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Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 03:22
Hello, GL fan's. I'm Erik aka Blizzard from the Netherlands. I got this nickname because of my white aircooled rides.:cool: Like this '79 vert of mine.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/DSC06001.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/DSC06014.jpg~original

This car is also a project car at the moment.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/IMG_4288.jpg~original

The chassis is completely done and waiting for the body.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/Afbeelding104.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/Afbeelding112.jpg~original

The body is almost ready to be painted.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20cabrio/Afbeelding002.jpg~original


However, the 1303 in this topic is Black.:D

I've learned alot about upgrading a bug on this forum. Now it's time to start my own topic here on the GL forum. I already have a topic on a dutch site but there I won't find the right feedback and knowhow Everybody gets here.

In april 2008 I bought the ultimate basis for a GL beetle. A '75 1303.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding001.jpg~original
It was in a bad shape. The front off the chassis was rotten as can be without the wheels falling of. So I replaced the complete front of the chassis. This is not a perfect resto job but a quick fix so I could use this ride as my clubmeeting and test car for brakeconversions and so on.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding007.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding023.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding025.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding027.jpg~original

After that was done the only place that needed some more welding was under the backseat.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding031.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding034.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding036.jpg~original

That took a few months. The complete car looked like this at the first meeting.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding089.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 03:34
The welding done sofar was done to get the 1303 streetlegal. The next job was to fix the rear bumpersupports.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding004-1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding008.jpg~original
I used a NOS rear valance and made it removeable.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding009-1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding016.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 03:38
Now it was time to make some cosmetic changes.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding019-1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding026.jpg~original
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Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 03:47
Before I got the new 6 cm. rear wings painted black I wanted to go to the next meeting so I replaced the 8J and 7J x 15 Fuchs wheels for 6J and 7 J x 15 so the rear wheels could fit under the original rear wings.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding095.jpg~original

In good company on the dragstip in Brunstem Belgium 2008.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2008%20Bugshow/Afbeelding021-1.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2008%20Bugshow/Afbeelding022.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2008%20Bugshow/Afbeelding023-1.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2008%20Bugshow/Afbeelding025.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2008%20Bugshow/Afbeelding024.jpg


On Ebay I found some used Kerscher wings already in the right color so I bought those for 140 euro's.:)
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/d5af_1.jpg~original
Now I could fit the wider wheels right away. The wings needed to be replaced anyway.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding041-1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding042.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 04:13
With the (new) used flared wings it looked like this with the 15" fuchs wheels.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding047.jpg~original

I did not like the look of the 15" fuchs under the flared fenders so I swaped an other set of 4 fully polished 8J x 15 fuchs wheels that I had for a set of 16" Fuchs that I polished and painted myself.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding064.jpg~original

The edge of the wings needed some trimming to fit the wheels without rubbing.

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 04:35
The next thing I did was detail the interior. New carpet and a pair of OMP seats and a 5 point harness.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding083.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding087.jpg~original

These seats are only for trackdays. For normal use I installed a pair of black cloth Recaro seats.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding030-1.jpg~original

The standard steeringwheel was replaced with this Raid one mounted on a quick release steeringhub.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding093-1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding075.jpg~original

These photo's where taken behind Mel's Diner in Hannover april 30 2009.
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On a local aircooled meeting.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding003-1.jpg~original

On the Spa-Francochamps circuit 2009
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding151-2.jpg~original

In company of another white dutch Germanlooker on the Spa track in Belgium in 2009.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding162.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 05:57
Some more pictures of different interior changes.

This is how it looked when I bought the car.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding004-2.jpg~original

Porsche steeringwheel and a 944 tach. under the dash.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding101.jpg~original

Raid steeringwheel and oilpressure and temp. gauges. OMP pedals, new carpet and I found an original frame to mount the radio.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding155.jpg~original

New panel under the dash for 4 gauges. I added a voltmeter and a tach.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding174.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 06:38
All these changes still don't make it a Germanlooker. So after all the cosmetic changes I was ready to start on some handeling and braking upgrades. The last thing I needed was the right wheels with the right ET to fit the wide 944 turbo trailingarms in the back.

When I found a nice set of Cup 2's I could finaly start to work on the chassis.

I already have all the parts I need but some parts are not jet instaled.
The plans that have a - are the things I still have to do. Whith a + are already instaled.

On the front.
+ 22 mm anti rollbar
+ Urethane bushings
- Kerscher struts
- 944 NA spindels for use of the original speedo cable
- 944 S2 hubs
- 944 S2 Rotors
- 4 pot calipers for the 28 mm x 299 mm disks with the right cup size to create the right ballance with the rear brake setup.

Rear setup
+ late 944 turbo trailingarms
+ New Zimmermann disks, pads and handbrake stuff
+ 944 S2 rear calipers
+ Urethane bushings
+ 944 S2 torsion bars
+ Yellow Koni shock absorbers
- rear adjustable anti rollbar

Wheels will be Original Porsche Cup 2 17" x 7 ET 55 on the front and 17" x 9 ET 70 on the rear.

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 06:54
To fit the yellow Koni's (which were made for an IRS beetle) on the 944 turbo arms I made a bushing from an unused urethane bussing for a 19 mm. front anti rollbar. The 12 mm. hole is to small as you all know for the 14 mm. Bold for the 944 turbo arms. So I made a 2,5 mm thick steel insert outside 19 mm. inside 14 mm.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/SNB10051.jpg~original
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http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/SNB10068.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/SNB10077.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 07:03
Rear arm complete with driveshaft and disk.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303/Afbeelding245.jpg~original

All the parts for the rear suspension before assembly.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303/Afbeelding246.jpg~original

The rear suspension and brake parts on the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding006-2.jpg~original

Front is still under construction. This is what I can show you so far.

944 NA spindels with custom bearing bushes for the S2 bearings and a custom bushing to mount the steering rod on the top of the steering arm on the spindel.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding262.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding263.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding063-1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding064-1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding065-1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding068-1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding069.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding067.jpg~original

I shortened 2 long (LHD right side) steering rods from a regular beetle to use with the 944 NA spindels and a rack and pignon steeringbox which is standard in a '75 super.

On the left is a standard length '75 > steeringrod. In the middle is a shortened rod and on the right the complete custom length rod.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303/Afbeelding243.jpg~original

I also made a pair of cradle's to support the new control arm joint while it's pressed in the front controlarm.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303/Afbeelding244.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 07:10
On the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding074-1.jpg~original

With the new 299 mm. disk and the 17 x 7 Cup 2.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding079-1.jpg~original

Complete side view of the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding081-1.jpg~original

The rear fenders are only 4 cm wider as standard so they don't fit over this rear setup. So I bought a pair of 7 cm. wider rear fenders from Kerscher.

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 07:18
My friends and I build a spraybooth in our hobby workplace so now i can paint my own projects.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding280.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding275.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding278.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding284.jpg~original

I also painted the Kamei spoiler again becouse it had some paint dammage.
Because the fenders are 7 cm wider I also needed a wider rear bumper. It is a glassfiber Kerscher one that fits around those wide rear wings. So the front had to be painted also. I bought a new bare steel front bumper without chrome finish and painted it. The old chrome bumpers are for my '79 vert project.

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 07:24
The feshly painted fenders and rear bumper on the car. That's a 255/40 x17 tire you're looking at.:D

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding288.jpg~original

The car stood still all winter so the rest of the car is very dirty.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding286.jpg~original

New front bumper on the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding085.jpg~original

Complete side view of the new look.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding086-1.jpg~original

The Black 4 pot Brembo's look great behind those Cup 2's

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding089-2.jpg~original

Blizzard
April 20th 2010, 07:31
After some cleaning and detailing it was time for the first meeting this spring. This was last weekend so now I'm up to date with this rolling rebuild.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding093-2.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding106-1.jpg~original

After a few moths of painting and working on the chassis it was nice to make a trip in nice sunny spring weather with some friends to a meet. The car handles great and I had a smile on my face the whole time during this first (test)drive.

wrenchnride247
April 20th 2010, 20:33
Wow that's alot of ground to cover in such a short thread :D

It looks good so far. What kind of plans do you have for the motor?

Blizzard
April 21st 2010, 01:45
O, Yes the engine. Mmmm. The engine that came with the car was put together by a person who did not know how to build one. So that one is junk now.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding177.jpg~original

The engine that is in the car at the moment is a standard 1600 and belongs in my 1303 convertible. I had to put that engine in 2 days before the biggest aircooled event in The Netherlands. Becouse the original engine went like KrKrKrkrkrkrgggrrrgr the day before. and than it died. When I disambled the engine I saw a couple of things that were not ok. All kind of sealing materials in the oilgalley's, a 1200 coolingfan in a 1600 coolingtunnel. A piece of silicone sealer was blocking the hole for the middle crankshaft bearing. So the connectingrod bearing ended up like you see above. It melted. The rest of the engine was fine. The heads are like new. I think they were new when the person build this engine so I'll use those on a future project. But I won't use this crank, case and rods anymore.

I build a 1641 for my 1200 beetle. That car is also a project car. I put some powdercoated coolingtins on the engine and will drive this engine in this car for this summer.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding208.jpg~original

The engine I'm working on for this car is a 2.0 Type 4.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303/Afbeelding010.jpg~original

Humble
April 21st 2010, 14:03
Lots of progress on the car, I think you were holding out on us ;) Looks great so far now it's time for a big motor (and probably a transmission).

volkdent
April 21st 2010, 16:21
Great buildup pics, thanks! Sweet looking ride.

Jason

Blizzard
October 5th 2010, 11:30
I almost forgot I had a thread on GL.net So here are some updates. Nothing shocking but still updates.

1 mei Hannover Germany. This is one off the largest Aircooled only swapmeets in Europe.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/100_3140.jpg~original

The thread title sais it already, it's a roling rebuild. At the anual check they found a few rusted eareas that had to be repleaced. Both the heat channels had to be replaced and the rear floor was also rusted under the battery.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding186.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding314.jpg~original

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http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding317.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding122.jpg~original

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http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding124.jpg~original

This kind off job should be done with a complete body off resto. But it can be done with the body on the chassis. Instead of the regular rubber or closed cell foam I used weldseam sealer between the new heaterchannel and the new floorplates.

This car is also a test car for different engines we build.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding318.jpg~original

Now the stock 1600 motor out of my 1303 convertible was out I sprayed the engine compartment black and I upgraded the rear trans mount.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding324.jpg~original

The next motor was a 1641 cc. with a dual Solex 34 PCI setup from Riegert.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding328.jpg~original

The stainless firewall was a temporarely solution to hide the green engine compartment. All my friends said it was even more ugly than the green paint.

What I wanted to show in this post is something that has never happend to me before an d I hope will never happen again. When I went to a specialist to fine tune the Riegert carb setup something happend when he was almost done. Suddenly the left carburator was'nt responding to turning the mixture screw. He send me home and told me to see what's wrong. So I drove home (a few miles) and started to remove the intake manifolts and carburators. When I looked inside the carburator I noticed that there was a jet missing.:eek:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding333.jpg~original

Threre is only one way a loose jet can go. I expected bent valves and, and. To my suprice the jet was still in the intake port of the cilinder head. It was'nt even damaged.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding335.jpg~original

The problem with this jet in the venturi of the 34 PCI Solex is that if you tighten it to hard the mixturetube brakes off wich is the end of the carburator. I used a little bit of Loc-Tite to solve this problem. My advise, use a little bit of Loc-tite on every nut /bolt and jet that can fall into youre heads.

I know it wo'nt happen to me again.

Blizzard
October 5th 2010, 11:50
And a few pics off the Bugshow at Spa.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/Spa%202010/100_3362.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/Spa%202010/100_3363.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/Spa%202010/100_3365.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/Spa%202010/100_3366.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/Spa%202010/100_3406.jpg~original

and at the same spot last year.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303%20LS%201975/Afbeelding151-2.jpg~original

Find all the changes I've done. There's no prize if you can spot them all.:lmao:

beetle1303
October 5th 2010, 22:48
I couldn't resist the temptation, so...
hmmm, lets see...
from the front of the car towards the rear.
1 chrome bumpers
2 moved license plate
3 wheels
4 driver seat
5 chrome door frame
6 rear pop out windows
7 different exhaust (and motor??)
8 rear bumper

i believe i got them all:D
oh and the chrome bumpers have the rubber trim on them...

cmon what do i win???:p

Blizzard
October 6th 2010, 01:24
Haha, You forgot the new brakes and there was no chrome door frame that is the sun reflection. But you get an A for effort. And the prize is.....
A place on the passenger seat next year at the Bugshow on the track. Spa in Belgium is al ong way from Greece but it's a great meeting for GL fans.

Wally
October 6th 2010, 16:45
Its good to see your pics again Erik!
for more then one reason :lmao:

How are your plans for a roll cage working out at the moment? I saw some scetches earlier from you that were VERY cool and well thought-out ;)
I think our friends over here would like them too!

Blizzard
October 7th 2010, 03:00
Well Wally, instead of writing or talking about it. I'm actualy working on the rollcage right now. The plan is that next season I have the rollgage installed, got the brake bias in order with the new front brakes. And this is a secret so shhhhh. I'm working on a 1776 or 1904 or maybe a 2110 type 1. Instead of posting every little thing I work on I plan on showing the build proces once its running in the 1303.

And yes it's a one off a kind rollcage for a bug. It's a OMP cage designed for an Alfa Romeo Sud Sprint wich was an old track day car off mine. When I sold that car I kept the rollcage. It fits with miner adjustments in a superbeetle.
I bought a few rollgage pipes and connectors from OMP to make the whole car more rigit / stiff.

First ruff drawing. Measurements are all wrong. It's just to visualize the idea I had.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/1303-bugselecta-kooi-3d-web-1.gif~original

And with the right dimensions and alot less scaffolding

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/zwarte-kooi-16-inch.gif~original

evilC
October 7th 2010, 09:50
Hi Erik,

Good cage, nice car . Do the front braces join near the centreline of the car and connect to the front frame? Also, It might be worth cross bracing the roof bars as at the moment everything forward of the rear hoop can lozenge due to a non-frontal impact.
Why not do away with the short strut from the front leg mounting point up to the suspension leg brace and extend the door cross brace up to the suspension strut top? That will nicely triangulate everything on that elevation drawing. I am always wary of making cage connections into the mid point of the bars as it puts a bending moment into the connected bar whereas all the connections should be at node points to maximise the bar section properties.

Clive

Blizzard
May 5th 2011, 15:40
For my new engine I want a front mounted oilcooler. I could mount it in front of the Kamei spoiler or could cut holes or slits / vents in the spoiler so I can mount the oilcooler behind the spoiler.

I have found a less subtle solution at the swapmeet in Hannover Germany 01 May 2011. It's a Remmele frontbumer complete with spoiler and a place to mount the oilcooler. The air that past the oilcooler is directed upwards. So no air goes under the car and makes it possible to mount an airsplitter.

The blinker holes are a bit to big for my taste so I will fix that first and spray it black. I will mount it as close as possible to the car body. When finnished I will post a picture of the end result.

This is it.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/2011%20Hannover%201%20mei/Afbeelding057.jpg~original

Wally
May 9th 2011, 12:30
Nice find! Looks very purposefull, but would not have expected anything less from Remmele.
Looking forward to how it looks and mounts on(to) the car!

Blizzard
September 20th 2014, 14:56
Hello GL fans. I still have the black '75 and its still a lot of fun. But I wanted sometyhing more family friendy. So I bought another '75 1303.

Restored by previous owner to stock specs.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4401_zpscd0a785f.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4401_zpscd0a785f.jpg.html)

I replaced dented bumpers, installed popout's, new runningboards, TMI Black carpet, Leather Raid steering wheel, electric windowwasher, audio upgrade, H4 headlights, clear indicator lenses, leather Recaro seats, Original Kamei spoiler, lowered suspension and mounted 7x15 rear and 6x15 front original Fuchs wheels.

It looked like this at Spa 2014.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4454_zps1cb8e097.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4454_zps1cb8e097.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4430_zps3e51f199.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4430_zps3e51f199.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG_20140616_190620_zpsd4bdeb02.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG_20140616_190620_zpsd4bdeb02.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG_20140616_190406_zpsfa532c08.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG_20140616_190406_zpsfa532c08.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG_20140616_190258_zps52086858.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG_20140616_190258_zps52086858.jpg.html)

New carpet, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges and head temp. gauge.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4576_zpsa7311f1d.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4576_zpsa7311f1d.jpg.html)

Right after the Spa meeting I started on the suspension and brake upgrade.

Front.
KW inox coilover set. Home made camber plate. 944 NA spindle (with hole for speedo cable) with custom bearing spacers. 944 S2 hubs without ABS. 944 turbo '87> brake rotors. 2006 Boxter S calipers on home made axial > radial adapters. 993 Cup-2 7Jx17 ET-55 Goodyear Eagle F1 195-45-17 under stock wing.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4562_zps20c7c235.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4562_zps20c7c235.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4581_zps7e00fc5f.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4581_zps7e00fc5f.jpg.html)

Rear.
944 S2 torsionbars, koni yellow shocks, urethane bushings in trailingarms and for torsionbars, 944 NA hub on 1303 IRS. 944 turbo '86 brake rotor. 2006 Boxter S calipers on homemade adapters. 993 Cup-2 8Jx17" ET 70 Goodyear Eagle F1 225-45-17 under stock wing.

How it looks today.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4567_zps31b6afb3.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4567_zps31b6afb3.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4573_zps69a66cb0.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4573_zps69a66cb0.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4579_zpsed09e151.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4579_zpsed09e151.jpg.html)

Next upgrade will be a 2 liter type 4 with CSP python exhaust.

Wally
September 20th 2014, 15:35
Totally awesome!

From where was this '75 imported?

Blizzard
September 20th 2014, 15:57
Thanks. The black one is from Belgium and the red one from Germany. Unfortunaly a previous owner replaced the Original '75 chassis with one from '73. The rest of the car is all '75 exept all the bits I added.;)

Bogara_ZO
September 26th 2014, 06:43
So I bought another '75 1303.
How it looks today.


What a nice car with all the clever mods! I obviously like the color combo, congratulations :clap:

How do you feel the ride quality after installing the camber plate? All the pros and cons are well come, thanks!

Blizzard
September 27th 2014, 04:38
Thanks for the compliment. I also like your ride:goodjob:. The color on my car is a VW color called Flash red.

I was afraid the camber plate with steel on steel mounting would carry the sound from the wheels into the interior. but its surprisingly quiet and comfortable. I used alot of sound deadening materials under the carpet, that also helps to cancel out any vibrations coused by rough road conditions.

In the following topic I described how I made the camber plates.

http://www.germanlook.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10554&page=4&highlight=camber+plate

Bogara_ZO
September 28th 2014, 12:42
I was afraid the camber plate with steel on steel mounting would carry the sound from the wheels into the interior

In the following topic I described how I made the camber plates.


Thank for the feedback. I have read the topic before, i like uow you made it that's why i'm asking the experiences :) I would be afraid of noise too, so it's good to know it's not so bad. What about cornering capacities, is it sharper than was with the original plate? What wheel alignment do you run?

Blizzard
September 29th 2014, 11:38
I use 944 spindles. 944 struts lean more inward compared to 1302/3 struts. So I need more camber adjustment to fix the positive camber caused by the 944 spindles. I also wanted to use standard fenders and to fit the 7J cup-2 I had to move the standard camber adjustment on the framehead as max as possible inward creating even more positive camber. I have a few degrees negative camber with the camber plate also max inward. I still have to go to an alignment shop after I get the new rear tyres. When that is done I will post the amount of camber and caster and how it handles. As you can see in the photo of the camber plate in the car I moved it as far back as possible to create some extra caster. It's not much but about one cm. but every little bit helps.

Blizzard
September 29th 2014, 11:46
The camber adjustment of the 944 spindle on the KW coilover is also max > negative camber.

Bogara_ZO
September 29th 2014, 16:58
Thanks!

Blizzard
August 22nd 2015, 14:50
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4753_zpsgxm0grkw.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4753_zpsgxm0grkw.jpg.html)

Same spot, different '75 super

@ Bugshow Spa 2015

Blizzard
August 22nd 2015, 15:04
Not realy Germanlook but who cares, it shifts fine.:lmao:
New Red 03 poolball gearknob, appropriate in this red '03

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4830_zpssf6sdsmr.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4830_zpssf6sdsmr.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4829_zpssgbi4vlo.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4829_zpssgbi4vlo.jpg.html)

Blizzard
August 22nd 2015, 15:15
Few more pics at the Bugshow Spa Francochamps.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4716_zpsvbhhhcah.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4716_zpsvbhhhcah.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4734_zpsa1bqclf6.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4734_zpsa1bqclf6.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4755_zpsktz68bj3.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4755_zpsktz68bj3.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/11782351_475705525938997_5957107818238785587_o_zps bjmnnolm.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/11782351_475705525938997_5957107818238785587_o_zps bjmnnolm.jpg.html)

H2OSB
August 22nd 2015, 16:23
You car looks outstanding. It was your camber plates I used as an example for the guys at Silver Project to make the ones they now sell for 1303s. Good job! Because of you many can have camber plates like you're using (Not me yet...I was hoping the Silver Project guys would give me a set for free since I gave them the idea and the stock upper strut bearing they used for dimensions...Alas, it didn't happen).

I, too, am using 944 spindles. I'm hoping I won't need to buy the camber plates. Thus far, I have slotted upper hole strut housings (coil overs using MK1 Golf strut housings), TWO crash bolts per side and Topline's camber+ inner control arm bushings. If I can't dial out the positive camber with those, I'll spring for the SP camber plates.

H2OSB
August 22nd 2015, 16:24
Oh, one question...What size tires are you using (particularly on the front), and how low is you car sitting from stock?

Heh, well I guess that's two questions.

Blizzard
August 22nd 2015, 16:42
Front.
KW inox coilover set. Home made camber plate. 944 NA spindle (with hole for speedo cable) with custom bearing spacers. 944 S2 hubs without ABS. 944 turbo '87> brake rotors. 2006 Boxter S calipers on home made axial > radial adapters. 993 Cup-2 7Jx17 ET-55 Goodyear Eagle F1 195-45-17 under stock fender.

I don't know how low it is compared to stock. Its as low as possible without scraping the Kamei on speedbumps. I can put one finger between the tires and the fender. I like the look when the edge of the fenders follows the tire with the gap the same front to back. I even raised the back again when I put a heavy subwoofer behind the backseat.

Wally
August 23rd 2015, 09:39
Yeah, I LOVE your car as well. Everything is really well thought over and executed.
Awesome pics too!

Blizzard
April 24th 2017, 15:28
I have a few degrees negative camber with the camber plate also max inward. I still have to go to an alignment shop after I get the new rear tyres. When that is done I will post the amount of camber and caster and how it handles. As you can see in the photo of the camber plate in the car I moved it as far back as possible to create some extra caster. It's not much but about one cm. but every little bit helps.

This is a quote from 29 september 2014.

Finaly I took the red 1303 to a wheel alignment garage. I promiced to post the degrees of toe-in, camber and so on. The reason it took so long is because I had an accident on my way to the BugShow Spa 2016. I finaly finished the rebuild this easter.

The printout is in Dutch but I will give a translation to the words that matter.

Belangrijke hoeken = important Angles / Degrees
voorzijde = front side
achter = rear
links = left
rechts = right
eerste = first measurement
laatste = last result
naloop = caster
wielvlucht = camber
toespoor = toe-in

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/20170424_201413_zpsnqvjhckb.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/20170424_201413_zpsnqvjhckb.jpg.html)

Blizzard
April 24th 2017, 15:51
Some photos of the damage and repairs.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/100_4967_zpsr00huit2.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/100_4967_zpsr00huit2.jpg.html)

I had to remove the headlight bucket out of the fender to make sure the tire was not rubbing against sharp dented metal.on the side of the road in the poring rain after I spun into the guardrail after the Kamei spoiler hit a deep area of standing water on the highway. So no aquaplaining but a front spoiler that was to low to the ground.:mad:

I started repairs the day after it happend.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG-20160806-WA0001_zpsih7pluby.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG-20160806-WA0001_zpsih7pluby.jpg.html)

Then I let the professionals take over.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG-20161014-WA0000_zpsb2p4nxsc.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG-20161014-WA0000_zpsb2p4nxsc.jpg.html)

Time to pick it up from the painter. Color matches perfect to the rest of the old(er) paint.:)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG-20161027-WA0000_zpssxqpspay.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG-20161027-WA0000_zpssxqpspay.jpg.html)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG-20161027-WA0001_zpsahqzqvga.jpg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG-20161027-WA0001_zpsahqzqvga.jpg.html)

And everything bolted back to where it belongs. It actualy looks better than before.:)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/blizzard1974/IMG-20170402-WA0000_zpsod9iupge.jpeg~original (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/blizzard1974/media/IMG-20170402-WA0000_zpsod9iupge.jpeg.html)

Ready for a new season of fun. Drove it for the first time yesterday:), the last time I drove the car was august 6 last year.

Wally
April 25th 2017, 16:07
Nice job! Looks great again!!