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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:45 pm    Post subject: Strut Removal ? Reply with quote

My son has a '73 Super Beetle and is having a hard time removing the Struts . They are the type with the 3 hole flange that goes to the spindle. Is there a Secret, magical way of removing them. Guess he has soaked them with "PB Blaster" applied heat and BFH ( Big F'kn Hammer)and they still wont come out of the pocket that's in the spindle.

Any Help ( ideas) would be helpful ?

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-Doug
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:12 am    Post subject: Strut Removal ? Reply with quote

why do you want to separate it at that spot? are you changing the strut cartridges or the ball joints or ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:37 pm    Post subject: Strut Removal ? Reply with quote

He's replaceing the whole Strut Assembly with a Adjustable one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:10 pm    Post subject: Strut Removal ? Reply with quote

if your only talking propane heat, that won't do too much, make sure the cartrigdes are removed and you could try a real torch.
I'd get a bigger hammer and or an air chisel after it, since your not using the tubes anymore wail away, they should eventually budge.
or get a use set of spindles/struts to work with, 71-73 are plentiful and should be dirt cheap if not damn near free. If you were near me I have several sets from parted out supers!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:55 pm    Post subject: strut removal Reply with quote

how do i get the cartridge out of the strut? and another thing u know the adjust a struts? how the bottom housing that holds the spring in screw to adjust it? what size tap and die is that or how do they do that. does anyone know? thanx
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