[T3] Special Request - Axle Beam?

Jonathan Stiles misterstiles at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 18:19:29 PDT 2012


I have a pristine one off a '72 if you can get to Denver. (as long as you
share the blueprints with everyone on the list) :

Jon Stiles

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Gary Forsmo <gbforsmo at gmail.com> wrote:

> As many of you members, who have offered advice, I am in the process
> of attempting to build a Type 3, Tow Bar which attaches to the Axle
> Beam with a "cradle" that is under the beam and "U" bolts to hold it
> in place.
> We are returning to Wisconsin from Texas, via Houston, Dallas, I-35
> through OK, KS and northward through Lincoln, NE.  Our interim
> destination is a 3-day stop in  Pender, NE where Blue OX (Automatic
> Engineering Mfg.) Tow Bars are made.
> I are  currently in need of a axle beam that the "engineers" at Blue
> Ox can USE, to fabricate a suitable Tow Bar for my '69 Type 3
> Squareback.
> The portions of the Axle Beam which I need (as the Bentley book
> describes in Section 7; page 3) are the two, "heavy-gauge steel
> components" ... of the "hollow, twin-tube beam" that bolts to the
> chassis frame head.
> I DO NOT need the shocks, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings,
> bumper stops, seals, torsion bars, needle bearings, or any of the
> internal "guts" of the beam.
> If the beam had the steering box/arm, that sticks through the small
> opening on the left side, and the Fuel Pump Mounting Plate on the
> right-side , that would be OK, but not absolutely necessary.
> As we travel north through Dallas: Madill, and Ardmore, OK; Salina,
> KS; Seward, Lincoln, and Pender, NE, I would be willing to revise my
> route 100 miles or so to pick up an available Axle Beam that a T3
> member may either have or know where one located in a salvage yard,
> barn, etc.
> I'm aware this is a "special request" and kinda short notice, but if
> one exists along or near my route, (I-35, NE & KS Hwy. 81, I-80, etc.)
> I would appreciate knowing where a Axle Beam is located.
> An E-mail gbforsmo at gmail.com or phone call (920) 917-9500 to me any
> time would be appreciated.
> Anybody?
> Gary "Frito" - '69 Variant, FI, MT
> Rockport, TX (winter)
> Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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