GermanLook Forums  

Go Back   GermanLook Forums > General > Project Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:50
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Nev - 1971 Bay with some germanlook influences

Well i know this build won't be a lot of peoples' bag as it isn't strictly germanlook....but i thought some of you may be interested just in the build.

Well i'll start at the beginning.
We purchased this bus around 6 years ago and it was uber cheap. He wasn't pretty - so i did the essential stuff - you know - like lower it and put a better engine in haha. The initial plan was to sell it - but as we all do - we got attached to the van. After a few years of holidays in him (Nev) I finally finished my beetle resto and we layed Nev up and started to save for his resto. He made a final appearance at our wedding (took the bridesmaids) after i limped him through an MOT after being off the road for a couple of years and as soon as we got back from our honeymoon we started ripping him apart. I'll let the pictures do the talking from here....

When we first got him


On Holiday once he'd been given some love - this was in tenby. He was like this for a few years - we attended lots of shows - went to Spa and had lots of trips to France, Wales and Devon in him. He didn't let us down!



Dressed for the wedding




Pulling him apart before he goes to the blasters




He was away at the blasters for a while so in the mean time i started on the brake and suspension conversion

Bearing spacers made for the 944 hubs to linkpin spindle


Bearing spacers fitted and outside of the hub turned down to fit the 996T discs


Porsche 6 pot calipers




Compared to the stock disc and caliper
__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:50
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Uniball rear end coming together to replace the spring plates




Back from the blasters and in epoxy primer. Some ropey repairs to sort along with the obvious. Nothing more than what we were expecting though so fairly happy!







Cargo floor and the centre of the van isnt too bad - probably due to the bely pans




Front beam raised 1 3/4" with a Rayvern beam




__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:51
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313




And the rear end has been notched and Porsche 944 aluminium arms fitted











__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:52
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Half cap is so last year....this is going to need some serious tubs to cover the 255/40R17 tyres!!







__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:52
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
I have finished with the rear suspension mods now - i just need to finish off the front beam stuff and then mock up the hydraulic rams. Then onto the transmission raise!

Rear Torsion tube had to be narrowed 35mm

















__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:53
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313











Looking forward to getting on with the body work now and getting rid of those shoddy repairs on the rear corners/arches.
__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:53
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Front leaves redrilled and fitted, rear end finished off, valve block and fluid dispersal system fitted up and we have a roller

















Craig is 6'"2 and towers over Nev!

__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 11th 2015, 07:54
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Primitive seats!









Front rams are in and mounted .... just got to figure out the rear mounting points and how the hell i am going to get the track rods fitted! The whole hydraulic kit it from Rayvern
__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 11th 2015, 09:41
ricola's Avatar
ricola ricola is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Warwick, UK
Posts: 1,130
Looking good! What are your engine plans? Camping interior?
__________________
http://www.ricola.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 11th 2015, 11:29
H2OSB H2OSB is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 156
Looks pretty awesome! I'm often amazed by how far some of you guys go with a restore/build. I would be so intimidated by this build.
__________________
johnL (aka H2OSB)
'74 1303, Outlaw sedan (with a GL flavor)
'73 1303, Sports Bug look
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 11th 2015, 14:06
cookvw's Avatar
cookvw cookvw is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Durango, coloRADo, USA
Posts: 221
this is awesome. i love it. keep us updated. x2 on motor plans.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 11th 2015, 14:43
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Thanks guys,

I have been running through gearbox/engine ideas in my head. I initially thought a 915 box would be ideal as it is one of my favourite modifications in my beetle...it makes it so much more usable for long distance runs (which is what we will be using our van for!) but i have settled to rebuild my 1600 bus box with a taller 3rd and 4th with a berg gear housing so i can run a splitty nose cone. This will enable me to do a 7cm transmission and engine raise (which i need to do for ground clearance) Engine wise i am going to keep it fairly basic as funds don't allow anything like what my beetle engine cost. It will probably be type1 based, less than 2 litre but maybe a small turbo running through a renault 5 turbo carb. Thats the plan at the moment but as all of my projects seem to progress and get more involved....i am sure i will end up with something more wild!

Interior wise we have never felt the need to have a cooker/sink etc. we will have a large 'L' shaped sofa in the back that folds out into a bed. The front will have a westy style flip front bench seat so the 'L' becomes a 'U' shape. Pretty basic but very sociable I would also like to incorporate a fold out BBQ somehow (maybe at the back)

I have to say, if i had my way, i would start with a much more solid vehicle.....but the wife has become attached to Nev over the years and wants to keep him.

The bit i am most excited about is the wheels.....



__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 11th 2015, 17:08
Steve C's Avatar
Steve C Steve C is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,666
Hi

Looks great. Cant wait to keep following this build. One question, what was the reasoning for going to king & link pin front suspesion?

Steve
__________________
STI powered 1303 in the works.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 12th 2015, 03:54
owdlvr's Avatar
owdlvr owdlvr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada - West Coast
Posts: 724
Whoa! I know what wheels those are, and I'm very very excited!

This build looks incredible so far

-Dave
__________________
--
'71 Type 1 - Rally Project
'58 Type 1 - I bought an early...
'75 Type 1 - Family Heirloom
'93 Chevy 3500 pickup - Cummins Swap
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old January 13th 2015, 13:26
dub_crazee's Avatar
dub_crazee dub_crazee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chesham, UK
Posts: 313
Steve, i went K&L for the amount of travel they give compared to a balljoint. I had to get the chassis rail on the beam and balljoints would lock out before that unless i raised the beam even higher.

Thanks Dave, i am pretty excited about the wheels although i am now completely skint! Atleast ive now got everything i need to keep be busy until July - hopefully by that time i will have the money for the paint materials and build up parts!
__________________
Classic Car Revivals
www.classiccarrevivals.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© www.GermanLook.net 2002-2017. All Rights Reserved