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  • Pete
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    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 DDWT
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    Thanks Pete,.. I really appreciated your help.

    Franz, I`m sending you the rear left corner bumper,… tomorrow morning. 👍

    Franz
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    Working on making this a complete pan. Steeing box disassembled, cleaned, inspected, and filled with moly grease.
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    Spindles installed with new link pins and shimmed camber to spec.

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    Willy
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    Hopefully Juan’s organization and parts collection work make this an easy assembly for you Franz

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Wow, excellent Job Franz,….I hope you can spend more time in the KG this week.   👍👍👍

    Franz
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    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.

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    Franz
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    Juan, did you say you had NOS shocks for this?

    Franz
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    Working on brakes today. Drums got turnt.. Threads got chased.DSCF0850

    The good old asbestos type shoes.DSCF0853

    Original ball bearings are in good shape. I will re-use.DSCF0851

    Rustabus
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    Dial it on Buddy!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Juan, did you say you had NOS shocks for this?

    yes Franz, I left an original set red shocks in KCW, they have to be on the floor pan or under the KG shell.

    Great Jog Franz, you are killing the floor pan, amazing Job,… 👏👏👏🤤

    Franz
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    Rear brakes are ready. Time to install/bend the new hard line kit.DSCF0865

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Wow Franz,…. Perfect Job!,… it`s amazing the quiality of your Job!!

    John Jones
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    Fuchin  seeet!

    Willy
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    Red parts = horsepower increase

    Franz
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    Productive day yesterday. Nos master cylinder installed with new brake lines,

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    I bought some front shocks and sway bar bushing/clamps from WW.

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    Wheel bearings packed with grease, drums installed and brakes adjusted. New e-brake cables too.

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