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Manfred58sc Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:02 pm

Last summer I bought out a small VW junkyard and ended up with very solid 65 body, no nose,doors,or apron. It was too good to cut up (perfect heater channels), so it weathered the winter until I got a very solid 73 pan. I dug through my pile of parts and came up with enough stuff to get a start on a Volksrod. Still needs a trans and I think I will build a 40HP as a tribute to its origins..

Manfred58sc Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:17 pm


Manfred58sc Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:19 pm

67 decklid and "mono" brake light, Yankee tail and turn signals from a 1930's trailer

Manfred58sc Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:23 pm

Single pop out quarter window and bad-ass Anson 5 slots, 15" in back and 13" in front. I'm not going the beam extender route and will keep its "attitude" on the high side.

Manfred58sc Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:11 pm

Well the body is now attached to the pan w/new seal, ordered new windshield, , found a great 7 gallon square gas tank, and some really cool lowback seats out of some German car. Will get pics soon..

Manfred58sc Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:34 pm

Very comfy seats, and gas tank mounted. Still collecting parts, pic soon

Manfred58sc Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:35 pm

50's Mercedes??

Dutch1968 Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:50 am

Any updates :?:

Manfred58sc Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:45 pm

Well, yes! I just got the trans back from my shop ( thanks Mr. Gas ). I had to swap the nose cone to the 3 bolt style. I also have a decent used 1600 awaiting my attention. Been collecting small parts along the way. As I get a break between customer cars it will see the shop floor. Maybe street time by summer.

Manfred58sc Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:09 pm

Well it has finally made its way into the shop. Trans and engine installed! I'll get some pics over the weekend.

vaughn bros. Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am

Pics please. 😀

Manfred58sc Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:35 pm

Tomorrow, I promise!!

Manfred58sc Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 am

Got a good start on the wiring, sealed the floor with POR15, greased the beam etc.

vaughn bros. Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:24 am

:D Officially being worked on.

Manfred58sc Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 am

I put the trim back on, I'm just going to wax up the OG paint ( mostly blue ). The body has ZERO rust! I may have a problem with the engine, crank turns..distributor does not. I ordered a gear puller, hopefully its simple ( like the gear not engaging ). The pan is IRS. I went with a 1600 DP so it would move better. It will have heat since I have excellent channels. This is no car show queen, shooting for daily driver status.

Manfred58sc Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:59 am

Well, the blasted distributor drive gear will not come out, the more it moves up the shaft, the more it freezes up. The bottom end was a bit of an unknown, it had an aluminum pulley that sheared off shortly after rebuild ( I got it cheap ). I a-feared that cam mayhem ensued. Crank turns great etc. Time to tear everything apart and split the case. Wiring is done! I'm going to mount a single "Jeep" style wiper up high on the drivers side, maybe Volvo wagon hatch window.

vaughn bros. Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:56 pm

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