Different IRS setups

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bug66
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Different IRS setups

Post by bug66 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:53 am

Anyone seen a Bug/Ghia with a Corvette C5/C6 rear cradle mounted to the cage/frame?

The cradle bolts from below, and the geometry is well proven.

The cradle itself needs some narrowing if you want to have a track width of a stock Beetle, but it's aluminum and easy to cut and weld.
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Re: Different IRS setups

Post by Dougy Dee » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:10 pm

Your enquiry may get more traction in the "Conversion Perversions" section on this site...

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Re: Different IRS setups

Post by Jadewombat » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:38 am

If you go that route, I would suggest taking a look at the Project Binky video series on the YouTubes. They grafted a 4WD Celica system into an old Mini Cooper, but most relevant they made specific jigs to transfer the mounting point measurements from one car to the other and cut down on a ton of work trying to keep the geometry correct from one car to the other.

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Re: Different IRS setups

Post by dstar5000 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:46 pm

Jadewombat wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:38 am
...but most relevant they made specific jigs to transfer the mounting point measurements from one car to the other and cut down on a ton of work trying to keep the geometry correct from one car to the other.
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