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Sloppy Front end

Postby vdubjim » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:59 pm

Thought id put this here for future searchers.....

Front end on my new oval is just crap, all over the road, noisy etc...

Jack it up:

- ALL FOUR king pins were backed out against the backing plates.
- Steering arm bolt was loose allowing it to wobble on the teeth.
- inner tie rod has 1/4" of play in it.
AND
- No clamps on the fuel line

Guess i better go over everything :(
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby vdubjim » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:37 am

So got all that sraight.

Raised the rear up one spline.

Front raised as far up as it would go.

New tires, temps ride like crap!
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby 66vwkafer » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:01 pm

Great looking new ride Jim! Is that a 60?
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby vdubjim » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:37 pm

mm no. 57 :)

Got most the wiring repaired, turn signals and brake lights now work, just gotta rebuild the headlights and hopefully drive it.
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby 66vwkafer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:22 am

Cool! Just got back from Germany. Parts were very expensive for air cooled VW's there. I checked out a shop in Wuppertal,
you would have loved it. Got some cool pics. Here is the link to the shop:

http://www.beetle-factory.com/
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby vdubjim » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:50 am

They are!
Ebay.de is CHEAP for used though. WATCH that shipping.
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby bam2 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:01 pm

NICE!!!

raise it up? :nono:
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Re: Sloppy Front end

Postby vdubjim » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:38 am

well that pic IS raised up about 2" from what it was!
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