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Fw: Fw: [T3] Rear drums





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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Glen" <simonglen@bigpond.com>
> To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: [T3] Rear drums
>
>
> >
> >
> >
> > I used to own a 1971 Volkswagen 181 ("Thing" in USA) with swing axles
and
> > reduction gears.  At one stage I had to rebuild the braking system.  I
> could
> > not get 181 parts here in Australia because these vehicles have never
been
> > marketed here but I soon found out that the front and rear brake
cylinders
> and
> > shoes were identical to those on swing axle Type 3s and that solved my
> > problem.  So, I suspect that there is a strong possibility that 181
drums
> just
> > might fit on a swing axle Type 3 .
> >
> > And, if you could get hold of a complete 181 transaxle and reduction
> gears, you
> > might have a very nice off-road Type 3 !!!???  My VW 181 also had the
> optional
> > locking differential.
> >
> I don't remember the US 181's ever having the reduction gears. All that I
> ever saw had IRS. They did have a higher ground clearance due to different
> suspension geometry. The front ends had some type-2 parts, and the rear
> brake shoes may have been type-3. It has been almost 30 years since I
worked
> on one. Maybe someone has access to a type-181 parts manual.
>
> Russ Wolfe
> russw@classicvw.org
> http://www.classicvw.org/
>
>

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