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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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Old October 1st 2010, 15:50
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Almost ready, after using some lead filler it looks like new again 8)
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Old October 1st 2010, 15:55
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For an oval they even don't sell the bad fitting repro sheet metal. The only thing I could do is restore the old metal.
Together with some Tikimadness leftovers :thumbsup: (drag race oval) I will try to fix it again.



With these 2 holes the body is mounted to the torsion tube. My torsion tube is about 9cm narrowed (each side) so these holes needs to be moved.





Here's the difference;
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Old October 1st 2010, 15:58
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The original form was long gone, so I had downloaded some pictures and started moddeling metal.



It's a corner you can't see when the car is ready, but I like it to look original.
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Old October 1st 2010, 15:59
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Finally finished the left corner. When the body is back on the channels I will cut the corners at the wright lenght.



Nice fit, only have to grind the welds down and use some lead to smooth things.



On to the right site.
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Found some pics of the custom rear suspension;






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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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Old October 2nd 2010, 04:24
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looks great loving the front suspension

cheers andy
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Good to see you have made progress since I last looked at your main thread! One thing I'm not sure about is the inner bit of your spherical bearing mount. It looks like you have a rigid outer (hole in steel plate) and a urethane surrounded inner mount, this will lead to movement and potential fatigue in the bolt. I think if you just made the inner part rigid it would be good (much better than a lot of other kits that use loose outer plates...
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