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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by drewBAKER on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 am

yep. they ground on the inside of the trunk. on the inner fender well.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:52 am

Y'all are awesome!
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:35 pm

got all my rear end lights working, front turns and the passenger headlight, high low and parking light. Gotta swap bulbs in the drivers side.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:14 pm





The only ones I can't get right are the front parking lights. Bad connection, sometimes they burn sometimes they don't...oh well, I'll deal with that later.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:08 pm

Anyone else familiar with the flipping of the control arms?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:50 pm

What are you talking about?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:11 am

I'm sorry, I meant tie rods, not control arms.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:46 am

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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by callahan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:39 pm

don't bother flipping the tie rods mine are not and i drive it on the ground everyday with no issues
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:00 am

I looked and I got less then 3/8" under the gas tank.
I do have"bump steer". Trying to eliminate steering issues.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by sploval53 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:46 pm

It all depends in how your front end is set up
the tie rods on the sploval rubed on the inner finders
I think if u run drop spindles you have a little more room
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:01 pm

I flipped them today, got a tapered reamer from work. Didn't take much. Didn't really help either. Cars all over the road. Can't get the alignment right. Hard as hell to do with no clearence under the car.. Pointers welcome...



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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:12 pm

Are you running caster shims? Did you get the shims back in by the charts for the linkpins when you put the spindles on? And do you have the toe set for toe in?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by fried_chicken on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Looks good though hope you get it figured out soon !
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by buggin70 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:20 pm

x2 on the caster shims
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:11 am

bakertim2 wrote:Are you running caster shims? Did you get the shims back in by the charts for the linkpins when you put the spindles on? And do you have the toe set for toe in?
No, no, and uh well...no
Lost the shims. When I put it together I figured I'd be starting from scratch so I set them aside.
I can't get the toe right. I think one of the biggest problems is lack ofexperience. The dirt work area probably isn't helping either
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by fried_chicken on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:16 pm

if you take the gas tank out toe might be easier to set?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:43 pm

Ok, today I ordered castor shims and bolts. got a new steering dampner and got the ball rolling on extended spring plates from womack.
Going to use some die button shims from work to adjust the camber. That way I don't have to buy the entire kit.

Can anyone else think of anything else I should do?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:04 pm

All I do when setting the toe in is to take the tank out and have the car on the ground then have someone help get a measurement from the center of the tire from left to right from in front and back of the front tires. Then adjust accordingly to achieve 1/8 inch of toe in (front of tire pointing in so you would have an 1/8 inch less at the front than at the rear of the front tires). When your setting the camber make sure you have negative camber and equal amounts on both sides or it will pull and wear tires. Having no or little caster will make the car wander all over the road. So, increasing the caster will give you better straight ahead stability.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by fried_chicken on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:06 pm

And set camber BEFORE you set toe. Otherwise your toe may be wacked.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:36 am

1/2" extended spring plates,

made a shim with some holes for some plug welds



Test fit



Welded with MG600 rod

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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:38 pm

Nice work. Keep it up.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:03 am

Thank you!

Got them instaled yesterday, big difference! Now once my castor shims come in I will install those, new steer d hopefully be good.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:48 pm

Had a AWESOME father daughter experience today.
Pretty much got the car aligned. Took my daughter for about a 2 mile cruise and back....with no windshield, she loved it!
Just about got it situated, gonna be a SLOW cruiser!











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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:09 pm

Insured, registered...drove about a quarter mile and...



Clogged fuel line...
Got some road side assistance to help diagnose the problem and....


Cruised to the shop to hang...been a long time since I drove a aircooled, I'm hooked again

Not saying my car is done but thank you all for your help..

The people of GAdubs have been a major help, you guys are awesome!

Thank you
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