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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #26
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Can't register it in Holland ?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #27
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people who live in colorado don't like people from california.

turn around now.

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but seriously, since california is so stringent, should be EASIER to get clear of inspections n such in colorado.
believe it or not fonz, i used to live about 35 min from you in down town dallas. Then i came out here and realized it sucks, so its time to try a new place.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #28
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Can't register it in Holland ?
nope, different country , they like cheese, we like beer and chocolat

almost impossible, unless i buy a house there, and i even can't buy one here
plus i have to many strings attached here, family, coparenting my doughter..

and then again, Holland is partially below sea-level, so with global warming i hope to be safer here
unless i move a build a V-rodboat
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:38 PM   #29
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I did my first VW weldin' work

i'm ever so proud
it may not seem a lot to you guys but i picked up a welder last weekend and started welding..
i first tryed to weld some sheet metal and this afternoon i made a filling from some sheetmetal and welded it in..
suprisingly good actually
after finishing it came to mind that i didn't had any pics of the rusty hole but hey it's gone now so it's to late..

i saw after putting some paint on it that there where some pinpricks on the weld, what's best to do, spray it with some filler or take the paint back off and weld it some more?
i'm afraid if i weld some more and then grind it again maybe the sheetmetal is gonna get to thin

so here some pics of my first step on being a v-rodder..





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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #30
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ok, way to go man. but there where slight changes in the regulations for the netherlands. it is possible to get a dutch reg. beetle through RDW WITH extender. all it takes now is a torsion test, will cost round 1000 euro though. beetle has to be dutch, and pre '74.
so get yerself a dutch floorpan with papers, built the car, ill take it on my name and do the tests for you. "buy" the car of me and import to belgium and off you go with extended wheelbase V-rod .

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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:52 AM   #31
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thanks for the offer dutchbeetle, but i'll think i'll pass
there is still the matther of the roofchop and suicide doors i would try to do..
and running fenderless ofcourse..
i already learned to live with the idea of building a trailerqueen (here in belgium that is) so i have an other idea up my sleave..
i painted a piece of my chassis flat black with some 4-in-one paint (anti-rust,primer,colour and something else) but it didn't seem too take so well
every bump and crack shines thru the paint and when i started to degrease the rest i rubbed the new paint right of
since i want to run my chassis with some nice paint (top and bottem) and do not intend to use floormats i guess it'll wear of really fast

new idea came up since i went back to my earlier plans, paint it hammered dark grey from Hammerite, good on rust and metal, it's for outdoor use, and it's hard and resists wear like no other..

downside is that i'll need it to be sandblasted if i want to put another paint on it, now i spended 8 days with a wire brush just to clean the bottom and i don't intend to do that again so it's no big problem..
the hammered grey can be combined with lots of colours i guess cause i have no clue what colour the body is gonna turn out (did i heard anybody say Green?)

here is a pic of the colour combination of hammered dark grey and hammered dark blue, the colours i first intended to use..


so what you guys think buy some Hammerite and go for it?

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Old October 20th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #32
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had some paint done this weekend, colour turned out fine
looks like bare metal from a distance...
so here some pics,

cleaned the chassis (took me a while..)


then 2 layers of hammered grey


and i like the outcome of the color


needs a beam extender mounted on there doesn't it?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #33
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Please don't take this the wrong way! But you should have taken the inspection cover off the frame head before painting things.

Right now you have paint on the rubber seal. Thats not good for the seal and it will make it difficult to get the seal off latter without messing up the paint around it.

Not a critical issue at this point, but in the future, these kinds of things can really make the difference between a nice car and a REALLY nice car.

It's looking good!
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:54 AM   #34
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OK

i took the caps of the torsionbars and the springplates off but was not sure if i would take this one of to last owner painted also across and it seemed ok

you could not be more right, thats why i put my pics up here so i can be reminded to give it my A game untill the end..
there is no chance on repainting it now as temperature is dropping here.. lucky for me its painted with a brush so if i mess it up it's gonna be easy to redo..

thankx for the heads up..

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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:56 PM   #35
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got some more paint on the bottom of the chassis today
made a template of af quarter iron cross and draw it onto the chassis and taped it of..

then al little more paint..


really dig the outcome of the colour..


now let it sit for a while and then i can flip it and work the top half

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Old October 31st, 2009, 08:01 PM   #36
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Is this so the car will look totally cool during a rollover??
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Old October 31st, 2009, 08:18 PM   #37
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Hey did you get a permit for the paint color ?
Don't feel bad though we are gonna end up the same way here. Seems the freedom is gonna have to piad for with Blood again. Perhaps your guys should do the same.

Just carefully take a Xacto blade and trim around the the seal. Unbolt the cover and pull your Shift rod out and check your bushing as well. If your shift rods cup does not have a slot put one in it with 4.5 " grinder with a cut off wheel.
The reason for this is if you decide to put a shifter in with a pin, you'll already have a slot. It is easy and takes like 10 minutes.
But whats important is the bushing, change it now while it's easy and you will never need to worry about it again and they cost only a few bucks at the most.

Oh yeh looks good by the way, I like the blue over the hammered paint.

I just sprayed the top side of My Buggy pan with bed liner. Went quick but the stuff is a bitch too clean up afterwards. Could have protected the bottom as well, but Oh well maybe I'll paint something on it as a joke like "flip me back over" or something.

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Is this so the car will look totally cool during a rollover??

YEP!!

nope.. it's just a little detail which not much people will see but the people that see it will be impressed (i hope)..
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #39
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Hey did you get a permit for the paint color ?
Don't feel bad though we are gonna end up the same way here. Seems the freedom is gonna have to piad for with Blood again. Perhaps your guys should do the same.
No didn't get a permit, did you?

did you used the same color?
took me long to find some colour that nobody used before
and found this one because it's "not-done" to use it
(cause it has teflon or something in it wich reacts to carpaint)
didn't give a so used it anyway
just another way to piss of purists and so..
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 09:44 AM   #40
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got some more paint done with a little detail..





buildin' slow but steady...
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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:58 AM   #41
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small update, complete update on the link below,



already married (the car not me )






and some details;



and now what we do??
- finish it?
- just drop it
- or
-.....
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no way back now...





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Old March 9th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #44
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Looks sweet...
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Take note of this my fellow Americans. Men have died to keep this from happening to us. lets keep it that way. when i am not shooting my AR15 in the backyard, or flying my private drones, I am driving my Volksrod. i can not, and would not tolerate the oppression described above.
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Thats what I was referring to when I asked if he had gotten a Permit. Notice it totally skipped passed him as an acceptable thing. This is a dangerous mind set if it becomes the norm here. All of this was done with good intentions.
The difference between us and other countries is when you strip away freedoms so goes creative inovation and thought.
This guy has done some nice work in an oppressive situation.

I love his attention to details, its a shame he can't do what he wants but only whats allowed. But he still did a great job and I like what hes done.
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Let's not get all political here...leave that stuff for facebook.
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Like the project! I really dig the hammered look on the pan!
Bummer about all the rules though!
I should be thankful, here in Saskatchewan if you got head and tail lights and signals, you are legal as long as its plated as a classic. (20 years or older)
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Thankx for the compliments !
Rules here really suck, so i had the choice
- build a legall one (restore to original)
- build something i like and only run it on closed circuit

and since i spend more time under my cars then in them, i build what i want and all the rest!

Most people here say it's stupid (cant even sell it afterworths) and that i'm insane

but isn't that just what qualified me for being on this site?
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Old March 13th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #50
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Hey Ken how about a 5" chop and a 14-3/4" shorter?? What's the local restrictions...missing bumpers? bumper height? fenders?

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