PeteParticipantMarch 1, 2019 at 11:46 amPost count: 749
Here you go, Juan. It looks like the easiest way to tell is the earlier bumper has an extra inch past the side captive plate as seen below (found on The Samba). The shorter later has the captive plate almost at the bumper end. It looks like Franz’s and yours are both later. The good news is the longer bumpers changed to short in 67 (along with a wider redesign of the rear fender well, thus the shorter bumper length), so 66 and earlier should work and hopefully not too hard to find (as opposed to being lowlight specific).Juan 59 DDWTParticipantMarch 1, 2019 at 2:09 pmPost count: 262
Thanks Pete,.. I really appreciated your help.
Franz, I`m sending you the rear left corner bumper,… tomorrow morning. 👍FranzKeymasterMarch 4, 2019 at 8:43 amPost count: 2714
Working on making this a complete pan. Steeing box disassembled, cleaned, inspected, and filled with moly grease.
Spindles installed with new link pins and shimmed camber to spec.WillyModeratorMarch 4, 2019 at 9:08 pmPost count: 777
Hopefully Juan’s organization and parts collection work make this an easy assembly for you FranzJuan 59 DDWTParticipantMarch 5, 2019 at 9:13 amPost count: 262
Wow, excellent Job Franz,….I hope you can spend more time in the KG this week. 👍👍👍FranzKeymasterMarch 5, 2019 at 9:36 amPost count: 2714
Yes. More parts going together. Original tie rods with grease zerks were in good condition. We fully serviced them. Very nice original steering coupler too.FranzKeymasterMarch 5, 2019 at 9:52 amPost count: 2714
Juan, did you say you had NOS shocks for this?FranzKeymasterMarch 7, 2019 at 8:42 pmPost count: 2714
Working on brakes today. Drums got turnt.. Threads got chased.
The good old asbestos type shoes.
Original ball bearings are in good shape. I will re-use.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantMarch 7, 2019 at 10:00 pmPost count: 262FranzKeymasterMarch 11, 2019 at 9:43 amPost count: 2714
Rear brakes are ready. Time to install/bend the new hard line kit.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantMarch 11, 2019 at 10:02 amPost count: 262
Wow Franz,…. Perfect Job!,… it`s amazing the quiality of your Job!!FranzKeymasterMarch 13, 2019 at 7:45 amPost count: 2714
Productive day yesterday. Nos master cylinder installed with new brake lines,
I bought some front shocks and sway bar bushing/clamps from WW.
Wheel bearings packed with grease, drums installed and brakes adjusted. New e-brake cables too.
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