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Old April 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default A pile of parts, 61 choptop build

I'm gathering parts for my volksrod finally. I have a lot of the major pieces and a loose plan.

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Old April 18th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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DAmn... give my left nut for that car as is.... But the plans look bad ass!
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Can't wait to see it.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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Looks great , but with the first drawing that would make a great "T" Shirt print with a little more work ..
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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Looks great , but with the first drawing that would make a great "T" Shirt print with a little more work ..
Cool, if you make some I want one. Those are just quick sketches I did to sort some ideas. I'll try to do a detailed drawing soon. The one on the work table was done with opaque ink pens used for writing part numbers on steel.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #6
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That looks cool as shit. I've wanted one of those mexibeetles with the full length soft top that includes the rear window like that since I first saw them in MX.. I've always thought that would be a great roof treatment for a hotrod.
There was a pretty nice rolltop mexibeetle on Ebay last week in SC. I've thought about coming up with a way to use some sort of quick release on some rear pop outs.

Eberhardt huh? I've got a pretty large extended Eberhardt family here in my area I've been good friends with my whole life.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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it's not a free 73 fat chick that you got for free from the ghetto......but i suppose it'll pretty cool. lemme know if I can help. what kind of chop do you plan to do? I know you have been in cahoots with ol' fernon.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #8
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I've got to decide if I want to keep the fenders or not. That will dictate to some degree how I chop it. If I ditch the fenders I am going to try to copy Fernon's chop pretty closely. I can only hope mine comes out half as good as his or Matt's. Those two cars are setting the bar pretty high IMO.
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i need some fenders for the 66 the rears are full of bondo and the fronts are miss matched. Also what year gauges are thay 66 and down had a diff oil temp sender.
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I'll let you know if I ditch the fenders. I'll have to look at the guages again...I want to say 66-67? I have a couple senders in a box somewhere but I didn't look to see exactly what they are.
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if its a 66 and down oil temp i have the sender.
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shhh! sawzall blades and cutoff wheels at work.
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Plans changed a little. The 62 ragtop is no longer destined to be my volksrod. I'm going to fix it up pretty much as a resto-custom. My son decided he does not want the 64 so the new plan was to make it my volksrod since it needs so much work anyway. So, I picked up a 61 parts car for the roof but it looks to be in better shape than the 64, sooo...






I'm doing a few different things so I'm chopping it a little different. Hopefully it will all come together in the end. I'm in a fair amount of pain right now so I don't know when I'll get back to it.
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that was quick hell I just saw the car on a trailer a week ago
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I must be becoming a purist...time to ditch this place I guess. What a waste...

It's about time you started cutting some metal, sorry to hear about your back, now get better and get back to work on it because I know what you are going to do to it .


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I worked on it some today but I have a drs appt to go to. I took off what was tacked, trimmed it and tacked it back.

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Is it done yet?
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Old June 17th, 2009, 06:13 AM   #20
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geez those " parts cars" you seem to acquire with ease are more solid than the damned projects we are stuck with buying up here in the north!
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It's pretty rusty. It needs both heater channels spare tire well, front & rear aprons, both lower rear quarters and a patch on the left hinge pillar. The package tray is iffy and there is some minor rust sround the windows. I will masterseries all of that. There is also some rust at the rear c-pillar goind down beside the decklid that I will have to fix. I haven't got to check the front firewall really.

The red 64 basically needs the same things but also both hinge pillars, both front fenderwells, front clip, rear bumper mounts, lower b-pillars, rear wheel wells, both lower rear body mounts (under back seat), both rear quarters have been replaced but it is a crappy job, the roof has holes in it and has been clipped already (not even welded inside c-pillar) and the list goes on...

The 62 has absolutely zero rust on it. None. It does have a custom rear apron, hacked out dash, doors cut for 1 pc windows and I will have to notch the gas tank to clear the modified front fenderwells where they have been modified to clear the shocktowers on the 4" narrowed beam.
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I didn't have much time to work on the chop today. I took a pain pill and when the little one took his nap I tried to get a little done. I'm just trying to get the overall shape and height for now. I think I am going to take it down another 1/2".



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[QUOTE=bugdust;409312]I didn't have much time to work on the chop today. I took a pain pill and when the little one took his nap I tried to get a little done. I'm just trying to get the overall shape and height for now. I think I am going to take it down another 1/2".


I kinda like it right there too though?????
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Old June 17th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #24
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The B-pillar looks about right and the C-pillar is close. The A-pillar has to come down just to match. But, with a couple of the ideas I'm doing (one specifically) the top needs to be chopped at least 4". I'm at 3-1/4" now. I do not want to go too low and end up with the squashed look. I'd really like to chop a bug 1-1/2". I think it would look perfect.
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I decided to take the roof down another 1/2" so I tore it all back off today. Then I wasn't happy with the way it was going and my pain pill was wearing off so I called it a day. It was hot, too. I might try to get back out there in a bit.
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