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Old 22nd May 2018, 20:25
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Plan on cutting the clear one down like this.



That way it will be 100% road legal & not require wipers.

The other will be 'occasional' use!
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Old 23rd May 2018, 20:38
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Well that's about half a bag of plaster and around 15 litres of vermiculite so far.
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Old 10th July 2018, 20:56
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Has been awhile since I posted, but here we go.
3 layers of glass, formed up some of the internal framework, constructed the hinge/lifting bracket.




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Old 10th July 2018, 22:01
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Thats looking very good ...
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Old 10th July 2018, 22:01
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Wild! Like it..
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Old 16th July 2018, 12:44
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Just about to make a start on the steering, but in a bit of a quandary.

Do you think I could use the original VW Beetle steering box, re-positioned in the centre, although this will require some minor cutting of the floor pan.

Therefore giving me 2 points for keeping the steering.

Would the 'very minor' trimming of the floor pan really be noticed??

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Old 16th July 2018, 18:50
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This months custom car has a lad of big daddy Roth cars in it
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Old 20th July 2018, 10:54
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Top is all sorted and working.
Took the body off last night to install the steering, think I'm going with the original VW steering box, moved to the central location.

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Old 20th July 2018, 11:05
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Starting to think about seating now.



Initially tried a single 200N linear actuator, just about raised the top, but the motor wouldn't hold it there and sort of 'back wound' and sunk miserably back down!!

So have now gone with two 1500N actuators!!!!

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Old 21st July 2018, 08:29
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ColinHD I know Rods n Sods is having a few technical problems at the moment.

So it is good to see photos of your build on here.

You really are turning your vision into a reality and it looks great.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 21st July 2018, 20:05
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Thanks Paul.
To be honest, wasn't sure that people on here understood my car and it is more of a 'rod' than a 'kit car'
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Old 21st July 2018, 21:18
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Keep posting. It's great to see something different.
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Old 21st July 2018, 21:42
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Quote:
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Thanks Paul.
To be honest, wasn't sure that people on here understood my car and it is more of a 'rod' than a 'kit car'
All cars guys on here
We get it :-)
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Old 9th August 2018, 15:52
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Truly awesome . I think most kit car, special builders understand rods, I do even though I never built a rod. More soon please.
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