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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Volks Rod History from 1965
Re:: The origin of the V-Rod   

The 1965 sketch was made when it was realized the fenders on a bug unbolted and it was possible to capture a hot rod look. The original sketch used a stock VW hood while the 32 Ford style hood was later conceived to attain a more Ford style appearance. This 32 Duece style kit was originally manufactured by Sandwinder and then Burly Industries with pirated copies made by Speedway Motors.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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And it was done on paper labeled "HONDA". Priceless!
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Old October 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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Photo's of the prototype 32 Duece hood being fabricated at the Sandwinder Company in Rubidoux, California, 1972.









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Old October 24th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #4
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I have a couple of Hot VWs issues from the 70s with that kit in it and shows them driving it to a show in the rain. They used a cut down 32 Ford grill for a prototype(I think). I will try to find them and scan the pics.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Default Re: Volks Rod History from 1965

Here is a photo of the first or prototype 32 Duece Volks Rod.



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Old October 24th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #6
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And it was done on paper labeled "HONDA". Priceless!
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It's the company letterhead you use when you are sketching on company time. This was before US sales of Honda cars and we(American Honda) had purchased a bug to compare against the prototype Honda N-360 cars we were testing(the N-360 was the predecessor to the production 2 cylinder air cooled Honda N-600 two door sedans they later sold in the late sixties and very early seventies(pre Civic days!).

I wondered if anyone would pick-up on that!
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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #7
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Heres a photo of the first or prototype 32 Duece Volks Rod.
I had one of those kits and sold it to a guy that was a member here.Anybody know what happened to it?
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #8
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do you still have your volksrod burly or did it get sold with the rest of your stuff? and do you have any pics of it?
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do you still have your volksrod burly or did it get sold with the rest of your stuff? and do you have any pics of it?
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I only had the kit,never put it on a car.No photos.
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Heres a photo of the first or prototype 32 Duece Volks Rod.
Very cool, now if only we could find one I would love do an old school volks rod...
screw it if they started from scratch so can we
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #11
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I only had the kit,never put it on a car.No photos.
burly had another car not to long ago. hey dbug when are we starting yours?
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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #12
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somewhere in a box i have a brochure from Burly Industries of the Super Deuce, i had always wanted to buy one of the kits to put on one of my Bugs, in the late 90's when i had money i sent for more info but the company had closed by then, id dig it out but it would take me a year to go thru the boxes
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If I were to do this style front end from scratch, I would use a 8" beam extension for the longer hood, and scale down a 34` style grill with a little backward tilt.. (34` is my favorite)
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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #14
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Yes, I still have the fenderless and unfinished 64 Vert with a 32 Super Duece hood, fold down Phaeton style roof, chrome suspension, dropped spindles AND select-a-drop setting waiting for it to be finished. Needs an engine and about 10 percent more effort to make roadable. It has been painted since 1993 and just never seems to get finished.

I will look for photos in its present state and try to get them on soon. In the meantime, I will add more drawings and photos of a finished Duece Pick-Up, the Phaeton in an earlier full fendered configuration, and Duece Baja as I can.

Is anyone interested in photos of finished 37 and 40 Ford style VW five window coupes. Let me know and I will add them also.

Hope this is fun for you. It is for us old guys!

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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #15
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trikertroy "If I were to do this style front end from scratch, I would use a 8" beam extension for the longer hood, and scale down a 34` style grill with a little backward tilt.. (34` is my favorite)"

I'm kinda partial to the tilted back '34 also... but that '32 is wicked.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #16
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Uncle Slacker

Go with the 34! I always wanted to build a 33/34 hood but could never make it happen.Go fulfill my dream..........

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ps-33's are rarer and a little bit more swoopy! Both are beautiful.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #17
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Bugg Dude

Here are the photos of the fenderless Phaeton. Hope it lights a few fires..........





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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #18
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Dude that top looks like it's from the Monkeemobile
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I'm really enjoying these pics Burly. since I started messing with cars in the late 50s the 30s and 40s stuff really feel like old home week to me. Please do post the 37 and 40 pics.
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i would like to see the 40 pics as well.
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BGW has the 32 front end, as well as a 36 or 37 kit. Too bad he seems to be years behind. If he had an updated website and a couple of guys to help him out, he'd make more money than he ever dreamed of. I've looked thru his entire product catalog, and was suprised of how much stuff he had. Way cooler looking kits than the opera coupe!
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Here is a 40 Ford VW Coupe with patina. Car was about 15 years old when photo was taken.



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Slight chop and I'd drive that every damn day!
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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #25
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Here is a side and rear view of a 37 Ford-VW Coupe kit for reference. This same coupe top also worked with 40 Ford hoods. I will put another coupe of 40's in my next post.





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