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.
VW Bug - Toyota MR2 drivetrain alignment and support #36
In this video you have to look for the changes. The engine is tilted back
at the correct angle for the Toyota MR2 3SGTE engine. I also have blocks
supporting the engine from below (no weight on the chains of the shop
crane). I still need to install the rear cross-member to get everything
exactly where it needs to be in the VW Bug rear end.
VW Bug Toyota MR2 Drill out & bolt on rear frame members #48
I have now drilled out and bolted on the VW Bug rear frame members. Both
frame pieces have been bolted on with grade 8 hardware and are backed up
with .25 inch plates which fit inside the main frame rails. The frame will
be beefed up with another plate in order to handle the power from the
Toyota MR2 3SGTE motor.
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.
Cut the VW bug front strut link from square tubing #201
I can now cut out the front VW bug strut link with my cut-off wheel. The
video stops for some reason during the first cut, but I finally get it all
cut out. I have to expand the tubing a bit on the ends so that the MR2
spherical strut mounts will fit. But a little bit more grinding and
drilling and it should fit fine.
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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.
VW Bug - MR2 Create masonite template for cutting frame plates #45
Using the VW Bug foam frame templates I constructed a masonite template to
use as a guide for the plasma torch. I made this template .125 inches
smaller that the actual foam template because of the plasma cutters tip.
The template insures that I have an accurate cut on the framing steel which
will go around the Toyota MR2 3SGTE motor.
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.
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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