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Peter

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I can understand that. Just remember the weight issue. You don't want it too stiff or it will bounce all over the road.
 

sector

Member
Red9 is not worth the money. It's designed with build in 2" drop, so it's not ideal for our cars therefore it does require modification. Getting it to US through exchange rate and customs would cost over $4k. That is way more than I spent on my entire rolling chassis. Plus for custom chassis it would require one to keep VW Napoleon hat which makes it difficult to attach tubular chassis.
The fact that other IFS were designed for heavier cars has nothing to do with bouncing. This is purely a combination of Springs and shocks. Many users reported that Red9 required many iterations to get the ride dialed in for Nova cars (due to them being very light at the front). In addition with Red9 you have a fixed track width so spacers are unavoidable unless you luck out and your wheel offset matches, which is unlikely since it was designed for a bug. It might be a decent option on your side of the pond but for us Red9 makes no sense.
 

Peter

Active member
Red9 is not worth the money. It's designed with build in 2" drop, so it's not ideal for our cars therefore it does require modification. Getting it to US through exchange rate and customs would cost over $4k. That is way more than I spent on my entire rolling chassis. Plus for custom chassis it would require one to keep VW Napoleon hat which makes it difficult to attach tubular chassis.
The fact that other IFS were designed for heavier cars has nothing to do with bouncing. This is purely a combination of Springs and shocks. Many users reported that Red9 required many iterations to get the ride dialed in for Nova cars (due to them being very light at the front). In addition with Red9 you have a fixed track width so spacers are unavoidable unless you luck out and your wheel offset matches, which is unlikely since it was designed for a bug. It might be a decent option on your side of the pond but for us Red9 makes no sense.
Understood. and as we say, "Each unto their own", hope whatever you choioe will work well. I am not sure what chassis you are using so can't really comment further than regarding standard VW floor/chassis. Changing anything on that HERE would require an independent vehicle test costing about $500 and it is very tight but an original chassis with the donor's registration means no test.
 

sector

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Small progress this weekend. Tack welded roll bar in place so chassis is now 95% complete and now looks like my 3D model. Need to take off the body to finish welds and prime/paint the chassis.
 

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sector

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Took of the body, hopefully for the last time. Now need to remove engine with transmission to finish welds on the chassis and get it ready for paint.
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Fiberglassed in rear inner fender wells. I use vinyl ester which always comes in tan color but when I got it from a different supplier it came in green color. It doesn't really matter since underside and engine bay will be painted black but it does look funny. Need to trim it and sand it smooth.
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Also worked a little on the rear hatch. I am extending Sterling louver to make it fit Cimbria body. So what I did, is cut off rear portion of Cimbria engine cover and fiberglassed it to the Sterling hatch. Now I need to finish top surface.

Marked up location of taillights to see what it would look like.
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farfegnubbin

Site Owner
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I like it. The extension to the louver section is subtle and tasteful and doesn’t disrupt any important lines. Nice. And I’ve always liked your chassis in the context of the engine you’re using. It’s good to see this one coming along.
 
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