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garlos August 31st, 2010 08:58 AM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Oh dude that's cool..

HeidelbergJohn4.0 August 31st, 2010 09:05 AM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe

Originally Posted by markh (Post 478014)
Last night, also decided to place the gas tank in the rear between the original firewall and the vert firewall. Build a compartment between the two thereby blocking the fuel compartment off from the cab compartment. Just making this stuff up as I go!!

I like that. I've never liked where the fuel tank was mounted in a bug.

Steve September 2nd, 2010 09:42 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
I love this project!! :dancing:

markh September 3rd, 2010 08:04 AM

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Thanks Steve, I sent you an email.

Just received my 10" extender from Dbug41 THANKS DOUG! That was fast and the quality on this thing is amazing! THANKS! Oh, I gave my 3 y/o son and 15 y/o daughter one of the smaller stickers and they were very happy. Kept the big one for myself of course!

I've also decided to suicide the doors just to keep me busy. Never done suicide doors but have followed enough build thread on here to see it's possible.

Been looking at all the various hinge and latch kits and it appears not all kits are treated equally. Seen prices range from $99 - 349. Is there a preference in kits that anyone might recommend? Thanks.

jkien65 September 3rd, 2010 10:05 AM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Look at Bugroadsters kits. He has the slim line ones for bug doors.

hotrodgary September 3rd, 2010 10:46 AM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Love it, will def be cool!! -Gary

Dbug41 September 3rd, 2010 06:29 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe

Originally Posted by markh (Post 478325)

Just received my 10" extender from Dbug41 THANKS DOUG! That was fast and the quality on this thing is amazing! THANKS! Oh, I gave my 3 y/o son and 15 y/o daughter one of the smaller stickers and they were very happy. Kept the big one for myself of course!

:hello:No problemo Happy to assist you in your build

Cat Box September 4th, 2010 09:53 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Nifty the man. looks good so far.

hotsauce September 4th, 2010 09:59 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Holy crap, this car is going to be gorgeous.

reub-revhead September 10th, 2010 02:09 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Friggin cool dude

c1run1 September 10th, 2010 02:22 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Outstanding Pile !
I got first dibs ..LOL

markh September 10th, 2010 06:57 PM

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Well I had one of those days...when you are going and going, thinking you are making some good progress...ideas are just flowing, you're cutting away, tacking, thinking this is IT, I'VE GOT IT! Well, after about 5 hours of tackling what I thought was a good idea for the rear quarter panels and rear fenders, I came up with this:
And this...
And this..
Stood back and only to then realize...yup, this is NOT it.
I felt like someone wronged me. Like I should fire the guy that came up with such a crappy plan. What a pile of poop! Two days later and now looking at the above photos, I feel like I still got shafted. The fenders mounting idea...all wrong. The shape of the rear quarters...all wrong. The front/rear decklid angle...yup all wrong. I'm going to need meds.

If anyone sees anything "right' about the way the rear looks, please let me know. But I have a feeling the census will be, "go back to the drawing board and do it again!"

Unkl Ian September 10th, 2010 07:18 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
The fender looks good.

Would T3 cooling help ? :Idunno:

Or how about 3" longer trailing arms,
then move the motor forward.

Might give you enough clearance to
make the deck flow the way it should.

Hebster52 September 10th, 2010 09:42 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Does the rearfenders go further back than original beetle fenders? In that case type-3 cooling woulf be a good alternative?

Fender looks good IMO.:thumbsup:

1jarhead2 September 10th, 2010 10:06 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
What about splitting the rear fender at the factory 37 Ford crown and then splitting the original VW fender at the same point and marry the two together. It will take a little hammer and bag and then english wheel or a plenishing hammer to get the right radius on the Vw side but then the fenders would bolt right back onto the VW body.
Another way might be to use the VW bug fenders but stretch them to the width you need and then add the last 1/3 of the trailing fender from the 37 Ford ,then weld a small rod up the middle of the whole fender to get your 37 Ford fender peak. pencil mark is to indicate cut and use trailing piece to the left of mark to make the transition for rear of fender. Just an idea to create a ton of sheetmetal work.

What about narrowing the trunk lid off of a 1938-1940 Ford coupe to make that rear deck lid radius work with the fenders? Okay its 1:37 am and I just came in from the shop where we are building a 1932 Ford Pickup so I have too much Henry Ford on the mind and not enough sleep. Good Luck and I know it will turn out even better than the last two awesome VWs you have built.

Flipper_1938 September 11th, 2010 09:30 AM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Ever thought about boat-tailing the back?

KdFmangler September 11th, 2010 09:38 AM

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this car is streight bad . i love it!

Palepainter September 11th, 2010 10:23 AM

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Looking great so far Mark. What about taking the rear curved section of a bug roof and grafing that in for a better transition of the hump? Flipping it around? Doesn't look like you are too far off, but I see what you are saying. You could still transition the body lines in the roof section in to the hood.

FONZY September 11th, 2010 11:21 AM

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looks good to me.
I think you could pull off a merged stinger out the back directly under a sloped down boat tail type deck on that no problem. ya want that fender RIGHT where it is. ideally ya want to slop the decklid area down and flat as possible to juuuust clear the engine/alternator. look at original late 30's stuff ... thats what they did and it works wonderfully.

good luck mang!

FONZY September 11th, 2010 11:24 AM

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...and now that i look closer i see yer woah.

the 'hood section you grafted in is too tall... needs to be sectioned down so the line from the trailing edge of the back of the roof section flows downhill to meet that front hood section... make sense? if you take the hood section off, cut out the inner support structure from it, then flatten it ot a bit on the ground, shave it to fit *will be too wide* should getcha goin in the right direction again:)

or .. or maybe just slide the whole thing south about 6-8". the trick is that part of the hood is too flat... most times when guys are building a 'hebmuller' style rear deck they use more of the center or middle section of the front hood... more curves in it ...

markh September 11th, 2010 04:46 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Oh this is great. T-3 cooling I don't think will be necessary but it's an option if I find the rear decklid curve interferes.

1jarhead2 - made a trip out to a local classic car junk yard to find an early trunk lid but nothing really matched up to the lines of the fenders. I wish I could find a rear trunk lid and rear quarter panels off a 37 coupe! But I will tackle the rear tomorrow. See if it's possible to use some of the roof metal.

Palepainter, I think you have something there with the roof metal.

Fonzy, I'm following...the front hood section that is on there needs to be flattened out and spread between the fenders. I'm going to split the rear down the middle and spread it. I think I'm going to pull some sheetmetal off the roof, flatten out the widened cowl section and hood section and see if it's possible to blend the two together?

On the rear apron section, I think I'll spilt the front clip as well as the rear bug clip and see if I can get one of them to work for the lower apron. Boat tailing the rear would add another degree of complication so I think trying the above might get me somewhere off stuck.

Thanks for the advice guys. Let's see what happens Sunday.

markh September 12th, 2010 09:03 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
Ok...Took everything and went to town today. Updated my build thread, but wanted to let everyone see where their comments led me.

Still have to cut in the rear decklid and the access panel for the fuel tank and shape the tops of the rear quarters, still to come.
This also solved the fender mounting situation.
Now looking at it, I think I need to chop the windshield down some more? I only took 2-1/2" the first go around. I'm thinking I should go another 1-1/2" Thoughts? OR...should I just lay it back a little? Give the windshield a little more rake?

Palepainter September 12th, 2010 09:25 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
No on the rake, but needs more chop. :)

JiI September 12th, 2010 09:39 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
If you find some NOS VW parts, you could restore it to stock!:thumbsup::grin:

"Kid Casey" September 12th, 2010 11:26 PM

Re: '37 Volkster Coupe
keep it how it is.. i like it.. i like it alot

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