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Old March 23rd 2011, 16:43
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this piece gave me many headages


After a lot of hammering, grinding, welding and swearing, this is what I made of it. The plan is to give it it's original strength again

And when that is finished, build the mountingpoint for the rollcage around it.




This way I can still mount the back seat (I will probably never fit it). now it is time to read the official cage requirements, maybe I will need it in the future. :wink:
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Old March 23rd 2011, 21:37
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sending you some info on body measurements. Send me your email and i will send you the rest, the others are too large to upload.
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Old March 30th 2011, 15:44
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I choose to not only spotweld, but to weld all round all edges. my goal is to make the welds close to invisible.

Welded the (ex)spotwelds (left-rear), and tried to make it invisible.



Also started doing the same to the right site.



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Old March 31st 2011, 21:17
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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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Old April 1st 2011, 01:37
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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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great work, paul! very nice.
love your MAG industries wheels
where are they from?

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Old April 7th 2011, 01:35
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great work, paul! very nice.
love your MAG industries wheels
where are they from?

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Thanks,
I bought them form an old lady. She was onwer of a Porsche dealer in the past and these wheels where on her own 911, now she was going for fuchs.

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you lucky man
now go back in your garage and finish your oval

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Old April 9th 2011, 16:09
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When I was working on the left pillar today, I noticed that the right pillar (out of a '66 car that already was welded to the heater channel) had a different shape, Damn... how Manny differences can you have >.

The left pillar is ready, well maybe a few tab's with a hammer away from being ready.



On these picture's you can see that the pillar out of the '66 car has a sharp bent, a '56 car does not have this bent.



So after I finished the left pillar I took out the grinder again and started to make the '66 look like a '56.

The result; '66 metal that looks like a '56. 8)



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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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Old April 13th 2011, 15:59
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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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Old April 20th 2011, 15:01
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Removed more useless metal from the (new)inner wing , Damn the VW spotweld guy went crazy on that wing. The piece of wheel well that is still on there can stay for now.


Dare to go where no man is gone before (I think)

The plan is to drill out the spotweld that hold the inner plate to the pillar, cut the pillar halfway the drilled holes and weld the new wing to it.

This is the cutting line.


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