chthemonkey
2010-10-11T13:19:39Z
hi
i picked up a good but very dirty with grease and dirt like a crust
i cleaned up the beam thinking there would be some stamps with him saying it was from a 1952 bug so i took of the steering box and started cleaning and found nothing so i started on the steering box and that has 47.01 stamped on and it looks like someones had the top of in the past because the bolts were only half way in. to me it looks like a jan 47 stamp can anyone confirm this . i will get some pics on tonight the works computer wont let me load any pics up.
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chthemonkey
2010-10-11T20:26:00Z
chthemonkey
2010-10-11T20:29:26Z
the top pic is one he sent as you can see covered in c$!p and the bottom pic on my work bench (wheely bin) is the steering box off the beam.
Spooky
2010-10-26T20:46:10Z
I do not believe this is a date code

see here also https://forums.pre67vw.c...aspx?g=posts&t=17819 
Rich Oakley
2010-10-26T22:42:19Z
The beam and steering box appear to be off an Oval or pre-1961 Beetle. It's not a short-shock Split Bug beam.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
chthemonkey
2010-10-27T11:35:05Z
the beam has the longer bumpstop arms and short shock towers and doesent look to have ever been welded or have the locating studs for the steering box and ive seen for sale some 52 beams with short shock towers and some with the larger later style towers so im guessing its from before then as thesambe show stamp codes starting in 1952 and this hasnt got one
Hebster52
2010-11-03T16:04:59Z
Not sure I understood your question.. :lol:

The beam in the first picture is a shortshock beam. The shortshock beams have a "framenumber" stamped in one of the bumpstops.
Hebster52
2010-11-03T16:29:47Z
There's no "nipples" on split beams either.

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Rich Oakley
2010-11-04T23:02:13Z
My mistake. It is a short shock beam. If I stand on my head and view the first picture, it definitely is a short shock one.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
chthemonkey
2010-11-05T08:13:56Z
I'll have a look at the bump stop arms i havernt cleaned the s$!t off that area yet and let you know what i find
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