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Old July 5th, 2004, 08:42 AM   #51
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VWFanatic, I realize I made it sound too easy...so Ima gonna try to post a pic of what I mean.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #52
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Took forever, but here is a rough sketch. Of, course it would make the macpherson strut as I-beam axle streering. Connect to control arm bracket, can be braced to shock tower support. Then bar is made longer than the above T-bucket to support the I-beam closer. Extra support from holes near front of framehead. Stabalizer bar allows for movement up and down and then copy rest of design from t-bucket in regards to new shock layout and side to side. Havent figured out if steering is still rack and pinion or the worm and roller version.


Not like I havve a super but just exploring the options.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 12:17 PM   #53
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looks like a ton of work for something that will put the axle right about where it would interfere with the hood and apron, (unless you have a plan for that) and then you will still have those ugly strut supports sticking out on the side...(or are you removing them?). i dont understand those rear supports either. there has to be an easier way.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 04:42 PM   #54
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just adding a link

Suspension Concepts (has a good diagram of crossover steering)

previous thread with pics of tobias pan/body chop
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=437
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?show...topic=1571&st=0

and interpretation of the comments in there
shortening the pan but not the tube
(just using nicks pics as an example I know he was lowering the pan for the beetle)

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Old September 29th, 2004, 04:24 PM   #55
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just adding that pic of another front end

looq at dis tang Mcotie



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Old September 29th, 2004, 04:32 PM   #56
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There is a simple reason why nobody has even done something like that before.
It's Fucking UGLY.


Without a doubt,that is the UGLYest POS I've seen in a LONG time.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #57
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buggy style tube frame
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Old September 29th, 2004, 09:58 PM   #58
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here's mine

and this is the result
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Old October 9th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #59
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Been thinking about an extender for a super beetle that was discussed before on this thread and think I have come up with a better Idea. Also because I might pick up one of the free beetles taht I have been advertising for a guy.

It uses a plate that goes under the framehead or could replace the bottom plate. The support bar attaches to the shock mounts of the body (shocks removed)because IMO the frame head flexes a little. A bent I-beam with leaf spring attaches to the horns and to a stabilizer bar.

The framehead might have to be cut to allow clearance for the horns so that they do not protrude past the hood. I havent figured out steering yet. It's for a fenderless design so the shockmounts and support bar will have to be hidden.

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Old November 7th, 2004, 12:17 AM   #60
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Griznant is doing awesome work on his extension using a type 3 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]

check out his intro Griznant "chum bucket"



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Old November 15th, 2004, 05:55 PM   #61
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Figured I'd add in another alternative to the stretched wheelbase thread since it hadn't been talked about in here yet.

I used the Socalook front crossmember develped and manufactured by Martin Smith of www.socalook.com The crossmember comes complete with upper shock mounts, panhard bar mount, headlight mounts, and hairpin radius rod mounts. It also comes with a complete parts list of the remainder parts needed that you can buy from speedway motors individually. Speedway Motors is now also offering a full "kit" that they put together specifically for the socalook crossmember. From personal experience, get ready to do alot of fabrication to the speedway parts to get everything to fit together nicely and function properly. Our own Dave Cormack did a write up in an issue not too long ago about the needed fabrication that will need to be done to make the speedway parts fit with the stock vw parts being used and the socallook crossmember. You may also see my members intro page as I included some things that Dave left out of the article. Here are the part #'s for the speedway "kit"...

913-39060 VW I-BEAM AXLE FRONT END KIT $899.95

913-39055 VW TUBE AXLE FRONT END KIT $799.95


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Old November 15th, 2004, 06:17 PM   #62
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Dayz, Is that Ft. end any wider than the stock VW beam. I can't tell if its an illusion or if it is truly wider.
Eiter way your car looks fucking cool. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:30 PM   #63
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dude your car is sooo bad ass! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]
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Old November 16th, 2004, 12:11 PM   #64
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It is wider. Not sure by how much though?
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Old January 20th, 2005, 09:45 AM   #65
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DuneAdx recent addition to volksrods [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
Homemade drop axel using VW Parts
DuneAdx Intro
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Old January 20th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #66
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I finished the panhard so I'll have more pics up tomorrow.
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Old January 20th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #67
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Do any of you guys have that Hot VW's article on the front end installation laying around unused or scannable? It's not listed as a back issue that is available for re-order, and mine got trashed by somebody when I moved. If you have it scanned, and you sent it to me, I'd be sure to send Hot VW's their royalty check...
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Old January 21st, 2005, 08:29 AM   #68
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I may have an extra copy laying around...what month was it again?
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Old January 21st, 2005, 08:31 AM   #69
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I'm sure Dave Cormack could hook you up since he did write it. :)
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I think it was the August issue...I searched frantically for the month, didn't find it, but all of the posts in ref. to it were the last days of July/first days of August. I suppose if Dave has a copy on his computer someplace, that would be easier...of course I'd like the pictures too (beggers CAN be choosers...right?). Even if there was some faults with the early version of the whole set-up, it would at least give me a condensed version of the whole process. If I end up with the Mini-T, I think it would look great with that front set-up on it...I've heard it might have clearance issues with the front of the kit, but I'd like to try to get it all figured out...whew...that was a bit long winded.
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I'm sure Dave Cormack could hook you up since he did write it. :)
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I don't know for sure but I would think that he couldn't just post the article since it has been published, even though he wrote it. Once it's submitted I would guess it belongs to the magazine / publisher. I could be wrong. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img]
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Justin- are your wires flat at the hub? or does the center resemble a drum from the backside? Mine are dished and was wondering if I could use them with disks or if i would have to pic up some 1940ish juice drums to make my front brakes work...
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Old January 21st, 2005, 10:52 PM   #73
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I was guessing the same thing BugDust, that's why I was trying to just get a scan from somebody.
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