Beetle 1 - generally
That is the body platform of one of the last VW Beetle with the two zeros at the end, to detect at least at the (paper) air filter and the (tripod) seat fastening. Total there is on the image to see almost everything that the
technology of this vehicle makes special.
There is of course the rear engine, whose radial fan must be assumed in the big, black sheet metal casing in direction before the air filter. It is driven of the also black wheel on the crankshaft via a V-belt and the
continuous wave of the generator.
Right and left the two light brown shining tubes, which lead the diverted air to the two gray heat exchangers to both sides below the rocker covers, so the air is mainly heated due to the exhaust pipes of the two front
cylinders and then is able the car interior to heat more or less.
The exhaust with the two tailpipes has not changed its appearance over decades. Similar things can be said of the reddish-brown distributor, the fuel pump right next to it, the ignition coil left above and the carburetor
right above with its long antler to the cylinder heads.
Yes, below you see parts of the by air guide sheets fairly hidden boxer engine, a little from the light silver shining crankcase and the black rocker cover, the springy brackets had to be folded down on each valve timing
Rear engines give its torque via the clutch to the forever four-speed transmission in front of the rear axle, then back to the intervening final drive. The axle tubes, the left is visible here, just only have inside joints. From
there on to the outside they look like a rigid semi-axle.
Coil springs one looks in vain at the Beetle. He springs with transverse torsion bars, packed in fairly stable tubes. Forward clearly visible two superimposed. Rear one that just before the transmission achieves the
other side. Until we meet the front axle there are no special features besides hand brake and gear stick.
If you look at the body tub with its wide circumferential seal, you might have an idea of how close the car may have been. And the big, massive tunnel, which widens forward and backward in a kind of fork, gives insight
into the stability of the soil alone of the body group. Just typical Beetle.
The thick indistinct spot on the left side of the upper tube, the steering gear. Safety steering column and steering wheel are missing. In driving direction behind the steering gear two unequal length tie rods connect the
steering arm with the wheel suspension. Imagine the version with the steering wheel right and you need only to mount the steering gear to the right. No part should be modified. With two longitudinal arms on each side
and the corresponding ball joints we end our tour. 02/19