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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

67 decklid and "mono" brake light, Yankee tail and turn signals from a 1930's trailer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

Very comfy seats, and gas tank mounted. Still collecting parts, pic soon
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

50's Mercedes??

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 VolksRat Reply with quote

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.
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