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space frame VW replacement chassis plans

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trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Tuesday 29th August 2006
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Looking for plans to build a Beetle replacement chassis. Anyone know of any links / URL's?

ricola

443 posts

182 months

Tuesday 29th August 2006
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Do a search for rorty designs, he sells plans for a mid-mounted V8 chassis with double wishbones all round for a bug. There is a guy on www.germanlook.com forum adapting it for a 4.2 Audi V8 engine and corvette front suspension..

Rich

LotusNova

512 posts

122 months

Tuesday 29th August 2006
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I have some info on the Rorty. Email me if you're interested.

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Wednesday 30th August 2006
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I knew of Rorty and may look at that... Mostly I am looking for a rear engine space frame chassis plan at the moment....

A Rorty chassis with an Audi V8 would certianly be interesting tho !! Not sure I would use a corvette front end...

TC

fuoriserie

4,474 posts

174 months

Wednesday 30th August 2006
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It's not rear engine, but looks very interesting...

www.vintagespyders.com/gallery/

maybe you are aware of this link, but in cases.....

www.geocities.com/motorcity/4570/

Edited by fuoriserie on Wednesday 30th August 09:19
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fuoriserie

4,474 posts

174 months

Wednesday 30th August 2006
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trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Saturday 2nd September 2006
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LotusNova said:
I have some info on the Rorty. Email me if you're interested.


Would appreciate your info on Rorty.... you can reach me at: trevorc@shaw.ca Please put "pistonhead" in the subject line so that my filters let the email through.

Trevor

LotusNova

512 posts

122 months

Saturday 2nd September 2006
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2nd attempt...YHM I hope.

ricola

443 posts

182 months

Sunday 3rd September 2006
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He is using late model aluminium vette arms so not as bad as it sounds, nice source for lightweight components..







and with his 20" 'show' wheels, too big IMO..


build thread: www.germanlook.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=6197&highlight=audi+v8

Edited by ricola on Sunday 3rd September 10:00

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Monday 4th September 2006
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LotusNova said:
2nd attempt...YHM I hope.


Nothing yet arrived

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Monday 4th September 2006
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ricola said:
He is using late model aluminium vette arms so not as bad as it sounds, nice source for lightweight components..


Edited by ricola on Sunday 3rd September 10:00


that's a Rorty chassis ??

GTRene

10,766 posts

129 months

Monday 4th September 2006
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wow thats one of the first bugg I realy like what a power car, would be fun by the double lane trafficlights
GTRene

ricola

443 posts

182 months

Tuesday 5th September 2006
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trevorc said:
ricola said:
He is using late model aluminium vette arms so not as bad as it sounds, nice source for lightweight components..


Edited by ricola on Sunday 3rd September 10:00


that's a Rorty chassis ??


Yes, predominantly based on the Rorty plans with some tweaks for different suspension. Mr Rorty makes an appearance on the build thread..

I'm looking forward to seeing how he gets on as I am thinking about using that engine/trans in a future phantom upgrade.

Rich

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Tuesday 5th September 2006
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I'd still like to find some plans for a rear engine tube frame beetle replacement.

In looking for inspiration I came across this:
www.psychoform.com/htmlgallery/WRC1.htm
Obviously I'm not going to steal his design, but I am certianly drawn to the look and feel of it. I'd need to redraw it with more of a P-car look and feel, and I would retain the 'all-road' style and build it with that criteria. A Dakar like inspiration.

A Rorty chassis, with mods to allow more wheel travel and a bit higher ride height would be doable I guess/suppose?? thoughts ??

Trevor

Edited by trevorc on Tuesday 5th September 20:24

LotusNova

512 posts

122 months

Friday 8th September 2006
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Trevor - all 4 emails bounced...do you have an alternative address (preferably one without a filter)?

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Friday 8th September 2006
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LotusNova said:
Trevor - all 4 emails bounced...do you have an alternative address (preferably one without a filter)?


sorry about that.... is odd..

trevor-calgary @ shaw.ca

note the .CA that might be the reason... Again, sorry

fuoriserie

4,474 posts

174 months

Friday 8th September 2006
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trevorc said:
LotusNova said:
Trevor - all 4 emails bounced...do you have an alternative address (preferably one without a filter)?


sorry about that.... is odd..

trevor-calgary @ shaw.ca

note the .CA that might be the reason... Again, sorry


Trevor, did you ever get my email reply?

LotusNova

512 posts

122 months

Saturday 9th September 2006
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YHMTTIH

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Saturday 9th September 2006
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fuoriserie said:
trevorc said:
LotusNova said:
Trevor - all 4 emails bounced...do you have an alternative address (preferably one without a filter)?


sorry about that.... is odd..

trevor-calgary @ shaw.ca

note the .CA that might be the reason... Again, sorry


Trevor, did you ever get my email reply?


No, sorry I have not seen it... :-(

trevorc

Original Poster:

62 posts

124 months

Saturday 9th September 2006
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LotusNova said:
YHMTTIH


????