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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:52 pm    Post subject: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote


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Just a quick update to my 1974 rat rod, "Rat King" Test fitting the roof onto the body for the first time!!! Enjoy! (thoughts, ideas and comments welcome... still working ideas out in my head, never too late to change things lol.)[/youtube]



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

I see a shape now that I didn't see before.😀 If I had any suggestions it would be to put it all in one thread. But for now, keep on doing wild sh#t. Like the rest of us.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote


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Its been a cold, wet week here in town, but I managed to get a little bit done last night...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Rat King rear end work... Reply with quote


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Bit more progress this week while dodging rain and bad weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

Well I didn't see that coming. Interesting enough.😀
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote


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A long past due update on the Rat King Rat Rod VW Beetle.... and we have DOORS! Too much rain and snow recently and a bit of the flu got me behind. lol... here's the new update.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

Rat King, 1974 vw beetle rat rod finally gets its lid put back on!!! Check it out!


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:44 am    Post subject: Rear Hatch install and more body work in the rear Reply with quote


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Rear end body work on the Rat King Rat Rod. its starting to come together...
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

Some buddies of mine were doing Bug pickup conversions back in the 70s. What they found was that over time the structure sagged down in the middle trapping the doors. This was with the original roof in place. I see your braces to the B pillar but you will need to do more I believe.

There is a Bug pu on page 84 of the book "Baja Prepping VW Sedans and Dune Buggies". I don't know what it is but I like the way it looks. It may just be the headlights .
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

I agree that more needs done, I have some 2x2 (1/4" thick) angle from the post down through the heater channel into some 1/2" bar stock under the body. it spans the entire length of the side on both sides. (similar to what they did on the convertible beetles but with a much thicker piece of metal) It seems pretty stout but I will be making sure I have more bracing within the "cab" portion as well.
Thanks for the heads up and the info though!
Hope you enjoy the build, I cannot wait to get it on the street.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "Rat King" rat rod Roof Test fit Reply with quote

I'm thinking about 'plating' the rockers and A and B pillars on my Bug. The doors close nice and I would like to keep it that way. There is a lot of hidden rust that will eventually cause body sag if I don't brace things up.
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