Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project
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The day after I got the body sat on the chassis I spent a little more time getting closer to being posistioned correctly on the chassis. I then rolled it outside for some better pictures.



Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project Sitting in my driveway

WOW......... I'm really surpised on how nice it looks widened 8". I think it gives it a bit more of an agressive looking stance....... And we'll have some more interior room too :)



Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway




Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

I think that the body is sitting just about where I want it to be on the chassis. The gap between the fenders is just about what it was stock, maybe just a tad less, and it is looking like I got the fenders centered over the wheels pretty good too.


Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

I think that we'll keep the body at about this hight, and once I put some 2" drop spendles on the front end I think it will be just about perfect.

Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway




Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway




Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

I still have the old TH-350 trans. on it yet, once I put the 200r4 on, it will bring the engine about 3" closer to the firewall of the body if I use the stock trans mount location. I might move the engine closer to the firewall than that since we lengthed the wheel base about 3". Then I'll think I'll have room for a radiator up front for sure.


Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

Also when I get the 200r4 trans put on the chassis I'll put in the trans mount instead of just sitting the trans on the cross member, that and dropping the front end 2" should help level out the engine.

Our 350 chevy V8 Powered 1969 VW Beetle Hot Rod Project sitting in my driveway

Here is another look at the inside with all my bracing. Once I double check everthing to make sure it is still square I'll weld a few diaginal braces in.

Also you can see that I have the cross piece where the back seat was sitting right on the front bed mount of the chassis. I put a pice of .75" thick wood in there to simulate a body mount. The front of the car is sitting on the front cab mount pads.

Finally like I said I'm probably going to move the trans. mount back a little. I'm planning on just making a new tranny cross member, mainly because I don't like the hump in it on the passenger side, I don't want to have to have a hump in the floor.....


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