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    Thread: A little build

    1. 05-31-2011 10:02 PM #1
      Hello all . Just been reading on here since deciding to use a vw for my donor car build.. It is not quite done but ....here it is ..

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      06-01-2011 12:24 AM #2
      looking good
      street or track use?

    3. 06-01-2011 05:51 AM #3
      Street ,, and maybe a little drag, after I finish it and get another turbo ..

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      06-02-2011 10:00 AM #4
      Amazing
      Wheres the LIKE button.

      Its very atom like, you going off plans, or out of your head?

    5. 06-02-2011 07:17 PM #5
      yes kinda off what the atom looks like , but still ,,no plans . Also , a body is in the works too ..aluminum.

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      06-02-2011 09:48 PM #6
      Sounds good! You may need to buy an English wheel!

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      06-03-2011 07:14 PM #7
      Holy Sweet balls batman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome!!!!!

    8. 06-03-2011 08:27 PM #8
      thanks LOL ... still lots to do though..and then try to make 450 to 5 hp ..

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      06-03-2011 10:08 PM #9
      Curious as to why you want so much hp.... wouldnt a quicker spooling 300-350 hp, with that weight, be a little more reliable, and funner? Either way, i dont care, its cool as hell!

    10. 06-04-2011 04:40 AM #10
      good question ..I guess I just want it to be untouchable lol... kinda like that guy at the track that knows that he has the fastest car there...know what I mean?

    11. 06-20-2011 10:42 AM #11
      KICK ASS!!!!

      did you take the entire MK4 front hub/knuckle and just cut it down and weld it to a control arm!?!?! Looks like a simple and effective idea, and no real machine work needed for bearing supports and what not if you made it all from scratch! I like it.

      I have a GSXR1000 motor on the bench waiting for me to make a 2 up buggy for... you inspire me to get crackin!

    12. 06-22-2011 07:13 PM #12
      yes , I took the whole knuckle , Drilled the top (3/4")where the strut bolts in . I used Heim joints each side of the knuckle . For the Bottom , I just used the existing ball joints ..Off the LCA , I welded a 1/4" small plate and it bolts to the ball joint. And thanks !

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      06-27-2011 11:15 PM #13
      badass little buggy there!

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      06-30-2011 03:20 AM #14
      All I have to say is wow. Mind sharing some details about how your front suspension works?
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      06-30-2011 03:45 AM #15
      Nevermind.... I just enlightened myself. Why did you choose the setup you did over inboard shocks upfront?
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    16. 07-01-2011 08:07 AM #16
      I copied the suspension from an ariel atom ....I have not driven it to date , so I will have to let you know if it works good or not . I am hoping that the rear is not so stiff that it just spins versus squatting and hooking up
      A couple more shots of it ..



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      07-01-2011 04:03 PM #17
      I like where this is going! Are you gonna run your coolant through some of your body tubes to get it up front?
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    18. 07-01-2011 09:16 PM #18
      ...I wish I would have thought of that ..but no ..

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      07-01-2011 10:45 PM #19
      Make sure you use rubber, aluminum, or steel pipes. Stainless or copper will make for a corrosive coolant. I had used 1.25" conduit. In hindsight I wish I had used al weld elbows. Would have been cleaner but I was in a pinch and had no way to weld the aluminum then.

      Thanks for posting your build I had completely overlooked a cantilever suspension for my project. That opens a whole new look at things. I am excited to see this come together
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    20. 07-02-2011 04:33 AM #20
      Thanks

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      07-04-2011 10:41 AM #21
      How much adjustability did you build into the chassis? As far as suspension geometry.
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    22. 07-05-2011 04:45 AM #22
      The Shocks are from an R1 and are adjustable. I have about an inch of Caster/Camber using the Heim joints on the rear . On the front , I have twice that . There is 3.25" I can raise or lower it .
      So,,, I would say it has a lot of adjustability...

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      07-06-2011 08:53 AM #23
      Awesome. Ive wanted to do this also, but I have no room and no time.
      Cry once....

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      07-06-2011 09:52 PM #24
      me too but I have no welding experience except burning holes through sheet metal.

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      08-02-2011 03:23 PM #25
      this looks like a car featured in the Grass roots motorsports mag last year maybe even longer, a guy copied an Atom just from pictures.

      looks awesome man, keep up the good work and update this thread !!!!!!!!!

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      08-03-2011 10:06 AM #26
      Nice project, love it

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      08-03-2011 11:49 AM #27
      Cool project, chassis looks very good. What are you using for front uprights and what kind of suspension ratios are you using?

    28. 08-05-2011 07:47 AM #28
      I really don't know the ratio's , honestly .. As for uprights ...Where the shocks mount it is just 1/8"
      tabs.. As for the pivot point...I drilled through the frame and welded a XXheavy wall pipe in the frame wall. That wall pipe has a 9/16" hole id , and 1 1/4" od..
      So , it pivots on a 9/16, grade 8 bolt basically .


      And thanks for all the comments ..

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      10-30-2011 11:30 PM #29
      any updates on this?
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      10-31-2011 04:58 PM #30
      Are you **** kidding me!!!! u stole my idea!?!?!?! lol i seriously planned on doin this. exact style frame and all. Ariel Atom right?
      Majorrrrr props man. im definitely fallowing this. i want a play by play haha

    31. 12-16-2011 10:18 PM #31
      more please

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      12-18-2011 09:31 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by digitaldub View Post
      more please
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    33. 12-19-2011 04:50 AM #33
      Hey , still working on it ...the little details are killing me getting them done ..
      I will post some new pics in a few days .
      Thanks

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      12-19-2011 10:48 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      Hey , still working on it ...the little details are killing me getting them done ..
      I will post some new pics in a few days .
      Thanks
      awesome!
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      the answer to your question: Another veyron with a freer flowing exhaust and 4 gt30 turbos

    35. 12-24-2011 12:52 PM #35
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      Hey , I am still working on it ..
      Still things to deal with : The wiring harness , Air to water IC and piping , Longer shift cables
      Money has been kinda tight , so ? , just going with what I can do ..
      Thanks
      Last edited by stevem589; 12-24-2011 at 01:03 PM.

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