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    i have never had to organize a courier to receive something before so a little lost, anyone know roughly how much it would cost to receive a beetle beam/spindles/drums on a pallet from lincoln to norfolk, any recommendations on who to use/contact that's good or has there own courier business...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I had a look at my beam the other day too see if it is an adjustable and found these strange nuts in the middle on the beams themselves, my first thought was some kind of adjuster. Anyway, can anybody please tell me what these are and what they do? as i have no idea:( the car is a 1978 beetle...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My '71 bay just failed it's MOT miserably on it's front beam and it looks like it's beyond repair so where can I get another one from. :( I want an adjustable one and if I'm gonna spend loads I might as well have a narrowed one. I found these...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Apart from the extra small leaves in a ball joint Type1 beam are the torsion leaves the same?
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My mates Type 2 Baywindow (late 70's) needs work on the front beam. He says that the bottom area of the lower torsion beam is rotten and needs repair. The questions ... Can the Front beam be taken apart so the torsion tube housing in question can be sperated from the rest of the front beam, or...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all. i need to remove a top needle bearing from my balljoint bug beam as it is knackered. I've done various searches and cant find any answers. After a lot of fun tonight trying to get it out i thought id ask you guys. Any tips or hints or previous experience would be greatly received...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all Does anybody know the exact location of the steering damper barcket. Mine was a LHD converted beam and sombody has changed it over in the past, but has done a shit job of it! So much so that its fallen off! I cant trace its original location. So I need sombody to run a tape measure from...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    took my front beam off today and came across this :eek::eek::eek: Any sugestions on how to fix this up? Been bodged big time in the past:mad: also the new beam is different to the new one All in all a total fucking bodge. The person who did all the welding needs shooting!!!!!! Positive...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi all, got a 2nd hand front lowered beam(stripped out) to fit onto my 71 bug, what grease should i use in it and how much? do i just stuff a load into the ends and then fit the arm in etc. cheers
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Tell me the difference between splitty, 68 bay beam and bay beam. My Split has a 68 bay beam with ball joints on but i would like to lower it, and maybee narrow it. What do i need?
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    please any tips.trying to change the front beam on my bug,and the four fixing bolts are siezed solid.been soaking them in plus gas and other release sprays daily for the past week,no joy.......any top tips,even concidering cutting the beam to get better access just don't want to break them off...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    If someone has cut and twisted my splitty beam (actually a 68 bay beam) can i now put in a beam adjuster to lower it further?
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    After some buying advise if anoyone can help. I have a '73 Bay which currently has a stock beam on it with adjuster welded on and it sits slightly nose down at the front with a 2 spline rear drop. Although I had new ball joints fitted when the beam was done I would like to take some of the...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    thinking of buying an adustable front beam, just wondrering whats best to buy a full beam or buy the beam and then the parts myself. also where is the cheapest place to buy the beams from cheers
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have a general question about the Brazilian / Mexican 'new' bays that were brought into the country by Danbury and have K+L front suspension and disks. I have a beam from one of these vans (long story) and the mounts for the main beam are the same as my Early Bay so it does fit. I have...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've just fitted NOS front disk type hubs to my '68 type 1 today, and the track rod ends that fitted the drum type hubs are too big to go in the holes. I've tried hammering them in (without damaging them) but they won't go into the hubs even enough to see one turn of thread. The various VW parts...
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