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Dale M.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: First time Dune Buggy/VW project. Reply with quote

Real question here is it going to be street cruiser or offroad rock crawler - desert runner.... (if you already stated what it going to be, I missed it...

If street cruizer I would ditch the old bus transaxle with gear reductions and go straight T1 swing axle and ditch body lift... IF doing it in dirt, well keep what you have ...

You have a long way to go with the TL&C, first decision is what is it going to be...

And when you remount headlight put them on towers provided.. the look better there...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: First time Dune Buggy/VW project. Reply with quote

Another thing I have noticed,,,, the spring plates are being forced outward by some mismatch of custom parts at the RGBs. They are just about out far enough to slip by the stop. It also looks like the stops have some extra material welded on.

Sorry for all the good news Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: First time Dune Buggy/VW project. Reply with quote

Rome wrote:
no emergency brake?

Nope, and the throttle cable is cut off too.

rayjay wrote:
The RGBs are notorious for wheel hopping

Yea from what I've read the John Johnson no hop kit was the best solution but like you said very hard to find.

Dale M. wrote:
Real question here is it going to be street cruiser or offroad rock crawler - desert runner.... (if you already stated what it going to be, I missed it...

We plan on this being just an off road toy not planning to run baja or anything with it yet. Short term we want to get it painted and cleaned up as best we can without spending an insane amount of money on it so we can go play with it.
Dale M. wrote:
And when you remount headlight put them on towers provided.. the look better there...

We will, why they were on the fenders in the first place is a mystery to me. They were the first thing to come off haha.

rayjay wrote:
Sorry for all the good news

It happens, got 2 other projects so I know how it goes.

Need a new steering shaft/column too as the splines on this one are worn down to nothing.
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