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Old 08-10-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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I was recommended lazer cutting, but TBH for just a single pair its a lot cheaper to have it done elsewhere. Batch production brings in economies of scale. A friend made some neat adapters to fit calipers to trekker spindles. The finish is good enough for me with a tight budget and a little effort!

Not that I'm poo pooing you. Rad Dubs is sound. And from what I see the parts are spot on
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:07 PM   #12
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how do you fit the fronts as the bearings are larger on the 944 and dont fit the vw spindles?

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Modification my good man...
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:15 PM   #14
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Modification my good man...
i gathered that im half way through doing it, after this thread started so im asking so i dont waste my time or i may have some input to put in from what i have done

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Machined spacers usually.
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sorry to go on any pics, ive just gone the most pricey way possible by the look of it, by having the porka spindles machined ,bolted,welded and crack tested to a new set of cb spindles but it fits just thinking how long it will stay fitted

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Old 08-10-2007, 11:30 PM   #17
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Pre 85 944 N/A hubs, modified for beetle spindles. These use standard beetle bearings but a thinner grease seal, available from most bearing places.

Spot faced stock drum spindles. This is important, others ARE different. Be aware. There is loads of alternative methods on GermanLook.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...b321/00006.jpg

And the front machining

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...b321/00007.jpg


Fitted with bearing adapters

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...321/car224.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...321/car225.jpg

Courtesy of Chris Percival (GL.com)

http://www.fastbug.net/drupalfiles/i...46.preview.JPG

http://www.fastbug.net/drupalfiles/i...48.preview.JPG
Machining Diagrams:

BEETLE spindle, PORSCHE hub stock (all from Ricola's website)

http://www.ricola.co.uk/images/Speed...ug_hub_ass.gif

Bearing adapters

http://www.ricola.co.uk/images/Speed...g_adaptors.gif

PORSCHE hub mods

http://www.ricola.co.uk/images/Speed...ug_hub_ass.gif

Caliper adapter plate

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...r/DSC02680.jpg

Oval: I'm getting there... Don't rush me!

So front brakes are added too. Can we get int the FAQ forum now?
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:34 PM   #18
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Expensive as sin way. Many people do the CB drop spindle way. But my wheels fill the arches nicely so I'll just use beam adjusters.
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no rush just looks like ive done things differnt, as im using 924 turbo vented etc with 4 pot brembos. i posted a while back about fitting these and had no replies so ive done things my own way thanx for all the info

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Single pots make it easy, though I don't think the mounting for the different calipers is different.
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