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by jake@facewest.co.uk
23rd June 2018 - 3:51pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Thanks for your comments guys. So a few jobs done at the local garage. Raised it one outer spline on rear and two at front. New front lower arms fitted. Beam adjusted. Welded up the front disc splash guards as these rattled like mad over every bump. Kept old shocks, seem to be fine as new ride heigh...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
6th June 2018 - 3:49pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Heater Vents
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Heater Vents

Hi, Looking for some bits to finish off the heating on my 71 T3 fastback: Pair of heater vent covers that go over the outlet in the front footwells. I've not seen a picture of these so can't say what they look like. If any one has a picture or part number that would be great. I presume these the ori...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
30th May 2018 - 12:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Thanks Chino, added to my shopping list!
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th May 2018 - 10:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: 1971 Type 3.

The rivets in those empi shifters can got slack. Take the cover off the base and you will soon see if the nylon blocks moving around when you move the stick. Its not there is a bush in the tunnel which is a couple of quid and each to change Thanks. Just reading around and it looks like it's a bit o...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th May 2018 - 10:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: 1971 Type 3.

I had the same when I had an empi in mine... Changed it for an original... So much nicer to use. Nice fastback btw Thanks. Is the stock shifter the same as the Beetle one? Can't see why not but thought I'd check. Like this (In type 3 category but says it is for beetle:) https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th May 2018 - 8:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: orange fastback
Replies: 208
Views: 25310

Re: orange fastback

Great project, read the full post last night.

I've just got a 71 Fastback. Yours is amazing. Looking forward to the pics of how it rides now. I'm thinking mine needs to be a little higher as it's just no fun to drive getting jerked about and worrying about every drain cover / pebble in the road!
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th May 2018 - 8:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

1971 Type 3.

So I've had a bit of time to check out my new purchase. It was Chino's, then he sold it to a guy who left it outside. It has a very leaky window seal, and the door drains were plugged so it looks like it got a little wet. It's totally dry now, and no lasting damage done as far as I can tell. Floorpa...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
25th May 2018 - 9:24pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Thanks for the links. I'll take a read. Regarding the turning circle, maybe it's because I've not driven an old car for a long time. I don't remember my old beetles being similar. It's not the tyres rubbing, but just feels like the box has reached it's limit. A tight T junctions I go full lock and s...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
25th May 2018 - 9:00pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Hi Sparkywig,

OK that sounds good. Not going to tackle it myself but sounds like a straightforward job for my local aircooled garage.

Thanks
by jake@facewest.co.uk
25th May 2018 - 8:02pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Taking Suspension back to factory

Hi, New member here, hi everyone. I've just purchased a great 71 Fastback. It was Chino's old one. I've got a ton of questions, but will start with these: I love it, but want to restore the suspension back to near factory. I love the lowered look but want something that drives right, and roads round...