Black lassie was a 1972 Volkswagen sedan that I took great pleasure in restoring, then wrecked on the first outing. Yep, took out the front end in a heart beat by choosing a 6” dia. metal pole to stop me when the brakes went out. The Pole was a better choice than the commercial propane refilling station storage tank. Any how, With no more funds for the restoration project, I decided to “BAJA” the bug. I grew tired of it after about a year. So, I cut the top off. Yeah, Right! WTF was I thinking? It was time for a change. I built Black Lassie using other junk, no, “DONOR” cars I had laying around the yard. (76 Datsun 280z, 94 Ford Aspire, 76 Ford F150, 94 Chevy Chattanooga Customs Van)
Black Lassie is an example of an alternative to traditional Ratrods. Because Classic Ford model Ts and Model As are becoming more scarce and more valuable, the Volkswagen community has turned to the Volksrod. Volkswagens are cheaper, easier to find, and easier to find parts for. They sport a 1930s design which is very much in keeping with hot rodding’s roots. Considered an extension of the Ratrod customization style, the Volksrod is built with little or no expensive machined aluminum or chrome plated parts. They are mostly hand made by their owners, using simple tools and welding equipment. Both Volksrods and Ratrods usually appear unfinished, with inexpensive primer only paint jobs. Most common is the Flat black color obtained only from a spray paint can, applied in the owners driveway.
I have been working on, and driving the car everyday for about 4 years now.I guess I’ll just keep modifying it as I go along using what little money I have.
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History of this Vehicle
Plans for this Vehicle
This is my everyday vehicle. I guess I’ll just keep modifying it as I go along using what little money I have.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Special Thanks :
Lizzard Breath Productions
I am almost dirt poor and use everything around the yard to build my projects Your name can be here for just a small donation to my projects. Who knows, I guess I would paint your name or logo on Black Lassie or a future project.