1967 double door Type4 powered AUTOMATIC "yellow submarine"

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1967 double door Type4 powered AUTOMATIC "yellow submarine"

Post by VRsixth » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Ok , its time to show a little bit. Here's my old dog. Since 19 years with me. Looks quite good few years ago and been in use for everyday despite thirsty type4 engine and clunky stock box with reduction.
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Re: 1967 double door Type4 powered "yellow submarine"

Post by VRsixth » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:42 pm

After few years i have left my bus somewhere outside. Corrosion start unfortunately and I decided its time to make some major upgrades.

So first lets make solid IRS conversion. Porsche 924 arms arrived:
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Re: 1967 double door Type4 powered "yellow submarine"

Post by VRsixth » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:48 pm

It's been powered by type 4 since i own it , but i had a plan to build some steroid supercharged type4 and strong
box to handle that power. And yes , it will be an automatic as i love them.
Fastest possible option has been choose - T25 unit with 3,73 diff. Found one ex-police Caravelle with great service history and small millage:
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Re: 1967 double door Type4 powered "yellow submarine"

Post by VRsixth » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:47 pm

Time to check will it fit ?
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Post by VRsixth » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:06 pm

Some math & CAD work done:


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Re: 1967 double door Type4 powered AUTOMATIC "yellow submarine"

Post by VRsixth » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:33 am

Ok, laser cutting done. Time to weld some IRS brackets and gearbox mounts.
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Post by VRsixth » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:37 am

Some checks on car:
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Post by VRsixth » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:30 am

Fit very well. Some soda blasting & coating on the way.
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Post by VRsixth » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:48 pm

Time to make gearbox oil service and finally test it.
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Post by VRsixth » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm

And finally first test drive of automatc converted split:

https://youtu.be/3_1OwrZaaaM


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Re: 1967 double door Type4 powered AUTOMATIC "yellow submarine"

Post by Vwstu » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:29 pm

Cool little project going on there, some good cad and brackets going on too 👍
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