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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:05 pm

    Hej guys,

    a dutch "friend" I know through a dutch forum is building a true dream car, and I think you'll appreciate it!

    I'll keep this thread updated with new pictures! :wink:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006012

    His name is Ruud, and has built a few hot dubs in the past (mk1 vr6, mk1 20vt etc) and now he has fallen in love with a fridolin!! But it's a fridolin with a twist Shocked

    He's building it in "Hotrod" style!

    The bottom is "channeled" 6 cm's in the chassis to get as low as possible with the airride that will be mounted!
    He also had to make a bit more space so he'll be able to fit his 20" Coddington wheels...
    In the engine compartiment he's planning on putting in a 1.8 20vt with 225bhp

    He's doing all the body work by hand, because all the parts he needs aren't available anymore Shocked
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:05 pm

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin_rechts_project2

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin_rechts_project

    I thought they were "Body Coddington's" but I was just told they are "Torq Thrust's 2 in 8x20" Twisted Evil
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:06 pm

    At this moment he is working on the "body" and is doing all sorts of bodywork!

    These were the parts that were on the car, as you can see not in a great state...
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin015

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinneus009


    Everything is done by hand!!
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin047

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin068


    Normally the vw-logo is on a mount, since he didn't like it he removed it from the hood:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinneus015

    He welded in a mount for the indicators in the nose:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinneus021

    Same part but from the inside:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinneus028

    The nose is being assembled again, but there is still a lot of work to do:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin065

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin066


    These were 17" Gragar wheels, but he didn't think they were large enough Very Happy
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin001
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:06 pm

    21:11:2005

    The engine Ruud is planning on mounting:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin036

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin040

    After seeing those 17" Gragar wheels and knowing they are to small to get the result he wanted, Ruud went shopping for some 20's

    and these are the ones that will be on the finished article :wink:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin004

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin005

    He's planning on using the hubs, bearings and brakes of an Audi S4!

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin073

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin081`

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin001_227712

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin003

    These are those Audi S4 brake discs (Ruud counted 52 parts when disassembling them) Laughing

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin005_916720

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin008
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:06 pm

    17-02-06:

    The new wheels Finally arrived!

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrust2007

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrust2010

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrust2015

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrustopfridolin014

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrustopfridolin015

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrustopfridolin017

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrustopfridolin006

    Fridolin W12 project! Torqtrustopfridolin008
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:07 pm

    23-05-2006:

    He's now starting to strip the car to bare metal! When it's completely bare and all the rust is gone he'll have it painted in Epoxi (primer)

    At least the doors have no rust Razz

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin23-5-2006007

    01-06-2006:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin1-6-2006012

    Ruud stripped everything off the chassis he didn't need, since he's doing a completely independent suspension made of Bug 1303, porsche, audi, and Porsche cayenne parts

    These are the parts he used to start off his "suspension" project
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin1-6-2006002
    (Audi TT Quattro)

    New chassis parts arrived too, these bottomparts are from a Karmann Ghia
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin8-6-2006001

    05-06-06

    After stripping the body to bare metal he found a few "bad" parts and started to make new pieces by hand-molding sheet metal!

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin5-6-2006007

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin5-6-2006013

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin5-6-2006024
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:07 pm

    05-08-06:

    The rearwheel suspension finally starts to look like something!

    Fridolin W12 project! Achterwielophangingtt009

    Fridolin W12 project! Achterwielophangingtt007

    Fridolin W12 project! Achterwielophangingtt010


    12-08-06
    Now that the suspension is finally done, the car can actually sit on it's wheels!


    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006012

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006011

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006039

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006025

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin12-8-2006057
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:08 pm

    24-08-06:

    Ruud picked up some nice 4 piston Brembo's

    Fridolin W12 project! Bremboachteras015


    Can you guess off which vw this rear suspension came from??

    Fridolin W12 project! Bremboachteras003
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:08 pm

    Since the sidepanels are to bad to actually be used, he had to fabricate some hisselve because these babies aren't for sale Rolling Eyes

    The way he started:
    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen016

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen025

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen027

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen029

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen031

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen036

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen037

    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen055
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:08 pm

    and were the sidepanels are supposed to be :wink:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin4-11-2006007

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin4-11-2006003

    the old unusuable parts:
    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen018


    AND, since the last 2 rear suspensions he made weren't "good" enough he made another one...
    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen013_562925

    Obviously the cardboard will be replaced for a proper adapter Laughing
    Fridolin W12 project! Onderdelen009


    21-11-2006:

    The second sidepanel is finished too:
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden001

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden010
    He's going to make the sides a bit longer than it was originally, this way the car will look even lower!

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden019

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden020

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden025

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden024

    After seeing some more pictures from some hot rear ends of other Fridolins he saw that he made a mistake in molding the rearcorners, so he re-did them!

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden029

    here you can see the curve he missed previously!
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinzijwanden031
    Normally that curve is behind a bumper, but hey details are details... :wink:

    Some more body work:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk001

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk004

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk009

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk014

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk025

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk030
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:09 pm

    02-12-2006:

    The rear corners:

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk036

    He had to modify them, because he needed more space to clear those 20" wheels.
    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk037

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolinplaatwerk042


    04-12-06:

    Today the painter was finished on those bodyparts that were pearlblasted and primered (done with electricity)
    That way it's much easier to see which parts still need work...

    Fridolin W12 project! Geglaspareldplaatwerk004

    This part is really bad and still needs lots and lots of work Mad
    [img]http://www.volksforum.com/albums/files/2/5/4/3/geglaspareldplaatwerk006.jpg[img]

    Fridolin W12 project! Geglaspareldplaatwerk010

    Fridolin W12 project! Geglaspareldplaatwerk014

    Fridolin W12 project! Geglaspareldplaatwerk022

    Fridolin W12 project! Geglaspareldplaatwerk016

    So, at least now you guys are up to date! As you can see not an easy project, and it will propably won't be ready this year :?

    Ruud also isn't sure about what engine to use, he sold the 1.8 20vt engine, and is now thinking about putting in a W8 engine or something else..
    Maybe an RS4 engine, but nothing is sure yet! At the moment this wonderfull guy is out of a job and he doesn't want to buy an engine when he isn't sure there is money coming in in the next few months...

    I'm in love with this project and can't wait to see it finished, I think this will truly be one of the nicest VW Hotrods in the world!!
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:10 pm

    Forget the W8 engine... he bought an W12 engine for it!! Shocked

    Fridolin W12 project! Motorbakfridolin015

    Fridolin W12 project! Motorbakfridolin020

    Fridolin W12 project! Motorbakfridolin032

    Fridolin W12 project! Motorbakfridolin028
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:10 pm

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin007

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin012_921642

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin013_845281
    Like it belongs in there Laughing

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin015_980317
    Space enough in the back too!! Cool
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    Post by Kevin20v on Fri May 18, 2007 5:10 pm

    he fitted the doors last weekend, he could only do one since he was missing a few pieces of the other Sad

    But now he can make the other panels fit on the bottom!

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin018_867475

    Fridolin W12 project! Fridolin028

    That's about it for now, the car needs to be finished before W'see 2008
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    Post by Jezz on Fri May 18, 2007 5:32 pm

    bloody hell thats some skill going into that
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    Post by richyc on Fri May 18, 2007 5:41 pm

    WOW,that is going to be so cool,nice to see something totally different. Cool
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    Post by Loopy-Chi on Fri May 18, 2007 5:43 pm

    Surprised Surprised Shocked Surprised Surprised WWOOOOOAAAA!!!!
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    Post by Craig on Fri May 18, 2007 6:28 pm

    ha ha I wondered if you would post this here kevin, its gotta be said this is an absolute monster of a project.
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    Post by paulshears on Sat May 19, 2007 1:31 am

    Thats amazing affraid
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    Post by wag on Sat May 19, 2007 4:12 am

    KIN ELL,
    That is awesome ,
    would love to see/hear it running.
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    Post by Nick_mk2 on Sat May 19, 2007 4:21 am

    Looking cool as, I'd be interested to see how much power a W12 would put out with tweaks! Quality rare-rod!
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    Post by dsmithmobile on Sat May 19, 2007 7:41 am

    Thats amazing,your friend is very talented to be able to fabricate all his own parts including the body panels,truly a one off and will no doubt be fantastic when its completed,keep us updated

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    Post by Craig on Sat May 19, 2007 7:50 am

    dsmithmobile wrote:Thats amazing,your friend is very talented to be able to fabricate all his own parts including the body panels,truly a one off and will no doubt be fantastic when its completed,keep us updated

    I was asking Kevin about this on oe, the guy thats building it had to make his own panels as they are rarer than rare now, obselete years ago id imagine, and every frido that you see is probably 99% hand built apparently!!! wa wa woo waa!
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    Post by dt22jb on Sat May 19, 2007 8:31 am

    that is a work of art. Shocked wish i had the space and money to do something like that. Mad
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