As seen on " My Classic Car" with Dennis Gauge.
All steel, Radical Volksrod High Boy Hot rod.
This 2 time cover car/ goodguys pick winner VW.
This Bug was built on a 71 IRS vw pan and the donor body came from a standard 71 VW bug. Now titled and registered as a 1950 Volkswagen roadster. All heater channel rust was removed. New quarter panels installed. The cars lower stance is achieved by adding a 18 gauge steel sheeting panel with ¼ “ lip that is 4" long. This is welded to where the stock running board use to bolt and extends downwards and under, to stiffen the body and lower its look. Smooth flowing corner radius were made from Vw fender corner sections. This look allows the car to achieve a lower stance then it really is! A form on channeling the body so to say. All front inner fender areas were smoothed and filled and the middle section above the beam was removed and a new section built to allow the pinched nose section to drift inward for the new sleeker rounded nose section that follows the lines of the stock hood. Much better then just cutting off the front section and letting the hood hang out over the beam?. Speed grills were hand crafted to add a flair to the front end along with recessed driving lights. Headlight Bars were custom crafted to hide all wiring. LED turn signals were located in the bars below the headlamps for a super clean look. 5 3/4" headlight housings hold Hagen street rods Diamond cut H-4 Headlights. Hood was welded shut for the ultra smooth look and no seams, Access in now through the removable underside dash panels. All vents were removed and filled on the hood as well.
Rear Quarter panels were smoothed out and the upper body line moved straight back. The quarter panel extended to meet the new lower side rocker panel. The rear section of the fender wells were achieved by using the outer most section of a few beetle fenders, then the apron was shortened and new metal work added to achieve the rounded and pinched rear section.( Hence the High-boy look ) The rear fender area above the tire is crafted from 4 beetle front fender sections turned left to right and cut and welded in place . All sections in the rear wheel wells were then capped off with 18 gauge steel to smooth out all the areas in the new wheel well for that super clean look.
Doors have Suicide door pin safety locks with LED indicator lights mounted in the power window switch boxes let you know when the doors are in lock mode. Doors a triggered via a driver remote key fob, there are 2 Red micro push buttons located below the dash to trigger the doors from the inside. A hidden back up entry bottom allows door excess when the power windows are closed, or you do not have the Fob on you.
The removable Carson top, is constructed out of tubing and sheeted in aluminum panels. Filled and smoothed and then padded, followed with Water proof black Hartz cloth. 4 Bolts remove the top from the body. 2 allens at the custom windshield mount and 2 bolts on the rear quarter panel. Roof is sealed to the body with all gasket material and very tight. No rattles.
Vision Hot rod concepts VF2 side mirrors with integrated L.E.D. turn signals.
Rear Mono taillight was smooth fitted in the paint job and clear coated for that smooth look. All lighting contains L.E.D technology. GM Tilt steering. All flashers, turn signals, high/low beam switch and horn are functional in the column, as well as Ignition switch.
Harold Carter built Pro Street 4 speed trans. Scat shifter with reverse lockout.
Trans runs full set of trans straps and 4 link frame/rear horn brace.
Chromed suspension parts are spindles, control arms, tie-rods and tie rods. Rear has chrome spring plates and chromed IRS axles. All other parts are powder coated. Powder coated chassis.
Lowered Ball joint beam. Polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels 15x7 front rims with 195/50/15‘s, 17x8 rears with massive 255/55R-17’s
Chroma Base Salmon, with Chroma Base std GM Cream. ( Have all paint formulas) Color separation is Outlined in Hugger Orange and a Small black Graphic with light silver highlights the separation between the 2 colors.
Engine long block was built by VW Paradises in California. Jason Lauffer 2332 CC Stroker monster motor.
CB Forged CW crank. Wedge mated flywheel/ crank , Scat rods, ARP Rod bolts, Albert Zero clearance rings. Engle K-10 Cam, CB Wedge port heads, custom pushrods, big foot lifters, Etc,Etc.
74 Cu inch Dick Landy built super charger with a modified Holley 650 double pumper blower carb. 009 dist with electronic trigger to fire MSD BTM blower management system located behind the back seat. 8.5.1 compression runs on super unleaded pump gas.
Blower pulley is set for 5 ½ pounds of street boost. Have smaller 10 pound boost pulley. Needs race gas to run though.
Full flow case runs a remote Ford truck filter setup to and external Engine oil cooler located on the bottom of the transmission on custom mounts. Has a built in 185 F temp sensor with Electric fan .
Motor always runs @ or below185 F oil temp.
HPC ceramic coated header pipes to custom bologna cut shorty chrome tail pipes. More details available upon request. Car runs great. Always starts right up. I did the paint about 6 yrs ago and shows very well. Has one small crack around were the taillight lens was molded to the body,has not change size since it cracked. Has a few very small chips from stones and sand on the nose down low.
This is a very radical fun toy, and anyone who does not like a ton of attention should buy something else!!. I have lots of $$$ invested in this one, far beyond the selling price.