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Old 16-06-2017, 10:34 AM   #21
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Most of the Limebug kit went together ok. I did have some issues with their lower Airbag bracket though on both sides. In order to get everything to fit I had to open up the holes where shock gets attached for the bolt to slide through. Not sure if I was unlucky or the problem was with the chassis casting or the Limebug bracket.
Anyone else fitted one of these kits with any issues?
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Front end together. Only issue here was that the lower through rod is too long to retain the blanking disc in the end of the trailing arm. I did ring Limebug & they said this does occur in some instances. Looks to me that it would always happen. I'll have to sort some other way of sealing this up at some stage, anyone else had to fix this?
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Most of the Limebug kit went together ok. I did have some issues with their lower Airbag bracket though on both sides. In order to get everything to fit I had to open up the holes where shock gets attached for the bolt to slide through. Not sure if I was unlucky or the problem was with the chassis casting or the Limebug bracket.
Anyone else fitted one of these kits with any issues?
I wondered if this would be an issue. The lower shock mount is at an angle and their bracket looks to be vertical.
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So at this stage I'd got the chassis to a point where I was happy with it. All new brake lines fitted. Fuel line replaced, this took a while but seems I was lucky compared to others that had gone through trying to replace theirs. I'd coated the underside with underseal as well.

Next step was to look at the body for the roof chop
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I wondered if this would be an issue. The lower shock mount is at an angle and their bracket looks to be vertical.
You're right. As Limebug engineered this as a bolt on kit you'd have thought the bracket would be contoured more so that it aligns better. I was worried the chassis castings were out of true at first. It's not cheap their stuff as well.
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Great progress !
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Great progress !
Thanks, it's taken a while though. What I'm showing now is what I've done in the past. I bought the car nearly 2 years ago but didn't at the time decide to post progress on a day to day basis ( I knew It'd be a long & slow journey). Now as I'm getting nearer the finish line I thought I'd be brave & show people what I've done.
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Looking forward to progress

Are the front air shocks upside down?
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Are the front air shocks upside down?
They can only be assembled one way, they come with an 'eyelet' at the base to attach to the trailing arm & a threaded spigot to go through the tower.
You did cause a pause for thought though!!!!!!!!!
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They can only be assembled one way, they come with an 'eyelet' at the base to attach to the trailing arm & a threaded spigot to go through the tower.
You did cause a pause for thought though!!!!!!!!!
Doh! of course they can only go one way, I'm not blond honest

I went and checked mine, and mine mount what I would consider as the right way, how odd?

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