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Postby johnny1145 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:45 pm

Hi all looking about building a rat rod style pick up on a mk7 panel with a mk6 front..
Is there a way off doing this with a swb..
All chassis cabs are to long for the look I'm after....any help or advice welcome

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Postby johnny1145 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:37 pm

Hi all new to all this...I've a mk7 transit...would any one be able to confirm if I can cut the back off a panel box van to turn it into a mini pick up style not to carry anything more for the look rat rod style..or can it only be done on a chassis cab many thanksImage

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Panel to pick up van chop

Postby johnny1145 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Hi anyone know if this can be done to a mk7 box van with the chassis it has or only on a chassis cab van..but can only find them mwb..cheersImage

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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby spudmab » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:55 pm

So are you wanting a short wheelbase pickup truck then.

I have a crew cab mk6 and I have been thinking about shorting the the wheelbase, you can move the leaf spring hangers forward on the chassis or have the chassis rails cut and shortened with a shorter prop.

Thats how i am thinking of doing it but not for some time.

There is also another mk6 that has move the leaf springs to make his truck a short wheelbase. He then used a flair side body on the backImage

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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby spudmab » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:57 pm

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app

The chassis cab would be the better option as its sealed and strong compared to altering a van

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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby johnny1145 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:13 pm

The crew cab looks the part..think chassis cab the way to go shorten the chassis..thinking doing it on a mk7 but putting the mk6 front end to give it an older look..think the swb the way to go...maybe less work with a chassis cab cheersImageImageImageImage

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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby Mike » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:35 am

From the photos so far, it looks like the challenge is to build one that doesn’t look like a broken piece of crap.
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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby MinorMatt » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:01 am

Mike wrote:From the photos so far, it looks like the challenge is to build one that doesn’t look like a broken piece of crap.


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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby johnny1145 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:35 pm

Decided not to chop mk7 came across a mk2 single rear wheel swb for the project long way to go to restore ImageImage

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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby spudmab » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:44 pm

johnny1145 wrote:Decided not to chop mk7 came across a mk2 single rear wheel swb for the project long way to go to restore ImageImage

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Any updates on this, i like the ratrod pickups, what direction you planning on


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Re: Panel to pick up van chop

Postby johnny1145 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:38 pm

Planing rusty paint job and rusty bed frame with burnt timber broads haven't started yet been busy building a shed for her hope to be at it soon...

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