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Old 07-31-2010, 10:19 AM
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little VW issue

1 thing I guess I overlooked on my '74 Super Beetle b4 I bought it was the sway bar mounts, being rotted off.. and the sway bar supports the suspension, so it's gotta be fixed.. can I move the mounts inboard more into good clean solid metal, and then just finish off the rotted parts and tie them back into the solid metal?

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:42 AM
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anyone?.. what I'm thinking is getting the wheelbase correct for each side ( right now the struts will pivot 3" ither way.. then marking it and building sway bar mounts just inboard of the originals, and I'll just restructure it
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you mean the strut torque rods ( the peices that hold the balljoint/lowercontrol arm in line??) I wouldn't mess with those as they help determine the caster/camber of the struts . and moving them inboard will change the akerman angles of the steering , I would find a donor and cut and replace it to original .
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no. the but Super Beetle does use the sway bar basicly as the strut rods.. the only adverse effect to moving them inboard that I can figure is a little more body roll.. once I get the wheelbase equal and correct on each side, then the struts will be in the correct position... theres a possibility I could fix the old mounts but I havn't really looked hard at the damage and how to fix it
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I reconstructed the old mounts with some plate steel which I bolted into good metal
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