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Old August 28th 2013, 14:22
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Hey Randy,

I am interested in a set.
Let us know how much.

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Old July 20th 2015, 07:14
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Tubular Front Control arms for Superbeetle

Did these ever get made

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Old July 20th 2015, 11:51
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If I recall correctly, he re-purposed them for his car when he went further away from stock.
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Old July 21st 2015, 19:27
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I still have a pile of parts to build some. I have been back to back on TV projects for the last two years so not much time off. I may have some time this fall. I will keep you all posted...
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Old July 23rd 2015, 05:57
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Still interested as well, TIA Randy.
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Old October 7th 2015, 02:29
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Dont mean to hijack this thread but I'm working on 944 lower control arms (allow 944 spindles to be mounted on 1302/1303 that correct camber issues and uses standard bolt on 944 bj). More details around xmas time
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Old October 7th 2015, 21:14
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Old December 3rd 2015, 23:13
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Damn I wish anyone else would have built these. But now I am working on a test set after seeing a set of Porsche 944 aftermarket arms. I contacted them and purchased the complete monoball end of their arms. $350 a set sounded pretty high, but when I got them they are beautifully made. Not something I want to build as a one off, or ten off. My plan is to do something similar to Ricola on his last post. The difference is I want to tie together the two blocks that bolt to the sway bar mount and make them double shear at the front. Hopefully I can get this done soon.

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Old December 4th 2015, 01:50
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I would totally pull the trigger if something could be made that was bolt on, or nearly so. Why couldn't something be created that uses the factory mounting point as a location to bolt a mount to? Say, some two piece design that passes over and under the hammer head neck between the two factory control arm mounting points, then run a bolt through the new mounts and through the factory mount to lock it all together? Does this make sense? Once you're securely attached to the car, you can have any number of configurations to connect some kind of A-arm.
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Old December 4th 2015, 03:04
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I'll be working on it. Trying to push a finished Manx out the door and get the Bug as a roller before I go back to work and it all sits for months...
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Old December 5th 2015, 23:50
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dang them look fancy!
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Old December 18th 2015, 02:15
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Should have all the parts in a week or so. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old January 11th 2016, 03:48
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Now working on the double shear front mount design and prototype. When you guys say you want a tubular lower control arm are you thinking the single arm without the forward tube? Are you talking monoball or rubber ball joint? Beetle or 944T/S2/968 size? Hopefully I will be able to post a picture of the full suspension on my Beetle in a week. I am wire brushing the bottom of my chassis now so the pictures will be a little better looking. The prototype is a monoball with the forward tube connected to the control arm with a heim joint and a fabricated double shear front moun that picks up three existing bolt positions on each side.
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Old January 11th 2016, 04:58
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Finally finished my tubular front control arms for my Superbeetle(1303).

This version allows for 25mm roll centre correction. Made in Chromoly.
Length is adjustable from 0-+50mm wider than stock.
3/4" Chromoly Heim joints at both ends.

Would anyone be interested in a set?

Basically, I am only interested in a control arm like the above picture taken from the very first post of this thread. That has all it needs to be imo. Personally I'am not interested in converting my car to a 944 pick-up points and re-engineering the suspension geometry.

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