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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Painted the calipers after the e-bath

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BTW if you add an L on the end of the file name in imgur it makes it a reasonable size

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:18 pm 
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Too much nice weather holding up the IRS conversion!
But had a last run out in the cold tonight and its time to start stripping... ooer :lol:

Sure the General is missing the weather, off swanning around the Sahara..

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:31 am 
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Right so I gave up waiting for the rain, time to strip! ;)
Having previously taken a jig off the Porsche torsion bar this so far is 3 evenings work:

Seats, wheels, electrics etc. out
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Then I built this handy engine dolly

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Jack sits in the middle and lowers the engine right onto it - really stable and compact. £11 for the 4 castors at SFix, 160kg rating

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Engine out

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Having found out that the IRS brackets, bushings and bolts were going to be around £120 :'( I decided I would stick with the original plan of using the Porsche ones. Biggest complication is that the Porsche tube is around 85mm ID and the beetle is 70mm OD. I cut the Porsche tube as the one on the left and used cut sections of the Porsche tube bent to fit inside to provide a fit to the beetle tube.

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Then I made a template and cut a big hole in the horn

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Hoping to get a few hours on it this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:01 pm 
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10 mins later, bracket fits just fine

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Lined up to the jig, tack weld and it fits !

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Mocked up with the spring plate and brakes.

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Next is the gearbox and a full weld of the brackets. Also need to re drill the wheels to see if my brakes will fit under them!

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Brackets look good. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Thanks.
The gap between the OD of the tube and the ID of the Porsche is about 7mm - Fortunately the centre of the Porsche tube has a 5-6mm thick section so I cut rings of that and "formed" them (BFH) to fit inside. The edges were made up with 6mm bar that slid in afterwards so I could have more than 180degs of tube - mainly so I didn't have to weld overhead. :roll:

Once I figured out that the bracket hole could be made up from a holesaw and 2 straight cuts, the other side was a lot faster!:D

Now thinking that as it is all apart I should make provision for the MX-5 engine - If the VW fits the 002 GB without buying any parts that will go in, if I have to faf with it I will probably just go straight to the replacement.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Wheel re-drilling template worked a treat!
Bolted up and drilled the 2mm marker holes, used a step drill out to 12mm then finished with a 14mm.

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Bang on. This is bolted up to the the 5mm backing plate with a hubcentric bore size. I'll weld it to the wheels then open the holes out to 15mm and countersink just to make it easier to get on as those wheels are 'kin heavy! - These are not pushed right on, there is more stud.

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... and the best news - the brakes fit behind!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:41 am 
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I don't know what you mean. I'm not swanning about the redistribution of saharan sand is hard work.

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I see you've started work on the IRS conversion looks like you're making good progress. Must pop round when I get a bit more sorted.

I have other news there is another......


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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:31 am 
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Great photo !

Three :o you are obviously just a bad influence! :lol:

I decided that the IRS conversion would take 10-14 days (evenings) or I would lose interest. Started on Halloween, just finished fully welding the brackets up so pretty much on target. For now...

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Bugger. Spoke too soon, .. seems to have escaped my notice that the 002 Bus IRS box is not exactly a drop in for the bug box.
There is a knackered soft mount on the bug box but apparently most solutions are a hard mount. Also it appears that the gear shift ends up higher.

Not keen on a hard mount as the MX5 engine is on flexi mounts so dont want to have to change when that goes in. Ideas and examples welcome ( I found a few at http://shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php ... 0f#p721300 - scroll down a bit)

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