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Simon

posted on 28/9/20 at 11:51 PM Reply With Quote
My Bug Build

I finally got around to uploading a new "video" (of still images with text) of my mid-engined V8 Beetle build should anyone not have anything to do for five and a half minutes or so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=typb7vGkRHA

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HowardB

posted on 29/9/20 at 06:21 AM Reply With Quote
that looks like a lot of work in between the pics. I am impressed.





Howard

Fisher Fury was 2000 Zetec - now a 1600 (it Lives again and goes zoom)

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John Bonnett

posted on 29/9/20 at 06:46 AM Reply With Quote
Really good work, so impressive.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 29/9/20 at 07:15 AM Reply With Quote
Not sure how you are going to widen the front arches to that extent I found adding 2 inches quite a challenge mainly due to the headlight bowl and the bottom edges needing to be raised. Will be interesting to see how it turns out. You've done a lot though
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John Bonnett

posted on 29/9/20 at 07:45 AM Reply With Quote
Retropower are widening the wings on a Morris Minor to accommodate the extra width of the MX5 track. A similar approach perhaps.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyMsTB38AzE



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nick205

posted on 29/9/20 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
Could you widen the wings and accommodate twin headlamp bowls (or even different shape headlamps) to use up the space?


Alternatively maybe you could box the arches to extend the width. Think Audi RS6 where they've boxed the arches to allow a wider track.

Can't seem to post picture, hipefully this link will work:

https://www.autoevolution.com/cars/audi-rs6-avant-2008.html#agal_0



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Simon

posted on 29/9/20 at 01:26 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the positive comments Gents.

That Retropower lot really are rather good.

The rear wings will be cut close to body and stepped out. I'll probably make a travelling bracket (fixed to car but the wing attachment will move) using existing holes on the wings to move them out relative to each other. Then I'll infill like the Minor but maybe with one strip, probably do the same at the front but cut around the light bowl. Not sure I fancy twin lights as trying to keep it looking reasonably stock

There's a (British) chap in the States call Nathan Kershaw (YT is called Nathan's Garage) and he dropped a Beetle shell over a Z3? BMW and widened the wings quite satisfactorily

Best do some more work on it now!!!

Cheers again

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Mr Whippy

posted on 29/9/20 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
How about just widening the shell? cut it down the middle and add say 4 inches... would make it much nicer inside too as their really very narrow cars. I've seen plenty of examples, like this one -

linky

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nick205

posted on 29/9/20 at 03:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
How about just widening the shell? cut it down the middle and add say 4 inches... would make it much nicer inside too as their really very narrow cars. I've seen plenty of examples, like this one -

linky



Not a bad idea and would certainly make for a more roomy interior as well.

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Simon

posted on 29/9/20 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
Front and rear windscreens might be a problem, this is another way around the small car problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxK6dD6lfw

I think I'll stick to widening the arches

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