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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:52 am

Drilling the axle in the lathe

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Tapping the 8x1.25 thread for the locating bolts that eliminate the circlips

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby bajabone » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Faster Faster Graham. Make sure its right for the beach run. Are you working on it Christmas day? I like it,Legend !
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:40 pm

It will be ready if I can find some cv joints somewhere....
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby matberry » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:11 pm

I got some on the wreck bay out the front.
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:45 am

Ready for installation

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby josh702 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Nice work, that idea is way better then those circlips
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Brad » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:54 pm

VWNuts wrote:Ready for installation

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hmm ok I have to ask.

You are running a Kombi transmission in a type 1 pan with stock type 1 trailing arms. Now you are going to run stock Type 2 CV's on the inner and outer and haven't machined the shoulder of the axle.

Have you checked the axle length at compression to make sure it doesn't hit ?

We use to drill the axles for the Kombi's to get extra length to allow the cv to float more but on the beetle the extra 20mm of width of the transmission we had to remove the shoulder to shorten the axle with the thicker CV's.

It looks like you are running aftermarket stub axles which are much deeper than stock type 1 so it might not be an issue.

Anyway if you can check that would be good to know if the length is ok now most are doing aftermarket stub axles as opposed to modified type 1's which are much shallower.
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:01 pm

Well it worked fine on the R/H axle with plenty of axle freeplay at the horizontal position, but due to the fact that the Custom Offroad Transmission kit that is fitted to the car doesnt have the CV flanges sitting central to the chassis, the L/H side has no freeplay at all, even with the bolts removed there is none. So back to the lathe to machine the shoulder back as well.

I also had to machine the new stub axles before they would fit into the IRS arm. The dome on the stub axle between the flange and the splined shaft was too big and fouled on the inner side of the IRS arm and seal. So the axle would lock solid when the axle nut was tightened up.
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:06 pm

New stub axles after clearancing to fit

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Also had to clearance the bumpstop for the new stubs

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Hogie1canobie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 am

Do you know what brand the stub axles are, I am in the states at the moment about to buy a set but would prefer not have to do any machine work. I am just around the corner from fisher buggies in Tampa Bay, Florida and they have one set in stock for $138.
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Lovebuggy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Hogie1canobie wrote:Do you know what brand the stub axles are, I am in the states at the moment about to buy a set but would prefer not have to do any machine work. I am just around the corner from fisher buggies in Tampa Bay, Florida and they have one set in stock for $138.
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They are EMPI.

It is only the Type 2's that have this issue. 930 stub axles are fine.
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Yep, all the 930 stubs I've seen have had no problems. It didn't take much to get these working
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Hogie1canobie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Thanks guys, I might as well get them while I'm here.

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