Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Clockwise from upper left:
der KleinTransporter, a single cab Beetle pickup. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-der-kleintransporter.html
ACSR Pickup: A single cab Air-Cooled Search and Rescue Volksrod Pickup. Coming Soon
TruckVRod: an open-top Beetle Pickup Volksrod. Coming Soon
No Mercy Emergency Ambulance: A Volksrod Emergency Fly-Car. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-no-mercy-emergency.html
The Pula Kahula: A Volksrod Woodie. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-pula-kahula-reprise.html
The Raspberry Maple Woodie. A Pink Stylized Volkswagen Woodie. See http://manilaghia.multiply.com/journal/item/159/Volkswagen_Concept_Raspberry_Maple_Woodie_for_2009_?sms_ss=blogger
The Trajes Sedan Delivery: A Volkswagen Beetle Panel Delivery. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-trajes-manila-sedan.html
Der Truckster: A Volkswagen Beetle Open-top Pickup. Coming Soon.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Blacked out 18 inch BRMs with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, a close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, bulletproof 200hp, dual 48mm Weber IDA fed and a 1 3/4″ merged ceramic coated exhaust, 2332cc Type 1 Volkswagen engine. Ultra black House of color paint, HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions, VDO gauges, Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier adds serious street cred to the Rometsch Taxi-styled Volksrod.
See VW Concept: Jake
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This stretched Volkswagen Concept is based on the Rometsch 4-door. An updated Beetle body accommodates the full red leather interior worthy of Capone. Bulletproof Radials, 18 Inch Der Steiner Rad Alloys smooth out the ride through dangerous streets. An equally bullet-proof, dual Weber 48 IDA-equipped, Porsche 914 2.4 liter engine and Gene Berg 5-speed installed via a custom flywheel provides enough juice to outrun the cops. Big Al is not afraid to boogie.
Driving through Ayala Avenue, the deep House of color, Cherry Black paint glistens from the fresh detailing, new HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions brighten the way, and four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling.
The shorter front and additional rear doors open butterfly style, revealing the red-hot leather Recaro interior. Red leather door panels and blood red German wool carpeting are perfect complements to the maraschino cherry exterior.
The split dashboard is home to classic white-face VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Big Al doesn’t get lost on the way to the clubs. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.
The early split-window roll-up ragtop is restored and opens to spectacular views of the moon and stars. Big Al shows them how it’s done.
Top of the World, Ma!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The story might not be true but you can start on your own SuperSally with a sad and neglected Volkswagen 1303. While still plentiful, the recent interest in them have been driving up prices on solid examples. The four-door conversion itself takes careful planning but only require another set of doors and the services of a skilled bodyman.
Shocking Pink SuperSally is roomy and comfortable. 17' front and 19" rear polished BRM replicas and Michelin radials provide extreme grip and traction with a little sacrifice in ride comfort. But the rebuilt McPherson front end with Koni shocks and Porsche disc brakes handles the bumps and jumps brilliantly. Reworked rear torsion leaves, Porsche 944 control arms, Porsche disc brakes and Koni shocks lower the rear end.
The recovered Recaros replace the original VW seats. Matching cappuccino custom door panels follow the original VW style. Everything else, even the steering wheel , gauges and switches are original VW.
A 1915cc Type 1 motor, discrete dual quiet packs with CB-Performance fuel injection provide SuperSally sass. Ride Sally ride, ride Sally ride. . .
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Volkswagen Concept: Jake was built out of an abandoned Brazilian VW sedan and patterned after the 4-door Rometsch Taxi, with a Volksrod flavor that is totally "gangster". Fenderless,bumperless, with the Wheelbase extended, It gives a menancing profile to go along with the rear split window, and the classic VW "W" decklid.
To give Jake enough horsepower to back up its tough look, a 200HP Type 1 Volkswagen engine was built bulletproof. It has full-flow oiling with a Maxi30 pump. 94mm Mahle pistons with A Race Pro 84mm crankshaft with Chevy journals and forged 1.4:1 rockers bump the stocker to 2332cc. Other goodies include a lightened flywheel, wedge-port heads with 44×37 valves, Dual 48mm Weber IDA carbs and a 1 3/4? merged ceramic coated exhaust.
18 inch BRMs with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, single block with a race-ready compound provide fantastic grip. The front end features a CB Performance dropped spindle and the rear torsion bar was adjusted 2 notches to bring the ride height down to the pavement.
A close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, features a Super Diff, Aluminum side covers, Welded 3-4 hubs, and hardened keys.
Driving through the city, the deep House of color, Ultra black paint glistens from the fresh detailing, new HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions brighten the way, and four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling.
The shorter front and additional rear doors open butterfly style, revealing the jet-black leather Volkswagen interior. Black leather door panels and ebony German wool carpeting are perfect complements to the black exterior.
The split dashboard is home to classic white-face VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Jake doesn’t get lost on the way to the clubs. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.
The early split-window roll-up 3-fold ragtop is restored and opens to spectacular views of the moon and stars.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Like cruizin’ above the crowd? Even lowered trucks are taller than regular Hot Volkswagens! Trucks are also tough; they have uh . . . pluck! Wazzat? Trucks are fun without all the fuss. They’re cozy, courageous and confident. And they’re cheap - cheaper than most other body styles.
If most show ‘n’ shiners scratched a fender, they’d be headed for the paint repair shop. But delivery truck owners shrug off small imperfections. Some even feel their ride doesn’t have much character without at least a small scratch.
If your a trucker, truckette, truckee, or truck-on type of volksrodder, you’ll want to get to see what’s already obvious: How much fun truckin’ can be.
Emmy needed something more spacious for her deliveries. Her dresses and couture gowns hardly fit in a regular VW, so this Trajes Manila Sedan Delivery concept is a perfect marriage between a vintage air-cooled and something a little more imaginative. Not wanting to settle for any run-of-the-mill transporter, we grafted the rear of a cast away kombi to a front end of a regular bug.
Reupholstered front seats offer comfy seating for two while the rear seats were tossed and a flat floor and sufficient cubby holes built-in the rear. Replica Empi 5-Spoke 17 inch rims add more chutzpah to the unique profile. Fresh coats of Bali Green cover straight bodywork with minimal chrome trim. A Hot Volks panel truck created from an early-model Volkswagen and left-over van panels, this Sedan Delivery is dedicated to fun truckin’. It’s another way to get your kicks on Route 66 . . . . or Rodeo Drive, if you prefer.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Volkswagen Concept: No Mercy Emergency Ambulance aims to resurrect local VW passion by re-inventing the Ambulance with a more radical Beetle-based theme. An abandoned late model
Volkswagen sedan was quickly located for the basis of this build. The VW sat in a backyard for over 30 years but the body was intact. A VW Type 1 modified into a panel truck.
Using an early Type2 panel, the rear pieces were metal-worked into shape by dedicated craftsmen.
I updated the suspension with a complete rebuild. The ball-joint front and IRS rear suspension assemblies were removed, cleaned, inspected for wear and parts replaced as necessary. A complete floorpan rebuild with fresh high grade metal pan halves provide a strong foundation while performance shocks and brakes complete the rejuvenation. The frame head was extended to give the concept a Volksrod flavor and a A set of polished Empi 5-spoke replica 18 inch rims (7 inch front, 9 inch rears) were donated to the project along with Nankang performance radials. A High-speed transmission was sourced and installed along with urethane motor mounts and fresh linkages. An 1835 engine was built for moderate performance and handles all emergencies. With Dual 44 Weber carburators providing enough grunt, an aircondition was installed as well as a 75 amp alternator. The elecronic distributor does away with the flimsy contact points and a merged header system completes the motor.
VW Concept: No Mercy Emergency Ambulance is covered by an eggshell urethane paint that highlights the expert body work done. Early Split Bus talights and Beetle H4 headlights complete the Roddin' look.
The interior boasts seats and door panels covered in black ultraleather and black german wool carpet adds duarbitlity. A Porsche 944 steering wheel was used, a complete set of Speedwell gauges were refurbished, and a Sony sound system installed.
Designed as a "Fly-Car", this emergency response vehicle can be used to reach a scene more quickly than a standard ambulance to bring a skilled resource to a scene. The fly-car enables the crew (often a lone responder) to bring their equipment quickly to the scene of an emergency, and may carry most of the same equipment as a full size ambulance.
Outfitted with an electronic siren, equipped with a PA, the latest portable two-way radio, mobile data terminals, or MDTs,and a Laptop computer with Wi-Fi docked within the vehicle. An in-ambulance cardiac monitor capable of acquiring 12-Lead EKGs, portable cots and backboards that are used to load patients into and out, and keep them secure while in transit. The No Mercy Emergency Fly-Car is also equipped with an Advanced Life Support System. The system contains a number of medical supplies, such as intubation equipment, intravenous drug administration tools, and administration sets. Administration set tools run the gamut from syringes and saline solution to defibrillators and electrodes. Other EMS equipment included includes catheters, endotracheal tubes, and padded arm boards.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Aside from the Type825 military pickup, Volkswagen never produced a Type1-based pickup truck but in 1946, the factory toyed with the idea of one and made a prototype Beetle pick up truck. They used it in the factory but ultimately designed and created the Type-2 to serve as the workhorse of the Volkswagen fleet.
It is not to say that a Beetle-based pickup truck is anything new as a lot of people have cut off the rear end of a standard Beetle and grafted on the rear of a pickup truck. One of the cleaner designs utilize the rear of a Type 2 and with a lot of metal work, manage to convince VW fanatics of an alternative truck design.
Volkswagen Concept: der KleinTransporter follows on that theme of a practical late model Beetle-based pickup truck. Using a late-model standard Beetle, the rear of the sedan had been cut off and remnants of an old Type2 Single Cab grafted on.Countless hours were spent on shrinking and fitting the larger Type2 panels to fit and make factory-like.
The truck was then anewed with a complete chassis rebuilt with a 3 inch narrowed beam with dual adjusters and shorter Koni shocks. The rear was adjusted 3 notches to bring the ride height down to respectable levels.
Powering the small pickup truck is a bullet-proof 1776cc, dual Weber40-fed engine. Instead of massive horsepower, daily driver reliability and smooth power delivery was the priority. A custom designed air-conditioning system was mandatory for pleasurable cruising in and out of town. The two-seater cockpit is a pleasure with beige leather seats and door panels. A charcoal carpet absorbs as much road noise so that the iPod-powered simple single Woofer-fed sound system gets the tunes across. A freeway flyer geared tranny with blacked-out 18-inch replica 8-Spoke rims with Bridgestone Potenza rubber adds the 1-2 punch.
A Bekowa-inspired roof-rack adds additional functionality, freeing the rear bed for more substantial hauling. Painted an eye-searing Yellow, the truck quickly draws a crowd at the local Jollibee burger joint.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
This pula kahula was shreddin the gnarl. There were no men in grey suits for this totally tubular ride into the shore. This gidget was crushin it. Notice the righteous switchfoot maneuver and aggro kickout.
The frogs on toast were riding their fibro tiki style just watching the babanees babelini jazzing the glass.
translation c/o http://rippinh2o.com/dropzone/surflingo.shtml
pula kahula (hot mama)
shreddin (executing repeated turns)
gnarl (difficult waves)
men in grey suits (sharks)
gidget (surf chick who can hang with the crew)
crushin (surfing hard)
righteous (honorable, awesome)
switchfoot (surfer who can surf with either foot forward)
kickout (controlled exit from a wave by riding up the face and over the top)
frogs on toast (boogie boarders)
tiki style (surf the white water standing still. . . like a tiki)
jazzing the glass (surfing the waves)
The only identifiable VW sheetmetal left are the Brazilian front cut and an early VW hood. Flattened black paint was chosen that helps endure salty water sprays from the beach and reduces glare. HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions provide “modern” lighting at night while four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling. The off-white interior features Batangas-sourced embroidered linen for the seats and the door panels with Manila hemp carpeting are perfect complements to the wooden exterior.
Volkswagen Concept: Pula Kahula was built out of another abandoned Brazilian VW sedan and made into a Volkswagen “woodie”, again, with a Volksrod flavor. Handcrafted wood panels built around the extended Volkswagen pan echoes the extremely popular SoCal surf woodies. Fenderless, bumperless, with the wheelbase extended, It gives a hot rod flavor to the Volkswagen. Pula Kahula was designed to be more of a scooter than the feature-laden Lemonade Volksrod. The woodwork is much simplified, is shorter and lighter. Original VW Speedometer and gas gauge was used to keep the interior simple. No mega-buck sound system is needed. Instead, a simple iPod setup with Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the rock rollin’.
18 inch BRM-style alloys with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, single block with a race-ready compound provide fantastic grip. The front end features a CB Performance dropped spindle and the rear torsion bar was adjusted 2 notches to bring the ride height down to the pavement.
Pula Kahula’s got horsepower to burn! A 200HP Type 1 Volkswagen engine features full-flow oiling with a Maxi30 pump. The 2332cc four-banger has 94mm Mahle pistons with A Race Pro 84mm crankshaft with Chevy journals and forged 1.4:1 rockers. A lightened flywheel, wedge-port heads with 44×37 valves, Dual 48mm Weber IDA carbs and a 1 3/4″ merged ceramic coated exhaust complete the muscular powerplant. A close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission brings the power to the pavement. The beefed-up tranny features a Super Diff, aluminum side covers, welded 3-4 hubs, and hardened keys.