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  • sidehill
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    Here’s the bug.  I bought it in December and have been working to get it back to the original Class 11 look-alike build which was messed up by the next owner.  This first photo is the builder’s work; Sxuxrxf on Samba.  Second photo is after the next owner messed it up.  Third photo is recent after I lifted it back up.  It has type 4 CVs so driveshaft angle is not an issue.  I’ll get it to your shop eventually cause stuff needs done that’s over my head.Robbs build

    As bought from Alan

    Bug after Chad lifted it

    sidehill
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    OP again.  Barney’s says that Bilsteins might be my best bet as they sell shocks designed for VW’s.  Alternatively I might see if the lower shock mount can be refabricated so I can use a Rancho 9000.

    sidehill
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    OP here.  I should have mentioned that my shock mounts are stock.  Old shocks collapsed are 13″, but might need to collapse 1/2 ” more, extended 18.75.

    The are an OK fit but need to be recharged and/or rebuilt (FOA’s), but they have no cushioning at top or bottom, more of a ball and socket type of solid mount.

    sidehill
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    Spotted in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico.VW Truck2 Dolores Hidalgo 2017VW Truck1 Dolores Hidalgo 2017

    sidehill
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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28490

    They try to plow the passes before the 4th.  But July 4th is a zoo on the trails.  Yeah bring Bubba and Rusty, or whoever.  There’s room for a few tents on my property but plenty of room on the BLM land 1/4 mile from my camp, but maybe not on the 4th of July.  There are toilets there too.  I’ll be down to your shop to have some work done in a month or so and give you more details on my camp.

    sidehill
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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28465

    Agreed.  But how about if we base at my property in Silverton.  We have a camp trailer we pull up for the summer, and there is plenty of tent space.  Plus we have a shower house.  We are 8 miles up towards Animas Forks at 10,000 feet.

    sidehill
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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28425

    Grand Junction.

    sidehill
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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28412

    VWfool

    Ooops. Here’s the link.  https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=290228

     

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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28411

    Vwfool

    I hope to get it back the way it was.  I am having the 3″ lift spindles reinstalled, and will be installing Atomwerks raised spring plates instead of notching.  I’m planning to run 215/75R15 28″ tires instead of the 29s that Sxuxrxf had on them. I need to find some 5.5 x 15 4 lug steel VW wheels to replace the porsche mags on there now.

    Here’s a link to a similar build.

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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28398

    Rustabus

    Road/Dirt.  The engine was built for a bus with low gears with a cw crank and other stuff way beyond my understanding that would allow it to cruise at 3800 RPM.  So I think with a 4.37/R/P and a 1.09 with I should be able to go 65 with 29″ tires, which is the speed limit on the highway I will be driving.  But I’d ultimately like it to be capable in the desert and mountains too. No racing.

    Here’s the build thread on my rig.  I’m the third owner after Sxurxf built it in 2011.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=335057

     

     

    sidehill
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    in reply to: Imogene Pass #28334

    Thanks John.  I didn’t make it far up Imogene with my Thing. It did go over Ophir, Cinnamon, and Mosquito and I recall people pushing on a couple of those.The Think was stock except for tires which were probably about 29″

    My rig is at a shop right now so I don’t know if it has the 73 SSC tranny it came with originally.  The 4.37s were added later.  If it is a SSC I am thinking about regearing 1st through 4th to 4.13, 2.46, 1.5, 1.09 which would give it a crawl ratio of 18.5:1 vs the stock 14.7:1.  That would give it the equivalent of a 4.78 R/P.  I’ve been told that just changing the R/P to 4.86 would be too weak, but then again I don’t know if the 1st through 4th gear changes are weak.

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    John

    Are you saying I should disregard what Franz said about bringing my vw in around Jan 1?

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