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  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
Well, I have given up on changing the adjustment on the front axle for now. After putting about 1 tube of grease in the front beams I figure the adjusters have probably stuck. I will put some miles on ...
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
They are the new ones without a notch.
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
I am redoing the steering box that I did incorrectly and then I am going to align the front end including caster.

Here are two pictures to show my front left ball joints (from front and rear).
...
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:13 am   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
Yes, I am trying to get the grub screws to move up.
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
The car wandered when I drove it. I had aligned it myself, but it had 3" + play in the steering wheel so I rebuilt the steering box per the instructions here on the Samba. After that it drove wor ...
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
I looks like there is a small amount of 'down' available, maybe one notch. But when I put the car on the ground and bounced it, no change.
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
Ok, I have tried everything mentioned here. I had already removed the shocks, I removed the sway bar, I pried down on the tires while in the air with a 2x4, I lowered the car onto the ground and bounc ...
  Topic: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
uffdakev

Replies: 22
Views: 700

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Can't raise front end with adjustable beam
I have been trying to raise my front end with an adjusable beam I installed 10 years ago when I had the body off. All new bushings, tie rod ends steering damper, sway bar etc. I wasn't happy with how ...
  Topic: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 418

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
Ok thanks all. It looks like I will try and get someone to bind the carpet after I cut it to fit.

From the line drawing from Evil Fiz it appears my seat tracks are 40mm (1 5/8") too long and ...
  Topic: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 418

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
Thanks for the offer Dj.
I agree Sewfine does nice work. I bought the whole interior from them and everything fit well, good quality and Carol has been holding my hand during the install.
I am ho ...
  Topic: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 418

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
Thanks for the link, I couldn't find any measure for the rear but the measurement from the cross piece to the front bulkhead is the same as mine. From the pictures his track seems shorter and ends far ...
  Topic: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 418

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:50 pm   Subject: Seat rail doesn't fit with carpet
I have a Sewfine carpet kit and everything has fit well until I get to the the 3 pieces that fit around the back of the seat rails. I installed new pans and seat rails from KGPR about 7 years ago so I ...
  Topic: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 1089

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:15 pm   Subject: Re: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
Pete, I totally agree. If I even use them (I'm thinking of using glass actions speaker kick panels) I would cut out that area to have access to the door switch. However I have a channel from a 74 dono ...
  Topic: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 1089

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
Thanks Sputnick, I have seen those photos, but it appears that you have a 2 piece affair for the channel. I could just have the wrong channel for my year.
  Topic: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 1089

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:57 pm   Subject: Re: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
Kiwi, it does the same thing on the other side, either too high or too low.

Mellow, here is my best attempt to draw the channel.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1628598.jpg

The gap (4 ...
  Topic: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
uffdakev

Replies: 10
Views: 1089

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:23 am   Subject: Kick panel windlace channel orientation?
This is the area I am trying to reinstall the kick panel and windlace channel after nine years.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1628530.jpg

I have the 2 channels:

https://www.thesamba ...
  Topic: Door window grommets
uffdakev

Replies: 4
Views: 363

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:49 pm   Subject: Re: Door window grommets
Ok thanks,
Just out of curiosity did they originally come with a rubber buffer?
  Topic: Door window grommets
uffdakev

Replies: 4
Views: 363

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:48 pm   Subject: Door window grommets
I am putting the door glass in after 9 years having them out. I have new channel rubber for them to sit in, but it seems there should be grommets in the 2 holes that are used to bolt the window to the ...
  Topic: Speedometer cable routing?
uffdakev

Replies: 0
Views: 200

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:29 pm   Subject: Speedometer cable routing?
Can anyone tell me which way to rout the speedometer cable. Should it go under the tie rod:


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1544669.jpg


or over the tie rod:


https://www.thesamba ...
  Topic: Omni paint bubble
uffdakev

Replies: 3
Views: 693

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Omni paint bubble
I lightly sanded the bubbles with 1200 wet, and immediately burned through

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1515052.jpg

I have a little paint left so I will repaint this area. Hopefully ...
 
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