Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > The Cutting Board

The Cutting Board Cut... Weld... DRIVE.


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,472
Threads: 32,236
Posts: 544,719
Total Online: 469

Newest Member: jessup

Latest Threads
- by yimbo
- by JiI

 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 9th, 2003, 06:53 PM   #1
fweem1970
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 31
Default

how many inches can i take out of the beam before i need to cut in to the body? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/stoned.gif[/img]
fweem1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2003, 07:16 PM   #2
p-nor
Forum Member
 
p-nor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: paso robles, ca.
Posts: 3,358
Default

ball joint or king/link pin? you can take more out of a ball joint, i think something like 3 inches, i think a bit less out of a k/l. i'm just cutting 6 inches out of mine and maybe ditching the shock towers so cutting the body wont be a concern.

paul


oh... going off your name i'm guessing you have a 1970, duh. ball joint it is!
__________________
i'm really scared but i'm even more confused, so i end up doing nothing.

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

http://rocksteadyplumbing.com/
p-nor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2003, 08:42 PM   #3
Gen
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 116
Default

You can take 6 inches out of a beam on a balljoint bug... I think only like 2 on a linkpin (these are total, not per side)... but if you take enough out of linkpin, you can put the shock mounts inside the fender (raise the gas tank a bit)... I heard about this in hot vw's a few months ago... ummm... Tim Hess I think... red 60ish oval... don't remember very well and lost the issue.
__________________
Rob

I need to go back to bed!
Gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2003, 10:02 PM   #4
Growler
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A Mile High
Posts: 199
Default

Or this is an option too. The beam is 5" overall, gas tank retains o.g. position and beam still has shocks.

__________________
I wish I was driving a cartoon car around a boob.
Growler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2003, 06:44 PM   #5
Gen
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 116
Default

growler... never seen that before... but I LIKE IT!!! *begins to rethink suspension setup*
__________________
Rob

I need to go back to bed!
Gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2003, 07:16 PM   #6
vwfanatic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: enfield ct
Posts: 11,865
Member Photo Albums
Default

is that sturdy enough? or is there additional reinforcment added as well?
vwfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2003, 08:57 PM   #7
Growler
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A Mile High
Posts: 199
Default

The plate is welded to the body, what you don't see is where the bolt passes through the plate it is in a short piece of cro-mo tubing that is heliarc welded to the plate on both sides.

Yeah, it's sturdy enough. :P



All I'm saying is there is other options out there. I don't necessarily reccomend that anyone do this particular kind of mod unless they are fully qualified. My Dad has built several race cars completely from scratch and is capable, not everyone is...

Example:



Hope that helps.
__________________
I wish I was driving a cartoon car around a boob.
Growler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2003, 06:56 AM   #8
PapaG
Forum Member
 
PapaG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: New Ulm, and Caldwell, TX
Posts: 669
Default

Is that a Pikes Peak car? Wow.
__________________
Dare to color outside the line. Think out of the box. Be the box. 69 Fastback, 69 Chopped top Squareback, 87 Syncro Vanagon, and more useless projects in the yard to make any redneck jealous.
PapaG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2003, 11:42 AM   #9
Growler
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A Mile High
Posts: 199
Default

Yeah it is. Used to run a F.I. 2400cc until the rule changes forced us to step it up to a V8.

700 HP, Porsche 930 box, twisty dirt roads...the thing is a beast. No I don't get to drive it. :D

__________________
I wish I was driving a cartoon car around a boob.
Growler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2003, 04:13 PM   #10
Jon
Forum Member
 
Jon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Behind you, Breathing heavy on your neck.
Posts: 6,293
Default

Just for reference purposes.
If you have a early body on a late pan. You can not narrow the beam as much as you could with a late body. You will have to clearence the the body a bit. I did mine 4" so I needed to clearence the body some I cut a 2 1/2"wider than the existing space wedge out of a 2X4 and hammered it down between the the stock length beam. I know not the greatest metal working technique .... But worked quickly and you can see it.
Jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 -8. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums