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Old 24th February 2018, 20:21
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AGENT THOR

Well after a couple of false starts, life choices, work commitments etc etc. I have finally started my 60s Show Car Tribute build!
Have been a massive Ed Roth fan for years, luckily to have meet him back in 1983.
One of my favourite was his Road Agent, built around a Corvair engine, fibreglass body and Perspex dome roof.
I’m building a ‘tribute’ to this car, not a clone or copy, just my ‘take’ on the car.
Using a 1971 VW Beetle and totally ‘Road Legal’ (honest) using the ‘rebody’ RAV Rules.

Purchased this Beetle of EvilBay, no engine for 320. Pulled the body off today (makes it sound easy!!! – it wasn’t) and happy to find out only one of the floor pans needs repairing.
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Old 24th February 2018, 20:23
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How do I set the attached photos to 'show' and not be 'attached images' in the post?
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Old 24th February 2018, 20:26
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If anybody wants a 1971 VW Beetle shell (NO paperwork/V5) please come and get it!
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Old 24th February 2018, 22:06
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good luck , sounds interesting ..love a Roth-esque car ...I did a couple of Beetle engined 32 Fords a few years back ...what body are you starting with ? a Bucket ?
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Old 24th February 2018, 22:23
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With be using the plaster & vermiculite method.
Create the basic shape with boxes, mile crates etc.
Cover with a 60/40 mix of Plaster/vermiculite.
Carve to the desired shape and then cover in fibreglass.
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Old 25th February 2018, 08:19
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With be using the plaster & vermiculite method.
Create the basic shape with boxes, mile crates etc.
Cover with a 60/40 mix of Plaster/vermiculite.
Carve to the desired shape and then cover in fibreglass.
Proper then!!!!
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Old 25th February 2018, 08:27
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excellent ...
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I am looking forward to seeing this progress. Good luck.
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Old 25th February 2018, 15:22
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How do I set the attached photos to 'show' and not be 'attached images' in the post?
Use [img] before and [/img] after the code for the photo.



If you 'Quote' this post, you will be able to see the code 'in action'.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 25th February 2018, 16:58
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Thanks Paul.

Started to clean up the floor pans today.
Only the drivers-side rear is rusted out, ordered a new 1/2 pan.

Not a great deal of room, so need to get rid of the body ASAP.
Got it up on EvilBay, but if it doesn't sell, will have to get the local scrappy to collect next weekend.
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Old 2nd March 2018, 13:58
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Floor pan arrived today, good effort Mr Postman, but the so called 'Volkswagen Experts' supply, don't know the difference between a LH & RH floor Pan!!!

"Send it back and we'll send the correct one"

"We'll refund the postage this time" !!!!!!!
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Old 2nd March 2018, 14:01
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Oh, did 'Click & Collect' from Stoolstation, wife did the collecting and they only supplied 2 of the 3 wire brushes ordered.

AND I still can't get the images to 'show' on the page!!
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Old 3rd March 2018, 06:43
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AND I still can't get the images to 'show' on the page!!
I think that has something to do with attaching them to the forum, rather than linking them directly to a 3rd party host (E.g. Flicker).

It is a bit of a long winded fix, but once you have attached the photo, click on the link, then copy the address and paste into another post use the IMG codes.



Hopefully, someone will know a better way of doing it.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 07:15
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WOW look at me!!
I'm an IT expert!!!

THANKS Paul
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Old 3rd March 2018, 17:07
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Got the front beam off today and started stripping it down.




Looks like a monster ready to eat somebody!
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Bonus points for working outside with snow on the ground.
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Keep those pictures coming mate ...
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I just had to google, Ed Roth ROAD AGENT



I also found this link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNz1lhrWQoY

Looking at the original I can see why you've started with a VW chassis.
I watch this with interest, good luck
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Old 4th March 2018, 16:21
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Was hoping to get off lightly with the wheel & master cylinders, maybe just rebuild kits.
But all were completely shot!!




One of the brake 'Star Wheel' adjusters id broken, I think you can buy these and weld them in.



Going to put theses backing plates in my electrolysis tub.


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Old 4th March 2018, 16:33
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Pulled the leaves out and cleaned them up.





Both front wheels have two nuts/studs that just will not undo!!
Tried heat (butane blowtorch) and impact gun.
Might have to purchase a propane blowtorch
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