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richie
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« on: March 14, 2019, 20:46:49 pm »

We thought this might be interesting to some of you to see what goes into a tube chassis build for a rear engine beetle from start to finish, chassis is all chromoly and built to cert 7.49 & quicker not that its likely to ever go that quick but better to over spec it and be safer Cool
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 20:47:53 pm »

For a while it will be mostly pictures until we get to any technical stuff Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 01:44:16 am »

Thought that was someone's car until I saw the jig being used  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 11:06:29 am »

Great Project!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 12:49:44 pm »

Good idea, this will be very interesting to follow.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 13:47:26 pm »

.....built to cert 7.49 & quicker not that its likely to ever go that quick but better to over spec it and be safer Cool

You must be getting older.... and wiser  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 18:01:14 pm »

.....built to cert 7.49 & quicker not that its likely to ever go that quick but better to over spec it and be safer Cool

You must be getting older.... and wiser  Wink

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Mmmm I think thats still open to debate Grin   This one isn't for me either, it has a roof!!!! Cheesy

cheers Richie
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 09:18:20 am »

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 20:28:09 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 04:04:42 am »

 Sweet
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 16:30:07 pm »

Few more Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 16:33:24 pm »

 Shocked Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 23:45:07 pm »

I was going to start a build thread for my new street strip USE/ASA buggy but after checking these pics out Iím not going to embarrass myself.
Simply amazing work!
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 08:50:14 am »

I was going to start a build thread for my new street strip USE/ASA buggy but after checking these pics out Iím not going to embarrass myself.
Simply amazing work!

Rubbish  Grin

We need more forum activity, not only facebook and instagram.

Please make one!
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 11:31:30 am »

Excuse me Ritchie, what struts are those?
I intended Superbug 3-bolt spindles/lower arm/BJs, then mount a coil-over to cut-away OEM strut towers, but if your assemblies are within reach it may be nicer.

Also, is the driver cage part of the SFI-scedule you're building for, or an add-on following altered/dragster designs?

Looks nice, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 11:37:04 am »

These are Strange Engineering Struts.

Cheers,
Basti

Excuse me Ritchie, what struts are those?
I intended Superbug 3-bolt spindles/lower arm/BJs, then mount a coil-over to cut-away OEM strut towers, but if your assemblies are within reach it may be nicer.

Also, is the driver cage part of the SFI-scedule you're building for, or an add-on following altered/dragster designs?

Looks nice, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 17:18:33 pm »

I was going to start a build thread for my new street strip USE/ASA buggy but after checking these pics out Iím not going to embarrass myself.
Simply amazing work!

Hey Gavin

am sure Jim will appreciate your comments Smiley   but he does this for a living so its going to be good  Grin, my own stuff is far from perfect and I share it on here so please do share your build on here Cool

cheers Richie
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 20:50:51 pm »

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I'd rather see builds on forums than social media. They will be gone after a while...
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2019, 09:01:03 am »

Chassis & suspension is progressing along Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2019, 09:03:23 am »

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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2019, 09:34:06 am »

very sweet!  Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2019, 10:45:43 am »

That's an interesting looking rear suspension arrangement. I guess the two bottom links work like a wishbone but allow a certain amount of movement needed by the four link?
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2019, 19:31:10 pm »

That's an interesting looking rear suspension arrangement. I guess the two bottom links work like a wishbone but allow a certain amount of movement needed by the four link?

It needs a top and bottom link to locate hub correct distance from gearbox and be able to set camber, but with just single top and bottom it would be able to steer itself so extra one on bottom stops hub being able to move and steer car, just using a wishbone instead of 2 bottom links would allow it to steer itself still so no use for rear end, hope that al makes sense? it does in my head anyway Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2019, 20:42:37 pm »

That's an interesting looking rear suspension arrangement. I guess the two bottom links work like a wishbone but allow a certain amount of movement needed by the four link?

It needs a top and bottom link to locate hub correct distance from gearbox and be able to set camber, but with just single top and bottom it would be able to steer itself so extra one on bottom stops hub being able to move and steer car, just using a wishbone instead of 2 bottom links would allow it to steer itself still so no use for rear end, hope that al makes sense? it does in my head anyway Grin Cheesy

It does! Similar to No Mercy and your cab?
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2019, 21:21:48 pm »

Yep all fairly similar in principle
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2019, 22:29:40 pm »

Interesting. Look forward to seeing it in detail.
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