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hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 17:27
Hi, I'm from Mexico.
I work in a mid engine tubular chasis.

Engine: V8 4.2l 32 valve From Audi A8
Transmission : 5sp. trans. from Audi A4

The chasis:

http://img167.exs.cx/img167/7427/beetlechassis029qc.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img44.echo.cx/img44/7988/dscf00011pe.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img44.echo.cx/img44/4949/dscf00024kx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img44.echo.cx/img44/6619/dscf00036tb.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 17:28
more:

http://img44.echo.cx/img44/6259/dscf00042sj.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img192.echo.cx/img192/1526/vw317zn.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img192.echo.cx/img192/690/vw308rf.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img192.echo.cx/img192/9126/vw325xt.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 17:29
http://img192.echo.cx/img192/5203/vw338mt.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img192.echo.cx/img192/7254/vw340iv.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img130.echo.cx/img130/6272/dscf00040ho.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 17:31
Fron suspension (aluminium doble A-arms)

http://img173.echo.cx/img173/4707/dscf00101nw.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img173.echo.cx/img173/4056/dscf00117os.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Unas del interior como quedara el motor y roll cage.


http://img173.echo.cx/img173/1711/dscf00125uh.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img173.echo.cx/img173/9413/dscf00131km.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Racelook
July 4th 2005, 18:34
WHWHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. HOLY HOLY SMOOKS!!

Am I dreaming? :sleep:

Damn.. that;s just some verry verry nice fabrication!!!

Keep us updated!!!

Wiebrand :D

yetibone
July 4th 2005, 18:48
Oh my!.. :eek:

That's bad-@$$!

DORIGTT
July 4th 2005, 19:46
Damn! I'd been wanting to build that same chassis!

Check out http://www.rorty-design.com/content/beetle.htm for information on that setup he's using.

Nice

volkdent
July 4th 2005, 21:17
Hugo,

OMG, you've gone and done it! Now you officially have the hottest VW Bug EVER. I'm not joking here. When this is finished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be as amazing. Thanks so much for doing this, you've established the highest of bars to reach!

If I'm not mistaken that IS Bob Frost-Stevenson's design (rorty-design). He's designed my front end as well.

Sincerely,

Jason Ford

hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 22:27
Thanks.
yes, the chassis is from rorty-design (with some modification)

volkdent
July 4th 2005, 22:31
Yeah, SOME modification! Those are Audi front control arms? How are you setting up the geometry? I like the idea of cast aluminum arms, less momentum during travel.

Jason

hugovw1976
July 4th 2005, 22:39
No.
The entire front suspesion is from Corvette C4.

oicdn
July 4th 2005, 23:31
holy hell...that thing is gonna be fast as hell......

DORIGTT
July 5th 2005, 07:35
Are you doing the fabrication yourself or having a shop do it?

How much time do you have into it at the point of your pics?

Are the bars that tie the rear-most subframe to the main hoop removeable to allow removing the engine?

Any idea what the balance of the chassis will be with that sexy lump out back?

Thanks in advance.

DORIGTT

zen
July 5th 2005, 09:26
that is going to be pretty sick. great powerplant. please do keep us updated. would love to see a GL.com feature article on it.

hugovw1976
July 5th 2005, 10:17
Are you doing the fabrication yourself or having a shop do it?

How much time do you have into it at the point of your pics?

Are the bars that tie the rear-most subframe to the main hoop removeable to allow removing the engine?

Any idea what the balance of the chassis will be with that sexy lump out back?

Thanks in advance.

DORIGTT

I have a friend that helpme in the fabrication, becose he do many chasis for race.

The proyect start 06/april/05. Proyecto (http://www.vochoclub.com/foro/?board=modifica;action=display;num=1117823269)


Yes the bars are removeable.

We calculate 45 front/55 rear .

Sandeep
July 5th 2005, 11:06
Incredible is all I have to say ... that mother is going to be FAST ! :righton: :clap:

Sandeep

Kafer_Mike
July 5th 2005, 22:31
All I can say is...

http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/eek2.gif

volkdent
July 7th 2005, 22:50
Hey Hugo, do you have more pics of your car before? It looked pretty awesome then. The one in your Mexican VW Forums avitar looks really good. I'd just like to get a couple from you. Keep the pics coming on the build too!

Jason

DORIGTT
July 7th 2005, 23:40
It was going to be fast...that is until he decided to put a 40 horse motor in it :laugh:

vujade
July 8th 2005, 00:03
thats freakin' sick!!!

I wonder if you could use that chassis for a Ghia?

DORIGTT
July 8th 2005, 07:42
I spoke/e-mailed the guy at Rorty-design and the only thing that needs modification is the sections that attach to the heater channels. As you may know, the Ghia's pan is wider. That's the only difference.

C'mon! Let's do it.

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 10:10
Hey Hugo, do you have more pics of your car before? It looked pretty awesome then. The one in your Mexican VW Forums avitar looks really good. I'd just like to get a couple from you. Keep the pics coming on the build too!

Jason

Some pictures (before I Start with my new proyect Bug .:R42)

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/3192/DSCF0003.jpg

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/7599/DSCF0004.jpg

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/7352/DSCF0007.jpg

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/1710/DSCF0008.jpg

The pics of the build maybe for the next week becose this week I can work on the car, and don't have any news.

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 10:11
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/7051/DSCF0009.jpg

http://img59.exs.cx/img59/4815/DSCF0016.jpg

http://img59.exs.cx/img59/21/VW1976107.jpg

http://img46.exs.cx/img46/8120/VW13.jpg

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 10:12
http://img46.exs.cx/img46/6365/vw18.jpg

http://img46.exs.cx/img46/1333/VW197617.jpg

http://img46.exs.cx/img46/2503/VW197618.jpg

http://img46.exs.cx/img46/182/VW197619.jpg

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 10:17
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5971/e01301028dq.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/613/2355820ps.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3316/2355855fv.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4807/2355887sh.jpg

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 10:18
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2527/2355900ip.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5999/e01301015oy.jpg

Steve C
July 8th 2005, 10:31
Hi

That car looks amazing as it was. No room in the back now for speakers?

Steve

zen
July 8th 2005, 10:33
great car and great pics.

hugovw1976
July 8th 2005, 11:18
Hi

That car looks amazing as it was. No room in the back now for speakers?

Steve

Yes no room for the speakers, but room for the sound of the V8 :laugh:

beetle1303
July 8th 2005, 13:29
That's a really nice ride dude:) Please take a look at the interior/electrical foroum about the HID thread (last post was by me about a minute before this one)

If you are running HIDs please share some of your knowledge. I didnt want to highjack your thead so please se the other one:o

Thanx,
Chris

volkdent
July 8th 2005, 17:59
Hugo, you can put a 12" up front in the passenger foot well. A small box is built just big enough for the woofer to sit in that seals against the top of the footwell. Then, a hole is cut above and is sealed to the box air volume box residing in the hood area. Helps with weight balance as well. A fiberglass box would work better because it would weigh less and keep the center of gravity lower, but I wanted to make sure it worked well first.

Thanks for the pics, it is and will be a beautiful AND mean car!

I forgot to ask you, how much wider are your fenders than stock? And are those Porsche pattern BBS wheels? What are the offsets and what car where they intended for?

Jason

SilverBullet
July 9th 2005, 09:20
Man, that is one awesome bug you've got! Love those BBS CH rims. :)

hugovw1976
July 9th 2005, 14:24
Hugo, you can put a 12" up front in the passenger foot well. A small box is built just big enough for the woofer to sit in that seals against the top of the footwell. Then, a hole is cut above and is sealed to the box air volume box residing in the hood area. Helps with weight balance as well. A fiberglass box would work better because it would weigh less and keep the center of gravity lower, but I wanted to make sure it worked well first.

Thanks for the pics, it is and will be a beautiful AND mean car!

I forgot to ask you, how much wider are your fenders than stock? And are those Porsche pattern BBS wheels? What are the offsets and what car where they intended for?

Jason


Looks grate thanks for the pics.



the fenders are 2.5" wider (front) and 3" wider (rear) from Creative Car Craft like yours. actually they say me that the fender are the first they sell for mexico.

the bolt pattern are 5 x 120 (BMW)

originally are for BMW M3 (E46)
front 19 x 8.5 +35mm offset,
rear 19 x 10 +20mm offset.

Rorty
July 9th 2005, 20:39
Hi Hugo, Great job!
That's a really nice looking conversion you've started there and a good choice of engine and powertrain too!
I particularly like the substitution of the Corvette front suspension components (if a little heavy though IMHO) which really look the mutt's nuts.
I will be following your build closely, along with everyone else here! Good luck with it all and please keep us posted!

hugovw1976
July 9th 2005, 22:26
Hi Hugo, Great job!
That's a really nice looking conversion you've started there and a good choice of engine and powertrain too!
I particularly like the substitution of the Corvette front suspension components (if a little heavy though IMHO) which really look the mutt's nuts.
I will be following your build closely, along with everyone else here! Good luck with it all and please keep us posted!

Thanks.

This project can't be posible without your help.

I bought the plans on febraury and the project come true. :agree:

volkdent
July 22nd 2005, 23:49
What's the latest Hugo?

Jason

hugovw1976
July 23rd 2005, 20:16
What's the latest Hugo?

Jason




There is no news, because I have a lot of work, and I'm still waiting for some items for the rear suspension from North carolina (ebay).

coffinator
July 28th 2005, 15:37
Hugo, I am interested in your headlights. Did you make them or buy them??

thanks, mike

hugovw1976
July 28th 2005, 18:41
Hugo, I am interested in your headlights. Did you make them or buy them??

thanks, mike
I make them.

coffinator
August 7th 2005, 15:49
What parts from what cars did you use or did you just find what you wanted and put it together. Do you have some pics of the project? I like them and I am looking to make some.

thanks,
mike

hugovw1976
August 7th 2005, 18:25
What parts from what cars did you use or did you just find what you wanted and put it together. Do you have some pics of the project? I like them and I am looking to make some.

thanks,
mike

Check this forum: HID (http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=2655&page=3)

Panelfantastic
August 7th 2005, 20:50
The car was beautiful to start with! Looks like it will be even more beautiful!


Maybe I should start looking into an LS1 panel... hhmmm. :cool:

oicdn
August 8th 2005, 07:47
Holy Christ...

coffinator
August 8th 2005, 14:35
Hugo,
I might be wrong but isn't that v8 watercooled? I dont know much about AUDI. Where do you plan on putting your radiator? Thats the problem I kept running into when I thought about mid-mounting a v8. I thought about doing like Ferrari and putting them just under the back window infront of the rear fender. I dont like the idea of cutting louvers in my hood or deck lid.

thanks,
mike

hugovw1976
August 8th 2005, 18:25
Hugo,
I might be wrong but isn't that v8 watercooled? I dont know much about AUDI. Where do you plan on putting your radiator? Thats the problem I kept running into when I thought about mid-mounting a v8. I thought about doing like Ferrari and putting them just under the back window infront of the rear fender. I dont like the idea of cutting louvers in my hood or deck lid.

thanks,
mike

I'm going to install the radiator in front in the spare tire compartment with a small air intake (like a corvette C4 or something like that).

Panelfantastic
August 17th 2005, 19:59
How do you get the engine out once the car is assembled?
It appears you would have to remove the body every time.

DORIGTT
August 18th 2005, 21:26
I'd say...teleportation? :D

Panelfantastic
August 18th 2005, 21:37
:laugh:
I just wondered why not design it so the whole drivetrain could drop out of the bottom? It looks like the engine may be too wide, but if not, you could design a cradle that bolted to the engine/transaxle and then to the frame... just an idea.

hugovw1976
August 19th 2005, 10:08
:laugh:
I just wondered why not design it so the whole drivetrain could drop out of the bottom? It looks like the engine may be too wide, but if not, you could design a cradle that bolted to the engine/transaxle and then to the frame... just an idea.

I'm thinking in make some hatch in the rear like the New Beetle with the rear spoiler.
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1854/hatch5mv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Panelfantastic
August 25th 2005, 21:41
Hugo,
What type of rear suspension/hubs do you plan to use?
Anymore progress on the car?


Thanks,
Jeff-

Alfito
August 25th 2005, 22:22
Nice work Hugo, I will contact you because we are in the same city
:)

Alfredo

hugovw1976
August 26th 2005, 14:01
Hugo,
What type of rear suspension/hubs do you plan to use?
Anymore progress on the car?


Thanks,
Jeff-

The rear hubs are from Corvette Z06 C5
And the wishbone I need to make it.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9545/d81b1ir.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
August 27th 2005, 20:15
Finally after many hours of testing this is the right geometry of the front suspension.

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2851/dscf00035hf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/1037/dscf00040ou.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2655/dscf00058vj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/945/dscf00066yw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Panelfantastic
August 27th 2005, 20:34
Beautiful!
Keep the pictures coming! I love this project!



Jeff-

ricola
August 28th 2005, 06:48
Great work, keep the pics coming :agree:

Rich

volkdent
August 30th 2005, 02:36
Lookin' good. Still no brakes here, I'm not sure what the delay is, let me know if I should be doing some checking.

Jason

Kataplun
September 6th 2005, 19:28
esta para morirse

volkdent
October 12th 2005, 14:19
Rear brakes came in yesterday. Fronts came today. I'll open up the fronts tonight and make sure it's all there and get some more pics. PM me as to what you want me to do with these beauties!

Jason

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/232503.jpg

Are they big enough? ;)

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/232502.jpg

Jason

71superbug
October 13th 2005, 13:21
does wilwood make a breat kit for beetles?

also. does anyone know if there is a good 4 wheel bolt on system?

or if the tarox rears are out yet?


Anthony

hugovw1976
October 13th 2005, 22:19
does wilwood make a breat kit for beetles?

also. does anyone know if there is a good 4 wheel bolt on system?

or if the tarox rears are out yet?


Anthony

I never seen a bolt on kit from wilwood, but you can check this:

CSP-Shop (http://www.csp-shop.de/cgi-bin/shop2/shop_main.cgi?func=start&wkid=3089693199)


In the section wheels/brakes they have a 4 piston vented disc for the bug

volkdent
October 22nd 2005, 15:03
OK, here's the front caliper. This thing is huge. It is over 10" tall. The rotors are 14". CRAZY! I'm still working on shipping, sorry Hugo. There is a bunch of paperwork to do and I hate paperwork, but I'll get there.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/234004.jpg

Panelfantastic
October 22nd 2005, 17:33
The disc doesn't look like it has a lot of braking area/surface. Almost looks like a motorcyle disc.



Jeff-

volkdent
October 23rd 2005, 00:32
You know, I think that is the rear rotor. I don't think I unpacked the front rotors, but they were in the same size box and had the same diameter. I'm guessing they are going with the fact that more braking torque can be applied the farther you get from the center of rotation. The rear caliper is much smaller, so that is probably the rotor for them. Whatever the case, Hugo's going to have some serious braking.

Jason

Panelfantastic
October 23rd 2005, 18:38
What are these from? Did they include hats or is he using an exsisting hat?
I know, I know, a lot of nosey questions... it's cool stuff and I like hearin' the whole story about how folks choose this over that.
Seems there was a thread not to long ago where a member bought huge brakes and caught a little heat about too much being just too much... :confused:


Jeff-

volkdent
October 23rd 2005, 22:04
You'll have to ask Hugo about his choices. To Hugo's credit, he will have a mid-engined V8 in his, it's going to be a lot heavier than 'boarders.

Jason

Panelfantastic
October 23rd 2005, 22:20
What are these from? Did they include hats or is he using an exsisting hat?

If I had gone back an looked at the early pics, I would have seen the hats... :rolleyes:
It's gonna be an awesome setup!

hugovw1976
October 24th 2005, 20:06
Thanks for all. And sorry, I saw this message after I send you the mp.


OK, here's the front caliper. This thing is huge. It is over 10" tall. The rotors are 14". CRAZY! I'm still working on shipping, sorry Hugo. There is a bunch of paperwork to do and I hate paperwork, but I'll get there.

hugovw1976
October 24th 2005, 20:25
Yes, maybe are to big, but the car will have a V8, and the real reason are the look, I want an aggressive look because I plan to show the car in expositions.

What are these from? Did they include hats or is he using an exsisting hat?
I know, I know, a lot of nosey questions... it's cool stuff and I like hearin' the whole story about how folks choose this over that.
Seems there was a thread not to long ago where a member bought huge brakes and caught a little heat about too much being just too much... :confused:


Jeff-

BigPhattyVW
October 28th 2005, 23:44
WOW :eek:

Wait a minute, .... yeah .... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

Your going to have every VW magazine knocking at your door as soon as this is done!!! My question is did you do any modification to the stock vw suspension to mount those awesome 19" wheels. I saw earlier that you have wider fenders. Did you have to narrow the beam at all?

Thanks
Clint

hugovw1976
November 3rd 2005, 16:45
WOW :eek:

Wait a minute, .... yeah .... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

Your going to have every VW magazine knocking at your door as soon as this is done!!! My question is did you do any modification to the stock vw suspension to mount those awesome 19" wheels. I saw earlier that you have wider fenders. Did you have to narrow the beam at all?

Thanks
Clint


The front beam it's the originall, but I limit the turn about 1/4 of turn.

BigPhattyVW
November 4th 2005, 11:22
Thanks for the info!!!

coffinator
November 8th 2005, 22:34
Hugo, Where did you get your widened fenders from? U.S. or in Mexico? If in the U.S. Where in the U.S? And are they fiberglass or metal?

mike

hugovw1976
November 10th 2005, 18:22
Hugo, Where did you get your widened fenders from? U.S. or in Mexico? If in the U.S. Where in the U.S? And are they fiberglass or metal?

mike

Are made in foberglass.
Check this link:Fenders (http://www.creativecarcraft.com)

volkdent
December 27th 2005, 02:09
Any new pics Hugo? Got those brakes on yet?

Jason

Panelfantastic
December 27th 2005, 07:47
More pics! More pics! More pics! :D



Jeff-

andymatthew
January 2nd 2006, 01:29
SICK :righton:

hugovw1976
January 4th 2006, 10:50
Any new pics Hugo? Got those brakes on yet?

Jason

Unfortunately I have some personal trouble and don't have any news, but I think at the end of month have some new pics.

bow
January 4th 2006, 23:32
hey i have to ask where you got those head lights

hugovw1976
January 6th 2006, 18:32
hey i have to ask where you got those head lights

I made it my self.

bow
January 6th 2006, 22:58
not sellin any are you. how hard where they to make

ricola
April 12th 2006, 09:24
Hugo, any more progress?

Rich

mini_kris
April 12th 2006, 13:42
my god that is insane! :eek: :D

chris7ian
May 15th 2006, 06:11
:eek: I'm speachless! that is beautiful in every respect! :D

adaptorman
May 15th 2006, 10:05
:eek: I'm speachless! that is beautiful in every respect! :D
that some moter matey full respect on all the mods that will just about take off lol how u keeping the front end down?(without it lifting) :D

hugovw1976
June 7th 2006, 15:50
Finally some advances.

Front Suspension:

http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/6418/r420706061ry.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/50/r4207060669jt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8991/r4207060654na.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

General View:

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9144/r4207060611rr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
June 7th 2006, 15:55
Rear Suspension:

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9750/r4207060631zx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4537/r4207060641tx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/2340/r4207060628tr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

chug_A_bug
June 8th 2006, 00:33
just WOW thanks for the pics man just WOW.:eek:

hugovw1976
June 9th 2006, 13:43
More pics:

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5783/r420906062yk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7360/r4209060611pm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6181/r4209060621ts.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
June 9th 2006, 13:44
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6247/r4209060630wi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6443/r4209060640ed.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img280.imageshack.us/img280/8048/r4209060652ov.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

volkdent
June 9th 2006, 15:57
Hugo, you're going to have the baddest bug around for the near future! How did the brakes work out, have you tried fitting them yet? Nice to see your back at it again.

Jason

junkyard oval
June 9th 2006, 15:58
Hugo that is looking great. Can't wait to see it finished.

Ernie

hugovw1976
June 9th 2006, 16:43
Hugo, you're going to have the baddest bug around for the near future! How did the brakes work out, have you tried fitting them yet? Nice to see your back at it again.

Jason

Thank's.

The brakes fix ok, right now I only let the brakets, I belive in the next week's I re-install all. (and take some pics :laugh: )

adaptorman
June 11th 2006, 06:01
Thank's.

The brakes fix ok, right now I only let the brakets, I belive in the next week's I re-install all. (and take some pics :laugh: )
i think this is the crazyist beetle ive ever seen matey :D words carnt say who good it is just total mental start to finish keep them picys comeing (lifes worth liveing when u see a bug like youve got .:D

PJLOval
June 14th 2006, 12:05
What front shock/coilover are you using? Do you know the spring rate.

hugovw1976
June 14th 2006, 14:07
What front shock/coilover are you using? Do you know the spring rate.

The shocks are QA1 Proma Star DDR3855
The spirng rate is 300 lb but may be I have to change I need to check when the car are finished.

hugovw1976
June 15th 2006, 10:33
Hugo, you're going to have the baddest bug around for the near future!
Jason

By the way your are not making a little kitten. :laugh: :laugh:

adaptorman
June 15th 2006, 17:30
The shocks are QA1 Proma Star DDR3855
The spirng rate is 300 lb but may be I have to change I need to check when the car are finished.
hi matey hope u dont mind me asking as youve probley seen mine im on with but as yours is the later shape bug (shorter bonnet ,what radiator are you useing to cool the lump?and what car is it off as this volvo rad is way too wide to fit?hope everythings going well?:D

hugovw1976
June 15th 2006, 17:58
More pics:

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/7691/dscf00029iz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6591/dscf00037ik.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2951/dscf00057op.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4184/dscf00068qc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
June 15th 2006, 18:01
And some pics of the litlle toy behind my car ( in the previous pics):

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6503/dscf00119fx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5624/dscf00101mo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

adaptorman
June 15th 2006, 18:03
And some pics of the litlle toy behind my car ( in the previous pics):

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6503/dscf00119fx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5624/dscf00101mo.jpg (http://imageshack.us) fookin arsome matey (in uk there was a women who knitted a wool car same as this lol look cool but nothing like ur little toys ,love it best therd ive ever seen:D

hugovw1976
June 15th 2006, 18:06
hi matey hope u dont mind me asking as youve probley seen mine im on with but as yours is the later shape bug (shorter bonnet ,what radiator are you useing to cool the lump?and what car is it off as this volvo rad is way too wide to fit?hope everythings going well?:D


A custom made. To fix in the front (spare tire compartment).

adaptorman
June 15th 2006, 18:19
A custom made. To fix in the front (spare tire compartment).bugger looks like ill be hunting around scrappys then ,thanks and i just love this beast :D

hugovw1976
June 15th 2006, 18:31
bugger looks like ill be hunting around scrappys then ,thanks and i just love this beast :D

Thanks, by the way I want a Aluminium radiator Radiators (http://griffinrad.com/)

volkdent
June 15th 2006, 20:27
By the way your are not making a little kitten. :laugh: :laugh:

But my engine is so tiny.....;)

Jason

bow
June 15th 2006, 22:26
ha tall dont know tiny i have been running a 34hp in my super because im building my 1600 again

autohausdolby
December 27th 2006, 11:37
Awesome :)

EvilAngel
December 27th 2006, 13:00
Hi Hugo any progress? I remember you posted some new pieces at the vochoforos, but have you installed any yet?
Cheers, Evil

Tony Z
December 28th 2006, 07:38
Hugo

There is definitely something wrong with you!!! What are you thinking???

Honestly, I am in awe, you are in a league of your own. I serously take my hat off to you.

Heres my contribution to your build if you have not gone that route already... a rear engine hatch. I thought I had more pics, but can only find the one

Maybe you can use the idea

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4096/jpr100021of5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
February 17th 2007, 15:21
Hi Hugo any progress? I remember you posted some new pieces at the vochoforos, but have you installed any yet?
Cheers, Evil

I work in anothers projects, and I bealive I can star to work in this project in march.
I soon I have some news I post pics.

Spidey
July 9th 2007, 21:36
Hugo,

I am planning on buuilding the Rorty chassis for my Karma GT kit car, which I will have to make some mods to get it to work. Could you e-mail me so I can ask you some questions on the mods you made. My home address is LJOZZ@aol.com.

Thanks
Spider

volkdent
September 26th 2007, 20:28
hugo, you've got some competition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqAwDIlfOo&mode=related&search=

Jason

Panelfantastic
September 27th 2007, 17:19
Dayum that sounds sweet!

ricola
September 28th 2007, 09:56
anybody know what make V8 that is?

V8SuperBeetle
October 2nd 2007, 16:34
Nice car Hugo. I'm currently collecting parts to build a SBC 283 front engine Super Beetle with either a custom chassis or a modified Chevy S-10 chassis.

Also, everyone, this isn't the first V8 bug, there are dozens out there, but Hugo's is still unique. Most I've seen have front mounted engines. Here's are a couple of links to some V8 bug chassis as well as a forum that features some cool V8 bugs!!!

V8 Bugs Forum (follow the link to the forum):
http://www.V8bugs.com/

You'll find BBC bugs here as well as SBC bugs. One of the BB bugs runs mid 9's in the 1/4 mile.

Here's another link to chassis plans for a V8 front mounted engine.
http://www.prostreetbug.com/

Here's some one actually building these plans:
http://carmensbugs.proboards102.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1184096542

V8SuperBeetle
October 2nd 2007, 16:40
Here's some more competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waN4aM5tZa4

LOL! j/j I'll also be keeping a close eye on this project. Looks good so far.

volkdent
October 8th 2007, 17:23
Here's some more competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waN4aM5tZa4

LOL! j/j I'll also be keeping a close eye on this project. Looks good so far.

That's not really competition is the thing, those front mount V8 bugs are pigs to drive, only fast in a straight line and scary at that. The mid-mount is what makes these cars unique, and makes for a whole lot more difficulty to pull off well. The mid-mounts are designed for speed AND handling, the main difference.

Jason

penno
November 5th 2007, 21:11
This is my little project. A mid mounted rover V8 VW Beetle. Like Hugo's it's based on a Rorty designs chassis http://www.rorty-design.com/index.html. I have been working on it on and off over the past couple of years. Here is a web site detailing more on my project. http://users.tpg.com.au/adslrhqj/index.htm
P.S. anyone want a GT40 replica body? I have one on a VW floor pan for sale.

Adamus
November 18th 2007, 15:58
Hugo, any more progress????????

V8SuperBeetle
December 6th 2007, 14:06
Hugo, where did you get the smoke tail light lens? Anyone know?

GS guy
December 8th 2007, 09:21
Penno,
Nice looking build! What's that transaxle you're using - Renault?
That lightweight Rover engine should make a good performing "Bug" when you're finished. I understand they can make up into the 300hp+ range with a little work (and lots of $$$). The low weight though is the real winner, IMO.

Will the Rorty chassis require wider fenders?

There was an old article in (I think) VW Greats waaaay back when, with a Bug body sitting down on a Mid-Engineering chassis - mid mounted small block Chevy and Corvair tranny, which was pretty standard fare for their chassis' back then. Supposedly made a real rocket ship, with super wide BBS wheels and low profile tires. Sure looked neat!

Jeff

hugovw1976
December 8th 2007, 12:22
Hugo, any more progress????????

No progress for the moment.

hugovw1976
December 8th 2007, 12:25
Hugo, where did you get the smoke tail light lens? Anyone know?

Here in Mexico are common made by Hella.

hugovw1976
March 24th 2008, 21:24
Finally after a long time I Start to work on my car again.

I weld the steering to the chassis this is a easy work but the hard work was to find the correct place of the steering to have a descent bump steer and Ackerman effect.

Some pics of the Appleton steering:

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/6302/dscf0008ah8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/669/dscf0002re2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1418/dscf0003fi8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Measuring Bump Steer:

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9586/dscf0004zf7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Also I weld mountings for seats (very tight):

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/2431/dscf0006bv2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4966/dscf0007wx5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

volkdent
March 25th 2008, 15:52
Glad to see your back at it again Hugo, keep us updated.

Jason

denizen224
April 8th 2008, 09:52
Hi Hugovw1976,

Nice cool ride you are building...

That Audi V8 engine and transmission, do you have the mesures for that, the buildt ind mechanical size (wide long and high and mountings are)

I am planing to build one midengine vw my self.

Kind regards

vwgeil

Adamus
April 14th 2008, 14:48
Hugo how much you spend on your bug?

golde60
April 20th 2008, 11:47
Hugo how much you spend on your bug?

who cares. good pieces of artwork are priceless

hugovw1976
April 21st 2008, 13:13
Hi Hugovw1976,

Nice cool ride you are building...

That Audi V8 engine and transmission, do you have the mesures for that, the buildt ind mechanical size (wide long and high and mountings are)

I am planing to build one midengine vw my self.

Kind regards

vwgeil

I have to take the measures this weekend because I don't remember.

hugovw1976
April 21st 2008, 13:18
Hugo how much you spend on your bug?


I don't have the numbers, I believe it's better for myself because probably I sick if know how much spend on my car. :lmao: :lmao:

denizen224
April 22nd 2008, 04:08
I have to take the measures this weekend because I don't remember.

Thanks a million :-)

Can I get you to mesure your frontsuspension arm's to both the upper and the lower arm and the hubs.

My plan is to draw everything in 3D first before building it.

Klaus

ricola
April 22nd 2008, 09:09
Here are a couple of measurements from when I was researching an Audi V8 swap:
4.2l engine length: 464mm, 195kg
3.7l engine length: 516mm

from front of 4.2 engine to axle line of Audo FWD 5 speed: 25"

Hope that helps...
Rich

volkdent
April 22nd 2008, 15:35
Hugo, how bad did the bump steer turn out?

I'm worried that it's not good because the outer pivots on your steering rack are so far outboard of the lower control arm pivot points.

Jason

hugovw1976
April 23rd 2008, 10:13
Hugo, how bad did the bump steer turn out?

I'm worried that it's not good because the outer pivots on your steering rack are so far outboard of the lower control arm pivot points.

Jason

0.013" at full droop
Actully I have to make longer the steering rack (6"). Because with the shorter rack the bumb turn in so bad.

volkdent
April 23rd 2008, 21:57
Oh good!!! Longer is easier, shorter is not, so that's good. I think you must have a much better concept of suspension geometry than I do, I think I would need a lot of help building a suspension from scratch as you have. Keep us posted.

Jason

hugovw1976
April 24th 2008, 10:15
Oh good!!! Longer is easier, shorter is not, so that's good. I think you must have a much better concept of suspension geometry than I do, I think I would need a lot of help building a suspension from scratch as you have. Keep us posted.

Jason

The length also depend in the position of the tie rod on spindle, in the case of the Corvette C4 spindle the position is far away of the imaginary line between uper and lower ball joint.

I hope this illustration help to explain.

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/4489/r42ib0.png (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
April 24th 2008, 10:19
Thanks a million :-)

Can I get you to mesure your frontsuspension arm's to both the upper and the lower arm and the hubs.

My plan is to draw everything in 3D first before building it.

Klaus

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1308/dibujorm2.png (http://imageshack.us)

denizen224
April 28th 2008, 03:40
Here are a couple of measurements from when I was researching an Audi V8 swap:
4.2l engine length: 464mm, 195kg
3.7l engine length: 516mm

from front of 4.2 engine to axle line of Audo FWD 5 speed: 25"

Hope that helps...
Rich

Thanks and yes that helps :) :) :)

Klaus(vwgeil)

volkdent
July 1st 2009, 20:29
There HAS to be some updates here!!!

Jason

Ribz
July 23rd 2009, 22:17
Please please please let there be updates!

Truly bad f-n ass, to the point where i started searching for a bug. haha

Do the Rotary plans include the suspension components design?

AIRSICK
July 24th 2009, 23:30
That is MOST AWSOME!

Thank you for Sharing it with us!
:notworthy:

hugovw1976
August 15th 2009, 16:32
Finally some litle progress:

Steering column, steering, pedal assembly.

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/1303/dscf0006ty3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6430/dscf0005ov9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/6453/dscf0007ks6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4365/dscf0009rmk.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/dscf0009rmk.jpg/)

Brake lines.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1073/dscf0008vs7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Upgrade rear suspension geometry (Move back 1").

Before:

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/8847/r4220lx7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

After:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4341/dscf0013qh5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hugovw1976
August 15th 2009, 16:38
And finally I mount the rear coilovers with rocker arms:

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3180/dscf0002h.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/dscf0002h.jpg/)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1287/dscf0001c.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/dscf0001c.jpg/)

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2387/dscf0003l.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/dscf0003l.jpg/)

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6798/dscf0004h.jpg (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/dscf0004h.jpg/)

wrenchnride247
August 15th 2009, 21:42
Very cool progress Hugo!!!! :D

volkdent
August 19th 2009, 12:13
Awesome Hugo, glad to hear your still in the works!!!

Jason

chug_A_bug
August 19th 2009, 22:55
that's a Sweet Rear coil set up... :goodjob:


Chris

evilC
August 20th 2009, 07:14
Very impressive build! BTW how do you control roll? I see no facility for anti-roll bars

Clive

hugovw1976
August 20th 2009, 16:43
Very impressive build! BTW how do you control roll? I see no facility for anti-roll bars

Clive

That's the next step.

Adjustable sway bars.
But I don't calculate the bar rating yet.

evilC
August 21st 2009, 04:46
With the general sophistication of your suspension don't confine yourself to the standard bent bar with holes in the end. This cries out for a hollow bar and blade adjustment at the front and a very short roll bar activated by the rockers at the rear.

Whats the rates for the rear suspension units?

Clive

hugovw1976
August 21st 2009, 20:02
With the general sophistication of your suspension don't confine yourself to the standard bent bar with holes in the end. This cries out for a hollow bar and blade adjustment at the front and a very short roll bar activated by the rockers at the rear.

Whats the rates for the rear suspension units?

Clive

Right now have 400 lbs in front 600 lbs rear but I need to ride my car to know if this are the correct rates. ( remember the principal purpose of the car is road race no street).

I want to install a bar with adjustable arms like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130323935992&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

or this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120458316793&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

evilC
August 24th 2009, 05:30
The springrates will of course be determined by the wheel rate, weight and the desired frequency. The prinicple being to keep the springing soft and the damping firm (Chapman principle).

I had a look at the Nascar units but I would have thought that with a development car that the blade type anti-roll bar would give a greater range of adjustment. The Nascar units might be far to stiff for a lightweight bug especially as they are very heavy and circulate on banked ovals at 200+mph. The roll force must be particularly high.

kraM
October 21st 2009, 08:28
Hey Hugo,

I first saw your car on the rorty site.
I wish I had the time and money to build a mid-engine monster like yours but i suppose that my 1600ACVW motor will have to do for now :)
Keep up the good work man and all of the best and good luck for the rest of the build.
Cheers

hugovw1976
January 4th 2011, 22:42
I start to work on my car again:

Cut the car to have easy access to the engine bay (like vw fun cup's cars).

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3470/dcfc0013.jpg (http://img210.imageshack.us/i/dcfc0013.jpg/)

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7601/r4211.jpg (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/r4211.jpg/)

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9673/dcfc0015.jpg (http://img842.imageshack.us/i/dcfc0015.jpg/)

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6155/dcfc0016s.jpg (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/dcfc0016s.jpg/)

Suicide doors:

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2315/r4212.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/i/r4212.jpg/)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/933/r4214.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/r4214.jpg/)

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1061/dcfc0006y.jpg (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/dcfc0006y.jpg/)

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/509/dcfc0007l.jpg (http://img835.imageshack.us/i/dcfc0007l.jpg/)

New wheels 18 x 8.5 - 225/40/18 front 18 x 11 295/30/18 rear:

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/6733/dscf0002x.jpg (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/dscf0002x.jpg/)

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6140/dscf0003ol.jpg (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/dscf0003ol.jpg/)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8053/bbs9.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/bbs9.jpg/)

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6384/bbs8.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/bbs8.jpg/)

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5118/bbs13.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/i/bbs13.jpg/)

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4726/bbs14.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/bbs14.jpg/)

And wating for a shoop delivery my engine components fully balance. Pictures soon.

Tony Z
January 5th 2011, 02:30
amazing work!!!

70Turbobug
January 6th 2011, 08:31
Very nicely done!! Fantastic!!!! A good friend of mine also has a 3.6L Audi V8 twin turbo and tiptronic Porsche Transmission in his bug. http://www.youtube.com/user/loco8576

volkdent
January 8th 2011, 17:43
Nice to see you back on it! Keep going!

Jason

volkdent
January 8th 2011, 17:44
Very nicely done!! Fantastic!!!! A good friend of mine also has a 3.6L Audi V8 twin turbo and tiptronic Porsche Transmission in his bug. http://www.youtube.com/user/loco8576

You know him? I love that thing! How does it handle? Any idea what sort of HP he's got?

Jason

70Turbobug
January 9th 2011, 07:10
Yes,he´s a very good friend of mine.The car handles very well.He didn´t build it as a strict drag racer,it can corner just as good as most sports cars.Right now he´s pushing around 600-650hp and hasn´t reached full boost yet.The twin turbos spool up to about 1.2-1.4 bar and he´s finally able to get 0,8-1,0 bar without pulverising the transmission.He estimates it will do about 700-750hp.The tiptronic seems to hold up well even though it was a nightmare to programm.He has done everything himself except the engine and mapping.He´s not an engine buff,but he is an expert in fabricating.It looks like a 1200 beetle,but it´s actually a 1302 - the body has been modified to look like a 1200.The wheelbase is still 1302.It is brutal and incredibly stable.

hugovw1976
January 9th 2011, 09:23
Yes,he´s a very good friend of mine.The car handles very well.He didn´t build it as a strict drag racer,it can corner just as good as most sports cars.Right now he´s pushing around 600-650hp and hasn´t reached full boost yet.The twin turbos spool up to about 1.2-1.4 bar and he´s finally able to get 0,8-1,0 bar without pulverising the transmission.He estimates it will do about 700-750hp.The tiptronic seems to hold up well even though it was a nightmare to programm.He has done everything himself except the engine and mapping.He´s not an engine buff,but he is an expert in fabricating.It looks like a 1200 beetle,but it´s actually a 1302 - the body has been modified to look like a 1200.The wheelbase is still 1302.It is brutal and incredibly stable.

Do you have pictures of the car? interior, suspension, transmision. the car look amazing.

70Turbobug
January 9th 2011, 12:35
No I don´t have any pictures that are up to date,you can actually see more in the videos on you tube than what I have,sorry. There will be a feature of this car next month in the German VW Scene magazine.He will also be in Hannover,Germany at the Maikäfertreffen on May 1st - look for the Bug-Talk Banner the car will be parked right next to it on display.

Here´s another couple of shots: http://www.volksrodderz.de/2010/04/18/el-loco-aka-el-locke-hat-n-drin

http://www.volksrodderz.de/2010/01/31/jurgens-v8-bi-turbo

volkdent
January 11th 2011, 02:03
No I don´t have any pictures that are up to date,you can actually see more in the videos on you tube than what I have,sorry. There will be a feature of this car next month in the German VW Scene magazine.He will also be in Hannover,Germany at the Maikäfertreffen on May 1st - look for the Bug-Talk Banner the car will be parked right next to it on display.

Here´s another couple of shots: http://www.volksrodderz.de/2010/04/18/el-loco-aka-el-locke-hat-n-drin

http://www.volksrodderz.de/2010/01/31/jurgens-v8-bi-turbo

Thanks, those pics answer a lot of questions, sorry to hijack Hugo!

Jason

70Turbobug
January 12th 2011, 04:51
I like Hugo´s rear suspension arrangement better than El Loco´s,actually. What is your target weight? El Loco´s bug weighs just under 1100kg with a full tank of gas.The fenders are steel also.

hugovw1976
January 12th 2011, 18:22
I like Hugo´s rear suspension arrangement better than El Loco´s,actually. What is your target weight? El Loco´s bug weighs just under 1100kg with a full tank of gas.The fenders are steel also.

Under 1250 kg.

hugovw1976
July 18th 2011, 15:52
Pistons y Connecting Rods (9:1 compression):
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/165/dscf0018ey.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/dscf0018ey.jpg/)


Main Studs ARP.
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6881/dscf0020rw.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/dscf0020rw.jpg/)

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3655/dscf0019pv.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/dscf0019pv.jpg/)


Connecting Rod Bearings:
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7672/dscf0021rt.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/dscf0021rt.jpg/)

Some of the gaskets:
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8817/dscf0026yms.jpg (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/dscf0026yms.jpg/)

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1307/dscf0025wb.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/dscf0025wb.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8757/dscf0024q.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/dscf0024q.jpg/)

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1176/dscf0022s.jpg (http://img708.imageshack.us/i/dscf0022s.jpg/)

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8682/dscf0023i.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/dscf0023i.jpg/)

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9541/dscf0018k.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/dscf0018k.jpg/)

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7614/dscf0017yc.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/dscf0017yc.jpg/)

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/256/dscf0016xm.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/dscf0016xm.jpg/)

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9066/dscf0015yl.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/dscf0015yl.jpg/)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9274/dscf0014cx.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/dscf0014cx.jpg/)

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4792/dscf0013z.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/dscf0013z.jpg/)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8813/dscf0019pj.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/dscf0019pj.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6223/dscf0023l.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dscf0023l.jpg/)

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8079/dscf0024e.jpg (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/dscf0024e.jpg/)

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/920/dscf0021s.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/i/dscf0021s.jpg/)

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9963/dscf0026g.jpg (http://img849.imageshack.us/i/dscf0026g.jpg/)

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/9131/dscf0007i.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/847/dscf0007i.jpg/)

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7262/dscf0008xg.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/dscf0008xg.jpg/)

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7381/dscf0009sn.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/dscf0009sn.jpg/)

volkdent
July 18th 2011, 18:56
Looking good! You going to have it running by next summer?

Jason

hugovw1976
July 19th 2011, 09:42
Looking good! You going to have it running by next summer?

Jason

I hope so, I need to fabricate the intake manifold and many other thinks.

70Turbobug
July 19th 2011, 12:52
Looks great Hugo! I see you plan on using a blower? Check this site out.A friend of mine has a modified M90 with the magnum powers case on his 2.4L type 4.A really great product and support! http://www.magnumpowers.com/

hugovw1976
July 19th 2011, 13:14
Looks great Hugo! I see you plan on using a blower? Check this site out.A friend of mine has a modified M90 with the magnum powers case on his 2.4L type 4.A really great product and support! http://www.magnumpowers.com/

Yes I plan to use a whipple W140AX (2.3l) supercharger.

Humble
July 19th 2011, 17:57
Looks like some good internal upgrades, what kind of hp target are you setting? I can't wait to see the finished detail work on the motor :)

hugovw1976
July 19th 2011, 19:11
Looks like some good internal upgrades, what kind of hp target are you setting? I can't wait to see the finished detail work on the motor :)

I want 500-600 hp.

70Turbobug
July 20th 2011, 01:28
You will get that easily..My friend's 3.6 audi V8 twin turbo put out just under 500 hp with only 0,3 bar boost.Now he's running around 750 with 1,2 bar.The dynos he has been on so far don't like his tiptronic transmission, they abort the run when it shifts,so we don't really know how much hp he actually has.

hugovw1976
July 28th 2011, 18:23
Some parts for Intake Manfold.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6866/intake1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/intake1.jpg/)
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1904/intake2k.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/intake2k.jpg/)
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9374/intake3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/intake3.jpg/)

KAFUR1
February 25th 2012, 18:43
Any progress?????? :banghead:

hugovw1976
March 19th 2014, 18:42
Very slow progress on the car but here some updates.

Intake Manifold:

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/4579/m5oe.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/m5oe.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/528/4z0g.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/22/4z0g.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img585/163/xhe8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/xhe8.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/8568/pdjp.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/pdjp.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/8750/7vga.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/7vga.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/8427/yaa3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/yaa3.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img198/3254/sjsq.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/sjsq.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/7465/fqbc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/fqbc.jpg/)



Body & Chassis:

http://imageshack.us/a/img849/4313/r6kr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/r6kr.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img13/4007/b9fl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/b9fl.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img707/5601/0o1n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/0o1n.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/826/jyyw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/jyyw.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/4099/827t.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/827t.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7707/sdoo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/802/sdoo.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/4131/7gwc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/7gwc.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/5418/s3c7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/s3c7.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/7307/z9bl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/z9bl.jpg/)


Ball Joint Front Control Arm Bushing:

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/9694/rrc7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/rrc7.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img713/5782/bxhc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/bxhc.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img51/5869/58jv.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/58jv.jpg/)

hugovw1976
March 19th 2014, 18:43
http://imageshack.us/a/img208/7140/n9zi.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/n9zi.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/4080/3w0p.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/541/3w0p.jpg/)


LED Headlights:

http://imageshack.us/a/img34/6559/3o22.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/3o22.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/6435/kgc7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/kgc7.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8256/33qt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/33qt.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/5190/a7tj.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/a7tj.jpg/)



Custom Steering Wheel, For control lights, wiper, RPM limiter, Speed limiter, and more.
Wireless 2.4 ghz.

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3802/cxos.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/cxos.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/8581/ajvi.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/ajvi.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/6340/r3za.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/r3za.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/430/ci7y.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/ci7y.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/2030/ahhu.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/ahhu.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9609/rr9a.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/rr9a.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/5297/9aoc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/9aoc.jpg/)

hugovw1976
March 19th 2014, 18:43
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/4152/u5s4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/u5s4.jpg/)

Custom Hood Hinges:
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/4943/4qcz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/4qcz.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/1657/ztyh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/ztyh.jpg/)



http://imageshack.us/a/img856/4586/dkfp.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/dkfp.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/9269/a8ox.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/a8ox.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/9216/3xi7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/3xi7.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img443/713/4iva.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/4iva.jpg/)

And some videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgbonRGxhfc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoXSPWTYZs

hugovw1976
March 19th 2014, 18:45
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/13272537584_1942432b20_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272537584/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272537584/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/13272206685_263316883b_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272206685/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272206685/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/13272543034_4525fe2700_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272543034/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272543034/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr



https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/13272364943_2d04534b60_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272364943/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272364943/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/13272553554_26744ea5c8_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272553554/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272553554/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/13272569474_33a6a83668_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272569474/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272569474/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/13272573314_3369c0be19_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272573314/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272573314/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/13272248375_0993cd8d55_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272248375/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272248375/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/13272594754_5f2538f039_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272594754/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272594754/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/13272419713_47c8781f86_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272419713/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272419713/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/13272608274_61e5994db1_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272608274/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272608274/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/13272612704_11de840fb6_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272612704/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272612704/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/13272626914_bc69c30aaa_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272626914/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272626914/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/13272447773_1bd204fe73_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272447773/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272447773/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2879/13272453423_73d27a6dda_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272453423/)
Sin título (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13272453423/) por hugovw1976 (https://www.flickr.com/people/r42bug/), en Flickr

Tony Z
March 20th 2014, 00:55
WOW!!! Please keep us updated with more pictures as you progress further.

70Turbobug
March 20th 2014, 06:01
Fantastic work!!! That touch screen and wireless steering wheel is star trek stuff! Really cool!

Mark

vw1303
March 20th 2014, 20:51
Excellent progress! Where did you get those LED headlights? I can tell you that 600hp is going to be insane:D I put down 240hp on the dyno and that is nuts....

hugovw1976
March 20th 2014, 21:30
Excellent progress! Where did you get those LED headlights? I can tell you that 600hp is going to be insane:D I put down 240hp on the dyno and that is nuts....

The head ligths are from Truck Lite: http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&productId=92025

That's the idea, an insane car :lmao::lmao::lmao:

effvee
March 20th 2014, 23:13
Some parts for Intake Manfold.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6866/intake1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/intake1.jpg/)
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1904/intake2k.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/intake2k.jpg/)
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9374/intake3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/intake3.jpg/)

Hi, the oval tubing, what type of metal is it? Also where did you order it from.

hugovw1976
March 21st 2014, 10:35
Hi, the oval tubing, what type of metal is it? Also where did you order it from.

It's aluminum from http://www.rossmachineracing.com/ovaltube.html

Rule09
March 22nd 2014, 14:46
Wow crazy build!! Very nice!!

SuperRSi
March 22nd 2014, 17:02
Keep the pictures coming!

hugovw1976
April 4th 2014, 16:50
A litle more work:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/13630418255_3d8ffd181e_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630418255/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/13630448053_d03702be9b_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630448053/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/13630417025_bb782eeb8b_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630417025/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/13630416225_2fc557abaf_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630416225/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/13630445283_44eeb5d0da_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630445283/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/13630415205_1b915dfefd_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630415205/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/13630443623_0de0f18a3d_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630443623/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/13630412895_4883eab0ce_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630412895/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/13630771624_5dcf7944ef_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630771624/)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/13630770594_c8e292cd3a_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630770594/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/13630770244_5f84aa93fa_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630770244/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/13630410195_d7bb32b298_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13630410195/)

comer111
April 5th 2014, 12:50
Great job Hugo those SPC control arms are a great up grade looks like things are coming together.

70Turbobug
April 5th 2014, 16:15
Really Nice work! That front suspension looks great!

hugovw1976
April 6th 2014, 19:17
More pics:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/13678819325_1368f93028_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13678819325/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/13679167024_c68417696c_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13679167024/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2861/13678858983_9584930999_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13678858983/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/13678805735_2f34eccfa5_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13678805735/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/13678803265_95f3936e3c_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13678803265/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/13679151534_4073f016ed_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13679151534/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/13678845773_055a45f6a7_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13678845773/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/13679147174_cb6500f32a_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13679147174/)

volkdent
April 8th 2014, 21:38
That's the kind of go-kart I want!!!

Jason

hugovw1976
April 16th 2014, 17:10
Front sway bar:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/13833911224_9abb9b2857_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833911224/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/13833561025_f9e5ef9086_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833561025/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/13833555445_dae612b399_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833555445/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/13833900594_206fe8c91d_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833900594/)

Interiorl flor:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/13833550155_eae64edffc_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833550155/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/13833563063_d5e33bf0af_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13833563063/)

hugovw1976
April 22nd 2014, 12:51
More work:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/13932441926_b3907c4d05_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13932441926/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/13932438202_1cba532617_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13932438202/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7419/13932438091_e1c23343b8_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13932438091/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/13932439291_1203586e8e_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13932439291/)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/13955545935_8559004183_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13955545935/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/13932442852_7103c2961b_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13932442852/)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/13955614993_92313be296_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13955614993/)

wrenchnride247
April 22nd 2014, 21:22
You are moving fast with this project now! Looks great!

NO_H2O
April 23rd 2014, 08:24
Fantastic.

effvee
April 23rd 2014, 08:55
Hello, question, is this vehicle for the track only? The reason for my question is the road height. Wonderful project, professional work, impeccable.

hugovw1976
April 23rd 2014, 16:42
Hello, question, is this vehicle for the track only? The reason for my question is the road height. Wonderful project, professional work, impeccable.

The main purpose of the project it's for track, but eventually I take the car to street (for show events or some meetings), that's why I have two sets of wheels and the coilovers suspension to adjust the road height.

hugovw1976
May 5th 2014, 11:08
This is how it looks now.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14108068615_92c22cc3dd_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/14108068615/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/13921448540_9de7def19b_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13921448540/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/14104974522_b0bc996974_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/14104974522/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/14108064955_7ccd5912ba_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/14108064955/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/13921413539_e8dd639283_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13921413539/)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/13921442870_e6ed74617c_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/13921442870/)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/14128127063_bd2545c214_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/14128127063/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/14084930596_b6d8ec4f79_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/r42bug/14084930596/)

Rule09
May 5th 2014, 12:41
Very nice! Looks agressive!

NO_H2O
May 6th 2014, 22:20
Sick

graham
May 7th 2014, 13:44
This things just amazing :eek::eek::eek:

hugovw1976
December 14th 2015, 18:04
Sorry for no updates, I had column a surgery and be on recovery, I start to work on the project only a pair of weeks ago. Just mount engine and transmission on car and start to work on intake manifold.
Also after the surgery I work on some electronic parrts for the car.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7777/17404574892_ba54488f77_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/svYZKs)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8735/17220334809_9962d7c3bd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/seGHAi)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7680/17220333819_306ae6f1c7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/seGHie)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/17406177751_a02f055616_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sw8ddX)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/634/23482471561_cd111c43d9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BM4NFk)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5677/23545629566_d355adc4d5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BSDvms)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5638/22943482094_641c127a50_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AXrkTu)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5727/22943489944_aa50fa596a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AXrodQ)

hugovw1976
December 14th 2015, 18:05
And here some videos of electronic work.

https://youtu.be/a8ZdkYexSvc

https://youtu.be/TgptpYH2Khs

https://youtu.be/KHOgF_eJZwE

https://youtu.be/va7AGXeiyZk

SuperRSi
December 14th 2015, 22:47
Awesome!

hugovw1976
December 18th 2015, 14:38
By the way, I'm gone to use the 7" tablet (from videos) like a Media center, FM radio, music, videos, rear camera, car status (with my custom app).
I plan to insert the tablet on this panel:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/674/23805467976_b4524c2aa3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CgBfg3)

70Turbobug
December 19th 2015, 08:52
That is really spectacular! Awesome work!

Gerrelt
December 19th 2015, 14:15
And here some videos of electronic work.

https://youtu.be/a8ZdkYexSvc

https://youtu.be/TgptpYH2Khs

https://youtu.be/KHOgF_eJZwE

https://youtu.be/va7AGXeiyZk

This is extremely impressive, very nice work! :clap:

hugovw1976
January 25th 2016, 17:50
More work:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1523/23983886204_4a574ccd30_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxnFMo)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1604/24316474740_ff4d2c2f28_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3LhLu)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1463/24611999745_d27493cfa6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuSW4c)

Shift base:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1583/24244243809_cad82fca37_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CWo62B)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1508/24316416710_61e3f80a14_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3KZvY)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1546/24316419340_ad2fa89fde_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3L1ij)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1689/24316435010_2b96d97eea_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3L5Xu)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/24316437320_9899802265_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3L6Dj)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1606/23985175073_8b7cc077c1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxuhVg)

Adapter for external oil filter and cooler:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/24585808856_7d518abb0b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DsyGq9)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1558/24529724651_2764a70622_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DnBfx6)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1463/24529734311_4b550984fe_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DnBipD)

hugovw1976
January 25th 2016, 17:55
Supercharger manifold test:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/23983848174_366d190039_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxnutG)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1704/24503664532_253d892697_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DkiFLG)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1687/24611985875_9a4f29801a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuSRW4)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1618/24529763541_12dde95fad_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DnBs6B)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1692/24585840186_14c2a3ba35_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DsyRJj)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1446/24611971125_9e48b4f794_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuSMxK)

Half body test:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/24316497210_7b8a9e3343_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D3LprU)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1604/24612022275_bb7c75934a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuT3KD)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1667/24585876946_a9d9e32805_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dsz3E7)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1555/23985227793_d35665d9b4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxuyAe)

Steve C
January 25th 2016, 19:23
beautiful

NO_H2O
January 25th 2016, 19:31
Awesome stuff!

cookvw
January 25th 2016, 23:38
this is just awesome on so many levels!

rioprelude
January 26th 2016, 10:50
That's awesome

wrenchnride247
January 27th 2016, 20:34
The holiest of holy crap man!!! :shocked::cool:

chug_A_bug
January 28th 2016, 19:09
just plan Sexy...

rioprelude
December 17th 2017, 01:26
How is the build going?

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 13:55
How is the build going?

Sorry very very slow update , Most work is on electronics an software for the car, I plan to controll all with electronic modules and wireless or touch panel, no mechanicals switches or relays. so I design a can bus network to comunicate all modules and have less wires around car.
In the car I work very slow because I have a column injury and it's dificult to work long periods of time.

Here are some pics.

Chasis:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/39444282202_43fd483118_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yfT5)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4638/39444283032_04a87ebbdc_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yg8o)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/39444283772_204a93cf2c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236ygm9)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/39444283772_204a93cf2c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236ygm9)

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 13:57
Body: (I Install a Android Headunit with GPS, Backup camera, and some apps tath show some information of the car).

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/39444288852_c95fab362a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yhRJ)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4594/39444290222_42321b55d5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yigm)

Head unit mods for match the car:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/39444281062_d16be9d07a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yfxq)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4645/39444280942_a3ffdd1919_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yfvm)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4685/25604699198_815a66e16c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F1AM21)

Android Torque app with some personalization:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4590/24608392557_bf654008b6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuyrLi)

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 13:58
I update electronics of my wireless steering wheel from this:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4594/39444688822_51081c8d6c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236AkKL)

To this:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/39444285522_f8f4a8445f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236ygSj)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4693/39444286552_536df17c78_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yhb5)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4596/39444286082_de3dbddabd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236yh2Y)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4637/39444284852_4b190a93ef_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236ygEL)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4725/39444284152_b4f2393f5d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236ygsG)

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 13:59
I adapt a BMW windshield motor, it only have 3 wires for connection (12v, ground and linbus):

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4735/24608404177_7a32a8e2bc_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DuyvdD)

Here you can watch a video of the motor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNH-SOcOMpM

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 14:01
Here the video of the new steering wheel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6qSg1qFzAA

Here the video of the switch panel (touch):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0vnKt3l2Rk

hugovw1976
January 3rd 2018, 14:55
Some of the boards (still on developed).

Receiver:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4681/38767164564_ebfc011a10_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/224HRp3)

Front/Rear module:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4590/25605950928_0f763b1f1f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F1Hc7y)

rioprelude
January 4th 2018, 15:50
Sorry to hear about the back injury. The car looks amazing!

72marinablue
January 5th 2018, 00:59
Wow steering wheel is incredible. Where did you learn to the electronics knowledge to assemble something like that?

hugovw1976
January 5th 2018, 10:20
Wow steering wheel is incredible. Where did you learn to the electronics knowledge to assemble something like that?

It's nothing more than arduino with NRF24L01 for wireless.
You literally can find thousands of tutorials for arduino on web.
I made the first steering wheel with arduino pro mini, nrf24l01 and lipo charger modules.
but I don't like it the wires, box and I need to charge occasionally. After some search I found great tutorials about low power arduino, and once all work fine with a coin cell (must work for about 2 years on CR2032) I decide to go furter and made my own board, so I found great tutorials for EAGLE to design schematics and boards.

And I made my own reflow oven with a chaeap toaster ($15) and arduino uno and reflow oven controller shield http://www.rocketscream.com/blog/product/reflow-oven-controller-shield-arduino-compatible/

Here some tutorial for arduino low power:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLSDi7SD8M&t=12s&index=31&list=LLXdqRwLul9fGT8BdjRZSZpA

Here how you can build and arduino minimal board (just I made with different chip package):

http://www.gammon.com.au/breadboard

Here how tu burn 1Mhz bootloader for very low power consumption:

https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/3018/tutorial-how-to-burn-1mhz-8mhz-bootloader-using-arduino-ide-1-6-5-r5

Arduino NRF24L01 tutorial:

http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Nrf24L01-2.4GHz-HowTo

72marinablue
January 5th 2018, 13:54
It's nothing more than arduino with NRF24L01 for wireless.
You literally can find thousands of tutorials for arduino on web.
I made the first steering wheel with arduino pro mini, nrf24l01 and lipo charger modules.
but I don't like it the wires, box and I need to charge occasionally. After some search I found great tutorials about low power arduino, and once all work fine with a coin cell (must work for about 2 years on CR2032) I decide to go furter and made my own board, so I found great tutorials for EAGLE to design schematics and boards.

And I made my own reflow oven with a chaeap toaster ($15) and arduino uno and reflow oven controller shield http://www.rocketscream.com/blog/product/reflow-oven-controller-shield-arduino-compatible/

Here some tutorial for arduino low power:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLSDi7SD8M&t=12s&index=31&list=LLXdqRwLul9fGT8BdjRZSZpA

Here how you can build and arduino minimal board (just I made with different chip package):

http://www.gammon.com.au/breadboard

Here how tu burn 1Mhz bootloader for very low power consumption:

https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/3018/tutorial-how-to-burn-1mhz-8mhz-bootloader-using-arduino-ide-1-6-5-r5

Arduino NRF24L01 tutorial:

http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Nrf24L01-2.4GHz-HowTo

Thank you! Awesome, Im going to have to look into integrating this into my build.

beetle1303
January 15th 2018, 07:58
Sorry to hear about your back, updates are awesome.
I greatly support the canbus idea. Currently working on rewiring calculations to update the original full wiring loom in order to compare it with a canbus layout

Keep it going. It doesn't matter if you work slowly, take your time and get well...

Chris

hugovw1976
March 5th 2018, 10:12
Some progress on electrical system.

Main board for Front/Rear/Mid contoll box. (Mid controll box for power distribution).

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/40661040271_5716b382e7_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/25790361737_d182823791_b.jpg[/url]

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/38850910320_d099d2621c_b.jpg[/url]

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4801/40619040412_9b836f8fd3_b.jpg

Receiver:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4747/25790360137_d185a028d0_b.jpg

Some videos testing all functions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MzDCzK-5bg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK4JoUfHxww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AeOuzxixTA

jacob39
August 1st 2018, 16:28
How is the build coming?

hugovw1976
August 1st 2018, 20:54
How is the build coming?

Sorry, most work is on electronics ( programming, and building).
I start to work again in body but only on Sunday and think I need two or three more weekend's to install body on the chassis, a soon I have some new pictures I posted here.

Tomas
November 8th 2018, 14:04
Any updates soon? Pleeease

hugovw1976
November 8th 2018, 17:22
Working on body, front interior part is already painted and permanently installed on chassis.
I upload some pics this weekend. Sorry for slowly update.

hugovw1976
November 11th 2018, 16:13
Some pics of the last work.
Front part of Body is instaled (welded to roll cage) and the interior is painted and headliner instaled.

Also working in suicide hinges for doors, the main reason for this setup is:
First I want to quit the original hinges because at high speed can hear the wind making noise, so I want a flat surface in this area.
And second it's easier to get in and out of the car because the roll cage and side bars are very obstructive.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4821/44015178120_9e8fa99a09_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a4thZo)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/45107303044_c3397f7c6f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bHYHFs)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4813/44918972415_d5699666cd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2brktxD)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/31961109978_cf62c69c45_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGi3uj)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4810/45831828921_fabe678aec_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cQ16YV)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/44015195670_fd172b3647_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a4tocY)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/44015204070_f9d0662df4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a4tqGN)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/45831846291_fd66f983f2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cQ1c9p)

Flintstones
November 12th 2018, 08:13
Its all business on the inside! :)
I did the same with the hinges and drip rail on my Oval also.
Cleans the look of the beetle when looking down the side.
Cheers

chug_A_bug
November 12th 2018, 17:19
WOW...looks great..

volkdent
November 13th 2018, 16:37
Looks so good! Do you post on Facebook or Instagram?

Jason

hugovw1976
November 13th 2018, 23:37
Looks so good! Do you post on Facebook or Instagram?

Jason

Sorry don't use Facebook anymore, and never have Instagram.

volkdent
November 19th 2018, 12:13
Instagram is a great place for visual stuff, I'm Volkdent on IG too! If you join let us know!

Jason