I had to trim (grind) the adjuster screw block on the spring plate down. I made it thinner and then put a bevel on the front edge of the block where the tyre sidewall was at it's closest. This is with 914 rotors on the back. I may have been able to put 8" rims under but might have to pull the T1 German fender lip out just a bit. The fatter rim would give a bit more clearance to the spring plate due to moving the tyre out a bit.
On the notch the fit is great. The trimming on that car was just the shock tower and bump stop, difference in the way the tower is made between the two cars.
I know the process to do the narrowing and wouldn't attempt it myself. There are too many jigs and such for me to make to get the same high quality part. Plus they come powdercoated and no hassle to install,lots of room on standard spring plates. I'll be ableto pullthe 8mm spacer when the disc brakes go in.
For axles you can use T3 auto left side onlys (I have a pair if anybody can't get some local) or you can use the T2 into T1 conversion axles that are sold by Erco and SAW. The bug has the SAW conversion axles in it and tricked T2 cvs. The Notch has one stock T4 stick axle and a custom, shortened SAW on the left (it's a T4 automatic) and a combo of T2 and T4 cvs. A real mongrel!
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