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Yeah I should have one for you
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braddick wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:00 pm
Gunther wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:33 pm There's a real tight brains trust down there in SA. It's refreshing to see the VW spirit of helping out your mates is alive & well.
I'm looking forward to getting down there & meeting you blokes.
Bus is coming on great too BTW.
Tony.
Did u end up getting down to the show for a look and catch up with the SA crew tony
Not yet, but definitely will & hope it coincides with an SA shindig.
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Haven’t seen an update for a few days Brad, has the project stalled?
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Champ here, updating this for Brad, as he's busy growing the nation's food. And before Matt or Beatts start on queue jumping/favourites blah blah :lol:, the Mango was always scheduled for a little stop over with me on it's way home from Cooper's. That would have been over 12 months ago were it not for border closures and travel restrictions.

Anyhow, it has been straight axle 101 including a full test fit of the gearbox and setting up rear suspension. If you don't like seeing things cut up, please look away now.
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Beetle front mount bracket
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Kafer cup bar. We are planning on around 180 ft/lbs of torque in this bus and the stock frame forks are quite weak.
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Intermediate gearbox mount. Wanted something that doesn't hang down as far as the usual Butty's bits or similar. Uses T4 transmission mounts.
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Cradle has been shortened by 25mm.
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Modified OG springplates. Some of the best steel that has ever been produced.
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Bumpstops and shocker mounts, which go through inner and outer chassis and at the right angle for minimal force on the shock absorber bushings.
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Flop stops limit axle droop to about 9°.
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Approximate position at planned ride height. Isn't that patina just sensational?
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Test fit of dummy motor to check engine positioning/alignment to seal channels etc
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Thanks for feeding the rest of the nation Brad. Sure most blokes would prefer to have lamb on the table (vegetarians, vegans, and other denominations excluded) and in return turn a blind eye to any perceived queue jumping.

On a more serious note, there were some good OG surface rust pieces in that swept up pile of off cuts which I hope are being saved.
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Awesome and inspiring work as per usual Champ!
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Very nice!
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Nice work Champ. I’m not sure what’s worse, Brad queue jumping or Brad going full check-book resto on this thing :lol:

Any more pics of that rear shock mount? I’ll need to do something similar, I have the CE bolt on version but that looks super clean. This things going to be a weapon.
Chasing any Neiman steering lock parts, will consider anything.
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Thanks for the update champ
splitthis wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 8:03 pm Nice work Champ. I’m not sure what’s worse, Brad queue jumping or Brad going full check-book resto on this thing :lol:

No cheque book resto here just hold them fold them Johnny Cash
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‘Scrap wool resto’
Chasing any Neiman steering lock parts, will consider anything.
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Nicely built !
Those bolt on bump stops looked excellent , can you tell me where you got them from ?
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Great work...and I really like how you set the tone in the first sentence!
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