The VW is registered as a 62, although it's has body parts from several different years. The frame and suspension I designed and built using mild steel square tubing.The design is a sort of early F1 copy, I spent a bunch of hours on the internet and studying various suspension design books(good brain exercise, I think it wore that sucker out). The effort was well worth it though, as the car rides really nice and handles like a sports car. I've even chased down a newer 911 and an Audi TT roadster, Corvettes won't even play with me though(I think it's a fear thing). The car has Wilwood discs and polished calipers all around. The rears are inboard, I'm using an 8.8" rear end from a 90 T-Bird Super Coupe, I modified the housing and inner CV joints for the inboard brakes. The engine is a 302" SBC(327 small journal block & steel 283 crank) M/T aluminum rods, TRW pop up pistons that I cut down to get a 10.25:1 compression ratio, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Edelbrock performer rpm cam kit, roller rockers, Edelbrock intake, Speed Demon 650 CFM carb, Mallory centrifugal advance unilite dizzy(as the ozzys say)and enough chrome, polished and powder coated crap to feed a small third world country for a couple of days(it's only money), I made the headers from 1.625" mandrel bent tubing. I actually made my own mufflers using 1.750" tubing split and widened to 5" with internal baffles and wrapped with Thermotec header wrap(they might? be legal in that aforemetioned third world country). I need to change the exhaust system and move my new and improved mufflers further downstream. The transmission is a 5 speed from a V6 S10 pickup,I'm gonna change it to a V6 Camaro 5 speed unless I can get a deal on a Tremec conversion. The rear fenders were glass 4.5" wider than stock, but now they are 6" wider than that thanks to my trusty sawzall and a bunch of stickyass itchy fiberglass. The hood is more stickyass stuff laid over a corrugated cardboard and 1/8" hard board form, when I finish the hood the cardboard will be gone. Well thats the VW, I haven't been able to do much to it for the last few months because I opened my own shop(smooth move exlax), but as soon as things settle down and start running smoothly I'll hop right back on it and do all the pretty boy stuff, paint and upholstery(real hotrodders don't need upholstery, unless they want to cruise around without female companionship).
The 46 Ford is a customers car I'm installing TCI front and rear suspension, a BBC with a TH400, brakes, 10 bolt rear end?, electrics, cooling system, steering column,pedals,well you know all the stuff you need to drive one around and then he's gonna take it to a body shop for all the external prettiness. I don't know who chopped the top but they did do a nice job.
Here's some pics of the "in the weeds(dirt)" 46 Ford. The car looked so cool on the ground. The guy that owns it got it in some kind of trade deal and wanted me to install the running gear. Well thats the beginning of the story, I'll keep you guys at the RRT posted as things progress.