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Old December 4th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #1
ID I
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Default ID's 69 volksrod

Woot finally made it in!

I don't have much background besides knowing how to turn a wrench and owning a couple bugs in the past.

I fell in love with the idea of a volksrod after seeing a few chopped and channled ones while searching for a car project. What I came across was everything I wanted to do when I was a teen and had my 71 SB.

The 69 I picked up as a rolling project. Story goes that the guy I bought it from got it from another guy that had it sitting in his garage for the last 20 years. It honestly looks like it was stored for some time. Best I can tell it was in the process of being restored. Restored to what I have no clue. She had the fiberglass whale tale, wide fenders, front bumper, Ferrari styled running boards, and rear quarter wedge. It was all the stuff that was popular in the early 90's and most likely produced locally. It also gives more weight to the story of it sitting for 20 years.

My vision for the build is a little unclear. I know I want the top chopped and dropped 4"-5". I want my ride height at about 5". Going for a finished smooth look on the outside. I'm not creative enough pull off a nice rat. I have the utmost respect for you guys that can do that.

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Old December 5th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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Bringing her home.





The car was pretty much already stripped down. Nothing on the inside and the engine and trans already pulled. I just lifted up the back end threw some stands under. Lifted up the front and set it on a stool lol. Grabbed the chassis and pulled it sideways out from underneath.



Mock up of the ride height with the wheels and tires that came with it. I figured I need a 32" wheel to make the top of the wheel match the body line.


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Old August 3rd, 2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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Tire mock up with a rim from a FJ Cruiser flipped around. Tire height is about 31.5 inches. I like the look but now to find an actual rim and tire...



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Old August 3rd, 2016, 03:02 PM   #4
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Fabshop104 8" beam extension and brace install.











Decided to add a little rubber cushioning to where the brace mounts to the pan.



Beam, extension, and brace all bolted together.



Time to do my first cutting on the project. I left as much metal as I could. I am not doing the body work and I want to seal off trunk compartment.







With a little trimming here and there and some help from my 12 year old daughter I was able to get the body back over the pan.





I like the look of the 8" and can't wait till the roof chop and torsion housing raise are done.





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