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.
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.
Will this bug float? You dont want to miss this next contestant try in a
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.
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.
VW Bug Build
1966 European Bug Restoration. A complete body off restoration.
1966 VW Beetle - Body Removal - One Person - Remove Body Chassis Bug - (2x Speed)
FOR SALE (July 2, 2013): SOLD
Here's a short video showing the removal of my VW Beetle body from it's
chassis. This is the first time I've attempted this solo. In the past,
I've done it with the help of friends with each of us on a corner of the
car. All things considered, it went pretty well. =) Hopefully someone
will learn from my mistakes. The sawhorses are very similar to the ones
you'll see in the BugMe videos.
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Paint Color: 2006 Toyota Scion TC color. "Hypnotic Teal Mica"
Paint Code: 8U3
Paint Brand: Dupont
Using the Torque-Meister on '74 VW bug - left rear axle nut
My First Time using this tool...
I'm removing the left rear axle nut on my '74 VW bug with the "torque-
It was quite a momentous occasion when you consider the many other
unsuccessful methods I attempted. I love this tool.
EMPI sells this one, call it the Torque Mulitiplier tool. It turns 1 lb.
into 9 lbs. of torque.
So, for the recommended 217 foot pounds (or more) for the rear axle nut,
that means you give it about 25 foot pounds.