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.
Preppin VW Bug chassis for front frame members #114
Now that I have the VW bug body removed from the platform, I have removed
the main frame rails to be able to line everything up on the front end. I
will start the frame build with the front nose piece. This piece will
contain the front suspension torque arm connections.
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.
Will have to remove the VW Bug front apron #99
I bought this VW bug project from a guy that was in mid restoral. Upon the
first sheetmetal mock-up I found out that the front nose apron had been
welded on 1/2 inch out of alignment. I now must remove (cut out) this
existing piece and replace it later.
Position all VW Bug front sheet metal #111
This VW bug body, no doubt, took a lick sometime in it's life. I guess
thats why the front apron had already been replaced (incorrectly
positioned). I had to remove the other front apron and am now trying to
reposition the new one as well as the front fenders. I am doing this all at
the same time to try and get the front end lined up exactly. This fitting
is mainly for front wheel positioning.
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.
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.
Will this bug float? You dont want to miss this next contestant try in a
Lower VW Bug body within 6 in of platform #102
I am slowly lowering the VW bug body down over the engine and chassis. I am
using 2x4 blocks and all thread to align the body for the fine tuning of
the body cuts. It looks like it wil fit fairly well.