Trailing arms

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Trailing arms

Post by itawolf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:55 pm

What is this about??

T arms??

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Post by itawolf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm

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Re: Trailing arms

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:10 pm

itawolf wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:55 pm
What is this about??

T arms??

HTTPS://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FaFRTMWIo
I get a message saying that the video does not exist.

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Re: Trailing arms

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Re: Trailing arms

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Interesting but I don't know what he is saying. The Freio, is it a VW Rabbit? There are some things I am not completely sure of but it is interesting to say the least.

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Re: Trailing arms

Post by itawolf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:42 pm

I speak Italian but I think Freio is "brake" in Portuguese

That's an interesting setup for sure

Something of disk knife adjustable??
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Re: Trailing arms

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:35 pm

One of the things I saw that I would be leery of was the double Zee shaped tie-rods. Not fond of bends in tie-rods especially where there are going to be a lot of loads applied including banging on the tires and wheels.

Not sure about the tube style trailing arms in the rear either. To be honest I am more involved in rougher usage than I think this design is for. It might be OK for street only but other than that... :?

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Re: Trailing arms

Post by Marc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:20 am

"Fusca" is Portuguese for Beetle. Google Translate returns the same result in Spanish or Portuguese, "Chassis of Beetle with IRS Suspension Disc brake Ratchet and Adjustable Frame".

Bumpsteer looks atrocious on that rack, but it probably is OK once some weight is on the pan.

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Post by itawolf » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:55 am

I believe that may be parts from the Brazilian made dkm/vw PUMA GT and or superbeetle

just have never seen the rear trailing arm setup

not crazy about front thou
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Re: Trailing arms

Post by Marc » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:35 pm
One of the things I saw that I would be leery of was the double Zee shaped tie-rods. Not fond of bends in tie-rods especially where there are going to be a lot of loads applied including banging on the tires and wheels.

Not sure about the tube style trailing arms in the rear either. To be honest I am more involved in rougher usage than I think this design is for. It might be OK for street only but other than that... :?
Presumably the offsets in the tierods are needed to provide clearance at/near full steering lock; they look like OEM parts - should be more than adequate for most usage (a lot of old Detroit iron had much scarier-looking bends in their steering linkage, on far heavier cars).
What shocked me was the huge sections lopped out of the frame horns (way more than needed for CV/axle clearance). Would have to see how they braced them on the underside to know, but the flat-stock that's visible doesn't look like it'd resist bending very well.

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Re: Trailing arms

Post by itawolf » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:16 pm

:roll:
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Re: Trailing arms

Post by itawolf » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:17 pm

Dang still can't post a pic

Really like to know more about it
Yet I don't think my yapping will go over well



Seems they are vw bus trailing arms
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