[T3] Axle Beams

Bobsnotch at aol.com Bobsnotch at aol.com
Thu Jul 14 16:57:10 PDT 2011

In a message dated 7/14/2011 12:28:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
gbforsmo at gmail.com writes:

So ....  what I'm looking for is the BEST, USED, 1961 THRU 1972 Axle Beam
from any  T3; Notch, Square or Fasty?
No other VW models will fit.  Eh?

Right. Like Jim said, it's not an easy job, and you'll need some jack  
stands, floor jack, and maybe even a helper. Keep in mind that your existing  
spindles, rotors, calipers, and steering box can/will be re-used. The big  key 
(besides finding a rust free one), is getting one with good inner bushings. 
 I know Keith can tell you all about that, as he normally does the front 
end tech  sessions at the Invasion. I think ISP is working on a bushing 
solution, however  the material will still need to be reamed after installation. 
There's also a guy  in either Oregon, or California, that used bronze 
bushings to rebuild his. He  found some that were close in size (still needed to be 
turned down, and opened  up), machined them to factory spec (OD), then 
reamed them (ID)  to match  his trailing arms. Turned out quite nice (he posted 
pics on the Samba).  

Bob 65 Notch  S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
71 Notch (Krunchy)
64 T-34 Ghia  (Wolfie)
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