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Old October 18th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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Smile Goose's 65' Oval Project, "Venom"

Decided to start a Build Thread here so people can comment. Some info duplicated from my Intro.


My name is Gus "Goose" and this is my first Bug. But not first VW, (had a Custom 95' Jetta). I Currently have a Custom Chrysler 300C and 2 Custom Honda VTX 1300 Cruisers. Cruisers will be 4 sale to satisfy my new addiction of Volksroding .

Im in the works of getting a gutted 65' Bug and work with my uncle in converting it to a Volksrod. Some of the plans are as follow (not in order):

1) Chop 4" all around.
2) Put in an Oval rear window.
3) Extend the front 8".
4) Drop it some.
5) Big rear tires, small front.
6) Custom Paint (color TBD).
7) 1600 engine made to 1915cc
8) ...

And as you can see... Have fun while doing it all.

Then drive it like is hot .

Nothing is set in stone. So, Im sure there will be plenty of changes along the way.


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Old October 18th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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Old October 18th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Goose's 65' Oval Project

This is my idea for paint.










Some progress... New Shoes.

Rear: 275/60/15 on 10" rim.
Front: 155/80/15 on stock rim.
















8" extension.














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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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looks great! i really like those shoes on it, good ratio
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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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Looks like you've got a great start. Your car looks to be in really good shape. I'm assuming that it was gutted when you got it? Even gutted I think you started with more car than most of the V-rods around here start with. I like your choice of tires. All of my vehicles with 4 wheels have BFGoodrich rubber on them and I've always been a white letter tire guy. What size are your tires?

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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #6
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Looks like you've got a great start. Your car looks to be in really good shape. I'm assuming that it was gutted when you got it? Even gutted I think you started with more car than most of the V-rods around here start with. I like your choice of tires. All of my vehicles with 4 wheels have BFGoodrich rubber on them and I've always been a white letter tire guy. What size are your tires?

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Yea the car was already gutted. So on a way it makes it alot easier to start with. We are working on it from the bottom up.

The tires are 275/60/15 om the rear and 155/80/15 on the front.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #7
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t layout so far, keep it up
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:13 AM   #8
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great plan

love the rims,tires combo. i have some smoothies for the back also and was on the fence on getting some for the front. its nice to see if i dont get them for the front my 5 wide will look good too.

your paint idea looks killer! i like the red stripes to brake it up. maybe a red stripe on the rims would continue the look?



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Old October 19th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #9
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Thanks for the compliments.

I was not able to photoshop the paint idea too well. Its supposed to be all Satin Black inside and out. With In-between the Red lines to be Gloss black. But paint is still some time away.

I might do a #5 on the side, sortof like the 13 on the photoshop. What do you guys think? With a number on the side or no number?
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if you did the satin black out side then you could do a gloss black number with the red outlining it.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #11
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Began triming the front and rear.



Thinking of doing a Trans. raise to lower the body some.









































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Old October 30th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #12
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I like that paint scheme, the nose is different and gives it an more aggressive look.
Have you indexed the rear yet to lower it?
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Old October 30th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #13
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I do like the PSP concepts for your car. You picked the perfect wheel and tire combo for it with the white letters giving it that sporty look. The 2 toned black and red pinstripe accent w/numbers on the side adds to that same look. You gonna lower it some more I hope, to add even more to the sports car look? I'm gonna watch this build cuz I like it.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #14
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A few updates. Slowly but surely.

Dropped Spindles have been installed.
Front Disc Brakes have been installed.
Body Removed for Pan Resto.
- Pan welded to tunnel
- Joints sealed
- Pan Painted
Dakota Digital Gauges came in the mail.

The Rear will be lowered when the car is put back together after the chop.


























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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #15
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Nice, but the tire on the roof is 'too Baja' for your project and will screw up the aerodynamics...plus, I really want your garage.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 02:49 AM   #16
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Nice, but the tire on the roof is 'too Baja' for your project and will screw up the aerodynamics...plus, I really want your garage.
Thanks. The old tire just happend to be on the roof in the picture, but its not part of the design. Nothing is going to go on the roof.
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Looking good. Keep going.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 04:23 PM   #18
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Its been some time but im getting back in the grind

This weekend I marked where the roof cuts will be. I welded some bracings for the body then dove head first and cut the front half off.











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Looking damn good.
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Looking good, keep it going! I have a very similar tire size combiniation for mine. It'll look good once you get it finished and down on the deck. Get some adjusters in that beam! YOu won't be happy until you do.

I like the paint theme as well. I would probably carry the lighter color around the tip of the hood and engine lid but I see where you are going with it. I agree the red stripe is a nice accent.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #23
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Looking good, keep it going! I have a very similar tire size combiniation for mine. It'll look good once you get it finished and down on the deck. Get some adjusters in that beam! YOu won't be happy until you do.

I like the paint theme as well. I would probably carry the lighter color around the tip of the hood and engine lid but I see where you are going with it. I agree the red stripe is a nice accent.
Do you have pictures of your ride?


Would I need shorter shocks if I put adjusters on the beam?
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Gus l love your paint scheme I think the rims would look sweet with those billet spike caps that bugdust posted. Keep up the good work looking real good.
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Would I need shorter shocks if I put adjusters on the beam?
Naah, they aren't on the car right now. My ride is just in primer on stock wheels and the tires are in a stack in the garage. I've got 14x6''s for the fronts, 10''s and 12"s for the rear.

Stock shocks may bottom out depeding on How low you go. Shorter shocks will work better, but you won't necessarily have to have shorter ones. I've got adjusters in a link pin but I have never gotten around to buying shocks until I make up my damn mind if I want the shocks painted vs chromed.
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