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Old October 5th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1
ratsrule
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Default New member- Wizard roadster build

Just in early stages of building a volksrod based on a 1990's Wizard Roadsters convertible bug. Pic attached, hopefully.
To be painted in gold metalflake, I've just done the engine this week to keep me enthused!
Wheels are standard 4 studs, I welded up the slots on the fronts and smoothed them out at front, banded at rear.
Floors were rotten so I replaced. The heater channels were also shot but sandwiched between solid box section strengtheners so I fabricated my own channels.

More pics to follow- split safari screens, snakeskin interior!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Interior just back from the trimmers- couldn't help but try it in n see how it looks. Very pleased!
Screen is chopped down now. I gave the screen to my local window shop to see if they could straight cut the screen. they cracked it in progress, fair enough, it has a curve. So I had them make a split screen in flat laminate. This way, I can go safari!

I have also rear mounted the tank, using a 60s version with a cable gauge, which prompted me to mount the gauge in the panel behind the rear seat. It was made for the job! Not exactly practical but I like the look! Filler neck and cap now exit through the rear 'hump' behind the rear seat. I welded the new filler neck (from an old Austin) to the VW tank, which, fortunately had been empty of fuel for a good while!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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This is a bit back to front, but here it is 2 weeks ago when I pulled it in to the shop. Before work started. A UK company called Wizard roadsters made a fibreglass kit for the bug back in the 90's which looks remotely like the hebmuller if anything, though not as nice! Whilst producing home kits they also converted some in house, and this is believed to be one of those. It was well strengthened and a good job made of the conversion, though 20 years have taken their toll, not least by standing laid up for a few years.
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