Friday, October 29, 2010

The Life and Times of Karmann Electra, Part 5

Some assorted details.

Adjustable double Volvo mirrors.

Adjustable seat brace.
Homemade switch panel with cover over the start and ignition switches.

Serious bracing on the cage.

The tach goes  to 11!

The drivers door latch.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Life and Times of Karmann Electra, Part 4

Because I get real busy during the summer, I didn't start working on Karmann again until fall. The cage was all done, but there was still no electrical system, no fuel system, no brakes, and no seat.

The gas tank area needed to be rebuilt, and it needed some sort of crash protection.


I made brackets to bolt some square tube to what used to be a body mount.

Then I welded in some flat bar to reinforce the right side.
When I rebuilt the pedal cluster, I reinforced the gas pedal and made an adjustable stop. We will have so little power that we will be pushing on that thing as hard as we can!

I cut the old cage pieces up to make a bumper. But after I was all done, I realized the bumper was only 12 inches high, so I had to make some upright nerf bar sort of things.
Put in some triangular braces to make the front tow points.

 Got the window net mounted using some old belts after I read about that method on the Chumpcar forum. 

Made brackets to mount the sway bar I made previously for my A-Mod car, but wasn't using anymore.