GlennmossModeratorJuly 5, 2020 at 7:03 pmPost count: 263
Glenn, does it have its own transmission?
Yes the Tesla motors have their own reduction gearbox. The “baby” Tesla motor kit that I posted the link to puts out around 200-300hp. I have heard rumors that the larger 400-500 hp motor would fit but probably would need modificationsGlennmossModeratorJuly 5, 2020 at 7:06 pmPost count: 263
Here’s Michael’s BMW with the larger Tesla motoralykatParticipantJuly 6, 2020 at 6:41 amPost count: 659
I have for years had a dream of building an electric powered, chopped, Karmann Ghia drag car. Kind of stopped dead in the water by lack of funds, knowledge, and physical dexterity. Still a fun dream though.
Think the “65 might see some track time ?Pat KModeratorJuly 7, 2020 at 2:50 amPost count: 2160
Finished dissecting the remaining bits where the package tray/firewall was welded in on Thur last week.
Also finished inner structure repairs to rear apron, cracks and a couple small patches.
Couple drivers side heater channel/rocker repairs handled Friday night. Side and bottom area.
End of channel front of rear wheel well area, two layers deep.
Inner section done.
Outer section to close it up.
Dan called us out on the late model package tray/firewall we ordered. He asked to find a correct donor, man of principal!
Found one in the car Dan used for the ragtop section we grafted into his oval window.
Removed from donor car and bits dissected yesterday.
Just finished sand blasting donor section until I ran out of sand. Not completely cleaned up but good enough for install. Will finish blasting when metal repairs on the shell are completed.
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantJuly 7, 2020 at 7:13 amPost count: 2358
Fix what is broke………..Next Job????!!!!!! 😀Pat KModeratorJuly 8, 2020 at 7:59 amPost count: 2160
Fabed patch panels last night for the lower front corner areas on both pass and drivers side of the parcel tray where it had some rust.
Patched up and ready to be welded back in.
We will build it if it comes.BBWBParticipantJuly 8, 2020 at 10:22 amPost count: 1099
You da Man Pat! Beautiful work.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.WillyModeratorJuly 8, 2020 at 10:41 amPost count: 1467
Pat is it just me or have your metalworking/fabrication skillz just gone WILD lately?ColeBModeratorJuly 8, 2020 at 12:41 pmPost count: 2268
Pats a magician! And the coors ALWAYS helps! nice work pat!John JonesModeratorJuly 8, 2020 at 2:01 pmPost count: 8119
I enjoy watching Pat do metal work also. He reminds me of me😉
keep killing it Pat!Pat KModeratorJuly 9, 2020 at 7:27 amPost count: 2160
Thank you everybody for the kind words!
Pat is it just me or have your metalworking/fabrication skillz just gone WILD lately?
I turn 43 this month, like fine wine Willy, I’m getting better with age I guess.
Burned in the package tray/firewall and dressed all of the welds last night.
Moved onto the drivers side lower a-pillar and heater channel repairs.
Braced the a-pillar and started cutting out the junk. Going to put in a new lower a-pillar section.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorJuly 10, 2020 at 1:31 pmPost count: 2160
Knocked out a large chunk of the driver side a-pillar repairs last night.
Auto-craft a-pillar section from Wolfsburg West fit really nice, only needed to move a portion of of one flange a bit.
Had to fabricate a couple of small sections for the heater channel and fender well repair.
Only a small section of the lower front quarter and some misc. pin holes to go in this area.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorJuly 14, 2020 at 2:05 pmPost count: 2160
Finished up driver side a pillar/fender well/quarter panel repairs.
Moved onto pass side rocker repairs next. Small section with a running board mount nut was first.
Cut out all the smashed and rusted junk from the b-pillar to the end of the rocker. Treated everything with rust fix. I’ll start fab’n repair sections next.
Also sectioned the rear seatbelt mount reinforcement from the old package tray and welded it into the new one.
We will build it if it comes.
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