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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 9:50 pm

As this car's gonna go in a totally different direction to what Rich was planning, I thought I'd start a new thread.
The plan is a volksrod... 5" chop, dropped tube front axle, Safari, suicide clutch, aluminium "upholstery", shiney paint and detailed to the max, along with a few other custom touches along the way.


Made a start on the pan... As I won't be running a back seat I want to keep the rear clean, I'll move the battery under the bonnet, So I removed the battery clamps from the pan.
I don't want heaters either. so removed the control lever mounts and filled in a few holes to make it a bit smoother.
With any luck, I'll get some paint on it by next week.


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nomates
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72 Hi Boy Empty
PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 10:10 pm

you just know this is gonna rock ....you do ...don't ya Smile
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ARCANE
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72 Hi Boy Empty
PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 10:18 pm

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce Twisted Evil hell yeh! Twisted Evil
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 10:22 pm

cool, cant wait to see this one come up from the ground!!
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 11:22 pm

Iloveing it all ready, welcome back dave Wink
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Wurz
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 8:33 am

move the handbrake mech forward and run a front bench seat Very Happy

Sounds cool as funk Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:03 am

Wurz wrote:
move the handbrake mech forward and run a front bench seat Very Happy


Yeh and give it some tuck'n'roll upholstery! Twisted Evil
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 6:12 pm

Cheers guys. Very Happy


Originally I was gonna run tuck n roll, front and rear bench seats. But then had a better idea. Low back bucket seats with tuck n roll detail, made entirely out of sheet aluminium and then polished.
It'll be a bit harsh on the ass, but should look cooler than a snowmans cold bits.
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:17 pm

looking foward to this, sounds cool as fook. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:33 pm

what is tuck an roll .......for us old dudes Very Happy .....


it sounds like somthing gungy was going to do to his 'nad sack' to get into lesbianism
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:42 pm

pretty sure its a method for trimming seats
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:43 pm

used mainly in rods....


but i might be wrong
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm

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http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/tuck-and-roll-upholstery-thumb755584.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/tuck-and-roll-upholstery-image755584&usg=__LYwkYzIM1qhZGBiCY5BTHfIGfYQ=&h=225&w=300&sz=56&hl=en&start=10&um=1&tbnid=UIBxZjqOv-GliM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtuck%2Band%2Broll%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 10:53 pm

ribbed .....?....out of sheet ali ......,.dave if you can make a seat out of metal that looks like that ...........it would be the dogs Cool
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Aug 26, 2009 11:03 pm

nomates wrote:
ribbed .....?....out of sheet ali ......,.dave if you can make a seat out of metal that looks like that ...........it would be the dogs Cool

I've seen Aluminium buckets at B&Q!!lol great for holding water!!

I really am quiet pissed!!


Oh a batchelars life for me!!
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyThu Aug 27, 2009 11:30 pm

You should run a front bench seat and then the two buckets in the back.
I bet no fuckers done that before!!! lol!

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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyThu Aug 27, 2009 11:56 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
You should run a front bench seat and then the two buckets in the back.
I bet no fuckers done that before!!! lol!

Only everyone with children with child seats in the back!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 6:09 am

Oh yeah.

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72 Hi Boy Empty
PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:01 pm

Nice one Dave can't wait to see her all finished..

We were gonna rod her but just couldn't bring ourself to do it... Glad you are though dude...
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:25 pm

At long last, I'm able to update this thread! Very Happy
Frustrated by the lack of time I've had on the bug, I've taken this week as holiday and went into work to start on the front axel.
IMO a volksrod just aint a 'rod unless it's got a 30's style front axel... So I started with the hairpins.


Bent some tube
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Machined a boss so thay can be mounted with rose joints
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Then tacked them together
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Added some sheet metal
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Fully seam welded
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Cleaned the welds up and added the front mounting bosses
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And just to look good, added some speed holes. Welded in some 2" tube for extra strength then cleaned the welds off
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Now for the axel it's self. Cut and tacked up some 2" tube.... Ideally bending it would have been better. But I don't know of any where local that can bend 50mm x 6mm tube. Our bender just aint up to that size tube. It's bloody heavy duty!
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Tacked the spring perch in place
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Then bolted up the spring
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Then tacked the hairpin bosses in
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And finished up tonight with it looking like this
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Tomorrow I'll start on the spindles and get everything fully welded.
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:32 pm

Fooking hell Dave! Thats Awesome Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:38 pm

All hail. The metal god is back......

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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:47 pm

about time too you slacker ............ 72 Hi Boy Icon_lol

dude ....how does the beam actually work ?
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:52 pm

that looks fooking ace, dave rocks 72 Hi Boy Punk
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PostSubject: Re: 72 Hi Boy   72 Hi Boy EmptyWed Nov 25, 2009 9:54 pm

I rock more ....


but dave rocks ...some 72 Hi Boy Icon_cool
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