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Old October 12th 2014, 15:11
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love the build man. i also am looking to do the same mod to my gas tank here soon. keep up the good work.
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Old October 24th 2014, 02:49
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My attempt at building GL beetle

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love the build man. i also am looking to do the same mod to my gas tank here soon. keep up the good work.
Thanks for that,I have managed to get some new storage for the car this week as i don't have any at home.I will be doing a bit more work on it now, before it goes off to have the engine/box fitted.
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Old August 23rd 2015, 04:41
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My attempt at building GL beetle

Finally life, time and money allows me to get back into the build .

[IMG]~original[/IMG][IMG]~original[/IMG]
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Old August 23rd 2015, 04:49
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My attempt at building GL beetle

The car is with Jim Smith at www.cotsweld.co.uk he is fitting the Porsche G50 along with a few other bits.


[IMG]~original[/IMG]


Here is Jim's race car that he stuck in the wall at Santa Pod its now having having a tweak
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Old August 23rd 2015, 05:12
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Jim at Cotsweld fitted the cage in my car and is well known in the UK for his roll cage work and fabrication.The cage in my car is like a work of art .Here's another pic of Jim's Race car.

[IMG]~original[/IMG]

After I dropped the car off at Cotsweld I took the engine and a ton parts to Darren at Dccustoms.co.uk.
Darrens going to fit the engine and finish it all off

Here is Darren's 650 bhp scooby powered race car.I will let the pictures do the talking.

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Finally my car is in capable hands,and nearing completion
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Old August 23rd 2015, 05:18
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whoops posted the same pic twice here ya go[IMG]~original[/IMG],
After having my fingers burnt in the past now you can see why I would want these two fellas working on my car
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Good progress, keep the reports coming
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Old August 26th 2015, 02:41
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Good progress, keep the reports coming
Will do Steve
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Old September 14th 2015, 03:41
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Porsche G50 is edging its way in [IMG]~original[/IMG]
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Jim has also fabricated some sturdier seat mounts as the ones from the trimmers where not up to scratch.
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Old October 2nd 2015, 03:57
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Progress continues as Jim at Cotsweld works his magic and gets the G50 in place.

He has really put some thought into this and I am Chuffed with how its going

The pictures show how he has overcome the long nose cone, I thought this would of been a real pain but as you can see its pretty trick.

In addition to this I now have a nice access panel underneath, a solid mounted front mount and some extra bracing off the body/cage
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Why solid mount, isn't this a street car? Even when people solid mount a lot of the time they won't do the front as there is much less flex in the mountings which leads to cracked nosecones...
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Good morning, was the torsion bar/housing cut away? Was your engine/trans raised any. Will you be using a lessor poundage torsion bar, along with coil overs?. I think your model of G-50 may be longer than Walter's, from the look of your tailshaft housing. Have you seen Walter's picture of comparison and measurement of his 915 verses the G50. How much more in length will your engine be rearward than its original location.The reason for my questions are,I am toying with the idea of a subaru EZ30. By it being a 6 cylinder, rear apron clearances I need to be mindful of.

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Old October 3rd 2015, 02:34
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Why solid mount, isn't this a street car? Even when people solid mount a lot of the time they won't do the front as there is much less flex in the mountings which leads to cracked nosecones...
I say solid mounted more as a figure of speech rather than it is actually solid mounted, so i have retained the large front bushing and the Porsche cross member thats welded to the frame horns mount will have some bushings added.Do you think this could still present problems Rich ?
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Old October 3rd 2015, 03:17
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Good morning, was the torsion bar/housing cut away? Was your engine/trans raised any. Will you be using a lessor poundage torsion bar, along with coil overs?. I think your model of G-50 may be longer than Walter's, from the look of your tailshaft housing. Have you seen Walter's picture of comparison and measurement of his 915 verses the G50. How much more in length will your engine be rearward than its original location.The reason for my questions are,I am toying with the idea of a subaru EZ30. By it being a 6 cylinder, rear apron clearances I need to be mindful of.

Very nice work.
Yes torsion housing was cut.
Trans was moved 70 mm forward and 50 mm up.
no torsion bar, coilers in the region of 450-500 lbs and a uniball kit made by member a on here, Alex.
My g50 will sit rearwood in the same position as the original gearbox.

From memory Walter has a short nose g50, so that plus the fact that he has had the first rib of his g50 machined off enabled him to get the g50 in without cutting the torsion tube.Also walter obviously has a wild air-cooled lump and the suggestion of putting a subaru engine in his car would send his blood pressure through the roof .Thats my basic understanding on his instal but please check as my knowledge on most things is very limited and only gained from hours of reading on forums wich can lead to confusion as there are so many differing opions/projects.I am pretty sure as well that on the face of it the h6 looks like a great swap but the 2 or 2.5 litre ej20 engines are a better bet.They are more widely available have tons more tuning options and i think they are marginally shorter.As I say these are my basic understandings so do your own research.Check out other forum members rides inc Ricola's, Steve c and obviously Walter's, all these guys are helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and millions of times better placed to advise than me.
Unfortunately my knowledge and experience of building cars is limited to just this one and for the most part I'm stumbling around in the dark most of the time with my build and get pointed in the right direction by other members who kindly tolerate me
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