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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #126
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Steering dampner is stock I think on it? Don't they all have em?
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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #127
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Yeah but I been peiceing mine together....beam from Bugdust, Dbugs 10 incher, tierods from 2 different cars... now I gotta see if I can get a good used dampner. Front end is almost done though. Thanks.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #128
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I gotta new one and a used one I believe... PM Sent
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Old October 13th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #129
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Well here some pics of actual progress for a change! I took 13" or so outta the 1949-50 ford dash, i just got it clamped in right now. I think getting this dash to fit is gonna be more work than chopping it! lol

Also going to cut out the whole panel behind the dash and put a flat one in.

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Old October 13th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #130
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i love the stock dash and was thinking "what is he doing"

but that is one nice dash you have! i truly love that look!
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Old October 13th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #131
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Great Minds Must Think Alike


I was going to do the exact same thing with the dash on my car, I always loved the lines of the 50 Ford Dash.


But then in a Fit of Madness I completely ditched the idea and decided to go in this direction. You can still see the 50's dash in the background all primed.



Keep up the great work... I'm really diggin' this build.




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Old October 13th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #132
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You wanna let go of that Ford dash there Fernon?
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Old October 13th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #133
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You wanna let go of that Ford dash there Fernon?
Yes, actually I do and I still have the clock and the switches and knobs for it too (No Speedo or glove box door). PM Me.

Sorry for the Hi Jack...




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Old March 1st, 2011, 05:48 AM   #134
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Hotrodgary your Vdub is looking damn cool. It will have one hell of a wicked hotrod flavor when finished. Love all the metal work. Fabrication is always my favorite part of a build,finish work is the icing but looong nights.lol. Shoebox dash looks like something that should of happened from the factory.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #135
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Any new updates? Pics?
would love to see how things have progressed.
Did you keep the king bees low and up front?
How are you attaching them and a front bumper?
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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #136
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Luckily, fernon let go of the dash and I was able to pick it up. I love the lines of this dash. Here is how I modified it to fit my project. Still have to finish molding the edges of the 67' VW ashtray section in, but it flows very well I think.



It sets in the dash area pretty well, but the ends will take a good deal of reshaping to get the doors to close and not hit, but shouldn;t be a problem.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #137
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the build is looking fantastic gary!! its about time to drive that beast already!! keep up the great work man! i like your garage- very neat!
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:06 AM   #138
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Hey Gary, I see you cut out the clock section from your dash. Do you intend to incorporate it back into the dash somehow? If not, and you still have it, would you consider selling it to me?
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 08:11 AM   #139
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Thanks guys, unfortunatly I have not worked on it in awhile, too many other projects and other peoples cars I have been working on. And now I just got a 64 chevelle 2 door wagon I 'm working on the vdub is on the back burner. I am still collecting parts for it though!

Your dash looks good, i like how you moved the clock to the left. I do plan on putting the clock back in the middle, but I dont have an original clock to put back in it!

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:30 AM   #140
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Your dash looks good, i like how you moved the clock to the left. I do plan on putting the clock back in the middle, but I dont have an original clock to put back in it!

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I have the clock for this one and I have no intentions of using it, unless my tach installation doesn;t work for some reason. I'll send ya this one if I don't use it. I have a few other parts that came with it that I doubt I'll use, so you can have those too if ya want em.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #141
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From the depths! I havent gotten rid of the vrod, got another project and that has taken over, when I finish it I will be back on the bug. I'm still collecting parts for it though, picked up a 2275cc engine with dual weber 48's! and a bus trans, so that should run ALOT better than my stocker 1600 lol! Heres some pics of misc stuff I been up to.

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Pushed the vrod outta the barn for a couple pics cuz I missed seeing it haha.





My 69 I have been working on and driving





My father n laws 29 sedan he just finished, its a killer car! This pic is older, its currently done now




My new project, 64 chevelle two door wagon, lots of custom touches that most people wont notice, air ride, LS stroker motor, etc. It has taken priority over the vrod right now.


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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #142
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #143
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Nice toys Gary!!!!
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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #144
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Old September 16th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #145
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Man i am so envious of you!

That 29 is awesome

The engine in your Chevelle looks potent!
Great stance as well

Hats off to you buddy

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Old September 16th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #146
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My new project, 64 chevelle two door wagon, lots of custom touches that most people wont notice, air ride, LS stroker motor, etc. It has taken priority over the vrod right now.


I'd kill for the Chevelle!

My brother ran one, an "outlaw" '64, with an alcohol injected 580 inch Rodek, backed by a Powerglide...

You're gonna have a wicked ride when you're done with it...
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Updates on this? This VolksRod is nasty cool!
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