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Old October 1st 2010, 15:41
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'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


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.

Planted a new gearbox and 2ltr type4 engine.

Narrowed, adjustable beem with dropped spindels.

And this is how I drove it (first time out was EBI II)


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.



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Old October 1st 2010, 15:44
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The front suspension;

Porsche 914/911 with 944 hubs and disks.



Test fit.
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Old October 1st 2010, 15:45
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Rear Suspension;
18cm narrowed to have the same width as an original oval.
IRS with 944 arms and brakes.

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Old October 1st 2010, 15:46
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Gearbox; 914 dogleg, raised with homemade mounting points.


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Old October 1st 2010, 15:47
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The "kill switch" I named it the "O ****" knob.

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Old October 1st 2010, 15:48
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Now I am working on the body.
Most of the rust on the right side is gone.

The complete doorpillar is gone.

And replaced.



And today I was working on the 1/4 panel.
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The front suspension;

Porsche 914/911 with 944 hubs and disks.



Test fit.
I am lookng forward to you finishing up the front suspension. I have been wondering why no one has done this before or why there is not an existing kit to pull this off out there. I would love to put something like this on my Super
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I am lookng forward to you finishing up the front suspension. I have been wondering why no one has done this before or why there is not an existing kit to pull this off out there. I would love to put something like this on my Super
There are wish-bone kits. here's an example;
http://www.status-vw.co.uk/shop/en-gb/dept_256.html

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Old April 2nd 2011, 16:00
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Worked a few hours on the Tilton box today, unfortunately all the hours and effort can't be seeing.
First I made the pedals 100% fit in the box, then I took away all the sharp edges, changed the windings to metric windings, welded the box allround and grind-ed the welds.
When to box was to my standards I welded it to the body, just a few cm to go.




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Old April 6th 2011, 15:59
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Made a hole for my bias adjustercable, damn i wish i had done this before welding.



Also started finishing the left doorpillar.



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There are wish-bone kits. here's an example;
http://www.status-vw.co.uk/shop/en-gb/dept_256.html

Paul.
True, those would be easier. But this keeps the build in the Porsche/VW family and would be in the spirit of the Super Beetles as well. I like it that way. Keep it up, I want to see how this build turns out

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This week my new brake fluid reservoirs arrived from the UK, black anodised billet aluminium. 8) Now I have to think about how and where to mount them.

It looks damaged, but it's just dust.


Started to prep. the new left wing.



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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
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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!!!

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looks great loving the front suspension

cheers andy
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