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Old December 9th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Anybody ever seen a full fendered T Volkdrod?

Bouncing around various ideas for a future project - kicking around a T delivery van on a VW pan..... Want to have fenders. Been searching and no luck. WOnder if any of you have done it or at least seen one. Thanks!
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #2
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The "Berry Mini T" kit car, was Model T inspired.

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Old December 10th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #3
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that 'C' cab one is cool as hell!!
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Anybody ever seen a full fendered T Volkdrod?

Guy in nh had one. It was a t body on a swing axle chassis when it backed up the ass end would raise up for some reason. It was some ones on here before my buddy traded for it.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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Lovin' that C cab!
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Anybody ever seen a full fendered T Volkdrod?

Back in the Early early 70's, Rod & Custom made a T bodied pickup with full T fenders... They even drove it cross country to Knoxville for one of those big street rod shows... It looked really nice... as I recollect, they even towed a trailer.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Anybody ever seen a full fendered T Volkdrod?

if i remember right, there was a company in the pacific northwest that sold a depot hack type truck to put on a vw pan. i can't remember the name of the company but i do know i have it in a kit car list. I'll see if i can find it and post it later.
OK, i found 1 kind of like what i was talking about.
http://www.volksfolks.org/forums/vw-...-car-for-sale/
i think this one is a Lindberg Engineering kit out of Tollhouse, Ca back in the '80's.
not quite a t truck but the sedan delivery from B.G.W. Ltd out of Wi is a really nice looking one. it is actually fiberglass panels attached to the bug body. it has good proportions, especially with the '40 Ford hood.
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if i remember right, there was a company in the pacific northwest that sold a depot hack type truck to put on a vw pan. i can't remember the name of the company but i do know i have it in a kit car list. I'll see if i can find it and post it later.
I bought a kit from an outfit in Seattle in late 70's it was a sedan delivery called The Bug Box....
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motherlodephoto, i found that company in a book i have. it is like B.G.W's sedan delivery.
also that one in Rod & Custom was a delivery type steel one. something along the lines of a 1915 model t. i really liked it too.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 02:20 PM   #10
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there was one in Minnesota somebody found.. It was actually a custom chassis running a vw engine. it was pretty sweet. Actually You know what? I'd just freaking go it. If you can get the model T body parts Go for it! Theres a front engined T volksrod pick on the internet.. the thing looks awesome.
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Guy in nh had one. It was a t body on a swing axle chassis when it backed up the ass end would raise up for some reason. It was some ones on here before my buddy traded for it.
Most likely it had gear reduction boxes on the swing axle.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 03:28 PM   #12
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Splain about the ass end raising with reduction boxes.......

Anyway - had a real good summary of where I am at and it wouldnt post. Gonna try this again:

Objective of project: Model T C cab or panel van that appears stock or close to it with a type 1 VW drivetrain. First and second glance will make you think its a real T. Want to be able to cruise down the highway at 55 or close to it with reasonable safety to go to shows and cruises. I refuse to use a trailer for any of my cars. Depending on what I find in donor metal will dictate whether going after "survivor" or restored look.

Had seen a front engine Volksrod at Pittsburgh classic. Impressive car. but not what I am after.

Detail so far:

Model A frame integrated with 67 bug tunnel and rear section. Will use several crossmembers tying the frame to the tunnel. Will make some rear frame extensions for body support, but not as beefy as the hearse. Would be overkill.

Model A front axle - possible split wishbones. Not sure. Do need to find some real measurements of front axle centerline to frame rails. This will help me nail down how I do the frame.
Doing front hydraulic brakes - need schooling on that. Have no clue yet on steering, but I think its a nice thing to have.

Transaxle will use reduction boxes to try to tuck the engine and tranny up as much as possible. Dont want engine visible. Need some schooling on reduction boxes.

Wheels/tires - wires - possible 26 T, but probably early A - Have access to a set of 16s, but not sure if they will look right.

Not sure if going C cab (several options there) or a straight delivery. Will use stock T (26ish) fenders, hood, etc. Cowl will depend on what I can find. May just fabricate one.

Engine is just a stock 1600 SP with single exit exhaust to help with the illusion. And yeah - will have heat.

So - that is where I am right now.
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Nope the alignment was off in the rear.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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Nope the alignment was off in the rear.
OK - That makes sense. Just got off the phone with a buddy with a 67 split and it doesnt do it. Once again not real familair with them. Thanks
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Old December 19th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #15
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Too much toe-out will do it. It doesn't take much.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #16
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If you plan to use T sheetmetal (wood skeleton) why not just use a T frame and front axle. 17-25 sheetmetal would be more affordable than 26-7. Try these guys in Kansas. http://modelthaven.com/
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I have all the body metal for a Model T 4 door sedan for sale for $200.. But then there is that four days road time and 3600 mile trip to deal with.
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What about 'Drone' delivery...maybe a panel at a time?
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