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Old April 8th 2005, 16:16
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hey mate ...awesome bug....1 question....
those front stryts....are they slimmer than standard coils as im looking to fit cup1 rims to my bug(73 1303)
and have been told that these wheel will only fit with slimline struts!
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Old April 8th 2005, 17:12
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They are slimmer, and I also went for Audi/Porsche RS2 Cup wheels since they are only 7x17"
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Old June 15th 2005, 07:31
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boblebaard,

Where did you get your sideview mirriors? Thanks,
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Old June 16th 2005, 02:50
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I bought them from a shop that sold parts for boats. They are F2 offshore racing mirrors, but I don`t see a thing in them....
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Old July 12th 2006, 04:45
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Hello Baard. I’m a big fan of your car, which got me back into Beetles (and into SuperBeetles and the whole German Look), after a gap of around 10 years. I think your car epitomizes the German Look like no other.

I’ve taken the plunge and found myself a ’74 1303 which I intend to use primarily as a track car – though there’s no harm in looking good as well!

Could you give me a few more details on your car:

Is the DTM shifter still available, and do you have a link to where I might buy one? I can’t find anything on Google.

Likewise the Polo Racing seats; I can’t find a sales link – I could use another brand but yours are very cool with the VW Racing logo. Is access to the rear impossible with these seats fitted?

I’m also interested in your polished roll cage – is it a bolt-in, and where from?

Are the Audi / Porsche Cup wheels different to the regular Cup wheels? And did you have to go through a VW/Audi dealer for these? Don’t have a part number handy, do you?
Oh, and do you suffer clearance problems with these wheels? As I said, I want to use this car on the track, so wheels rubbing on the arches would be a no-no.

Did you manage to find a more discreet (hidden) exhaust system for use with the Type 1 engine?


Sorry for all the questions, but your car has set a benchmark for us all.
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Old July 12th 2006, 06:30
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Hi Bill!

Thank you very much for the nice words, and I`ll try to answer as good as I can.

The Gear shifter is from Gerd Weisser in Germany. http://www.gwd-weiser.de/index2.htm

The Polo racing seats are the only pair that I know of that is delivered from VW Racing to a private customer. All the other seats were fitted in the Polo Super 1600 rally cars that VW Racing built for the junior world championship rally cars. VW Racing has changed the name and is now VW Motorsport again.

The roll cage is from Heigo. http://www.heigo.de Click on Überrollbügel

The wheels are from a Audi/Porsche RS2, and they are 7x17" ET55. I have used 21mm adapters in the front and 35mm adapters in the rear.
The adapters is from Porsche since i ordered the brakes from Kerscher with Porsche bolt pattern

http://www.kerscher-tuning.de

I guess you can get them from your local VW/Audi dealer.
The partnumber is: 8A0 601 025 P Z17
The wheels fit under the stock wings, but you will have to modify the arches a little bit to prevent them from touthing the arches.

I am planning a Type 4 engine for my car, and that engine will have another exhaust system. The 1914cc T1 engine will go into my next project, a 1954 T1 Cal-looker so I guess the exhaust wil be a bit more correct for that car.

I hope this will help you, and welcome back into the VW scene again.
If you have any other questions I will try to answer as good as I can.

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Old July 13th 2006, 01:00
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Many thanks for the quick reply Baard.

I had a quick look at the shifter on the GWD-Weiser site - wow, that's expensive! Worth it for the looks though, but what's the shift quality like? Good enough for occasional track work?

Still worried about the size of the 17" Cup wheels and the potential fouling on the arches. I had a '61 Jaguar recently which suffered from this and the steering wheel was pulled out of my hands on a fast bend - not nice! Do you still have problems with them? I'm tempted to go for a set of 6" & 7" x 16" Fuchs for track use as I've noticed some of the racers here (Jak in particular) using them without problems.

Any thoughts?

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Old July 13th 2006, 03:24
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Yes, the shifter is well worth the money. You get shorter shifts and it also comes a lot closer to the steering wheel.

Regarding the 17" wheels, I think I would have bought a set of 16" for track use. Tyres are cheaper, and you also have less weight in a 16" wheel.

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I'm tempted to go for a set of 6" & 7" x 16" Fuchs for track use as I've noticed some of the racers here (Jak in particular) using them without problems.

Any thoughts?
Bill, I'm almost positive that Jak never used stock fuchs, he had some very nice split rim fuchs custom made. The 7x16" don't have much of an offset so will be quite wide, especially if you plan on using 944 brakes on the back..

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Old July 13th 2006, 12:30
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I'm a bit confused by this - I thought that fitting the 6x16" & 7x16" Fuchs was a fairly common thing on German Lookers.

I've checked back to Jak Rizzo's 'Porsche Killer' article and you're right, he did have a set of special split rims made up. However, there are two sets of wheels shown in the photos and the polished versions look like the standard wheels (apparently on 205/50/16 tyres front and rear).

I've just checked the wheel & tyre section of the forum and it seems there were different offsets available on the Fuchs - no idea what I'd need. At the moment my car is a bog-standard 1303S. I was planning to use the narrower diameter springs with adjustable struts (Kerscher or Topline) and lowering the car front and rear as much as I can get away with without rubbing. I'm also going to order one of their Porsche pattern disc brake kits. Not sure if I'll need spacers or not, but I definitely want everything to fit well under the standard arches. Don't mind going for a narrower tyre, perhaps a 195 or even a 185 if there are problems - just don't want to have the wheel's inside rim fouling on the suspension and don't want to have them sticking out too far.

Am I going to have problems with this set up? Any help would be much appreciated.

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New update.

Since my old mirrors were stolen, I had to get some new ones.
This time I went for a pair of CF APR mirrors.

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Old August 3rd 2006, 14:24
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I also found out that my old speedometer didn`t go far enough....



So I installed anew one! Unfortunately it`s not in MPH...

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Here`s a ppicture of the cars taken a couple of days ago.

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Cool ride taken at a VW show in Sweden last weekend!

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Old August 30th 2006, 16:01
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Got the CF frontspoiler from Carbonjoe last week, and mounted it today.
The finnish and looks are great!
I will try to post pictures tomorrow, just have to find the camera first...
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