[T3] Alignment

William J catnine09 at dslextreme.com
Fri Nov 25 13:27:04 PST 2016

Isn't there anyone out there witha 69 SB that can at least measure the 
height  from  say the top of the rear fender from the lip top center to the 
floor which seems to be what Daniel is asking for .

 Fingers and hands all differ and are not very precise. I have a 73 and know 
the rear fenders are different or I'd check mine. I never checked mine when 
I got to compare to now , who does ? Besides that when I have a load of 
groceries in the back it seems like it is still the same without the load 
yet I never checked it. Or perhaps measure the side moldings to ground at a 
point near the rear. Isn't possible to have the ride height proper unloaded 
yet to low with X amount of weight , it's not like the torsion bars aren't 
weak after years and may drop more at some point than when new.

 There has to be some spec out there in some book someone has, at least I 
would think so.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Adney" <jadney at vwtype3.org>
To: <type3 at vwtype3.org>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2016 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] Alignment

On 24 Nov 2016 at 14:36, Daniel Nohejl wrote:

> Rather than just eyeing it up, is there a measurement one can take to see 
> if the rear is sagging too low and then if it´s even side-to-side? Like a 
> measurement from the apex of the curve of the outside of the wheel well to 
> the ground or something?

Place your fingertips on the top of the tire. The wheel arch should
be pressing gently on the back of your hand if you have stock tires.
This is a bit of a judgment call, but at least it makes it easy to
judge side-to-side differences.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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