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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » di nov 27, 2012 08:59

well it didn't take long eh?? .. I had my first encounter with the police yesterday ... only the third day of having the J-bug on the road and I got pulled already :)

A motor cycle patrol - he must have been looking for a reason to stop me coz he did a registration check first ... he pulled me because it came up on his computer still registered as schorsed (stored - i.e. off the road) ... I told him I'd 'unschorsed' it on Friday a5 5:40pm and he checked the papers ...

... OOPS !!! ...

I must have got the papers for Little Al (my daily beetle) mixed up with the ones for the J-bug and I had, in fact, unschorsed an already unschorsed car !! Because of my mess up, the J was still registered stored after all ...

Fortunately he was very understanding. He could see that I wasn't a 30 yr old rebel (didn't know I was a 63 yr old one though .. hehe) ... so I think he was more inclined to treat it as a serious project ... (amazing what being a 63 yr old does for people's opinions of you and your car :) ...

So ... he looked it over fairly thoroughly, and he liked it ... he was very complimentary and made no criticisms :) ... we had a nice long chat about the build etc. and he agreed that anyone who drives an obvious police magnet is going to build it properly to begin with ir risk hell every day :) ... and then off we went with a handshake and a smile ...

I even had the nerve to congratulate him on being the first of many :) ...

So now it's been APK'd, casually looked over by an RDW vehicle inspector on his day off, and checked out by a traffic policeman ... and so far it's survived with a clean ticket ... I'm happy !!!
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor hanzzz... » di nov 27, 2012 11:44

Oops close call!
could have been an expensive artikel 34 WAM or how they call that? that's 300 euros or something!
Thanks for the ride and the tea yesterday Kevin! it's the coolest car in the neighbourhood, that's for sure!!
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » wo nov 28, 2012 21:58

On the road and running ... what can I say ...

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I love it !!!!!
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor makkie » wo nov 28, 2012 22:15

i like it....toppie :D
ben buggy kever en luchtgekoelde bus liefhebber heb er een paar ,sloop regelmatig kevers voor onderdelen
tegenwoordig is mijn daily driver een paarse kever station 1.9 turbo diesel
rij ook een ruska regina
als het mooi weer wordt daily een ruska super
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor mexicano » wo nov 28, 2012 23:10

Great ! :respect:
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor pat » do nov 29, 2012 09:07

i love the roof!! :respect:
géén gézeik, in de oliewijk

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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » do nov 29, 2012 09:40

pat schreef:i love the roof!! :respect:

especially the 110 mm strip down the middle eh Pat ?? :)
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor Gert-Jan Meijlink » do nov 29, 2012 10:27

MASTER!!! :respect:

(I believe as many others) I'm following this build since the start and the result is stunning!
How is the handling?
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor Airditude » do nov 29, 2012 10:31

Sweet! :respect:
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » do nov 29, 2012 12:37

Gert-Jan Meijlink schreef:How is the handling?


I'm currently running 0.9 bars all round, so it's a bit baloony at the rear .. bounces a bit on gentle acceleration so I may push those up tyo 1.5 bar and see how they feel. The fronts are gripping well. They have about the same area of footprint at a standard bug crossply, but the walls are very compliant so they do scrub a little, but otherwise firm, grippy and solid.

I haven't really pushed the cornering ability too far yet. I'm increasing things in small steps and noting how things are doing as I go. Right now I'm cornering like an average, well-behaved saloon car driver and it seems to be doing OK. I certainly wouldn't drive hard into a corner though ... that would be pretty scary right now until I know what it can do.

On the open road it pulls 120kph easily with about half the throttle left for playing. It will overtake in third up to about 110kph and second is the best gear for round town. At 120-130kph it does tend to be a little light at the front so strong cross-winds sometimes give you a little surprise, but nothing the tyres can't handle .. you can just feel them flexing ...

It will still run fairly steadily at 50kph in fourth, but I don't think it would want accelerate from there without complaining :) ... so I don't do it. The engine is being run in so it needs to be loaded fairly hard in the right gears, not being forced to struggle in high gears at at low revs.

All in all, I am very satisfied with the handling and the flexibility, and I still haven't really pushed the performance envelope ... but a car like this isn't a race car .. it's for cruising .. and it certainly performs that function extremely well :)
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor spongeboxer » do nov 29, 2012 15:52

What a fantastic result!!! Congatulations and happy motoring!! Hope to see it in the wild on the streets somewhere :thumbright:
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » do nov 29, 2012 16:05

Scheveningen - 28th December = BBBB at the FAST Surfer Village (if the boulevard is done in time) ... otherwise we'll have to go tunnel cruising some time when it's warmer :)
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor hanzzz... » do nov 29, 2012 20:59

We can park there even if it's the boulevard is not finished (it won't)... no problem.
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor radiotrib » do nov 29, 2012 22:40

Do you mean that we can still come in from Visafslagweg rather than down the boulevard (Srandweg) ?? Coz the boulevardis all closed from Vissershavenweg all the way to the breakwater wall right now.
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Re: VolksRod - the J-Bug - STREET LEGAL !!

Berichtdoor Sesamzaadje » vr nov 30, 2012 09:31

Congratulations!! I've followed this project from the start, and find that the result is amazing!
You did a very nice job of incorperating the fenders with the car, most people forget about them and make simple strips which completely ruin the looks of a rod imho.

Hopefully I get to see the V-rod IRL sometimes! :)
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You should see their faces when I tell them that my VAG is aircooled, lubed up and ready to go! :mrgreen:

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