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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default New Coupe underway

Hello all, my name is Mark, member name Markh. Located in the SW corner of Vancouver, WA, a husband and father of 2 teenage girls and an 8 month old boy. I know, my profile name is real exciting and cutting edge, but I like to keep some things in life simple. On the other hand, I like a good challenge when it comes to chopping up perfectly good bugs.

The new coupe comes after two previous builds:

The first inspired by my very first visit to volkrods.com.

The second inspired by joe dirts rendition of a bug with Ford Fenders.


What I have planned and currently working on, is to take another perfectly good running and driveable 60 bug and graft an early 1940 Buick Super coupe rear roof and decklid to it. Here is a pics after a days work Sunday.

I have a lot more to figure out, cutting and welding and grinding. The 1940 roof had to be narrowed 12 inches to match the bug body width. Right now the front window is stock height. I may be chopping that down.

The big decision is to keep the slanted B pillars or go more verticle??? Don't know. More to come. Have all night tonight with the wife and kids away. I can make as much noise as I want!

Made some progress this evening. Not real noticeable but there was a good 6 hour attempt at it. One side B pillar attached but it needs a LOT of work to graduate it in to the bug door pillar. Also got the the pass side roof attached, and behind the c-pillar body line connected.
Never mind the amount of work needed to get the deck llid to connect. Still working that out.
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Last edited by markh; April 17th, 2008 at 08:03 PM. Reason: Update
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