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VW Beetle Volksrod
Here it is my VW Beetle Volksrod. It is my best car yet! It is red with black and white interior, chrome smoothie rims, a big engine at the back, suicide doors, front tilting boot lid, convertible and is completely studless. It took around 2 weeks to build. I got inspiration from a volksrod in a magazine. Please rate and comment. Thanks What is a Volksrod? Volksrods are modified Volkswagen beetles. They are used as an alternative to traditional hot rods and are quickly growing in popularity. Classic Ford Model Ts and Model As are becoming more scarce and more valuable. Consequently, their expense has made obtaining and modifying one not feasible for the masses. Because of this, according to some, hot rods have lost that sense of rebellion and have become stale. As an alternative, the Volkswagen community has turned to the volksrod. The volksrod starts out as a traditional Volkswagen beetle. They are cheaper, easier to find, and easier to find parts for. It is also a 1930's design, which is very much in keeping with hot rodding's roots. One popular method of the conversion involves removing the front and rear fenders of the beetle, and then installing a classic Ford front axle to move the wheels forward and give the car a low, stretched look. After that it's finished off with a chopped top and a flat black paint job, often with pinstriping. Another popular customization is to move the stock Volkswagen axle beam forward or reverse the trailing/torsion arms and re-work the steering linkages. But as with all types of car customization, lots of different modifications are practiced in different combinations. The volksrod is also an extension of the rat rod customization style. Usually built with little or no expensive machined aluminum or chrome plated parts, the volksrod is mostly handmade by the owner with simple mechanical tools and welding equipment. The volksrod/ratrod usually eschews an expensive paint job, utilizing spray can paint applied in their driveway. A common refrain, often heard, is "cut - weld - drive."
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  December 5, 2012
beautiful! I d love one fig scale, I d make a nice beach scene full of surf girls lol!
  May 19, 2012
Great. I think this would be a great set to buy, (Iwould It buy)5/5
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  June 8, 2011
Volksrods are a great looking machine when done nicely, and you topless version is even better :D Great use of parts for the wheels too, and having a red body is different to the the usual black or yellow ive seen before :) I love it 5/5 - Rhys
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  May 31, 2011
Very cool and awesome! You should add surf board staple to the car. I like the idea of this volksrod. :D 10/10
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  April 18, 2011
Hey this looks pretty cool! Very recognizable as a VW Beetle! Excellent work on the bonnet and engine, well done ;) I really want to build a VolksRod to drive in, someday..
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  March 27, 2011
Excellent. The curve on the bonnet is perfect - very difficult to do. The engine is awesome too. Love it.
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  December 31, 2010
Quoting hlias markos very good job!oh HAPPY NEW YEAR or in greek EUTIXISMENOS O NEOS XRONOS!
Thanks hlias, and a happy new year to you too! I dont know how to say happy new year in any other language but I know a lttle bit of German
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  December 31, 2010
very good job!oh HAPPY NEW YEAR or in greek EUTIXISMENOS O NEOS XRONOS!
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  October 24, 2010
i love the engine.
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  October 14, 2010
Nicely shaped and beautiful details - great model!
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  October 2, 2010
good job mate my fav from you
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  September 27, 2010
Nice beetle. I like the opening hood & doors.
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  September 26, 2010
Very good rod, without fenders!!!! Love it.
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  September 25, 2010
Very nice work, the front end reminds me a bit of my Volksrod, well done.
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  September 24, 2010
Nice rod!
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  September 24, 2010
Very nice Volksrod! It's simple and well-detailed. I like the convertble look and the engine. Keep it up!
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  September 24, 2010
Fantastic work. You've captured the shape spot on. I really like the engine. This is brilliant. Keep up the good work!
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  September 24, 2010
This is the first open topped LEGO volksrod I've seen, which is nice.
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  September 24, 2010
Totally agree with T.K.!
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  September 24, 2010
great!
 
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