here we go with another build, been itching to get back to fabricating stuff.
with the cortina now on hold till the new year i wanted to get parts collected for the next build. the new project is a 1972 vw fastback with a 67 front end welded on ( the earlier cars do look way better ). like the cortina i have had it for about 10 years and in that time i have done all the repairs to the body so its rust free. always liked the idea of putting a v8 in the front of one of these so thats the route i am going.
heres a pic of how it looks at the moment.
heres the plans for the car.
new redisigned chassis made from 100x50 box section which will be lasor cut the same way as the cortina chassis.
along with the chassis i will also be using xj40 running gear as well ( same as the cortina ) but with a redesigned front cross member. i will be running 8x18" front wheels with 215x35x18 tyres and rear wheels 10x20" with 265x30x20tyres.
i am using this build to demonstrate how universal this chassis is as im hoping to be able to offer the chassis to some of you guys . as well as the chassis there will also be a redesigned front cross member to take the xj40 wishbones, mounting plates for the diff to this chassis and a load more parts which as the build progresses i will develop.
i have put a lot of time and effort into these parts with my main goal to be able to make a fully custom build achievable at home in your own garage.
all the parts i have drawn up are going to the laser cutters on wednesday so wont be long now before i can start welding .