Super Sports Rebuild

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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby OzTowdster » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:04 am

Looking good , but whats with the boxed out area in front of the Napoleans hat on the passengers side
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:53 pm

It's just some reinforcing put there by the previous owner, it was one of the few things that wasn't rotten so I left it alone. You be ever know where to stop with this stuff.
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby BlueV2 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:00 pm

Great to meet you tonight Phil. Now that you have the last 2 pieces needed to finish your buggy, lets see the end result soon !! :D l
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:17 pm

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Slow and steady I guess, mostly been working for money recently , but was good to finally bolt on the FE the other day. Note the nice shiny pitman arm thanks to Bluev2 , thanks heaps.

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As this buggy has probably spent more time under water than a Collins class sub, the callipers are pretty seized.

We overhaul these all the time on the aircraft so I didn't think it would be a problem to fix , however so far I haven't been able to find a seal kit for this model LTE (1970) caliper.
Any suggestions?

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Feel free to say , " stop being so tight and buy some new ones" .
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby Vduboy » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:50 pm

I'd had a similar hard time trying to find rebuild kits for the same calipers, If I had my time over I'd just buy some new twin pin calipers..
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 am

Hey guys , getting close with the floor pan.

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Where do you get the nylon bush that sits inside the plate that bolts to the RH side of the tunnel , left of the brake pedal?
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:07 am

Make that clutch pedal
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:59 pm

Hi guys,
Slow but steady I guess.

Anyone know if that rear gear box mount is ok ?
Or is there a better way. :shock:
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby PUD » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:54 am

Making progress, looking good :D With my box it is a high mount which kind of hangs from the top & made up a mini cross member from the frame horns with some vertical members to pick up the top gearbox mounts. With my limited knowledge, recon it'd be far better having the low mount set-up but mine seems to be hangin in there so far :) How did you go chasing up that clutch pedal bush? Manage to track one down?
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:20 pm

Hey PUD , thanks for the reply.
I was looking up this thread and realised I've had this thing for five years , wow that went quick.

I've found another beetle that I'm picking up on Saturday so hopefully (fingers crossed) it has the bush and a few other bits I really need to finish the pan.

Every single stinking thing so far has been rusted beyond use or in need of major repair. Ah well , you live and learn. Next Time I'll just buy another drivable donor beetle .
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Sat May 14, 2016 6:48 pm

Well I cleaned up the gearbox with the bead blaster and found an extra drain hole. :?

Ah well , I have a spare box so I'll see if that's ok still.
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sjmclean » Sat May 14, 2016 7:07 pm

Bugger thats not good must have been sitting on the ground for a bit .
Keep going more pics please .
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Sat May 14, 2016 8:56 pm

Yes the gearbox had a huge bash plate underneath. It had more mud in there than a FNQ mangrove. Hence the corrosion.
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Re: Super Sports Rebuild

Postby sparx » Sat May 21, 2016 11:22 pm

So I'm now having to pull this type 2 box down and rebuild it.
Anyone know where I can borrow the pinion nut socket and the side plate spanner to rebuild a late type 2 box ?

Happy to pay a hire charge but $200 each from the US is the best I can find, and it seems a bit steep.

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