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Post by Knumb Knucks on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:09 pm

Measured inside of tube with tape and it appears to be 2.5". Need a better tool for measurment. I am not a fabricator of any sort.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:11 pm

A caliper would show exact.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:18 pm

Looking for help,solution other than complete replacement... anything....
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:48 pm

Yeah you really need a caliper....my thought process was maybe something happened on the very end to throw the measurement off....i would check the od of the tube somewhere in the center and see if it is 2.5" or since you dont have a caliper measure the circumference with a string....then divide it by 3.14 and see what you get for the diameter

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:59 am

Bought some Wagens West Bushings. They may have to be milled down but if thats the case at least i wont have to remove entire beam. As many of you may or may not know Removing and reinstalling bus beams is a very involved and a pain in the butt job unlike a Beetle Beam. See how it goes when they arrive.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:40 am

Got Welds Fixed on Spindles. Solid units now. Some before and after shots.Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-23Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-24Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-25Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-26Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-27Throwing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-28 photo image-29.jpgThrowing Money at Unsafe Beam Build - Page 2 Image-30
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:04 am

Umm....wow
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Post by ASBug on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:53 am

Five P:
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance...
Those welds are weak.
Yes I can say that, I weld and am an engineer.
You did the right thing having them changed.
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Post by Muffler Bearing on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:58 am

Looks like the welds are the strongest part of the spindle now.
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Post by Bugman114 on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:00 pm

just curious, but who did the work? Is it someone on here? PM me if you'd prefer to not say to everyone (even tho you (or someone) said everyone already knows, XD)
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Post by type4revolution on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:36 pm

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Post by MRJEL on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:49 pm

Bugman114 wrote:just curious, but who did the work?  Is it someone on here?  PM me if you'd prefer to not say to everyone (even tho you (or someone) said everyone already knows, XD)

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