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Racelook
May 11th 2005, 18:19
So I thought I can better open an new thread for my bug. I'm restorating/building my 1303 S from 1974

I'm now more than 2,5 years bussy with this resto. This is how it stands now:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19042005192342.jpg

At this point the follow things are done:
Chassis:
-Every rust is out. Several pieces of framehead, napoleonhead self made, 2 new floorpans welded in. Two 12mm fuellines installed (what an work was that, but there in). I'm now at the point where I'm bending my 6mm RVS brakelines. (after that the chassis has to be maked clean to bare metal and will be sprayed with paint)
Body:
-Every rust is out (after many, many hours of welding).. maybe there's some little spots left, but they will be welded when I make the body clean to bare metal.
-Race-fuelfiller from Sparco is in. (also lots of work with the home made holder for it)
-After 2 pair of verry crap doors, finally got 2 good doors. Both of the doors are smoothed, so there are no doorhandles anymore. (will be opend eletric)
-The enginelid is changed for an lid of an 1300 (without vents in it). I've started with making an metal scoop on it (almost 3 months ago, but has not finished it).
-The Remmele side-airscoops are "in", everything is prepped for the installation, they only have to be glued in.
-An aluminium is also from the beginning of this project in my property. CAD/CAM drawings for new wing"foots" are ready and waiting to be machined (laser cut).
-An full rollcage is made by our self, more details can be found in this topic:

http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=5344&highlight=rollcage
-Hole the body is cleaned from inside and outside. Every hook is smoothed, every not functional hole is close.
-Eberspacher heatchanger lays ready
-Kamei-spoiler lays ready
-Engine and gearbox will be for this time only been cleaned and painted.
-Stripping the paint and all the body work has to be done.

I will update this topic as fast as I can.

Greetings Wiebrand

rustbucket
May 11th 2005, 19:09
Sweet project Weibrand. Looks like it's coming along. Mine has taken almost 5 years. Good to know I'm not the only one who took the long way round! :D

Racelook
May 12th 2005, 02:50
So my first update:

This are honestly just pics of about two weeks ago (when I had some time). I've been busy (so I said in above answer) with putting in two fuellines of 12mm (where originally sits 1 of 6mm) in. It was verry verry ****ty work, but hell yeah someone got to do it.

At first an pic on which the holes on the backside are good to see. Also are the tules en the cut out piece verry good to see to get the lines in.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232456.jpg

An detailpic.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232611.jpg

To really get fuel from the front to the back they have to have an exit on the front.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232701.jpg

After thtat both sides where welded close.
-Backside
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232741.jpg
-Frontside
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232836.jpg

After a lot of "playing" with the Dremel I get this ending result.
-Backside
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232916.jpg
-Front
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/10052005232947.jpg

I think it looks verry nice, just like off fabrique

Wiebrand

Rob
May 12th 2005, 08:09
Looking good Wiebrand !

I think I might have to get the body off the frame too next year.

What's with the 2CV (Eend), are you fixing that one up too ?

Rob.

73notch
May 12th 2005, 18:07
thats BIG fuel line

Racelook
May 12th 2005, 18:16
Looking good Wiebrand !

What's with the 2CV (Eend), are you fixing that one up too ?

Rob.
Thanks Rob.

2CV is from an uncle and is an donorcar for other 2CV's he's restoring.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 16th 2005, 18:44
The strengthen gearboxrubbers I picked up last Friday at Franky's VW Service. I now only have to make an bracket to mount them on 8) .
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005232943.jpg

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 16th 2005, 18:45
So, the breaklines are finally in. It did go quite good, exactly the long tube was verry tiedy to bend by the HRC.
Back
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005233131.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005233221.jpg (breakline)

Front
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005233306.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005233351.jpg (front)

Goes quite nice!
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16052005233418.jpg

Greetings Wiebrand Bunt

p.s. excuse for the green pictures.

kakarottt
May 17th 2005, 20:16
did a ninja turtle blow up in your garage?

Racelook
May 18th 2005, 02:45
Hahaha, it's almost like it :cool:

Mikey
May 19th 2005, 01:46
did a ninja turtle blow up in your garage?

:laugh: Looks that way to me too.

Racelook
May 29th 2005, 17:45
So guys it's time for an new update.
At first some clear pics of the install of the brakelines.

Back
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224114.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224159.jpg

Front
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224301.jpg


Some steel and silence blocks for the transmission mid mount I'm gonna make.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224420.jpg

Steel and other stuff collected to make my own Cup-strebe.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224534.jpg

Racelook
May 29th 2005, 17:46
The packet that came from Topline.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224642.jpg

This was in;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224932.jpg

Everything out packet gives this;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005225011.jpg
Polyurethaan for al moving stuff for my chassis.

And today also begin with the making of the transmissionmount for the Cup-strebe.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005225131.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005225308.jpg
I've welded two more pieces of steel in (in comparision with mount from other "factory's") for extra strength at the points were the tubes of the Cup-strebe will contact.
Looks nice huh?

Greetings

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 6th 2005, 03:09
So yesterday finally had some time to work on my car.

At first I maked some changes at the gearboxbracket.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005220539.jpg

Another shot.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005220652.jpg

I attached the stronger noserubber to the gearbox and mounted it to the chassis.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005220947.jpg

First tube of the Cup-strebe is ready (still 4 to go).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005221222.jpg

A view from above
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005221443.jpg

Front
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/05062005221540.jpg

That's it for now.

Greetings Wiebrand

trevorbrady
June 8th 2005, 06:52
Some steel and silence blocks for the transmission mid mount I'm gonna make.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/29052005224420.jpg


what are these rubber mounts from? I need a pair of these to make a front mount for my 915-1303 installation.

Racelook
June 8th 2005, 07:05
Hi Trevor,

They're originally silence blocks, the are used to mount an motor on an platform or in a truck. The ones that are used for the original mid-mounts have an diameter of 50 mm and an height of 45mm.

Maybe for you, because you don't want to use an noserubber (if i understand right), you better could machine some urethane bushings with that length and diameter.

Greetings Wiebrand

Racelook
June 20th 2005, 14:44
YES YES, finally the Cup-strebe completely ready!!! Whieeeeeeeeeeh :D

Friday I also picked up some steal for the bracket so I can make the hydraulic handbrake.
Picked up some fittings for my HRC (for the hydraulic handbrake).
The old bracket for the original handbrake removed.
And also an drwaing given to somebody for making some pieces for the hydraulic handbrake.

On saterday also given an drawing to somebody for making my brackets for my highwinhg.

Racelook
June 20th 2005, 14:45
And on sunday it was Budel 2005.. what an great show and what was it hot.. Burned to the skin YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH :D

Final result of the Cup-strebe.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/20062005011326.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/20062005011402.jpg

And an quick pic of the removal form the original handbrakebracket.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/20062005011531.jpg

Wiebrand

tom'72
June 21st 2005, 07:24
nice work there, but why did you remove the handbrake bracket?

NO_H2O
June 21st 2005, 14:32
Nice brace :agree:

Racelook
June 22nd 2005, 10:35
nice work there, but why did you remove the handbrake bracket?
So I can make an new bracket for my hydraulic handbrake (which I'm also gonna make my own)

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 22nd 2005, 10:36
Thanks for the nice comments guys! :D That just keeps me up.. to finally finishing this car THIS year :eek:

Al B
June 22nd 2005, 16:37
That's fantastic Wiebrand!

some really well thought out ideas there keep up the great wotk and keep us all informed!

Al B

LLVWGL
June 22nd 2005, 21:47
Very nice work, butI have a question about the fuel line. What wall thickness tubing did you use?

Racelook
June 23rd 2005, 04:56
1 mm..

The tubes are 12*1mm

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 24th 2005, 07:11
Tuesday I got an ring of my metalworker that 2 pieces for the hydraulic handbrake were already ready. So I picked them up and here are some pictures.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22062005194115.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22062005194140.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22062005194201.jpg

Everything is in raw measurments and will be made on the right size when needed.

Wiebrand

BAVWCJoel
June 30th 2005, 02:07
hey racelook, what kind of ends are those on your brace? curious, because my dad and i have been trying to build a brace similar to yours only we were going to use balljoints.. and those aren't cheap so i was curious as to what kinda ends those were.

Racelook
June 30th 2005, 04:03
In dutch the are named as; gaffel M10

There only available in right tread, so left tread has to be machined in them.

Wiebrand.. the are alsmost 7 euro each (in Holland)

Racelook
July 6th 2005, 18:43
There's another update.

Today I brought the camera with me so I could make some pics of the little progress I maked the last 2 days (I'm now closing an verry verry bussy period with school, so my spare time finally can be used for my bug)
Sorry for the green pics but this is our "Turtle-camera" (after an fall).

Yesterday I had welded some metal plates (hooks) for the front controlarmsbrackets that will give some mores strenght. Tomorrow there also be welded some of that plates on the top of that brackets.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/06072005233626.jpg

Today I was looking for an aluminium "crash-plate" for the underside of my chassishead (so something of the car stays complete when I hit an traffic-humb). But this costed 3 euro/kilo at the "old stealman" so I have to find antoher solution for that.

Yesterday evening the gearbox was stoomcleand. This is the result.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/06072005233701.jpg

Yesterday also welded the hydraulic handbrake-bracket together. And luckily everything works also :wink: (everything except the HRC is handmade). Also an wooden mold made for the handbrake-lever. For this handbrake several things were made tonight and will be completed in the next couple of days. The handbrake is for 60% ready.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/06072005233821.jpg

Today I only maked some plates for the front control arms. SO it was not an quite productive day, but I soon have more spare-time.

Wiebrand

Racelook
July 7th 2005, 11:56
So this morning (before I had my diploma-delivitration) welded some more metal plates to the front controlarm-brackets.

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/07072005173801.jpg

Some more pics.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/07072005173822.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/07072005173841.jpg

Also had an little bit done to the midmount
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/07072005173916.jpg

Greetings Wiebrand

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 13:58
So here some updates where I didn't had time for in the last week

On sunday one week ago, I resumed making my own mid mount. I almost spent an half day at it, but hell yeah it saves some (hard needed) money. But everything looks damn sexy!! B-Tuning Productions all the way :wink:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005000653.jpg

Detailpic
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005000724.jpg

Picture of the mid mount
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005000759.jpg

I also welded the front brackets off, so everything is verry studdy.
On the monday I most of the time drived around to get stuff. I also welded some pieces of my handbrake-bracket. Welded some nuts in the chassistunnel so I can bolt the handbrakebracket on my tunnel.

On Wednesday i work hole the day on my car.

I also today got my front trailingsarm back were the bushings were pushed out.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005000843.jpg

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 13:59
Wednesday one week ago i welded several unused holes close in the chassistunnel, so it stays one clean thing. Also is the hole for the original handbrakecables enlarged so I still can use them on my hydraulic handbrake.

An little bit unclear picture, maja
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005001037.jpg

Handbrake-bracket is on.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005001132.jpg

Two holes in the bracket so the handbrake-cables still can be used.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005001202.jpg

Last one
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005001227.jpg

I also maked an big "cage" so could sandbalst my car one day later (thursday).

Grt Wiebrand

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 14:00
On thursday one week ago (I know I'm verry bussy with my car so I couldn't update earlier ( my car is going to an show this saturday 23 of July, thats why).

Sandblasting works SUPER!!.. one side of my chassis tooked me 45 minutes. You cant keep that up with your grinder.

I used an 10m3/min aircompressor, Man that thing blows some air out.

On that day the hole chassis was blasted and several pieces of the body we blasted.

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 14:02
On last friday I also have blasted some pieces of the body. ANd looked everything over if I had done every piece as good as it could. Worked till half past eleven that evening.

This are some pictures of thursday (one week ago)
Af first our self maded blasting"cage".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005001546.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005004759.jpg

Chassis and body stands in the blastingcage
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005001653.jpg

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 14:03
On this picture the sandblaster, airfilter for the helme, the helmet and gloves good to see. We hired this one, it was an brand new one (lucky 8) )
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005001745.jpg

This is how it looks after +/- 15 min of blasting, you can't keep it up with your grinder.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005001859.jpg

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 14:05
.... NAKED TO THE BARE METAL... Just what I love :D
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005001941.jpg

The "small" compressor we use (almost as wide and high as our bus) is an 10m3/min compressor.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002026.jpg

Chassis is blasted on the backside the front is half way. The weelarches are also blasted as test.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002121.jpg

Racelook
July 24th 2005, 14:05
Enginecompartment is blasted. The rust that you can see is after this pic also blasted away.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002215.jpg

Wielarches, enginecompartment, raingutter, windowgutters and "kokerbalken" were blasted
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002258.jpg

Chassis in the epoxy primer
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002330.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/16072005002401.jpg
p.s. the underside was then not yet painted


Grt Wiebrand

tom'72
July 24th 2005, 14:27
wow, you're a very bussy bee . Good job I must say :agree:

Racelook
July 25th 2005, 04:44
This is an post from last monday evening when I came home from my bug:

At first I'm tired of al that blasting that I've done the last days. But yeah

A couple of pics of past sunday (sunday one week ago);
So looks an clear chassis (blasted).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005207.jpg

And now the pics of last monday;
The past days the body is blasted, see some pics downwards. Ever seen so clear body?
Underside of the tiretrunk (is that is the english word for it).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005455.jpg

Strut"holders"
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005539.jpg

Racelook
July 25th 2005, 04:45
Enginecompartment is blasted
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005625.jpg

Blasted body hangs in the construction so it can turn overhead.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005654.jpg

The hired compressor
ABIRD (Industrial Rental Service)
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005751.jpg
(Stays an big thing)

Body blasted;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005851.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005914.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005005935.jpg

Racelook
July 25th 2005, 04:46
What an clear thing.. (Try to do this with an grinder).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005010017.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005010149.jpg

And an little pic of some pieces that my brother blasted yesterday.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005010124.jpg
-Front control arms
-IRS arms
-Torsionplates
-Gearbox-bracket

Also today some little parts blasted;
-Window runway of the doors
-The edges of 3 bunnethoods blasted. The original one comes out to be the best one.
-Gearbox-bracket
-Enginehood the underside blasted
-Torsionplates
-And some tubes of the rollcage

After that I cleaned up an bit (because the compressor has to be back on monday morning (now almost an week ago).

After that I scotched the body with P180 and cleaned the body with thinner. What an work was that (almost 4 hours of work to do the completed body). And after that the body finally set in the expensive Epoxy Primer.

Fast some pics of the body in epoxy.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005010243.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/18072005010304.jpg

Grt Wiebrand

Racelook
July 25th 2005, 04:47
SSSSSSSOOOOOO last thursday I've done something on my car (after I have worked the hole day).

This was finally the first night in two weeks that goes smooth. Everything goes as planned (what was not in the past couple of days :? )

At first I picked up the handbrakelever, then it was machined to the right diameter and after that the anti-slip traction was machined on it (don't knopw the right words for it). .. WHAT AN BEAUTY :shock: .. I'm just proud of it.... An handmade hydraulic handbrake that just looks damn nice also. After that i welded something on the handbrakebracket and put everything together.

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22072005001844.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22072005001937.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22072005002002.jpg

After that the rollcage was scotched, cleaned with thinner and around midnight set in the EP.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22072005002112.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22072005002148.jpg

The last friday I have to do verry verry much to be ready for the show on last saturday.

Racelook
July 25th 2005, 04:47
Saturday there was an circuitday in Holland, where I was infited for showing my bug..

This is how my car looks for now
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23072005233851.jpg

The circuitday was great, lots of racing and lots to do.

Greetings Wiebrand

starmember
July 26th 2005, 13:48
he wiebrand

I saw youre car on the circuitday nice looking man. :agree:
but one question you have a hydralic hand brake. but in holland it is Ilegal to have youre normal brakes and hand brake on the same line :rolleyes:. I dont now if know that.

Racelook
July 26th 2005, 16:27
he wiebrand

I saw youre car on the circuitday nice looking man. :agree:
but one question you have a hydralic hand brake. but in holland it is Ilegal to have youre normal brakes and hand brake on the same line :rolleyes:. I dont now if know that.
Off course do I know that. I look things hardly through, before I do something. That's why there are big gabs made in the handbrake-bracket so that the original handbrake-cables still can be used (on this handbrake) to go through the yearly safety-check (APK).

See this pic
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/13072005001227.jpg

Have I spooking with you? What for an bug do you have? (pic?)

Greetings Wiebrand
p.s. It was an long drive from Leende to Lelystad, buth it was worth all the positive reactions.

starmember
July 26th 2005, 17:13
no i didnt speak with you. and my bug is far from ready :o .

yetibone
July 26th 2005, 18:38
Wiebrand, the car looks awesome! You've done some excellent work.

Pardon my asking, but who made that roll-cage in your Beetle?

Racelook
July 27th 2005, 06:45
Thnx for the nice comments.

I don't know who made the cage :D

Look at this topic
http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=5344

Greetings Wiebrand

Racelook
September 8th 2005, 18:32
So finally an verry small (only text) update.
Last monday and thuesday evening I've worked on my bug what I didn't had done the last 1,5 month.
I've cutted out an verry rusty piece in the trunk and welded an self made piece in it. Also some rusty spots on the place were the trunkhood sits on the body were changed for new pieces.

That's all for now folks.

I hope to do some more update-ing soon... so my car will finally be finished in a year or so.

Greetings Wiebrand

oicdn
September 11th 2005, 11:38
I must say....this is one of the most through project threads I've ever seen, VW or not...definitly detailed and VERY nice to see.... :agree: :agree:

Looks like it's gonna be a SICK *** car.....can't wait to see it complete..or atleast rolling!!!!

Axl
September 11th 2005, 13:14
Love the job done on the car so far . I am impressed at the workmanship going into this car . It is definately not some slapped-together weekend mechanic special . I can hardly wait to see the final results ! Axl .

Racelook
September 12th 2005, 18:55
THANKS for the nice comments guys!!!

That keeps the spirit up! :D

Last sunday evening I welded in an piece of steel were normally the bonnet contacts the body.
I also have grinded some meters of welds. :eek: pffff.. what an work

Next time I make some pics!!

Wiebrand

jimby
September 13th 2005, 10:09
sex! :eek: :eek:

Racelook
September 13th 2005, 17:48
SO tonight I've worked an hour or 5 at my car. Checked several weldings for not being good, welded them and grinded them.

Here are some pics of it.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/130920052332011.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/130920052332012.jpg

And also some pics of the new piece I welded in last sunday at the trunk.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/130920052332013.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/130920052332014.jpg

That spot off course has to be welded at the other side (that's on the planning for next time).

That's it...

Wiebrand

yetibone
September 13th 2005, 19:42
The bonnet and rear deck seal retaining strips are two things I will have to work with on my 1303 as well. Both were eaten away by rust. I haven't decided on a clear solution there yet, as I haven't found any replacements... :rolleyes: I gotta have them, though, so I can make this an all-weather car.

I really like the rally handbrake. I have a friend that calls that his "get out of jail free handle" in his WRX! :laugh:

Very well done Wiebrand! :agree: Keep at it! :D

bow
September 13th 2005, 22:05
same here but i just used s front end off of my parts car nie was completly gone my hood (bonnet for the european folks) touched the shocks

Axl
September 13th 2005, 22:34
At this point , all I can say is : SWEET! :agree:

Mikey
September 13th 2005, 23:57
Not to take away from your thread Wiebrand, the car is coming along Great. Keep up the good work, and keep us up to date too. :cool:

I haven't decided on a clear solution there yet, as I haven't found any replacements... :rolleyes: I gotta have them, though, so I can make this an all-weather car.
The guy I work for has got them before. If you can't find them, maybe I can help. Just tryin' to hook a brotha up. :laugh:

ricola
September 14th 2005, 03:56
The bonnet and rear deck seal retaining strips are two things I will have to work with on my 1303 as well. Both were eaten away by rust. I haven't decided on a clear solution there yet, as I haven't found any replacements... :rolleyes: I gotta have them, though, so I can make this an all-weather car.


In the UK it is common to cut these strips off and use a clip on seal on the bonnet, eliminates the rust trap...

Rich

Racelook
September 14th 2005, 06:22
The only strip that has to be welded back is the one on the front of the front windscreen. (Or has anybody have an solution for this?)

For the rest you use "Mexico-style" seals

Wiebrand

Beetle08
September 19th 2005, 16:15
Nice car! It's great that you are posting the progress on your build! I think we can all pick up new ideas!

May I ask what fenders you are using? Brand size, and how they were widened (from inside our outside). Do you have more photos of the fenders?

Thanks!

Racelook
September 19th 2005, 16:37
Thanks for the nice comments.

The fenders are from Kerscher ... www.kerschertuning.de .... the best polyester fenders I know. The fronts are 2 cm widend, the rear 6 cm.
The're widend form the inside.

Greetings Wiebrand

Racelook
September 19th 2005, 17:01
Some pics of the fenders
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004003140.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002925.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002717.jpg

Racelook
September 19th 2005, 17:01
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002529.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002255.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002159.jpg

Racelook
September 19th 2005, 17:02
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/02052004002001.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30042004193921.jpg

LLVWGL
September 20th 2005, 02:05
Wow, I wish a kerscher box would show up at my doorstep:rolleyes:
stupid "low dollar" :(

Axl
September 20th 2005, 21:02
I love this! I can't wait to see more . Keep it coming , man! I really love the spoiler on the front bumper . Is it Kamei? (forgive my lack of knowledge , but I won't learn if I don't ask!) Axl .

BAVWCJoel
September 21st 2005, 00:02
are the krescher fenders fiberglass? you stated that they are polyester... ?

Racelook
September 21st 2005, 05:23
are the krescher fenders fiberglass? you stated that they are polyester... ? So far I know fiberglass=polyester. And they have an nice finish of gelcoat

Wiebrand

Racelook
October 9th 2005, 19:20
So, some pics of my last work on my car.
-Checking every welding of the front. Welding everything good and grind it smooth:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/101020050025341.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/101020050025342.jpg

-The bracket for the fronthoodspring and the washerreservoir are gone:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/101020050025343.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/101020050025344.jpg

bow
October 11th 2005, 18:05
hi ive been watchin your car come together i dont know much about racing and i would like to know more and get into it i have some good ideas of a super fast super beetle and i wanted to ask a few things
the first thing is what are the holes in the rear 1/4 panels and wher are you going to put your gas tank because it thought of moving it forward to improve handleing

thanks,bow

kakarottt
October 11th 2005, 23:09
I'm definately getting one of those airdams!

as soon as i have some extra cash.

looks pretty.

reminds me of my project.. i could work day and night without stopping just because of the excitement of driving it that i knew layed ahead.

Racelook
October 12th 2005, 08:16
the first thing is what are the holes in the rear 1/4 panels and wher are you going to put your gas tank because it thought of moving it forward to improve handleing

thanks,bow
If anything of my car is not clear, just ask.
The holes in the rear panels are for the airintakes (from which I've posted pics in this topic => some of the earlier pages). They feed the air to the engine bay.

The gas tank is staying at his original place (I still use the original tank). Maybe if I had buyed an aluminium one I would mount it more forward. (mij batterie is going to the front).

Hope that I've helped you.

Grt Wiebrand

Racelook
October 12th 2005, 08:23
Oops...

I see now that I hadn't posted that pics of the airintake here... so here we go;

An mold is maked from wood for the "Remelle" air-intake.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004230237.jpg

The mold. So the gabs for the intake are the same size and on the same hight on both sides.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004230055.jpg

From the mold drawed on the body.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004225627.jpg

Racelook
October 12th 2005, 08:25
set-of
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205905.jpg

He's in
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004210117.jpg

Racelook
October 12th 2005, 08:29
Some other pics, that may be useful
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004225627.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205742.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205818.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205950.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004210027.jpg

bow
October 12th 2005, 18:31
thanks you have been very helpful im whising to build a racer after i get finished with my daliy driver

thanks for being so cooperative with me and my questions,bow

Racelook
October 13th 2005, 07:30
No thanks!

bow
October 17th 2005, 18:34
no thanks ?

Racelook
October 18th 2005, 03:09
With no thanks I meant: Geen dank (NL), geine danke (DE)..

That means that you didn't had to thank me for it. :D

See ya later.

Wiebrand

bow
October 18th 2005, 17:20
sorry bought the mixup

bow

Racelook
October 23rd 2005, 17:29
Tonight I also worked 2 hours (that I could make free) on my car.

This is the result of al the welding and grinding in the trunk.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/231020052250171.jpg

Tonight checked the weldings on the underside of the A-pilar, the dashboard and by the sidewindow.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/231020052250172.jpg
Grt Wiebrand

Racelook
November 14th 2005, 08:57
So saturday I had an day of, so I could work an hour or 6 on my car. At the same time we (my brother and I) are swapping an GSI-engine (2ltr 16V) from an Opel kadet E into an Astra F (original 1600).
I worked further on reinforcing the front control arms. At first al the 4 plates were made correct. After that I've drilled them and welded them to the control arms.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19887.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19888.jpg

Welded on the control arms.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19889.jpg

Grinding the welds smooth.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19890.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/19891.jpg

This now at 50% finished there will be welded some extra plates so it really becomes an "box".

Grt Wiebrand :D

volkdent
November 14th 2005, 13:05
Wow!!! How thick is that plate your adding? Are you planning on doing a lot of off-roading as well? I like the idea of overkill, I'm just a little worried from what I've seen so far that you may be carrying a lot of extra weight when you are done with your project. Coming along nicely though. Can't wait to see your baby rolling!

Jason

brent
November 14th 2005, 14:03
Hi here, yes I like the idea on the control arms too, they do bend if you wack something. They can be straightend though a little concerned on what damage may occur if wacked now? The next weekest point? Might be a little more expensive on repair? may be the steering or the strut instead. This of course is asuming it gets wacked. happens in a race car unfortunately. I am very impressed and look forward to the end result. Awesome car !
Brent.

Racelook
November 14th 2005, 18:54
Wow!!! How thick is that plate your adding? Are you planning on doing a lot of off-roading as well? I like the idea of overkill, I'm just a little worried from what I've seen so far that you may be carrying a lot of extra weight when you are done with your project. Coming along nicely though. Can't wait to see your baby rolling!

Jason

Hi Jason. Thanks for the nice input.
No, No no off-road for me!!!!! I'm glad if I can drive on the road without getting stock on an speedbump :eek: ;)
The plates are if I don't have it wrong 5mm thick. I think this is the minimum thickness you should use to prevent the torsion/twisting of the control arms. For example 3mm thick is not that tough. And yes jason, you're right about the extra weight. But that's what I want to "invest" for an more stiffer ride. And the weight I ad by doing this is weight with an low gravity point.

I personally also can't wait to finally ride in an bug (after almost 4 years of not riding any bug)

Wiebrand :D

Racelook
November 14th 2005, 19:03
Hi here, yes I like the idea on the control arms too, they do bend if you wack something. They can be straightend though a little concerned on what damage may occur if wacked now? The next weekest point? Might be a little more expensive on repair? may be the steering or the strut instead. This of course is asuming it gets wacked. happens in a race car unfortunately. I am very impressed and look forward to the end result. Awesome car !
Brent.
Thanks Brent..

Yes i've thought of the "transform" of the torsion to other pieces of the front-handling. The torsion will allmost be out of the control arms, so now the spindles and struts have to absorb them (that's also one of the reasons that my cage goes to the strut-towers), I think this goes okay. But I don't have experience with this, so I only think logically and have an littl hope :D

Thanks for watching guys, always nice to have some good feedback/reaction.

GReetings Wiebrand

jonas_linder
November 14th 2005, 19:14
looks great! Are you gone seamweld them on the outside too ?

Racelook
November 14th 2005, 19:26
Hi Jonas, yes I will seamweld them also when they are ready (4cm seamweld, 4cm nothing, etc.).

Wiebrand (p.s. your engine is my inspiration for the next project.. making an engine that can abuse my car :rolleyes: )

jonas_linder
November 15th 2005, 09:22
Hi Jonas, yes I will seamweld them also when they are ready (4cm seamweld, 4cm nothing, etc.).

Wiebrand (p.s. your engine is my inspiration for the next project.. making an engine that can abuse my car :rolleyes: )

It sure can abuse the car alright :D

skywalker
December 11th 2005, 17:21
Hey Wiebrand,

Finally I found some time to read this topic. You re doing great! I like your project.
What are the specs of your engine going to be and looking to the pictures I assume you are going to use the original gearbox? Or am I going wrong there?

Have you ever considered to use Teflon brake lines? What brakes are you going to use to stop your bug?

I wonder who finishes his project first, you or I. :p

Cheers,
Luuk

Racelook
December 11th 2005, 19:01
Hi Luuk

By not having so much money (I'm glad that I can afford this already) as an student I will drive with an original engine (1600 with spagetti and bigger "sproeiers") and gearbox. Money is also the reason why the brakes stays small (read:original). But in the (hopefully) near future there will be some BMW brakes on my car.

And yes I had tought of stainless braised teflon brake lines. But I found them too expensive. ( I think the next time i will do it different and go with stainless all the way)

I wonder who finishes his project first, you or I. :p

We will see it this year :D

Greetings Wiebrand

p.s. More than 3 weeks nothing done on the bug because of an engine-upgrading project of my brothers car (1.6 to an 2.0 16V).

Racelook
December 13th 2005, 19:20
So, finally tonight I had some time to work on my car. Had made two plates for "boxing" my control arms. Will be drilled and welded in soon (i hope :rolleyes: ).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21517.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21516.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21515.jpg

Wiebrand

beetle1303
December 13th 2005, 20:34
I have to say that i just admire your fab skill man...but,
how much weight is the reinforcement of the control arms? i think it would have a negative effect on the suspension frequencies... I was thinking of designing a proper lower a arm for the front

Chris

Racelook
December 14th 2005, 04:23
I have to say that i just admire your fab skill man...but,
how much weight is the reinforcement of the control arms?
Thanx man!!

If I'm honest I don't know how much they weight, but I can weight them when they're ready. I can say one thing for sure, they're a lot heavier.

I was thinking of designing a proper lower a arm for the front

Chris Mine first thought was also to make that, but than I can't go through the yearlie car check. So than I couldn't drive my car over the streets. Boxing/reinforcing the front control arms was then the only way how I luckily maybe can go through the yearlie check.

SO that's why

Wiebrand

volkdent
December 14th 2005, 14:01
Gotta congratulate you on the idea, but I have to say that you've really overdone the bracing. Those pieces of flatbar should be half or less as thick as they are. The weight of those arms is seriously going to be detrimental to your ride quality and even handling, as that weight will have to be moved every time the suspension comes across an obstacle. Please consider using thinner materials in the same location.

Jason

starmember
December 14th 2005, 17:02
^^^^i agree. i think it will make more damage than it wil do any good. stronger = good but putting to mutch weight isnt. i tink you get problems with youre bushings and the conections.

skywalker
December 14th 2005, 17:30
Mine first thought was also to make that, but than I can't go through the yearlie car check. So than I couldn't drive my car over the streets. Boxing/reinforcing the front control arms was then the only way how I luckily maybe can go through the yearlie check.

SO that's why

Wiebrand
Wiebrand, did you check it at the RDW in Veendam? I think you 're wrong about it.
There 's a lot more possible then most people know.

I agree on both post above. Do not underestimate the impact of extra weight at
the arms on your dirving control.

For Wiebrand: interesting topic: http://www.volksforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14530

Racelook
December 14th 2005, 19:04
Wiebrand, did you check it at the RDW in Veendam? I think you 're wrong about it.
There 's a lot more possible then most people know. I know that. If you let them check by the RDW it is possible. But that also cost some money. And I don't want to test my car by them, I just want to drive with it, with a little "ombouwen" before the yearlie check.

I know that the RDW don't bite. But I also don't want to make them awake of my car (hydraulic handbrake, wing, etc.).

Wiebrand

Racelook
December 14th 2005, 19:12
Do not underestimate the impact of extra weight at
the arms on your dirving control. I knew this a little.. but the topic on volksforum did help me some what to remind it me.. But the tickness of the plates is not totally "lucky" choosen.
Till 3 / 3,5mm thickness it is possible to torsion an plate by hand. I thought that the torsionpower by the car (driving) is higher than I can do by hand so I choosed 5mm thickness. I know it's maybe a bit heavy... But this is how I, for my thoughts, made an logical decision.

Or am I totally wrong?

Wiebrand

p.s. I appreciate every critical reaction. I only can learn of it! :D

p.s. 2 Today also made the other 2 plates, have drilled the top plates multiple. And they will be welded on soon.

skywalker
December 15th 2005, 07:50
I know that the RDW don't bite. But I also don't want to make them awake of my car (hydraulic handbrake, wing, etc.).They allready know my dear. "They" are on the internet too. ;)
You are right, they do not bite, actually most people at the RDW are very interested in such projects and
are very kind. It's something different as a 13 in a dozen Golf or Beemer imported from Germany.

Or am I totally wrong?

p.s. I appreciate every critical reaction. I only can learn of it!Time will tell, won't it? I wonder how much extra weight there's going to be on the arms tho.
Probbably it is overdone... :(

Critical reactions are to help you, do not forget. Sure, it maybe not as pleasant as positive feedback, but if
you build a car that will go straight forward in a turn, you will say, "couldn't you guys have said something?"

Back to the RDW, on Volksforum a member works at the RDW, maybe he can answer some questions.
Maybe you should post a reply on the thread I mentioned at VF, or start your own thread; look what they
think about it over there...

Racelook
December 19th 2005, 12:44
Yesterday I finish welded the arms of by an friend (wo has a more powerful welder). And it looks them nice. The future will tell it they are too heavy.. if so I let them machined to get the sideplates a little thinner.

Also yesterday wanted to weld some plates in the "napoleonhoed because it had some little rotten place. But when I had it cut out.. it was totally rotten. SO there have to be welded an new napoleonhoed and an new underplate for that thing on my "I thought paint ready" chassis. But hell yeah.. it just keeps me going :D

Nothing more was done because of helping my brother with his engine-change for his Opel Astra (Vauxhall) from 1.6 to 2.0 16V. Yesterday we welded an half of the exhaustsystem so it could fit.

Here ar some pictures.

Thursday I had drilled some small holes in the midmount. It's now finished.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21733.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21734.jpg

Racelook
December 19th 2005, 12:45
And the finished control arms.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21730.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21731.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/21732.jpg

Enjoy Wiebrand

Dasdubber
December 20th 2005, 17:29
Well done Wiebrand - I am sure all the constructive criticism will help to make your car that much better. The progress has been fantastic to watch! :agree:

beetle1303
December 20th 2005, 20:45
from what i know (at least in Greece) the regulations for the MOT equivalent, do not accept any modifications to the factory suspension components, except lowering springs or coilover kits.

Thus I can make my own lower A arm kit and still be legal :D

Chris

Racelook
December 21st 2005, 04:47
Than you're lucky ... (if you have not overread something)

In Holland you may not change or weld on "wielgeleidingselementen" so you may not weld/change the control arms. That's also why I don't have an A-armand hopefully I will go through the yearly check without changing everything.

Wiebrand

Racelook
December 28th 2005, 20:10
HEHEHE.. Finally an little update!!

Had found some sparetime on second christmasday (before the family-stuff begun).

At 10am got the drill and angle grinder together to start working, with the following result:

First begun to make al the welds of the napoleonhead and the chassishead "clear". Than noteded soem measurements.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22034.jpg

After that drilled some spotwelds and cut the napoleonhead of.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22035.jpg

Then cut away the other pieces and that givese this result.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22036.jpg

After some grinding it looked like this.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22040.jpg
The underplate of the chassishead is temperwarely on this place, as "mold" for the napoleonhead. After the napoleonhead is welded the hole underplate will be changed.

Racelook
December 28th 2005, 20:11
The "tubes" on the outsides of the head are extra welded, the inside is maked clear and painted with sincspray.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22041.jpg

And an testfit. (it's not totally ready but this is how it would look like)
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22042.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22043.jpg

Also the underplate of the chassishead is maked clear, the nuts are extra welded and all is sprayed with sinc.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22044.jpg

This all done in 5 hours and 24 minutes Smile

And quick the differents of the excisting napoelonheads.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22038.jpg
Top: The cut away one
Middle: Napoleonhead for the "older" type of bugs
Bottom: Napoleonhead for 1303

Greetings Wiebrand
p.s. sorry for the bad english

Wally
December 30th 2005, 05:54
Very nice work Wieb! Please do keep it up, as too many projects are abandoned half-way lately :(

The comparison of the 12/1300 'Napoleon's hat' with that of the 1302/03 is very interesting:
Apart from the mounting position of the brake master cylinder, are the dimensions the same on the outside?

If so, the 12/1300 position of the M/C offers more aftermarket possibilities (Kerscher/Audi)... :rolleyes:
Just a thought.

Greetings,
Walter

Racelook
December 31st 2005, 14:05
If so, the 12/1300 position of the M/C offers more aftermarket possibilities (Kerscher/Audi)... :rolleyes:
Just a thought.
Yes Walter I keep the project/money rolling :D

I had heard this last week also. The 1200/1300 napoleonhat has the MC ready to fit an Porsche MC. But an 1200/1300 hat is way smaller (minder diep..) than an 1303 hat. And the fitment at the ends of the napoleonhats are different. Also the price of an 1303 hat is WAY DIFFERENT (read: expensive :( )...

Have already worked on the hat last friday.
SO the 1303 hat is going on hopefully tommorow (if I be not TOO drunk tonight :eek: ).

Wiebrand

Racelook
January 2nd 2006, 19:53
SOOOOOOOOOO everybody ready for another update??!!!

Friday morning had some time to remove some pieces of the old napoleonhat so the new one could fit nicelly. Some bending, some hitting with the hammer and it fits.

This afternoon at an hour or 2 (p.m) starting working again on the bug (it was an hard day yesterday evening... Beer... LOL :wink: ). At first drilled holes in the edge of the napoleonhat so I could weld it on the chassis. After some measuring welded in the hat.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22363.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22364.jpg

After that started on the underplate of the chassishead. The spotwelds hitted with the centerpons and drilled through.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22365.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22366.jpg

Racelook
January 2nd 2006, 19:54
At an hour or half past five it was like this.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22367.jpg
With this as the rusty cut-out pieces.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22368.jpg

Also tonight from 20.45 till 22.45 worked on the car and this is how it looks till now.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22369.jpg

pfff what is my car an rotten piece of ****.. I just can't believe it every time... from the outside you see nothing but from the inside it's became 3mm thicker :twisted: .

Wiebrand

Wally
January 2nd 2006, 20:07
Yeah, if its any concellation: been there, done that too (but it was already some 15 years ago :eek: ).

I replaced the entire bottom of the front chassis with the same new piece thats available for it and what you have inthe above picture. Nice new 2,0 mm thick piece of metal. Even cut and rewelded the center reaction arm mountings to weld it in as one piece.
While I was there, I also welded in a boxed frame for more stiffness of the front chassis, which is s/th the 1303 can really use, when you go circuit racing with it later :D .

So, just hang in there! Someday it WILL be finished and you'll own one of only a few really thorrowly restored and improved 1303's.

Racelook
January 2nd 2006, 20:17
I also welded in a boxed frame for more stiffness of the front chassis, which is s/th the 1303 can really use, when you go circuit racing with it later :D .

So, just hang in there! Someday it WILL be finished and you'll own one of only a few really thorrowly restored and improved 1303's.
Thanx Wally..

Of that boxed frame... I also thought of something. But my brother find and boxed frame too stiff, he would only weld in some heavy plate. Can you give me some more info on how and where you have welded it?? Maybe some high-tech collour pics of that?? :laugh:

Greetings WIebrand

p.s. someone some other ideas of what I can do now to more "upgrading" the front mounting of the arms / chassis at this point???

Wally
January 2nd 2006, 20:57
(but it was already some 15 years ago :eek: ).


Difficult to descibe, but I have pictures, however, because of the above...the pics are not digital...
Sorry :o

But I am sure, you can figure out the most logical and most strength given way to weld in some bars, just like I did.
Just make sure you can still easily direct your oil lines and such (like the shift rod!!) through the tunnel after the bars or s/th have been welded in.
Just don''t overdo it. It then only adds weight.

Good luck,
Walter

Racelook
January 4th 2006, 20:44
Another update:
Today I worked from 9.30 AM till 10.15 PM on the car. And I got to say that it started to look something (the chassis Smile ) but I sadly didn't had the time to weld the underplate in.

At first I drawed the lines were I cut the other piece of underplate out. I've done it this way so I wouldn't change the geometry of the front controlarms.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22472.jpg

Then I brushed the inside of the chassishead clean with the grinder, sandbalsted some pieces and cut out the "tubes" for mounting the "stabilisatorstang".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22473.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22474.jpg

Racelook
January 4th 2006, 20:45
After that made the new underplate in the good "shape".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22475.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22476.jpg

Inside of the chassishead in the sinckspray
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22477.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22478.jpg

At last tonight, welded the "tubes" on the front en welded in some strenghting plate for the mounting of the "stabilisatorstang".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22479.jpg

I didn't welded in extra braces into the head (what wanted to do first) because I think they haven't much benefit (the underplate is already 2mm thick) and it would be an hell to mount the shiftingtube

tom'72
January 5th 2006, 14:09
Nice work, by the way ""stabilisatorstang" = stabilisor or torsion bar.

Steve C
January 5th 2006, 22:11
Hi

Nice work, was your old napoleonhat rusty as well, is that why you replaced it?

Steve

Racelook
January 7th 2006, 16:05
Nice work, was your old napoleonhat rusty as well, is that why you replaced it?

Steve

Thanx..

Yes underside at the "napoleonhat" and the leftside (as seen on the right side of above pics) was verry rotten. That is the only reason why I replace it (otherwise I would be painting by now :cool: ).

Oeps sorry.. this above is for the underplate of the chassishead.

The napoleonhat is replaced also because it was totally rotten at the ends (alsmost 15 cm from each end)..

Wiebrand

Racelook
January 17th 2006, 14:08
Yesterday afternoon found some spare time to work on my car (2 hours). At first I drilled the holes for the welding a second time. (The first time I drilled them 2mm too small with my sleeping head :roll: ). After that there was some grinding, bending and again some grinding needed to fit the plate good.

Soon it will be welded on.

Wiebrand

thelazerviking
January 17th 2006, 18:57
more more more!

Racelook
January 19th 2006, 19:21
Hahaha here is some more.

It's time for another update:

Today worked 13 hours at my car.. so it will be ready hopefully ever :D.

At first an pic of the last time. All the holes are drilled for welding the underplate to the chassishead.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23629.jpg

This morning first brushed clean the places where the welds will come.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23630.jpg

Then the fuellines "covered" with some gardenhose to avoid "making noise".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23631.jpg

Racelook
January 19th 2006, 19:22
And finally the plate is ON!!!!
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23632.jpg
The holes are welded with an open hole between every two welds. These "open" holes will be welded with some heavier welder.

Some grinding.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23633.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23634.jpg

The restmaterial after replacing the napoleonhut and the underplate.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23635.jpg

Final result viewed from the top. http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23636.jpg

Because I had to cut something of the floorpans to replace the napoleonhut, I maked them to the right size today.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23637.jpg

The chassis would be ready today for the "doorlassen" and after that painting, wasn't it that I cut out another piece of ****. :rolleyes: This piece of $hit was some welded in plate that I did my first time I ever welded. Totally ugly, so I cut it out again and make it soon nice.

Grt Wiebrand

thelazerviking
January 19th 2006, 19:47
haha, very nice. i wish i had the room to keep in my frame inside to work at one it at the same time as working on the body

great work, keep it up!
James

martilo
January 21st 2006, 12:35
Hi Wiebrand,

I went through your post and found it very interresting. I was wondering about the side scoop installation:
From your pics, i do not understand how you made the recessed part arround the shape on the body before putting the scoop on. Do you have more pics of that procedure?
Also, i was wondering how that the scoop interfere with the interior sides (pics?).
Finally, how does it connects with the engine compartment? (pics also?)

From your experience with these scoop, how complicated a job is it to install? Is the remmele kit comes complete, with the proper mounting instructions?

Thank you for your answers and keep on with the good work.
Louis

Racelook
January 21st 2006, 14:29
Hey Louis..

Here is the proces to make them fit in the car..

At first an mold is maked from wood for the "Remelle" air-intake.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004230237.jpg

The mold. So the gabs for the intake are the same size and on the same hight on both sides.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004230055.jpg

From the mold drawed on the body.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004225627.jpg

set-of
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205905.jpg

He's in
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004210117.jpg

Some other pics, that may be useful
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/22102004225627.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205742.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205818.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004205950.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24102004210027.jpg

Grt Wiebrand

Racelook
January 21st 2006, 14:29
From your pics, i do not understand how you made the recessed part arround the shape on the body before putting the scoop on.
I maked it with an "verzettang". (I don't know the word of it in English)
Just like the left thing on this pic
http://www.rustbuster.nl/Aanbiedingen/Pons-verzettangen.jpg
It works like this.
http://www.rustbuster.nl/Lassen_en_lasgereedschap/Proplas5.jpg

Do you have more pics of that procedure? On the link below you see all the pics I have of making them fit.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/my_photos.php?id=2005

Also, i was wondering how that the scoop interfere with the interior sides (pics?). The last corner of the sidepanels have to be "cut" out. You can see in the above link 1 picture of the place were the scoop will be in the inside. On the inside the scoop goes an bit to the backside. So an gab have to be cut out of the sidepanels. Sorry no other pics of that, because I'm not that far right now.

Finally, how does it connects with the engine compartment? (pics also?) It will be connected to the enginebay with an hose of aluminium or RVS of 70/80mm in diameter. At the engine bay I wil mount at each side one plate (with an cut out hole) with an "tube" welded on that plate. This completed plate will be screwed to the firewall (were also is drilled two large holes). And also sorry to say, but no pics yet. But when the chassis comes more to the end I will be going further on the body. I will post pics as soon as I can. :D

From your experience with these scoop, how complicated a job is it to install? Is the remmele kit comes complete, with the proper mounting instructions? At first I want to say that I don't have an Remmele set but an Remmele-look-a-like set bought by www.kevertuning.nl. You buy them without any instructions! But if you have questions you always can call Frank (verry nice guy who always want to help you).

Till now the installation is not quite complicated or so. Rustrepair is more complicated than this ;)

Thank you for your answers and keep on with the good work.
Louis

Thanks Louis!!!

Racelook
January 23rd 2006, 17:30
So yesterday worked an couple of hours on the bug. I had bad luck with the heater so I had to work in the cold .. but hell yeah. 8-[

Yesterday I cut out an earlier reparation. I was to bad welded in (one of my first weldings ever).

He's out.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23846.jpg

Then "knocked" some sheet metal, welded it in and grinded it smooth. Just like of factory Smile
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/23847.jpg

The side will be welded of soon (with an heavier welder).

After that I brushed all the weldings clear so I can seam weld them soon.

Wiebrand

thelazerviking
January 23rd 2006, 22:09
it looks like a pretty good job

thelazerviking
January 23rd 2006, 22:10
by the way, what are you planning on putting in the car concerning the engine?

martilo
January 24th 2006, 07:22
Thank you very much for the great answer Wiebrand.
Louis

Racelook
January 24th 2006, 07:36
by the way, what are you planning on putting in the car concerning the engine?
Because of less on money the first year(s) it will be an original 1600 (with spagetti-header and bigger "sproeiers" (don't know english work for it). When I have some money, I will buy another 1600 and built that up with an turbo. After that (if I ever come to this point :rolleyes: ) there will be some kind of 2 Liter with Bi-Turbo or with G60 and turbo.

But that's all in the future.

Wiebrand

AusSuper
January 24th 2006, 18:57
AWESOME car weibrand, looks brilliant, yours seems to be going down the similar road to me, inspirational, im guessing the word you were looking for may have been valves? um, love the car, top work, im doing mine to the same extent, like inside the tunnel etc, so it will be 100% rust free, but the main difference is...

Im going water cooled subaru!!! hot damn its going to have some HUGE balls! keep the updates coming aswell :agree:

Racelook
January 26th 2006, 18:32
Thanks mate!

So, tonight my brother wanted to help me, so we made some good progress.

At first we grinded some seams blank, so we can seam weld it the next time.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24015.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24017.jpg

Also better welded a couple of holes and old weldings and grinded a hole lot of old weldings. The chassis is now ready for seamwelding and after that for some paint.

Then also drilled some small holes for better drainage in the future.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24018.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24019.jpg

Then welded better the bracket for the Sparco fuel-inlet.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24021.jpg

After that we grinded some welds on the sidepanel, and beat out some dents in the door and near the fuel-inlet. This is the totalpicture till now.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24022.jpg

Bye

Wiebrand

Racelook
February 9th 2006, 19:24
Today it was the plan to work several hours on my car, but after all I could only find 2 hours that I could work on my car.

Tonight seam welded my chassis. It was the plan to seamweld hole the chassis, so the napoleonhut, the chassishead, along the chassistunnel and at the back the gearboxforks. But only the chassishead and the napoleonhead could be seam welded. The gearboxforks were too much corrode by rust and the floorpans are too tin so we could not weld nicely on that places.

Some pics.

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24808.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24809.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/24810.jpg

Wiebrand

coxy-ben
February 11th 2006, 17:53
hi !

you are not frightened by the futur weight of your superbeetle ?? :confused: :eek:



Ben

Axl
February 11th 2006, 23:17
hi !

you are not frightened by the futur weight of your superbeetle ?? :confused: :eek:



Ben

I am asuming he will have a strong enough engine to overcome the added weight from all the additions and strengthening .

Racelook
February 15th 2006, 20:16
Tonight from 8 till half past 11 worked on my car.

At first welded 4 nuts on the chassishead for mounting an skidplate.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25036.jpg

After that maked an schedule for the bolts and other things that have to be bought or be immersed.

Wiebrand

Racelook
February 16th 2006, 19:30
Tonight founded two hours were I could work om my car. Brushed with the grinder an spindel, steeringaxle and an brake clean. Also I almost made the list of bolts/nuts/etc compleet for my car.

WIebrand

jonas_linder
February 17th 2006, 05:09
Tonight founded two hours were I could work om my car. Brushed with the grinder an spindel, steeringaxle and an brake clean. Also I almost made the list of bolts/nuts/etc compleet for my car.

WIebrand

Looks great Wiebrand!

To bad you don't live in Sweden, if so I would have made you a great deal on bolts ;)

Racelook
February 20th 2006, 08:08
That would indeed be nice... :laugh: .. But it al comes together.

Yesterday worked from 3pm till half past 11pm.

Had an verry good party saturdaynight, so after an heavy revalidation it was time to get back to work. Just bruised my pink and had also 2 stealbrushhairs standing in my forhead. Put hell yeah, that's life :rolleyes: .

Brushed several things 'clear'.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25209.jpg

And also finished the list of bolts and things that has to be bought or zincked.

Wiebrand

Racelook
February 23rd 2006, 20:00
So tonight found some time (2,5 hours) that I spend on my car.

ANd again it was time to brush several things of the chassis clear.

The result:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25399.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25400.jpg

See ya next time
Wiebrand

Racelook
February 25th 2006, 15:49
Time for some pics of yesterday. Had an short day on school, so I could work some hours on my car.

At first the, on wednesdayevening ordered, products came in yesterday morning. Everything good packed and good quality. NICE :D
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25428.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25429.jpg

Then it was time to again brush some things clear. See the pic underneath.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25427.jpg

Greetings

Wiebrand

volkdent
February 25th 2006, 16:47
After all you've done, are you really going to use drum brakes?

Jason

Axl
February 25th 2006, 23:01
After all you've done, are you really going to use drum brakes?

Jason

Iwas thinking the same thing!

Racelook
February 28th 2006, 14:56
If I had the money I was already going for BMW-disks..... :o (student)

But yeah.. since this things are bolted on.. I can update them later. Maybe this new plates will be on for a couple of months.. but who will say.

Racelook
March 1st 2006, 19:39
SO after four days of party-ing (carnaval in the Netherlands), it was again time today to work on my bug.

And AGAIN brushed clean several things.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25645.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25646.jpg

Also grinded several weldings and completed the handbrake-bracket.

WIebrand

tommi_nylund
March 4th 2006, 21:23
Im also a bit disappointed about rear drum-brakes, but these are very easily updated later if you want!

How much youre going to lower your car? I was thinking if you can move your front control-arms upwards enough if your car is going to be very low? I meen its not good having inner end of control-arm lower than the wheel-end of it when car is fully loaded with driver etc...

I think it is good idea to make some reinforcements into 03s chassis front as its usually very rusted and weak... Nice job and patience for this kind of things!

Car is very nice! (altough I dont like the curved windscreen so much) Im waiting when we can see it painted...?! :cool:

Mikey
March 4th 2006, 23:33
Great project. looks like it's coming along nicely. :D

On my brakes, I went from drums to Ghia disk, now I'm putting 993 4-pots on all corners.

I am also a student, so I understand where Wirbrand is coming from. That's 1 reason I decided to go Subaru. From the way I looked at it.... Subaru - A lot of work. Vs Type 4 - A lot of money. I'd rather work hard and spend less. Then the other way around. Since I saved a bunch on the engine. I can afford to upgrade everything else.

Good Luck Wiebrand. Keep up the great work.

Racelook
March 5th 2006, 20:23
Thanks for the nice words guys!! :D

Always good for the motivation :laugh:

Past thursday grinded some weldings at the chassishead.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25686.jpg

After that started with "blocking" with P180.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/25684.jpg

Saterdayevening (after work) spend another 4,5 hours (till midight) with cleaning the barn and masking it with plastic.

Racelook
March 5th 2006, 20:24
So today another hour or 10 worked on the car.

As first the underside of the chassis cleaned with "silicone-remover".
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26289.jpg

And then the painting could start.
First good heating, with an air-canon.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26293.jpg

"Throw-away-cup" made
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26294.jpg

Underside of the chassis painted in Epoxy Primer. Onderzijde
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26295.jpg

Upside of the chassis painted in EP.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26298.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26296.jpg

And some lose pieces of the chassis in the EP.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26299.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/26300.jpg

That's it.

Wiebrand

super vw
March 6th 2006, 10:58
Sweet!... so what paint(s) are you using for the chassis and mechanical parts?

Lookin good.... those air/heat cannons are cool eh? wish i had one!


Jonathan

Racelook
March 10th 2006, 06:46
Thanks Jonathan.
Sweet!... so what paint(s) are you using for the chassis and mechanical parts? I'm using 2 layers of EP (Epoxy Primer), the tunnel will be "plamuren", then all the seams of the chassis will be sealed with "strijkkit", then all the underside of the chassis and trailingarms will be set in "Bodyschutz", then most things will be painted in red or black 2K-paints, and as finish everything will be shot in clear.

For all the paint I use 2K.

p.s. for the thing in the " .. " I don't know the English translation of it.

Yesterdayevening I worked from 7 till 11.30p.m. on my car. Checked several lose pieces of the chassis, brushed some things clear and stored them warm and dry.
After that I got further with the list of bolts and to buy thing till 1.00 a.m.

Wiebrand

super vw
March 10th 2006, 11:47
Very nice. Im not sure what brand your using for the under coating of the chassis, but i would recomend using a product from Wurth thats called SKS Black.... or if you wanted to paint it body color with stone protection (EXACTLY LIKE PORSCHE UESED) you could use the SKS Grey. the only down side to the Wurth product is that you must use the Wurth Multi sprayer for there products to look correct (looks like the fatory porsche under coat).
We use it a lot on restorations at work... it's the only way to make it look factory porsche. but it would be nice on a beetle to!

Jonathan

Racelook
March 16th 2006, 09:40
The brand I use for undercoating is Teroson. And I use the grey one.. for an faster and les use of the red paint.

Wurth is also verry good stuff.

Some little update off yesterday.
Bought myself an threatmeasurementtool and checked every lose thing of my car. Measured everything again. And now my list is for 97% completed.

TIME TO BUY SOME NEW STUFF next week.

Wiebrand

Bad bug
March 16th 2006, 23:22
I planon using Por15 on my chasis. What do you guy's think.

Racelook
March 20th 2006, 12:18
I heared several good things of them.

I stay with EP because then I can also bondo right on it (because there is not going any interior in).

Wiebrand

Racelook
March 20th 2006, 12:25
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo what an day was yesterday. This project will be my dead once ;)

Yesterday I maked an 13 hours day at my car.
At 11 o'clock I was in the cold barn. Begun to brush the gearbox clear. What an piece of $h!TT to do... but yeaahhhhhh.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27116.jpg

Then brushed some other lose things clear. Blew the tunnel clean. Masked some holes. Also hanged several things and ungreased them.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27114.jpg

Racelook
March 20th 2006, 12:25
Then mixed the paint. So I could shot the layers of EP around midnight.
At first the inside of the tunnel.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27113.jpg

Then the lose things.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27115.jpg

I could be some nice end of an long day. But I was forgotten that my brother had cleaned the paintinggun and that I haddend to thinner the paint soo much :(

Wiebrand

Racelook
March 23rd 2006, 19:12
So tonight found another hour.

Fitting longer threads for mounting midmount.
Threats exchance for the gearbox.

1:
Make longer threads.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27346.jpg
Left the original one, on the right 2 new ones.

2:
Remove thread out of gearbox.
Welded an nut on the excisting threats.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27347.jpg

Another pic (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27348.jpg/)

3:
Prepare new thread.
Twist 2 nuts against each other on the new thread.
Put on Loctite (blue).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27349.jpg

Loctite 243 (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27350.jpg/)

Racelook
March 23rd 2006, 19:13
4:
Installing new threads.
Differents in lenght is good to see on next picture.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27351.jpg

End resultt:
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27352.jpg

Wiebrand

jonas_linder
March 24th 2006, 10:48
No offence (I can't spelling everything either ;) ) but threat is kinda like "danger"!

The correct word is thread

Looks great, I like your project :) :agree:

oasis
March 24th 2006, 11:14
No offence (I can't spelling everything either ;) ) but threat is kinda like "danger"!
Well, we ain't hear to learn you to speak more better goodly. :drunk:

Racelook
March 24th 2006, 17:21
Oeps Jonas, you're right. I've changed it now :D

Today I had picked up something more than the half of the bolts/nuts/rings etc for my 1303..... and you're going verry fast to the 200 euro!!!!

Next time all the bolts will be blasted and passived, but hell yeah this is some special project :eek:

p.s. there are +/- 610 pieces of bolts/nuts/rings etc.

After that buyed some stuff at Franky's VW Service (www.kevertuning.nl)

And then I ve spend the hole day on removing the clutchleaver from the clutch-axle. hamering, pulling, heatening. Nothing helped, so I cut it lose.

Wiebrand

Racelook
March 29th 2006, 06:11
Update-je from saturday night

Worked from 8 till 11 p.m. (before I went drinking :rolleyes: ). At first pressed the "pitman-arm" of the steeringbox. That gives a big BANG.. (there was 5000 kg pressing on it :D ).
Then drilled holes in the pedals and maked some aluminium plates on the rough size. The aluminium plates will be the contact-area of the pedals.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27646.jpg

Also talked with an guy who is PAYED to transform an Ford Fiesto into an rallycar (Amsterdam-Peking).

On sunday I was out of bed at 9.45 am... with some verry "heavy head" :p . First prepared the gearbox for painting. Than sanded several lose pieces.


Wiebrand

Racelook
March 29th 2006, 06:18
Update from yesterday.

I was verry lucky an day off, so we could work hard on the car. It was the plan to go out of bed at 6.30... but because of an party last monday.. it became 7.00.

Begin with sanding and degreasing of several lose pieces and the gearbox. Then finally this could be shot in EP at 11 o'clock.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27644.jpghttp://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27645.jpg

Man, man it stays difficult to paint every side/hook. Also this time I have to spray almost everything over so everything is covered with EP.Respect for the painters
After that picked up several bolts, also picked up some parts by Franky's. Then picked up some paint, etc.

After that I again started to sand the 100% covered with EP things. First with 320 dry and than 600 wet. There now ready for the final paintcoat.
At last sanded several things that were not for 100% covered wit EP with P180. What an hell of an job is that sanding of these small parts.

Wiebrand

Racelook
March 29th 2006, 18:32
So today I had unexpected also an verry short day. SOo I could start at 1pm with working on my car. Sanded several things and shot everything with an layer of EP, so I could eat at 7.00pm. :rolleyes:

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27682.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27683.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27684.jpg

Wiebrand

Ryan Huebler
March 30th 2006, 01:35
Looking good. I saw you painted your rotors, Will that paint withstand the heat of hard breaking without pealing?

Racelook
March 30th 2006, 18:40
I have an info-page of the paint somewhere. But I now for sure it won't hold on. But I don't give a thing. A car is maked to drive, not to stand as an show model :)

I painted everything, so the inside of the disc maybe will hold his paint on and will be secured against rust.

Wiebrand

Ryan Huebler
March 30th 2006, 19:48
Agreed. A car is useless if you dont drive it and drive it hard. Get some cheap stove paint and then you wont have to worry about rust.

Racelook
April 2nd 2006, 18:36
Update:
Today I had an relax-day :D ... so not an full day working on the car, but I've spend some hours.
Been busy at the handbrake-bracket and the pedals today. Here some not finished result of today.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/27972.jpg
After that the sanding started over again :twisted: .. 15 pieces with small hooks and gabs :?

Wiebrand

fastdub
April 2nd 2006, 19:38
did you use a milling machine to drill those pedals ?

Racelook
April 3rd 2006, 06:40
What's an millingmachine?

WIebrand

zeroaxe
April 3rd 2006, 12:24
A picture speaks a thousand words :D

http://ca.geocities.com/lglg.winn@rogers.com/Mill_1.jpg

fastdub
April 3rd 2006, 13:50
yeah, what he said

or did you use a hand drill, its just i thought it would be too much of a job for one of those little things

Racelook
April 4th 2006, 03:23
Yes I used an bigger sort of milling machine to drill these holes. Till 20mm drils it's okay, if larger i get the milling machine that has no belt, but only cogwheels (up to 70mm drill).

Wiebrand

Racelook
April 16th 2006, 15:40
Last friday completed the handbrake-bracket eand the pedals. After that shot the last parts in the EP.

All the parts of the chassis are now in the Epoxy Primer!!!!!

Today didn't do much, cleaned an little bit.

Wiebrand

Supa Ninja
April 16th 2006, 17:41
Your project is coming along nicely :agree:

ccain529
April 16th 2006, 20:34
Wow Racelook! Nice work!!!!

coxy-ben
April 22nd 2006, 08:12
hi wiebrand !

some news ??? :confused:


Benoit

Racelook
April 23rd 2006, 18:51
Sorry Bennoit.

There's not verry much news, but there's some;

Past week didn't do much on the bug. We had to finish the racecar for past wednesday, because we went racing on circuit Zandvoort. What an experience was that!! SUPER COOL!!!! Cruizing with 175km/h on the straight, full in the brakes and with squeesing tyres through the corners LOVING IT !!

Today started with bonding the chassistunnel. Quite an difficult job that bonding. Looks easier than it is.

No pics today

Wiebrand

Racelook
April 30th 2006, 13:31
Today bondo-ed (i don't know an other word for it) the tunnel of the chassis. Stays and quite difficult job, but it
s nicely done.

Also masked everything so I can spray filler (higbuild primer) soon.

Wiebrand

Chris Percival
May 2nd 2006, 15:59
I maked it with an "verzettang". (I don't know the word of it in English)
Just like the left thing on this pic
http://www.rustbuster.nl/Aanbiedingen/Pons-verzettangen.jpg

In the UK we call them 'jogglers'.. Keep up the good work, you keep me fired up about my own project: www.fastbug.net..

Racelook
May 2nd 2006, 18:41
Thanks Chris.

Today picked up some filler at the shop from Upol (PPG).

Soon I will spray it on.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 3rd 2006, 17:42
"Soon" was verry early this week ;)

Tonight I sprayed the filler on (3 layers). Worked out quite well.

Soon the real work (sanding) begins.

Wiebrand

Dasdubber
May 4th 2006, 02:43
Hey Wiebrand - keep up the good work, I've been watching your progress! :agree:

Racelook
May 8th 2006, 07:05
Here some pics of last wednesday.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30410.jpg

Front (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30411.jpg)
Rear (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30412.jpg)

Wiebrand

zeroaxe
May 8th 2006, 09:02
Hey Wiebrand,

I notice two different colours on your floor pan. Is the center already painted in the colour that the whole floorpan is going to be in?

Keep up the good work, your updates keep me going too :D

Racelook
May 8th 2006, 09:23
I notice two different colours on your floor pan. Is the center already painted in the colour that the whole floorpan is going to be in?
Thanks..

No, this is the filler I layed on. When that is sanded, the real color can be sprayed on.

Wiebrand

zeroaxe
May 8th 2006, 09:56
Ah ok. So the pans itself are still in Epoxy primer? I think I get it now.

I am currently busy scraping off the rubbish that is painted underneath my floorpan as we speak. Once that is done, hopefully my boss will give me a price on how much it will be to sandblast my chassis. Then it should be painted in Epoxy primer too(but I want to finish the welding work first, obviously)...

Vincent
May 9th 2006, 13:26
Race look very nice project you have going Keep it up you are going to have one very stiff fun to drive super when your done.

Racelook
May 10th 2006, 18:56
Thanks guys.

@zeroaxe.. jep pans are still in Epoxy Primer

Today sanded the tunnel of the chassis with P320. Sadly sanded through the filler on the bare metal, so there has to be sprayed another layer on.

Masked the pan and sprayed another layer of filler on. Then let it dry in the sunlight.

Tomorrow the welding begins again :D

Wiebrand

coxy-ben
May 11th 2006, 00:55
welding again ???????? :eek: :eek:

what ??

GL-Aussielooker
May 12th 2006, 01:44
And on sunday it was Budel 2005.. what an great show and what was it hot.. Burned to the skin YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH :D

Final result of the Cup-strebe.

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/20062005011402.jpg


Wiebrand

I am just courious about all this bracing. New to the vw scene and wanted to know what it is for?

Racelook
May 12th 2006, 06:17
It gives the gearbox-horns and the mounting of the schockabsorber more strenght, stiffnes. The triangel-shape that ya made with that gives the extra stiffnes. For big engines this is (almost) an must-have.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 12th 2006, 06:23
Sooooooooooooooo, what an day was yesterday.

At 8 o'clock I stood at the metal"shop" and more than 16,5 hours after that I was back at home.

The day:
I made an nice planning for the day, but sadly I had to reject it at the first thing I did that morning. I was at the metalshop yesterdaymorning, and sadly the guy didn't had time that day to cut some steal for me (one-man-firm, good guy and good prices). Ayeah than that has to go another time.

Then I again started with sanding the lose pices of my chassis. First with 320 after that with 800. What an ****ty job is that (but hell yeah someone got to do it ;) ). Next time I certainly will go wet-in-wet.

The rest of the text and pictures will come this evening (I forgot the time, and have to go now :cool: )

Wiebrand

GL-Aussielooker
May 12th 2006, 09:40
Is that a part/kit you can buy, I know that you made it yourself. Very nice work . :agree:

Racelook
May 12th 2006, 16:45
You can buy it as an kit on several suppliers here in Europe. o.a. CSP and GWD.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 12th 2006, 16:52
So here is the rest of the update of yesterday;
In the afternoon I got to the paintshop, buyed an new paintgun and asked some info. Sanded again some stuff and started with preparing some pieces for painting.

After dinner finished the preparing of the pieces, degreesed all the stuff and finally painted the pieces with my NEW paintgun. I took some time to get used on it, but what an great gun, much more injustable as the other one.
Sprayed the black 2K paint in several layers and layed an layer of clear on top (not standard).

When again the paintgun was cleaned I was at home around 0.40 a.m.

16,5 hours of work :D

GReetings Wiebrand

Here some pics of the result;
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30932.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30933.jpg
Gearbox (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30934.jpg)

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/30935.jpg

zeroaxe
May 12th 2006, 17:35
Man, that looks good! What gun did you buy? And if you dont mind me asking how much you paid for it? I cant really find a good quality gun here in France in the DIY shops(when I say good quality, I mean just by looking at them through the packaging in the shops. They all look 'un-refined', if that makes sense?) I have worked with a DeVillbis(sp?) gun in S.Africa when I used to work on airplanes, and my gun was REAL GOOD quality back then. Just a shame that it got stolen out of the shed at some point(man I was upset when my mom told me!!!). The plus point is that I didnt even have to pay for it!...... :bawling:

Racelook
May 12th 2006, 18:18
Sata's and DeVillbis are the best (if I may trust the guys at the paintshop).

I don't have the money for that guns (+/-180-300 euro), so I asked them what was an good gun for an good price.

And they recommended this one, it is an remake of an mark gun (from which I can't remember the name). And it's cost only 60 excl (around 75 euros incl), I find it good adjustable and finally I can buy every lose piece on it again!!! And there were nozle from smaller than 1mm till 3mm.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 17th 2006, 18:57
So yesterday night sanded another four hours on the tunnel. Last time after sanding with 320 shot on an control-layer. Yesterday sanded the control-layer with 320, than antoher control-layer and then sanded with 800.

Sadly sanded throught the filler +/- 10 times so I picked the 1K filler and shot some of that on the spots. Next time an little sanding on that places and were finally going to paint the pan.

Here some pics of how the pan was yesterday afternoon.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31288.jpg

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 21st 2006, 17:04
So, Today i've been bussy again.

At first set the chassis on the self-made dolly.

It's so nice that you can move the car on your own, without help of someone else. GREAT =D>

Than sanded the underside of the pan with 800, then masked the upsaide of the pan, then degreased the top of the pan. Mixing some paint and shot it on..................


RED
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31596.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31597.jpg
RED (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31598.jpg)
RED #2 (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31599.jpg)

At first I was afraid that the paint wasn't good any more after standign still for more than 2,5-3 years. But luckily it was as spraybale as new.

After that I sanded (10 though 15) lose pieces of the pan (with 320 and 800).

Wiebrand

p.s. for the guys that things; where's the sealer and the bodyschutz? They will be added thus week.

Axl
May 22nd 2006, 00:12
Now that's HOT! Awesome colour choice!

Racelook
May 27th 2006, 13:42
Just quickly some pics of the painting of last monday.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31778.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31779.jpg

And now the story of past 2 days;
The day before yesterday I started at 7 o'clock p.m. with scotch-ing the underside of the pan. Then masking, than degreasing, then bringing on the sealer. The sealer has to be on that day, so I could spray bodyschutz over the next day. What a $hit job that sealer #@*&(^#@ :twisted: , but it's done. At half past 11 the pan is turned over and the handling repeats and I finally was ready at 2.30 am!!!

What an hobby. :roll:

Sealed the underside
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31780.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31781.jpg

Masked the upside
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31782.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31783.jpg

Racelook
May 27th 2006, 13:43
Yesterday (thursday) started with sealing some lose pieces of the chassis, the turned over the chassis and again degreased it. After that sprayed on some bodyschutz.
Bodyschutz
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31784.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31785.jpg

And than I finally could start sandblasting AGAIN :twisted: When I came home it was already today (friday).
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/31786.jpg

Greetings
Wiebrand

Racelook
May 28th 2006, 07:18
Yesterday evening, before I got to the party, sprayed the underside of the pan with bodyschutz and some lose things.
Today (late in the afternoon) hope to turn over the pan and spray the other side of the pan and the front control arms.

Wiebrand

Racelook
May 28th 2006, 18:20
So the top of the chassis and the front control arms are sprayed with bodyschutz by my brother, because I had to drink some beer:rolleyes:

Wiebrand

ccain529
May 29th 2006, 09:47
Wow Wiebrand! Nice...Very nice! :agree:
I've been following the progress of your car closely! It seems like my day isn't complete unless I check your thread for a little eye candy!
It's like porn for gearheads!:laugh:

Racelook
May 30th 2006, 07:34
Wow Wiebrand! Nice...Very nice! :agree:
I've been following the progress of your car closely! It seems like my day isn't complete unless I check your thread for a little eye candy!
It's like porn for gearheads!:laugh:
Hahahaha:laugh:

Thanks mate.

I always hope to keep the process rolling..

Here some pics of the "spraywork" of last sunday.

Lose pieces
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32150.jpg

Racelook
May 30th 2006, 07:35
Top of the chassis
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32151.jpg
backside (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32152.jpg)

alt+f4
June 6th 2006, 17:16
make any more progress on it?

I love watching this project.

Racelook
June 14th 2006, 17:34
Finally after 2 weeks I found time again for my car (al was it only 1,5 hour).

Sealed the interior-side of the pan almost completely. Tomorrow an little piece and than finally it's ready for the toplayer.

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 20th 2006, 07:26
At first some pics of last thursday at an hour or 11 pm

Some lose pieces and the underside of the pan sprayed in the last layer of red and an extra layer of clear.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32949.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32950.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/32951.jpg

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 20th 2006, 07:29
And here some pics of last sunday. When I was at my car around 8.30 in the morning (and that after an heavy saturday night :roll: ). Some sanding, degreasing anfinally spraying.

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/33579.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/33580.jpg

Quite straight for the first time? Isn't it?
Shinny!!! (http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/33581.jpg)
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/33582.jpg

Chef directeur B-Tuning

tom'72
June 20th 2006, 12:58
Very nice paintjob there Racelook

turboL
June 21st 2006, 06:07
Sorry to go back in time a while Wiebrand but how did you fix your fuel lines in your tunnel and how much clearance did you make for pedal/clutch hook.,did you bend that first then put tubes in to the tunnel.Did you do the end bends while tubes were in tunnel or what.Sorry to ask obvious questions but Im about to start doing my fuel lines for my 2.4 turbo type 1 and need all the help I can get.Im 2 years into my build 1303 75 model but its got parts from many differrent cars Boxter S Brakes 944 hubs 18 inch five spoke Porch wheels.Motor was assembled by Scat USA and heaps more stuff.Im very envious of your cage,Ive bought the pipe bender trying to get to Roll cage but fuel comes first.Your project looks great cant wait to see it finished.Good luck JS from Australia

Racelook
June 22nd 2006, 09:18
Thanks JS!!! Love all the good reactions that I get of all over the world!!! That keeps the good work up!!

For the fuellines;
I first cut out an piece of metal at the "rearlegs" (as to see on the pics) and at the front of the original outlet.
I put the fuellines in from the front (through that opening). Before I put them I make one "sharp" turn at the front, with an lengt so the line just can go through that opening in the front. Than lay that line on top ot the tunnel and see where it has to be bend at the back to go to the "rearlegs" (you have to make an soft S-turn in it). Don't bend it too sharp or you won't get it in.

After that put the line through the opening in the front and push it to the back (sometime an little hitting with an hamer is neccesary). When it is at the original fuelline outlet make it fit. And at last you bend th fielline up at the rear. After that weld back the pieces that you cutted out.

Here is an map with pics.. I hope you can get what I'm saying.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/my_photos.php?id=2004

If you have more questions, just ask.

Suc6 Wiebrand

Racelook
June 22nd 2006, 09:20
This morning picked up some stuff at the zinck-plater
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/33879.jpg

Wiebrand

turboL
June 25th 2006, 23:28
Thanx a lot man you have done a greate job.Im using 12mm aluminium tube I got from speed floww,so its soft and ezy to bend.Im gonna put plastic tube over that to protect from wear.Also going to weld some brackets into tunnel so I can solid mount the tube as well *** cable ties where ever I can .I will cut similar holes to you and another infront of the gear shift as I want the fuel lines in very tight so there will be no leeks later on.Imagine fuel pumping out, fills up tunnel then BOOM.Ill post some pics when I have finished I hope it looks half as good as your job.Thanx so much for your help and keep on rocking.I also noticed you have done some work to the front control arm mounts on your pan, is this for better steering ,as you are going very low I supose bump steer will be a drama.Please explain???Take care JS

Racelook
June 26th 2006, 18:25
I also noticed you have done some work to the front control arm mounts on your pan, is this for better steering ,as you are going very low I supose bump steer will be a drama.Please explain???Take care JS
That's the work for a car that is going low and have to be an verry thight handling car. I reinforced the front control arms, and to be sure that the mounts won't brake I reinforced them too (the force that first was transmitted in the arms is after the reinforcing of the arms "moved" to the mounts). Now the force is transported directly to the mount (chassishead) and to the frontshocks. (and I hope that none of them is going to brake in the several years:rolleyes: )

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 27th 2006, 10:32
Yesterday, after an half day of relaxing I was sober again (is that the right word?) and I could start again with working on the car. Sanded several things, masked some things and then again it was time for spraying again. For some reason I mixed the paint too thin so I get 'lopers' all the time. Bad **** because then I have to sand again.

Today I started sanding again, degreasing, etc. and finally some painting in red and clear.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34246.jpg

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 28th 2006, 07:46
So, last night and this morning started with sorting out the bits and bolts that I had zinkc-ed.

Here some pics (sorry for the size :roll: )
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34280.jpghttp://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34281.jpg

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34282.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34283.jpg

Wiebrand

Racelook
June 29th 2006, 06:25
Last night sprayed the last parts (ten) red. Now only 25 - 30 parts have to be sprayed in black. And after that finally everything can be assembled.

Wiebrand

zeroaxe
June 29th 2006, 07:33
Wiebrand,

OMG! This is insane. Man, it looks good. Keep the pace going and bring in the pics, thick and fast!:agree:

Racelook
June 30th 2006, 05:46
Hahaha.. thanks mate!!

Yesterdayevening sprayed till 0.30a.m. a part or 10-15 in black. Tomorrow antoher ten parts and all the painting of the chassis is done.

Wiebrand

zeroaxe
June 30th 2006, 05:58
So you painted some more parts then? Geesh, I would've expected some pics at least!!!!

:laugh:

So once you have finished bolting your chassis back together, mine would be ready for you to work on;)

Racelook
July 2nd 2006, 15:57
So once you have finished bolting your chassis back together, mine would be ready for you to work on;) No problem, bring him on ;)

Hahaha and pics there will be;
So here some pics of the red stuffl
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34467.jpg

Today sanded some things, hang them, degreased, prepared the gun, maked the paint and spraying => BLACK
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34468.jpg

Racelook
July 2nd 2006, 15:58
After that mounted the midmount on the gearbox.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34471.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34469.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34470.jpg

NICE NICE

Good mounting to the gearbox.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/34472.jpg

Probably the mid-mounts will be on sale by B-Tuning Holland soon

Wiebrand

turboL
July 4th 2006, 23:56
Hey Mate from JS down under!,Parts look amazing the cars going to look greate so much detail.Ive got my fuel lines in ,I used 12mm aluminium from Earls ,thanks for the inspiration and advice.JS

Racelook
July 6th 2006, 06:46
Hey nice man.

P.s. you check if you can get the shiftingpipe in it afterworths?
Mine luckily did yesterday:D

Wiebrand

p.s. soon more pics of the build-up.

56oval
July 6th 2006, 08:03
I don,t think that gearbox is going to move with that mount/brace nice work.are you going to wrap everything in bubble wrap as you put things together .:agree: :agree: :agree:

Racelook
July 7th 2006, 09:50
bubble wrap Yes I had two boxes full with that stuff. All the painted stuff is waiting in that wrap to the point it's going to be build-up.

Wiebrand

Racelook
July 10th 2006, 05:49
Last saturday I didn't had to work hole day, so I could work on my car again.
Here some pics.
Pieces in bubblewrap
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35129.jpg

Work place
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35122.jpg

Build-up the gearbox, mounted the gearbox, handbrake bracket, shifthandle and one front arm.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35124.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35125.jpg
By the way, it was quite difficult to get the front arm in with the urethane stuff from Topline. Had to bend the mountings an little bit because the urethane is just to wide.

Some pieces
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35126.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35127.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35128.jpg

Also started with building up the IRS-arms.

Grt Wiebrand

jonas_linder
July 10th 2006, 19:17
looks great, as always :)

turboL
July 12th 2006, 06:06
Sent you a reply to your message box thanks a lot for your help brother,very jelouse of how good your bug is looking what sort of mods have you done to tha box eg LSD gear ratios etc? Cheers JS

Tedzbug
July 12th 2006, 15:30
this is a truly amazing build up......... love to see the progess

Racelook
July 12th 2006, 18:04
Thanks for the nice response guys, I keeps me motivated:D

@ JS
I didn't do any modification on the gearbox, because I don't have the money for it. Only maked sure (with the 2 selfmade brackets) that it never can turn sideways. The fact that I didn't reinforced any gears or so is because I don't have any money over to build an big engine in the near future, so an reinforced gearbox was not necessary.

Wiebrand

56oval
July 13th 2006, 21:11
looking good careful,careful.:D

Dasdubber
July 15th 2006, 07:31
Nice work Wiebrand - looking good!

turboL
July 15th 2006, 08:40
The stock boxes are pretty bullet proof anyway,I hear people breakin CVs more than blowing up boxes,I think you are gonna have one very solid bug when you are finished the G box mount is a work of art,as is the rest of the car.

Racelook
July 16th 2006, 18:54
Thanks guys.

Today assambled the pedals.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35603.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35604.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35605.jpg

Also mounted the springplates. Now have to think of something so I can lift them up to the fixing point. Is this position any good for aan low bug??
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/35606.jpg

Also mounted the two outer bearings in the IRS-arms and started with building up the brakes.

Wiebrand

jonas_linder
July 17th 2006, 14:44
Damn that's nice :eek:

If it's low you wont need any thing to push it up ;)

Set it, finish the car and then do it again.. it's almost impossible to get it correct the first time around ;)

Racelook
July 18th 2006, 18:44
Hahahaha NO NO Jonas;)

Today pressed the bearings in the IRS-arms, mounted the springplates and build-up an little of the front spindles.

Wiebrand

Racelook
July 25th 2006, 18:22
Today worked again on the car.

Build-up the drumbrakes
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/36132.jpg

Build-up the IRS-arms en mounted them and one driveaxle.
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/36133.jpg
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/36134.jpg

Also build-up the two spindles
http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/36135.jpg

Wiebrand

Axl
July 25th 2006, 20:20
I really like what you are doing with this car so far , and I like how you have gone with an orange colour as compared to the black almost everyone goes for . Keep up the good work, and keep posting more pics!

ccain529
July 25th 2006, 21:42
Wow Wiebrand!!!
As always your work is TOP NOTCH!!!:agree:
You could eat off of that thing! If that were mine I'd have to put floor mats on the outside and make people wipe their feet before they get in!:laugh:
You never disappoint! Keep us updated!

oasis
July 26th 2006, 02:50
I like how you have gone with an orange colour as compared to the black almost everyone goes for

Very good point. I totally agree. It is beautiful.

chug_A_bug
July 26th 2006, 13:48
WOW that's all I can say and ccain529 about the floormats great Idea