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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #151
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My biggest question is, how much of a drop as far as spindles go after dropping down the 2.5 from the extension? I know tire size will play a roll in this too.
Also factor in an adjustable beam. Where the adjusters were clocked when welded in, even with the 2.5" drop on the extender, and 2" drop spindles, We still dropped it a good bit more with the adjustable beam to get a ride height we all liked. stock height beam jsut wasn't low enough for wehat we were looking at with 4.5". IIRC with a couple of our fat asses sitting on the front with the adjusters totally bottomed out, we were about an inch off the deck at the actual frame head.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #152
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That's what I was lookin for. Thanks.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #153
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Just got my 10 inch extension in the mail. Need to get the baja outta storage in a few weeks and start the project. Can't wait. Drop spindles and disc brakes to come. Anyone have a line on a brake conversion kit for wide fives?
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 11:51 AM   #155
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As far as I know there are only kits for 4 luggers. So youll have to run 4 lugs in the front.
4 lug to 5 lug adapters hit the Caliper so those dont work either.
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http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Wide-5-...bj-lowered.htm

http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Wide-5-...lp-lowered.htm

http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Wide-5-...t-lp-stock.htm


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ok guys here is my stupid question will the stock gas tank fit back in with 8in extender and brace? or will i have to buy another tank?
car is a 73 standard

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Old May 15th, 2014, 09:29 AM   #158
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ok guys here is my stupid question will the stock gas tank fit back in with 8in extender and brace? or will i have to buy another tank?
car is a 73 standard

I have a '72 standard with a DBug brace.. I have 1 inch square tubing under the lip of my tank to raise it, but I THINK that was done because of how my steering column and u-joints fit..

edit: in order to accommodate having the bar stock under the lip of the tank to raise the tank 1 inch, you also have to buy longer bolts..

I'll try and remember to take a pic of two when I get home from work today..
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Old May 15th, 2014, 11:26 AM   #159
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ok guys here is my stupid question will the stock gas tank fit back in with 8in extender and brace? or will i have to buy another tank?
car is a 73 standard
I have an 8 inch beam extender made from some one else, can't remember who PO bought it
Any how the PO put in a round poly tank, one day I'm gonna put the stock tank back in, I believe you may need to raise it up a bit to clear everything, how much I don't know, once the beam extender & brace are on, set the tank in, then turn the steering wheel back & forth raising the tank up until it clears everything

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Old May 15th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #160
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thanks guys i plan on ordering my extender and brace in near future gotta get glass cut for chop first but just wanted to know if i had to add a tank into ever growing order of parts
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Old May 15th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #161
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forgot about the pics until I saw your new post, so here they are :



This one shows the 1 inch square tube I used to support the rear side. It's just resting in place, held by the tank and the clamps, so when I remove the tank I have to grab it or it falls and makes a bunch of noise.. :P



a shot of the passenger side rear bolt.. see why you need longer bolts? :P



The front of my trunk was cut off, so HotRodHeb custom fabricated a wooden shelf out of 1 inch plywood so I can actually put shit in the trunk and not have it fall out :P
It rests on what's left of the metal frame pieces in front of the tank and the tank sits on top of it..
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Old July 26th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #162
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I have a question about the price of the beams and braces.. Since Volksrod shop website no longer shows the prices! What happened to the site?
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I have a question about the price of the beams and braces.. Since Volksrod shop website no longer shows the prices! What happened to the site?
Bottom of his contact page says he's temporarily not taking orders. I'm meeting a guy in an hour to hopefully finally get my 2 year delayed project off the ground, looks like it won't be a volksrod for a while.

update: 7/22/2014
The Products Page and Shopping Cart have been temporarily taken down due to the amazing amount of customer orders. Thank you. Thank you.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #164
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Doug (Volksrod Shop) recently had a death in the family,

He has taken it pretty hard...

Give him a little time to regroup and he'll be back doing the "Fantastic" work that he's know for 👍

Shoot him an email and I'm sure he'll get back with you when he's ready to start up again.


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I hope Doug doesn't mind me posting this on his behalf




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Doug informed me yesterday that he'll be able to take orders next week. he's just ran into some issues. Nice guy. I saw the mojo thread and was shocked to hear what happened. Glad to see things are starting to get back to "normal" He's the only one I feel comfortable buying a beam from
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Old August 7th, 2018, 08:55 PM   #166
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Newbies Ask your Qestions here




Well the title says it all
I would like to call on all the Veteran Volksrodders out there to assist me in answering the many and wide variety of questions out there
The new people coming in Volksrodding are deserving of our knowledge and this will help keep the other threads clean as well when it gets moved to the tech bin

so newbies please ask away

and guys...um please play nice

Read this thread

Beam Extender Install Walkthrough

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29832

and this one too

How to build a volksrod..OFFICIAL NEWBIE GUIDE!!!

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5617
G'day, Can anyone tell me where Dbug41 is located. Cheers. Dero.
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Hi DERO. You can reach Doug at doug.thevrshop@gmail.com he is ( I think) just moving into a new home and it may take him a couple of days to get back to you. If you don't hear from him pretty soon private message me and I'll get the two of you together.
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