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 Post subject: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 2, 2018, 7:45 am 
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I could have sworn that someone was building using the old VW Bug ball joint uprights, Can somebody point me to the thread?
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 Post subject: Re: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 2, 2018, 12:42 pm 
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Your request didn't ring any bells for me. A search turned up several hundred pages. Went through a couple of years worth and couldn't find anything worthwhile. What were you hoping to find out?

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 Post subject: Re: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 2, 2018, 1:04 pm 
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We definitely used them back in my Super Vee days.

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PostPosted: October 2, 2018, 2:46 pm 
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Don't know if this will help
https://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15234

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 Post subject: Re: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 2, 2018, 5:07 pm 
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I did, what’s your question?
Link to build below.

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http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=13200


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 Post subject: Re: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 3, 2018, 7:35 am 
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Hi Chris
That is the one. The photos are not very clear. What ball joints did you use or did you convert to rod ends? If so what did you do about the top ball joint? Did you leave the standard adjuster in place? Alternatively did you make your a-arms to suit the stock VW ball joints?
BTW I love your build being involved with VW's my whole life and had considered a build similar to yours.
On another note for anyone considering a transaxle consider a Lotus 7,type 4. The rear of the body should be long enough to cover the transmission. In fact I have done some research using various photos and I suspect that if one was to build using the VW engine hanging out the back it should fit. After all I have read of people "accusing" the type 4 of looking like a dune buggy, so build the whole thing using VW parts :-) including the front beam suspension.
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 Post subject: Re: VW bug front upright
PostPosted: October 3, 2018, 10:15 am 
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I'll post better pictures later.

The top I reused the adjuster but drilled out the hole to 5/8 for a spherical rod joint.
The bottom I redrilled the taper to match a chevy ball joints. Then I used an extended length balljoint due to the VW hub does not have much height.

I originally used VW disk brake ball joint hubs but last winter switched to Drum hubs and mounted Wilwood calibers with an adapter bracket.

Regards,
Chris

If I don't respond feel free to send me a PM as I'm not on this forum much these days.

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PostPosted: October 4, 2018, 7:46 am 
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