Register  |   |   |  Calendar  |  New Posts
 
 
 


Reply
 
Author Comment
 
thevwguy

VW Enthusiast
Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 46
Reply with quote  #1 

Hello I'm working on a 73 super and i have two questions it has the sports wheels on it and i know i got to rebuild the front end suspension like ball joints strut inserts and all but heres one of my question the top back side of the tire rubs the spring what is that cause from exactly??? And my second question is how is the best procedure to removing taking out a 73 super beetle original radio???


__________________
VOLKSWAGENS I OWN
1 1964 beetle
1 1965 beetle
1 1970 vw bus
1 1970 standard
1 1954 beetle
1 1973 super
1 1973 "sports bug"
1 1974 super
1 1977 standard
Wayne

Avatar / Picture

VW Guru
Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 1,679
Reply with quote  #2 
Do you have over-sized tires or is your Beetle lowered? Clearance is sometimes a problem when you do these things.

These old  style radios come out from the back. Remove the tuning knobs and then the two flat nuts. You might have a trim cover that will come off as well. After that push the radio in-wards, disconnect the antenna and power supply, then remove it.

__________________
Wayne Dean

wayne@superbeetles.com

http://www.allaircooled.com
http://www.superbeetles.com
Marc

VW Brainiac
Registered: 10/19/04
Posts: 183
Reply with quote  #3 
There are quite a few different rims that use the "Sports wheel" center, they come in 4½" and 5½" width and various offsets ("ET" number). See what's stamped on the face of yours, you may have a mismatched one.
Do you have an early `73 with the 1302 suspension (big 3-bolt ball joints) or a late one with the 1303 pressed-in ball joints? The former requires a wheel with less backspace to clear the spring.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.