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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #126
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Where is the fuel tank and battery going to be located? I made a stand and put mine behind the cab over the nose of the transaxle. Room for a 10" X 10" X 32" fuel tank and battery. I have a flat bed so have the room. Pop
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Old May 7th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #127
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Fuel tank will be in the trunk. Battery is going in the stock location.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #128
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Dash is all mocked up.



And it steers!

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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #129
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If you don't mind me askin. How wide is your bed "inside"
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #130
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Its about 44 inches.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #131
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Mine ended up bein 40" inside. I was just curios. Looks good man. Keep it up.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #132
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Quick update before I head to work. Mock up bed floor is in and the tailgate latches are on.





The bed floor hinges for access to the battery, clutch cable etc...



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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #133
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Might steal your latch idea. Were you find them at?
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #134
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it would be an easy fab with some bar stock bent 90 deg. some pipe slightly larger than said stock and a spring or two! Also looks like part of a house door hinge...
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #135
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Here is a link to the latches.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #136
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Looks amazing man....what are your plans for the rear of the bed over the engine?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #137
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I plan to make the engine look awesome out in the open.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #138
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Had an amazing day towed the Volksrod to a VW show and breakfast this morning and even not finished it was breaking necks right and left. Then towed it home and started the bodywork with my buddy Kris Stidd. Thanks for all your help and tips Kris it was greatly appreciated.











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Old May 13th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #139
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Well the roof is pretty much wrapped up just needs priming and more blocking. Lots of dents pounded out and the trim holes are filled.







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Roof and outside of the doors are mudded and ready to prime & block.











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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:34 PM   #141
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Nice, I really like this build and your steady progress!!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 08:33 PM   #142
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Of course folks were turning their heads, you truck is brilliant!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:20 AM   #143
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I love the truck bed. Not so much the shape of the rear window, but if you like it , that's all that counts. Have fun. I would love to have it the way it is. Pop
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Fab work on Ur truck - would love to photograph it when it's done but I have a vibe that it's gonna be one of the most photographed VW creations to come down the bahn in many a moon - Kudos on being a great artist and building a brilliant ride ~:0) VivaChas!

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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #145
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Thanks for the word of encouragement guys. An update for you still cruising through the bodywork. Arms are sore from the block sanding but no rest for the weary.













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Odd, I checked this thread and now I've got Bondo dust all over my keyboard....
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Block sanding--- I just sand until I'am sick of it and then say, that's all I'am doing and it will have to be good enough, and paint. If you don't like my paint job, I don't give a crap. Pop
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Old June 1st, 2012, 04:59 AM   #148
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You are no longer allowed to refer to yourself as a newbie Cody.
You have kicked major ass on this build man. Congrats on all the hard work you tenacious bastard! :)



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Wow! This looks awesome!
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yupp. I agree with Doug. You need to edit your heading to read Former Newbie.
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