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Offroad VW based vehicles have problems/insights all their own. Not to mention the knowledge gained in VW durability.

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==Thread Hall of Fame - Content Sticky==

Post by MNAirHead » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:54 pm

I'd like to start a sticky with the content hall of fame... Unfortunately searching doesn't always show the best of the best.

Over the years, we've had some great ones on shock mounts, electrical, welding, fiberglass install, etc.

Please post a link to the best of the best threads.... of course STF (unless it's a vendor)

I'll start to make it easy to follow... I will combine the threads to one long note.

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Post by takotruckin » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:02 am

fox shocks vs.king shocks

soon to have bilstein and race runner too

http://www.offroad-engineering.com/foxvsking.html

btw, those are the king "preruner" series i think... they are gonna do the better ones later.
glad i could finally contribute something usefull...
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Post by MNAirHead » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:53 am

Received an updated master list from David58... thanks again.
David58bug wrote:Here is a new versoin.

3X3 arms.... what does it take to install?
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40667
6 inch wider beam
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... sc&start=0

71 bus tranny in 58 baja
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40654
Aircooled Tools
http://www.evwparts.com/Merchant2/merch ... ooledTools

Baja Cooling Questions
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... sc&start=0

Bench Bleeding a Master Cylinder
http://www.vw-resource.com/bench_bleed.html

Body lifts
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=91855

Brake Bias
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40640
Brighter Headlights
http://www.madelectrical.com/electrical ... ghts.shtml

Bug Selecta
http://www.volkswarenhaus.de/bugselecta.htm
Bus Box into Bug Front Mount
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40641

Bus into bug
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=98028
Converting Ball Joint into Link Pin
viewtopic.php?t=103333

Custom Shock Mount Geometry
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40797
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=105285

Cutting Brakes
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40716
Cutting, Twisting and Welding Front Beam
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40748
Diagnostic Info
http://www.lennysvw.com/vwforum.htm

Dry Sump Info
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/framed.ht ... m/info.htm
Electronic Ignition
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40643
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40709

Frame Head Swap
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 114#749114
Gary Mayers website Our Off Road T-Shirt Artist
http://www.artdiscoverysite.com/art.htm?ss_type=m&sr=21

Gear Ratio's
http://www.dirtroadmagazine.com/gears.htm
http://sandlizrd.baja.com/gears.htm

GEAR REDUX INFO
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40579
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40819

Thing reduction gear adaptors pics
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=88978

Minimizing Gear Reduction Hop.
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=52800

Gene Berg’s technical tips
http://www.geneberg.com/techtips.php

Harness Install Tips
http://www.crowenterprizes.com/installation.asp

HD Tie Rods and Ends
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40648
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40647

How Brakes Work
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/brake.htm
How Stuff Works
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question331.htm

How to Check Water Temp gauge accuracy.
http://www.madelectrical.com/workshop/w ... auge.shtml

How To Raise A Bug?
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40757

How to wire a electric fuel pump
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h160/ ... iagram.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c114/ ... /Hobbs.jpg

http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/schem/pump.gif

Laminated Wiring Diagrams
http://www.teutonix.com/wiring.html
http://www.mikesbeachbugs.com/wiringdiagrahm.htm
http://www.slash5.com/vw.html

Leatherneck's Artwork for Tee Shirts
Image

Lots of Wiring Diagrams
http://vintagebus.com/wiring/
http://www.1302super.com/page18.html


Oldest Off Road Video
http://svt.se/content/1/c6/53/67/26/oa- ... gen_hi.asx

Plans for Building
http://www.x5ca.net/~solution/dune/dune.html
Raised spindles
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40752

Rear Coil Overs And Spring Rate
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=96367

Rear End Lift
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40695

Rear Spring Plate Notching
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40644
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40690
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40680
Rear Spring Plates
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40669
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40656

Rear Suspension
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40705
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40700
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40689
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40750

Removing axle beam bearings
viewtopic.php?t=102139
Removing Broken Bolts
http://www.madelectrical.com/workshop/b ... olts.shtml

Shocks and Springs Explained by Shmoishere
shmoishere wrote:To answer the question regarding the use of Bypass shocks solely to support the rear of a vehicle, I suppose "yes" it might be possible to do in a certain application. However, it will be horribly ineffective. For that reason the answer is actually "NO", and I will tell you why.

Bypass shocks are simply dampeners, just like all shocks. There primary intention is to control the speed of movement, not support the weight of the vehicle. There is an exception to this rule, but generally speaking it only applies to very light vehicles with very mild shock requirements. 99 times out of a hundred our vehicles will require "spring rate", in the form of torsion bars or coil springs to support the vehicles weight. For the most part shocks just slow the movement down as the suspension travels through its motion. Now, not all shocks go about controling that movement in the same way. Without going into a three page story about shock theory and function, let me highlight how a Bypass shock works differently than a typical shock. Most shocks are velocity sensitive. In other words, the faster the suspension moves up and down the more resistance the shocks generate. Bypass shocks differ in this way by allowing a portion of the shock oil to literally be bypassed around a portion of the valving. This happens at a specific location of the shocks travel, and can be internally or externally tunable to control how much oil gets by. What this effectively does is produce a shock that will work progressively as it moves through the range of motion. to make it sound really simple, it provides a shock that is both soft and firm, gradually getting stiffer as it is compressed. At the same time however, it is still velocity sensitive. Pretty complicated stuff, but this is the shock you want for the ultimate in adjustibilty, ride quality and performance. It (if properly set up) allows the vehicle to puff right over the smaller stutter bumps like a cadillac, and at the same time be able to control the really big hits without bottoming hard. They provide the utmost in dampening control.

Hope that didnt get too techy,

SHMO
shmoishere wrote:FYI,

adjusting the nitrogen charge doesn't effect the shocks ability to dampen movement, at least not much. To make the shock "work" differently would require tearing it down and changing the internal valving. Adding Nitrogen WILL slightly increase the theoretical spring rate however.

This brings up a good subject. A LOT of guys have a misunderstanding of the difference between "dampening" and "supporting". Shocks and springs do not do perform the same jobs, yet so many people think they are damn near interchangable items, especially since the use of air shocks has become so mainstream. Let it be known, you cannot shock a car to compensate for a weak spring rate and visa versa. Well you can, But the car will not work for shite...hahaha. Maybe we should start a new thread regarding shocks, springs and their functions. I hear of way to many guys heading in the wrong direction regarding these items.

SHMO
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SWAY AWAY INFO
http://www.swayaway.com/VW_Components.htm

Technical Pages
http://home.hiwaay.net/~jfrohwei/vwac/

The 10 Commandments of auto repair
http://mypage.direct.ca/k/kdomries/commandments.html

The Hover Sermons
http://web.archive.org/web/199801101344 ... index.html

THE KEY TO GOOD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
http://www.madelectrical.com/electrical ... sing.shtml

This is a big uhhh, Rail I guess you might call it.
viewtopic.php?t=102119


Those useless Jamar park-loc valves!
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=72510
Trailing Arms
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40742
Tranny Talk
http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/9702/transtalk.html

Troubleshooting Automotive Electrical Problems
http://www.aa1car.com/library/tselec.htm


Troubleshooting Checklist - Carburetor Problems
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/647.cfm

Troubleshooting Checklist - Drum Brakes
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/565.cfm
Tube Bending Tech
http://pirate4x4.com/tech/bendin_tube/index.html

Urethane Bushings
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40650
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40724

VOLTAGE REGULATOR, ALTERNATOR and BATTERY OPERATION
http://www.madelectrical.com/electrical ... orks.shtml

VW Dictionary
http://www.thegoldenbug.com/archive/dictionary.php

Welding
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40688
Wipers for rail buggies, where and what to get?
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=91941

Wiring Diagram
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Stock suspension setups for all US imported model type 1 with manual transmission:
-65: short axle short spline swing axle, five lug linkpin front end.
66: short axle short spline swing axle, five lug balljoint front end.
67: short axle long spline swing axle, five lug balljoint front end.
68: long axle long spline swing axle, four lug balljoint front end
69+: IRS long spline, four lug balljoint front end

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Post by MNAirHead » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:47 am

Cylinder head to intake port matching by Scotthttp://www.shoptalkforums.com/posting.p ... y&t=105315

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MEMBER BUILDS
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=105431
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=198502


0000000big nutz
http://www.bugzyla.com/
1 Race parts
http://www.pitstopusa.com/ShoppingCart.aspx
1-888-GO-DREWS
http://www.go-drews.com/catalog.htm
2lo Designs Galleries
http://www.2lodesigns.com/gallery.html
56 Packard Taillight Lens
http://www.thehotrodgirl.com/56patale.html
Action Import Motors - Volkswagen Specialists
http://www.actionimport.com/
Adventures in our VW's and Other Interesting Things
http://www.scottandmaggie.com/
Affordable suspensions
http://www.tweedsdesigns.com/main.htm
AllAirCooled.Com - Connecting the World Wide Air-Cooled Community!
http://www.allaircooled.com/link.htm
Aircooled Technology's DTM aka Down The Middle Shroud:
http://www.aircooledtechnology.com/type1/dtm/index.htm
American Sand Association View topic - Project Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... hp?t=14063
Arctic Air-Cooled VWs Club Forum Index
http://arcticaircooledvws.com/forum/
Art Cars by Kent Bash
http://www.kentbash.com/artcars.html
Automotive Troubleshooting Secrets Your auto repair solutions
http://www.automotivetroubleshootingsec ... index.html
Baja Bug and Beetle glass fenders
http://markvfiberglass.com/catalog/catalog.html
Baja Bus Technical
http://www.baja.com/kombi/transaxle
Baja Bus Technical 2
http://www.baja.com/kombi/bustech2.htm
Baywindow FAQ
http://www.ratwell.com/technical/FAQ.html
Beetle Speedometer Cables
http://bughaus.com/beetle84.htm
Borgeson And Mullins u-joints
http://www.borgeson.com/
Brake Proportioning on a Buggy (non disk brake)
http://p066.ezboard.com/frbcdunebuggyfr ... D=32.topic
BTW Homepage
http://btw-trikers.org/uploads/home.php
BUGCITY offers Car Covers, Books, Stickers, Plates & Other VW Accessories
http://www.bugcity.com/cgi-bin/WebStore ... books.html
BuggyTalk
http://www.dune-buggy.com/buggytalk/
Bus Boys Inc.
http://www.bus-boys.com/index.htm
BusSelecta.com
http://www.busselecta.com/
Calculators from www.4Lo.com
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CrawlRatio
Catalog Graphics
http://www.autotrimexpress.com/catalogstock.htm
Chain Drive Rails, when your serious about hill climbing.
http://chaindriverail.com/
Chirco is building a VW Baja Bug
http://www.chirco.com/projectbaja/bajahome.htm
Cip 1.com
http://www2.cip1.com/login.asp?message= ... n%2E%2E%2E
Chenowth:
http://www.chenowth.com/
Continental USA Prices for the 12-volt Swampy SpaceKoolr.
http://www.swampy.net/hprices.html
CSP-Shop Disc Brakes
http://www.csp-shop.de/cgi-bin/shop2/sh ... 5452613163
Dan's Performance Parts
http://www.dansperformanceparts.com/index.htm
Deluxe QuickCar 5 Point Racing Harness
http://www.quickcar.net/safety_equip/se_harness.html
Diablo Rack & Pinion System
http://www.howeperformance.com/sandcars-diablo.htm
Diagnose Engine No Start or Run
http://www.aa1car.com/library/us1296.htm
Dirt Road Magazine - Gear Ratio Calculator
http://www.dirtroadmagazine.com/gears.htm
Double U-Joints
http://www.flamingriver.com/index.cfm/p ... cat115.htm
Dune Buggy Body .com trikes
http://www.dunebuggybody.com/
DuneBuggy.com - Classified Ad Listings
http://www.dunebuggy.com/perl-bin/viewC ... eWanted=-1
Dune Links
http://www.dunegoon.org/links.html
Electrical Troubleshooting
http://www.vw-resource.com/electrical_t ... oting.html
EMPI Products - Action Import - VW Specialists
http://www.actionimport.com/vw/empi_products.htm
Engine Adapters
http://www.kennedyeng.com/vw_por.htm
EXTREME AIR COOLED
http://www.vwpartsidaho.com/
Fitting a rack and pinion unit
http://webferret.search.com/click?wf,+% ... ,altavista
Fox Air Shox Report
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-Airshox/
Ga Vw
http://www.herrellbugparts.com/
gas heaters:
http://www.espar.com/htm/specials/bn2bn4.htm
Gear Ratio Calculator
http://www.et-studios.com/motorsports/gears/gears.html
Gear and Tire Applet
http://www.4x4wire.com/tech/applications/gearandtire/
Gear Ratio Calc
http://www.corral.net/tech/gearcalc.html
Gear Ratios!
http://sandlizrd.baja.com/gears.htm
GEAR REDUX INFO
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/tech/reduction_box_rebuild/
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40579
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=40819
Thing reduction gear adaptors pics
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=88978
Minimizing Gear Reduction Hop.
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=52800
Gear Up!
http://scirocco.org/gears/
Generator to alternator
http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/schem/gen_alt.htm
Gibbs Brand penetrate
http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/
GlamisDunes.com - Buggies for sale
http://www.glamisdunes.com/invision/ind ... owforum=98
Glass-Action.com formerly Innovations in Fiberglass
http://www.glass-action.com/unique
GLENNS VW STUFF FOR SALE
http://www.geocities.com/glennsvwstuff/ ... STUFF.html
Got_trikes
http://www.gottrikes.com/
Great VW site
http://www.superbeetles.com/Tech_talk/jan.htm
Harvey's Auto Parts
http://www.harveysautoparts.com/
Hecker Machine Works, Inc.
http://www.heckermachine.com/
Here's my model 3 Hydro Conversion [Archive] - OFN Forums
http://www.offroadfabnet.com/forums/arc ... /t-43.html
Hoffman Automotive Machine, Inc.
http://www.haminc.biz/main.shtml
HOMEBREW HYDRO BENDER SETUP
http://www.mindspring.com/~jayk5/bender/
Hossfield Manufacturing offers iron benders, metal benders and pipe bending dies.
http://www.hossfeldbender.com/
How Can This Be True, Math Nerds
http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_feb2005/ ... BeTrue.htm
How to build your own world-class volkswagen show trike.
http://www.vwtrike.net/
Howstuffworks Science Channel
http://science.howstuffworks.com/
http--worldwidewolksvagen.org-index.htm
http://worldwidewolksvagen.org/index.htm
http--www.bugzyla.com
http://www.bugzyla.com/
http--www.f-body.org-gears-
http://www.f-body.org/gears/
http--www.geocities.com-MotorCity-Garage-1811-
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/1811/
http--www.massivetype4.com-
http://www.massivetype4.com/
http--www.ratwell.com-technical-FAQ-FAQContent.html
http://www.ratwell.com/technical/FAQ/FAQContent.html
Ignition Coil at Inner Auto Parts
http://www.innerauto.com/Automotive_Sys ... tion_Coil/
Jay Baja conversion Volkswagen sand rail cut turn beam jay Baja
http://vwbaja.net/halfgallon/projecthalfgallon.htm
JEGS High Performance - Wildwood Proportioning Valves
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s ... ryId=10165
John's Bug Shop
http://www.johnsbugshop.com/
Jus Bugs Quality VW Parts
http://www.jusbugs.com/catalog/index.php
Just Vee Dubs, Inc - VW Transmission - VW Transmission Prices
http://www.justveedubs.com/vw-transmission.htm
keys, lock cylinders:
http://www.gabrielsvwgarage.com/
K&N filters
http://www.knfilters.com/Racing/vw.htm
Ksport USA - Performance Suspension
http://www.ksportusa.com/faq.html
Links to VW
http://www.baja.com/kombi/links.htm
Low Oil Pressure at Idle
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... highlight=
MidSouth VW Tech Page
http://www.midsouthvw.com/TechTips/TechMain.html
MIG Welders
http://www.weldingmart.com/Qstore/d000012.htm
Mini Rail Parts Plans & Off-road Go Karts
http://www.desertkarts.com/
Mo-Kan VW Club
http://www.mokanvwclub.org/
MOTOR - A Rear Axle Calculator
http://www.angelfire.com/fl/procrastination/rear.html
Narrow Bug
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL22/556 ... 247005.jpg
Nice VW Stuff
http://www.herbie.dk/niceitems.html
No spark
http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/htm/spark.htm
North West Arkansas Volkswagen Association
http://www.nwavwa.com/
off-road parts:
http://www.denunzioracing.com/
Offroadvw.net Meyers Manx Buggy and Baja info
http://offroadvw.net/index.htm
Old VW Links page
http://www.classicvws.com/cgi-bin/viewguide.pl
OldVolks.com - Your source for Vintage VW Parts
http://www.oldvolks.com/
One-piece Wide-eye Baja Fiberglass Front End JC Whitney, Volkswagen Parts and Accessories
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Prod ... 10/c-10110
Pegasus auto racing
http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produc ... =4384&y=b1
OUR HIGH TECH RACING SET-UP VIDEOS.
http://www.continet.com/jmw/video/describe_videos
Ozark VW Club
http://www.ozarkvw.com/
Pacific Customs Unlimited, Inc.
http://pacificcustoms.com/
Photo License Plates - Request More Information About License Plates
http://www.photolicenseplates.com/option4.html
Plans steering
http://www.ihpva.org/com/PracticalInnov ... index.html
Porsche 356 Registry VW-Porsche Interchangeability
http://www.356registry.org/tech/vwtoporsche.html
PRECIOUS-PARTS.COM
http://www.precious-parts.com/php/howtoinquire.php
PRO-FLO THREE BOND PRODUCTS
http://www.pro-flo.com/three_bond_products.htm
Race-Dezert Image Gallery
http://pix.race-dezert.com/
Racing rack and pinions
http://webferret.search.com/click?wf,ra ... d.htm,,aol
Rack and Pinion Setup and Service
http://www.woodwardsteering.com/rpi.htm
Raised Spindles 2
http://www.blindchickenracing.com/How_t ... indles.htm
Roll Cages
http://www.chenowth.com/Class11.html
Serpentine Belt Pulley System for Volkswagens
http://www.bmdpulleys.com/
So. Cal. Imports
http://www.socalautoparts.com/TechTips/ ... oTips.aspx
Solving Intermittent Electrical Problems
http://www.forparts.com/ICsolvinginterm ... .11.01.htm
speed calculator:
http://www.csgnetwork.com/speedcalc.html
Spindle Mount Wheels
http://www.bugsandbuggies.com/Captions. ... unt+Wheels
SuperBeetles.Com
http://www.superbeetles.com/welcome.htm
Sway A Way VW Components
http://www.swayaway.com/VW_Components.htm
The BugShop- Welcome Page
http://www.thebugshop.org/
The Low Bugget , A.J.Sims & Kadron carb website!!!!!!!
http://www.lowbugget.com/
The Original Davesport All-Wheel Drive Bug
http://www.davesport.com/cgi-bin/davesport/old_bug.html
The UnDutchables Aircooled VW Posse
http://www.theundutchables.nl/main.html
the12volt.com.
http://the12volt.com/
TheSamba.com Beetle VIN numbers
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/inf ... dating.php
TheSamba.com View topic - Bus reduction boxes in bug
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114402
TheSamba.com VW Classifieds
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/
THINGS and other VW items
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/5181/vws.html
Things Unlimited On-line Parts for "VW Thing"
http://thingsunlimited.net/
Tilton Engineering
http://www.tiltonracing.com/content.php?page=inmaster
TRANSMISSIONS FOR DUMMIES -
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=102124[/quote]
Transporter Garden
http://www.transportergarden.com/
Turn Key Engine Supply
http://www.turnkeyenginesupply.com/Sand ... ckages.htm
USED PARTS Econo International Supply
http://eisparts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
Used Porsche car parts for sale
http://www.restored-classic.com/porsche-parts/
Used VW Parts, New VW Parts and Performance Parts
http://www.bwautodismantlers.com/
VDO, Auto Meter, Defi, Isspro, Cyberdyne and Classic Instruments Gauges
http://www.egauges.com/
Vee Dub Parts Unlimited Gear Ratio Calculator
http://www.vwparts.net/gearcalc.htm
Vic's VW
www.vwhelp.com
Vintage Volkswagen Association of Montgomery, Alabama
http://www.vintagevw.net/
Vintage Volkswagens, Forum & Information - pre67vw
http://forums.pre67vw.co.uk/default.aspx
VintageBus.Com - 1949 to 1967 VW Buses
http://66.34.72.138/index.html
VintageBus.Com - Transaxles
http://www.vintagebus.com/
Virtual VW
http://www.geocities.com/ignatius.geo/links.html
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Wow I am impressed to see somebody else add to this thread. :twisted:

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http://www.pagetutor.com/trigcalc/trig.html

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:18 am

Fixing cracks in sheet metal, tube, et al.

When I first bought my blue buggy I was very much overwhelmed and missed a lot of things. I even passed on a heck of a deal for a good price on a very nice rail mostly because I didn't understand what I was looking at or being talked about. I was also played with: given some really bad information that I think I am still carrying which is another reason I try to give the best info I can.

I ended up buying the blue buggy then, after one or two short trips to the dunes got ready to tear it down to make it more off-road worth based on what I thought was correct at the time. One of the things I had missed when I was looking at it was there was a crack in the tunnel at the rear of the hole for the e-brake (the angled up mounts of the brake had been removed which weakened up the area. Also, the cut for shortening the pan is usually made about 1" behind the e-brake hole.) going down both sides of the tunnel.

I cleaned the area up then had it welded by someone who was supposed to know what he was doing (he did!). Shortly there after the crack came back again, in the same area, so I had it rewelded again. After the third time I had a large boot/doubler made from sheet metal and bent to fit over the area then it too was welded in place; ~20 years later it is still holding.

One of the things that I don't think was done before the welding what to drill the end of the crack (only one end as the crack came in from the side of the hole but if the crack was in the middle of something then both ends would be drilled. After doing a search on the subject today I am attaching only one URL on this but there is a lot of comments on this, some of it being not too good in my opinion as some things stated were absolutely not true. One of the comments below is a truism: the ends of the crack may extend farther than the end showing on the surface shows!

Also on tubing, the recommendation was to drill, weld then add a doubler over the area.

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/co ... -car-frame

At the same time I looked up stress relieving after welding but, with the exception of two posts in a string the idea of localized stress relieving via a torch was not talked about. The one said it wouldn't work and the other said yes, it does work. I have seen it done several times by professional welder, depending on what they were told the part would be used for but the results I never heard about so I can't say a "yea or nay".

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