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Old October 4th 2011, 12:16
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Cool Dave Forder's Project Build

Some recent pics of my Bug.
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Old October 4th 2011, 17:25
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Impresive! Top quality build! It is great to see these beign built. More detail pictures and Build spec please. I think this was the 90's John Maher chassis?
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Old October 5th 2011, 00:19
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Where did the carbon fiber bumpers and side vents come from? They look nice. Love the color combo.
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Old October 5th 2011, 05:08
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That´s what GL is supposed to look like! Fantastic! It´s even got the wheels I´ve always wanted...lucky you!
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Old October 5th 2011, 09:03
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Very nice car... What about drivetrain combo specs ?
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Old October 5th 2011, 12:26
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Looks tough ... great job !
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Old October 5th 2011, 16:48
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Thanks for the comments. The engine will be a autocraft fuel injected 2332 turbo. Heads are superflows with a water jacket (so I can up the boost on the street). A huge holset turbo sitting behind me where the back seat used to be. Should be good for a whole lump of hp. Gearbox is a Porsche 915 (just had a Quaife lsd fitted so that I can steer the car on the back wheels)...ha ha.
Wheels are cargraphics 8.5 x 18 front 225/30s and 10 x 18s rear 265/35s. Wings are 4cm oversize Kerchers fronts and 6cm Remmele carbons on the rear.
Bumpers and running boards are both widened Remmele items that meet the arches perfect (although we had to cut and shut the rear wings to get the perfect fit).
All the body prep and fitting together was done by myself and it took forever but my labour's cheap. The paint inside and underneath is as good as on top. The paint is absolutly stunning. It flips about in certain lights.
Thanks to Dan Simpson and the lads for the lift of the body onto the chassis.
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Old October 5th 2011, 17:29
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Hi

Stunning car, if German Look was listed on Wikipedia your car would be at the top of the page.

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Old October 5th 2011, 20:37
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Hawt Damn! That's hot!
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Old October 6th 2011, 08:13
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Hi Dave,
Good to see you on here posting up some info,be good to get the motor soon christmas is coming.
see ya,
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Old October 11th 2011, 13:58
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Some recent pics of my Bug.
Great car. How is this type of drilling done, with the edge tapered in? Considering doing this to the fenders on my bug to relieve the pressure under the fenders (not a show car, just autocross car).
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Old October 11th 2011, 14:40
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Those holes are most likely done with a "Punch and Flare Tool".



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Old October 18th 2011, 12:11
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Hi Dan. Got a few shots of my interior panels that I fitted the other week. John has got the Cam now, should have the engine built soon...mmmm.
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Old October 18th 2011, 12:15
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Great car. How is this type of drilling done, with the edge tapered in? Considering doing this to the fenders on my bug to relieve the pressure under the fenders (not a show car, just autocross car).
Thanks for the comment. You will have to use the flaring tool. It is a bit tricky to use on curved edges though but the back of the front wings should be ok.
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Old October 18th 2011, 13:45
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That is a stunning car so far and I can't wait to see it finished. I'd love to give it a good flogging and see what it's made of
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