1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

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1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by KyDale » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:13 pm

Has brake rotors on front only. Rotors are in bad condition. I measured rotors and come up at least 3 1/2 in like a spacer but made to the rotor. I can't find these a they say 1974 VW Beetle never had front disc.
Any help appreciated.
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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:59 pm

Can you post some pictures of the front suspension please. There are disc brake conversions for type I's available but it would be nice to see just what you are working with first as there might be a couple suspension options in that time frame.

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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by KyDale » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:24 pm

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Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Can you post some pictures of the front suspension please. There are disc brake conversions for type I's available but it would be nice to see just what you are working with first as there might be a couple suspension options in that time frame.

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Lee, every pic I try says too large?
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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:07 pm

Personally I use 640 X 480 but some others go a bit bigger something like 800 X ???.

Pictures are well received here a the give a lot more info than wordsoften do. Besides, so one might pickup an idea from something they see in a picture that wasn't talked about.

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Post by KyDale » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:00 pm

Front suspension and brake rotor Lee
3rd different camera won't work. Do you have email I can send to you?
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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:15 pm

Expect a PM

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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by bikesndbugs » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:43 pm

i do 800 by 800 sometimes 800 by 600 is also really common
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Post by KyDale » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:39 pm

KyDale wrote:
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Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Can you post some pictures of the front suspension please. There are disc brake conversions for type I's available but it would be nice to see just what you are working with first as there might be a couple suspension options in that time frame.

Lee
Lee, every pic I try says too large?
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Post by KyDale » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:42 pm

How do I delete double pic?

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Post by KyDale » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:43 pm

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KyDale wrote:
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Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Can you post some pictures of the front suspension please. There are disc brake conversions for type I's available but it would be nice to see just what you are working with first as there might be a couple suspension options in that time frame.

Lee
Lee, every pic I try says too large?
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Post by KyDale » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:45 pm

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Expect a PM

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I got photos loaded. I got couple twice. I can't find how to delete double pics.

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Post by KyDale » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:39 pm

bikesndbugs wrote:i do 800 by 800 sometimes 800 by 600 is also really common
Tysm. I got it done today. However couple pics twice can't fig how delete the double.
KyDale wrote:Has brake rotors on front only. Rotors are in bad condition. I measured rotors and come up at least 3 1/2 in like a spacer but made to the rotor. I can't find these a they say 1974 VW Beetle never had front disc.
Any help appreciated.
Thank You.
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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:35 pm

Dale... youdid it, congrats!

K&L beam and what looks to be mid-30's wire wheels. Are you using an adapter or are the rotors drilled for the wheels. How many lugs. what is the spacing between lugs and what is the size of tire? You could be using any of several wire wheel but they look large in dia and narrow in width.

My first guess would be after market type 3 rotors that were drilled to match what ever bolt pattern you are using.

The '36 Ford kits I've seen are full rendered but you have cycle fenders and w/o the rib in the center of the fender those are not '36 Ford spare tire covers we used for cycle fenders back in the '50 -'60s. If you do a Craig's list search for Portland OR using kit car as a subject there is a hammered '36 on VW pan up for sale.

Based on what little i can see of your body (the steering shaft through the side panel w/cover) it looks to be a Buggetti Fraser Nash or one of those kits. Any of them would fit in my garage with pleasure.

Got a body picture?

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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Marc » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:55 pm

Balljoint beam. He said in the original post that the "spacers" appear to be integral with the rotors - I've never seen anything like that before. Mystery won't get solved without removing a wheel, regardless.

Certainly looks as though it's the `66-`71 Karmann-Ghia/Type III rotors with adapters to go from the 4x130 PCD to that of the wire wheels.

Note that there are two versions of those rotors, one that's hubcentric and one that isn't - and many parts-sellers use the same part number for both :roll:
Many wheels and adapters/spacers will not fit over the center ring of the hubcentric type.


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Re: 1974 VW Beetle kit car to 1936 Ford Racer

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:45 pm

This will probably be my last post for about a week. Running out of gigs due to a big win 10 update.

I was asking about the number of lugs to help identify the rims. Ford, Chev, MOPAR , ital all used different spacing and number of lugs on their rims during that period

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