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  Topic: Narrowed beam question
puttin slow

Replies: 61
Views: 12880

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:50 pm   Subject: Narrowed beam question
there was a post i was looking at, can't remember where, but a guy had a narrowed drop spindled early bug and ran 1.5 inch longer trailing arms on his beam. actually looked good in the pictures and th ...
  Topic: Narrowed beam question
puttin slow

Replies: 61
Views: 12880

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:41 pm   Subject: Narrowed beam question
tie rod is super short now as with a narrowed beam setup on the left so the turning radius is about half of what right turning radius is now. can always be corrected with a center load rack and pinion ...
  Topic: Narrowed beam question
puttin slow

Replies: 61
Views: 12880

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:40 pm   Subject: Narrowed beam question
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  Topic: Narrowed beam question
puttin slow

Replies: 61
Views: 12880

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:29 pm   Subject: Narrowed beam question
running a 5.25 beam with drop spindles and 195-50's. only rub the trailing arm on full lock and headlight buckets have been cut and re-welded and i still rub the buckets on a quick turn. no body rub t ...
  Topic: can't figure it out w/ steering
puttin slow

Replies: 9
Views: 945

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:53 pm   Subject: can't figure it out w/ steering
i didnt even really check it. i figured whatever its new. Now im learning the hard way
  Topic: can't figure it out w/ steering
puttin slow

Replies: 9
Views: 945

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:23 pm   Subject: can't figure it out w/ steering
already triple checked them. That was actually slipping a couple weeks ago but i got it situated. when i had it on the lift i was turning the steering shaft and watching the lower shaft and pitman arm ...
  Topic: can't figure it out w/ steering
puttin slow

Replies: 9
Views: 945

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:11 pm   Subject: can't figure it out w/ steering
i have a 63 with new tie rods and ends, new link pins, and new trw steering box. Ive lifted it at work and checked everything, pitmann arm, tie rod ends, coupler to steering box. I have 4 to 5 inches ...
  Topic: flat olive green 63?
puttin slow

Replies: 4
Views: 1624

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:20 pm   Subject: flat olive green 63?
thanks. i searched and searched and couldnt find another bug for comparison so i did it anyway. and it suprisingly doesnt have the spray marks so far from rattle canning it.
  Topic: flat olive green 63?
puttin slow

Replies: 4
Views: 1624

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:03 pm   Subject: flat olive green 63?
I really like that hot rod flatz and that might be my choice. I would like more of a satin finish once all the body is perfectly straight
  Topic: flat olive green 63?
puttin slow

Replies: 4
Views: 1624

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:53 pm   Subject: flat olive green 63?
Feel free to bomb on it. Top priority is motor and tranny and making this thing go fast, so Im rattle canning it for now because it was embarassing to drive around before. Also did some rust repair ar ...
  Topic: Ever been in an accident in a Beetle?
puttin slow

Replies: 110
Views: 13977

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:50 am   Subject: Ever been in an accident in a Beetle?
lap belts do no justice. all they did for me was fold me over and smash my face in the steering wheel. My passanger would have smashed her face into the steel dash if she would have had her lap belt o ...
  Topic: Ever been in an accident in a Beetle?
puttin slow

Replies: 110
Views: 13977

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:45 pm   Subject: Ever been in an accident in a Beetle?
I rear ended an Expedition in highschool with my 66 bug going about 15-20mph. My front was lowered so I went under the rear bumper and the tow hitch almost poked through my gas tank. My ex girlfriend ...
  Topic: custom shock mount pictures?
puttin slow

Replies: 0
Views: 696

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:35 pm   Subject: custom shock mount pictures?
I have searched and couldn't find anything. I'm looking for pictures custom shock to body mounts for a narrowed beam. I have a 4.5 inch narrowed link pin beam with shock towers gone. I still want to r ...
  Topic: 66 Bug 6 to 12 Volt starter question
puttin slow

Replies: 22
Views: 5969

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:51 am   Subject: 66 Bug 6 to 12 Volt starter question
same thing for me. I bought a 66 about 10 years back. It had been sitting for 17 years. It had a 1776 with a 180mm flywheel and a 6 volt starter. The car was 12 volt. Starter went out and I had no ide ...
  Topic: rear light wiring! annoying!
puttin slow

Replies: 6
Views: 704

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:30 pm   Subject: rear light wiring! annoying!
burn it. no j/k if the above said doesn't work then you need a voltage meter to see whats going on as far as power. 99% of my electrical problems were from a bad ground so REALLY start there. Scratch ...
  Topic: Whats it worth - 62 Beetle with 1936 miles
puttin slow

Replies: 14
Views: 1784

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:23 pm   Subject: Whats it worth - 62 Beetle with 1936 miles
if the seller doesnt have paperwork prooving the actual mileage then it's not actual mileage. Gotta love the old 99 thousand speedos. If someones word was good enough credit, then we would live in the ...
  Topic: Fenders?
puttin slow

Replies: 8
Views: 2068

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:04 pm   Subject: Fenders?
if your not going for an original look, then just fill the bumper bracket holes from a matching set of 68 /69 fenders and your good to go. no horn grills. I agree on the mismatch fenders. You need a m ...
  Topic: Fenders?
puttin slow

Replies: 8
Views: 2068

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:06 am   Subject: Fenders?
did this a long time ago. took 68 fenders welded up the bumper holes and cut out some horn grill vents. looked alright and no one noticed
  Topic: Correct Fenders for a '58-'59 Euro Bug
puttin slow

Replies: 8
Views: 4923

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:01 pm   Subject: Correct Fenders for a '58-'59 Euro Bug
http://www.glass-action.com/bug.html

check out the fenders and you can at least getr an idea of what your lookin for as far as contour. and if all else fails, then run these
  Topic: Bent Axle?
puttin slow

Replies: 22
Views: 3053

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:41 am   Subject: Bent Axle?
work smarter not harder. plus when i pull out the tranny i can clean it up and undercoat the body. I still have not got to it. Still sitting on stands in the garage. I have to go pull the parts I migh ...
 
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