vwhelmot
2009-06-19T14:27:51Z
Hi
My 56 judson oval is a joy to drive as it is, but should i refit the stock suspension. I have been thinking about it for a while. What do you think?
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pre67vw
2009-06-19T15:27:30Z
Welcome to the forum, if you're serious about raising it back up then you've come to the right place 😎 :lol:

Lowered Beetles are a pain to live with, they scrape when you hit pot holes sometimes giving you and your passengers a real jolt. Then there are mult-story car parks, speed bumps etc. This is from experience 😳 Your VW will be so much easier to live with if you raise it back to stock.

Do it, do it now :beer:

Very cool car by the way :d
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
Hawker
2009-06-19T18:09:34Z
VW built the Beetle in Europe for the best part of 40 years. If they were better lowered, then VW would have done it. Lowered Beetles are horrendous to drive. Put it back to standard and enjoy a real Beetle.
55Kab
2009-06-19T18:35:27Z
vwhelmot wrote:

should i refit the stock suspension. I have been thinking about it for a while. What do you think?



Joining this forum and asking that is a silly question... :wink:

As Rob says, cool car, and if you've been thinking about it for a while then I think you know you want to! To the garage then... :lol:



55Kab
2009-06-19T18:37:35Z
Hawker wrote:

VW built the Beetle in Europe for the best part of 40 years. If they were better lowered, then VW would have done it



While that is true, like it or not, the State of California has also been refining them for the best part of 40 years...!!! :wink: :lol: :lol:

GKL 7
2009-06-19T19:15:39Z
pre67vw wrote:


Lowered beetles
This is from experience



Yes i'd noticed.
Still not beyond a little modification these days either:wink:
pre67vw
2009-06-19T19:42:23Z
Originally Posted by: ' 



Yes i'd noticed.
Still not beyond a little modification these days either:wink:



I still find it odd when people make comments like this about me, I'm still a hot-rodder at heart. 😎 I guess the forum has grown into something much stricter than I am...
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2009-06-19T19:58:20Z
Pulling 'yer leg Rob.

WELDED ON roof rack:wink: Still makes me laugh months later.

pre67vw
2009-06-19T20:05:44Z
I thought you were referring to my cabrio.. 12V, dual circuit brakes, wrong wheel colours, incorrect licence light - the list goes on and on 😛
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2009-06-19T20:28:41Z
pre67vw wrote:

I thought you were referring to my cabrio.. 12V, dual circuit brakes, wrong wheel colours, incorrect licence light - the list goes on and on 😛



NO.:roll:
I ignore that, it was built after 1953:lol: :lol: :lol:
54 Gertie
2009-06-19T21:02:09Z
pre67vw wrote:

dual circuit brakes



That is one mod that does make sense! Unless your underneath looking at the master cylinder it will look stock! 😎

The brake fluid reservoir will be mainly for show but hey ho'! :lol:
William
55Kab
2009-06-19T21:09:20Z
pre67vw wrote:

I'm still a hot-rodder at heart. 😎



And good to hear it! :wink: :beer:

Everyone's got a modified bone in their body, even George :lol: and dare I say it...Anna too...Shhhhhhhhhh :lol: :lol:

55Kab
2009-06-19T21:12:04Z
54 Gertie wrote:

The brake fluid reservoir will be mainly for show



Now that idea sounds familiar :lol:

54 Gertie
2009-06-19T21:16:37Z
55Kab wrote:



and dare I say it...Anna too...Shhhhhhhhhh :lol: :lol:



Runs for cover..........[-x :lol:
William
pre67vw
2009-06-19T21:28:03Z
54 Gertie wrote:



That is one mod that does make sense! Unless your underneath looking at the master cylinder it will look stock! 😎

The brake fluid reservoir will be mainly for show but hey ho'! :lol:



I actually got a '67 only reservoir that sits in the front where the old one was 😎
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2009-06-19T21:36:20Z
55Kab wrote:


Everyone's got a modified bone in their body, even George.



Yeah!but when i vent it, Rob bans me.
You just can't win.

WATCH THIS and see:lol:
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54 Gertie
2009-06-19T21:57:58Z
Originally Posted by: ' 



Yeah!but when i vent it, Rob bans me.
You just can't win.

WATCH THIS and see:lol:



Can we have a sort of "confessional" section where we can post cars that we like but really shouldnt? :wink:
William
55Kab
2009-06-19T23:08:31Z
54 Gertie wrote:

Can we have a sort of "confessional" section where we can post cars that we like but really shouldnt? :wink:



I think that's a cool idea Will. Whadya think Rob?

Although many don't like the lowered, negative cambered and narrowed beam cars, one thing you have to commend is the fastigious approach the real pros take to getting period details correct. 20 years ago you still got the lowered and negative camber etc but all the period stuff was ripped off and thrown over the nearest hedge! :lol: That said I still love that b289 period as it played a huge, huge part in how the quality of ALL cars are turned out today.

64rotbox
2009-06-20T02:36:51Z
Get it up, L... That front beam would be much more useful on my '64, anyway.
You can call me Al.
Hebster52
2009-06-20T13:02:24Z
Hmm. Doesn't look like you have that much negative chamber on the rear. I think it looks like the engine and transmission is raised too in that case?