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    I have read the assembly manual for my FiberFab TD kit. There is also a CMC FiberFab manual. Both say to use only a VW BEETLE chassis. Not a Super Beetle. After building VWs for 30 years I’m wondering why. The Beetle, Super Beetle, karmann Ghia and VW Thing are all TYPE 1 VWs. Just wondering why they say that. Is it the length of the kit to the wheel base perhaps?

    Thanks for the info.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    Larry Murphy


    ¬†Allen, It is because the super beetle used strut front suspension . To use a super beetle pan would require welding an adapter to the front of the pan to attach the beam suspension the regular beetles used.. I don’t think the struts¬† would fit under the MG fenders.

    Paul Mossberg


    Larry hit the nail on the head.

    And not only would the struts not fit, the upper mounts go to the steel VW body. That steel is, um, missing! on our TD replicas!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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