Volksrods

The Volksrod is really a hot-rod that is based on a Volkswagen Beetle but in the style that you may expect from Hot Rods build from Model T Fords or Model A Fords. Some believe that the scarseness of old cars to modify and customise has led to the increased popularity of volksrods while others suggest it could be due to the customising community looking for something a little bit different.

A Volksrod is easily identified as it will usually be in the style of a Rat-Rod and most commonly painted matt black. The wings are usually removed and replaced with wheel hugging mud-guards, to prevent stones from damaging fellow drivers cars.

A Volksrod - Picture by Spedie on Car Domain
A Volksrod - Picture by Spedie on Car Domain
A Volksrod using early Ford suspension- Picture by Spedie on Car Domain
A Volksrod using early Ford suspension- Picture by Spedie on Car Domain

The front suspension is either moved forward to make the wheel-base look longer with some reworking of the stock suspension and steering components. Another popular modification is remove the stock suspension and steering components and fit the suspension from an early Ford. This popularity of this modification has lead to the creation of several kits that have been made available.

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References

Volkswagen - Small And Mighty - HotRod.com
Maggie Kirk's Hot Rod Beetle - Volks World
Volksrods - Wikipedia
Spedie's Volksrod - Car Domain

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