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Old 14-01-2020, 10:24 PM   #451
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I would go for the Porsche wheels personally. I saw some of these at Slough swap meet last year. Great project btw amazing fabrication skills & quality of work.

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I would go for the Porsche wheels personally. I saw some of these at Slough swap meet last year. Great project btw amazing fabrication skills & quality of work.

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Hi, I don't suppose you can remember how much they were for sale for?
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Hi, I don't suppose you can remember how much they were for sale for?
Sorry I donít. If memory serves me well they were not overly expensive. Might be worth contacting Slough swap meet on instagram as they must have a list of who was trading there.

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Sorry I donít. If memory serves me well they were not overly expensive. Might be worth contacting Slough swap meet on instagram as they must have a list of who was trading there.

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Thanks

There are some on ebay at the moment, £250 each!
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There are some on ebay at the moment, £250 each!
Thatís just ridiculous, I paid less than £400 for a full set of BBS Porsche sport classic wheels for my Beetle from eBay. Thereís some real chancers on there at the moment. You only have to look at the prices of the rotten beetles that are up for sale. Hope you find some at a reasonable price.

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Borrowed one of the wheels to check how far out the outer rim sits. Only problem is that the centre hole is around 7mm too small to fit over the front hub.




I'll wait till I have the new discs with the 5 130 hole pattern before I worry about machining the hole larger.

Oh and the wheel weighs 6kg exactly. That's pretty light for a 15" wheel!
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I think I need to get the tube frame blasted and painted ASAP!
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Spent a little time on this today.
I've made some decisions on a few things.
Firstly I've made the front bonnet frame


Haven't decided if I'll hinge it from the front or back yet. I'm leaning towards the front.
I've also designed the way the seal will fit.

I have finally decided what I'm doing with the A and B posts, and have welded in some framework. The A post needs to lean a little off 90 degrees so that when the door is opened it sweeps upwards slightly. Not too much otherwise it will keep swinging shut when you're trying to get in or out. I went for 87 degrees.

I thought I'd also decided on what dash gauges I'm using. However now I'm home, I've changed my mind again!
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Gauges.

After much pondering I have decided on the dash layout.

A while ago I picked up a set of three porsche 924/944 gauges. I have a rev counter, speedo and one with a fuel and temp gauge in it. I'm going to use the tacho and speedo side by side with a seperate 2" fuel gauge and 2" temp gauge.
The problem is that I don't like the funky pointed clear lenses on the porsche gauges



In order to swap them for some flat cut polycarbonate I need to remove the outer trim. This holds the lens in place and was very difficult to remove. In the end I resorted to taking a nic out with a grinder so I could lever the lip up


I haven't got the fuel gauge yet, its on it's way. But you can imagine it on the right of the speedo


I think the 160 mph will be a bit optimistic
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Time to do a little more on the body, continuing with the front wing.



Bit of bashing over my sandbag


Then into the English wheel. I used quite a curved lower wheel and a lot of pressure.


This smooths out the mallet marks and continues to stretch the metal.

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