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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Picked up my banded steels the other day and the fronts are 7" wide. Initially my car has 4.5" wide wheels so obviously per side, they'll poke by about 2.5"s hence Im after a 5" narrowed beam and all the associated bits. Any suggestions? I was planning to go with Fairbank & Craven and have...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I'm here in the USA, I build a lot of narrowed beams with and without shocks. Recently I had a guy from uk write me about a beam . I have a design that currently works, and no body mods are needed for. 5" 6" 7" beam with shocks!! My only question is, is there an "amount" or distance a...
  3. Readers Rides
    So ill try n keep this brief cos i dont have the largest attention span. I bought this from sandy who built it. Its a 1963 1200 with a 6 inch narrowed beam and down 2 and a half splines (i think) at the rear. It is very solid, he had a build thread when he put it together so you can track it...
  4. Chat/Discussion
    Hey! Iv just finished fitting a 2 inch narrowed front beam to my beetle with dropped spindles and disc brakes and slimmer tyres will soon be fitted. I was wondering could anyone tell me by roughly how much all these mods would bump up the cost of my insurance (if at all)? Any advice gladly...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    HELP! Iv just fitted a 2" narrowed adjustable front beam with dropped spindles to my '71 bug and unsurprisingly, I need smaller front tyres, what size would you guys recommend? Iv got standard vw wheels (4 stud), if anyone could tell me what 'J' size they are? Thank yoouuuu!! :D
  6. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I'm after a balljoint narrowed beam. RHD 4 inch narrowed preferably but near to this considered, Needs to have the narrowed leaves included. And preferably as complete as possible Eg trailing arms, ball joints, steering arms etc What you got :) LSR
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i know you can do bays and splits but can you cut and turn a beam on a king and link beetle i know the ride will be terrible its only a temporary beam untill i get the narrowed one with dropped spindles and any pics from anyone who has done this cheers
  8. Buyers/Sellers 'Feedback' Forum
    Excellent communications and rapid delivery, they couldn't be more helpfull in any way. Nice beam at a great price. Cheers fellas.
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi folks! I'm after recommendations for a narrowed beam on my '68 Bug. It's lowered already but I'm after the tucked in look with some new wheels. :) What do you recommend and which is the best place to buy one?
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi there, im currently haveing a 7" b/j beam made up for my bug, the question i am asking is 1stly where do i mount the steering box as on my 4" beam its almost up agaist the shock tower. im hoping to get the beam in as soon as i get it, any info welcome please. thank you.
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Iv got a 55 rhd oval which ever since i got it on the road has driven really bad ! Its got somethin to do with the steering, which (when i have used it) has been really twichy and hard to keep in a straight line.:eek: Iv done the camber of the front wheels and the tracking yet still it scares...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I have a 67 bug with a 3inch narrowed front beam so the wheels rub on the inner face of the front quarters. Is this an MOT failure Has anyone built a steering stop system to fit a narrowed beam and if so how Cheers Paul
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I need a set of bushes for a narrowed front beam. it's a king and link pin beam but there are two different ones offered, micarta or needle roller. the tubes are the same thickness all the way through. which set of Polyurethane bushes do I get??
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    just starting to fit my 2" narrowed beam,whats the best thing to do with with the tie rods to narrow them??i dont think i have got adjustment that far..i am going to replace the tie rod ends as they are a little rough anyway.oh this is on a 62 bug
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Bit of a question before I start cutting things up really. I have just fitted a 2" narrowed beam to my '66 Bug, but the Pitman arm on the steering box fouls on the Beam Tower. Is this just a case of cutting down the length of the stop on the pitman arm to clearance the tower or am I missing...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Whats stopping me from elongating the holes on the solid end plates of a narrowed beam to allow it to be lifted up higher on the chassis thus getting lower but without binding the ball joints? I was thinking an extra 1/2" - 1"...this possible? Would anything foul? NB on a late bay BTW :)
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm looking to get my stock adjustable Link and King Beam narrowed but have been told that the most it can be narrowed is 3" because the shock mounts will foul the body. Is this true? I thought that it could be narrowed upto 4" without any body modifications at all but if I wanted it narrowed...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    right ive never tried this so any advice would be awesome, i know there are bearing in each end so im planning in cutting from the middle of the beam, are there any other bearings apart from the end ones? when welding sway aways in can i just cut the required amount from the middle. im...
  19. Chat/Discussion
    Can't get to sleep and started thinking about all the normal stuff, got thinking about beams :s Who chopped/narrowed the first beam?
  20. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Just wondered if anyones got a 4inch narrowed beam (RHD, to fit a '72), preferably just the beam itself for sale? Thanks, Andy.
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