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  • Franz
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    Brembo 4 pistons monoblock calipers arrived this morning. From a Porsche Boxster. We’ll be assembling a veedub engineering brake kit.

    The factory powder coating clean up nicely.

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    Franz
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    Getting the chassis and suspension parts ready for mock-up. To fit brakes/wheels/fenders perfectly. Then we have to figure out how to stack the batteries and protect them.

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    John Jones
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    HELL’s yeah!  I love seeing this one move forward!  Pan dolly is ready for ya!!!!  That will be nice to mock it up on!

    Franz
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    I bought some fancy directional slotted + drilled rotors from Brakenetics for this. The brake are huge! The should barely fit in the 16” wheels(I hope!)…it’s going to need them. I hear these electric cars are fast as hell. 120mph+++ doing burnouts the whole way.

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    Franz
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    Starting mock-up. Rear suspension and Porsche boxster Brembo brakes. Sway-a-way 30mm torsion bars to deal with the weight of the batteries.

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    The EV West Tesla conversion mount hangs kinda low.

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    7” Wheels fit nice with 1 3/4” spring plate clearance.D9A6E4E3-4362-426E-8E67-D410811017CA7B6D61AE-341B-4B15-9E07-E53D6BBC9AB3

    930 Porsche cv stub axles from Empi. Brake conversion parts from vDub Engineering.

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    Forged steel Porsche 944 hubs are sure to withstand some abuse.

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    Heavy duty torsion cover with original hardware. Profiled control arm/spring plate mount for tire clearance.

    I’ll probably gusset the arms with the Empi box kit eventually.

    Franz
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    It looks like I need to cut the engine bay out. 4”  from touching the pan at the rear.

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    Front steering carriers cleaned up and assembled with dropped spindles. 944 hubs  and big vented boxster rotors.

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    Vwfool
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    This will he a crazy build

    JWDII
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    Glad to see this build moving again. Thanks for the pics Franz. This thing is going to be incredible!

    Pat K
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    This one’s gonna be fun!!!

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    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Engine bay cut out suits the lines of the Tesla drive unit.

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    Stock beam under it now. It looks like it could use a 2” narrowed. Empi has the nice needle bearing beam we should get.

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    It has some camber designed into the rear suspension. Some guys like the race car look style. We can correct this by modifying the control arms. Let me know.

    JWDII
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    Beautiful!!

    THC4ME
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    This thing is so cool. With the tesla  motor installed, the chassis looks like a scaled up 80’s Tamiya. I tried to find a google search a classic Tamiya that used a torsion/swing arm rear set up.  To my surprise, I could find none. All Tamiya models with rear torsions that I found used  traditional lower control arms (i.e sand scorcher and much rarer “fighting buggy”)

    Sorry for the geeky digression

    Franz
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    I didn’t like the EV West drive unit mount because it hangs so low, it’s sure to drag on the ground. I think building a tube subframe that goes over the top of the drive unit and connects down to the frame horns and torsion housing is a better idea…..It will also support the package shelf behind the rear seat where we plan to mount a bunch of batteries

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    Heater tube from the engine cut out, no use. Pan spaced and bolted down. Ready for fab.

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    I have also ordered an Empi 2” narrowed beam and designed drop plates for the rear suspension to fix the camber.

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    John Jones
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    Awesome progress guys!  Glad this is moving along..  I like all your engine mount idea’s.

    Willy
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    Its really fun watching all the extra engineering going into this one

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