[T3] Nose too high.

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Fri Jun 21 19:50:35 PDT 2019

OK, measured up HOthe again,
Center flange of axle beam, 8 5/8"

with NO air in the air shocks 8" at the front of the rear torsion bar
housing plate.
pan flange below rockers is 9 1/2 rear and 9 1/4 front under these

with 60lbs in the shocks, with new stock size tires and fitting my hand
evenly against the fender lip and top of tire the torsion housing plate goes
up to 8 1/2"  that puts the rear rocker pan flange to 9 3/4"


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-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of John Jaranson
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:27 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Nose too high.

> On Jun 19, 2019, at 10:49 PM, David <rdavid at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> [[[For the front height, I suggest we measure to the bottom center of the
> front axle beam.]]]
> I measured about 8 1/8" here
> [[[For the rear, how about measuring to the lowest point of the plate at
> outer end of the rear torsion bar housing.]]]
> I measured 7 5/16" divers side and 7 7/16" on passenger side. This
> difference is because I need to change the torsion arm rubber bushing on
> passenger side.

Checking the blueprint I have for the rear torsion bar housing plate, I get
a measurement of 7.7" to go along with the 8.3" measurement to the flange at
the center of the front beam.
Here is a link to the updated image.


Looks like Elwood has sagged just a little with age, Dave. <G>

John Jaranson
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