Hello, I introduced myself a while ago but I had not started with all the corresponding force in the project

a long time ago I acquired a body and speedster and a chassis of vw

 

and now with quarantine it was the perfect excuse to start

to level

the assistant

clean, clean and more clean

level again and measure

3 and a half inhabitants counting the head 

more cleaning, pressure washing and rust remover for the entire chassis

some patches and repairs

 

again q measure and level everything again 3 times so as not to weld anything wrong

and yesterday I finally have a "whole" chassis again

Now I have to start designing the subframe that supports the body on the chassis, I will update with photos and if you have any questions I will consult to see how to solve it. Cheers

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Congratulations ! You are right on track and with the proper helper you have, this will probably be in the family for a long time. There's no way to explain the satisfaction  that you will have in this endeavor. It will usually take you twice as long as you estimated to finish it so just plan on that part. Of course there will be some frustration as well but I always chalked that up to a "learning experience"

Please do post lots of pictures and tell us what your doing as you go along.  Your first name would be nice to know for our replies and help/advice too.

Good Luck ! ...............Bruce

 

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Felicidades ! Está en el buen camino y con el ayudante adecuado que tiene, esto probablemente estará en la familia durante mucho tiempo. No hay forma de explicar la satisfacción que tendrá en este esfuerzo. Por lo general, tardará el doble de lo que estimó para terminarlo, así que solo planee esa parte. Por supuesto, también habrá cierta frustración, pero siempre lo atribuí a una "experiencia de aprendizaje".

Publica muchas fotos y cuéntanos qué haces a medida que avanzas. Sería bueno saber su nombre para nuestras respuestas y ayuda / consejo también.

Buena suerte ! ............... Bruce

 

¡¡¡Es verdad!!! jjj mi nombre es Maximiliano, y la verdad es que me gusta hacerlo, siempre le digo a mi señora que es para no ir al psicólogo

buen traductor.  Que sistema usas?

others have already said it,  but “welcome to the madness”... awesome family project, best therapy possible!

cheers,

Luis

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Si, are you welding in new bowden tube etc so that you do not have to have a broken or detached tubes for your clutch ?

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buen traductor. Que sistema usas?

otros ya lo han dicho, pero "bienvenidos a la locura" ... ¡increíble proyecto familiar, la mejor terapia posible!

salud,

Luis

el traductor de Google. And that's the right word, it's therapy

 

saludos

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IaM-Ray posted:

Si, are you welding in new bowden tube etc so that you do not have to have a broken or detached tubes for your clutch ?

Hello, if you refer to the internal pipes of the chassis, just leave the throttle, clutch and parking brake, respecting the original pipes, take them out and cut the excess from the rear tip, lose others (brakes, fuel, etc.) will be external stapled to the chassis.

I forgot to clarify that the style of the car is going to be a 50s race car

Cheers!

Nice project !  Having your soon as your helper is the important facet of the build. Kids are never too young to begin to learn hands on tasks that will form a close knit father son relationship . Six months ago, I met a guy that owns a body shop in Moorefield WV Brandon was building a New Beetle truck conversion as I recently did. I drove  an hour and a half to see the progress on the pick up conversion meet Brandon and his son. His boy was shy and had minimal interest in the build I had brought along a photo album of my many builds and sat with him as we flipped pages. I returned a few months later to help set the pick up bed in place . Brandon's boy was a complete different he was kid outgoing telling me all about the build and very "project knowledgeable"  for a 11 y/o kid. What a huge transformation and his Dad was quite proud.

Hola! Great project! There is a place in Buenos Aires called Porsche Parts Argentina which supplies parts for these cars. Could be an additional resource for you if you don't already know about them. Address is: Microcentro, 1002 Buenos Aires. Phone +54 11 6332-8866 and email is maurosevero@yahoo.com.ar

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Hola! Great project! There is a place in Buenos Aires called Porsche Parts Argentina which supplies parts for these cars. Could be an additional resource for you if you don't already know about them. Address is: Microcentro, 1002 Buenos Aires. Phone +54 11 6332-8866 and email is maurosevero@yahoo.com.ar

hola Impala, si lo conozco, de hecho la carroceria se la compre a el (Mauro) y siempre me asesora en las dudas q tengo con respecto a la construccion. Saludos

well I tell a little about the advance, temporarily place the rear and front train to be able to test the body on the chassis to be able to design the subframe that supports it, incidentally take advantage of cleaning a little. Tomorrow I will put the wheels and put it on the floor to test how it looks

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It was just to see how the length of the chassis and the wheel arches with respect to the wheels were, but it is an image that I expected to see a long time ago

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@Impala posted:

It is looking amazing. Love the way the wheel/tire size looks tucked in and so vintage; which is what I tried to do in mine.

are the original wheels of the 56´ beetle come in 15 "

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