Still a nice Bug though! I see exactly what you mean though, and the white highlights that even more, too much metal back there. Mine was done by pivoting downwards at the rear quarters to make the rear vents kick upwards a little. But what I REALLY wanted to avoid was a raked chop, I wanted the big wheels and the engine to look as "big" as possible, leaving her with a fat *BOTTOM* (sorry to whichever dullard gets offended by the word @rse) and muffin tops would have detracted from that.
Only videos of off boost at the moment (driving to the wedding I didn't want to even slighty risk any problems!). I have it revving up in the yard but again while the turbo was howling and whistling, it won't have been on chat because no load.
Soon enough though it'll be on boost and screaming down the road!
Then rolled the body over, and hacked out all the rod that was living in the sills... Fingers crossed I can button this side up a bit quikcer, now I've ripped the heater pipe out the rot isn't as bad this side as the other...
(Would have gotten more done but got bogged down doing some wiring work on a very nice splitty, then some wiring on a very nice early bay, and then bypassing the immobiliser on a Jeep Cherokee (what a pig of a job that is!), and the parts to build my new 3D printer arrived so I have been playing LOL
Cheers buddy. Forgot to mention... The rear luggage repair, that is where I have cut out an egg-shaped bit that clearanced the heater tubes. The lines that seem to cut off where the repair is actually stopped there naturally, it wasn't a case of laziness and not bothering to shape the metal. There's more work to be done on that luggage bit too as I need to cut it and shape it to accept the gearbox once the raise kit is installed... Needs to come up a couple of inches.
No. Got a heater channel closing plate, bottom plate, rear quarter body mount, front corner mount, bulkhead underside to do as well as tie the rear inner arch on the rear to the luggage floor, a couple of small localised repairs inside the body, weld in a new dash, weld a return lip around the rear body mounts, and modify the luggage area to accept the 2.5" trans raise. Then make the new gearbox cradle, made a bench seat, and weld in new fuel tank mounts. I think then the welding is done. lol
No, stonor is just a vw meeting at the start of June, it's quite close to me so I was going to go for a look (not been to a car show in years, until last week at the kit car show (but there wasn't much vw there, except the beach buggies))
The gathering is in august (whilst I'm on holiday!)
Buttoned up the back of the heater channel. There's some old repairs back there that look ok, so going to leave them be...
Front bulkhead access cut and some, er, welding.
Couldn't be bothered taking a photo of the finished bulkhead... But lets skip ahead to something that isn't welding!
Here's a picture of clamping something (in anticipation of welding).
And then, some welding just for fun.
Left it there for now, because I need to take some measurements to make sure the damn thing is going to bolt back to the chassis after all this extra metalwork. Hoping that I will be able to say "That'll do"...
New gearbox cradle next, I suppose... It's either that or MORE chuffin' welding.