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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #76
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Oh I like those new lines, Mark.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #77
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A 4 inch chop worked great for me. It is an obvious chop, without being too extreme. Mainly , my my head will not stick up above the windshield and look like Herman Munster out for a cruise.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #78
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Looks like another 1-1/2" will come out. Looking at it again, it needs more of a chop. It will be one long and short car for sure. I'm going to take a look at the convertible frame tonight and see about what it's going to take to make it all work. I also have a rear deck lid venting and hinge section in mind. My uncle gave me the go ahead to cut out some sheet metal from a delivery truck he is going to scrap. Hopefully he doesn't scrap it before I get back out there tonight. Will solve my cooling/venting question. Stay tuned...I think it will be cool!
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #79
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Damn Mark, that thing is turning out pretty cool looking!
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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #80
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In my opinion, the rear is too flat now. There needs to be some elevation change or body line or something that seperates the decklid from the fender shape.


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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #81
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Windshield needs to be layed back, for sure.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #82
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No chop. Add rake. IMHO.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #83
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The rear of this coupe reminds me of the front of a beetle, but with a super like trunk tip. If that makes sense.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #84
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What if you opened up the rear quarters. So it's shaped more like <==, instead of <=> this. Know what I mean?
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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #85
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Who makes that dual muffler exhaust? Have a nie ceramic coated header already and I had to scrap the single fat boy that was on it. I'm thinking a dual exhaust tip exhaust.

Been messing around in microsoft paint again and wanted to get some thoughts on the placement of things on the rear of the Volkster. I think the exhaust I have in mind, the tips would exit further out from center.

The idea is to use LED strips and make my own flush mounted tail lights. Something I can mount from the backside leaving the bodyline clean.

Can anyone read my mind on the exhaust I'm trying to imagine?
Has anyone used LED strips and made up their own red lens covers? What type of material should one use? Thoughts?
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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #86
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Find a larger late model lens, and cut it down, to get the right material.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #87
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red thick Lexan with a thinner and wider peace of lexan glued to the back side of it to bolt it the the fenders then sand down the lens so it is flush with the fenders.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #88
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #89
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Can anyone read my mind on the exhaust I'm trying to imagine?

Well, there is this one...
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....DD%2D2564%2D13

Or this one... (had this one on my volkstruck)
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....ACC%2DD%2D2044
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #90
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Ah...the dual quiet pack for a type 3. That's it! Rob, thanks for the link to cip, should have done that first. I might need to extend the exhaust tips to get them to stick out the "roll pan." Anybody have a solid one for sale for a fair price?

66vw, thanks for the link. Lots of bright stuff there. Looks like I have some more research to do on the design and how they will function considering tail,stop and turn functions.

Liking the idea of cutting down a red lens to fit my application. That makes sense, thank you.

Still undecided on the overall taillight design but I know I want to go with LED.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #91
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You need to add a reflector to the red lens piece. This will help to spread the light out the area of the lens. I use flourescent lens material that they put in suspended cielings.

This image is one of mine that will show you how well the reflector works. I use a tinted epoxy resin instead of the plexy.

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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #92
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You need to add a reflector to the red lens piece. This will help to spread the light out the area of the lens. I use flourescent lens material that they put in suspended cielings.

This image is one of mine that will show you how well the reflector works. I use a tinted epoxy resin instead of the plexy.


That looks cool as hell!
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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #93
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Like Unkl Ian mentioned, you can find an OEM lens that has the reflector surfaces molded in, but if you use acrylic, you may want to consider the reflecting aspects of the light.

I have a bunch if they give you any ideas. Here are some fun ones.

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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #94
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That's some Bad Azz work there Painter!

Mark the coupe is looking so sweet! Here's a thought for taillights ready made...how about grafting in some 90's Caddy taillights....like the Chevy truck/suburban gus like to use...? i don't know if the lines will work but another thought is some early T-3 units grafted into the fender peaks....I thinking with the flat lenses though..lots of cool 40's early 50's American possibilities too. Just think'en!
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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #95
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Hey Mark I have some 1939 Chevy sedan front turn signals that you could easily modify into rear tailights and they would look identical to 1937 Ford tailights only 1/3 of the size. They are yours if you can use them.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #96
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Sweet Lookin ride Mark,I'm doing a Coupe and thanks for ALL the Ideas,Madmike
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You need to add a reflector to the red lens piece. This will help to spread the light out the area of the lens. I use flourescent lens material that they put in suspended cielings.

This image is one of mine that will show you how well the reflector works. I use a tinted epoxy resin instead of the plexy.



This is a technique I think should be covered in the "how to bin"!!
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Old October 13th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #98
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Yeah, I'd like a little know how on that myself. Been thinking about how to do my taillight treatment for some time now and that has some real potential for my build as well

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Old October 13th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #100
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Great idea guys but Palepainter nailed it! Ok, now it's time to fess up...How does one do something that cool with their taillights.
I was looking around online and a number of hot rod suppliers have kits. Anywhere from $100-300 for LED strips in various lengths and shapes and come with acrylic lenses you sand down to make flush. My car budget for the '37 is taking a toll so a how-to would be great! Thanks, Mark
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