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josvandegalaxy
December 18th 2017, 07:17
Hello everybody.

Well, after reading and learning a lot here, I finally registered as a user and I wanted to share my little project with you guys.

It's a little side project, so it will take a while (Full time job and independant after hours. A house to renovate, a wife and kids that also need some attention -you guys know how it woks, I'm pretty sure of that ;) ).

But now about the bug. The previous owner told that it used to be an old Belgian vw bug cup car that -when the bug cup stopped in the 90's - went to rallycross.

but now some pics of my find when I bought it.


https://i.imgur.com/0Hpz6W8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ijSYHtv.jpg



It's a 12/1300 model beetle with IRS, discs front and rear, plexy windows, safety devices rollcage, ...

josvandegalaxy
December 18th 2017, 07:56
teardown

https://i.imgur.com/cmDJ6ln.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EEELJMU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wRnDVtR.jpg

I like the drilled pedals ;)

https://i.imgur.com/FKhDjM4.jpg

There was a very big tank in it

josvandegalaxy
December 18th 2017, 08:07
Well, the title said it all, even there isn't a beetle cup (in Belgium) anymore I want to make a track toy/racing beetle.

It's going to be a long project, when we find the time (and budget off course)

So if anyone has any ideas or comments at any time, don't hold back, just shoot.

We don't expect to be the fastest on track, we just want some fun building and racing it.

Wally
December 19th 2017, 17:23
It just looks like a great start for a project!
Do you have any history on the car?

josvandegalaxy
December 22nd 2017, 02:43
It just looks like a great start for a project!
Do you have any history on the car?

Thanks Walter,

for the moment I've got none of the cars history, but I'm still looking and asking around

and there are some good parts on the bug (also an early porche gearbox, that was shamefully messed up for the rallycross, you could see that on the first pic of my second post). So I hope it can live up to my expectations when finished

josvandegalaxy
December 22nd 2017, 02:54
The front and rear were massacred during it previous life, so we put in some new parts

https://i.imgur.com/fA96n9A.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/36MS5Rj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/08avEf1.jpg

a friend donated an old rear part, so whe could make the complete rear easily removable (2x3 bolt should be enough I reckon)

https://i.imgur.com/xfe8vsf.jpg

quick fasteners on al 4 of the polyester wings. Mostly for fun, it took a while placing them, there's a first time for everything ;)

josvandegalaxy
December 22nd 2017, 03:25
and while we've got some spare time

https://i.imgur.com/YrgnlA7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tOakGPN.jpg

this was just a test, it has to be done a bit better, but I like it allready

and a few days later...

https://i.imgur.com/AnUiCrc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/chWdV6a.jpg


a minor setback: the car's brakes -the biggest from a citroŽn c35 (what the f**k) aren't working along. parts are hard to find, and the pistons are very, very stuck

oh, yeah, I've got some polyester doors waiting to get in, if anybody has an interesting idea how to put them in (other hinges, or something) let me know, because i've never done that before

Wally
December 22nd 2017, 05:50
Me neither, but good job so far!

josvandegalaxy
September 12th 2018, 02:47
Well, it has been quiet here for some time, but I've been sourcing for parts, and from time to time we've also been working on our bug.

https://i.imgur.com/Ldl3wrh.jpg?3

we've been welding the last bits and pieces on the body, and here you can see how we are going to keep the oil cool.

Found another 901 5-speed gearbox. I allready have a 2.4 t4 engine, but found a larger counterweight crank for it. so it will become slightly bigger.

for the brakes, we're going 944 turbo as so well explained on this site.

Normally, next week I'm going to Holland to pick up some aluminium rear trailing arms.

I hope to be ready for the aircooled race weekend in Meppen 2019.

Wally
September 12th 2018, 08:28
W

I hope to be ready for the aircooled race weekend in Meppen 2019.

Nice goals!

Try to get the smaller width alu arms ;)

josvandegalaxy
January 25th 2019, 08:08
Well,

still welding fitting and adjusting everything. the car should be at the painter by now, but if everything went like you want, life would be dull, no?

well this weekend I saw something for sale on facebook. not new, but they haven't run a lot.

https://i.imgur.com/91ZRshI.jpg

and now they're in the trunk of my car ;)

Meppen is getting closer!

Wally
January 27th 2019, 14:34
Very nice!

DORIGTT
February 2nd 2019, 06:49
I saw something for sale on facebook. not new, but they haven't run a lot.

!


Where did you see these on Facebook? I'm looking for something like this for my project as well.

josvandegalaxy
February 5th 2019, 06:23
Where did you see these on Facebook? I'm looking for something like this for my project as well.

it's a remmele set, for track use I've got much more confidence in these then in a red9 set; everything looks a bit tougher

It came from a bloke who changed his set-up, he had only one set for sale.

josvandegalaxy
May 25th 2019, 05:11
https://i.imgur.com/gp9xBMR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SurEubW.jpg

blasted the chassis and put on some layers of aprotech rx5 and rx10

josvandegalaxy
May 25th 2019, 05:12
https://i.imgur.com/w6ryals.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dvjKHQs.jpg

chassis fitting everything one last time before cleaning painting and last time placing...