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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Volksrod t-bucket aka 'hot tub'

After building my volksrod pickup, showthread: http://volksrods.com/forum/showthrea...220#post548220 I had parts left over. Eventually I started to build a second volksrod. The intention is rat look, wood, beetle steel, no paint, lots of rust, and many items from my own barn.

the beginning

The size from the cowl is from a T-bucket. For the sides, I have a roof of a beetle sawn in half
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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After a few days, the building looks like this.
The name 'hot tub' comes from the bloated shape, it looks like a bath and a hotrod ... So hot tub ...
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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Smokin' hot.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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that's going to cause a riot wherever you go. love projects made from other stuff. very inventive.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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I dig it
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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I agree, very cool idea to use the roof like that.
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Great project always nice to see other people that don't play by the established rules.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 06:07 AM   #9
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Good idea and great thinking outside the box. The wood firewall will certainly get some double takes.
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I like it











is it finished ??



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Old August 21st, 2012, 01:03 PM   #11
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I'm lovin it! but the RDW probably won't...haha
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VERY VERY COOL!!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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I'm lovin it! but the RDW probably won't...haha
I dunno Hans. Quint already built one street legal vrod in the Netherlands.
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How do you go about titling, registering, & license that ??

Just using the VW title & floorpan ?

I know their pretty picky over there


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There are 2 ways ...

If it's before a certain age (I think 1964) you can re-register it as a dune buggy which means it can have any kind of body as long as it fits the right rules per chassis size/stiffening, engine, etc.

If it's newer and still registered as a beetle, you have to meet the design specifications as per the registration document ..

# of seats, # of doors, type of fuel, body type, # of wheels, track width, whelbase, auto/manual gearbox, yada yada ...

and the construction safety rules which include retaining the intrinsic stiffness of the shell and floor pans, not changing the method of steering, suspension, braking etc.

That's why we tend to keep the entire chassis and heater tubes completely stock and reduce the body length ... and why you don't see a lot of sedan to convertible or pickup conversions ... I believe Quint's pickup is registered as a buggy.
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Thanx Kevin! Cars under 400 pounds are easier to get registration. I'll see if I can get the license plate, but first even finish.

Here are some more pics. The grille is from 2 beetle doors...!

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after cutting
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Looks amazing. I love that grille!
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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Here are some more pics. The grille is from 2 beetle doors...!
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If I only knew it was that easy, I have 3 sets of window tops for bugs. Innovation on this site from you guys is great.

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nice project Quint!
crazy how the grill has become!! you rock!!
I wished I had thought of that grill a few years ago
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nice project Quint!
crazy how the grill has become!! you rock!!
I wished I had thought of that grill a few years ago
I'm sure there's a bunch of us thinking, dadgumit, why didn't I think of that, I payed $XXXX amount for my grill

I just gave away or scrapped a bunch of doors, door top window frames, or rear quarter window frames

I have the rear quarter window frames from an S10 Blazer that I'm gonna dig out & think outside the box

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yes indeed, I'm one of them!!
I have a suitable grill flown over from the US for my hood, but this one would be even better on it..
if I had known it can be so easy to built something my self...
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BODY, Another Home Made Grill Shell Project - THE H.A.M.B
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nice!!

now thats ingenuity...

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nice!!

now thats ingenuity...

Reminds me of the same exsact look I got from useing the part of a 78 chevy nova above the headlights, then connecting them with the center 8 inches of the hood.... think it had about the same hump as this one did.
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The grill is finaly finisht:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/121080.jpg
and I made myself a steeringwheel from a machine chain:
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