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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:03 am    Post subject: Project build your own Doka Reply with quote

My friend that does most of the body work for my shop is a long time VW guy like most of us here. His every day ride is a Vanagon. He just finished working on a 1987 camper for me and as partial payment I gave him an old 1986 passenger van. He's only had it a few days and look at what he's done. It will probably be a long slow build as he needs to do work that pays his bills also. His shop is in Hudson NY and is one of those great one man shops you find once in a while. He does amazing rust repair on (I can post pictures of that as well if anyone wants).

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Anyone like to see the whole build here?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAT!!! The genius of Samba members never ceases to amaze me. Can't find one? Fark it, build your own. Now that's cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Project build your own Doka Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
Anyone like to see the whole build here?


Hell yeah! I especially want to see how he massages the slider into a side door.

By the by, a friend called to report that he had seen an entire Vanagon shell at a junkyard which looked pretty good. He was a little deflated when I told him it was the remains of the Syncro I had parted and apparently it has not been crushed yet. If your friend needs any panel cuts, I might be able to still get them.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool very interesting, please keep us posted i would love to follow this build
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool I can see this becoming a trend.......I do like that look.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cool Cool I can see this becoming a trend.......I do like that look.


Imagine if someone comes out with a kit.
A cutting template.
Some preformed sheet metal to close in the cab.
A little bit of this and that, and your off....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

next step- cut out pillar and track from donor van, trim and weld.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone like to see the whole build here?


hell yeah X2 Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hero419 wrote:
speedtek wrote:
Cool Cool I can see this becoming a trend.......I do like that look.


Imagine if someone comes out with a kit.
A cutting template.
Some preformed sheet metal to close in the cab.
A little bit of this and that, and your off....


Not it Very Happy

Super cool concept. I have seen the maroon svx one in person a couple times. I think it would be cool towing a 5th wheel westy trailer.

Good job. Stay motivated!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! I was just thinking this the other day, only a single cab/flat bed to tow my race car Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wild! i want to see how he handles the treasure chest & gates.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: DOKAGON Reply with quote

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Wild! i want to see how he handles the treasure chest & gates.

that might be a bit optimistic...I'd settle for a bed and tailgate.
I'm surprised no one thought of this before.
I want a Dokagon!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be no drop gates, just a tail gate. The plan is to make it like the photochop by Loogy. (thanks Loogy)

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He came over the other day and I donated the piece from that red van. The "treasure chest" access will be from the inside only (under the rear seat)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
There will be no drop gates, just a tail gate. The plan is to make it like the photochop by Loogy. (thanks Loogy)



OH YES!!! I am so excited to see this come to life. Not to toot my own tooter, but I love the way the Photochop looks. I hope that it translates into real life as well or better.

You guys will obviously beat me to the finished product, but I may just have to copy the copy of my original design.

If you can swing it, please include as many build photos as possible. I love build photos!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make sure there is a lot of photos. So I guess we can blame you if anything goes wrong.....


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
So I guess we can blame you if anything goes wrong.....


Andrew-


Oh yes, please do! I would be happy to take the blame. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
There will be no drop gates, just a tail gate. The plan is to make it like the photochop by Loogy

ok, you can chop it but please don't drop it....that is hideous Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the birth of the Fargo-dokagon.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Project build your own Doka Reply with quote

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i kind of like this, shortbed/big crew cab version.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this project needs air bags !
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