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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:32 pm    Post subject: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Hello. I am looking for alignment and factory geometry specifications for a 1965 Beetle. Specifications that a frame shop would have to compare against. (ie. Geometry and measurements for the chassis, to make sure that everything is straight).

Background: My beetle needs a Canadian salvage inspection. The inspection should be straightforward to pass as the body is straight, but the mechanicís database does not include factory specs for a 1965 beetle.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Are you looking for just wheel alignment data? Or chassis measurements to evaluate frame damage?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Are you looking for just wheel alignment data? Or chassis measurements to evaluate frame damage?


Hello. I am looking for chassis measurements to evaluate frame damage. So far I have checked with Mitchell automotive, and have inquiries ongoing with Chief and ALLData. Mitchell has said they do not have anything for beetles older than 75.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Update: Chief does not carry the '65 Beetle in their database.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Not sure if this will be helpful or not since it's unclear exactly what measurements you need.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

mukluk wrote:
Not sure if this will be helpful or not since it's unclear exactly what measurements you need.


Mukluk

Thanks so much. I'm going to try taking this to the frame shop to see if this is satisfactory.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h58/davidsigouin/alignment/Untitled8.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

74 Thing wrote:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h58/davidsigouin/alignment/Untitled8.jpg


Thanks 74 Thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

All,

A Samba user PM'd me a really helpful excerpt from what appears to be a VW Service manual.

Please let me know if you are reading this and need it, as I cannot post it here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

jed166 wrote:
All,

A Samba user PM'd me a really helpful excerpt from what appears to be a VW Service manual.

Please let me know if you are reading this and need it, as I cannot post it here.


hey, id really appreciate it if you'd PM it to me. im gonna need it when i un-damage my front clip... Very Happy

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Trying to figure out my pans now and came across this post.
I have WW pans and the drivers side pan is 65 7/8Ē while my passenger side is 66 1/16Ē. Thatís a huge difference! Whatís the dimensions from the two front holes to the first hole in the floor pan?

Nevermind: I did it the old school way and drug the chassis out of the garage and bolted back up to the body. Even with this method there was a lot of tweaking to be done to get all the holes lined up properly.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Factory Alignment and Geometry Specs Reply with quote

Smurf wrote:
Trying to figure out my pans now and came across this post.
I have WW pans and the drivers side pan is 65 7/8Ē while my passenger side is 66 1/16Ē. Thatís a huge difference! Whatís the dimensions from the two front holes to the first hole in the floor pan?

Nevermind: I did it the old school way and drug the chassis out of the garage and bolted back up to the body. Even with this method there was a lot of tweaking to be done to get all the holes lined up properly.

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Sorry canít help you there but have you looked through the body repair forum? Iíve found some helpful stuff there before.
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