.........nearly there....whad'ya think so far?

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Post by Guest » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:37 pm

Thanks very much for the compliments guys :D
I know that it's not to everyones taste.....................but I like it :lol: :lol:

Here's a few more recent pic's

...............'gave the wheels a bit of a makeover.......

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...........added another Amp' to power the front speakers...........

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.........and heres how it looks moving! (sorry 'bout the pic quality, it was taken on a 'phone).....

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Post by NoWaterOnlyAir » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:59 pm

i wish i could see a bug like that rolling down the street, ive only seen one right hand drive bug out here on the street and it wasnt the best looking thing but i truely think your car is amazing. how about some engine pics?

jason

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Post by Al-B » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:02 pm

.....your wish is my command! and thanks for the kind words.....

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this is the temporary engine, fitted only to get the running gear all sorted and the car moving under its own steam.

The 'REAL' motor is going to be a bit of a change from the norm...... watch this space!

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Post by hoipolloi » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:15 am

man that is beautiful..

I just want to drive the pans around

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Post by Al-B » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:55 pm

Thanks again guys..........

.........the 'REAL' motor isn't that far off now (wife permitting!) however I've something else planned before that goes in. I've managed to aquire (courtesy of ebay......don't ya just love it!) a full set of BMW M3 brakes, (disks & calipers) to go behind the rims.

I want to be able to STOP before I can GO!

So these should help somewhat! (I had to go for BMW brakes as the wheels have a BMW stud pattern).

......cop a look at these........... they're MASSIVE!!!!

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.....and a lot cleaner and shinier now too!!!

thanks again guys

Al B :P

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Post by racelook » Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:58 pm

Al-B wrote: a full set of BMW M3 brakes, (disks & calipers) to go behind the rims.
I also want to do that in the future..

How are your plans on mounting the disks to the spindels?? ANd the calipers on the spindels??

Greets Wiebrand

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Post by Al-B » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:37 pm

racelook wrote:
Al-B wrote: a full set of BMW M3 brakes, (disks & calipers) to go behind the rims.
I also want to do that in the future..

How are your plans on mounting the disks to the spindels?? ANd the calipers on the spindels??

Greets Wiebrand
For the front brakes I'm going to mount the disks on a pair of VDUBCUSTOMS billet hubs.

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These give the advantage of being built to your own specifications so you can decrease/increase the track without spacers, and keep the wheels under the fenders. AND it's all just 'Bolt-On'.

To mount the calipers I'm going to make a bracket, again similar to VDUBCUSTOMS

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this means losing the splash plate ........but so what!

At the rear I'm going to use a turned down drum' as the hub and mount the disk over it. This'll increase the track by about 8mm easch side but with the offset on my wheels I'll still have plenty of space between the tyre and fender.

These pic's from the AIRSOULS website give you an idea of what I'm planning.......

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the bracket for mounting the caliper will look 'something' like this....

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As for an 'E-brake/handbrake, I'm looking at using the BMW set up, I'll mount this where the drum backing plate was.

'Hope that helps

Cheers

Al B :P

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Post by racelook » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:43 pm

Al-B wrote:'Hope that helps

Cheers

Al B :P
Yes that helps verry, verry much!!

Thanks I'm for a long time surching for info about ut, but never could find it.

Thanks Al

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Post by Al-B » Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:43 pm

No problem, glad to be of help

Al B

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Post by nybug » Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:10 pm

Hey Al, About your Beetle. All I can say is beautiful. 8)
By the way, how were you able to move the steering wheel over to the passenger side. Just kidding. :wink:

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Post by Al-B » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:13 am

nybug wrote:Hey Al, About your Beetle. All I can say is beautiful. 8)
By the way, how were you able to move the steering wheel over to the passenger side. Just kidding. :wink:
Thanks mate, :lol:

As for swapping the steering wheel to the other side .............. it's a fairly common swap on your side of the pond I believe, there must be thousands of left hand drive cars over there! :lol:

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Post by nybug » Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:11 pm

Al-B wrote:
nybug wrote:Hey Al, About your Beetle. All I can say is beautiful. 8)
By the way, how were you able to move the steering wheel over to the passenger side. Just kidding. :wink:
Thanks mate, :lol:

As for swapping the steering wheel to the other side .............. it's a fairly common swap on your side of the pond I believe, there must be thousands of left hand drive cars over there! :lol:

Al B
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Quick update on the brakes thing!

Post by Al-B » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:03 am

ooooops. double post :D
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Quick update on the brakes thing!

Post by Al-B » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:08 am

........ for 'racelook' and anyone else who's interested......

Shiny BMW M3 rear calipers......

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........ and offered up to the disc.......

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....... the turned down drum.... now hub..........

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........'backing plate (the extra 4 holes in the plate were done in error by the machinist .....90mm square rather than 90mm PCD and so i got given them for free!!! :D )........

..mounted with the hand/e-brake stuff......

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.........and the mounting plate for the caliper.......

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............sorry 'bout the crap quality (and number!) of pic's, hope it's of use to someone!

Al B

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Re: Quick update on the brakes thing!

Post by racelook » Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:51 pm

Al-B wrote: hope it's of use to someone!
Al B
Yes for me!!

Looks damn nice AL!!

Keep up the good work. and keep us posted

Wiebrand

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