Going under the knife

Notches, fastbacks, squarebacks.
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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Piledriver » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:16 am

Dont hesitate a second to trim the plate the tire rubs//stop hits, only half of it is ever used.
I also very highly recommend modern foam bump stops, even if you dont slam the car.
I used a set from Ford racing for a late Mustang, I simply glued them on with Duro Plastic Welder.
Yes, the fronts are for struts... the pop on right over the stock bump stop nubbin. and work great.

If you do use/hit the foam bump stops you may not notice as they are very progressive in action.

I cant really comment on the SA setup but with IRS, flipping the spring plate bolts nut inside and trimming that bump stop plate I fit forged 8x16 et52.5 Porsche manhole cover rims with 245/50s. I admit I essentially tubbed the outer part of the inner fender to maintain full travel, but others have run 225/60s on 16x8s. There exist 16x8 et65 versions, and very good Porsche pattern t5 hubs and billet bj front hubs/brake setups exist off the shelf from CB et al.

Had to flare it a bit when I went to the early 944 rear suspension, and now it has 18x11s out back with 285/35s... Audi ur-quattro style pulled fenders hoping to finish next couple of weeks. Maintains full suspension travel.
(not suggesting the 944 rear susp or rediculous flares, I got bored and wondered one day if it would be easy to do flares that way... it was)

Appears a lot of the pics on the site have evaporated, will be back into it rsn so can take more if interested.
Addendum to Newtons first law:
The longer a vehicle rests on jackstands,the more likely it is to remain that way...

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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Max Welton » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:47 am

Both heater channels are in. The body is (temporarily) sitting on the chassis and small adjustments are being made to ensure that everything is straight and true.
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Placed another ISP order. They have straightened and powder-coated bumper brackets for about $40 each.

Bumpers are now at the strippers to get the backside cleaned.

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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Max Welton » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:21 pm

So. In three weeks the body goes to paint and I am in a bit of a fire drill. Robert took the steering column apart to have the tube and head unit powder-coated. The bag of steering column parts is incomplete. Near as I can tell i am missing the following:

https://www.vwispwest.com/pg94

113415589A Thrust Ring
113415587A Thrust Spring
113415593A Washer
111415521D Locking Shell

I don't know if there's more. The switch is the very nice ISP replacement switch which was working fine and is not 53 years old. ;-)

But I'm up against the calendar and I need something that works.

It has been suggested to me on the type3 list that a later type-3 column might work. Can anyone here speak to that?

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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:52 pm

One more thing you need to get is several rolls of wide, medium and narrow protection tape for when you violate assess holes (like the steering column through the firewall) in panels and other things like that. Also, when you start assembling, tape your mouth shut so when things don't the way you want them to you don't burn in hell :twisted: :lol: .

So far, what I have seen in the pix is looking pretty good Max.

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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Max Welton » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:57 pm

Thanks for the laugh Lee!

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Re: Going under the knife

Post by Max Welton » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:07 pm

So we're getting very close to primering the car. Not trying to stay stock is liberating. For example, I'm interested in making this car as quiet as possible as well as protecting all that reconstructed metal. So we're applying ProCote, which is a brand of spray-on bedliner, to various parts of the car.
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Re: Going under the knife

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