MNRenegade

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  1. MNRenegade added a post in a topic Has Anyone Built The Tamiya '66 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle?   

    This is true. Here in Minnesota I went threw 3 oil pans in my MK3 Jetta slammed to the ground on coilovers... not the best roads and conditions.... but I liked it low.

    That's a sharp beetle. Something like the color scheme I'm shooting for.....

    Kevin
  2. MNRenegade added a post in a topic Has Anyone Built The Tamiya '66 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle?   

    Thanks guys for all your help. I've slowly been making some progress on this... I've got the rear swing arms mounted and glued in place. I opted not to pin them but instead made them stable and glued them in place.... Hopefully there about where they need to be.

    I've got the engine about put together and ready....

    Slowly making some progress.

    VWDave was generous enough to tempt me with a narrowed front beam. We'll see how that looks... I'm anxious to get this thing mocked up and see where it sits. I want it to be low, but not so low it doesn't appear driveable.

    Keep you posted.

    Kevin
  3. MNRenegade added a post in a topic Has Anyone Built The Tamiya '66 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle?   

    Awesome. Thanks for all the help. I am glad that I bought the kit.... it is really nice and easy to work with.

    I took the transaxle apart and I'll be figuring something out to get it lower.... I'm wondering exactly how I would 'pin' the trailing arms to the pan after I drill the holes out... any ideas?

    I've been eyeing up the front suspension and it does look like raising it 1/4in or so will be good. Do I still use the piece that they include to go over the axle that the 'inners' of the trunk attach to?

    Also, where would I go about finding the wheels that are on your 'rusto' rod? Are the Empi's? Where's the best place to look if you don't mind filling me in.

    Thanks for ALL your help.

    Kevin
  4. MNRenegade added a post in a topic Has Anyone Built The Tamiya '66 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle?   

    Hmm... I can see how adding a block to the front will lower it. Great idea.

    I'm still a little unclear where to drill the swing arms in different places....

    Unfortunately I've already got the transaxle put together and painted.... I'll probably end up taking it apart I guess and doing your wire trick. Do the axles 'stop' when the tires hit the inside of the fenders? This will be the low point?

    Thanks!
  5. MNRenegade added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Has Anyone Built The Tamiya '66 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle?
    Hey guys-

    New to the forum. I've recently picked up a Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle and have started the build. I'd really like to slam this Beetle to the ground and give it the classic crazy camber VW look. Anyone that has any experience with this kit, any ideas how to lower it? I've been eyeing the suspension pieces and am not sure what I can remove here or there to make it 'lower.' I could sink the 'frame' up into the body more... but this would look kind of weird.

    Thanks for your help!
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