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May 25, 2020, 09:23:55 AM

doesnít look right

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this user is offline johnbrunt

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on: May 22, 2020, 12:44:00 PM
so iíve been attempting to rebuild rear end - and iíve got as far as the following








there isnít a great deal of space between the axle tubes and horns so consequently iím going to struggle to fit new gaitors - also the angle of the wheels is concerning me - with no weight to go down on the body as such is this how it will sit until the build is a little further on ??....or have i done something wrong ??...

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Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 01:46:01 PM
Once you get the engine in and roll it around a bit it'll come down a fair bit, don't worry until then. If it had a full Beetle body on it then it may need to come down a spline.
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Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 02:29:12 PM
As David says I fitted split boots the other day with no motor in and had to use jack the under the brake drum on the side to get clearance to slide the boot between the shaft and horn.


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Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 04:09:07 PM
When I did my buggy rebuild the rear wheels looked exactly the same. Even with the engine in I thought my wheels were not sitting right, but it's not until you get it on the road that they will settle down and you get a true idea how they sit. Mine were fine without any adjustment. Good luck with the build ;-)up


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Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 05:44:03 PM
cheers - one thing thatís just struck me is that iím using a different floor pan from what the donor vehicle which the gear box came off (the old floor pan was a 69 and the new one is the later variety 74 onwards i think) - iím also using the the gear linkage tube - having fitted the gear box the linkage appears too long by maybe an inch which suggests that maybe the gear box is sitting a little too forward - but that position is predetermined by the rear support bar which bolts to the horns - iím not home for a few days so canít actually go outside to have another look 
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Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 10:31:05 PM
VW moved gear lever and handbrake positions on the tunnel over the years so you may need to shorten the shaft.


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Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 10:43:04 AM
ah ok iíll sort that now
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