Arjani: yeah. That's it exactly. And thanks, Gordon. I've got Bridget's old go pedal somewhere and that's the other option—making something out of junk. I actually like doing that, even though I'm not all that good at it (yet).
Ed, since I don't know jack about FG, and only understand steel a little bit, I think I'd see about a gas tank that works with the hole you have in the hood. Authentic, and all like that. Plus might leave some room up there for something besides the tank and a bunch of frame parts.
Gas pedal? Is this just the VW arrangement sans the other two pedals? Probably not, but if so, then these OEM sort of things are pretty cheap. Cut off the part you dont need and rave on. Likely not that simple. Sorry, don't listen to me, as I don't really have a clue here. Trying to remember my old 356 lash-up. Believe it may have been rod and socket all the way, no cable. Now, that would be authentic, if you could manage it. What you can trust me on here is the following: That rod and socket contraption was a real PITA.
And we're underway.
Cut some steel yesterday for the gas tank mods, and also cut some fiberglass to get at the frame rails, for the frame rail mods. And also cut some more fiberglass for the oild cooler ducting.
And started a new blog to document the build.
Please to enjoy responsibly.
Very cool with the functional Jack points!
If I could do it again, I'd move the filler where yours is. You can probably get the full 8 or 10 gallons in there, plus it looks better.
Ed, I have a gas pedal. It's a Neal that is cut at an angle, painted black so you can't see the red kit-car looking Neal, and covered with an aluminum, nice looking pedal cover.
I'd use a Morse cable with the pedal, so if you plan the original linkage, nevermind.
Also, I thought the original frame had the Jack points tied together with a narrow tube, say 1/2” or so.
Made some more progress today on the build. Fixed a stress crack in the hood, ground and painted my frame extensions and did some other stuff.
While under the car I took a measurement from the front firewall to the beam. 6 1/4 inches, roughly.
The VW master cylinder is a bit more than 7 inches.
I have an idea of how to make one fit, but I wonder if anyone has the solution to this already set so they can share it with me.
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This link should work.