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Old January 6th, 2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/index.m...search+Doc+name
Check out this guy's volksrod project (halfway down the page). He said he put about $800 into the project before selling it and all handbuilt [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] He emailed me more picts:





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Old January 6th, 2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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wow that looks great... its too bad he sold it
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Very cool.

That looks like a '40 Ford front axle.
Any idea what the steering box is ?

Notice the Cleco fasteners on the hood sides? This guy knows what he's doing.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 09:16 PM   #4
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Its good to see something new!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] Great car. On the steering box. Some guys with HotRods use steeringboxes from a VW BUS. Could be the same [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/confused.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/stoned.gif[/img]
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Old January 7th, 2004, 03:49 AM   #5
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that is sweet.....really has the traditional rod look with that suspension
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:33 AM   #6
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Very cool!!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] The rear suspension is just like the car that Dragmaster built for Rod & Custom Mag. in the late 60s. Very cool can't wait to see it finished.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:50 AM   #7
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Looks pretty sweet but with the engine in would look a bit funny.Doesnt the inside of the body look like its wood????
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Old January 7th, 2004, 06:57 AM   #8
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This is very, very nice work. I really doubt that this car could get this far along for $800 unless he already had most of the parts. This guy should have finished it, it's a great look and he has done fantastic work. I especially like the hand formed aluminum hood assembly. The cleco fasteners tell me this guy has some aircraft experience. It's a shame that when the engine is installed you won't be able to see all of that cool rear leaf spring. Somebody's got to do this set-up.

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Old January 7th, 2004, 07:09 AM   #9
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Wow... this is exactly the kind of car I've been thinking about building. Would you guys cover the engine with a truck bed/turtledeck or leave it exposed? I'd be tempted to build an abbreviated C-cab delivery body on the back, but that's the showrod fiend in me coming out to play.

Boy, I really need to build one of these...

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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:03 AM   #10
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that is too cool [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] i kinda like this nose better though.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:09 AM   #11
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Both of those are sweet but I definatly would cover the rear with a bed or some other type of cab.800 bucks???????? What did he sell it for?????
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #12
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>that is too cool i kinda like this nose better though. [/b][/quote]

Pretty cool... or maybe one more like this?
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #13
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Or... hmmm...
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:40 AM   #14
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pretty neat [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] i think the vw styled hood reflects the cars roots though.
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Not a bad idea, Bill... you mind if I use it when/if I actually get around to building mine?
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Looks pretty sweet but with the engine in would look a bit funny.Doesnt the inside of the body look like its wood????
that is just the raw unpainted fiberglass you are seeing.....tends to get a yellowish hue to it......dang, i love that rear suspension.....shame to hide it.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:59 AM   #17
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I think that the steering box is probably one that would be used in a sprint car. Yeah, its too bad that he did not finish it before selling it. :angry:

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The ratios available in the Sprintcar boxes are too quick for the street.
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I like the one with the cut down Beetle nose,
punch it full of louvers for good measure.
Set up the front end like Frankenshine,so the tie rod runs behind the axle and the hood would drop down between the axle and the steering. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
And since there is no motor in front,stretch the cowl,or move the firewall,to get some leg room.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #20
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That VW Bucket is REALLY nice. Wish I could have bought it for $800.

Ever see one of these? It was at the Daytona Turkey Rod-Run. Not too fond of the hood, but it has potential.
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Guy wanted $4500 for it. It was in BAD shape. I told him to step away from the crack-pipe. Just kidding.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:09 PM   #22
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did you get any history on who made the body?
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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:48 PM   #23
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did you get any history on who made the body?
Nick???? Someone here has to know were to get one! That thing is bad motha fuckin ass!!!!!!!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smokin.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/licklips.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old January 7th, 2004, 02:30 PM   #24
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When I replaced my pans I got some help from a friend. He showed me all about cleco's. Those things kick ass! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smokin.gif[/img]
 
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>He showed me all about cleco's. Those things kick ass! [/b][/quote]

I always figured they were expensive.
Finally bought some last year.
35 cents each for #30. Brand new.I think the special pliers are $6.00
I bought 100 of them.And a few of the side clamp style.

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