks to me like the hood would be farther up and there would be a gap between the hood and rear apron? I know that most rat rods run without a rear apron, but I am going for the chop look on a bug, sorry no rat rod that's the next project.
You will probably have bigger problems than just the rear apron with this chop since the entire back end is narrowed to meet up with the roof, you will have to widen the fenders in the rear to match the taper of the new body line, extend the rear deck lid and reshape the rear hinges - but that is really all minor stuff considering your going to cut the fucking roof off of a volkswagen.

Like the Great One said before it's only metal

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Old March 9th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #128
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Scored Some Parts for the V-Rod

This was a non-build week since we were at the Super Chevy Show all weekend - the good news is we were able to score some more parts for the v-rod.

Picked up a nice quality set of door handles for the inside just have to give them the brushed look and they are good to go.

Then I was able to trade my drive-in speakers for this nice set of B-L-C headlight buckets with the bulbs. I have been looking for a while for these since they have a deeper bucket to give it a beefier look to the front.


Did a mock-up to see what they are going to look like on the V-Rod, now we have to fab some ultra-cool brackets to mount them.


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Old March 9th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #129
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They look sweet?
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Old March 9th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #130
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2009 Super Chevy Show

Here are the photos of the show


I am in love with this Studebaker the airbrushed rust paint job was too cool.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #131
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How Bugs Are Made

So we wanted to finish putting the structure back into the one side of the car so that we could finish mounting the door. As I approached the car I noticed a black dot on the roof, I slowly moved in a little closer and then I realized the v-rod had been compromised, yes boys and girls this is how bugs are made.

OK, so back to finishing up the door jam, welding in all the pockets around the hinge kit.

All tacked in and ready to be ground down.

Adding a support beam to the inside of the car to reinforce the hinge kit.

With the angle iron welded in place the hinge area has all the structure put back into it so the door and the body will not flex when you open it.

Added a piece to tie in the body to the heater channel.

Then it was on to the door, again we just couldn't have suicide doors we had to radius the top corner of the door as well.

After cutting the top of the door off. Now we have a nice big hole to fill.

Making a filler piece.

Welded up and ground down.

Top of the door done, now we have to make the filler plate for the body. We also welded in all the original door handle openings.

Beat it to fit. Paint it to match, a little fine tuning.

This is another one of those things that you won't notice the first time you see it. Subtle little details is what this build is all about.


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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #132
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #133
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What were those flies doing?
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #134
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nice work!


"yes boys and girls this is how bugs are made."
I have a pic like that, but it's a bit gay , lady bugs


ok, back to work~ more pics
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #135
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"yes boys and girls this is how bugs are made."
I have a pic like that, but it's a bit gay , lady bugs

ok, back to work~ more pics


MMMMMMM Girl on Girl Action.
I think you need to post those pics.


Thanks Purplemyth, you are now our official Slave Driver/Goddess.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #136
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if you insist, I'll find it and post it here
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #137
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I have a pic like that as well except it is lizards. Oh, plus I have a pic of a goat trying a German Shepard.

Car looks good, as usual.
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flies, lizards, lady bugs, oh and miss match animals?
do we need to start a new thread or are we just a twisted bunch with dirty minds~

ok fernon, here's your girly action~


now, take a nice look ,,,,
AND GET BACK TO WORK!!!!

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do we need to start a new thread or are we just a twisted bunch with dirty minds~

ok fernon, here's your girly action~

now, take a nice look ,,,,
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Wouldn't that be "Yes Mistress"?





Great work BTW!!!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:35 AM   #141
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Suicide Kings

We finished welding up the top of the door and set the gap all around the door so that it looks right, filled in all the remaining holes from the original front hinges and shaved the drip rails from the front of the door, it really cleans the lines up on the car.


After that we decided that it was time to start working on the drivers side door.

Checking the hinges for placement

Marking out the area that is going to be cut out. Since we are going to make our own solid rear panels instead of using stock rear panels, we decided that we could cut more metal out of the car the make installation easier.

Cutting out the inner frame to install the hinge kit.


Removing the section that is not needed.

You can see the section that was taken out so that the hinge can be inserted.

Cutting the lower pocket for the hinge.

The lower pocket is an open cut into the body.


The top opening is a little harder to do since there is four (4) layers of metal to cut through.

Checking to make sure the holes are in the right place and the hinges are level.

Opening the holes up a little so that we have more adjustment in the hinges.

OK, This next part you may want to take small children by the hand and run, this is not for the weak hearted.

The driver's door never fit the opening right from the beginning and since we are anal as all hell about gaps and tolerances we decided to make the door fit the opening, in order to do that we needed to take a 1/4" of an inch off the front of the door so that the gap would be even all around. With that being said it was time to cut the front of the door off.




After cutting the front of the door off we ran a strap across it so that we could hold the door to weld it back together, a lot of work for a 1/4" of an inch.

Measuring the door for the placement of the inner brackets for the hinge kit.

Cutting the openings for the brackets.

Brackets tacked in place.

Making the adjustment to lean the front post in.

Front post cut off so that it can be leaned in.

Brackets all welded in so that we can mount the door.

Door opens and closes, now we have to install the latches and work on the tops and fill in all the holes and, and, and...

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM   #142
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Nice work!


This is just looking so good!
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Nice work as usual. Are you ready for me to drop the "new' 62 ragtop off next weekend? I've got a few other ideas you'll have to figure out though.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 01:26 PM   #144
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Thanks guys, we appreciate all the support, as for next weekend Charlie we will be in Daytona at the Spring Fling Hot Rod Show hopefully getting all the parts that we need to really start building this thing and Charlie I know you have some great ideas we have been trying to figure out how to make the last ones you told us work , then the next weekend I am totally devoting it to my wife so she doesn't leave me since I have been working on this car non-stop we need to take a little break and spend some time with our families, we have been so involved with building that we start to loose focus on what really matters, don't worry we will be back with a vengence and I'm sure some great stories to tell as well.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:01 PM   #145
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Very nice! The doors look badass like that.
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Smart man!

But you have held up the cbotm very well this month
Have fun next weekend! :)
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That's cool man. Yeah, I'm trying to keep my better half happy right now myself. I've had three straight VW weekends. I'm picking up the new project Wednesday probably.
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Fantastic work, as always! Thanks for sharing the pics. I've wanted to try to fab some suicide doors, and your well documentation helps with a lot of the unknowns!!
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Fantastic work, as always! Thanks for sharing the pics. I've wanted to try to fab some suicide doors, and your well documentation helps with a lot of the unknowns!!

Thanks for the kind words, always here to help anyone who needs it. We try to document as much as possible, (the Evil Metal Genius is even getting used to being photographed ). The main reason we wanted to document this build is because we had so many questions when we started this and no one to answer them for us so we thought it would be a good idea to share what we have learned through the process of this build.

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your car is looking great keep up the good work
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