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  1. Readers Rides
    Hi Folks Here's a bit of history on my build. quite some years ago, I had a 67 bug with a 454, and had a lot of fun. So the past few years, I got the bug to build another one. Last year my wife bought a 73, and I'm just starting on it. Not to long ago, I found a 70 bug not far from my shop, in a...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've a few pictures below showing some damage to a chassis I'm working on. I'm new to metal work, so the more obvious detail the better. What I'd like is comments regarding how to repair various bits; ie, tools, methods, panels, etc. I have to do all this work on the cheap, that's not...
  3. Vehicles For Sale
    After taking the photo's today, it really bothers me to put this up for sale. I absolutely love how this chassis turned out, yet I now have other projects to take care of, so its time to sell. For sale is the bespoke front and rear air ride chassis that I designed and built for my previous...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello all, I got my replacement floor pans a week or so ago and have found that the quality isn't up to what I expected. (They are repros but I assumed this just meant the fit might not be perfect and the metal was a lower gauge). All over the pressings they seem to be wavey sections as though...
  5. Items For Sale - AUTO
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  6. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hi all. Sandrail project didn't sell as a whole, so now everything's available. OPEN TO OFFERS ON ALL ITEMS!!! SANDRAIL SHELL £450 ono. Collection Only Will need repainting if you don't want to continue with the exhaust wrap idea. CHASSIS £200 ono. Collection only. 1970 TAX FREE, V5 in my...
  7. Items For Sale - AUTO
    SOLD As above, complete chassis ready to be "A" framed away. Registered as a 1200 Beetle saloon historic. V5 here in my name.So no good for buggy people really :( Not too bad condition, pans mostly solid but a few holes in front foot wells, and a non finished repair to rear o/s corner...
  8. Chat/Discussion
    Saw this today and thought it would make a very good kit car chassis. Or maybe a Mad Max type of open seater with beaten oil drum & rivetted bodywork...sort of thing :crazy: Are there any modern kit car makers doing anything with this type of monocoque these days? I can see the...
  9. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Looking for a framehead thats not a shitty repro one, or if its not to much money a complete doner chassis that i can cut one off, dont mind if it needs a bit of repair work. :)
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I brought a repro framehead from vw heritage for my project but when it turned up it was awful quality, nothing lines up and the beam doesn't sit straight at all. what are peoples experiences with these? did I just get a duff one or are they all like this? The one I have is a brazilian made one...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi,my 73 dormapile has sheet steel covers running between the jacking points and from the chassis rails to the sills.they are not pressings like i have spotted on one other dormabile,although not bodges ,they do look like additions. i read somewhere about extra strength being put into dormabile...
  12. Items Wanted - AUTO
    In need of some Chassis bolts and the washer things if anyone has any? Also need a few Wing bolts. Thanks.
  13. Items Wanted - AUTO
    need some of these to get my poor bus on the road:(
  14. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi i am looking for a chassis, preferably rolling I can weld so im not so fussed if it needs repairs I would ideally like a tax free - but any considered. Im in Essex so it would be nice if it wasnt at the other end of the country. Thanks - Happy New Year
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I've stripped down my chassis and need to replace both full floor pans, the naps hat and the bottom plate of the framehead. I've found enough info on the floorpans so I'm happy with replacing them, however I'm unsure on removing the nap hat and bottom plate and also what order the 3 jobs...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've searched here and google/thesamba etc but can't find anything. Hopefully someone will know where I can find a chassis diagram with dimensions for a late bay window bus. I'm trying to determine the factory lengths, widths etc for the chassis rails, top hats, rear torsion tube etc. Can...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Rightyo, i was wondering if anyone might be able to guide me a bit here. I've used the search function but can't find anything definitive. Both floorpans and the Napoleons hat need replacing. What's the best procedure for replacement? I'm a bit concerned that by doing it in the wrong order...
  18. Items For Sale - AUTO
    So the time has come to finally make the blue Jap meet its destiny. I'm looking to sell the chassis at the right price. So what are you getting? The chassis from my car in this thread: http://www.volkszone.co.uk/VZi/showthread.php?t=542373 The chassis is the original 1977 German metal which...
  19. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi there, I'm doing a full resto of my beetle and I need both floor pans for my beetle that are solid and in good condition please. Many thanks Jake
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    left & right sills different ?? I purchased our Bay t2 with a lot of work already done. The left hand sill appears to be 4cm deep . The righ side however is only 2cm and does not meet the cross sections? Is the sill wrong or has he cut the cross sections (or whatever they are called) off too...
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