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jaransonT3 April 11th, 2011 07:55 PM

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OK folks.....here is my vision for a Volksrods version of the hood ornament.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...odOrnament.jpg

In this version, I would make the base a separate piece so that the owner could adjust the angle of it relative to the rest and give some flexibility on mounting location. Would also make it adaptable to Type 3s :hmm: Would just need to drill and tap in the position required.

So Unk.....Think you could cast it? What would the pattern have to be made out of?

KQQL66 April 12th, 2011 12:40 AM

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That design is great Jaranson....when the one from ebay gets here I will be doing a mould and making them from cast iron so that they rsut and look very Ratty for those that want the original design....but your volksrod inspired version has caught my eye also....i'm sure it will look great

Turbo Punk April 12th, 2011 02:18 AM

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I think I'd have to go out and buy a VW just so I would have something to put one of those on. :)

Scott76 April 12th, 2011 02:29 AM

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Oh my. Just wait til the Samba gets wind of this! THIS IS AWESOME!!!! Great idea. But wait. John what about a base for those of us who don't run trim? (I just looked at my car, theres no trim).

Turbo Punk April 12th, 2011 02:54 AM

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Same as a type 3, drill and tap the base and bolt it from under.

Scott76 April 12th, 2011 03:21 AM

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OH ok. I know nothing about T3 hoods. Thanks Tim.

rostigbug April 12th, 2011 03:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 506833)
I can make anything rust.

:funny: Unk you must live in washington state:funny:

Turbo Punk April 12th, 2011 06:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rostigbug (Post 506875)
:funny: Unk you must live in washington state:funny:

Nah, Ian is like Nick, he's our other resident Canasian.


But without the Asian part.

Unkl Ian April 12th, 2011 06:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 506849)

So Unk.....Think you could cast it? What would the pattern have to be made out of?



MDF works OK.
Baltic Birch plywood is stronger,
and nicer than regular plywood.

The pattern making industry uses $$$ Magic Plywood,
probably reinforced/impregnated with resin.

Should it say VOLKSRODS (plural) or VOLKSROD (singular)?

Would it be better to use fewer/deeper teeth on the cog ? Might be easier to tap.

Unkl Ian April 12th, 2011 06:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 506849)

In this version, I would make the base a separate piece so that the owner could adjust the angle of it relative to the rest and give some flexibility on mounting location. Would also make it adaptable to Type 3s :hmm: Would just need to drill and tap in the position required.

So Unk.....Think you could cast it? What would the pattern have to be made out of?




Might be able to do two versions, T1 and T3,
both with a fixed base at the appropriate angle.

The base could be heavy enough to allow
the owner to "fine tune" the position before tapping.

Unkl Ian April 12th, 2011 06:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 506849)
So Unk.....Think you could cast it? What would the pattern have to be made out of?


The foundry that does my seats can do it,
in Aluminum, Brass, or Bronze, no problem.

Unfortunately Brass and Bronze are significantly
more money than Aluminum. :ohmy: :sad: :blink: :hmm:

But they have an Aluminum alloy that polishes up very nicely.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 12th, 2011 07:56 AM

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Shit,screw the car I'm gluing that bastard to the top of my helmet, Flash Gordon style!! :funny:

purplemyth April 12th, 2011 07:58 AM

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:funny:

Turbo Punk April 12th, 2011 09:05 AM

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Damn near pissed myself John. :funny:

alykat April 12th, 2011 09:34 AM

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Crap John . Ya beat me to it. I had images flash through my mind of that piece on one of my helmets, on a motorcycle fender, on the radiator cap of my Model T, and of course on a Vrod.

Budreaux April 12th, 2011 10:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 506887)
The foundry that does my seats can do it,
in Aluminum, Brass, or Bronze, no problem.

Unfortunately Brass and Bronze are significantly
more money than Aluminum. :ohmy: :sad: :blink: :hmm:

But they have an Aluminum alloy that polishes up very nicely.

If you guys are wanting it to be able to rust, then there is a simple technique to imitate this. I'd suggest aluminum, that way folks could run it as is, or polish it for a shiny appearance, or use the proper paint on it to allow it to rust. I'll put together a tutorial on this if folks like.

Unkl Ian April 12th, 2011 10:46 AM

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I think Brass and Bronze are easier/cheaper to Chrome plate,
compared to Aluminum. But Aluminum can still be Chrome plated.
---
There are a few places that make the "instant rust" type paint.
Modern Options is one. I wouldn't spend the money for their
patina solution. Instead, I would use regular Vinegar; soak a cloth,
wrap it over the area, and cover in plastic. The longer the acid acts,
the richer the colors. If it dries too quickly, you get a cheap looking
Orange rust.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 12th, 2011 01:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 506901)
Crap John . Ya beat me to it. I had images flash through my mind of that piece on one of my helmets, on a motorcycle fender, on the radiator cap of my Model T, and of course on a Vrod.


I could totally see that on the front fender of a bike.

rodderdan April 13th, 2011 07:27 AM

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Ok,the market is here.Make it,I'll take one.

jaransonT3 April 13th, 2011 08:52 AM

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I am going to work on making one from MDF. If it works out, I can send it to Ian and see about casting some.

Be patient. It will be a few weeks before I can get to it.

V8Transporter April 13th, 2011 09:14 AM

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Ooh, ohh, I want one too! :grin: Mine will go up on the roof of the Single cab about as far forward as I can get it. Screw the lack of trim, I'll make something if I have too. Aluminum would be nice. I figure on painting it with Satin Chassis Black from Eastwood. Are they done yet?:grin::grin:

VWBettie April 13th, 2011 11:11 AM

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John you kill me! Love it. I want to put one on the front fender of my rat bike now too!

OB'S Customs April 13th, 2011 04:56 PM

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I have a chopped panel square that need it as my hood ornament...I'm in!

Type3tom April 13th, 2011 05:05 PM

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Im down so count me in for one!

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 13th, 2011 05:36 PM

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I'm in for at least one maybe two depending on the price.


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