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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Wolfsburg West doglegs Reply with quote

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DOG LEG, fits 1962 and earlier Bus models. Made to exact factory specifications, including proper gauge steel. Made by Wolfsburg West, right
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell yeah. I'll try a pair. Their new inner & outer rockers fit nice.

Edit* now that I looked at the price, I'll stick to the black ones for a hundred a piece. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah but those black ones are doggie doo.....did you get a set camrod? i was told these would be dropping soon....supposedly cargo floors too
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed, the black doglegs would not be worth buying if they were $20.ea. absolute junk! I did not get the new WW set yet...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the inner + outer?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When are they going to make a full front nose?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitpile wrote:
thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here


That's cool that they are welded together except how do you weld the outer to the "B" post above where the inner covers that area ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

halfastvw wrote:
splitpile wrote:
thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here


That's cool that they are welded together except how do you weld the outer to the "B" post above where the inner covers that area ?


you dont!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

halfastvw wrote:
splitpile wrote:
thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here


That's cool that they are welded together except how do you weld the outer to the "B" post above where the inner covers that area ?


I would carefully cut an access hole in the back side of the inner half, then weld the piece back in one installed... an extra step, but still less welding overall than a two piece dogleg.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if they are going to start producing the thin lip dogleg as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

camerod wrote:
agreed, the black doglegs would not be worth buying if they were $20.ea. absolute junk! I did not get the new WW set yet...
i agree.
i would'nt matter if they were free. a customer recently wanted me to install a set of doglegs, they were not even in the ballpark. they were inches off; i would'nt touch 'em.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitpile wrote:
thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here


it would be really nice to be able to get them seperately; maybee we should start calling ww and tell them

that price is fair, as long as they don't kill on shipping them to the east coast.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

camerod wrote:
halfastvw wrote:
splitpile wrote:
thom wrote:
Is that the inner + outer?


Yes, inner and outer spot welded together. I have a set here


That's cool that they are welded together except how do you weld the outer to the "B" post above where the inner covers that area ?


I would carefully cut an access hole in the back side of the inner half, then weld the piece back in one installed... an extra step, but still less welding overall than a two piece dogleg.
i would not expect to have to cut open new metal that i just paid good money for, to have to fit it on my bus. not having the dogleg pieces welded together also allows a more precise fit from one bus to another. that's the difference in gerson and ww. however, ww does seem to be listening to the demands out there, reflected in there new metal. hopefully they'll pick up on this nessessory tweek to their product as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it is worth, NOS dogleg outer and inner structures were welded together when sent to VW dealers as replacement parts.
Below is a photo of me welding one of my NOS doglegs in place.
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Perhaps WW used a set of NOS doglegs as templates and I don't think it (welded together) is "wrong" because that is what VW offered the dealers in the 50's, 60's and 70's.

The WW doglegs look nice, but how do they compare to the funky green ones which seem to be the current standard of excellence? Maybe Ronnie can do a side by side comparison since he has access to both styles.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he already has.... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just think for that price, get the gersons that everyone knows and trusts

but with me saying that, i'll probalby get the blakc ones too, and "modify" them to be fat lips Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great logic says never try anything new.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i_am_cool_fred wrote:
i just think for that price, get the gersons that everyone knows and trusts

but with me saying that, i'll probalby get the blakc ones too, and "modify" them to be fat lips Embarassed Embarassed


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like gersons delivery of them in pieces too,i wonder what vw wanted you to do about the spots you couldnt access? what did they do to yours neil?
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