Hi guys I'm new to this forum and I am building a 356 Speedster. I have all my floorpan built out with engine transition. Engine is from Chicho Performance Racing and transmission from Banco Transaxles. I have all my lights and all my trims most from Sierra Madre Collection. Just putting funds together to get my body will post some pictures in the near future of my driving floorpan
There area number of mechanically inclined speedster owners near you that can guide you but from the looks of the photos you have been wrenching VW's for a some time. What body are you going to use ?
Have you shortened your pan? I couldn't tell from the pics. Sorry if this is a silly question. I assume you know the Speedster wheel base is shorter than the stock VW pan.
Yup, his pan has been shortened. And as Alan said, there are more than several other Speedster/550/MGTD owners/builders in the greater DC area. @edsnova @El Frazoo @Cory Drake and @East Coast Bruce to name a few (they'll all see this shortly).
Very nice job, regarding your work. Should be even more fun when you decide on a body. Look on eBay for an unfinished/unstarted CMC kit for a body - a few show up every year - cheap - or you can get one of several stages of body builds from Beck Speedsters or Vintage Motorcars
Welcome to the Madness!
Ya need to meet up with Schu (Dale) in Garrisonville. He had completed pan like yours and the CMC Calif hanging from garage ceiling. He's SOCer with red MGTD replica.
Since you have donor chassis - look at Kitman on SAMBA - they have just bodies available -- or old CMC/FF either needing refurb or unbuilt. Becks have tube chassis so probably out of consideration.
'Welcome To The Madness' known as replica Speedster ownership! Looks like you're off to a great start on your project. Everyone likes to follow one's project so we all look forward to pics of your progress.
You've come to the right place for answers to any & all of your build questions. Best of Luck!
Thanks for welcoming me to the forum.
Yes, my floor-pan was shortened. I bought it from Kirk when he owned vintage speedtser.
I am researching body kits. I spoke with Greg at Vintage Motor Car. Does anyone know of the quality work on their body kits? or any other body kits that are good quality? would like some input.
Thank for the welcome!
I think anything you get from Greg you will be happy with. Also you might look at Kitman Motors. Dr. Kleber, the owner, is active here on the site.
Here ya go - new Kitman unbuilt classic body style with subframe - $8k!
There's this company too for $13.5k - but unclear if they have a non-flared body
If you are still looking, I have an untouched narrow body CMC kit that I recently uncovered and was going to start, but work and storage have interfered with my plans, so it will be offered to folks here before posting elsewhere. Alan was interested but started on other project . Located in Louisville Ky.
@whitburn scott PM sent ~ The CMC would be a perfect opportunity and work well for you . I can give you some pointers.