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  • Jeremy
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    Are you going to have to narrow the IRS swing arms to tuck the wheels and tires under the fenders?

    Franz
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    Riley bolted the 2” narrowed beam in today. Looks like enough. Time to think about tires.

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    The rear is narrow enough, but not liking the negative camber. Also having arm to shock tower clearance problem. Remember this is an 65 swing axle pan that has been converted to IRS.

    Riley K
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    Finished dissecting the engine bay sheet metal today.
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    Bolted the narrowed beam in as well, like Franz said.68733C61-645A-4B8F-92CC-B99124CEE633

     

    Audrey Jones
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    This is a cool project to watch for sure!! Glad it’s hitting the top of the list 👏🏻

    Jeremy
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    I do remember having to clearance the shock tower about an 1″ and box it in to make the trailing arms work.

    I didn’t like how much wider the track width was with the IRS.

    It was a lot of work but I made my own IRS arms out of HSS tubing and narrowed them about 30mm a side. Pretty much the same as short swing axle length. I also offset the bearing housing up 2″ off-center. Kind of dropped spindle style. Got rid of a lot of camber. I bought some bus to bug short axles and turned about 5/8″ off each end. Bus CV’s

    I got this idea from you guys back in the day, raising transmissions to get away from excessive camber.

    Franz
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    Riley and I fabricated mounts and plates to attach tube structure to.

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    Franz
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    It’s been a good couple days of fabrication. We have a solid plan.

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    Frame rails and a cradle like bus to get started.

    volksaddict
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    Tesla shoulda incorporated mounting points for VW frame horns in their castings! 🙂

    John Jones
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    That rear cage work for the motor is super sick!!!  That would work awesome on an 11 car too…. 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    ColeB
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    Tesla shoulda incorporated mounting points for VW frame horns in their castings! 🙂

     

    🤣🤣

     

    TIG master Franz bringing the goods as always!

    Riley K
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    Fit some tube that’ll connect to the cradle and  made some gussets yesterday.

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    Franz
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    Thanks for fitting those tubes and gussets Riley. I welded them in today. I am ready to take the body off and mount the chassis to the frame table for more fabrication.

    Trimmed the stock shocktower back to the body mount. The shock will now mount to the tube subframe structure.

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    John Jones
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    Fucking awesome Franz!!!!!  Fucking awesome..  😎  Never settles for the bolt on option.

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Rustabus
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    Wait!!!!! There is a bolt on option?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??😂😂😂😂

    WAY2COOL
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    Yo Rusty….a Tesla Superhightop.

    now there’s a thang !!

    KIM
    Test Pilot @ Submarine Airways

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