Hurray, the VW bug's lower frame is complete as far as I can get it for now. I will still need to remove the frame and flip it around a bit to get to all the welds. Next up, compression of the struts to determine ride height and strut top location. So far so good.
Remove all the wooden jigs and see the VW roll #231.mpg
I have reached a big mile-stone in my build. The entire engine and chassis
is up on it's own and rolls very nicely. I have done a lot of jumping up
and down on the front and rear suspension and it seems to perform great. I
will install the steering rack next and then remove the frame from
everything else to finish the welding.
Airkewld 1956 VW Custom Oval Chassis
The Ultimate Chassis for Mark's 56 Oval. 4" Narrowed Ultimate Beam, Bolt on
Air Ride, BAD Series Disc Brakes, Powder coated Chrome & Clear Chassis. All
the parts were bought from Airkewld.
How to lower a swing axle VW with DropPlates, similar to drop spindles part 2.wmv
Please see the latest and most comprehensive installation video:
This video demonstrates the proper way to lower an air-cooled VW and shows
how easy it can be to get your ride to drive smoothly even though the
vehicle is lowered. You can do it the right way! It is part 2 in a 4-part
series. The vehicle in focus is a swing-axle Volkswagen that has the short
torsion bars, but soon the racing spring-plates (DropPlates and
RaisePlates) will be available for all air-cooled models.
My good customer Sean from Hawaii says that his ride is the best it has
ever been. You can find this vehicle and my name mentioned in the
center-spread of this the latest issue (March 2012) of Hot VWs. If you want
to know what other people think about Atomwerk Drop Plates then pick up an
issue and open it to the middle!
Check out the AirKewld chassis with Atomwerk Racing Drop Plates:
For those interested in adjusting the camber of a swing axle Volkswagen
please check out the animation of the world's first adjustable camber unit:
Call me: 971-506-2238
Howards VolKCWrod (volksrod)
This Amazing car was built by kustom coash werks
and this there first time taken out the shop and driving it
:heres the gallery:
a old VW beetle turn in to volksrod with a Type 4 2175 engine
:Note: I am not the owner of this car (I wish!) and I dont work with KCW.
Finish priming the custom VW bug chassis #360.mpg
Finally paint. I can finally put paint to frame. This has been a long time
coming. I hope I didn't forget anything. The primer is Eastwood's rust
encapsulator to insure that the frame will not rust. The primer has been
forced, as best I could, into all the cracks and crevices. I will now need
to paint it with Eastwood's heavy duty chassis paint.
BackyardBuild Summer 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
Here is a preview of how the car sits now, summer 2012. I have about 95% of
the bodywork done and have coated everything with 2 layers of black epoxy
primer. Lots more tune up has yielded a good running late model classic VW
beetle. As you can see I have a bunch of work left to do on the interior,
but all the gauges and lighting function. To beef everything up on the
3SGTE engine I had to utilize an aftermarket ECU, I chose the Vi-Pec. The
last part of the video shows what this setup can do. She's fast...
VW bug floor plate cut-cleaned & drilled out #261.mpg
Finish cutting out the floor plate and drilling out the mount holes in the
VW bug's bottom floor board. After cutting out the plate using the plywood
platform as a template I again used the template to locate and drill out
the mount holes.
BUG ME VIDEO VOL-6 FLOOR PAN REPLACEMENT
VOLUME #6 - FLOOR PAN REPLACEMENT - 1 hour 45 min. of easy to follow
1974 VW bug with Air Ride
1974 volkswagen beetle with air ride, air shocks front, air bags rear with
custom brackets. Controlled using an Airkewled controller and valve system.