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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Finally started the General Vee

I have been tossing this around for some time. I have been torn between a baja (which I started with) or a rod of sorts. So I have decided to blend aspects of the two together. I have a bunch of house work to do before I can get this baby started. But I think I will take a weekend and get it stripped down. The body is almost 100% straight. Won't need much to get ready. Hardly any rust. Link pin front, type 3 rear. I have been wavering between a hard topped window less style and a carson style. The jury is still out. I am going to take some cues from the Kubel as far as extra equipment. Kind of a survivalist recreational vehicle. It wont be dumped, but lowered. The orange looking stuff will be a Copper paint and alot of stuff will be hammer formed copper simply riveted to the chassis. I am not sure if the paint will be flat or gloss. Just wanted to share the rendering.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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damm that would be awesome if it came out just like the picture. thats gnarly and i love the running boards
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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holy shit man, thats fuckin awesome
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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That is just flat cool!
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I'm guessing you've seen Chip Foose's P32 project ?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I look forward to sharing aot of the fab process. Got a lot of cool stuff lined up for it. I have been ebaying and craigslisting and sambaing my ass off for goodies. Not sure on the wheel combo yet. Nothing fancy. Going to try soe stuff mocked up on the puter.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #7
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I have seen it here.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #8
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I like!!! I like!!!
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Love the military look.Great drawing.Do it!
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The roof line looks real good.
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looks cool mike!
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Dude if you need any help let me know. I got a grinder and Hobart mig. I know just the place to get the roof sewn up too after we build the frame ofcourse.
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how are you guys making these pictures? like is it a specific program? they're awesome!
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I use Corel Draw for most of the illustration work. Some times I use a photo editing program like Painter or P-shop to do some final detail or lighting effect. Any vector program like Illustrator, Freehand, or Draw should do it. Just got to get to know the program. I will start by doing some sketching in pencil, but most often I just embed a photo into my drawing page then use that as a template.
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I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for my stuff. Mostly Photoshop. I have a little step-by-step on my website here:

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Totally killer conceptual stuff on your site!! Very inspirational!
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Old February 14th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #18
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Dude if you need any help let me know. I got a grinder and Hobart mig. I know just the place to get the roof sewn up too after we build the frame ofcourse.
I appreciate the offer to help. I may take ya up on it when time comes.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #19
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Well lets see, It has been almost 3 years of living in Colorado doing nothing but remodeling in my spare time. I promised my wife I wouldnt start any car projects until the house was done. Ah, well....the house is done now. It's exactly the way my wife wanted it.

SO NOW IT IS MAN CAVE TIME!!!!

I have been lurking the forums for most of the time I have been gone, have been greatly inspired by quite a few of the projects here, Johns Type 3, Hawaiin Punch, ClarkCustom's Section 8 and a few different truck projects I have been keeping up on. Great work everyone, thank you for keeping me from selling my cars.

I have decided to keep the sedan roofline with a Capella chop. I am debating going for the hard top look and removing the B pillar. I am not quite firm on it yet. 4.5" chop in the front and 2.5 in the rear. I am going to keep the stock rear glass unless I can find an oval clip to graft. I have my eyes open for an 8 in beam extension. Not wanting to cut into the hood for the 10 in beam. I am going to utilize VW door hinges for a suicide door set up. Also am considering an earlier model windshield section to obtain a lower looking front roof line. Also, the rag top to be plopped in as well


I am starting with a 66 relatively rust free that I found between a barn and a house here in North Colorado. A couple hundred later I was down the road with a car on trailer and a title. Weeeeee.

I have gutted the full car and removed all the burnables. Found about 400 bucks worth of gold locket and chain in the car. Gave it to my daughter. I will be keeping the original General Vee for another project after this one is done.
Here are a few pics from the disassembly and the concept I am going to go with.

Only a couple of rust patch panels needed on this.
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Sounds like you got it planed Mike. Look forward to watching the progress
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #21
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I have had nothing but planning time with it Carlene. HHEHEHE. I have been pushing this carcass in and out of my shop for almost 3 years. Every time I moved it, I got a new idea. I suppose it was a blessing because I will not be jumping into it with no clue of how it will begin or how it will end.

My new years resolution this year was two fold. First to drop about 15 lbs, and then finish the car. I figured the time in the garage will easily shave off the lbs as long as I am drinking light beer. :)

I am going to attack the aprons then the roof this week.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #22
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Looks like an awesome concept. one to watch for sure.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #23
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Yeah I look forward to seeing this one progress!
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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #24
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Got a few hours after working on hockey masks today. Got the preliminary cut work done on the rear and front aprons. Now I have room for a beam extender when I can find it.

Couple questions, has anyone done 10in beam extender with center steer? Just curious if there there was room behind the hood for the latch mech?

Also, for those running the hacked rear apron where it doesnt utilize the stock heat isolation tin that holds the seals connecting to engine tin. Have you noticed significant increase in operating temperatures or are you compensating with external cooling?

Couple pics from this eve's hackfest.

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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #25
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is it cool that, thats almost exactly what i had planned? almost to the "T" actually. i didnt have a cool name for it but that pretty much what ive got going on at the moment. im out on the road so i cant really provide up to date progress pics but yeah thats just about what im doing minus the chop.
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