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March 23, 2016 at 11:16 pm #236058
Hello I am a new owner of a project VW TD . In looking around on the forum I have not seen one like mine . The rear fenders are integral to the body so i do not know if means its a newer version or older ? The other thing the radiator shell is all fiberglass .
I was wander if any one here has had any experience with chrome vinyl wrap.
The one feature i wish it had is a fold down windshieldMarch 24, 2016 at 3:35 am #267515billnpartsParticipant
Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
Autocross & Hillclimb
"Drive Happy"March 24, 2016 at 8:20 am #267516newkitmanParticipant
Welcome aboard Taildrager. I’m just 15 minutes away in Warner Robins, GA. Building “Moneypenny” my red CMC/Fiberfab TDr. PM me and we can meet somewhere.
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackMarch 24, 2016 at 8:35 am #267517RoyalParticipant
Early Daytona kits were offered with “optional” chromed radiator shell….implying that it was optional, though I’ve never seen one without. I would bet that if the fenders are glassed in to the tub, it was the builder that opted to do it that way since I am quite sure it wasn’t that way from the factory.
On some Daytona’s you could quite simply modify the bracket to allow the windshield to fold flat. I did it in my garage in an afternoon, for no money. Most Daytona’s had the windshield mounted such that this is an easy conversion.
Post some pictures, and we’ll be more able to help with the answers to your questions.March 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm #267518DbantaParticipant
My rear fenders are molded in as part of the body as well. I have never seen a fiberglass radiator shell. My shell with the molded radiator louvers is fiberglass but I have a chrome shell over top of it. I think mine is a 1978 version. I would have to check. A picture of yours would be good.
In wine there is truth, in water health.March 25, 2016 at 1:08 am #267519
I have not figured out how to post a pic. yet ?
But I do believe that my rear fenders were from the factory this way because of the jell coatMarch 25, 2016 at 8:27 am #267520LeoParticipant
Are you a pilot? Your screen name indicates you might be.March 25, 2016 at 9:30 am #267521
Yes its been awhile .But I still have a 7ECA Citabra . I started out with my first plane being a Tomahawk but i wanted to be a real pilot so i bought a 1955 170B and before i even had my licenses I also owned a 1952 Cessna 195 with a 275 hp Jacobs then a Maule with a Franklin JUNK ! and now the 7ECA .
I am not one that is crazy about avionics. One good radio and a hand held GPS , full fuel and if can get it to crank I’m gone .
taildrager2016-03-25 09:34:53March 25, 2016 at 10:33 am #267522secretagentcatParticipant
A pilots license has been a long time dream of mine. Im 47 do you guys think its too late for me to start?March 25, 2016 at 11:10 am #267523scubasteveParticipant
@scubastevesecretagentcat wrote:A pilots license has been a long time dream of mine. Im 47 do you guys think its too late for me to start?
I think when I got mine in 1995 (I was 37) it took about 50 hrs of behind the stick to get ready enough for your test. And about the same classroom time. After 10- 12 hrs you should be ready to solo.
The cost then was $6000 to cover the entire thing; in air, classroom, plane and instructor and books.
If it’s on your bucket list, and you have the $$$…
GO FOR IT!!!
but, remember once you get you ticket, you’ll need to stay current, or it will lapse and you’ll be out the money…
Amor Conquista TodoMarch 25, 2016 at 11:59 am #267524newkitmanParticipant
I was 46 when I got mine, 18 when I got my A&P ticket and 45 when I got my Bachelors in Aeronautical Science. Never to old to learn. Two biggest things with learning to fly is always stay ahead of the plane (be ready for you flaps etc.) and good hand/eye coordination. Now we take you back to our regular thread. 😉
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackMarch 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm #267525LeoParticipant
I retired in 2008 as a crop duster. I flew 150hp Pawnee to 1200hp Thrush and most everything in between. About half my 21,000 hours in AgCat.March 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm #267526March 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm #267527March 25, 2016 at 8:34 pm #267528March 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm #267529March 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm #267530March 25, 2016 at 8:39 pm #267531
And all of this for 500.00 dollars it would have been a bargain at half that price .Like those guys on American pickers say its all roached out ! I think it look Gangster The Edward G Robinson kind of Gangster .
taildrager2016-03-25 20:47:07March 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm #267532DbantaParticipant
Yeah that is the same body as mine with the integrated rear fenders. Your are missing the chrome grill shell. I believe MG Magic might have one. It will be a tough part to find.
In wine there is truth, in water health.March 25, 2016 at 10:15 pm #267533edward ericsonParticipant
Looks like a viable project to me. Bumpers, mirrors, door handles. Probably some gauges.Does she run? Cuz if she doesn’t run, I recommend Subaru power.March 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm #267534
Lets talk about Subaru power what is involved ?March 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm #267535AnonymousInactive
Looking over the photos, rear tire cover says Mi Gi But there is a bump on the running board That was used on Classic Roadsters LTB The ditches. By the way looks good for the price you paid.March 25, 2016 at 11:26 pm #267536RoyalParticipant
Donny, unless you have a lot more room in your engine box than my Daytona has, you can’t fit a Subaru without a lot of fiberglass work.
I believe you will find a lot (including all Daytonas) with the bump on the running boards to accommodate the rear torsion bars.
Donny, what are your goals with regard to your car. If you intend to put a chrome grill on, it will likely cost more than you paid for the car.
Like Ed queried: Does it run?March 25, 2016 at 11:31 pm #267537
I just went over to Samba no Subaru for me I want to drive it before i Die not to mention the cost . A fresh overhaul will make it go fast enough to scratch my itch .March 25, 2016 at 11:40 pm #267538
Yes the grill is no thing of beauty I am still hoping to learn some more about chrome vinyl wrap .This may be offensive to some but it a fiberglass replica so what the harm in adding a little vinyl
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