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Old December 27th, 2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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I am working on making my bug into a roadster and am looking for front suspension Ideas.
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Old December 27th, 2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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yea i'd like to see some detailed pics of some frontends that have extensions between the frame head and beam like vwfanatic dans and others
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Old December 27th, 2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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like this?
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Old December 27th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #4
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here is rustrodder's and a link to a thread. he extended the framehead
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?show...topic=2978&st=0



here is dan's that jim fab'd up and a link to one of the threads . has a bolted on extention
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?show...ront+suspension



butcher will, nick, tobias have moved the front of the body back
butcherwills car and a thread
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aw, crap. that's not the one I wanted- try this
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Old December 28th, 2003, 11:30 AM   #6
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Is there any internal bracing in there exracer? Got any more pictures?
 
Old December 28th, 2003, 04:20 PM   #7
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here is some of my photos on page 2 and 5 I think. http://photo.starblvd.net/DrFreakinstien?st=album&pg=1
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Old December 28th, 2003, 04:24 PM   #8
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Pretty clean setup, how exactly is it extended though, can't see a modded framehead or ??
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Old December 28th, 2003, 04:35 PM   #9
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Extremely clean setup. More pictures.




Excellent job. I am still curious, did you just do as rustrodder did and extend it that way? What did you put in the extension to brace everything? Excellent job. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smokin.gif[/img]
 
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I used sheet metal a little thicker in the location of the 10" extended part ,when I moved the head out 10" I replaced the material with better than stock thickness.I believe overcompesation is never a bad thing.It also has a 1"x1" square tubing frame under it as well.As soon as it isn't freezing outside I'll work on it some more.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 05:50 AM   #11
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These are great if you are using a factory beam setup, but does anyone have info on using a dropped I-beam. I've looked at So-Cal's setup, but would prefer coil over shocks to a leaf spring. B)
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These are great if you are using a factory beam setup, but does anyone have info on using a dropped I-beam. I've looked at So-Cal's setup, but would prefer coil over shocks to a leaf spring. B)
this is where custom fabricating comes in. there are BUNCHES of straight or drop axle front ends available from old stockers to new billets and everything in between. for mounting ideas you can look at regular streetrods and just figure out how to graft similar mounts on a bug pan.
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somebody here (sorry i forget who, but i remember the car) from the uk willies conversion, once was yellow... anyway he had a mustang set up built for his car and it was bolt on.
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Here you go, works2hard... These are from RoadsterCliffs awesome car!









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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>somebody here (sorry i forget who, but i remember the car) from the uk willies conversion, once was yellow... anyway he had a mustang set up built for his car and it was bolt on.[/b][/quote]
Are you on about wizrods car? If so it was a Cortina setup that was adapted i think...... B)
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this should be it (link to wizrod's site)
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There is also this one...


as well as this rendering...
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hey cliff, how are you keeping that axle centered without a panhard rod ?
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hey cliff, how are you keeping that axle centered without a panhard rod ?
I think that there is one behind the axle, it just doesn't show in any of the pictures? Unless it's not needed with the coil overs? Seems like it would need one though.
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he does have one its short and in the front.. . its not shown in those pics.

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Don't forget about SoCallok.com's car, teh sell the adapter thingies. Talk to RoadsterCliff also, not sure if the pihrana axle setup kits are still available though


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That thing is just plain bad-ass. Does it look like it will be shortened just a bit behind the doors?
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Old December 31st, 2003, 07:00 PM   #23
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I think the artist over-did the fore-shortening a touch, though they may invest the time to shorten it through the quarters, I doubt it. I have my own ideas for a simpler way to do it, but I'm going to have to go grab that '58 pan from my folks' back yard to try it.

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Old January 1st, 2004, 07:09 PM   #24
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Keep them coming Guys & Gals. I am getting some great ideas B) !!!
Attached is a shot of where I am at this point. Got all the new brake parts now, so I can get started again.
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here is some of my photos on page 2 and 5 I think. http://photo.starblvd.net/DrFreakinstien?st=album&pg=1
Your setup looks killer so far, can I ask what you're going to do about the caster situation? Normal caster shims? As of right now, it looks like it needs a bunch!
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