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Old February 22nd 2016, 08:57
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Hi

A few photos,

the impact moved the torsion bar housing back a bit


broke a brand new Koni


side view


bent LCA


damage to front 1/4
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Old February 22nd 2016, 12:52
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damn this really sucks to see. best of luck with the repairs
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Old February 22nd 2016, 16:33
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Wow, that LCA is really bent.
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Old February 22nd 2016, 16:54
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I'm sure you were starting to get bored (as I am!) when everything works... Good opportunity for some other mods like you say! Will you need to go through all your engineering inspections again?
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Old February 22nd 2016, 18:00
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The new pan Im going to use is very rusty (wink wink) in a certain area is so I will need to repair that area with piece from the old pan.

I was really finally getting some things sorted so it will be good to take some weight out of the car. What did your car weigh in at again Ric? Mine was 1160 kgs

I was getting toe in when the car was jacked up and if I pushed the car up and down you could see the toe changing, so I refitted a tie rod re locater as seen in this picture and also unflipped my tie rod ends, it was perfect after I did this

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Old February 23rd 2016, 01:29
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Old February 23rd 2016, 13:58
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Owh, that's bad news, it's horrible to see your beautiful car like that.
Good luck with the rebuild, make it better and stronger!

You were OK after the crash?
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Old February 23rd 2016, 16:34
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Mine was 1200kg wet with a full tank, not light but the power more than compensates! 60/40 weight distribution, that was on the MOT scales so possibly not very accurate. I did pick the heaviest bug ever produced by the factory to start with...
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Old February 23rd 2016, 19:37
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I'm sure you broke the G50 too...Dang it, I guess you're gonna need a reverse R&P Subi trans
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Old February 24th 2016, 06:42
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wow, no matter how you feel you can handle it, that was your baby dude. Sorry for your loss man.
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Old February 24th 2016, 13:58
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Weird, thought I replied days ago. Sorry to read about the hit, you obviously went in HARD!

May I suggest, in addition to the obvious pan/suspension repairs, that you seriously consider replacing both your harness belts and your seat. Harness belts at the very least, and I'd replace the seat to be 100% safe. Both items should be considered "one-use-only" in a crash. I'd also look heavily at your helmet, any scuff marks or signs of impact and you should consider retiring it as well.

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Old February 28th 2016, 03:36
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No harness, jut a lap & sash inertia reel belt, I will replace it, it was very low speed crash, helmet didn't hit anything.

Powercruise was on this weekend in Sydney, I was going to take my Beetle to it but that wasn't going to happen, so my son found this little beauty for me, a Nissan 180 SX, came with a healthy SR20DET, 3 inch turbo back exhaust, two sets of wheels, new coil overs etc.

Fixed a few little issues, rego on Friday, did several cruise sessions and my son did about 3 hours of drifting with it and it didn't have any problems, its a bit gutless after my Beetle but its a really nice car to drive.

I plan to do a few speed events in it and my son is going to help me learn to drift

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Old March 6th 2016, 23:27
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I forgot to mention this, I fitted some of Lanners heavy duty tie rods when I built the car, outer tie rod snapped inner one bent, Lanners tie rods looks like new
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Old May 23rd 2016, 04:04
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Car is at the panel shop now, working on the new chassis but I found another problem, the G50 bell housing is cracked very badly, anybody know anybody that might have one?







sorry about the crappy phone pics
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Old May 23rd 2016, 05:15
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The G50 bellhousing is not a seperate part like it is on a T2 transmission, so you basically need the total gearstack housing casing.
I'd say thats usually another tranny as the new Porsche part for that will surely be expensive. Maybe search for a G50 with an internal problem?
Very sorry to see the damage is more then sheetmetal :-(
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