Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:16 am

Quite a lot has happened this last couple of months... but we are no where close to finish yet. Absolutely everything needs to be fabricated which takes time.

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by FJCamper » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:18 pm

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Hard. unforgiving aluminum seat. No cover or cushion. Keeps the lads awake.

Hey,

That's not a racing seat you guys have -- that's a bed!

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:30 am

:lol:

Ride quality = crap
Road noise level = crap
AC = crap
At least I can sit comfortably. :lol:
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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by volksbugly » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:20 am

subscribed! Hey are you planing on gusseting the bottom coilover mount point on the rear trailing arm or do you think they will be strong enough? I'm worried about breaking out the bottom on mine, so I might have some custom longer bolts made and weld a piece from the trailing arm to the other side of the coil mount point.

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:57 am

The bolts are made from en24 steel I think... so hopefully they will be strong enough. Unfortunately the only way to make them stronger would be to weld on the trailing arms.
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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by Piledriver » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:16 pm

volksbugly wrote:subscribed! Hey are you planing on gusseting the bottom coilover mount point on the rear trailing arm or do you think they will be strong enough? I'm worried about breaking out the bottom on mine, so I might have some custom longer bolts made and weld a piece from the trailing arm to the other side of the coil mount point.
I'm looking at putting high grade 5/8" bolts in my alloy arms, you can get the std 1" OD uniballs with a 5/8" ID from Ridetech, at least.
For now I settled on offsetting the lower eye a bit so it could attach close as possible to the arm and the shock clears.
(using converted Ridetech/Fox 2.0 truck shocks, ~.165" wall 55mm OD)
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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:40 am

We have a sway bar :lol:

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:21 am

Quite a lot has happened lately, the body was prepped and painted inside and outside by my dad. Now assembly can begin...

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by FJCamper » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:15 pm

All Right!

Racy red. Now we're getting serious.

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by ALYKAT III » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:02 am

Hmmm...all I see are little red x ?

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:41 am

We are reaching the final stages of this built. Holding thumbs to get it done in time for Sunday's test and tune

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by H2OSB » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:44 am

I wouldn't mind a few details about your front suspension, specifically the LCAs. Also, does the location of your track arm effect the location of your brake MC, assuming you're still going to use the factory location.

Car looks awesome, BTW.

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Re: Beetle 1303 Turbo circuit racer build thread

Post by 4agedub » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:57 am

Most of the parts are once of manufactured items.

I had some plates lasercut that make up the main structure of the control arm. These plates are 16mm thick and also has a hole for the clevis joint to locate and fit snug.
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We then took a set of CSP 944 ball joints, measured them up and made a sleeve that welds into the plate. On the other side of the plate tubular tubing was used with an insert and 14mm heim joint.
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The new arms are about 15mm longer than the old stock control arm
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The control arm ties up to the car with a clevis joint. Thus the sway bar is no longer part of the suspension design and can purely be used as a sway bar only
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