Pat KKeymasterNovember 27, 2018 at 4:24 pmPost count: 1790
I’m with Franz. U need to convince VW to make a chassis/kit that a aircooled beetle would bolt up to. Would be easy to make a Ghia adaptor kit
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 6:45 pmPost count: 2191
Would be an Awesome conversion option!!!!!! 🙂FranzKeymasterNovember 27, 2018 at 7:17 pmPost count: 4001
Here is what you need to pitch to VW:
They need to make a new car that uses a chassis that is a bolt-on for a VW beetle. You can help them by proto-type designing the chassis to fit your beetle. They take your chassis, then make a car body to fit it, and sell a new car designed to be taken apart for the aftermarket vintage crowd…maybe even have a “crate-chassis” that we could buy for conversions? We need to find a way to make our vintage cars relevant in the automated electric future.
It would promote recycling a product that they have already produced millions of. All the taxi cabs in South America would need a electric pan conversion.
The tricky part will be suspension and steering. Their modern design fit to a beetle with minimal mods.RustabusParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 8:27 pmPost count: 2191
Yeah, what Franz said!!!! Get to work Kid!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂GlennmossModeratorNovember 28, 2018 at 1:03 pmPost count: 241
That’s exactly what we have been developing. We still would need the independent rear suspension to locate that rear axle. Would you recommend using a later vw chassis or something more expensive like a mendola suspension or similar. I’m looking at buying a 69 pan for my bug that we can turn into a rolling chassis.FranzKeymasterNovember 28, 2018 at 2:42 pmPost count: 4001
I would think VW would want to use new type suspension. Maybe you can get them to sponsor you an entire chassis like in the picture?? Then hack it all up.GlennmossModeratorNovember 28, 2018 at 10:26 pmPost count: 241
Haha I wish! but I doubt they’d go for that… especially since it’s technology that they haven’t even released yet. The motor that they’ve been talking about is from the E-Golf and the subsystems for that doesn’t look as adaptable to a classic body.
I’m thinking about using this Double A arm rear suspension from Imohr that would allow us to have more freedom with the transmission placement and looks similar to what VW is using for their new chassisGlennmossModeratorNovember 30, 2018 at 2:45 pmPost count: 241
Yeah the VW guys said that that vehicle that will be launched in the US in 2020 and there won’t be a way to get those parts prior to 2020. Maybe after they start hitting the road and people start crashing them we could do a ‘body upgrade’ on oneFranzKeymasterNovember 30, 2018 at 2:58 pmPost count: 4001
Yeah long-shot dumb idea.
So are thinking of making the pan a battery like most electric cars?
Regular IRS control arms usually have the most space. That fancy A arm thing looks cool, but I think its more problems, plus a lot of money.John JonesKeymasterNovember 30, 2018 at 4:36 pmPost count: 7465
I feel like Glenn wants something sellable… Not just to do a conversion.. once..alykatParticipantDecember 1, 2018 at 8:27 amPost count: 576
Yeah long-shot dumb idea. So are thinking of making the pan a battery like most electric cars? Regular IRS control arms usually have the most space. That fancy A arm thing looks cool, but I think its more problems, plus a lot of money.
Over engineering is not always the right thing. Quite often simple is better. Been down that road a few times.GlennmossModeratorDecember 12, 2018 at 12:39 pmPost count: 241
This was my inspiration earlier in the year. Cole’s post on those campers reminded me of this.
If you want your daily history lesson it’s pretty coolWillyModeratorMarch 2, 2019 at 9:57 amPost count: 1255
Word around here is that this particular early SC has dodged the EV bullet and will be put back to stock!
Glenn has spring break soon and has been playing with the idea of getting some work done on it. Not sure if he’s made any real plans though.FranzKeymasterMarch 2, 2019 at 10:53 amPost count: 4001
The Moss internship program has expired…Glen can do whatever he wants for $70/hr Hahaha :smile
If he wants to sell that rig, I’ll send out a check for $3500 today ?curboParticipantMarch 2, 2019 at 11:38 amPost count: 164
So is the Single Cab for sale?
interested 👍👍Pat KKeymasterMarch 4, 2019 at 7:54 pmPost count: 1790
The Moss internship program has expired…Glen can do whatever he wants for $70/hr Hahaha :smile If he wants to sell that rig, I’ll send out a check for $3500 today ?
Give Willy a kick to the junk for that one. Kick him again when he falls over and holler “HURRY UP” just for me.
Franz will want you to kick him at least twice also. 3 times if you can get to his junk. 😘
We will build it if it comes.WillyModeratorNovember 10, 2019 at 5:22 pmPost count: 1255
oh shiiiit….. snuck this in while no one was looking
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