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Old 12-06-2019, 11:15 AM
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From what I understand, the trick part of chopping anything with a curved windshield is making sure you remove the material from either the top or bottom (or sink the windshield down into the cowl). If you remove from the middle, even a subtle curve removed from the middle of a curved windshield can make it a bear to fit glass in it ever again.

To me, the VW front on the back will always look like the front of a VW unless you heavily modify it. You've been talking about the RPU idea for a long time, that has my vote.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:40 AM
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Just to throw some fuel on the fire. I would consider a V style roadster windshield. You could make your own brackets ( plenty of info on how- to on the web) or you could use a set of wooden boat brackets.
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Note to self: Wooden boat windshield brackets would look way cool on a roadster.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:33 PM
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I think I'll set it over the frame with engine, front end, rear end, etc all mocked up and then be looking at it long and hard before I commit to anything.
That would be my plan. Sit on frame, mock up engine even if only a bare block, mock up rear tires, mock up front tires. Make a bedside out of cardboard. Do the same for a roadster quarter.

Then sit back and look, move stuff, look some more, walk off and come back later, look again. You'll get it, you will know when it looks right to you.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:33 PM
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something to think about.
https://www.google.com/search?client...q=hebmuller+vw
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:35 AM
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Well, I guess the decision has been made ... going with the original rpu idea. Here is the sheet metal going onto the back of the body. Lots of hammer and dolly work needed but I never claimed to be a body builder! Should get the center panel fitted tomorrow.











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Old 12-18-2019, 05:04 AM
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I think it looks great
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:26 AM
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That's coming together very well.
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:24 AM
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Its coming along nicely, but wow that look like a lot of work. I'm glad you decided on the pickup, that was my vote anyway .
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:45 AM
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Lookin' good sc,

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Old 12-18-2019, 11:30 AM
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Looks great, I think that's the right choice! Once you get it on the frame it will be interesting to see the proportions. Maybe a section is in order? I know, that's easy to say but harder to do.
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