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westi - February 21st, 2007 at 01:21 PM

i was wondering if anyone else was doing any strenghening of there floor pans.
here's a few pics of what i have done so far.
if any one has any other idea's ,they would be welcome.
the next stage is lifting the gearbox up about two inch's.
i should have more pics up soon.

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dvs_vw - February 21st, 2007 at 01:31 PM

looks good, like the cooler setups.

what workshop is that, got some pretty serious looking cars, the MK1, and the very nice R100 aswell?!?!?

westi - February 21st, 2007 at 01:54 PM

the shop is westside mufflers at padstow

mackaymanx - February 21st, 2007 at 03:39 PM

I thought the join in the swing axle boot was supposed to be in the horizontal position, the rest looks great.

bond - February 21st, 2007 at 04:48 PM

cooling gearbox oil?


westi - February 21st, 2007 at 10:16 PM

just finished the gearbox lift.
what do you think.

and it is all going under the shiter

Euro_67 - February 21st, 2007 at 10:28 PM

I see your car parked out the front of the shop all the time, nice and low ! Did you own the purple Type 3 wagon that was for sale there a while back ?

westi - February 21st, 2007 at 10:40 PM

that was a mates car.we just trashed for a year or two.he had no were to keep it and i needed something to drive.
i had it re-sprayed and re-trimed and returned it to him at the shootout.

pod - February 21st, 2007 at 11:16 PM

you have too much time on your hands:Pbut its good to see they are doing good things,cant wait to see it all under your 61:tu:

66deluxe - February 22nd, 2007 at 03:29 PM

Very nice, i have welded a plate from the torsion bar to the front gear box mount to strengthen that area and also added a 3 bar kafer cup bar.

BenettonVW - February 26th, 2007 at 08:03 PM

Very nice. LOT of work.

Kudos, and respect.

VWFOOL - February 26th, 2007 at 08:46 PM

nice work. very nice.:thumb

Craig Torrens - February 26th, 2007 at 09:36 PM

why do you need a cooler for the gearbox?

1303Steve - February 26th, 2007 at 09:39 PM

Hi Westi

Work must be slow if you have time to work on your car.

By the way thanks for the great work on the intercooler.


VWCOOL - February 27th, 2007 at 03:12 PM

Nice! chassis AND barrel cooler!

VWCOOL - February 27th, 2007 at 03:14 PM

Originally posted by mackaymanx
I thought the join in the swing axle boot was supposed to be in the horizontal position, the rest looks great.

they leak less when vertical

Craig Torrens - February 27th, 2007 at 08:23 PM

Join should be approx 45deg from vertical.

westi - February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 AM

thanks for the tips on the boots,and cheer's for the nice comments.
i should be starting on the brakes and coil overs soon ..

i had a friend help out that doesn't know to much about vw's,and since that is my dumby gearbox i haven't bothered to fix them. i might offend him,then i will have no more slave labour to help me out on those late lonley nights.
as for the gearbox oil cooler,gearbox and diff in one . create alot of heat that is not needed in your engine bay.the bearings and gear's need all the help they can get.
i haven't tried it on a vw as yet ,but i have done alot of these styles of set ups on drift &circut cars and it work's quite well .(lifespan of bearings ,gears etc.etc)

hi steve, you can only work on other peoples projects for so long before you get the shit's.but it pay's the bills so i can't complain to much,nobody listens. good to see it is all coming together for time your out my way can you drop in, i need to pic your brain.

1303Steve - February 28th, 2007 at 07:43 AM

Hi Westi

I drove past late last night, saw the lights on but I couldn't stop, by the number of cars there you wouldn't have been lonely.


westi - February 28th, 2007 at 11:55 PM

what do you think old school or pimped

dangerous - March 1st, 2007 at 05:50 AM

Nice work Westi!

Spellbound - March 1st, 2007 at 07:39 AM

Hi Westi... nice work mate.

I also drove past the other night and saw your slammed dub...very low mate. Nice work.

There was also a VERY hot looking white Beetle parked behind it - a real head turner. Is that yours too?

westi - March 1st, 2007 at 09:26 AM

no that's Alison,s car .it has been around for about 10 od years .
they also own a pink type3 wagon
the wheels make the car.

westi - March 2nd, 2007 at 12:45 AM

here is a few pics of some of the customers cars that keep me and the boy's from working on our own projects. is a car that we did for auto salon mag some of the boy's welding
and some head work pic,s before they got finished off

westi - March 2nd, 2007 at 12:52 AM

i laid to many pic's on top of each other,soory about that.

Dasdubber - March 2nd, 2007 at 01:04 PM

Wow - nice pics (and work) mate!

Do you guys do all the aluminium (panel) work yourselves inc. bead rolling etc?

Looks awesome!

reub - March 2nd, 2007 at 08:55 PM

Looks fantastic!

2443TT - March 2nd, 2007 at 11:19 PM

What happens with the gear shift linkage end of things with the box sitting 2" higher now? I'm keen to see how you tackel that as i'm thinking of doing the same thing to allow a set of 18's under my car...


dangerous - March 3rd, 2007 at 05:38 AM

If you raise the tranny around 1.25" to 1.5" you can use an early Bus(211) nose cone and keep the shift rod in the tunnel.

frenzix - March 3rd, 2007 at 06:46 AM

how nice is those welds..