VW SplitScreen Structural Repairs – OutRiggers, CrossBraces and Jacking Points

After the shot-blasting dust had settled and the Klassic Fab and Wolfsberg panels arrived, it was time to cut out all of the scrap. Time to add some structural strength back into Gus61 our 1961 VW splitccreen. 

Replacing the front cross brace with a new funky green one and adds much needed rigidity to Gus61’s chassis.

Before : Wow the tinworm has been busy. 
The front cross brace, well most of it.
After: The new crossbrace welded in place along with 2 outriggers.

Jacking point repairs and outriggers:

Repair panels are positioned and the new jacking point section is constructed and finished. Much more complex than I realised, you can see where the strength comes from. 

   

 

The work continues with replacement rocker panels and reinforcement pillars

 

 

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