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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi folks, So, finally got round to tackling the front suspension (after replacing the floor pan) and tackling the steering. I new something was up because there was zero bounce and the car lent to one side. I had to replace a snapped pitman arm to resolve a full lock wheel rub issue, which...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Having owned my 1968/69 Beetle for a year I have started to turn my attention to the suspension and need some help The PO has lowered the front by about 4 inches and the rear by about 2. This gives the sloped stance which I quite like and not too extreme. I am not very happy about the...
  3. Readers Rides
    A brief summary of project Rail-As2 This is my 1600 Fugitive II Sandrail Decided to go to an IRS rear end, mainly for the fun of it, but also as a suspension/brake improvement prior to an engine swap. Hopefully someone will find this of interest. Before I bought an eBay S2 rear end with...
  4. Items Wanted - AUTO
    im after a 4 inch narrowed adjustable balljoint beam for my 69 beetle. has anyone got one about for sale??
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Im wanting to get a 4 inch narrowed adjustable beam for my 69 beetle so it would be a ball joint beam. out of curiosity i want to know and understand how the adjustment works and the steps to adjusting the ride height, rather than me just wing it. ALSO whats the limitations on wheel size with...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Another request for knowledge :) (whilst Im still despairing over the timing and carb issues :) ) Ive been trawling the internet for some advice but struggling despite there being so many articles on how to lower Swing Axle beetles. Yesterday I needed to swap out the previous owners urethane...
  7. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hi Folks Beetle ball joint front beam up for grabs here £60 ovno, does seem to be an original beam. It has a repair patch on top of each shock tower, other than that is rust free and good to go. Is covered in waxoyl. All four needle bearings and inner bushings are in good condition, (one needle...
  8. Items For Sale - AUTO
    I bought these for my bay window but never fitted - selling to raise cash to get the van back on the road. Starting bid is £200 and BuyItNow price is £300, these retail at over £400 but I need the cash quick!! Ebay link - http://goo.gl/JU7GOn Same shocks as the Red9Design EZ rider kit, provide...
  9. 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...
  10. Wheels & Tyres Forum
    Have mk1 caddy bought some banded steel they came but we're wider than stated but look good so keeping them just wondered if there was a wide arch kit on market plus how can I stiffen rear akle flip best shock option please
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've noticed air ride setups using air shocks rather than bags seem to use through rods in the kits that you can buy from DubOnAir and the like, but people rolling their own setup seem to still use the torsion leaves to set their 'slammed' height, and then use the air shocks to raise the car to...
  12. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    is there anyone out there who is willing to give me some advice on lowering my T25 im looking to get it lowered and get some alloys on it,Does any1 know of any other makes of vehicle alloys that will fit straight onto my T25 1985. also any advise on the lowering of it,like where to buy the...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I brought a repro framehead from vw heritage for my project but when it turned up it was awful quality, nothing lines up and the beam doesn't sit straight at all. what are peoples experiences with these? did I just get a duff one or are they all like this? The one I have is a brazilian made one...
  14. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I want a set of dropped spindles for my 69 bug, it's discs up front.
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm having trouble working out a good way of checking this. Anything decent suggests the use of a specially designed lever bar, but these don't seem to be available anywhere and look like a pain to make up. Everything else just seems to be based on the 'move the wheel up and down' philosophy...
  16. 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...
  17. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all members, This is the first post as I am new here. I had replaced all front rear chocks and springs (standard from brickwerks) on my T25 1987 2WD 7 seater, new Powerflex bushes fitted underneath the van. brake callipar cleaned, new brake pads fitted. all Upper Ball Joint+Track Rod End are...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    it's stock 85 1200 mexibug it's been perfect but I have recently taken out the spare wheel now ever time go over a bump the seem bounce alot more the beam has been greased yearly is this normal many thanks martin
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm trying to lube the front end of my 69 bay. I have it off the ground on axle stands, and I'm trying to pump grease into the grease nipples but it all just comes out of the side of the nozzle all over the outside of the nipple. I have an old hand-me-down grease gun, from what I understand...
  20. Items Wanted - AUTO
    hi im after some rear beetle shocks, aslong as they are in usable condition I don't mind, lowered would be good, what have you got,
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