Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

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Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by Skaifey » Wed May 16, 2018 1:39 pm

Hi

Could anyone give me a rough figure for upgrading all the following thing on my 1965 splitscreen. (so i know how much i need to raid my savings for :)

My Van is stock apart from dropped spindles
1.5L single port engine
4 speed gearbox
Stock suspension (reduction boxes)
Stock Drum brakes

I am looking to upgrade to the following -
1.6L or 1.8L twinport engine (possibly source and original engine and rebuild)
New Gearbox
New Disc brakes
IRS suspension
recondition steering box

I am not looking for the very best of everything just good solid reliable stuff to be done via good mechanic.

thanks

James
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Re: Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by Dougie » Wed May 16, 2018 2:59 pm

Your best bet would be to give ebay a hammering to get an idea of prices. Engine wise you can buy a decent 1776 from £2000 up to £5000 or even more depending on carbs and exhaust. It will happily keep you up with modern traffic and get you up hills.
Creative do an IRS kit that is not a lot off £600 and needs quite a few bits to complete the conversion, a gearbox for starters.. Straight axle is cheaper but you will probably have to drop the front further once you've lost the reduction boxes.
Why not fit a servo rather than a disc brake conversion? VW Jim on here is the man to speak to for those. Brilliant bit of kit.
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Re: Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by thebouncingbunny » Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 pm

I have the csp disc kit( fitted after an interesting drive Dow porlock hill following an extremely cautious elederly modern car driver) and they work well but need a good shove so even then a servo would be worthwhile.....
As for budget if you take what you think it might cost addl a third then double that figure then you'll not be far wrong!
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Re: Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by slippy8v » Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Drums all round and fitted a VWJIM servo 1st before going discs route, have to say will be keeping them as is, really made a big difference.

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Re: Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by james309 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

slippy8v wrote:Drums all round and fitted a VWJIM servo 1st before going discs route, have to say will be keeping them as is, really made a big difference.
I 2nd this, great upgrade well worth it.

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Re: Budget Costs for upgrading running gear (by a garage)

Post by Troytempest69 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:19 am

Sorry to hijack this thread...I’ve got a creative irs kit that I’m probably looking to sell at some point. If you go irs and liked the creative kit I can send you some pics and a price (I’ll probably be looking for around £400...need to see what I paid for it first.)pete

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