It's time I started a thread for this thing now that progress is actually occurring. I'm building a tube chassis, AWD Hoonicorn/gymkhana inspired 71 Volkswagen Fastback I've dubbed OutlaVw/DTJ-22 to become better at welding and fabrication and to have a fun thrashing car when the project is done. I had been back and forth on my goal over the 3 years I've owned it until I picked up a 70 fastback that is complete to use for a restoration project. I'm going to try to keep this thread organized in a speedhunter like way. Type 3 VW history: Type 3's were Volkswagens attempt to expand their lineup of air-cooled, rear engine cars beyond the successfully Type 1 Beetle and Type 2 Bus but were short lived with the first Mk1 Rabbits, Jettas and other water-cooled CIS vws that came out around the same time for emissions in the 70's. Type 3's were built in 3 variants; Fastback was the porschesqe model, Squareback the station wagon and notchback the sedan. Offshoots were made such as the Type 34 (Karmann Ghia) and the 411 ========================================================================= Chassis: · Tube chassis and FIA spec roll cage · 71 Volkswagen Fastback body · Built to accommodate GC and GD subframes Suspension and Brakes: · BC coilovers (possibly an aircup setup) · Tubular control arms, trailing arms and subframes · HD or Poly bushings throughout · Modified OEM knuckles for 1" drop front and back · 07 WRX 4/2 pot brakes with additional 2 pots linked to Kyostar Hydro handbrake Wheels: · 15" BBS RS 046 (5x114.3) widened to 7" from 6.5 · Tires undecided Drive terrain: · Starting with EJ22 with 5-speed (99 Outback sport) · Later to upgrade to built EJ20/25 or EJ33 (not sure if it would fit length wise) Electronics: · ISP West digital vintage speedometer · Boat gauge mount headless Bluetooth receiver/amp · LED halo headlights around spun aluminum 7" blanks · Projector headlights in a Le Mans style flush bumper (wasn't sure how to describe this one) · Custom LED tail lights Exhaust: · Custom stainless 2.5"-3" oval exhaust (oval) for clearance · Fake peashooter exhaust tip (1.75" or smaller) · Custom single port EJ22 unequal length header Interior: · Fixed back racing seats (recaro, momo, etc.) · Custom door cards, seat covers, headliner and squareweave German carpet · 911-esq lower dashboard extension · OEM dash pad with custom matching cover (alcantra or something) · OEM+ as possible inside · Cupholders · (to be released) Tactico "The Viceroy" steering wheel Exterior: · Either o Jägermeister 934 livery (with Jägermeister green accents) o Metal fleck Onyx black (with bronze gold accents) o Metal Fleck Aspen White (with bronze gold accents) · ACM.SE Fiberglass wide body fenders, Hood and Trunk lid · Custom 934 Jägermeister air dam (we'll see if it even looks okay) Other: · Fully furnished and functioning trunk · I want it to be comfortable enough to daily drive to work in the Twin Cities but still throw it around. I planned this project way outside of my comfort zone to force me to learn and practice fabrication at a higher level. Estimated target for completion is 6 years from now (approximately around the time my wife and I plan to build our new home) first three images are of the day it arrived at my house 3 years ago and the last 3 images are a combination of what It might look like when it's done.