Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
My project Doom Buggy
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Any luck finding longer axles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
Any luck finding longer axles?


i found a 68 but not sure if i want to go through all the work this year. i am trying to locate some narrower tires and i will run some spacers. i will think about it, i may get some different rims custom built a well. 10" are pretty wide, i might look at some 8" ones
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

I hear you. I want to change mine over to IRS but not enough time this spring. The present transaxle is a late model swing axle with the 4 bolt pattern. I am not sure if the wide 5 drums are a bolt on or not but it may work for you if I find a good used IRS. Or maybe I can convert this tranny to IRS and then there would be long axles and axle tubes left over.

Won't happen till next winter now though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
I hear you. I want to change mine over to IRS but not enough time this spring. The present transaxle is a late model swing axle with the 4 bolt pattern. I am not sure if the wide 5 drums are a bolt on or not but it may work for you if I find a good used IRS. Or maybe I can convert this tranny to IRS and then there would be long axles and axle tubes left over.

Won't happen till next winter now though.


i was informed that long tubes were available in 67 and 68. 67 had wide 5 68 has 4. but to put the wide5 on the 68 axles is a matter of a bushing between the drum and nut.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

That sounds about right. I was told when I bought this Buggy that it was built from a '73 Super Beetle. That cannot be correct as it has a ball joint standard Beetle front suspension. However it also had a 1600 Dual Port engine, swing axle suspension and a speedometer that has more features than my '71 SB had. The swing axle finished as you said in '68 and the Dual port engine started in '71.

I once bought a '74 standard Beetle that had a DP engine and swing axle suspension. The door tag said it was made in Mexico so I am assuming this is also the case with the car this Buggy is based on.

I have a 944 for parts that has the aluminum trailing arms and disc brakes that I intend to use on this Buggy. That means either switching this transaxle over to IRS or getting an IRS transaxle. In either case there will be left over parts that could work for you.

I do have another complete swing axle set up I took out of my sand rail but it most likely is the same as yours as the front end is link pin vintage.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
clonebug
Samba Member


Joined: January 29, 2005
Posts: 3091
Location: NW Washington
clonebug is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
That sounds about right. I was told when I bought this Buggy that it was built from a '73 Super Beetle. That cannot be correct as it has a ball joint standard Beetle front suspension. However it also had a 1600 Dual Port engine, swing axle suspension and a speedometer that has more features than my '71 SB had. The swing axle finished as you said in '68 and the Dual port engine started in '71.


That might not be completely true.

Swingaxle stopped after 68 in the USA but continued in many other countries and Canada could be included.
But I could be wrong since I think I read that but I am not going to research it to confirm....... Rolling Eyes Wink
_________________
vwracerdave wrote:

Take a good long look in the mirror and report back on what you see.


Paul.H wrote:
That one line on that chart is probably better info than you can get from this place in a month



My Megasquirt Fuel Injection Turbo Buggy Build
(Now with Water/Alcohol Injection)
Upgraded to MS-2 Extra direct fire wasted spark

http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=127936
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

My understanding of how it went down was VW of Germany stopped exporting the standard Beetle to Canada about '73. Maybe a year earlier. Any Standard Bugs in Canada after that point were imported from Mexico or South America as you could not get them from your VW dealer. The Super Beetle may have been sold up to '74, and the Cabriolet was discontinued here in '79.

All German built VWs from 68 on here were IRS but Mexico and Brazil I believe continued producing the swing axle well into the '80s.

That is how I remember it anyway.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Now I am thinking about this and doubting myself. The standard Beetle may not have even been offered for sale here in Canada after the Super Beetle came out in '71!

I can't remember for sure...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

I just looked up my floor pan serial number - March '72.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Any updates?

Mine is getting close, took it for a couple short runs on the weekend. Needs a few things addressed yet...

I am looking forward to the possibility of meeting you at one of the Calgary club cruise days!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
slalombuggy
Samba Member


Joined: July 17, 2010
Posts: 8181
Location: Canada 306
slalombuggy is online now 

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Ive owned 2 73 standards that were swing axle. A friend of mine has an ex-german military beetle from Camp Shilo that is a 75 with a swing axle and a 40hp engine. And is still 6 volt. Crazy car. Lots of oddball parts.


brad
_________________
Parts for sale: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=slalombuggy

Lucky Monkey Landspeed Racing
1962 Canadian Buggy 121.253mph - Bonneville 2012
1957 Beetle 118.642mph - Bonneville 2014
1957 LSR Buggy 130.583mph - Bonneville 2018
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

slalombuggy wrote:
Ive owned 2 73 standards that were swing axle. A friend of mine has an ex-german military beetle from Camp Shilo that is a 75 with a swing axle and a 40hp engine. And is still 6 volt. Crazy car. Lots of oddball parts.


brad

I'm curious, where were these Beetles manufactured?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
Any updates?

Mine is getting close, took it for a couple short runs on the weekend. Needs a few things addressed yet...

I am looking forward to the possibility of meeting you at one of the Calgary club cruise days!


Got the roll bar back in. Slowly coming together. Hopefully in a couple weeks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


So my wipers start at the top of the swipe. Wondering if anyone knows why or how to fix. The picture is of the electrical terminals in the wiper motor. Maybe if you know tell me where there should be 12v when to make them work proper
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oprn
Samba Member


Joined: November 13, 2016
Posts: 4382
Location: Canada
oprn is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Mine work normally but the wiring is a bit of a rat's nest and hard to follow. I am not looking forward to digging into it so for now I'm leaving well enough alone!

Sorry, not much help but you have my sympathy! Did you look under "Technical" and "wiring" on this site? A bunch of wiring diagrams there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EVfun
Samba Member


Joined: April 01, 2012
Posts: 3785
Location: Seattle
EVfun is online now 

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

To increase spring plate clearance you could fit a set of Thing brake drums with the nose cut down for the shorter splines used on '67 and older axles.
_________________
Wildthings wrote:
As a general rule, cheap parts are the most expensive parts you can buy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
Mine work normally but the wiring is a bit of a rat's nest and hard to follow. I am not looking forward to digging into it so for now I'm leaving well enough alone!

Sorry, not much help but you have my sympathy! Did you look under "Technical" and "wiring" on this site? A bunch of wiring diagrams there.


had a wiring diagram when i did my own wiring harness. thought it wa scorrect and it very well coul dbe. i did some research and found that some years the center line of the wiopers were more on the right so the action that my wipers give is normal. just might drop the park feature and turn them off in the lower location
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

EVfun wrote:
To increase spring plate clearance you could fit a set of Thing brake drums with the nose cut down for the shorter splines used on '67 and older axles.


sold the rims for what i got them for ans am getting a swet of 7' wide made with 3 1/2'' back spacing.
10'' was maybe a bit wide
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdnltded
Samba Member


Joined: March 13, 2015
Posts: 381
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
cdnltded is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Slowly getting there. Mirrors and rear wheels and itís reqdy for the inspection. Hopefully in a couple weeks it will be on the road
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Firebuggy
Samba Member


Joined: November 16, 2010
Posts: 122
Location: Black's Corners, Ontario Canada
Firebuggy is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Lookin' good! Smile
_________________
2110 build for buggy

The cost of building an engine yourself is like converting to metric..."Double it and add thirty!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next
Jump to:
Page 11 of 14

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB