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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am fitting stock spring plates to a Beetle and I want to get close to stock ide height. I have read 2 articles on the subject - one recommended 20 degrees and the other 21 Can anyone tell me the "from factory" angle for the spring plates on a stock 1970's swing axle bug?
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Splitty front beam spring plates & Beetle swing axle gearbox Hi all This front beam came off a 1965 USA import so is rust free. will clean up lovely I have the spring plates for it and brand new bushes £95 ONO I can deliver within 30 mins of Swindon,Wiltshire or can be collected I also...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, So when I took my spring plates off I made sure to mark the position so I could fit them back on correctly. Now in the process of sanding and painting I seem to have lost this position (DOH!), not a mistake I will be making again. So is there any way to find out how to put it back to...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i would like to remove my spring plates on my bug its going under a body off resto so could someone please give me advice on how i will be able to do it? the body is off and the gearbox is out.
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm putting back together the rear end of a IRS suspension setup. Can someone tell me if the A-arms should be in front or behind the spring plate? It is a single leaf spring plate model. Also any tips on how to set it up? Its for a Sandrail? Thanks in advance.
  6. Items For Sale - AUTO
    these are the excellent quality bolt on IRS spring-plates from The Bus/Bug Box bought new from T2D. Change in plans means they are reluctantly up for grabs. They are in great nearly new condition (basically they have only been trial fitted) so still have there nice shiny zinc/anodised protective...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have never actually adjusted spring plates or an adjustable beam before but have said I would raise a friends 71 beetle a spline so she can stick some nice big fat wheels/tyres on.. its slammed at the mo and the back wings sit on the edge of the bigger wheels tyres... I assume 1 outer spline...
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