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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSibley View Post
    I seen the steroid bug . Its cool but I am more talkin about the fenderless streetrod inspired bugs. The more I think about it the more I like it. These bodies are cheap to get so you could spend your hard earned money on other parts to your rod.
    Just an opinion.
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    I have to agree with you. What's really cool is that these cars give some of the younger guys a chance to build something nice and fairly inexpensive to boot.

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    63 VW picture

     



    Here's a picture of our 63 VW with a ford straight axle in it.

    Sorry about the size, not sure how to make it smaller!
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    Quote Originally Posted by special-k View Post
    Sorry about the size, not sure how to make it smaller!
    Assuming you use Windows you can use Microsoft Paint, it's a standard accessory program.

    Open Paint
    Click file, choose open, double click the picture you want to resize.
    Click Image, choose Resize, then reduce by percentage, save.
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    Not sure if this would qualify as a rat rod but it sur is one chopped up VW.
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    your right

     



    your right, once you have owned a souped up bug it is hard to get away from. Which brings me to my next comment. See what you think. A front engined air cooled 31 Ford Five Window Coupe, using a 3444cc air cooled vw engine mated to a chevy tranny. The car would run on E85 or Methanol so I dont have to run cooling tin, also it would be turbo charged. This is a project I've been kicking around in my head for some time now, funds aren't there to start on car yet. Tell me what you think, good or bad, I can take it. By the way this engine will be capable of well over 500hp, and street driven!

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    This is what I built back in the eighties down here in Florida. It was a fun car and hopefully somebody has seen her. Locating her is more difficult than I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drec View Post
    I have to agree with you. What's really cool is that these cars give some of the younger guys a chance to build something nice and fairly inexpensive to boot.
    New around here....

    I totally agree.

    I like the VolksRod for this reason.

    They're cheap and fun.

    Granted, I would much rather have a chopped fenderless 5 window Ford, but I haven't embraced the fiberglass body option nor do I have the deep pockets to afford a steel body...not yet. But I still hope to discover an old '32 body someday!

    BTW: common misnomer - Hilter did not invent the bug. Porsche did in 1931, long before Hilter "asked" him to make a car for the German people. Hilter approached Porsche in 1934 concerning a car project (as a German business owner, it wasn't wise to say no to Hitler) Porsche offered the Kafer or "KdFWagen" as Hilter renamed it.

    Following the War, Porsche served 2 years in a French prison for not saying no.

    * Funny side note: In 1948, Henry Ford considered buying VW for $5 million but then retracted his offer after saying no one would buy the funny little car...(The Beetle would easily go on to out sell the Ford Model T.)
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    Just built a VW with a 2.2 ecotec power king coils and the offroad works

    wouldn't mind a VW rat with the ecotec motor.
    1949 Ford F1 stocker, V8 flatty
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    After some reconfiguring, my 2.1L turbo engine is just about reinstalled in my 64 notchback and my 2.3L carb'd engine is almost ready for fuel in my topless, mid-engine 64 notchback.



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    VW power... More expensive than ever!
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