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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about that Wink It just that...swingaxle and torsionbar front suspension dont handle very well...well atleast to more modern standards Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering if mendeola could make these to me? Smile It just these must be factory made here in finland.

Rotors i have allready Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are these dimensions at mendeola spindle?


In my pic base thickness is 12mm and seal are height is 15mm...just guessing.



I'd like to complete my front brake design and start to make parts soon for the front suspension Smile

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Sorry just noticed this post had not been answered....


Both measurements you asked for are .500 inch or 12.69 mm

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was wondering if mendeola could make these to me? Smile It just these must be factory made here in finland.

Rotors i have allready Smile

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We are working on coming out with our own performance brakes soon. However with testing and R & D times I would say it will be around summer time before we can start taking orders for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For all of you guys that have custom chassis or sometype of hacked up VW pan we now officaly offer Hybrd Mendeola bulkheads. Here are a few pictures of recent ones we made.

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The last picture is of a bunch of Suspension kits ready to leave for some lucky customers......
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to show the remainder of the front tube on the Berrian chassis and show that at least on an original Meyers Manx it prevents the body from coming all the way forward. Now with the Mendeola it also is directly in line with the steering rack output. Now time to rebuild the front tubing and support. The lower part of the original Berrian front suspension has been cut off.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just wanted to show the remainder of the front tube on the Berrian chassis and show that at least on an original Meyers Manx it prevents the body from coming all the way forward. Now with the Mendeola it also is directly in line with the steering rack output. Now time to rebuild the front tubing and support. The lower part of the original Berrian front suspension has been cut off.

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Hey, Darkstar
Not that will make much differance, but It look like the front end is a little low. I'll see if I can find some pictures of a Manxter bodied car with a normal pan and out suspension from this same angle. I think you at least a inch or more too low....

Here is what I found on a quick search of what i have on here....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found finnish shop that can make these legal in finland, and possibly elsewhere. With DOCUMENT that makes these legal, they cost 1000 euros + 23% vat including anodizing. They make mostly custom parts for porsches: http://9products.com/


Other shop can make them also here, they dont't offer paper, but they can make these cheaper, about 480 euros + 23% vat. They make mostly spacers and cam gears etc: http://www.tommisbillet.com/suomi/universal/al_screws_frameset.html



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I was wondering if mendeola could make these to me? Smile It just these must be factory made here in finland.

Rotors i have allready Smile

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We are working on coming out with our own performance brakes soon. However with testing and R & D times I would say it will be around summer time before we can start taking orders for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kevin in that picture of the black car it appears that the fore and aft 1.5 inch square tubes are even at the top with the top of the chassis where the body sits. Is this elevation correct? That is where I was planning on mine being once I moved the bar in the way of the steering shaft. Let me know.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey Kevin in that picture of the black car it appears that the fore and aft 1.5 inch square tubes are even at the top with the top of the chassis where the body sits. Is this elevation correct? That is where I was planning on mine being once I moved the bar in the way of the steering shaft. Let me know.

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The two lower tubes sit on top of the ridge where the pan is pinch welded together. If you like I can take some measurements using the edge of the body where it sits on the corners and give you an exact elivation if that will help????
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could help. I have not welded anything yet as the suspension is just sitting on movie wooden "apple" boxes. At this time I have it so the top flat of the 1.5 tubes is level with the flat for the body to sit on. Any measurements would be great, but I think I am within a half inch up or down probably. Please let me know.

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EDIT: I just re-read this entire thread (!). In one photo of a super beetle front end, I believe it was page 22, it appears as if the center line of the lower A-arm pivot bolt is centered with the line of the body to pan fit. Let me know if this is the case.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darkstar,

sorry got side tracked today on the measurements but look what I did do.....Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow the Speedster looks great. A proper suspension will make that a really nice ride. I can hardly wait to hit the mountain roads with mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That speedster will run circles around original 356's and early 911's Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, what does it take to put that under a speedster kit car? I'm assuming there are quite a few extensive body mods to the fiberglass. Ever since I first saw your suspension I've wanted to put it under a 356 kit.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kevin, what does it take to put that under a speedster kit car? I'm assuming there are quite a few extensive body mods to the fiberglass. Ever since I first saw your suspension I've wanted to put it under a 356 kit.


Actualy, there are no major body mods. In fact it pretty much drops on to the pan just like in a bug or Ghia. The one thing I have not done yet, but do not see any major issues with doing it. Is to hook up the steering. The steering colum tube is fiber glassed into the body, and will need to be removed to install the U-joints to hook up to the rack and pinion steering. I'll keep you posted.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics would be awesome if you get a chance while you're in there.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That speedster will run circles around original 356's and early 911's Laughing


somewhere in this thread, Kevin states it(bugs, ghias) will handle close to a corvette with 1g lateral acceleration with his suspension mods.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That speedster will run circles around original 356's and early 911's Laughing


somewhere in this thread, Kevin states it(bugs, ghias) will handle close to a corvette with 1g lateral acceleration with his suspension mods.


Actualy we pulled 1.04-1.05 G's on a 100 foot assfalt parking lot skid pad. The New Porsche Caymann can pull 1.04 on a 200 foot concreat prepped skid pad. In other words our numbers would be higher on the same surface and diameter as the Porsche.

Just think, a Type 1 that can smoke a Porsche..... It's the things dreams are made of.....

Also I will post a few videos of this car in action when finished including track shots....... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kevin please let me know as soon as you can about the location of the center of the lower a-arm pivot bolt versus the height of the pan to body seam. I am ready to burn this one on once I know!

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