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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #51
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What kind of air filter are you going to run? It looks like you only have a couple of inches to stay within the hood opening. I think it would look cool of have to entire intake manifold visible and painted body color. Neat project. Congrats on the sponsorship.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #52
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I would lower the engine before i ran a bump in the hood.
Can't be done, the engine is as low as we feel it can go. We thought about that when the chassis was built.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 05:02 AM   #53
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What kind of air filter are you going to run? It looks like you only have a couple of inches to stay within the hood opening. I think it would look cool of have to entire intake manifold visible and painted body color. Neat project. Congrats on the sponsorship.
Well, we have 2 stainless tubes that will come off the front and snake down, 1 on either side, just below the head lights. There will be some aire intake opening there. We have not yet made it that far to get the exact final design, but that is the plan. Thanks for the commments.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #54
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But the real cool news is this: The V10 Ghia is now the Largest backed custom ride in North America! With 41 sponsors and some $90,000 in product and services supplied. And it's a VW.

I imagine it also make this one of the most expensive Karmann Ghia's on the planet. We estimate it would cost about $170,000 to recreate.
Wow. I'm digging it. I remember when Chris Addington was selling the "Rodbuster" Ghia and he was asking $300k

IIRC, he still has it :)

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Old February 28th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #55
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You could put a VW engine in the back. I hear they fit perfectly!
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Old February 28th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #56
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Wow. I'm digging it. I remember when Chris Addington was selling the "Rodbuster" Ghia and he was asking $300k

IIRC, he still has it :)

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Yes, he still has it, and just went through a complete facelift and update last year.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #57
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If any of you would like to drop Dean Laurent a line and encourage him on this project I am sure he would appreciate it. Dean often does not have a chance to read what you guys really think of his work unsless it is second hand through me. Here is His e-mail.

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Old February 28th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #58
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I really love this project. I'm picturing it dipped in a nice deep candy color.
What a feat in engineering.
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I really love this project. I'm picturing it dipped in a nice deep candy color.
What a feat in engineering.
I'm just trying to figure a good way to get Volksrods.com listed as one of the sponsors!
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Old March 1st, 2010, 01:51 PM   #60
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I really love this project. I'm picturing it dipped in a nice deep candy color.
What a feat in engineering.
I have thought long and hard about the color scheme for this car. I know that the color will set the stage for the whole car. I did not want to paint the car a fad color that would go out of style quickly. I decided early on that the chassis would be "metalic Black powder coat". This is for llot of reasons. the first is that it will blend in nicly with the black leather interior of the car. Second is that anything polished or chrome will really pop against the black metalic chassis.
As for the outside of the car, I want soemthing that will make the car look tuff, classy and be in style for a long time. So it comes down to 2 colors, Pepper greay Metalic (Ellenor mustang) or the new 2010 Nissan 370z Platinum Graphite (pic bleow). Not flashy, but classy. Maybe we can add a little more metalic to the mix.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 01:52 PM   #61
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check out Vapor Silver metallic from Lincoln.... it pops like a kandy from charcoal gray to bright eye-hurting silver in the sunlight.....
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I have thought long and hard about the color scheme for this car. I know that the color will set the stage for the whole car. I did not want to paint the car a fad color that would go out of style quickly. I decided early on that the chassis would be "metalic Black powder coat". This is for llot of reasons. the first is that it will blend in nicly with the black leather interior of the car. Second is that anything polished or chrome will really pop against the black metalic chassis.
As for the outside of the car, I want soemthing that will make the car look tuff, classy and be in style for a long time. So it comes down to 2 colors, Pepper greay Metalic (Ellenor mustang) or the new 2010 Nissan 370z Platinum Graphite (pic bleow). Not flashy, but classy. Maybe we can add a little more metalic to the mix.


black with silver stripes,

nice work! awesome project!
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Old March 1st, 2010, 06:23 PM   #63
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check out Vapor Silver metallic from Lincoln.... it pops like a kandy from charcoal gray to bright eye-hurting silver in the sunlight.....
I will check that out, thanks
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a man after my own heart...super nice.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:48 AM   #65
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I'm just trying to figure a good way to get Volksrods.com listed as one of the sponsors!
If your serious about that comment PM me maybe we can mke it happen.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 08:11 AM   #66
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clear it now, and drive it like it is! soooo sick
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:11 AM   #67
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Hi Guys

Some of you know that we have plans to do the Teffen 12 crusie this summer (Augst). We are jumping in at Cresent city California and making our way down to Venture over a couple days. We are doing this for one of our sponsors (KGPR). I was wondering what the chances are of having some of you guys join us? I would love to have some other volks rods there, as it stands I think we are the only VW Rod involved, the rest are restored VW's. If any of you are interested let me know. It would be a great oppertunity for you to get a closer look at the ghia and for me to meet some of you and see your cars. Thanks

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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:42 AM   #68
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absolutely and utterly insane. i LOVE it
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM   #69
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Is the Ghia body a structural member of the construction or is it more or less a shell? Either way it turning into one hell of a build!
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 10:19 AM   #70
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Hi Jeff,
The body itself is mostly just a shell. Not at all like the original Ghia body. That said, the new firewall is part of the body structure. As is the rear fire wall. It took allot of time to sort out the body since (as you likely know) it was made originally to be one peice and be structually sound. It is amazing how well built and engineered the Ghia's are.
We wanted the body to be removable, kind of like a Modle, so we could have the cage and chassis powder coated a different color from the body. It sounds like it would be easy to do, but it wasn't. Currently the body (firewall back) is sitting on 6 custom body mounts. The nose of the car will pull forward and then flip upward to allow accsess to the engine. To do this we had to cut the nose off; we made the cut to match the door profile and it looks pretty good. That also required a weather strip channle to be made to seal the nose when it's closed and a long list of other modifications. Aside from that; the rockers where boxed, and lower section of the truck valence was boxed with the lower rear fenders to make them one piece (a work of art) along with some other tricks Dean had. He did a great job making the body very stable. He is currently finishing the custom hinges for the front clip and mounting the nose. Thanks for the question.

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Old March 5th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #71
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I thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing the sponsors involved in this build. They have all really been fantasic and seem to love the V-Rod idea.

KGPR
Specialty auto body and Paint
Optima Trays
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Without their support this car would still be a dream. By supporting this build they also support the Volks Rod community and their passion.
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craziness!!!

sponsors for my v-rod build:

umm... me... a broke college kid haha
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:16 AM   #73
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Hello everyone

We are looking for someone with art skills to do a rendering of the Ghia. This will be used for the crew T-shirts, the trailer and the magazines. It's a great oppertunity for anyone that has some art skills and wants to get noticed. If your into V-Rods, this may just be the oppertunity you have been waiting for.
PM me or drop me and e-mail at

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We are looking for someone with art skills to do a rendering of the Ghia. This will be used for the crew T-shirts, the trailer and the magazines. It's a great oppertunity for anyone that has some art skills and wants to get noticed. If your into V-Rods, this may just be the oppertunity you have been waiting for.
PM me or drop me and e-mail at

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There is this beginning artist who does some okay work named John. He sometimes hangs around this site.
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