My old 1950 Splitwindow Beetle. With all new and custom made suspension parts. 6″ narrowed front beam, adjusters, dropped CB spindles, flipped tierods, adjustable springplates in rear, later style transmission with syncronized gears and all new bushings and brakes. Awsome car! Sold to a collector in Italy 2009.
It was sold to a collector in Italy 2009.
This is the story of my old 1950 splitwindow Beetle. When found it was basicly just a rolling shell with all the parts stuffed inside of it. So it needed alot of work to get rolling again. The first thing to do was cleaning it out and wash the chassi and put a new fresh coat of undersealing on it. The old front beam was takeon out (saved) same thing with the transmission. It was some early 1940’s KDF parts on it, like steeringbox and door handles, very cool and rare! The old transmission was swaped out for a more modern with syncrozied gears, so a custom made bracket for fiting the new trans was needed. New bushings, new adjustable torsionarms and lowered shocks, 2 splines lowered on the torsion. The frontend got a brandnew fronbeam with dual adjusters and narrowed 6 inches. New CB performance dropped spindles, new flipped tie-rods, all new brakes all around. All windows got new rubber seals. Engine was an almost brand new industrial engine, 30hp! This car runned great on the road and never a problem with it. I had to sell it in 2009 when I got the chance to buy a Samba bus project instead. The split is now in Italy at a VW collector. Apparently it’s a super rare car in Italy, only 2 know to exist in their country, cool! Guess they just have Fiats and Ferraris there, I feel sorry for them.