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Forum: Suspension June 27th 2008, 08:44
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Posted By The Pirate
Rear double control arm suspension.

Has any one attempted one of these? If so what were your results?
Pictures and info would be great. My main question is about camber in the rear suspension. In the front as the suspension travels up...
Forum: For Sale February 6th 2008, 10:55
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By The Pirate
75- 79 Super Beetle Rack and Pinion steering unit for sale.

I have a 75- 79 Super Beetle Rack and Pinion steering unit for sale. It has been rebuilt and had a steering dampener added. For details see this Craig’s list link.
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Forum: Suspension July 20th 2007, 22:03
Replies: 35
Views: 3,746
Posted By The Pirate
So here is what is going on with my set up. I...

So here is what is going on with my set up. I have had to battle my way through some family issues this year culminating in a trip to Germany around October or November to settle an estate. I have...
Forum: Members Rides July 18th 2007, 22:58
Replies: 36
Views: 6,230
Posted By The Pirate
Last one.... for now. LOL. So would the the front...

Last one.... for now. LOL. So would the the front trunk of the super have to cut or altered to make it fit? If yes would there be a way to alter the unit to minmize or eliminate any trunk intrusion.
Forum: Suspension July 16th 2007, 23:13
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By The Pirate
So the dampener. Does that really help all that...

So the dampener. Does that really help all that much? I would think it may provide to much resistance for the rack an pinion mabey wear it and the bearings in it out faster.
Forum: Members Rides July 16th 2007, 15:59
Replies: 36
Views: 6,230
Posted By The Pirate
2) By just changing the mounting system, my front...

2) By just changing the mounting system, my front end would fit just fine, actually it might be easier due to the Super having a rack and pinion system already.


Hmm. Walk walk me through this. I...
Forum: Members Rides July 14th 2007, 17:41
Replies: 36
Views: 6,230
Posted By The Pirate
I have a few questions for you. 1- I see...

I have a few questions for you.

1- I see that you went with a double wishbone in the front. Why not in the back?
2- Have you considered dreaming up a double wishbone front end for supers?
3- Why...
Forum: Suspension July 14th 2007, 14:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,397
Posted By The Pirate
One of those is a beetle rack the other is a...

One of those is a beetle rack the other is a ????? I have no idea. What is it?
Forum: Suspension July 14th 2007, 13:50
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By The Pirate
What is that damper on the rack? I have never...

What is that damper on the rack? I have never seen this on ant Beetle rack.
Forum: Suspension June 15th 2007, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By The Pirate
Looking for a part.

I am looking for a part. I know there is a company somewhere out there that repops them but I can’t remember who it is.

I am looking for a Super beetle 75-79 control arm mount. The part that welds...
Forum: Suspension May 13th 2007, 01:33
Replies: 61
Views: 8,431
Posted By The Pirate
I have had to wade through a load of personal...

I have had to wade through a load of personal crap for awhile now that has slowed my project way down. how ever things are picking up and I will soon be catching up and posting some pictures.
Forum: Suspension May 6th 2007, 17:17
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Super nice work there!

Super nice work there!
Forum: Engines April 14th 2007, 01:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By The Pirate
Toying with the Idea of a Rennis.

Toying with the Idea of a Rennis.
Forum: Suspension April 14th 2007, 01:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Which suspension programs are you 2 using? I...

Which suspension programs are you 2 using? I have modeled my single A arm against the stock I arm and they seem to preform the same in Front Suspension Geometry Pro. This is due to the fact that...
Forum: Suspension March 22nd 2007, 16:13
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By The Pirate
Welding cast steel

From :

http://www.esabna.com/EUWeb/oxy_handbook/589oxy16_1.htm

WELDING OTHER FERROUS METALS In the preceding chapters, we’ve been talking chiefly about the welding of the two kinds of ferrous...
Forum: Transmissions March 22nd 2007, 12:37
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By The Pirate
Need pictures of a 914 installed in a bug. have Any?

As stated in title.


oops I meant 915
Forum: Suspension March 21st 2007, 21:49
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Agreed. It seemed like it may be easy but to...

Agreed. It seemed like it may be easy but to creat a "quickie" suspension fix for my project. Alas time, observation and the gentle tutelage of volkdent showed me that I needed to slow dow take my...
Forum: Transmissions March 21st 2007, 17:16
Replies: 20
G50
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Posted By The Pirate
Here is the link for a short bell G50...

Here is the link for a short bell G50 transmission

http://www.patrickmotorsports.com/
Forum: Engines March 8th 2007, 13:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By The Pirate
Rotary

So who knows what about putting in a rotary?
Forum: Body March 5th 2007, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By The Pirate
Naw tried that. Not enough room to tack back and...

Naw tried that. Not enough room to tack back and forth with the wind. Plus with a 40 footer you have the terrifing possibilty of just blowing right over. :)
Forum: Body March 3rd 2007, 14:30
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By The Pirate
Wow factor or not the idea behind mods like this...

Wow factor or not the idea behind mods like this is to combine features of year models that the owner likes. I own a 74 Super that I plan to put 65 style fenders on the front. Why because I like the...
Forum: Suspension March 1st 2007, 22:09
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Agreed. At first I thought I could just put...

Agreed. At first I thought I could just put something together rather quick and safe but due to posts and interactions here on the board ( thanks Volkdent) I came to realize it is going to be a...
Forum: Suspension February 28th 2007, 16:58
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Well the problem is not so much putting one...

Well the problem is not so much putting one together. Just about any one with a little math and access to welding equipment can put together a modified suspension member for a VW. Getting a quality...
Forum: Suspension February 21st 2007, 14:24
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By The Pirate
Anything that uses off the shelf stock parts will...

Anything that uses off the shelf stock parts will be the way to go. I am trying to develope something similar for supers. The only non stock part will be the actual A arm and the mounts for it, the...
Forum: Suspension February 6th 2007, 14:44
Replies: 35
Views: 3,746
Posted By The Pirate
thanks for the info. yeah these A arms are not...

thanks for the info. yeah these A arms are not going to be for racing. Just an upgrade for street use. I may later try to develope a set for races and roders but not just yet. The arms will be made...
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