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  Topic: Idler Arm bolt
ubercrap

Replies: 22
Views: 1529

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:15 am   Subject: Re: Idler Arm bolt
I would say that it could be dangerous to have the strut mount on top of the tower like that- you're depending on the strength of the bolts instead of the whole body/strut tower structure to support t ...
  Topic: 73 wagon rear fender plugs?
ubercrap

Replies: 8
Views: 170

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:25 am   Subject: Re: 73 wagon rear fender plugs?
I believe those are drains too, why exactly they are the way they are I'm not sure.
  Topic: Idler Arm bolt
ubercrap

Replies: 22
Views: 1529

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Idler Arm bolt
I would say that it could be dangerous to have the strut mount on top of the tower like that- you're depending on the strength of the bolts instead of the whole body/strut tower structure to support t ...
  Topic: L-Jet connector seal/grommet?
ubercrap

Replies: 8
Views: 176

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:20 am   Subject: Re: L-Jet connector seal/grommet?
Ok, yeah, I found that type of connector for about $5-6 a piece, so easily affordable to get the seals from.
  Topic: L-Jet connector seal/grommet?
ubercrap

Replies: 8
Views: 176

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:18 pm   Subject: L-Jet connector seal/grommet?
I'm going through my '74 Bosch L-Jet equpped wagon and replacing all the fuel hoses, as it has been sitting for 15 years. I noticed when I unplugged the wiring from an injector, the small rubber seal ...
  Topic: Severely warped door cards.
ubercrap

Replies: 5
Views: 160

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:07 pm   Subject: Re: Severely warped door cards.
Looks fantastic! I think that looking around on the net, many are swearing by SEM products (given meticulous prep, using their whole system), but not sure how that would work OVER already painted pan ...
  Topic: Severely warped door cards.
ubercrap

Replies: 5
Views: 160

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Severely warped door cards.
I realized I have an arrow straight set of these on some extra doors, but alas, some jackanape painted them white- the whole interior was done up like this on the car I parted. I may try to vinyl pai ...
  Topic: Walt's 1973 412 Barn Find
ubercrap

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:16 am   Subject: Re: Walt's 1973 412 Barn Find
What's promising to me is that there is an engine compartment seal in there (along with the original fuel injection). I've seen even mint looking cars for sale that are supposedly fully gone through w ...
  Topic: 1974 fuel tank refurb
ubercrap

Replies: 6
Views: 91

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:07 pm   Subject: Re: 1974 fuel tank refurb
I'm doing a gas tank cleanup right now myself, nice work! I'm still fighting a bit of surface rust in the tank, but it's really not too bad. I think the car this tank came off of was off the road si ...
  Topic: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
ubercrap

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:11 pm   Subject: Re: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
OK, here's the tin that came with the car:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2098808.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2098807.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2098806.jp ...
  Topic: Bless my spare parts Dad!
ubercrap

Replies: 2
Views: 111

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Bless my spare parts Dad!
Wow, that looks mint! Very prescient of him.
  Topic: Severely warped door cards.
ubercrap

Replies: 5
Views: 160

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:55 am   Subject: Severely warped door cards.
Anyone have luck straightening? I need some for my coupe- when I got it, entire interior was gutted except for dash and rear panels, which are black, so I guess I'll match them (though it came with ...
  Topic: 1973 412 wagon bright work
ubercrap

Replies: 5
Views: 136

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:49 pm   Subject: Re: 1973 412 wagon bright work
That looks like a good starting point! That'll clean up fine and you can concentrate on all the stuff that goes bad from sitting. Ask me how I know... Confused Gas tank clean out, hoses, seals, brake maste ...
  Topic: Anyone try BMW e30 front struts inserts?
ubercrap

Replies: 6
Views: 172

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone try BMW e30 front struts inserts?
Wow Ray- took a look through the document and, ah, it's going to be a bit before I understand it thoroughly.
  Topic: Anyone try BMW e30 front struts inserts?
ubercrap

Replies: 6
Views: 172

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:25 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone try BMW e30 front struts inserts?
Hey, yeah, thanks for chiming in Ray. The leverage of the suspension arm length and its effects on how the suspension oscillates must have more of an effect than a first glance indicates, given your ...
  Topic: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
ubercrap

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:53 am   Subject: Re: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
I do Ray, just PM me! I think I have two RH, one LH coupe spares here with me. I just cleaned out and rearranged the garage this weekend so they're sitting in an accessible area.
  Topic: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
ubercrap

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:45 am   Subject: Re: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
And I have my own parts stash, which is considerable, even though some have been lost due to a variety of misfortunes, including one whole car that was stolen, some getting scrapped out of desperation ...
  Topic: Carpet kit for 412?
ubercrap

Replies: 10
Views: 832

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Carpet kit for 412?
The price was listed at the equivalent of about $360 USD. Haven't looked into the details if they'll ship to USA, etc.. or how much.
  Topic: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
ubercrap

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:23 am   Subject: Re: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
I will get together a complete list, thanks for the reply Ray! I think I can go through the exploded diagrams in the repair manuals and figure out which fasteners I need. Forgot to mention the oil f ...
  Topic: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
ubercrap

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm   Subject: '74 412 coupe reassembly- won't be easy.
Well, I'm starting back working on my cars for the millionth time. I have my wagon under control so far, but the coupe I'm working on, I bought from a fellow who was on the STF eons ago that many of ...
 
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