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Old 21-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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hi .
i want to narrow my beam but don't feel confident enough in my welding skills so wondered if anyone in the ipswich / suffolk area can do it for me or know of a cheapish place i can take it to get it done ? it already has adjusters in that was done before i got the car . will obviously pay for the service .
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Good luck with finding some one local i have just done my 1st kl beam and it takes up quite a few hours!
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forgot to say its a king and link beam if that makes a difference
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Hi it does you can only go 19mm per side with out custom shock towers etc on a KL beam.
A very good how to from a friend and well known VW engineer Andy Parrott it will give you an idea of the work involved on the beam and then shortening the track rods i am unsure what guys charge but you can see doing it right with internal strength bars is the only way to go!

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Hi it does you can only go 19mm per side with out custom shock towers etc on a KL beam.
A very good how to from a friend and well known VW engineer Andy Parrott it will give you an idea of the work involved on the beam and then shortening the track rods i am unsure what guys charge but you can see doing it right with internal strength bars is the only way to go!

http://www.btinternet.com/~aircooled...east/home.html
yep thats the bit im unsure of if it was a straight cut and join i would tackle it but its the shock tower im dreading . could i shorten the beam and with no tower mods and cut my inner wing instead ?
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It is far from a straight cut you have to ask how narrow then decide if you want a custom shock tower set up or cut the inner wing. If you cut the inner wing you will have fuel tank issues to consider to!
If you look at the work involved to narrow and re jig the beam
narrow the leaves to match move the steering box lugs and damper mount
narrow the track rods to match
The stripping and cleaning etc. you can see why the after market ones start to look like a reasonable deal.

I only wanted a small cut to allow for a disk brake conversion which widens the track. If you want to just look cool it could end up costing you 3or4 hundred pounds. Machine 7 do some off the shelf ones when i last looked
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have you tried Simpsons?
He's not too far from you at wickham mkt
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still needing help
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Have you thought about buying a new narrowed beam? Professionally done instead of paying out for a beam that you have no idea of the quality of welding?
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