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This is where my build currently sits, figured I'd share it. It's a 1967 Beetle dropped on a 1998 Subaru Impreza NA 2.2 chassis. I had the shorten the pan about 5 inches and the suspension is a bit wide in the rear. There were a handful of routes I could have take th avoid that like cutting the body in half or lowering the shock towers and putting shorter shocks in, but I want the beetle to have as many off the shelf parts as possible so if something breaks I can easily find it. The front end is not staying like that, I'm going with a full fiberglass front but I'm not going to touch all that until I have the back sorted. The build is also getting uploaded on youtube if you want to follow along:
August 9th, 2014 Rosland Park Edina, MN 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435 What: This meet is open to anyone in the group, feel free to bring friends and family along. This is being held in conjunction with Japanese Nostalgic Car and is open to anyone with a classic Japanese car or interest in classic Japanese cars. We are trying to grow the community here by intermingling between each other and meeting other people with classic Japanese cars, hard to believe that Legacys and SVXs are considered that. Officially a Japanese Nostalgic Car is any Japanese car made 25 years ago, for this purpose it is anything made prior to 1994, so feel free to come visit and show off your classic Japanese machine. Any car will be accepted but if the lot gets overfilled and you have a newer car you will be asked to make room for cars that qualify for collector plates in the state of MN (20 years or older). Location: The meet will be held at the back lot of Rosland park in Edina, Minnesota on Saturday, August, 9th. The meet will officially start at 11 am and end around 4 pm, there are grills for people to grill food, feel free to bring drinks and snacks. This is the same park as the Edina aquatic center, we are meeting in the back lot which is large enough to support 30 cars or so. There is also parking on the street near by and in the main lot, however I doubt it will get that busy. As this is a public park and will be open to the public please arrive on time or even early to guarantee a spot. Please set a good example of how car enthusiasts act, that being said... Now time for the rules: -THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY 100% NO TOLERANCE FOR HOONING, REVVING OR BURN OUTS. You will be removed from the event and the Minnesota EF Owners Club if you are a member, If you are on JNC or USMB I will ask the mods to block you. -Listen to the Admins of the show(the list will be growing soon). If we tell you not to do something don't make us tell you again. -No loud music, Edina is known as being nazis about this kind of thing, please set a good example of how car enthusiasts act. -Be respectful. Acting like a jack rump roast will get you kicked out in a hurry. I feel like I don't need to list off what disrespectful activity is but the short list is: parking like an idiot, being rude to others, leaving trash around, etc. -Have fun. This is an event to instigate comradery in our community and bring together people who wouldn't normally talk to each other. Please feel free the comment or PM me about this meet if you have questions. Below in a link to the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/797013693672574/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_joined
Since I was a little kid (I'm talking like as far back as I can remember) my father has had a motorcycle frame sitting on a milk-crate with half a motor sitting in it. Parts for the bike were laying around here and there. As I got older I learned that Dad had had that bike since the late 60's or early 70's and, at one point, it was all put together and he used to ride it. That was all before I was born, and by the time I came around he must have decided to restore it a bit, so he stripped it down, sent off many of the metal parts to be chromed, and then kind of forgot about it for various reasons. That was back in the early 90's. Interest has been re-ignited now, and this thread is going to be used both to share the story and evolution of this project, as well as to document it and hopefully network with some people that could possibly help along in this endeavor either with good advice, motivation, and/or resources for parts, and also to possibly help somebody else that may be restoring a vintage Tiger, etc. (This thread is going to be posted here @ my native ultimatesubaru.org, but also is going to be posted at the classic subforums over at http://www.triumphrat.net/classic-triples-vintage-club-cafe/ ) Lots of pictures are to follow. Some parts we have multiples of and it will be mentioned if they are available for sale. Look closely at the descriptions if you see something interesting. If replying please be careful not to quote an entire post. This will also quote all the pictures in the post and will cause this thread to turn into an endless mess of posts! Thank you! Here is the current state of the bike the frame is a 1955 Triumph T110 Tiger. It's a 650 CC bike. The fork is not the original Triumph fork, it was replaced with a Ceriani fork some time in the 70's. The following photographs are of various serial numbers, identifying numbers/marking found on the frame of the bike; Above photo is near where the seat would be mounted. Above photo is the forward-most part of the frame, where the gas tank would mount. The above photo is a number cast into the transmission. (These motorcycles have the motor and the transmission separate) Above photo is cast into the bottom half of the motor. Piston is visible. Any help identifying the numbering scheme? Above photo is number stamped into the rear swing-arm. That concludes photographs of identifying marks on the frame and motor. I'm going to start displaying all the pictures of most (most) of the parts we have amassed for the bike. Some of these parts are original parts my father has had in storage, many of the parts have been purchased online, some of them NOS, some of them used originals, and some of them are new reproduction. If possible (or necessary) I will be giving a description/explanation of the parts under the photograph. Far left is the matching Ceriani axle for the Ceriani fork. Middle is Triumph sleeve that fits into the Triumph front hub and far right is a Triumph spacer that fits into the hub and is a spacer for the bearings. Because the fork is a Ceriani fork but the original Triumph wheel is going to be used, the sleeve that slides over the axle is going to have to be machined slightly to fit. The Ceriani axle is thicker than the original Triumph axle. Pictured above is a reproduction rear rim. Detail shot of the inner portion of the above reproduction rim. It is very well made, high quality. Nice chrome. The same rim. Made in England. Drum plate for the front rim. This is an original part my father had in storage. It (and other parts you'll see that look like this) isn't dirty. It has been coated in turtle wax for 20+ years now immediately after being chromed. Harley Davidson 1" handle-bars. Two hubs for the rear rim. One hub (bottom) was purchased used to be fitted on the above aftermarket rear rim. The other hub (top) came with a rear drum assembly sort of as a gamble buy. We weren't sure the top hub was even correct for the bike until we saw the other hub and realized they are the same. This is good because the bottom hub purchased to be used is damaged (out of round and damaged threads) so the top hub will be used instead. That hub came from a dune bike in the desert out west and the bearings that were in it were completely cooked and seized. Thankfully the hub itself seems to be unscathed. Same hubs. Different angle. Damaged hub with part # on the right. Desert hub that had seized bearings on the left. They appear to be completely identical. If anybody knows otherwise, please reply. Original cylinder head. Miscellaneous parts. Original rocker boxes. Coated in wax 20+ years.