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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #26
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OK folks.....here is my vision for a Volksrods version of the hood ornament.



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 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?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #27
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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
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #28
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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. :)
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:29 AM   #29
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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).
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #30
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Same as a type 3, drill and tap the base and bolt it from under.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #31
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OH ok. I know nothing about T3 hoods. Thanks Tim.
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I can make anything rust.
Unk you must live in washington state
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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #33
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Nah, Ian is like Nick, he's our other resident Canasian.


But without the Asian part.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #34
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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.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #35
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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 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.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #36
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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.

But they have an Aluminum alloy that polishes up very nicely.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:56 AM   #37
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Shit,screw the car I'm gluing that bastard to the top of my helmet, Flash Gordon style!!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #38
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Damn near pissed myself John.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #40
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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.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:03 AM   #41
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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.

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.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #42
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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.
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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.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #43
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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.

I could totally see that on the front fender of a bike.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #44
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Ok,the market is here.Make it,I'll take one.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #45
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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.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #46
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Ooh, ohh, I want one too! 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?
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #47
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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!
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Old April 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #48
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I have a chopped panel square that need it as my hood ornament...I'm in!
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #49
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Im down so count me in for one!
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #50
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I'm in for at least one maybe two depending on the price.
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