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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Well I bought a 64 roller last year to restore. due to rust I realized it wasn't worth saving. Decided to go custom and do a ratrod. Here are a few pictures of what she looks like now-ish.

8in chop, 5in body channel, 10in beam extension, 11in trans raise.
Rear wheels are spaced out 5inches each to clear the body.

If you guys want progress pictures from beginning to end I post a lot of junk on instagram: @seanmcnerdy

Hope you enjoy.





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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Looks like a fun ride so far...any before pictures??
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

This car has the look that we rodders see in our minds. 😎
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Heres a picture of what it looked like when I first picked it up. Heater channels, pans, doors and quarters were all rusted out. fenders were beat up, not really worth restoring IMO

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Here are some build photos, somewhat in order. I started with the roof chop, which I had never done before.
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My plan is to do a open top with a custom rag top sorta thing.

Next I pulled the body off to start restoring the pan.

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Replaced the floor pans, installed a 10in front beam extension and restored the front beam.

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Heres what the beam look like before I tackled it

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and here is after with the extension. I used a single stage enamel to coat everything.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Next I decided to tackle the channel. I was originally going to do a 3in channel but due to rust I decided to do 5. Essentially I cut 5inches off the bottom of the car, then welded some new heater channels at this new location.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

The front end I put on air shocks, but I wanted to lower the rear also. Instead of doing a tranny raise and then adjusting the spring plates I decided to cut the rear end off and weld it back in place to avoid camber issues. So i sliced it off and added in a bunch of gussets after raising it 11inches. I used some box tubing to reduce the torque on the center section and build a firewall. Later im going to go back in and box the gussets for a little extra strength.


Heres the dash shave and the new shifter tower I build with a simple baja bug box

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Oh and heres the custom chain steering wheel with quick release


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

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I originally was going to do this copper interior but I think Ive changed my mind and am just going to spray it flat black like the exterior and use copper as a highlight color
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

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And here she is with an engine, in her current state. Next up is a petal assembly so i can take her for a test drive
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: my 64 volksrod Reply with quote

Love it Man!!!! Good job
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