Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > The Cutting Board

The Cutting Board Cut... Weld... DRIVE.


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,688
Threads: 32,343
Posts: 546,602
Total Online: 549

Newest Member: Tylerted

Latest Threads

 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 30th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #1501
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

OK....not much luck casting the J2 emblem in pewter. Going to need a two part mold and a thinner emblem. I made a new master part and poured the first half of the mold tonight. Will see how it turns out tomorrow.

I also completed the rear quarter panel trim cards this weekend. Same basic design and procedure as with the door cards.







I even through a couple of the panel clips on and put them in the car...



I like it! Of course, I still have to steam out the wrinkles and modify the door handle strap that hooks to the inner door sheetmetal. Getting close though.
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2014, 08:09 PM   #1502
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Started on the modifications to the front beam for the air ride tonight. Mostly just getting metal out of the way for the control horns and bags and such...





I also tried doing a little turning on the splined stub axle. It is hard stuff, but it did turn down. I need to get it down to a press fit inside the trailing arms.

I will be adding a brace back in to replace the lower tube that I cut away. Don;t want to go to all the trouble to stick with teh heavier Type 3 parts and then compromise the strength of the beam housing.
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2014, 06:43 PM   #1503
notched
Forum Member
 
notched's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 4,289
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Can't wait to see this beam finished!
__________________
Phillip Bradfield

--

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unkl Ian View Post
You will make a good wife, some day, John.
notched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2014, 06:54 PM   #1504
Unkl Ian
Trouble Maker and Bad Influence
 
Unkl Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A distant galaxy;far,far,away.
Posts: 17,016
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Franken-Beam.
__________________

www.FlyingEyeballs.net

Unkl Ian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2014, 07:55 AM   #1505
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Planning on doing some wooden mock-up work this weekend on the beam so I can get the design details worked out before I start cutting steel.

I cut the frame head off an old pan and have it mounted on one of my engine stands so I can bolt the beam to it along with the steering box and other stuff. Hoping to be able to build the whole thing up on the stand and then transfer it to the Sled.

Just need to find the front beam clamps.....hhmmmmm...where did I put those things???
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #1506
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Got back to the Sled today....at least a little bit.

First I cleaned it all off. I had been using the hood and roof as a flat surface and had way too much crap piled on them. So I get the tools put away and the parts re-stashed, and the garage thrown out.

Then I got the shift rod and bushing reinstalled along with teh coupler to the transmission. I also got the shifter with the short throw kit installed.

Small steps, but progress none the less. It felt good.
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2014, 06:31 PM   #1507
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Spent a few hours on the Sled today.

I got the headlight trim rings trimmed to fit inside the eyebrows on the fender. I decided to go with the stock (just trimmed) rings and headlight location rather than the inverted trim rings and recessed headlights like I was originally thinking. I think they work nicely.

I also welded up the last few holes and did some hammer and dolly work and some grinding on various spots. The front fenders are now ready for some acid etch and then a quote of MasterSeries on the inside and epoxy sealer on the outside. Then then it will be muddin' time....at least for the front fenders.

Here are a few pictures....







__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion

Last edited by jaransonT3; November 9th, 2014 at 07:02 PM.
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #1508
Unkl Ian
Trouble Maker and Bad Influence
 
Unkl Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A distant galaxy;far,far,away.
Posts: 17,016
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Excellent.
__________________

www.FlyingEyeballs.net

Unkl Ian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #1509
1slo3
Forum Member
 
1slo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Where it all began...
Posts: 6,186
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Always getting better!
__________________
64 No'back Speedster
72 Squareback
Little Giant Killer III
1slo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2014, 02:14 PM   #1510
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

I updated the my renderings for the Sled last night. They both now reflect the latest design and color direction. Now I just need to get out in the garage and make it look like this...



__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2014, 08:50 AM   #1511
V8Transporter
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,561
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

She reminds me of a really clean '55 Merc custom...only cleaner. Bravo!
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2014, 08:53 AM   #1512
V8Transporter
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,561
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

And I have to say that you're providing me with inspiration and ideas to continue on the 4.5 gallon fuel tank I've been building for my Café Iron Sporty. Thanks!
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1513
ThrasherBill
Forum Member
 
ThrasherBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burnaby, B.C. Canada eh
Posts: 5,479
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Is it done yet?
__________________
ThrasheR

a silent neighbor lady watching bremelo seeking canadian pinstriping lurker~

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unkl Ian View Post
Don't worry about other people.Most of them don't care about you.
ThrasherBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2014, 11:49 AM   #1514
1slo3
Forum Member
 
1slo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Where it all began...
Posts: 6,186
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Bill, your back! Ah, that explains it ;)
__________________
64 No'back Speedster
72 Squareback
Little Giant Killer III
1slo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #1515
KK916
Forum Member
 
KK916's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

How's this thing coming? I'd love to see more! I didn't come out of hiding for nothing!
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. -- Tom Waits
KK916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #1516
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Unfortunately not much happening on the Sled lately. Hard to get motivated to go out in the garage when the temperatures are in the single digits or below zero. Even if the heaters get the air in the garage to a reasonable temperature, all teh tools and steel and concrete floor are still freezing cold. Another month or so and it will start to warm up enough to get back to it.

I do plan to make a run down to Toledo to the foundry to get the side trim pieces cast in aluminum in the next week or so.

Other than that....stay tuned. I will finish this car.....
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #1517
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Have started chipping away at the Sled To-Do list again. I got all of the welding and grinding and bumping done on the front fenders. A couple of days ago I acid etched the inner surface...


then I broke out the MasterSeries...


and got a couple of coats on the inside surfaces of the fenders.


Next step on them is to acid etch the outers and then got all the surfaces in a coat of epoxy primer. Then they will be ready for the final mud work and finishing.

I do need to drill the trim attachment holes to the right size on both fenders before shooting the epoxy.

Progress.....slow for sure, but progress.
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #1518
JiI
Forum Member
 
JiI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mokena, IL Yep, that's me falling down a sand dune in Michigan...
Posts: 8,209
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Nice seeing your razor in the latest Hot VW's. Didn't hurt that Dave was covering it...
Jeff
JiI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #1519
jaransonT3
Type 3 Nut
 
jaransonT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 3,304
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

I got the front fenders and the hood in epoxy sealer today.





I have a little bit of work to do on the underside of the hood tomorrow and then I can bolt them back on and start slinging mud....at least on the front third of the car.

I need to do a little more welding and grinding on the dash and doors before I can get those in epoxy. And then there is still a bunch of work on the rear fenders to do.
__________________
Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'69 Square (Panel wanna-be)
'70/'71 Fasty (Jane - the Lead Sled project)

My Home Page
CarArt by John Jaranson
2010 Type 3 Invasion
jaransonT3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2015, 07:52 PM   #1520
1slo3
Forum Member
 
1slo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Where it all began...
Posts: 6,186
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Good to see progress again John!
__________________
64 No'back Speedster
72 Squareback
Little Giant Killer III
1slo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2015, 05:00 AM   #1521
psychopork
Forum Member
 
psychopork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Waldorf,MD
Posts: 205
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

love it man!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK View Post
Thanx psycopiglet,

Still looking for that magical box of grid squares.-TSGT Lacy
psychopork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2015, 04:49 PM   #1522
vwhabit
Forum Member
 
vwhabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Medford, Oregon - God's Country!
Posts: 317
Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

WOW John! It is looking nice! It is so going to be worth it when you drive it for the first time! Color me impressed!
__________________
Don't ever let someone talk you out of your dream - it will become your nightmare!

My dreams that have become reality!
Dub-N-Aire - Rubber Chicken - Crew Cut - Yesterday's Dream - Beginner's Luck and many more!

Mark the "G" man
vwhabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright ©2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums