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  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:22 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Maybe it's a geographic thing; I was browsing seats on CL a few weeks ago here in the San Francisco Bay Area, ane was shocked by the redonkulous prices these fools are asking...WTF are these fools thi ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:04 am   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Those seats look pretty cool just with the headrests and plastic bits off! If you squint they kinda look like old Mustang seats.

Youre not wrong. I was talking last night and said they look like ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Got the seats today. A bunch of work ahead of me. Yes, I know it looks tight. There is a LOT of wasted space in the factory skins and seat rails so Ill pull the plastic, make aluminum dimple died ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
I like the last picture of idea seats. Keep the back and comfort. that black stitching looks cool. Wrap in aluminum, loose the head rest and they would look great

So the idea I have now is to make ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:58 am   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
So in the non-linear way of thinking I have, the concept of seats has been on my mind. Id like to keep the seats VW of some sort and I think VW CC executive seats might cut the mustard. Over the ye ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 am   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Cool idea. Only downside is if you are stuck on side of road oncoming cars cant see the hazards but... just carry flares I guess😬

True...I also carry road triangles in all my cars because ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:32 am   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project

Im thinking Ill reuse the stock brake lights...thoughts?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2050991.jpg

Just scrolling by I had a thought about that. See where you have the tail lights to ...
  Topic: Future Tech that didn't make it
DeVerde

Replies: 63
Views: 2455

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:09 am   Subject: Re: Future Tech that didn't make it
electric cars are already here...

Wind, water, solar resources will continue to generate electric to charge these vehicles far longer than oil resources will...and far cleaner (except for the debat ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:22 am   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Ok, that looks pretty bad ass.
Water jets are spot on so next time save yourself some labor and just put the holes you want in the cut file.
Nice job.

Thanks a ton! I was not doing the programm ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:01 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Got the hubcap adapters back from production and they worked like a charm. Now we have H1s with VW flat hubcaps!! 🤘🏿🤘🏿🤘🏿

This is what they looked ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Came up with a company that will cut out some plates for me about the same price that the steel would cost. So, off to the water jet the design goes!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/205297 ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:59 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Thank you Alex, Ill take Blind spots for $400 please!


Im not real sure how you plan to fit between the door & that spinning tube of death.

Lmao, sure, if I drive around completely sl ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:13 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Worked on a bit of the hubcap idea today. Not much progress made and more thoughts than answers but I have flat style hubcaps from a 1972 beetle. I want to figure out a way to use early model (1965 ...
  Topic: Flat Hubcap Question
DeVerde

Replies: 2
Views: 153

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:00 pm   Subject: Re: Flat Hubcap Question
The best, worst idea I had was to go to Lowes and get some plexiglass, use some magnets to hold the clips in place, and trace the hubcap onto the plexiglass. That gave me a 10 1/8 measurement from ...
  Topic: Flat Hubcap Question
DeVerde

Replies: 2
Views: 153

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:32 am   Subject: Re: Flat Hubcap Question
I went to the local VW restoration guy (Cox Motor Co.) and it looks like the flat hubcaps can fit if the clip locations are changed slightly, maybe 1/8 toward the center of the rim, or if you were to ...
  Topic: Flat Hubcap Question
DeVerde

Replies: 2
Views: 153

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:21 am   Subject: Flat Hubcap Question
So heres an oddball question. Is there a way to use clips for the flat style hub caps from a 72 standard beetle? As in, can I use flat hub caps on older wheels or is that a silly idea? Are the ba ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2050716.jpg

Good Gawd... Shocked

37s just LOOK big....the 4 chop and 5 section gives it a different perspective too. Im shooting for about a 4-6 ri ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Not much progress today but I got the rear axle spring pads and shock mounts cut off, the rear axle body channels roughed out, and the body lowered a bit. It still needs to come down about 3 more inc ...
  Topic: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
DeVerde

Replies: 24
Views: 1832

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:12 am   Subject: DeVerde - Hoodrat Project
Guess we will start here with documenting a build that Ive had going on for a few years now. The short of it all is a 1969 standard beetle, chopped, sectioned, slammed, front engine V8, airbags, can ...
  Topic: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em.....
DeVerde

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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em.....
My hoodrat in progress

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