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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:16 pm

I can build you one if you want. You can pick the color of the exterior and interior, and the rims and tires. If you supply me a running VW it will run you about $4500 USD for all the body mods, paint, upholstery, light accessories, tires/rims, roll bar and my labor to tear it apart and put it all together. If you want me to supply the VW it will run you about $6500.00 USD.

Fully insurable and street legal. Way better than an ATV or Goof-Cart.

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Post by joec on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Bob, is that a mispelling Goof cart instead of Golf cart?? jajaja.....

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:11 pm

No that's not a mis-spelling at all...........jajajaja.

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Post by SnowDaddy on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:57 pm

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David wrote:Obviously not driving during the rainy season! Yes, you need lights etc. to be street legal, even in Mexico!

Rainy season???? You mean the 10 days a year that it is actually raining during the day.....jaja. I'll park it on those days.

Here's some pics with the lights, etc.







is it an optical illusion, or are those headlights. out of alignment, u no...one's lower than the other, or vise/versa higher than the other??? keep in mind that I am 70 eh and the eyesight may be fading...or at least the longditudinal aspect of it... Beer otherwise looking awesome...I want one when I get there...



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Post by borderreiver on Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:22 pm

Very nice Bob. Now, how about some cute, adorable chihuahua pics? Your lovely wife seems very attached to that one (or vice versa).

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:58 am

SnowDaddy wrote:is it an optical illusion, or are those headlights. out of alignment, u no...one's lower than the other, or vise/versa higher than the other??? keep in mind that I am 70 eh and the eyesight may be fading...or at least the longditudinal aspect of it... Beer otherwise looking awesome...I want one when I get there...

The lights weren't tightened up when I took the picture so one was drooping.
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Post by ferret on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:06 am

Spotted your spiffy VolksRod outside The Junky Munky yesterday (I think it was yesterday)....with the red upholstery all finished. And the updated pictures are where????
Sharp! Seriously Sharp! I want one!
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:15 pm

I was at the JM yesterday. Well the entire interior isn't finished yet but yes the front half is almost there.

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Post by joec on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:32 pm

Looks great!!! Is it leather or vinyl (stupid question)?

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Vinyl. Leather would get ruined if it got soaked.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Wow! Nice job, CB!
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Post by David on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:08 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Vinyl. Leather would get ruined if it got soaked.

Is it "Genuine Virgin Vinyl?"
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:10 pm

No it's "pleather"...........jaja.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:24 pm

It is always "Virgin Vinyl" until something happens on the surface!

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Post by ferret on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:15 pm

I can see you've never tried to do it in a Volkswagen. Darn near impossible unless you're a contortionist.
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Post by borderreiver on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:17 pm

I've done that, to our mutual enjoyment. It was long ago when we were all contortionists. Much preferred the back seat of the 74 Olds Super 88. It should be so much more user friendly in CB's new ROD. No roof to contend with for one. LOL.

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Post by papa chango on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:04 pm

CBOB: I really like what you're doing on your VolksRod. It looks really good.

Six years ago when I first came to lakeside I lived in my RV which was parked in San Juan Cosala. Later on I got a house in Ajijic and walked everywhere. At that point in time a car was a luxury but I started to look around for something to drive. I thought about getting a VW Safari "Thing" but the only ones I located for sale were overpriced I thought. I bought an old VW bug but it never occurred to me to customize it like what you have done.

A couple of years ago I had to go to Houston for cancer therapy and I needed a car to get to the hospital. I bought a Honda Accord EX in Houston. I had owned two prior to coming to Mexico and they are an excellent car. It has a sunroof and I can go anywhere I want in Mexico except where you need a 4 wheel drive.

In January when I have to renew my visa I am probably going to try and get the residente permanente which means I may have to get rid of my Texas plated car. I may keep the Accord garaged until it's old enough that I can import it into Mexico. Or I may try to create a VolksRod of my own.

Keep on truckin'.

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Post by papa chango on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:13 am

Bob,

Is the VolksRod finished? Do you have the red flames painted yet? Please post a picture of the finished VolksRod. Thanks.

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Post by joec on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:50 am

CB - When do we get a ride in it?

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Post by Smartalex on Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:13 am

Looks good, CB. I think you need to need to chop the windshield.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:02 am

CanuckBob wrote:I don't know why some can see it and some can't. I'll try to figure it out.

VW Things are too boxy and not the look I am going for.


VW things are too expensive down here. A good one goes for 5K$, Good bug 2/3K$ USD.
CB did the right thing. He has something nice and custom. We shall see if the sun gets to
him in April and May and he will need to add a bikini top and whether his head will fit underneath
the top.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:04 am

CanuckBob wrote:It is supposed to be a special matt black arcylic that is formulated for the old street rod look. I guess time will tell. If not, I'll get it painted again for another $3000 pesos.....jajaja. Besides blending and touch ups are a breeze.

In the US we call it rat rod paint. So he has a VW rat rod. His is actually too nice for some people LOL.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:06 am

Zedinmexico wrote:
CanuckBob wrote:I don't know why some can see it and some can't. I'll try to figure it out.

VW Things are too boxy and not the look I am going for.


VW things are too expensive down here. A good one goes for 5K$, Good bug 2/3K$ USD.
CB did the right thing. He has something nice and custom. We shall see if the sun gets to
him in April and May and he will need to add a bikini top and whether his head will fit underneath
the top.

Z

A bimini top is part of the plan. I still need to get some custom bumpers and running boards made, carpet, some nice rims/tires and of course the flames. I got distracted with Xmas and visitors and need to get back on it.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:11 pm

CanuckBob wrote:
Zedinmexico wrote:
CanuckBob wrote:I don't know why some can see it and some can't. I'll try to figure it out.

VW Things are too boxy and not the look I am going for.


VW things are too expensive down here. A good one goes for 5K$, Good bug 2/3K$ USD.
CB did the right thing. He has something nice and custom. We shall see if the sun gets to
him in April and May and he will need to add a bikini top and whether his head will fit underneath
the top.

Z

A bimini top is part of the plan. I still need to get some custom bumpers and running boards made, carpet, some nice rims/tires and of course the flames. I got distracted with Xmas and visitors and need to get back on it.

Well we are waiting...

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:32 am

Here is where I am at so far:





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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:46 am

Smartalex wrote:Looks good, CB. I think you need to need to chop the windshield.

I agree that a chopped windshield would be very cool however it would limit my bimini top options and at this point I don't know where to get custom made auto safety glass around here. If I decide I don't need a bimini then I will definitely investigate further.
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