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fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:41

'56 rag with a twist
 
After lurking here for a while, time to post some pica's of my project.
I am not sure what it is exactly, is it german, resto, callook or race? you tell me:confused:


It all started in December 2007, after I sold my T2a single cab with 190Bhp G60 engine I bought this Oval. The plan was to use it as a daily and give it some TLC in de weekends.
This is how I bought it, original.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/62694.jpg
Planted a new gearbox and 2ltr type4 engine.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/68858.jpg
Narrowed, adjustable beem with dropped spindels.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/69513.jpg
And this is how I drove it (first time out was EBI II)
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/69518.jpg

To make a long story short, it's a total resto now. The plan is to have the resto-cal ish look on the outside, with an inside, chassis and suspension that is ready for some strip and circuit aktion.

Let's start with the wheels;
I have two sets, fuch's and MAG industries, both with Porsche bolt patern.
One set for street use and one set for circuit/strip abuse.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/70973.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/82169.jpg

Paul

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:44

The front suspension;

Porsche 914/911 with 944 hubs and disks.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/83422.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/84582.jpg

Test fit.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/83657.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:45

Rear Suspension;
18cm narrowed to have the same width as an original oval.
IRS with 944 arms and brakes.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/78093.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/78366.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:46

Gearbox; 914 dogleg, raised with homemade mounting points.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/80147.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/80598.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/89244.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:47

The "kill switch" I named it the "O ****" knob.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/89151.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/87539.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:48

Now I am working on the body.
Most of the rust on the right side is gone.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/94297.jpg
The complete doorpillar is gone.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/95059.jpg
And replaced.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96470.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96113.jpg

And today I was working on the 1/4 panel.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96756.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:50

Almost ready, after using some lead filler it looks like new again 8)
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96980.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:55

For an oval they even don't sell the bad fitting repro sheet metal. The only thing I could do is restore the old metal.
Together with some Tikimadness leftovers :thumbsup: (drag race oval) I will try to fix it again.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96983.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96984.jpg

With these 2 holes the body is mounted to the torsion tube. My torsion tube is about 9cm narrowed (each side) so these holes needs to be moved.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96985.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96986.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96987.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96989.jpg

Here's the difference;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/96988.jpg

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:58

The original form was long gone, so I had downloaded some pictures and started moddeling metal.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/97971.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/97972.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/97973.jpg
It's a corner you can't see when the car is ready, but I like it to look original.

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 15:59

Finally finished the left corner. When the body is back on the channels I will cut the corners at the wright lenght.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/98100.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/98102.jpg

Nice fit, only have to grind the welds down and use some lead to smooth things.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/98099.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/98103.jpg

On to the right site.

fahrvergnugen October 1st 2010 16:53

Found some pics of the custom rear suspension;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/91834.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/91835.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/92365.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/92366.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/92367.jpg

Paul

Xellex October 1st 2010 20:07

daaamn! nice project! I always said the Netherland and especially Keversite.nl has the most GL projects going on. Too bad of the language barrier, so thanks for posting here, in english! I often read through the Keversite forums with the help of google translate :P

volkdent October 1st 2010 20:17

Oh man, you are up to your eyeballs with that project!!! Great work, can't wait to follow the progress.

You and Ricola need to get together and have a beer discussing how many Km of welding wire you used on your projects!!!

Jason

Fast65 October 2nd 2010 04:24

looks great loving the front suspension :)

cheers andy

ricola October 2nd 2010 04:37

Good to see you have made progress since I last looked at your main thread! One thing I'm not sure about is the inner bit of your spherical bearing mount. It looks like you have a rigid outer (hole in steel plate) and a urethane surrounded inner mount, this will lead to movement and potential fatigue in the bolt. I think if you just made the inner part rigid it would be good (much better than a lot of other kits that use loose outer plates...
Rich


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