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Old September 14th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #26
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Do away with the original hinges & put some on the outside, that's what I plan to do if I ever get to chopping mine

Seems somebody has a deck lid hinges on the outside, I just can't remember who it is


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49 Ford Deck hinges would do nicely if you can manage. They're heavy and Chrome... and not really all that common. Would look pretty cool I think.

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That's exactly what I was talking about, when I get around to chopping my top, I planned to use use hinges like those, that's if I decide to keep the deck lid


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Because of the deck lids compound curve, you'll want the hinges close together and aligned so that they don't bind as they pivot. Or, one wide VolksRods'esq (esk?) centered hinge would do.
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You could always get a puma shroud? Or Didn't somebody here make one? I think i saw a thread on it.
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new deck made of leather dzused on?
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How much of the 'valley' of the hinge mounts do you need for the lid to flip up? I was thinking that you could run some flat material straight across the hinge mount high enough to miss the shroud, losing the lower part of the curve.
That's a good point. My first thoughts were that the hinge would have to be modified to some extent i.e. shortened, bent, etc. Just was checking if someone actually modified the hinges for a reference point.

I will have to study it more. I'll check what sort of clearance I have and get back to you.

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That picture makes me feel sad for a super then again I see viable parts from the damn thing
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Do away with the original hinges & put some on the outside, that's what I plan to do if I ever get to chopping mine

Seems somebody has a deck lid hinges on the outside, I just can't remember who it is


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Hi Ron. I originally had the same thought but as the evil plan progressed I am going for a vintage look, 30s/40s roadster while keeping most of the VW features. Not to say I won't go off the beaten track but I would like to keep clean lines with touches of chrome and whitewalls, of course.

Really enjoying your build. Those wheels you are building are bananas. Wish I had the tools and know how to do it. Keep up the good work.

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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:16 AM   #36
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49 Ford Deck hinges would do nicely if you can manage. They're heavy and Chrome... and not really all that common. Would look pretty cool I think.

That is slick. I'll have to give it a rethink. Could make my life easier. I'm off to pull the engine now and replace a few gaskets and such. The car has to be moved out of the shop it's in now and I had better get her running properly.

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Because of the deck lids compound curve, you'll want the hinges close together and aligned so that they don't bind as they pivot. Or, one wide VolksRods'esq (esk?) centered hinge would do.
Hmm. One hinge... interesting.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #38
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Would like to see a pic of that.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:19 AM   #39
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Not familiar with the set up. Any reference for it?

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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:21 AM   #40
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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:47 AM   #41
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Fender Well Cut


Okay, so where were we. Another inch to come down and it was the secret cut pointed out by FC&M where the fender well had to be cut and pushed in.



This will allow the chopped top to drop into place. I only realised at this point that the back was too high and needed to be reduced in height and pushed inward to meet the modified shape of the tail now that the top has dropped down to a more narrow line.




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Old September 16th, 2014, 03:28 PM   #42
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Fender Cut Detail


Here's the cut and it moved inward pretty easy.



And voilą the C-Post butts up nicely



And that 1" gap on the B-Post is no mo



Going to have to warm up the saw again

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that is a very cool solution to the problem. Great Job!
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Hi Ron. I originally had the same thought but as the evil plan progressed I am going for a vintage look, 30s/40s roadster while keeping most of the VW features. Not to say I won't go off the beaten track but I would like to keep clean lines with touches of chrome and whitewalls, of course.

Really enjoying your build. Those wheels you are building are bananas. Wish I had the tools and know how to do it. Keep up the good work.

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Thank ya, I hope next year to have all 4 wheels complete, 10" wide on the rear & 6" wide up front, I have the metal rolled up, I just need to finish cutting the wheels in two, then buy tires, I see that part taking the longest

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Or, one wide VolksRods'esq (esk?) centered hinge would do.
Ya know, that almost sounds cool, may hafta see if I can whip something up

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Old September 17th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #45
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If I decide to run a deck lid, I'll just use pins or Dzus fasteners and forget the hinge.
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Squeeze & Window Shape

With my handy strap we squeeze the bottom C-Posts inward to meet the roof top C-Post. This shows how much the top has moved forward from the original position.



Now the side-rear window has to be reshaped. So the original bottom curved area has to be cut out and angled upward to meet and continue the overall window shape.



At least that's the plan
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Old September 17th, 2014, 07:59 AM   #47
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Cheers. Working away, first custom rod ever so blindly enjoying Mr Toad's wild ride. Ha!
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Ya know, after seeing that, when I get to doing mt roof, I'm gonna bring the body up to meet the roof, take it out behind the doors, depending on how low you go, it may be far enough forward to clear the fan shroud, it'll be sticking out, but then ya wont need a deck lid



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Side Window Nip Tuck


Okay this, along with the previous cuts, is a little tricky. Trying to keep symmetry for both sides and get a smooth curve for the framing of the glass.

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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #50
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If I decide to run a deck lid, I'll just use pins or Dzus fasteners and forget the hinge.
Unfortunately here in Ireland with all the rain and no deck lid my engine would turn into a swamp cooler.

I do like the look of these hinges:

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