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Old December 28th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #76
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Looks great! Got to look for one like that..
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Old December 30th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #77
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Maybe overkill but I will be building in original style heating too. Using stocktype heaterboxes and channels under door. Just to be able to make the drivingseason longer in Finnish climate...
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Old January 4th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #78
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The beetle rear upper shockabsorbers was in an early stage of the projects life lost. In the beginning it even had the torsionhousingtubes shortened but was returned to stocklength again shortly after..

The towers were removed in the same process because I was told that they limited the lowering of the suspension due to the IRS crossbars..

I had to try out an other solution today.
I used a pair of cut of torsiontubes with towers for making a jig so I can get the upper shockmoung in correct position. Welded it all on an old torsionplate cover to make that mount the easiest way...







Then fitted the jig on the 356



Then cut just the top of the loose shocktower including the original bodymount. Was planning to weld a new bodymount for it when I finish the floorpan.



Noticed that the bottom of the cutdown shocktower still was very close to the IRS crossbar. Decided to try out how it works so I mounted a wheel and lifted the wheel and suspension as much as I thought necessary.

At this "stance" there was just a millimetre or two between the tower and the crossbar...



So I decided to discard this option and make the upper mount as the previous builders allready had planned. Just making it my way. In other words. A bit more factory looking...

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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:16 AM   #79
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The cutting and preparations continue... Now the 1303 did get its share of




Next is to take carefull measurements and some more.. Then I can start and some to fit them in under the new fiberglass body...
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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #80
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This was the custom made exhaust in the bay singlecab. Either one (loud) one like this or an other custom made less loud one with same exit end...

Thats.. fucking sexy. I wish I could get that for my bug
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #81
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I have a T4 going in my Volksrod. Mid-engine to boot!
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Old January 15th, 2014, 10:05 AM   #82
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Butchering continues...


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Old January 15th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #83
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How is the front done? Is it a standard beam or something else?
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Old January 15th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #84
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It's a 1302S so it has mcpherson frontstruts. They are a set of shorter adjustable ones. The uppermounts are not yet finished so I will do the front my way. Instead of trying to make the front luggage area with the cutout fiberglass parts I prefer steel...
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 06:38 AM   #85
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DIY exhaust kit... Mufflers arrive tomorrow...


Upper rear shockabsorber mounts done and ready to be welded.

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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:53 AM   #86
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No big update but nevertheless an important one...

Got the uppermounts for the rear shocks fixed in correct position and angle by the help of the jig I made.
Previous owners had removed the complete towers including upper shockmounts due to big loweringplans.
The IRS trailingarms would have hit the towers....

Here fixed with the jig.



And here with jig removed and the mount fixed with spotwelds. Will be fully welded and get added support when I get all details prewelded and will lift the body off so I can fully weld all details without risk to burn the body...

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Old February 5th, 2014, 07:34 AM   #87
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Righthandside threshold fixed and ready to be welded. Tomorrow I will do the ledthandside and hopefully be welding them up during the weekend...

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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #88
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Not that much of a progress but atleast I finally got the bodysupport/doorsills welded a couple of weeks ago. Including the doorpillars.







Started working with mounts for heaterchannels too. Yes, Im making heaterchannels for keeping the mist off the windshield...





Also started disassembling the enginelid grill as it turned out to be a Speedster original that is curved compared to coupes that are flat...



Decided to straighten it out with my stretcher..





Meanwhile I also was working with making a more or less unique grillbadge. Joined a fresh group at Facebook called Wide 5 Outcasts which was founded late last year. The logo they had was in my opinion very good looking so I thought I'd give it a try until they decide to make it for all users....

Here after etching the brassplate:



One colour applied



Wetsanding.



Finished logo. Still need to cut the edges round.



Here's the modified grill finally polished and assembled including the almost finished badge...

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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #89
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Me likey!!!!
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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:15 PM   #90
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Awesome. Love the badge!!
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That badge is the shit!!! Also, awesome work as always...
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Fantastic!!
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:16 AM   #93
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Today I finally lifted the body off the pan so I can finish the welding on the pan/cage and helpframe for the body...



Rolled it out in the nice two month early spring sun while grinding all areas needing welding.

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Old March 8th, 2014, 02:56 PM   #94
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Slick work! The badge is very cool and...wait a minute, those are four lug wheels!
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...wait a minute, those are four lug wheels!
But not for long anymore. Reardrums will be changed to widefive drums and frontdisks to widefive disk soon...
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Old March 9th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #96
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Started welding in some helpframe for bodysupport etc. around the engine. Also helps making the enginebay sealed from the heat under the engine...




Then my damaged brain started come up with mad ideas again....

Hmm... How long is....?



How much space do I have when helpframe is finished...?



Hmm... Engine is a few inches shorter than the frame... Hmm...

No!! Stay focused!! Stay focused!!!
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No do the 6. Lol
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6? He's got room enough for an eight! I mean, um, no, no, the four will be just fine.
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The Finnish vehicle inspections might have an other opinion about that.....
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Old March 10th, 2014, 06:19 PM   #100
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The Finnish vehicle inspections might have an other opinion about that.....

Inspect, plate, swap engine, drive.

Repeat as needed. Its only illegal if you get caught.
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