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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #101
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Another small update.

I worked out the lower hood lines to give me the look I wanted. First I cut the lower section in half.


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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #102
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Now time to fill in the gap, What to do? Time to at least make some use out of the first hood.









So that's the progress so far, I am now bouncing back and fourth between three projects as time and the wife permits "Wish me Luck"

The 67' volksrod did not sell so I am going to try to pull the motor and do something little different, Stay tuned...

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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #103
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Now that's how you do it!
Three projects...wow.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #104
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #105
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If you decide to buil your own frame, you might consider using quarter elliptical springs with a dropped straight axle for a different front style.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #106
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Your build is totally BADASS.!!! and really inspiring..
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #107
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #108
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Now as soon as he starts using both hands and takes off the blindfold this project is going to fly!
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #109
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Nothing major to add just trying to figure out what I'm going to do chassie wise. (I think I will be building my own)

Been working on the truck project here and there and started a three wheeler project for my grandson.

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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #110
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Bro this is just so good - beautiful work, great lines.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #111
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I hope to get back to work on the projects this week, I've been out of town and also cut my finger, so I'm dealing with stitches

I'll get some work and updates done this week.


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Old March 11th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #112
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Looks AMAZING!!!!



But, It's been a couple weeks since an update I needs me some pics.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #113
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Well nothing major happening, I have been spending what extra time I have on the Noah project and my 66' volkstruck, I am a ceramic tile contractor by trade and had some major back surgery 2 1/2 years ago and I didn't have a positive outcome, I don't have enough work to have employees (I did have 14 when construction was booming) So I am a one man show right now, I have been working to hard at the day job and when I get home at night I only want to sit on my butt.

I at least have a small update for you guys.

Maybe I should make it a 4x4


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I decided to get rid of the rear inner fender wells.





So that's it, like I said nothing major, next up cut it to fit over the stock chassie and then start to lay out a frame.


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Old March 13th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #114
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Maybe I should make it a 4x4

Just had an idea like that today, Vrod~baja... id probaly position the body just like that too. Lookin good though, lets hope you make twice the money tomarrow with half the effort so ya can go home and have energy.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #115
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man this build is looking great!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #116
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Thanks for hanging it their with me guys....
I consider you all like family....

No earth shattering progress,

I need to throw this question out to you all, I'm stuck on what to use on building the chassie, I'm hoping the guys that do this sort of thing for a living can chime in on this.

I should be hearing from Kdf & Jarhead, you guys do this kind of thing day in and day out...

As of now I'm going to stick with a stock beam unless a dropped axel comes my way.

Here's my question, I'm going to use 0.120 wall can I use 2"x 2" square tubing or do I need to go with 2"x 3" ???

I have never built a chassie before, How am I going to learn unless I give it a shot.
The plan is to do the outside perimeter with the 2"x 2" from the rear axel tube to the front hat head, I will remove most of the heater channel and replace it with some 14 ga. angle to fit over the 2"x 2" framing, then I will take some 2"x 3" lay it on it's side and run a center support tie them in with 2"x 2" ladder style maybe 2 ea. per side, if needed run some 2"x 2" square, angled between each 2"x 2" section, gussett if needed...

So that's the plan, Let me know what you all think....


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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #117
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yeah, Im no pro... or ither of the ones you speak of... but I did however go with the 2x3 for my sides sence my body rusted the bottom door jams off compleatly. so that 3" across and 2" high down the heater channel.... well where it once was. this also made it easyer to fit it to the new half pan without any dramatic change to the body exterior.

Hope when those two do chime in, they do not say 2x3 is a stupid idea
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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #118
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Doc, Thanks for the reply, anyone can chime in I won't hold it against you all, :) I kind of have a brain fart on this :eek:
I have been working it through in my mind and I guess I just need to run it by you all to see if you agree with my vision.
I have come to the realization that this build will not happen quickly, I want this project to be well plan and well built.
I don't want to let you all down..:cool::thumbup::thumbup:
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Gosh I wish I could help but I'm not a frame guy. Hopefully someone will chim in and get you moving forward?
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Old March 24th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #120
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For your application .125 wall 3" x 2" is the best way to go, though I'd run it on edge for strength (3" up and 2" across). In a past life I used to run the engineering dept where we built fire engines. The apparatus bodies were a tube frame design, including the areas supporting the compartments, the crosslays and hose bed. The mfg had some problems with .125 wall 2" for the 'foundation,) (the lower sub-frame that took the load). We did a bunch of actual load tests and changed to .187 wall 3" x 2" and the problems vanished (But your VolksRod will never see those kind of loads...125" wall will be fine). The rest of the body's (upper portions) were .125" x 2" square tube and worked fine.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #121
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your idea of 2"x2" is ok but it would be better if you did your main rails on the side out of 2" x3" as v8trans said. oh ya .125 wall will do . the best thing you can do if you bild it your self is to sit inside it and measure or plot out all the inside critical points. on the kdf i sat inside it and measured how wide the car was at the door jams front and back. then i measured how long the door was. now you have the center of the frame at the doors. then i measured the width at the back or the qtrs just infront of the old fender area. ( sorry i am not good with computer graffix but hope this helds)

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this will be all you outside dimensions. now what i did was when i made the frame i made the frame 1/4 shorter on both sides . this allows for an 1/8" for the sub rails ( that will end up welded to the body later but that are made to the frame with out the body on it) this allows 1/8" gap between the frame and sub frame rail.

the front of the frame can be how ever you want it to be. z'ed, v'ed in , or streight.

man i hope this helps. i tried to make it sound simple but i may not have.

i would post pics but i ran out of room
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well my little graffix didnt work sorry.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #123
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Drew,
Thanks for getting back with me on this, I have looked at the pictures of your build and this all makes perfect sense.

This if the exact feedback I'm looking for, I need to start processing it in my mind so I can get a game plan, guys still feel free to chime in on this subject....

If the weather cooperates this weekend I'll start stripping the old chassie down to get ready for the new one to be built.

I have been working on the truck project (you know the one that I keep promising to start a build thread on) I'm trying to get it finished by mid June (wish me luck) but I will work on the 61' when I need a break....

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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #124
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Wow. Amazing work. I really like the lines of the top chop!

Thank you for sharing with us!

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Old March 27th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #125
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Gotta say I'm loving how this is going!!!
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