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Chassis size

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this user is offline Mattyd

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on: December 03, 2019, 06:49:57 PM
Daft question but how do I measure my chassis, Iíve got a swb unidentifiable buggy that Iím considering re-shelling but need to make sure i get the correct size body as i really donít want to be messing with the chassis, or is there an easier way like measuring the wheelbase to get the same results??
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Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 07:35:58 PM
Standard Beetle wheelbase is 7 foot 10 1/2 inches.

15 3/4" is a common chop for UK derived kits, GP, Sidewinder etc buggies.

14 1/4" is also common for USA derived kits like Manx, Bounty Hunter etc.

12" was used for a few others, notably Hustler derived kits (Hustler, Hustler GT, Beach Buggies of Southport etc), EMPI Imps etc.

So some basic measuring and subtraction should give you a ball park figure.

Let us know how you get on.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 07:38:14 PM by Manxdavid »
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Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 09:00:55 PM
Are you sure itís unidentifiable?
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Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 08:22:51 AM
Post shots of the side and of the rear 'seat/battery well' area if you can.
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Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 12:26:55 PM
Are you sure itís unidentifiable?
I canít seem to post pics up of it but itís similar to a gp but has a windscreen surround thatís curved and Iím stuffed if I can find out what the hell it is someone must know  :-\


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Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 12:28:22 PM
Standard Beetle wheelbase is 7 foot 10 1/2 inches.

15 3/4" is a common chop for UK derived kits, GP, Sidewinder etc buggies.

14 1/4" is also common for USA derived kits like Manx, Bounty Hunter etc.

12" was used for a few others, notably Hustler derived kits (Hustler, Hustler GT, Beach Buggies of Southport etc), EMPI Imps etc.

So some basic measuring and subtraction should give you a ball park figure.

Let us know how you get on.

Thanks Iíll get under it this weekend and measure up ;-)(-;


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Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 03:44:15 PM
If you donít want to cut down stock floor pans.Check out FlatOut Customs shorten beach buggy floor pans. They fit 14 upto 15 3/4 inch shorten buggyís.


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Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 07:05:52 PM

Good stuff. Only heard good thinks about them. Thickness is good  ;D


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Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 10:59:05 PM
I think the OP just wants to know what length chassis he's got so he can but a replacement shell.
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