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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Hi
So This is the sad state my car is in, I bought it for ZAR 5000, and then a seperate engine for another ZAR5000...
yes it is my work in progress, and please, any info would be appreciated :)

when I saw the picture on the aircooled vw sa forum:
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having a friend of mine collect the car from Durban, and transporting it to johannesburg (gauteng)

arriving at my house
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after replacing the front suspension after5 years, the car finally landed on all four its wheels, and I could move it around

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now specs are as follows...

aircooled 2L engine, std 4 speed box..
beetle front and rear, but custom pan?

the car had a roof on at one stage, but seems someone chopped it off, so hence the nose and tail section of the car is very flexible, so I am in the process of making subframes to support both ends...
custom adapters with 18inh wheels are to follow

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sub frame

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so as you can see, still a work in progress, but I will get there..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:15 pm 
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looking at your other projects mate i can't see this one staying in this condition for long,

Good look keep the photos coming

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:45 am 
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Thx Mark

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:44 pm 
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:smt012 yep agree mark you sure have your work cut out for you though, butr looks like you enjoy a challenge, which is good, will be a nice ride when done, as you have the hunger for it and enjoy it too, all the best with your build and dont forget this is the place to get info and ideas, we also like to see other ideas new or old, retro or alternative its all good to us, well done, :smt012 :smt012

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:52 am 
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ok so eventually I have received my dash from streetstuff and it was a mission to get it fitting, but i won in the end.
made custom holding brackets andhad to cut here and there, but it looks like it will fit.

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since I had to make do with awhat I could find, I fitted a Fiat 128 steering column, and had to modify it somewhat, but hey, it works :)


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as for the subframe....
I attached the body to the subframe, both front and back and i must admit, I am still concerened about the flex the whole body has....
I suspect when the idiot prev owner chopped the roof off, along with that the structural integrity went.....
will have to look into this some more..
anyway wires next :)
will keep the pics comming.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:44 pm 
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So the back subframe has been sorted and painted, now it was all the brakes and wheel refurbs...
this is what she looks like now...

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resting on nice 18"s...
still lotsa work to do... will keep you posted

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Looks like you've been busy :smt012

Keep the updates coming.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:19 am 
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Hi
so after a long time and several other projects later i finally got around to working on this one again..
so far the engine 2L engine that i slapped in was way to heavy for the car and ended up dropping the suspension so bad at the back with the 18" that the wheels caught on the inner fenders... so after adjusting the suspension (raising it) I pulled it out again and slapped in a 1600Tp engine.. and lucky me had to chop the car in the back for clearance, but decided to make an air scoop, or even a cover, this can be covered by the fold up roof, so no real worries there...


next up was fitting the dash (had to be extended due to the PO cutting the inner coving shell to pieces..(windscreen to dash section)
after the fiment of the steering column I couldnt find a boss kit for the steering wheel, and ended up buying a Bay window steering column and fitting this..


the lights (911/964 items was next to follow, the car was moulded for the older type tail lights and these had to be modded to get them to fit.
then the rear bumper turned out to be too short, and had to be extended (still in progress)

master cylinder is in place, and the brakes fitted (wheel hubs were bare inside) but after bleeding, no pressure? will have another look at this..

ok so all the wires brand new, running engine, brakes in progress, seats in dash in, wow at least the list is getting shorter..
but
I am still after 911 headlights, as these look funny..
but unfortunately in SA spares is very scarce.....

anyway pics as below, cool :smt008

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Nothing is ever easy is it ? :smt009
Nice to see this project continue and your making good progress :smt012

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