bare with me i have some newbie questions.. as i havent done anything to the rear of my bug yet..
the trans raise, do you do this to raise engine to clear the road?
the bus nose cone whats the purpose of this? is it a direct swap?
and finally where do you get the trans raise bracket?
looks great, cant wait to do this on mine!
The purpose of the bus nose cone is to keep the shift rod in the shift tunnel. The bus nose drops the shift fork. It is a direct swap.
I purchased my kit and bus nose cone from lowbugget.com It was a 1" kit but we modified it to a 2". There is a couple of other places to get the nose cone but i can not remember exactly where.
Get the brackets from Johnny he is the best.. tell him I sent you..
You can get the nose cone from any ACVW store. Its as direct fit, you use your hokey stick and redimple it to work.
There are lots of mods to do this work. if your a beginner this is not recommended without extensive research and skills.
sick progress mang...
one constructive opinion. i would weld some square stock from the third side round to the frame horn for a three point connection. the way you have it now it going to flex when airing up
Do a search on thesamba under monro shocks. There has been hours of talk about the sizing. And you will get them for half what airkweld sells them for.
Been a little bit since I updated this. Haven't taken any pics of the progress but here is what I have done so far.
The pan is now painted.
Painted and installed the spring plates.
Rebuilt and detailed the pedal assembly.
Detailed ye' old empi shifter.
Welded lower shock mounts on and repainted the beam.
New shift rob bushing installed.
Next on the list is to put new seals on the trans and detail it. New brakes front and rear. Run the new brake lines and install new m/c. Run all air lines and finally make it a rolling chassis.
WOW!! Just read your thread, nice work man - you and your dad have some serious skill.
After seeing where you've taken the Ugly Duck, I for one am glad you had your little "fender bender". Thanks for sharing the progress. Inspirational!
The complete VW n00b.
2012 CW GTI w/nav 6MT
1969 Beetle & 1969 Beetle (parts car)
2007 Honda Pilot - wife's car, no care
[Trying to talk her into a Tiguan...]
I am trying to get some more things done this week before the baby is born. Stay tuned.
Its been almost a month since I have updated this. Not much has gone on since the baby arrived but I have got some things done.Got the front backing plates apart and detailed with new brake shoes and hardware. New steel braided brake lines. Finally got the trans tore some what down to replace a couple of seals.
Damn, looks like a need a new axle.