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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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This just came my way. 31 A sedan on a swingaxle bug pan. The pan has been stretched like 13". It's got a late dual port on it, don't know if it's a 1600 or bigger yet. It's an interesting concept, but the execution, or lack of, is not good. I'm going to part the VW stuff, and use this nice body for a hot rod. It looks to be chopped about 3" already. Not sure what I'll do for a chassis, but I've got plenty of drivetrain choices. I got all of the fenders and parts too. Even a good A title.







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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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Very Cool Josh!
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Very cool! Did you get the section of sheetmetal that was cut out of the back?
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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great score Josh The 31 body is worth 3 k easy even a bit more with a title .
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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Very cool! Did you get the section of sheetmetal that was cut out of the back?
He's looking for it, I got my fingers crossed...
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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nice score for sure.
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I know the PERFECT front end for it.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 03:03 PM   #8
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Looks like the builder got in over his head or something. That's a bitchin' pan for a volksrod though. Teh one I stretched that way was only about 6". I think that would put the beam out front of the hood of a bug body.

Looks like a really nice body.
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Yep, that project needs to be parted out.
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^agreed looks like a fun project once it gets on the right frame, that back piece wouldnt be to hard to make hell it might even be available now
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:21 PM   #11
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Some hybrids work well and some not so well. That one is a not so well example. The body looks pretty good though and not too hacked up so you can put it on a real hot rod style frame.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:38 PM   #12
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You guys are all right on, and thanks, I'm stoked. It was one of those deals, I got a heads up from a friend because of the VW parts. He didn't even know I've been lusting for an A. It isn't a coupe, but this thing is toooo clean not to love, even with the "mods" done to the body. My toybox is overfull, and I LIKE it. It's the oldest car on my resume............

I measured the chassis tonight, it's stretched 9", and looks well done. Could make a good VR chassis...if I only had another Bug body.........................
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:33 PM   #13
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i always find it interesting when people build old car powered vw's and hang the motor out the back.
maybe it's just me but, i would have built a tube frame, like a t bucket and just mid engine it. put a dropped axle on the front,
put a hood on it with the model a grille.
i think that would make a very good looking car then.
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You guys are all right on, and thanks, I'm stoked. It was one of those deals, I got a heads up from a friend because of the VW parts. He didn't even know I've been lusting for an A. It isn't a coupe, but this thing is toooo clean not to love, even with the "mods" done to the body. My toybox is overfull, and I LIKE it. It's the oldest car on my resume............

I measured the chassis tonight, it's stretched 9", and looks well done. Could make a good VR chassis...if I only had another Bug body.........................
That's the beauty of the VW pan. Strip it down,, box the parts and hang it from the ceiling or wall somewhere untill you get around to it. I literally had an entire dune buggy in the rafters of my garage for two years.
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Josh, I have just the thing for ya. lol.
You can take my car, use the body on that pan and put the front end on that tudor sedan
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I think I'd run with what ya got, if the build quality isn't FUBAR....only real problem I see is getting the engine to be cool, scoops somewhere on that body, or ducting, would be a MUST. Interesting concept, I have seen regular Volks-Rods, like Kent Fuller and Andy Brizio used to build, like that olde pharte in Santa Rosa, Walt Letherman has, and I saw one in Rod & Custom mag a few years back that had a front mounted 2332 w/IDAs coupled to a Powerglide or TH350 trans, but never one quite like that...yeah that body looks pristine, **DO NOT** show anyone on the HAMB that car or you will be crucified !!!!! Even if you didn't build it, they would have a shitfit...
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**DO NOT** show anyone on the HAMB that car or you will be crucified !!!!! Even if you didn't build it, they would have a shitfit...
I think it would be funny as hell to do it, just to see the shitstorm!
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I think it would be funny as hell to do it, just to see the shitstorm!
Well, I did only find out about the car because of the VW stuff, but there ain't no way I'd continue this build........
As far as the HAMB, I doubt they'd crucify me, I am after all SAVING the poor thing from a cruel fate. But I don't want to post it there until I get that back piece tacked back in to prove my intentions. The engine is already out, I couldn't stand to look at it hanging off the back. I put a trash bag over the trans to hide my shame.........

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Josh, I have just the thing for ya. lol.
You can take my car, use the body on that pan and put the front end on that tudor sedan
The powers that be would commit me if any more cars follow me home..............
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well, I'm jealous


let me know if you are getting rid of that beam. I might pull my straight axle off and sell it and I'll need a beam to put on my bug.
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That's the beauty of the VW pan. Strip it down,, box the parts and hang it from the ceiling or wall somewhere untill you get around to it. I literally had an entire dune buggy in the rafters of my garage for two years.
My NOS Manx body is strapped upside down to the rafters in our garage...
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #24
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Time for an update. After selling off the VW stuff that came with this car, selling my Volksrod, and selling my Lincoln, I had some money to play with. First stop was by a friends shop to get my wish list on paper and order placed for a chassis built for my car. 1932 rails pinched for an A were a must, 4" drop/ drilled axle, Vega steer, 4 bar Ford 9" rear (4.10 locker), all set up for an 11:1 .060 over 327 Chevy with a Muncie 4 speed. I opted for stainless hairpins (made in house) and stainless spreader bar, but everything else will be black. I'm running GM disc front, Ford drum rear. As it sits the chassis needs to come apart for final welding (tig), and then it's to my shop to start building the car. Plumbing brakes, floors, steering, body/ paint, etc.
*engine in it is just a mock up*
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Old November 30th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #25
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Boooooooooooooo ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Now it's just a cookie cutter Model a with a rebuilt station wagen motor. I see them in bunches of five and ten every cruise night I hit.




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