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PostSubject: Project Volksrod   Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:01 pm

This is the new volksrod project that I bought off of a friend of mine. He bought it a couple of years ago and wanted to do a roof chop, so I gave him a hand to get it started. With the chop half way done he then couldn't find time for it and lost interest in it. So when he mentioned that he was gonna put it up for sale I knew I had to have it. And this is how it looks

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First thing on the list is to finish the roof chop! So this weekend has consisted of mostly welding the passenger side pillars and chopping the passenger side door
You can see just how big the chop is with a factory size door!
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So I did some cutting and welding
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:56 pm

Nice to see you saving this project from the rusty pile Dave.

I hope you don't lose interest in it before it's finished, would love to see the progress you make and share the updates. Do you have a timescale and budget in mind?

A man with a PLAN (hopefully)
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:52 pm

Good work DD

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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:01 pm

I have so much enthusiasm and lots of ideas for this project. I want the car finished for CTTP, maybe sooner if possible. Fortunately, despite how it looks, it doesn't need much in the way of rust repairs. Just lots of customising and lots of bespoke parts.  I'll be keeping this thread updated with the progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 pm

Sweet Dave, I love a roof chop.

On a different matter, do you have pics of the motorbike you built??
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Gungemyster wrote:
Sweet Dave, I love a roof chop.

On a different matter, do you have pics of the motorbike you built??

I've built a few over the past few years. These are some of my favourites. The trials bike and bobber (I still have these, the others have gone) are entirely built from scratch. Frame, seat, tank, exhaust etc. I even made the spokes and spoke nipples by hand for the trials bike.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:15 pm

At last... Some Bike porn on this site... Very Happy  

Cracking work, love the trials bike.

And the dub ain't arf bad either.  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Mate that is awesome work. I love the red one. That's the one I wanted to see but the others are equally amazing.
I so want to do a chopper project but not the time, equipment or skills to do it.
I am however keeping an eye out for a 1970's air cooled 250cc engine and gear box for my vintage go kart (should you hear of one).
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:16 pm

You Sir, are a legend!

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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Thanks guys! Smile

Gunge, I'd recommend a Chinese engine. I know Chinese bikes have a bad rep for being poorly made and corroding into dust in a matter of months, but the engines are absolutely bullet proof and all they wanna do is run. And they are so cheep to buy and maintain.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:07 pm

True enough, but if i want to enter the vintage kart in vintage events, i need a vintage aircooled engine Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:08 pm

And gearbox lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:50 pm

lol! Yeah, if that's your plan, you really do! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:43 pm

Managed to find a couple of hours free this afternoon, so I got the drivers door chopped and welded.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:17 pm

Today I thought it was about time to take the front end off and try the beam extender.
Obviously it still needs a good slamming, longer bonnet and a few other modifications, but I'm pleased with the progress so far.


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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:38 pm

Sweet dude
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Did a little more to the front end this weekend and its starting to look a little closer to what I want. I made some adjusters for the beam and lowered it as far as the ball joints will allow. To get it lower I shall need dropped spindles. I'll be coming back to this as I'll need to modify the spindles anyway.
The 10" stretch from the beam extender just wasn't enough, so I've flipped the trailing arms to give me an extra 12" of stretch! Still need to clean off the shock mounts etc and make the steering work


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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 pm

Nice mate.  What's going on with the other pics?


No worries, they're working now Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:39 pm

In awe, as always....

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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:13 pm

WOW Someone knows what there doing. Makes me a happy man
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Hi Dave

Those beam adjusters, can they be adapted to fit behind the beam not in front, so they aren't visible from the front? Just a thought. Depends how much you want to show?

Unless of course you've welded them in?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:42 pm

I was originally going to fit them behind the beam. However I want to be able to adjust the ride height hydraulically, from inside the car. So I'm planning to connect the adjusters to a very small hydraulic ram, hence they'll work best in front. I also plan on having a longer bonnet to cover it too. Its way too short at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: Project Volksrod   Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:59 pm

Love a man with a plan Very Happy
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