JeremyParticipantFebruary 8, 2022 at 5:16 pmPost count: 132
Are you going to have to narrow the IRS swing arms to tuck the wheels and tires under the fenders?FranzModeratorFebruary 8, 2022 at 6:29 pmPost count: 5127
Riley bolted the 2” narrowed beam in today. Looks like enough. Time to think about tires.
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 KParticipantFebruary 8, 2022 at 6:58 pmPost count: 89
Finished dissecting the engine bay sheet metal today.
Bolted the narrowed beam in as well, like Franz said.Audrey JonesModeratorFebruary 8, 2022 at 8:16 pmPost count: 1068
This is a cool project to watch for sure!! Glad it’s hitting the top of the list 👏🏻JeremyParticipantFebruary 8, 2022 at 11:00 pmPost count: 132
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.FranzModeratorFebruary 9, 2022 at 6:43 pmPost count: 5127
Riley and I fabricated mounts and plates to attach tube structure to.FranzModeratorFebruary 15, 2022 at 10:17 pmPost count: 5127
It’s been a good couple days of fabrication. We have a solid plan.
Frame rails and a cradle like bus to get started.volksaddictParticipantFebruary 16, 2022 at 7:35 amPost count: 775
Tesla shoulda incorporated mounting points for VW frame horns in their castings! 🙂John JonesModeratorFebruary 16, 2022 at 4:07 pmPost count: 10455
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 😎ColeBModeratorFebruary 17, 2022 at 9:58 amPost count: 2612Riley KParticipantFebruary 19, 2022 at 9:38 amPost count: 89
Fit some tube that’ll connect to the cradle and made some gussets yesterday.FranzModeratorFebruary 28, 2022 at 7:37 pmPost count: 5127
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.
John JonesModeratorMarch 1, 2022 at 9:32 amPost count: 10455
Fucking awesome Franz!!!!! Fucking awesome.. 😎 Never settles for the bolt on option.
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎RustabusParticipantMarch 1, 2022 at 5:39 pmPost count: 2714
Wait!!!!! There is a bolt on option?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??😂😂😂😂
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