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Post  bugdust on 2009-06-16, 19:34

OK, I've decided to combine my 64 project and a 61 parts car into my "volksrod" project and finish my 62 ragtop as a mild-custom cruiser. The plan is still similar to the drawing but I may keep the fenders.
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I will use the rolling chassis from the 64 project. If I go fenderless I will build an extension for it and change the wheels.
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The red 64 body will be used as donor metal for the black 61. Once the black body is finished I will bolt it on the 64 pan. I've started the 4" chop.
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I'm chopping it a little different than most people do because, 1) I have no idea what I am doing and 2) I'm trying a few things that are a little different so I'm doing it a little different.
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Post  bugdust on 2009-06-17, 21:26

I didn't have much time to work on the chop today. I took a pain pill and when the little one took his nap I tried to get a little done. I'm just trying to get the overall shape and height for now. I think I am going to take it down another 1/2".
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Post  bugdust on 2009-06-27, 21:41

Call me stupid but I cut everything back off and lowered the roof another 1/2". I'm starting to get it back together again.
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Post  bugdust on 2009-06-30, 21:53

I got it outside for a better look.
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I don't like it.

I did work on making the right side B-pillar match the left side and the first fit of the A & C-pillars.
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Post  bugdust on 2009-08-15, 23:43

I haven't done a lot to the chop yet I have done a lot of little things. Here's a few pics in random order. I date all my pics so that might help.

everything that is in primer has went to bare metal
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cutting the windshield area down another inch or so
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filling in the front roof area
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side profile
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getting ideas on ragtop clip fit
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removed 1/4" thick undercoating
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cutting out the rear cowl area
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filling in the vents
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fitting the second ragtop clip
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Post  Bugman114 on 2009-09-14, 23:28

any updates on this build? i definately want to see this one finished Twisted Evil

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Post  bugdust on 2009-09-18, 13:00

Yeah, there has been some progress since those pics, but not much. I have a more up-to-date thread on volksods.com

Here's some pics.
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Post  my65vert on 2009-09-20, 21:35

shit aint done yet?? Very Happy Could have fabbed up a homemade bus by now!...LOL

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Post  bugdust on 2010-06-06, 00:18

Project abandoned. Traded it for some parts that I never got.
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