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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Re:: sorry, not a "volksrod"   

I figured I'd put up a thread about the 64 bug I'm slowly building for my son. It's not a volksrod, more of a amatuer resto-custom. I've owned it a while so I'll add a few pics of the little progress it's made so far. I was going to fix it up for myself originally.

The day I dragged it home. I had just stuck the fenders on with one bolt and the hood had two in it.



I was going to just run it with some painted chromies and ratty paint so I spent a lot of time removing the primer.



Then I decided polished 5-spokes would be better.


Rob striped a couple parts for it.



Then the body came off to replace the pans.


Then I bought the 67 and this project just stalled. I ended up sitting the body back on the pan and rolled it outside. While I had the black 67 my son kind of claimed this one.

Once I sold the 67 I started back on this one. The body came back off and the other pan half replaced.


Before you know it the trans and beam were both off and the pan was on sawhorses.


Then the Masterseries was ordered and today I started blasting the pan. I had to stop so I'll blast the rest in the morning. This thing should be silver by this time tomorrow.


The body. It will get lower A-pillars and a couple small patches. The front apron needs to be pushed back out about an inch.


I have a 1600 dp for it. I'm going to build a narrowed airbag beam for a guy and he's going to make seatcovers and door panels for it. The plan is Porsche India Guards Red, polished 5-spokes, euro blade bumpers, full trim, probably tan interior with a fiberglass speaker box where the back seat would normally be. I'm going to build a 4" narrowed beam for it. It shouldn't be too bad for a first car.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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Great project. Very solid. I wish I could find stuff like that around here. I would drive it just like that, but I can understand wanting it to be 'finished'. That should make a heck of a ride.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #3
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Nice project man!! Sounds like a good plan. I think if it's a VW and it's lowered and cool and has pin striping it must be a Volksrod!!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #4
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Looking good. Dusty... thats the kind of bug EVERYONE is trying to find...and you got one...(cool)
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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Got a little more done to the 64 pan today. I finished blasting the pan, welded another couple spots and got the first coat of the MasterSeries silver on the top. I'll get the second coat on tomorrow and do the bottom Thursday or Saturday. Then it will get the ChassisBlack.



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Oh, when the paper says to put some in another container, they don't mean a plastic Solo cup. It ate through that pretty quick! The foam brushes worked fine.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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that looks bad ass man I almost kept mine just silver
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Old October 20th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #7
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Nice!!
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Old October 20th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #8
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just great!
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I'm starting to feel like I'm making progress.

My goal is for my son to drive this to the Jax Beach show in April '09. It may not be 100% finished but it should be on the road I hope.

This is my first time trying the Masterseries. I opened the can of silver and stirred it for a few minutes with an old screwdriver (only to find out later my wife just got a bunch of stir sticks). Once I felt it was mixed well enough and most of the goo was gone from the screwdriver I poured some into a plastic cup. I won't do that again. This stuff is thinner than I thought it would be. I see why you shouldn't have to thin it. I poured a small amount out on the pan and then used a foam brush from Home Depot. I dipped a smaller foam brush to use in the tighter areas. It was a bit of a thrash to spread it out when the bottom of the cup melted and I was trying to keep all the masterseries on the pan at least. My son helped. He said he's doing the second coat since I missed a few spots. There were brush marks as we were doing it but they disappeared as it dried.

More updates next weekend.
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This stuff is thinner than I thought it would be. I see why you shouldn't have to thin it.
Yeah I didn't even need to thin it out to spray it! Stuff sprays really nice!
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I got the second coat on the top of the pan today. It did have some brush marks in it when it dried but not bad.
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very nice project, looks solid!
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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #13
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Volksrods mission statement says it all.
Welcome to Volksrods.com

If you're tired of seeing the same old rides day in and day out... you're at the right place.
With over 5,900 and growing, our members ALWAYS have some killer projects going on.

We're NOT only about VWs... we're about ALL hot rods and customs. Period.
VWs, Chevys, Fords, Mercs, Mopars, choppers, trikes, bobbers, you name it...
If it's cool and OLD, we dig it. Hell... you mighta just found your new home.

Join us by registering on our forum (it's free) and get to know the great folks that
make this community what it is... and see the one-off projects they're got goin'.

Hot rodding isn't defined by a '32 Ford or a '57 Chevy... and we're gonna show you why...
Think outside the BOX.


You doing a great job. Keep posting the progress.
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Charlie, that pan is looking GREAT man!
Awesome job on the progress so far... I have a feeling this project will start snowballing soon.



... although a part of me really wishes that Masterseries woulda launched all over your body so I could feel a little better about all those years of abuse I've received for the POR-15 "incident".

Foiled again...
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Anything that eats through plastic cups, is probably
going to be rough on foam brushes as well.

When you start seeing lumps in the fresh paint,
that is probably the brush falling apart.

I but foam brushes by the bag when they are on sale.
MUCH cheaper than buying them individually.
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going to be rough on foam brushes as well.

When you start seeing lumps in the fresh paint,
that is probably the brush falling apart.

I but foam brushes by the bag when they are on sale.
MUCH cheaper than buying them individually.
Yeah, they do tear up pretty quick. I bought two bags at Home Depot and have used about six or eight of them. Some are just used because my son & I both were painting it and we've put two coats on the top. I started with a 3" wide one for the larger areas and a 1" for the tight spots.

Steve, I'm not sure I would have brought up the POR-15 incident again. My son refused to wear the latex gloves and got some on his hands. It does not come off once dry. I wore the gloves Sunday but had them off yesterday and got a little on my hand but I washed it off before it totally dried. I have some really good hand cleaner too. I still have some under one fingernail.
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Steve has nightmares about POR and Bees.
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...and crabs!
Yeah, he has his share of issues!




But he is still the coolest Polock I know!
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windex too.
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Windex, Crabs, Bees, POR-15, ...what else ?
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