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1972 Super Beater

Postby GaryL » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:40 am

This is my 1972 Super build thread on the Samba. I got held up searching for a good case, plus I need a main wire harness. The one in the car is burnt up as well as the one in my donor car. I spent some time waiting for some nice, NOS bits, which are now here. I have to reassemble the struts and start buttoning things together. I really want to get her on the road by late-December. I hate driving my pickup in snowy/icy weather.
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby superwoodrow » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:09 am

If I may make a suggestion, use the bushings from Topline when you do the front end. They hold up WAY better than stock.

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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby vdubjim » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:50 pm

If you really wanted to be sweet, use late model complete front end.
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby superwoodrow » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:18 pm

Yep,you could, but still use the Topline bushings. Also,the later models don't lower as much as the 71-72's do, if you want to go that way.

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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby vdubjim » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:07 pm

great points!
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby GaryL » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:52 pm

Which bushings are you recommending? Also, what's considered "late-model"? 73 and later?
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby superwoodrow » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:04 pm

The graphite impregnated ones from toplineparts.com. They're black, last a long time and are easy to put in after you get the old ones out. And yes, I am used to calling the '73 and later Supers "Late Models". '71 and '72 had the first strut front suspension, then starting in '73 they changed it and kept it until the last of the Supers, '79 for the U.S. The major differences are different control arms and press in ball joints at the bottom of the spindles.
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby GaryL » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:40 am

Where were you a while back while I was sourcing parts! I have most all of my new components installed, but for now I'm just wanting to get the car on the road to drive. I am acquiring quality parts for the day when I do a pan-up on the car.
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Re: 1972 Super Beater

Postby new2vw » Wed May 05, 2010 3:52 pm

I want to lower my 71 super? I would like to do it cheap. I am wanting to go airstruts in the future so I just need something to tide me over till I get the time and money together.
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