[T3] Coil, Calipers, and Front Beam
adriel_rowley at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 9 19:44:10 PDT 2011
> From: topnotch at nycap.rr.com
> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
> Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 21:01:45 -0400
> Subject: Re: [T3] Coil, Calipers, and Front Beam
> Sounds like you made out well with getting a good beam, they are worth their
> weight, fantastic!
I think I did, as still have one or two type three rim(s) to sell and reduce
How much would a bare beam or a complete beam minus ball joints? I have
another good beam that I disassembled and did not have time to get all
together; was easier to slide the parts out and just wipe them down than to
check angles, assemble all the spindle/brake parts, and re-grease the entire
> Yea, they are a real pain to install, you need to grease those rubber
> bushings real good and mush everything together, good to get grest around
> the beam anyway as they tend to rust out there in the rust belt.
I did not grease the rubber... Well, know next time, but hope never to need
it myself. Luckily I am not in the rust belt, but by the ocean where there
is salt air all year round so where water is trapped things rust and the rest
Can I use a tap to re-thread the center body mount? Looks like the first
threads are damaged which is odd considering how careful I am...
I got a chance to get the tires back on the ground, and with a fairly full
tank of gas and about 8 p.s.i. front tires (went flat fairly quickly and
sitting did not seem to help), height at front wheel arch is 24 3/4" so seems
I did get the torsion bars in the right position without angle guide. ;)
All that is left for Monday is tap out the mounts, get everything but top
mounts bolted, install the steering box, coupler, tank, pump, lines, and the
tie rods. Then I can see about getting her running. ;D Itching to get her
running, getting it aligned, and seeing how much of a difference it is.
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