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Old 11-11-2017, 11:00 PM   #21
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Sounds like a great project, watching with interest!
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Watching with interest :-)
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I'm in too. Looking forward to seeing this progress. WBX on hold as usual for me...
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Started on the frame that will run around the perimeter of the floors.
I've chosen 30mm outside diameter tube because, well, that's what ive got tooling for in the tube benders.
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One side was about 10mm too long so I cut a piece out. I cut the bit with the weld out, giving me the chance to check the penetration

Happy with that
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This gives you an idea of how wide the floor is going to be. There are going to be out-riggers to help support the floor. They will also give me decent mounting points for my seat frames
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Looks like a good project Dave, I wish I was fit enough to do something similar, I have the skills but a smashed right hand makes the implementation difficult. I will be watching with interest. Good luck, not that you will need it
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Seems weird to be painting (badly) at this stage of the build, but I soon won't be able to get to these areas.

Oh and can someone explain to me why I thought I'd need to have the body bolt on? It just massively complicates the build!
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Seems weird to be painting (badly) at this stage of the build, but I soon won't be able to get to these areas.

Oh and can someone explain to me why I thought I'd need to have the body bolt on? It just massively complicates the build!
maybe because with Beetle based cars thats the normal accepted way. I can see no reason at all why you cant make the car a monocoque. The VW backbone lends itself quite well to that form of bodyshell, given that you wouldnt need to incorporate chassis legs at the front in the normal way to support engines and suspension. Decent outriggers from the central spine to support the floor and a sill incorporating an inner sill, outer sill and centre diaphragm should give you all the strength you need
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maybe because with Beetle based cars thats the normal accepted way. I can see no reason at all why you cant make the car a monocoque. The VW backbone lends itself quite well to that form of bodyshell, given that you wouldnt need to incorporate chassis legs at the front in the normal way to support engines and suspension. Decent outriggers from the central spine to support the floor and a sill incorporating an inner sill, outer sill and centre diaphragm should give you all the strength you need
That was my thoughts too......at 3am this morning!
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