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Old December 17th, 2002, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hi my name is Kristian I'm 33 years old (young), I live in Finland and got my first bug when I was 14 years old (we get the driverslicence when we are 18 in Finland). It was a so called "junkyard racer". I lived in the countryside so we had a lot of small dirtroads to "race" on.

This project got its fire started way back in 1984 when I saw the first pictures of the Hebmuller roadster. I've always been interested in old VW beetles and when I finally found the remains of this early -52 split window I just saw it coming. A HOTTED HEBMULLER.

Yes I don'n care what the vintage restorers say: "If you go through such much trouble getting original parts to make it original on the outside, why don't you just make it original??" There's one simple answer to that: I don't want to do that.

The split had been unregistered in 1967 and used for reserv parts in other words it was stripped clean. Even the rearwindow had been "saved by a callook freak" many years before me. Luckily the former owner did find the clock for the dashboard.

The car is based on the split floorpan (or the remains of it) and the front and dashboard of the same. This just because in Finland the registration of a car requires the frame and framenumber to be original to get the identity. The heaterchannels I took from a -63 body and strenghtened them with cabriosills. The rear quarterpanels and doors are from a -64 body. (What a mess.. ) No, I've got the most parts together now. the next step is to start on the decklid..



I have two front hoods and one pre-52 decklid to work from.

I'll get back as soon as I start to have something to tell or show..



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Old June 24th, 2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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Sadly I have'nt had any major progress on my Hebster because we are building our new house.

We finally can move in so I can start doing some more interesting things...

During the time we were building the house I've been collecting some parts for it.
The latest investment was a Karmann cab frame that I will modify (shorten and chop) to fit my Hebster.
Cab frame

I've also started planning for my next project: A type 92 "Geländewagen"....
Geländewagen

I'm getting the split -51 in July [
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Old September 9th, 2003, 01:05 AM   #3
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Finally got the Split -51 home!!

Here when we finally got it up on the trailer...




Testing the Rat rod look with some stock 16" wheels... :peek:


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Old October 1st, 2003, 12:01 AM   #4
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I've created a group in the Yahoo where I collect all kind of pictures regarding special bodied VW's and my other hobbies.

So all you Yahooers feel free to join in.

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Old February 20th, 2004, 01:17 AM   #5
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Soon she will be released from the BARN

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Old February 26th, 2004, 08:17 AM   #6
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Finally uploaded my own Homepage on the Net.

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Old May 17th, 2004, 03:04 AM   #8
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This is what I bought in stead of the Choptop. A 1963 Standard beetle.

A Standard beetle means that it doesn't have any chrometrim on the sides, the bumpers are painted, 40's threespoke steering wheel, "crash-box" non-synchromesh gearbox and a lot of other details on early models only.

It is going to go thru a body off total restoration. ( floors and heaterchannels probably needs to be changed). I have not yet brought it home for closer inspection. The interiour will just get some minor fixing and cleaning.

Front view:


Here is the interiour.


Under front hood.


Original 30 bhp engine.


And finally "my little helper".

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Now, lets update The Hebster with some pics.

Here the original 1952 floorpan and is finally put together and sitting on its own wheels again after about 35 years lying on the belly.



In front I have slightly widened stock 15 inch wheels and in the rear widened stock (split) 16 inch wheels. 6.5 instead of 3.0 inches wide... If you look closely you can also see the double fuellines for the Fuel injection.
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Here the body finally is saved from the barn after over 4 years of beautysleep during the time I built our new house...
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And a peak into my garage after the body and chassie joined together.

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Old July 27th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #12
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Not much but here is the cut up Split W-decklid pre-fitted.





Cuttin' up splits you know!!

I have also started to work on sheetmetal gloveboxes. I do have an original pair in cardboard and cloth too, but I think the pre-49 look is much cooler. Therefore I have also been searching for a black bakelite dashpod with black knobs. I was lucky to find one on Bug Run 2005 and also a source for the rest of the knobs in black for a reasonable price!!!

Here is my speedo with pod


Bottom half of the first attempt to the gloveboxes...
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Whoohoo Finally got time to do some minor updates on my homepage...
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Now I've edited the stuff that got messed up we moved to the new board.

Here is some pictures of what I have been doing since the last post. I bought a splitty van:





That I sold again so I would afford the Karmann Ghia Type-34 I was offered in January...
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Then I bought this messed up beauty:





I also bought a complete frontclip to replace the crappy metal in the front on it for the moment...

I am now waiting for some Porsche 944 stuff for the brakes and suspension for it.

I'm also buying a 1969 Porsche 911 2,0 boxersix to dump into the rear.
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My freshest project is The KidVRod

Fronthood under work.



Decklid finished.



This is the donor -74 standard body before cutting started...


Frontcowl narrowed and sectioned.

I'll post more later.
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Here is one fun pic...
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Some parts that I have been collecting for the Hebster during the past year.







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Update July 9th:

Here is a picture from yesterday while i was working on the bodypars...
Looks kind of weird?? Huh?



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Update July 25th:

So here is some progress:





The front and rear of the same car...




I'm just 5.64 feet tall and weigh 154 lb...

Here is one with me standing beside it...

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Update August 2nd:

Long time no news...

So, here is what I did today.

Looks a bit odd..

Here is when I did the rear quarterwindow section right.



Other side.


Rear vents.


Rearwindow and roof should be finished tomorrow.

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Naah... I will put a stroker in it then and race it my self...

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Update August 3rd:

Todays progress:





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Update August 4th:

Hmm.. I've got a dilemma...

I can't decide if I should continue my original plans and turn the oval into a split? I think that I didn't get the shape really good for the split, but almost perfect as a minimized oval...

Guess I have to fabricate the splitpost and see how it turns out before I weld it...



I also am pondering wether I should mount the bughead in the rear sticking outunder the reardecklid or in the front sticking out of the front 1/4 panels... Just for looks..

I'm planning to mount a set of IDF 36's on then sticking up on both sides of the body. In including exhaust pipes sticking straight up...

Any comments???

**************************************
Did some photoshopping.. I think this says it all...

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Update August 5th:

Yes, I will most certainly go with the split.

Now, How do I make this fit?!?!?


Ok. I'll post the progress so far. I didn't finish the roof today but it is getting closer.... I rolled it in my home made Englishwheel and cut a few piecuts. Still needs some adjustment to become perfect. I will do that tomorrow. Need to go to the beach with my family too some times...


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Update August 9th:

Reshaped the fronthood today... I hope I didn't ruin it... It still needs some adjustment though...
(The small picture in the left corner is how it was before...)



Also started to make the split pillar parts..
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