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Author Topic: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride  (Read 10421 times)

Offline WhyNot

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 2019, 11:26:30 »
WOW.......... I love this, been something I've wanted to do all my life.

My wife is on me to get another bug.

I'll show her this and see what she thinks.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #11 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:30:17 »
That thing is ridiculous.
Should be a fun project especially if you can keep it driveable while doing it.

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to do springs and no shocks? Mind blown there.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #12 on: Feb 10, 2019, 13:40:16 »
I didnít like how low the headlights were, or the box tube mount, so I cut some cradle out of a cb750 frame. I have an idea for how that motor mount will tie into the rest of the front end.




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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #13 on: Feb 10, 2019, 14:15:24 »
That thing is ridiculous.
Should be a fun project especially if you can keep it driveable while doing it.

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to do springs and no shocks? Mind blown there.
It weighs all of 1500lbs max, so way more power than it needs. Those springs hold the weight, but it feels like riding offroad on a chopper.  He described it as feeling like a go kart, but go karts don't spring like this thing does.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #14 on: Feb 10, 2019, 17:18:51 »
That thing is totally insane.  Gotta love insane.  :-)

Is there a way to add damping to the front?  The rear should be easier to engineer, but with that transverse leaf spring, it's not easy to see what might work.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2019, 18:42:52 »
If you're interested in making it more driveable why don't you do a sub-frame swap from something like a 3rd gen camaro/firebird? Its a popular swap to get a decent front end for cheap.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #16 on: Feb 10, 2019, 19:02:26 »
If you're interested in making it more driveable why don't you do a sub-frame swap from something like a 3rd gen camaro/firebird? Its a popular swap to get a decent front end for cheap.
Because suicide front ends are way more cooler hanging out front lol

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #17 on: Feb 10, 2019, 19:12:49 »
you could use 2 ujoints and a short shaft on 2 fixed bearing on half the angle so each u joint is doing half the deflection
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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #18 on: Feb 10, 2019, 19:18:23 »
Dig around ebay...  Lots of old, cheap and rebuildable angled gearboxes that could solve your steering problem. Like so:

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2019, 19:19:57 »
Haha.  I may or may not damper the front.  I'm more worried about the rear end, as far as dampening goes.  I have a set of 4" drop shocks from my C10 when I went to 3", so they alone should stiffen it up a good bit if want to run them.  Regardless, a pair of Beetle KYB Gas-A-Just out back will do the job once I get the mounts from Speedway.