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PostSubject: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:04 pm

I craw under my car do a couple of turns on the torsion bar an wham lowered. This this (my bug) is driving me nuts. Its an older adjustable drop front end I am guessing. 19 mm nut with a allen stud on the bottom and the same set up horizontally. On both the top and bottom tube. I loosen the locking 19mm and back off the allen, both top and bottom. Play around with the horizontal set up. I raised the car and put the front wheels on blocks so I can watch the action and nothing. It looks like Spencers car.

I played with it maybe I have to drive it and it will settle down.

I will go check on Don and see it he is alright, poor guy another year older.

maybe he should call 1 888 GET- A TURBO

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:04 pm

Are you bottoming out on the shocks? I've got dual adjusters on the '70, and it don't take many turns for it to move up or down.
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PostSubject: what do you do   Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:09 pm

do you want more tension or less. I will pull the shocks.

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:37 am

First thing.. do NOT adjust the nut/bolt going into the beam.. that is holding the torsion bars in place.

When I lower.. I leave the car on the ground and turn the vertical nut/bolt out till I am happy with it.
When I lift.. I jack up the car and do the opposite.

A quarter inch on the bolts (top and bottom) is around an inch on the wheels.

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PostSubject: My question   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:32 am

It is not backwards, screw out drop screw up raise. My money is on Eric, shocks bottoming out. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:22 pm

Sorry, my internet died in the middle of our chat last night. Brad's right, just loosen the jam nut on the torsion bar pinch screw. Back out the adjusting screw to lower.
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PostSubject: shocks   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:29 pm

I bet it is the shocks. I got a set for a lowered bug at a swap meet in a bulk buy.
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:42 pm

What do you mean '....in the middle of our chat'????

I never get to have chat sessions!

Even if I am paying for them!
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:50 pm

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PostSubject: matt   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:15 am

So you like to chat, affraid
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PostSubject: maybe I did it   Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:42 pm

Looking at the front end maybe I did drop it. If I go much lower my big 7inch rims may rub.

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PostSubject: what it needsd   Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:43 pm

I need to do half a click on the passenger rear to even it out. study
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PostSubject: adjusters   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:26 pm

This looks like my adjusters



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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:04 pm

For the narrowed beam it is.

For just and adjustable.. I guess if you don't want to do it. The adjusters will run you 30 to 50 bucks for both.. then weld them in.

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:21 pm

That's the adjusters I've used. They're $12.95 each from CIP1. His price isn't bad if you don't want to do it yourself. Check the beam with a straight-edge before you buy it 'tho. Unless they're built in a jig, it's really hard to put a beam back together straight. Just my two cents....
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PostSubject: i dont want one   Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 am

I would do it myself. Have welder will make.

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:05 pm

Yeah.. that is what I am going to do. Speaking of which, need to get over to your house Eric and pick up that beam. I could at least start prepping it.

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:11 pm

It's still here.
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:15 pm

Good deal.. the biggest problem has been getting a day my wife does not work so I can steal the van to pick it up.. don't think it is going to fit in the bug to well... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:21 pm

It's broke down in pieces if that helps. If it's cool, I might hold on to the arms for the moment. Hoping to do mine in a month or so.... If you need them before I do, you can take them. We'll work something out.
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:28 pm

That will work.. I will start on the beam.. once that is done, then we shall see who is closest to the arms then do some sort of swap.

And yes, now that I know it is broke down... that will work.

Are you joining us Sunday? (Don't need to bring it then, just was wondering)

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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:39 pm

Sounds good on the beam. I won't be making it Sunday. Things are real slow at work right now, so I'm working side jobs on the weekends. Bummed to have to miss the cruise.....oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: How to adjust my adjustable front end   Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:13 am

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PostSubject: Cliff   Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:51 am

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