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Old October 14th 2014, 11:25
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Old October 24th 2014, 02:55
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Nice progress,I like the brace on the cage from the bottom of the main loop to the torsion tube,I have not seen that done before,clever…


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Sheetmetal work has been a little slow at start, but now were are doing fine, but as usual, i suspect that getting it painted may take 3-5 weeks.

I sanded half of the roof and sides, a lot less now old paint left, ugh

Few days ago we test fitted the seat, fits well and good position with prototype seat frame, i might get eventually a shorter one. Otherwise Recaro seat is tight fit at beetle, sidebars need one bend at least. I insisted to put sidebar front end to low enough, because i am not building a full racecar.

We did put some support from main hoop to rear torsionbar tubes, straight trough hot air vent holes

Probably at tomorrow we fit the transaxle and 5 bar käfer cup brace.

Would anybody recommend tube / brace from rollgage to mendeola suspension frame to get extra protection at side / front collision?










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Old October 24th 2014, 13:40
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Nice progress,I like the brace on the cage from the bottom of the main loop to the torsion tube,I have not seen that done before,clever…
I fully agree! Wondering if there is really movement at the outer torsion tube on heavy acceleration or s/th..?
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Old October 24th 2014, 23:37
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Hi

There is already an unused factory mounting on the outer end of torsion bar tube.

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Old October 26th 2014, 11:56
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There is already an unused factory mounting on the outer end of torsion bar tube.

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There is indeed, VW deleted the fixing hole and bolt with the 1303, but the torsion tube still has the threaded mounting pad, early 1302's did have the fixings, probably why the 03's handle worse than a shopping trolly
And yes, the end of the torsion tube can move, but I use a very simple way to stop it because some more complex methods are not allowed in many race series regulations, first thing is drill the hole and fit the bolt in the stock location, a suitable spacer needs fitting between the body and the torsion tube to snug the bolt down solid, both sides obviously, next, remove all the rubber and the bolt ferrule from the inner wheel arch bracket and make it a solid fixing with suitable square steel plate spacers, in the cup cars, I made a 3mm bracket to support the top shock bolt, this in turn bolted through the inner wheel arch with fixings inside the car, simple and effective, but above all, weighs nothing.
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Old October 26th 2014, 14:03
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There is indeed, VW deleted the fixing hole and bolt with the 1303, but the torsion tube still has the threaded mounting pad, early 1302's did have the fixings, probably why the 03's handle worse than a shopping trolly
You b*tch! haha!

But seriously, any pics of that threaded mounting pad? I am at a loss wrt picturing it...
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Old October 26th 2014, 15:43
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Gotcha Walter lol.. Hope your well. If you look under the back seat on any B/J Beetle pre '72 , you will see the bolt heads concerned, or should do anyway, some times they rusted out and got broken of and or welded over,,, about in the area where Alex has his brace tube connecting to the Torsion tube. It seems to be deleted on any model after '72, ball joint models included, but the fixing on the torsion tube is still there as Steve correctly said.
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Cheers for that!
I'll have a look next time. As mine is a late model and a super, it sure won't be there in the body, but I should see s/th on the tube housing. Check!
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You can see the hole in the new crossmember on top. I've used them on my cabrio..
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Old October 27th 2014, 03:55
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Thanks for the pic! I think I found a new point for an additional brace point to my cage :-)
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Ok, this is new to me also Havent really noticed before..or looked
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Old October 27th 2014, 12:56
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Now fits the seat with doorbars, and doors can be actually closed. Seats are quite wide, so doorbars had to be bent from two locations. Testfitting rear coilovers..


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Alex, Wally, Here you can see the mounting pad concerned, just above were the torsion bar end plate fits, also from the mists of time, I seem to remember four bolts used on very early models, ie, two per side. The way I was planning to use it was to make a blind vertical tube about 150mm long and bolted down through the tube to the mounting, then triangulate that between the main roll hoop and and the back stay, I finally slapped myself after asking " do I need he extra weight, and will it make me faster? The answer to both questions was no, but not never.
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Car has been few months at my garage, doing some little fixings. I just might change the painter when its time to paint.






Also bought few german parts for german car at spring



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Old July 24th 2015, 14:12
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Done some paint removing etc small jobs Roof is bald now



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Old August 5th 2015, 08:12
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Hoses to front oilcooler goes trough pan, one hole is needed to mendeola bulkhead (plate behind front plate).









I'v decided to put the drysump tank to inside cabin, like most of germanlookers what i have seen:


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