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Blizzard April 20th 2010 03:22

Blizzard's rolling rebuild of a 1303 1975
 
Hello, GL fan's. I'm Erik aka Blizzard from the Netherlands. I got this nickname because of my white aircooled rides.:cool: Like this '79 vert of mine.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...4.jpg~original

This car is also a project car at the moment.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...8.jpg~original

The chassis is completely done and waiting for the body.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...4.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

The body is almost ready to be painted.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original


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

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

In april 2008 I bought the ultimate basis for a GL beetle. A '75 1303.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
It was in a bad shape. The front off the chassis was rotten as can be without the wheels falling of. So I replaced the complete front of the chassis. This is not a perfect resto job but a quick fix so I could use this ride as my clubmeeting and test car for brakeconversions and so on.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...7.jpg~original
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After that was done the only place that needed some more welding was under the backseat.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
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That took a few months. The complete car looked like this at the first meeting.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...9.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 03:34

The welding done sofar was done to get the 1303 streetlegal. The next job was to fix the rear bumpersupports.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...8.jpg~original
I used a NOS rear valance and made it removeable.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...6.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 03:38

Now it was time to make some cosmetic changes.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...6.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...9.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 03:47

Before I got the new 6 cm. rear wings painted black I wanted to go to the next meeting so I replaced the 8J and 7J x 15 Fuchs wheels for 6J and 7 J x 15 so the rear wheels could fit under the original rear wings.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

In good company on the dragstip in Brunstem Belgium 2008.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...lding021-1.jpg
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http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...eelding025.jpg
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On Ebay I found some used Kerscher wings already in the right color so I bought those for 140 euro's.:)
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
Now I could fit the wider wheels right away. The wings needed to be replaced anyway.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 04:13

With the (new) used flared wings it looked like this with the 15" fuchs wheels.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...7.jpg~original

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

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

Blizzard April 20th 2010 04:35

The next thing I did was detail the interior. New carpet and a pair of OMP seats and a 5 point harness.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...3.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...7.jpg~original

These seats are only for trackdays. For normal use I installed a pair of black cloth Recaro seats.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

The standard steeringwheel was replaced with this Raid one mounted on a quick release steeringhub.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

These photo's where taken behind Mel's Diner in Hannover april 30 2009.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...0.jpg~original
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...9.jpg~original

On a local aircooled meeting.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

On the Spa-Francochamps circuit 2009
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

In company of another white dutch Germanlooker on the Spa track in Belgium in 2009.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 05:57

Some more pictures of different interior changes.

This is how it looked when I bought the car.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

Porsche steeringwheel and a 944 tach. under the dash.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

Raid steeringwheel and oilpressure and temp. gauges. OMP pedals, new carpet and I found an original frame to mount the radio.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

New panel under the dash for 4 gauges. I added a voltmeter and a tach.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...4.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 06:38

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blizzard April 20th 2010 06:54

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

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original
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Blizzard April 20th 2010 07:03

Rear arm complete with driveshaft and disk.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

All the parts for the rear suspension before assembly.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...6.jpg~original

The rear suspension and brake parts on the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

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

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

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...3.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...9.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...7.jpg~original

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

On the left is a standard length '75 > steeringrod. In the middle is a shortened rod and on the right the complete custom length rod.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...3.jpg~original

I also made a pair of cradle's to support the new control arm joint while it's pressed in the front controlarm.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...4.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 07:10

On the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

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

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

Complete side view of the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

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

Blizzard April 20th 2010 07:18

My friends and I build a spraybooth in our hobby workplace so now i can paint my own projects.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...0.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...8.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...4.jpg~original

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

Blizzard April 20th 2010 07:24

The feshly painted fenders and rear bumper on the car. That's a 255/40 x17 tire you're looking at.:D

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...8.jpg~original

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

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...6.jpg~original

New front bumper on the car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...5.jpg~original

Complete side view of the new look.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

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

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

Blizzard April 20th 2010 07:31

After some cleaning and detailing it was time for the first meeting this spring. This was last weekend so now I'm up to date with this rolling rebuild.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2.jpg~original

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...1.jpg~original

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

wrenchnride247 April 20th 2010 20:33

Wow that's alot of ground to cover in such a short thread :D

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


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