[T3] Nose too high.

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon Jun 17 17:36:43 PDT 2019

Yes, axle beam is better, fenders can have some variance.
Let me do this as well.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
95 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi "Cirfogsalot"
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-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 8:08 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Nose too high.

On 15 Jun 2019 at 20:38, Keith Park wrote:

> I measured the rockers on the pan lip, just below them to ground

I can do this, too, but not now. At this moment, I'm dragging Melissa 
to a reunion of my cousins in Colorado Springs. We'll be home in 
about 10 days. We're currently in Lawrence (aka "Larry") KS.

For the front height, I suggest we measure to the bottom center of 
the front axle beam. That averages the 2 sides and removes the 
uncertainty of the fender shapes and installation.

For the rear, how about measuring to the lowest point of the plate at 
t;he outer end of the rear torsion bar housing.

Those points should be pretty easy to agree to. An easy way to make 
that measurement might be to use a machinist's square, upside down. 
Place one end of the steel rule against the ground and slide the 
right angle face up against the measuring point, keeping the rule 
vertical. Then lock it in place, take it out, and read the number.

I can do this when I get home. Maybe Dave and Keith can do it sooner.

Come to think of it, I got a T-shirt with Squareback factory 
dimensions on it at one of the last Invasions. John, did you come up 
with that T-shirt? If so, you must have the actual drawing. Could you 
come up with some official dimensions we could look at?

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

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