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Best Custom USA ISCA - Hot VW Cover Car Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2183226
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Turntable passenger side
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Engine in car
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front A arm suspension
Best Custom USA ISCA - Hot VW Cover Car   Price: 400,000
The recognition of accomplishment by our piers by being honored was a Life Milestone. Our goal was to create a statement that VW based cars equally can compete in the world with other venues of cars and trucks. The name “Rodbuster” came from showing other venues of cars that we were to be recognized and respected as equals in innovation, detail, quality as well as take a quantum leap forward ahead of the culture for its time with chassis engineering, custom fabrication and presentation.
In the making of Rodbuster we decided early on to make this a coupe design with only two seats. The bulk head you see is behind the rear seat. Since I am 6’2” and over not small I need more room to sit comfortable. The area of the rear seat is where batteries, fuel injection computers, fuel cell, oil cooling and electric motor that raises and lower rear deck lid.
The truss design is overlayed over 16ga one piece sheet metal rolled panel that receives the access cover that is hinged. We created the truss design with rigid foam shaped similar how door panels are sculptured. This was covered with leather after foam was sanded smooth.
The rolled area you see is the area where the rear A-arms suspension in housed. We rolled 16G sheet metal and fitted it to body. The framework in the left is fuel cell area. The hole to the rear firewall is here air intake feeds cool fuel injection air from underside car. The mass air sensor is housed in this area also. To the right of this is electric winch (not shown), mounting with lever going to both sides of deck lid hinge. We tried many motors and finally ended using a electric winch motor driving an acme thread rod due to weight of deck lid.
This view is looking down on framework. The area in the center is the shift linkage We ran it thru u joints to keep a flat floor. I did not want a hump in the chassis floor. The framing to the right is the battery tray area. The area to the left is the oil cooling discharge to the underside of the car. The large oil cooler has a pusher fan from outside air intake duct.
View of the deck lid motor. We fabricated a steering u joint to the rod that feeds an acme nut that raised each thru a rod that attaches to each deck lid hinge. We had to do some trial and error in getting each side to raise equally due to tension deflection in the rod. Batteries can be seen in the foreground.
This view is right side of compartment. The fuel cell is shown here. We only have a 8 gallon tank but designed to be increased to 13 gallons if need be. The oil cooler is below the fuel cell. Good view of shifter u joints. We used a CV axle boot for shifter, seemed to work for hole and allowed for movement.
The electronics took a fair amount of space. We did this on two levels. The switches are kill and isolation switches. The fuel injection computer is above the batteries. You can see the air duct. Starting to fill up the space as you can see. Back when we showed ISCA many moons, (80’s) ago we had underside lighting. This is common today. The two knobs just below the batteries by the blue panel feed a tube light under car, I could control direction, speed and intensity. BS but back then I had to do this to be competitive with High dollar street rods and customs of the day. Also, since we were VW powered we had to work 5 time harder to be accepted and recognized.
View of cover of area behind seat. We rolled a 16 ga sheet metal cover. This was covered in leather and given shape and texture. This cover is removable with release pins from inside.
View of deck lid lifting device. We remoted the coil here also.
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