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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Re:: I've actually gotten work done!!   

I've actually gotten some work done on my car. The body has a wedge section that tapers from around an inch at the rear quarters to somewhere around 3.5 at the firewall. I'm not sure because I added to the taper until I liked the rake. It's also around an inch wider at the rear of the door opening. I can't figure out how to get my pictures to show how much shape there is in the panels so you'll have to trust that it's there.

What you see so far is somewhere around 40 to 50 hours of work. I figure a few thousand more and it'l be good.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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I was just looking in your photobucket at the pics!

Damn fine work!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Rob. I appreciate it.


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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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wow, this looks awesome so far!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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i fucking love it. Awesome work!!!!!!!



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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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WOW!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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EXCELLENT stuff.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #8
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Wow. 40-50 hours and it looks amazingly like a M3!!!

I can see the shape you are heading for and I'm confident I'm gonna really like it!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #9
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You know Michael, It kind of looks like you might want to have someone show you how to weld.






Nice man, that car is going to be amazing!



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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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Nice work Michael!! Can't wait to see your beam on it!!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #11
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top notch, simply awesome...
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #12
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Wow, some bad ass metal work there Mike! Looks great and the beam looks great! I also like the front firewall!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #13
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Wow! Thanks guys.

I thought there was a picture of the new beam on there. I did make an extender just for me that I don't think I took pics of yet. I kept selling mine when I'd get behind so I made this one 9 inches and it looks a good bit different so I can't send it out as a kit.

I really really want to have the beam nickel plated but I just can't justify that kind of money.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #14
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The firewall is engine turned stainless. I'm also going to run polished stainless drivebolts that look like rivets around the perimeter of the firewall.


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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #15
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #16
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Amazing work, I feel like a neanderthal compared to your work. When I get my project on the road I will have to come down and see yours. great work. Hap
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #17
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I think there's more fabrication in a square inch of your project than in my entire car...

it looks awesome man, can't wait to see it done
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #18
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #19
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Amazing...40-50 hours including making all the little bits like the body mounts, I guess, that are all along the pan on the outside?...hell I'd have an hour in one of those. Looks great---and the beam and the custom extender with the elliptical holes. Very nice work
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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #20
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Lookin' good Mike!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #21
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OMG!! That is going to be the coolest Volksrod ever!!!

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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:22 AM   #23
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Outstanding.What else can be said.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 08:29 AM   #24
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Is there anything stock VW left on there? Very nice work, I like the wedge section. Keep posting progress pics, your metal working is great.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 08:38 AM   #25
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Looks great man!

Just one thing (cause it wouldn't be the internet if someone didn't question you!): On the upper surround (the piece above the quarter and front fender that rolls towards the cabin), are you leaving that 1" flange there? The only reason I ask is that overlapping metal on external sheet metal is a big no-no...it heats and expands at different rates. When it warms in the sun, your paint will be two slightly different colors.

Regardless, kudos for the sweet build!
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