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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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This is my first Project, building a VolksRod, I could think of easier things to build but hey what's the fun in that. Started with a 1972 beetle, bout a week-ish into it, grind out all the old body filler, i cut out the rusted heater channels, chopped the back end, started to take apart the inside too, my only worry is the Bean extension, has anybody here built a volksrod without a Ben extender???? Would love to see how they did it, I'm from Ireland and beam extenders are hard to come by when on a tiny almost nothing budget,

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Old June 24th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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Welcome along. Its great to see another Irish Volksrod being built. I'm building one myself. (At painting stage now).

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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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Good man. Fermanagh man here living in Texas trying to build a VR myself.

You should ask Doug on the board here about his extenders. I guess if you got the overall dimensions and weight, you could figure out a shipping cost. I'm guessing the currency rate is still somewhat in the Euro's favour?

Might not be as bad/hard as you think to get yourself one.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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Hey Roc,

Welcome aboard! As far as the beam extenders go, you can use one if you want, it is YOUR car, make it like you want to make it.

There are quite a few cool rides that don't have an extender, as well as some that use them. It is up to the individual.

Mine won't have one. I personally don't want one.

If you want to look into using one though, Doug (DBUG41 on here) makes the best and his prices are quite reasonable. He also ships worldwide. You can contact him on here (look at his profile). Although, knowing him, he should be chiming in soon on your build.

There are quite a few different build threads on here, so get comfortable and search through them. Everyone has their own take on what looks cool.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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just make sure its legal in your country.
It would be fucked up if you build it with an extender and have to take it off again.
I would love to use one myself but its not possible here in holland to get a mot with it.

just look around here and build your rod the way you want.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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Damn! I forgot about the dreaded MOT! I lived in Cork for a few years and I remember they were totally anal when it came to taking my modern car in for the test.

Even the MOT people up North were power nazis.

In saying that, I know there are a few VR's and hotrods roaming around back home, it might be worth trying to find those guys and asking advice on what is acceptable.

Best of luck to you. I wish there was a bigger custom car scene over there...maybe I wouldn't have moved to Texas and this goddam heat! lol
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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as long as its pre 1980 its nct free over here:) insurance on the other hand is a pain to figure out. I really should try and pull mine out from under the canvas and cut a little,miss the smell of burning hair:)
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #8
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Damn! I forgot about the dreaded MOT! I lived in Cork for a few years and I remember they were totally anal when it came to taking my modern car in for the test.

Even the MOT people up North were power nazis.

In saying that, I know there are a few VR's and hotrods roaming around back home, it might be worth trying to find those guys and asking advice on what is acceptable.

Best of luck to you. I wish there was a bigger custom car scene over there...maybe I wouldn't have moved to Texas and this goddam heat! lol

a bit offtopic but dont move over here, we got just fucking rain every fucking day here!
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Old June 26th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #9
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I agree with the others, go with a doug extender and frame brace, ive just fitted mine in mock up and its pretty sweet,steering box clears bonnet too. I also cut off front apron but left edge around the front of bonnet so std bonnet latch will still work. I can post up some picks if ya like, good luck brother.
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Or you can go the Nederchop route and get the wheels-out-front look without an extender ... We can't alter the wheelbase here in the Netherlands so I kinds stole a bit and invented a bit and came up with a method of chopping and shortening that works for us ... and keeps us legal.

Here's a brief photoshop explanation. Take a look at the bottom of the A pillar at the heater channel to see how much the front of the body moves back without altering the wheelbase. For a 4 inch chop it's around 9 inches. You need to split th toof front to back and make a piece to fill the stretch, but it does keep the whole shape of a beetle roof intact ... OTOH - you end up with a 2-seater :)




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Old June 26th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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WOW!! That's fantastic!!!
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Hey Roc, I know the next one I build will be neder-chop like trib did. Totally makes sense. don't change the wheelbase, change the body, you'll be dicing it up anyway!
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Old June 27th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #15
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Wahoo another vrod in dublin......things just got a little more interesting in good auld baile atha cliath......

If your interested in having a look i have a loan of a beam extender im using to deceide on what stretch,drop etc i want before i get the plates cut and get my own made to what i want.

Where in dublin ya based dude?.......im out northside way close to the airport

Keep it lit man, is feader linn
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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #16
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Wahoo another vrod in dublin......things just got a little more interesting in good auld baile atha cliath......

If your interested in having a look i have a loan of a beam extender im using to deceide on what stretch,drop etc i want before i get the plates cut and get my own made to what i want.

Where in dublin ya based dude?.......im out northside way close to the airport

Keep it lit man, is feader linn
I'm just in blanch there, not too far from ya, would love to have a look if that's cool??? Send us an email bitterrocc@gmail.com nice one
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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone appreciate the tips, that car is beautiful chopped up bro, crazy idea but looks the tits! Still up in the air on what to do tho, I'm in filler stages with the car at the min, just grounded off the black tar crap from the arches (took forever) filling it all this sat so il be posting some more amateur pics the weekend :) thanks again everybody, your all a great help with these projects,
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Slowly getting there, I'm in filling stages at the minute, the arches are a bitch to smooth out.... Filled in most of the dash too, got rid of the ashtray, cig lighter, couple of the unused knobs and the glove box and vents, oh and the handle thing's, almost ready for priming :) can't wait to see it in primer, quick question, do I need to keep the heater channels??? Could I just weld in new plates instead of replacing the channels themselves??

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Old June 30th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #19
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Filled the holes for the trimming too didn't really like the chrome trim, got me a new VW badge too :) gotta get a set of peep mirrors to go with it,


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More sanding and filling today :( think I'm gonna build a bench seat for the front, anyone see this done before???ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372695229.521157.jpg
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Old July 6th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #21
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Bit more prep work done, primed and inside painted, painted the petrol tank too, sprayed the inside red with white details, still have to paint the floor pan's a nice glossy black, still pondering about the exterior color, some form of matte grey I think,


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Old July 9th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #23
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storming along man, be done before i even get my poxy roof sorted, well jel i am......
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Haha, ah just had some extra time last week had a chance to knock a few things out, inside is nearly finished, the car is in primer just waiting to stretch it then il paint it,
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More detailing done inside, painted the tank too, looks nice in red, also made my own gear knob ;) looks the bollox

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