72Super

I have been looking for new front suspension parts for my 72 Super and am having a hard time finding standard struts.  It looks like everything at Cip1 and Topline are designed to lower.  Does anyone sell standard struts and strut inserts that I can use to rebuild my existing struts?

 

Thanks in advance.

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19josh76

Check out http://www.jcwhitney.com they got what your looking for . GOOD LUCK

0-60mph in 15min, Keep honking buddy I am reloading......... (o/|\o) Josh
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72Super

I've checked there as well and have only found struts designed for lowering....

 

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Browse/tf-Browse/s-10101/N-111+1972+200729923+600012549/c-10101

 

Although I may be missing something, I am not so great at the internets.

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68autobug

Hi 72Super,

 

Your beetle will look much better lowered 1  1/2 to 2 inches... 

 

it will make Your beetle so much better.... IMHO..

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan

 

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19josh76

 I have to agree with Lee, it will look better lowered .

0-60mph in 15min, Keep honking buddy I am reloading......... (o/|\o) Josh
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ljohn

Kind of like the VW's as origianl as possible but that is a personal choice.

Have you tried Mid American PN# 305-233

 

http://www.800luvbugg.com/

LJohn
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68autobug

Hi LJohn,

there are many people like You over here in Australia... too...

who like the beetle the way it came from the factory...

 

My Son is one of them....

although He likes them looking old....

 

as I grew up with old beetles [ naturally they weren't old then ]

I prefer the 1968 beetle which had all the improvements I liked,

plus a few extras like alternator and engine lid , Wider fan and doghouse oil cooler...from a 1976 beetle... plus  a few accessories...

 

My Son won't even let Me drill holes in His beetle....

to mount relays I added to His electrical system....

 

but luckily We are all different LJohn....

 

there is an original 1970 beetle on ebay over here, all original, and I would love to have it... [but one beetle is enough....] but original not restored beetles still have Me drooling...... lol...

especially when they look the same as when they left the factory..

 

Lee

 

 

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Ryan

Did you just look online or did you actually call them?  I can't believe that Topline doensn't carry parts for a stock restoration.

 

Actually I just checked their page out, they do show inserts for a stock front end.  --Ryan

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72Super
Thanks for the help guys, and I may actually lower it an inch or two which raises another question. Will the stock sway bar be okay if I lower it about 2 inches?

Thanks for all the help guys, its appreciated.
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68autobug

Hi,

I don't think 2 inches makes any difference to the sway bar...

I know it doesn't on a standard torsion bar front end....

Two inches isn't a lot, it just makes the beetle look better...

 

someone else who has done this modification may be better informed.

 

actually, a lot of people use no sway bar or front shocks when they lower and narrow the front end of a torsion bar beetle radically...

 

I'm told the ride is still OK.... etc...

but I,m wondering if they are only driven on concrete smooth roads...?

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan

 

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