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Hot Rods 32 Roadster Body - a new approach. AKA Beetledeuce

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by english gent, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. english gent
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
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    What I meant was, I can't use an english wheel and other big machinery like that. The whole point of this build is to do it using a mig welder and a grinder!
     
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  2. im listening. -definatly some thing to learn here.
     
  3. I think the cowl area is where most of the VW body conversions miss. Yours is going to make a realistic older car cowl appearance. Be interested to see the rest of your modifications.

    How do you plan to address the quarter panels? I assume you using some type of frame and front engine/rear drive?
     
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  4. Well,I'm a Deuce Nut and I'm subscribed!

    Creativity along with drive & vision just might be the key to seeing something we all have overlooked in the past,,I'm open minded. HRP
     
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  5. FLATROCKER
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    I'm on board too. Starting too see where your going with it. Keep up the good work.
     
  6. anthony myrick
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  7. TANNERGANG
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    I'm in.......but, I'm in on anyone who will get off his butt and try to accomplish a feat like this.......ignore the ones against it........
     
  8. bluecar
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    Okay, tell us about the ceramic bananas on the shelf.........and the
    other knick knacks.
     
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  9. Yeah !!!!

    image.jpg
     
  10. english gent
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    Ha ha,.... well spotted! I'm an artist working with ceramics and other materials.

    www.simonshepherdart.com
     
  11. english gent
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    I think the rear quarter panels are another area where similar projects go wrong. I have plans to address this, so bear with me.
    I intend for this body to be channelled over a frame with a front engine and rear drive. In fact the drive train and frame can be quite traditional, this project is more about the body.
     
  12. english gent
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    I know you are a big voice on this forum so it's good to have you on board!
     
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  13. Jkustom
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    I'm in. I want to see you build something rad! Keep going man!
     
  14. Very Neat stuff there !
    This VW tin reconfiguration will be just as cool I'm betting.

    I really dig stuff like this
     
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  15. k32t
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    Ah the creative juice is a flowing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. bengeltiger
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    I'm subscribed! Start with pieces & parts and finish with something special. Go for it!
     
  17. The37Kid
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    Yes! I cought those too and want to know. Bob
     
  18. yo' English Gent, Do you have a right and left hand for sale like those on the shelf? I have an idea for an art piece with tattooed knuckles
     
  19. english gent
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    I have this pair for £40 (which is about $65), plus shipping.
    fists.jpg I can remove the lettering if you want, as they are stickers.
     
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  20. english gent
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    The A pillars needed to be 'tucked in' at the bottom to replicate the shape of the early Fords. This was achieved by slicing up where the A pillar meets the dash, and bringing the bottoms of the 'legs' in. At this stage everything is pretty flimsy and needs plenty of bracing and measuring to bring each side in the same distance. SP_A0236.jpg
     
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  21. english gent
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    Now with the sides in place, the cowl is starting to take shape.
    The heater channels (or what's left of them!) act act as 'skis' to support the work
    SP_A0496a.jpg SP_A0498a.jpg SP_A0219.jpg
     
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  22. Ulu
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    I'm amazed at what folks will try.
    Congrats on a good start to a very interesting project.
     
  23. volvobrynk
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    There is something rotten in the State of Denmark. :D

    First off, I have to call BS on the "no skills"! This is damn good work, and damn good eye for this stuff!

    Then a guy steal 3w Larry epic qoute .

    And I post prematurly. WTF

    But other then that; this is awesome, and I'm subscriped!

    Keep at it, you Master craftman!
     
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  24. english gent
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    Excuse me?
     
  25. volvobrynk
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    Sorry, sorry, big thumbs, HAMB app and a smartphone aint the Best combo!

    My bad. No harm intended!!
     
  26. Dude, that's "bananas" ! Have to "hand" it to you....so far, there is nothing "bug"ging me yet. :) Carry on.
     
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  27. Ulu
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    He's quoting Shakespeare. You seem like Gent but are you sure you're English sir? :D
     
  28. joeycarpunk
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    Long way around the barn but I admire your ambition. Lots of hotrods started with just cowls.
     
  29. english gent
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    I'm well aware of Shakespeare, unfortunately his first post read, 'There is something rotten in the state'....
    Perhaps he meant 'the States'?
     
  30. I like what I see so far, I'll be watching this one. Keep us posted.
     
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